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An Act for Erecting a Gaol for Dundee
25th July 1834

This Act was presented in the reign of King William IV, for the erection and maintenance of a Gaol, for the Royal Burgh of Dundee, to replace the gaol which was inconveniently situated in the upper part of the Town House.

A meeting was called to appoint commissioners, who in turn would have power to appoint committees to decide the site of the gaol which should be provided by the Town Council. The Police Commission should contribute funds towards the new gaol.