d. 287.—Aot of parliament. A statute, law, or edict, made by the British sovereign, with the advice and consent of tbe lords spiritual and temporal, and the commons, in par-liament assembled. Acts of parliament form the leges script#, i. e., the written laws of the-kingdom.—Aot of providence. An accident against which ordinary skill and foresight could not guard. McCoy v. Danley, 20 Pa. 01. 57 Am. Dec. 680. Equivalent to “act of God,” see supra.—Aot of sale. In Louisiana law. An official record of a sale of property, made-by a notary who writes down the agreement of the parties as stated by them, and which is then signed by the parties and attested by witnesses. Hodge v. Palms. 117 Fed. 396, 54 C. C. A. 570. —Act of settlement. Tbe statute (12 & 13 Wm. III. c. 2) limiting the crown to the Princess Sophia of Hanover, and to the heirs of her body being Protestants.—Act of state. An act done by the sovereiah power of a country, oh by its delegate, within the limits of the power vested in him. An act of state cannot be questioned or made the subject of legal pro-ceedings in a court of law.—Act of snprom-acy. The statute (1 Eliz. c. 1) by which the supremacy of the British crown in ecclesiastical matters within the realm was declared and established.—Act of uniformity. In English law. The statute of 13 & 14 Car. II. c. 4, en-acting that the book of common prayer, as then recently revised, Bhould be used in every parish church and other place of oublic worship, and otherwise ordaining a uniformity in religious services, etc. 3 Steph. Comm. 104.—Act of union. In English law. The statute of 5 Anne, c. 8, by which the articles of union between the two kingdoms of England and Scot-land were ratified and confirmed. 1 Bl. Comm. 97.—Private aot. A statute operating only upon particular persons and private concerns, and of which the courts are not bound to take notice. Unity v. Burrage. 103 U. 8. 454, 26 L. Ed. 405; Fall Brook Coal Co. v. Lynch, 47 How. Prac. (N. ¥.) 520; Sasser v. Martin, 101 Ga. 447. 29 S. E. 278.—Pnblio aot. A uni-versal rule or law that regards the whole com-munity, and of which the courts of law are bound to take notice judicially and ex officio without its being particularly pleaded. 1 Bl. Comm. 86. See People v. Chautauqua County, 43 N. Y. 10; Sasser v. Martin. 101 Ga. 447, 29 S. E. 278; Bank of Newberry v. Greenville & C. R. Co.. 9 Rich. Law (S. C.) 496; People v. Bellet, 99 Mich. 151, 57 N. W. 1094, 22 L. R. A. 696, 41 Am. St. Ren. 589: Holt v. Blr-mingham, 111 Ala. 369, 19 South. 735