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LARCENY And ROBBERY.

Persons stealing Every person who shall, after the passing of this Act, steal •ny lottery ^ Qr ^ by RODbery any Ticket or Tickets, or any Share decbredtuJHy of or Shares, or Chance or Chances of any Ticket or Tickets fe,0Dy" 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 Felony shall make or work any Corruption of Blood, Loss of Dower, or Disherison of Heirs, s. 61.

SLAVE TRADE.

The Statute 59 G. 8. 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 Offimces 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 ot tfie King's Commission or Commissioners under the Great beat oi 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 ^ »» appoint; and that the said Commissioners or any three of them shall have such and the Hke 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 Woik], 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

(1) 28 H. 8. c. 15., which see under Title Piracy, I. § 1. y Offences de- Act of the Fifty-first Year of his Majesty's Reign to be a Felony 5/0. 3. c. 23. or Misdemeanor, committed or which shall be committed by felonies or mis- ^ny Subject or Subjects of his Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, in

demeanors, cum- ' J. » Tv Tt t *

mitted by any of Africa, or in any of the Rivers, Ports, or Harbours thereof, not his Majesty s Demg a Place where the Admiral has Jurisdiction, and not being Africa, not being within the Local Jurisdiction of any Ordinary Court of a British diction of "an S~ Colony or Setdement in Africa competent to try such Offence, sdmirai, &c. may be inquired of, tried, and determined under and by virtue commissiun, of any Commission already issued, or hereafter to be issued, agreeably to according to the Directions of the said recited Act of the Forty

46 G. 3. c. SA

sixth Year of his Majesty's Reign.

INDEX

TO THE

GENERAL MATTER.

The Word* in Italics denote the same Titles in this Volume. At the Head
of most of those Titles in the Work will be found an Epitome of their
Contents.

Abduction of Women - - 756,757.1176.1178

Abjuration, Oath of - - - - 647

Administering Poison, &c. to Women - - 1178,1179

Africa, Trial of Offences relating to the Slave Trade committed in

Africa - ... 1222. Appendix.

Aliens, appointing to Church Preferment - - 786

Allegiance, Oath of - - 647

Anchors, unlawfully buying or receiving - - 927

Apostacy .------ 768

Appeal ... - Appendix.

all Appeals of Murder, Treason, Felony, or other Offences,

abolished - . - - - - - 1210

Apprehending Offenders, shooting at, cutting, or stabbing, with

intent to prevent - - - 596,597

Apprentices enlisting into Forces - - 976—978

Arsenals, burning, &c. - - 923

Army Agents, Regulation of 982, 983

Articles of the Navy - - - 609—626

Artificer, seducing to leave the Kingdom - 581, 582. 590

— voluntarily leaving -the Kingdom to exercise his Trade

Abroad - - - - - 593

Assaults, on Officers of the Navy, Customs, or Excise 815, 816. 819
Avenue, Trees planted in, cutting down, &c. - - 1179

B. -

Bail, acknowledging in the Name of another - 695, 696

Balances and Weights, Inspector of - - 1171

Bankrupt committing Perjury - - 693

Bawdy Houses, keeping - ... 644

Bedford Level, injuring - - 564

Bell Metal, receiving - - 763

Bishoprick, refusing to elect or consecrate Person nominated

to, by the King .... 786

Black Mail, taking or giving - - - - 637

Boundaries of Counties, Venue in Indictments for Felony

committed on '- - 1095

Brass, receiving ._-_-_ 763

Bribery, relating to the Election of Members of Parliament, 677—681
Bulls (Popish) putting in ure • . - - 785

Buoys and Buoy Ropes, injuring - - 925, 926

■ unlawfully receiving, &c. - - 927

Burglary, receiving certain Goods stolen by - 766

■ committed at Honduras, Trial of - • -1216

Burning any Mill, House, Granary, Barn, Hop Oast, Malthouse,

Stable, Coach House, Outhouse, Warehouse, or Shop 598

Woods, Underwoods, or Coppices - - 1180

in the Hand - - - - 1027

Cables, injuring - ... 925—927

unlawfully receiving - - - 927

Canals, Venue in Indictments for Felony committed on 1093, 1094

Carriages, Venue in Indictments for Felony committed on - 1094

Church and Sacrament, not attending - - 774

——— maintaining others so offending - - 779
Cinque Ports, Offences against the Safety of Vessels within the

Jurisdiction of - ... 925—927

Civil Officers, liable to the Mutiny Acts - - 983, 984

Coaches, Venue in Indictments for Felony committed on - 1094

Coal Mines, setting fire to or drowning - 600, 601

Colonies .... Appendix.

Commissaries, Embezzlement of Stores by - 980, 1004

liable to Mutiny Acts - 983,1004

Commerce, Public Subscriptions injurious to - 646

Common Prayer, derogating from the Book of - 772

Commonable Ground, damaging Trees growing in - - 1181

Concealment of High Treason shall be only Misprision - 1073
Confederacies on the Sea ----- 701

Conjuration, no Person shall be proceeded against for - - 1079

pretending to the Practice of, bow punishable - it.

Copper, receiving ----- 763

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