Acts Of Parliament. An Act For Continuing For Twenty-one Years, And From Thence To The End Of The Then Next Session Of Parliament, The Term And Altering And Enlarging The Powers Of An Act, Passed In The Thirteenth Years Of The Reign Of His Present Majesty King George The Third, Intituled ‘ An Act For For Enlarging The Term And Powers Of Three Acts, Passed In The First, Ninth, And Twenty-second Years Of The Reign Of His Late Majesty King George The Second, For Repairing And Enlarging The Road Leading From The House Called The Sign Of The Bells, In The Parish Of Saint Margaret, In Rochester, To Maidstone, And Other Roads Therein Mentioned, In The County Of Kent. 1799.


Disbound act. Some wear to page edges but otherwise a good copy.






Item Description

Folio. 8.25 x 13.25 inches. 6 + [2] pp.


Decorated by headpiece vignette and by initial.


A further Act to enlarge and repair the roads between Rochester and Maidstone, following the original Act of 1727, which led to the establishment of the Turnpike Trust in 1728 and subsequent Acts, including that of 1773. The Act states that the Trustees are having difficulty in repaying their borrowings of 'considerable Sums of Money on the Credit of the Tolls authorized,' It therefore appoints several additional trustees and and allows tolls to be collected up to twice a day, instead of only once a day by the same person as previously authorised, and enacts other provisions to protect and possibly enhance, the revenues of the Trust.

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