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110 FRIENDLY SOCIETIES.
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Provided , that no member shall subscribe or contract for an annuity exceeding thirty pounds _joer annumor a sum payable on death
or on . any other contingency , exceeding , two hundred pounds : , And if such persons so intending to form and establish such
Society shall transmit rules for the government , guidance , and regulation of the same , to the registrar aforesaid , and shall obtain his
certificate that the same are in conformity with law as hereinafter mentionedthen the said Society shall be deemed to be fully formed
, and established from the date of the said certificate . X . In any Society in which a sum of money may be insured
payable on the death of a child under ten years of age , it shall not be lawful to pay any sum for the funeral expenses of such child , except
upon production of a _co _~ py of the entry in the register of deaths , signed by the registrar of the district in which the child shall have
died ; and if such entry shall not state that the cause of death has been certified by a qualified medical practitioner , or by a coroner ,
a certificate signed by a qualified medical practitioner , stating the probable cause of death , shall be required , and it shall not be
lawful in that case to pay any sum without such certificate ; and no trustee or officer of any Society upon an insurance of a sum payable
for the funeral expenses of any such child , made after the passing of this Actshall knowingly pay a sum which shall raise the whole
, fdneral amount receivable of from a child one ¦ under or more the than of one _& ve Society to for a sum the expenses age
years exceeding six pounds , or of a child between five and ten years to a sum exceeding ten pounds ; and any such trustee or officer who
shall make any such payment otherwise than as aforesaid , or who shall pay any sum without endorsing the amount which he shall
pay on the back or at the foot of the _cojDy of entry signed by the said registrarshall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fi . ve pounds
, for every such offence , upon conviction thereof before two justices of the county or borough in which such death shall have taken place :
The said registrar shall be entitled to receive , upon delivery of such copy of entry , for the _jDurpose of receiving money from a Friendly
Society , a fee of one shilling , and it shall not be lawful for him to deliver more than one such copy for such purpose , except by the
order of a justice of the peace . XI . And whereas many provident , benevolent , and charitable
institutions and Societies are formed and may be formed for the purpose of relieving the physical wants and necessities of persons
ing in poor classes circumstances or for granting , or for improving pensionsor the for dwellings providing of 1 habitations the
laborfor the members , or other persons elected , by them , and it is expedient to afford protection to the funds thereof : be it enactedthat if
, two copies of the rules of any such institution or Society , and from time to time the like copies of any alterations or amendments made
in the same , signed by three members and the , Secretary thereof ,
shall be transmitted to the registrar aforesaid * such registrar shall ,
110 Friendly Societies.
110 FRIENDLY SOCIETIES .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Oct. 1, 1860, page 110, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01101860/page/38/