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Bill Number1575Session1798
Title To amend an act passed in the 23rd and 24th years of the reign of his present majesty, entitled, an act to secure the liberty of the press, by preventing the abuses arising from the publication of traitorous, seditious, false and slanderous libels by persons unknown.
Initial Bill Stages
Originating Body Commons
Leave or Order 24 Feb 1798Leave or Order to Arthur Wolfe Attorney General [2243]
Presented 1 Mar 1798Presented by Arthur Wolfe Attorney General [2243]
2nd Reading & Committed 2 Mar 1798   
Reported 7 Mar 1798Reported by Right Honourable Corry [0497]
Sent to Other House 19 Mar 17982nd House Reporter John Dawson Earl of Portarlington [0589]
Sent to Chief Governor 24 Mar 1798   
Privy Council Stages
Received & Referred to Law Officers25 Mar 1798 
Petition to English Privy Council None 
Decision of the English Privy Council Approved 
Engrossed 30 Mar 1798 
Returned Bill Stages
Royal Assent 4 Apr 1798 
Statute Number 38 George III c.7
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