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liable to, in case the same were respectively enquired of, tried, heard, determined, and adjudged, within any of his Majesty's Islands, Plantations, Colonies, or Dominions, by virtue of any Commission made according to the Directions of the aforesaid Acts of the Forty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Years of his present Majesty, or either of them; any Statute, Law, or Usage to the

contrary notwithstanding. s. 2. Not to affect the Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall repeal provisions of

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Persons forging The Statute 59 G. 3. c. 65. “ for raising a Sum of Money lottery tickets, certificates, oror. by Lotteries” enacts (s. 11.) that if any person or persons shall

ing forge or counterfeit, or cause or procure to be forged or counsame knowing them to be terfeited, or willingly act or assist in the forging or counterfeitforged, guilty of felony without

ing any Ticket or Tickets, Certificate or Certificates, Order or

ang any cke o clergy. Orders, made forth by virtue of this present Act, or alter any

Number, Figure, Word, or Letter therein, or knowingly utter, vend, barter, or dispose of any such false, altered, forged, or counterfeited Ticket or Tickets, Certificate or Certificates, Order or Orders, or shall bring any such forged or counterfeited Ticket, Certificate, or Order, or any such Ticket, Certificate, or Order, the Number whereof, or any Figure, Word, or Letter therein, shall have been altered (knowing the same to be forged, counterfeited, or altered), to the said Managers and Directors or any of them, or to the Cashier or Cashiers or Accountant General of the Bank of England for the time being, or to any other person or persons whatsoever, with a fraudulent Intention, or shall willingly aid, abet, assist, hire, or command any person or persons to commit any such Offence or Offences as aforesaid, then and in every such Case, all and every such person or persons, being thereof convicted in due Form of Law, shall be adjudged a Felon, and shall suffer Death as in Cases of Felony without Benefit of Clergy; and the said Managers and Directors, or any Two or more of them, are hereby authorized, required, and empowered to cause any person or persons bringing or uttering such forged or counterfeited Ticket or Tickets, Certificate or Certificates, Order or Orders as aforesaid, or aiding, abetting, assisting, hiring, or commanding any person or persons therein, to be apprehended, and to commit him, her, or

them to his Majesty's Gaol of Newgate, or to the Common Gaol of the County or Place where such person or persons shall be so apprehended, to be proceeded against for the said Felony according to Law. If any person or persons who shall commit any such Offence or Offenders (not

in prison) disOffences as aforesaid, or be aiding, abetting, assisting, hiring, covering peror commanding any person or persons therein, shall afterwards sons guilty, to (being out of prison) discover any one or more person or persons and sol. reward. who already have or hereafter shall commit, or be aiding, abetting, or concerned in any such Offence or Offences as aforesaid, so as such person or persons so discovered be lawfully convicted of the same, such Discoverer shall have, and is hereby entitled to his Majesty's most gracious Pardon for such his or her Offences; and moreover shall be entitled to a Reward of Fifty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain for every such Offender so convicted, to be paid out of the Monies arising by virtue of this Act, or any other the Aids or Supplies granted in this Session of Parliament, immediately upon such Conviction as aforesaid. s. 11.

Provided always, that no Attainder for any of the Offences Corruption of aforesaid shall make or work any Corruption of Blood, Loss of blood Dower, or Disherison of Heirs. s. 13. If any person or persons shall forge or counterfeit, or cause or Persons counter

- feiring shares or procure to be forged or counterfeited, or shall willingly act or assist in the forging or counterfeiting any Share or Shares, agreements

therefore, in Chance or Chances, or any Agreement or Agreements for any the lottery, or Share or Shares, Chance or Chances respectively, of any Ticket knowingly

uttering same, or Tickets in any Lottery to be drawn in pursuance of this Act; guilty of felony or alter any Number, Figure, Word, Letter, or Stamp therein without clergy. or thereon ; or shall knowingly utter, vend, barter, or dispose of any such forged, counterfeited, or altered Share or Shares, Chance or Chances, or Agreement or Agreements for any Share or Shares, 'Chance or Chances of any Ticket or Tickets, with Intent to defraud any person or persons; then and in every such. Case all and every person and persons so offending, and being thereof duly convicted, shall be adjudged guilty of Felony, and suffer as a Felon. 59 G. 3. c. 65. S. 43.

By s. 61. no attainder for any Offence hereby made Felony, shall make or work any Corruption of Blood, Loss of Dower, or Disherison of Heirs.

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LARCENY AND ROBBERY. Persons stealing Every person who shall, after the passing of this Act, steal any lottery

or share or take by Robbery any Ticket or Tickets, or any Share declared guilty of or Shares, or Chance or Chances of any Ticket or Tickets

made, shared, or issued under the Authority of this Act, being the Property of any person or persons, or of any Corporation, shall be deemed and construed to be guilty of Felony of the same nature and in the same degree, with or without the Benefit of Clergy, in the same manner as if such Offender or Offenders had stolen or taken by Robbery any other Goods or Chattels of like Value with the Ticket or Tickets, Share or Shares, Chance or Chances, which shall have been so stolen or taken by Robbery; and such Offender shall suffer such Punishment as he or she should or might have done if he or she had stolen other Goods of the like Value; any Law to the contrary notwithstanding. 59 G. 3. c. 65. s. 60.

Provided that no Attainder for any Offence hereby made Fe lony shall make or work any Corruption of Blood, Loss of Dower, or Disherison of Heirs. s. 61.

SLAVE TRADE. The Statute 59 G. 3. c. 97. which is intituled « An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act made in the Forty-sixth Year of his Majesty's Reign [46 G. 3. c. 54.] to the Trial of Offences committed in Africa against the Laws for abolishing the Slave Trade;" recites that by that Act “it is enacted, that all Treasons, Piracies, Felonies, Robberies, Murders, Conspiracies, and other Offences of what nature or kind soever, committed upon the Sea or in any Haven, River, Creek, or Place where the Admirals or Admiral have Power, Authority, or Jurisdiction, may be inquired of, heard, determined, and adjudged according to the Common Course of the Laws of this Realm used for Offences committed upon the Land within this Realm, and not otherwise, in any of his Majesty's Islands, Plantations, Colonies, Dominions, Forts, or Factories, under and by virtue of the King's Commission or Commissioners under the Great Seal of Great Britain, to be directed to any such Four or more discreet Persons as the Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, Lord Keeper, or Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal of Great Britain for the time being, shall from time to time think fit to appoint; and that the said Commissioners or any three of them

shall have such and the like Powers and Authorities for the Trial of all such Murders, Treasons, Piracies, Felonies, Conspiracies, and other Offences, within any such Islands, Plantations, Colonies, Dominions, Forts, or Factories, as any Commissioners appointed or to be appointed according to the Directions of the Statute of the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, (1) by any Law or Laws now in force, have or would have for the Trial of the said Offences within this Realm ;” and that “ by an Act made in the Fifty-first Year of His Majesty's Reign, [51 Geo. 3. C. 23. See page 941 of this Work], the carrying away or removing from any Part of Africa of any person or persons whatsoever as a Slave or Slaves, and the wilfully shipping, embarking, receiving, detaining, or confining on board any Ship,

V essel,or Boat, any person or persons for the purpose of his or their being so carried away or removed, and divers other Offences against that Act and other Acts for abolishing the Slave Trade, are declared respectively to be Felonies and Misdemeanors, and the Offenders, their Aiders and Abettors, are respectively made liable to such Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, as are therein mentioned and provided; but the Provisions thereby made for the Trial of such Felonies and Misdemeanors, when committed by British Subjects in Africa, have been found to be inconvenient and ineffectual;” and that “by an Act made in the Fifty eighth Year of his Majesty's Reign, [58 Geo. 3. c. 98. See page 948 of this Work], it is enacted, that all Offences declared by the said Act of the Fifty-first Year of his Majesty's Reign to be Felonies or Misdemeanors, committed or which shall be committed on the High Seas, or in any Port, Sea, Creek, or Place where the Admiral has Jurisdiction, may be inquired of, tried, and determined under and by virtue of any Commission already issued, or hereafter to be issued, according to the Directions of the said recited Act of the Forty-sixth Year of his Majesty's Reign;" and that “ Offences which by the said recited Act of the Fifty-first Year of his Majesty's Reign, are declared to be Felonies or Misdemeanors, have been or may be committed by British Subjects in Africa, either on Shore or in Rivers, or other places where the Admiral has no Jurisdiction, and it may be impossible in such Cases to bring the Offenders to Justice under any of the said recited Acts, or any other Laws now in being, without great Inconvenience, Expence, and Delay;" and then enacts, that each and every Offence declared by the said

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23. or Misdemeanor, committed or which shall be committed by felonies or mis- any Subject or Subjects of his Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, in denreanors, committed by any of Africa, or in any of the Rivers, Ports, or Harbours thereof, not

y's being a place where the Admiral has Jurisdiction, and not being subjects in Africa, not being within the Local Jurisdiction of any Ordinary Court of a British

- Colony or Settlement in Africa competent to try such Offence, admiral, &c. may be inquired of, tried, and determined under and by virtue may be tried by commission,

s of any Commission already issued, or hereafter to be issued, agreeably to according to the Directions of the said recited Act of the Forty46 G. 3. c. 54.

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