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Bill Number1366Session1783
Title For the more effectual discovery and prosecuting offenders called houghers, and for the support and maintenance of soldiers or other persons houghed, maimed and disabled by such offenders.
Variant Title(s) To give better protection to soldiers and others against the barbarous practice of houghing. [8 Mar.]
Initial Bill Stages
Originating Body Commons
Leave or Order 8 Mar 1784Leave or Order to Honourable General Luttrell [1285]
Presented 26 Mar 1784Presented by Honourable General Luttrell [1285]
2nd Reading & Committed 30 Mar 1784   
Reported 3 Apr 1784Reported by Honourable General Luttrell [1285]
Sent to Other House 8 Apr 17842nd House Reporter Charles Wilkinson Jones Viscount Ranelagh [4050]
Sent to Chief Governor 21 Apr 1784   
Privy Council Stages
Received & Referred to Law Officers3 May 1784 
Petition to English Privy Council None 
Decision of the English Privy Council Approved 
Engrossed 5 May 1784 
Returned Bill Stages
Royal Assent 14 May 1784 
Statute Number 23 & 24 George III c.56
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