The Stage-Carriages Act,1861
Section 1. Definition of stage-carriage
Every carriage drawn by one or more horses which shall ordinarily be used for the purpose of conveying passengers for hire to or from any place in the States, shall, without regard to the form or construction of such carriage, be deemed to be a stage-carriage within the meaning of this Act.
1. Proviso to s.1 which read: “Provided that this Act shall not apply to carriages not ordinarily used for journeys of a greater distance than twenty miles” rep. by Act 1 of 1898, s.2.