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thereupon commence, before-the Northern Circuit, to be holden in May this present Year, whereby there appeared a Necessity of superseding the said Circuit;'
Judges indemnified for not performing the Circuit Court.
Be it there are enacted by the Authority aforesaid,"That the judges of the Court of Justiciary, and all and every, other Person and Persons therein concerned, are hereby indemnified for their not performing the said Circuit, as by the fore-cited Act they were obliged to do; any thing in the same Act, or in any other Law or Statute to the contrary notwithstanding.
XX. And whereas a Doubt hath arisen with respect to the Shire of Dunbatain, what Part thereof was intended to be disarmed by the first—recited Act made in the First Year of his late Majesty King George, and intended to be carried into further Execution by the present Act; Be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid,
Parts of Dunbartian to be disarmed.
that such Parts of the said Shire of Dnnbartain, as lie upon the East, West and North, Sides of Lochlomond, to the Northward of that Point where the Water of Leven runs from, Lochlomond, are and were intended to be disarmed by the aforesaid Act, and are comprehended and subject to the Directions of this Act.
XXI. And whereas it is of great Importance to prevent the rising Generation being educated in disaffected or rebellious Principles, and although sufficient Provision is already made by Law for the due Regulation of the Teachers in the Four Universities, and in the publick Schools authorized by Law in the Royal Burghs and Country Parishes in Scotland, it is further necessary, that all Persons who take upon them to officiate as Mailers or Teachers in Private Schools, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, should give Evidence of their goodto his Majesty's Person and Government;' Be it therefore enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That from and after the first Day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty-six, it shall not be lawful for any Person in Scotland to keep a Private School for teaching English, Latin, Greek or any Part of Literature, or to officiate as a Master or Teacher in such School, or any School for Literature, other than those in the Universities, or established in the respective Royal Burghs by publick Authority, or the Parochial Schools settled according to Law, or the Schools maintained by the Society in Scotland for propagating Christian Knowledge, or by the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland, or Committees thereof, upon the Bounty granted by his Majesty,
Situation, &c. of private schools to be registered; with a certificate of the master having qualified.
until the Situation and Description of such Private School be first entered and registered in a Book, which shall be provided and kept for that Purpose by the Clerks of the several Shires, Stewartries and Burghs in Scotland together with a Certificate from the proper Oficer, of every such Matter and Teacher having qualified himself, by taking the Oaths appointed by Law to be taken by Persons in Offices of pulick Trust in Scotland;
His Majesty &c. to be prayed for by Name
and every such Master and Teacher of a Private School shall be obliged, and is hereby required, as often as Prayers shall be said in such School, to pray, or cause to be prayed for, in express Words, his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, by Name, and for all the Royal Family; and if any Person shall, from and after the said first Day of Novemebr, presume to enter upon, or excercise the Function or Office of a Maater or Teacher of any auch Private School as ahall not have been registered in Manner herein directed, or without having first qualified himself, and caused the Certificate to be registwered as above-mentioned; or in case he shall neglect to pray for his Majesty by Name, and all the Royal Family, or to cause them to be prayed for as herein directed;
Masters not to resort to unlicensed Meeting-houses
or in case he shall resort to, or attend Divine Worship in any Episcopal Meeting-house not allowed by the Law;
every Person so offending in any of the Premisies, being thereof lawfully convicted before any two or more Justices of Peace, or before any other Judge competent of the Place summarily, shall, for the first Offence, suffer Imprisonment for the Space of six Months; and for the second, or any subsequent Offence, being thereof lawfully convicted before the Court of Justiciary, or in one osthe Circuit Courts, shall be adjudged to be transported, and accordingly shall be transported tosome of his Majesty's Plantations in interim for Life; and in case any Person adjudged to be transported shall return into, or be found in Great Britain,then every such Person shall suffer Imprisonment for Life.
Parents, &c. sending Children to unregistered schools. &c.
XXII. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That if any Parent or Guardian shall put a Child or Children under his Care to any Private School that shall not be registered according to the Directions of this Act, or whereof the principal Master or Teacher shall not have registered the Certificate of his having qualified himself as herein directed, every such Parent or Guardian so offending, and being thereof lawfully convicted before any two or more Justices of Peace, or before any other Judge competent of the Place summarily, shall,
for the first Offence, be liable to suffer Imprisonment by the pace of three Months; and for the second or any subsequent Offence, being thereof lawfully convicted before the Court of Justiciary, or in any—of the Circuit Courts, shall suffer Imprisonment for the Space of two Years from the Date of such Conviction.
XXIII. And whereas by an Act passed in the Parliament of Scotland, in the Year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and ninety-three, all Chaplains in Families, and Governors and Teachers of Children and Youth, were obliged to take the Oaths of Allegiance and Assitance therein directed; and there may be some Doubt, whether by the Laws, as they stand at present, they are obliged to take all the Oaths appointed to be taken by Persons in Offices of publick Trust in Scotland:' Therefore be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That
Chaplains, &c. in Families to take the Oaths;
from and after the first Day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty-six, no Person shall exercise the Employment, Function, or Service of a Chaplain, in, any Family in that Part of Grant Britain get called Stat/and, or of a Governor, Tutor, or Teacher of any Child, Children or Youth, residing in in Scotland, or in Parts beyond the Seas, without first qualifying himself, by taking the Oaths appointed