hereas, by the operation of various laws, His Majesty's Subjects professing the Jewish Religion are subject to certain restraints and disabilities: AND whereas it is expedient that the same should be removed, and the Subjects of His Majesty professing the Jewish Religion be placed in the same state and condition, as to all civil rights and privileges, as His Majesty's Roman Catholic subjects;
May it therefore please Your MAJESTY,
That it be Enacted, and may it be enacted, by the KING'S most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, THAT from and after the passing of this Act, it shall be lawful for any of His Majesty's subjects professing the Jewish religion to have and enjoy all such and the same civil rights, franchises and privileges, and to hold, exercise and possess such and the same offices, places, employments, trusts and confidences as the subjects of His Majesty professing the Roman Catholic religion are now by law able and competent to have, enjoy, hold, exercise and possess, and under the same restrictions: Provided always, That His Majesty's subjects professing the Jewish religion shall in all cases in which His Majesty's Roman Catholic subjects are by law so required to do, take, in the form and manner and under the modifications hereinafter mentioned, and subscribe the Oaths set forth and appointed in and by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, " An Act for the Relief of His Majesty's Roman Catholic Subjects," and make and subscribe the Declaration prescribed by an Act passed in the ninth year of His present Majesty's reign, intituled, " An Act for repealing so much of several Acts as impose the necessity of receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper as a Qualification for certain Offices and Employments."
Provided always, and be it further Enacted, That when any of His Majesty's subjects professing the Jewish religion shall take the said Oaths or subscribe the said Declaration, the words " on the true faith of a Christian " shall be omitted.
And be it Enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That whenever any of His Majesty's subjects professing the Jewish religion shall at any time hereafter present himself or be required to take the said Oaths appointed and set forth in and by the said Act passed in the said last Session of Parliament, or any other Oath or Oaths, all the said Oaths shall be administered to and taken by such person professing the Jewish religion in like manner as Jews are admitted to be sworn to give evidence in courts of Justice; and the same shall be deemed a sufficient and lawful taking of such Oaths on all occasions whatsoever.
Abrahams, Israel. "The Text of Mr. Robert Grant's Bill, 1830."Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England, 6 (1908-10): 250-53.
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