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Sect. 25, as to malice against the owner, (vide sup. 191,) applies.

Also sect. 26, as to accessaries, and 27, as to the mode and place of imprisonment, (vide sup. 191, 192).

48. Injuring Public Bridges. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV.c. 30, s. 13, “if any person shall “ unlawfully and maliciously pull down, or in anywise “ destroy any public bridge, or do any injury with intent, “ and so as thereby to render such bridge, or any part “ thereof, dangerous or impassable,” every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for life, or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding four years; and if a male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit), in addition to such imprisonment.

Sect. 25, as to malice against the owner, (vide sup. 191,) · applies.

Also sect. 26, as to accessaries, and 27, as to the mode and place of imprisonment, (vide sup. 191, 192).

49. Destroying Turnpike Gates and Toll-houses.

By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 30, s. 14, “ if any person shall “ unlawfully and maliciously throw down, level or other“ wise destroy, in whole or in part, any turnpike-gate, or “ any wall, chain, rail, post, bar or other fence belonging “ to any turnpike-gate, or set up or erected to prevent passengers passing by without paying any toll directed to be “ paid by any act or acts of parliament relating thereto, or “ any house, building or weighing engine erected for the “ better collection, ascertainment or security of any such “ toll,” every such offender shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be punished accordingly.

Sect. 25, as to malice against the owner, (vide sup. 191,)

applies.

Also sect. 27, as to the mode and place of imprisonment, (vide sup. 191, 192).

50. Destroying Fish Ponds and Mill Ponds, fc. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 30, s. 15, “ if any person shall “ unlawfully and maliciously break down or otherwise de“stroy the dam of any fish-pond or of any water which “ shall be private property, or in which there shall be any “ private right of fishery, with intent thereby to take or “ destroy any of the fish in such pond or water, or so as “ thereby to cause the loss or destruction of any of the “ fish, or shall unlawfully and maliciously put any lime or “ other noxious material in any such pond or water, with “ intent thereby to destroy any of the fish therein, or shall “ unlawfully and maliciously break down or otherwise de“ stroy the dam of any mill-pond,” every such offender shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for the term of seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, and if a male to be once, twice or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit), in addition to such imprisonment.

Sect. 25, as to malice against the owner, (vide sup. 191,) applies.

Also sect. 27, as to the mode and place of imprisonment, (vide sup. 191, 192).

51. Killing or wounding Cattle. By 17 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 30, s. 16, “ if any person shall “ unlawfully and maliciously kill, maim or wound any “ cattle,” every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for life or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for

any term not exceeding four years, and if a male to be once, twice or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit), in addition to such imprisonment.

Sect. 25, as to malice against the owner, (vide sup. 191,) applies.

Also sect. 26, as to accessaries, and 27, as to the mode and place of imprisonment, (vide supra, 191, 192).

52. Setting Fire to Stacks of Corn, fc. Crops of Corn,

&c. Woods or Heath, fc. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 30, s. 17, "if any person shall “ unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any stack of corn, “ grain, pulse, straw, hay or wood,” every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall suffer death as a felon.

“And if any person shall unlawfully and maliciously set “ fire to any crop of corn, grain or pulse, whether standing “ or cut down, or to any part of a wood, coppice or planta“tion of trees, or to any heath, gorze, furze or fern where“soever the same may be growing,” every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for the term of seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years; and if a male to be once, twice or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit), in addition to such imprisonment.

Sect. 25, as to malice against the owner, (vide sup. 191,) applies.

Also sect. 26, as to accessaries, and 27, as to the mode and place of imprisonment, (vide sup. 191, 192).

53. Destroying Hop-binds. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 30, s. 18, “ if any person shall un“ lawfully and maliciously cut or otherwise destroy any " hop-binds growing on poles in any plantation of hops,” every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and being

convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for life, or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding four years, and if a male to be once, twice or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit), in addition to such imprisonment.

Sect. 25, as to malice against the owner, (vide sup. 191,) applies.

Also sect. 26, as to accessaries, and 27, as to the mode and place of imprisonment, (vide sup. 191, 192).

54. Damaging Trees, fc. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 30, s. 19, “ if any person shall “ unlawfully and maliciously cut, break, bark, root up or “ otherwise destroy or damage the whole or any part of “ any tree, sapling or shrub, or any underwood respectively “ growing in any park, pleasure-ground, garden, orchard “ or avenue, or in any ground adjoining or belonging to “ any dwelling-house,” every such offender (in case the amount of the injury done shall exceed the sum of £1) shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be transported beyond the seas for the term of seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, and if a male to be once, twice or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the Court shall so think fit), in addition to such imprisonment.

And “if any person shall unlawfully and maliciously “cut, break, bark, root up or otherwise destroy or damage “ the whole or any part of any tree, sapling or shrub, or “ any underwood respectively growing elsewhere than in any of the situations herein-before mentioned,” every such offender (in case the amount of the injury done shall exceed the sum of £5) shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable to any of the punishments which the court may award for the felony hereinbefore last mentioned.

Sect. 25, as to malice against the owner, (vide sup. 191,) applies.

Also sect. 96, as to accessaries, and 27, as to the mode and place of imprisonment, (vide sup. 191, 192).

By sect. 20,“ if any person shall unlawfully and mali“ ciously cut, break, bark, root up or otherwise destroy “ or damage the whole or any part of any tree, sapling or “ shrub, or any underwood, wheresoever the same may be respectively growing, the injury done being to the amount “ of 1s. at the least,” every such offender, being convicted before a justice of the peace, shall, for the first offence, forfeit, besides the value of the injury done, a sum not exceeding £5, and, on a second conviction, be committed to the common gaol or house of correction and kept to hard labour not exceeding twelve calendar months, and (in case of conviction before two justices) be further ordered to be whipped; and in case of a subsequent offence he shall be deemed guilty of felony and liable to any of the punishments which the court may award for the felony herein-before last mentioned.

Sect. 25 (sup. 191,) applies; and sects. 26, 27 (sup. 191, 192,) where the offence amounts to felony.

55. Destroying Plants, Fruits, fc. By 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 30, s. 21, “ if any person shall “ unlawfully and maliciously destroy, or damage with intent “ to destroy, any plant, root, fruit or vegetable production “ growing in any garden, orchard, nursery-ground, hot“ house, green-house or conservatory,” every such offender, being convicted thereof before a justice of the peace, shall either be committed to the common gaol or house of correction, there to be imprisoned, with or without hard labour, not exceeding six calendar months, or shall forfeit, besides the value of the injury done, a sum not exceeding £20; and on the second offence shall be guilty of felony, and liable to be transported for seven years, or imprisoned not exceeding two years, and if a male, to be once, twice or

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