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APPENDIX TO SECTION FIRST.

Form of Affidavit to be made by the Commander, or Officer in

charge of a detained Vessel, on bringing the Ships papers into Court.

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Appeared personally

of Her Britannic Majesty's ship of war

— and made oath, that the documents, letters, and writings, hereunto annexed, marked from No. — to No. — inclusive, were, to the best of his knowledge and belief, all the papers found on board the said vessel at the time of her seizure : and that the further If no papers documents, letters, and writings, hereunto annexed, marked from are found

" subsequently No. — to inclusive, were, to the best of his knowledge and to seizure of belief, all the papers which have since been found on board of the the vessel, aaid vessel; and that the said further papers were seized at the

he graph to be dates and under the circumstances, as follows:

omitted.

All circum. stances at

and lastly, the said deponent maketh oath, that the whole of the tending the

ht finding or said papers, herein referred to and annexed, are now brought a

" delivery up of and delivered up in the same plight and condition as when such further received or found by this deponent, without any fraud, addition, papers are to

be fully subduction, alteration, or embezzlement whatever, save the numbering and marking thereof.

stated in this Affidavit.

On the — day of — the said was duly sworn to the truth of this Affidavit.

Before me,

This Affidavit must be signed and sworn to by the Commander of the seizing ship, or the Officer in charge of the detained vessel, before the person duly authorized to administer the oath.

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APPENDIX TO SECTION THIRD.

5 GEORGE IV, C. CXIII. An Act to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the

Abolition of the Slave Trade. [24th June, 1824.]

chase, sale, or

WHEREAS it is expedient that the various Acts and Enactments relating to Slavery and the Slave Trade should be consolidated and amended; be it therefore enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, That All Acts re- from and after the first day of January, in the year of our Lord lating to the Slave Trade, on

The one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, all the Acts and and the ex-'Enactments relating to the Slave Trade and the Abolition portation and thereof, and the Exportation and Importation of Slaves, shall be importation of slaves,

and the same are hereby repealed, save and except in so far as repealed. they may have repealed any prior Acts or Enactments, or may

have been acted upon, or may be expressly confirmed by this

present Act. The pur. II. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful contract for (except in such special cases as are hereinafter mentioned) for slaves de any person to deal or trade in, purchase, sell, barter, or transfer, clared unlaw, or to contract for the dealing or trading in, purchase, sale, barter, ful; as also the exporta- or transfer of slaves, or persons intended to be dealt with as tion and im- slaves; or to carry away or remove or to contract for the carry

on of ing away or removing of slaves or other persons, as or in order slaves;

to their being dealt with as slaves; or to import or bring, or to contract for the importing or bringing into any place whatsoever,

slaves or other persons, as or in order to their being dealt with the shipping of slaves

as slaves; or to ship, transship, embark, receive, detain, or conin order to fine on board, or to contract for the shipping, transshipping, emexportation barking, receiving, detaining, or confining on board of any ship, or importa

vessel, or boat, slaves or other persons, for the purpose of their being carried away or removed, as or in order to their being dealt with as slaves; or to ship, transship, embark, receive, detain, or confine on board, or to contract for the shipping, transshipping, embarking, receiving, detaining, or confining on board of any ship, vessel, or boat, slaves or other persons, for the pur

pose of their being imported or brought into any place whatsothe fitting ever, as or in order to their being dealt with as slaves; or to fit out vessels;

out, man, navigate, equip, dispatch, use, employ, let, or take to freight or on hire, or to contract for the fitting out, manning, navigating, equipping, dispatching, using, employing, letting, or taking to freight or on hire, any ship, vessel, or boat, in order to accomplish any of the objects, or the contracts in relation to the

portation of

tion;

tees;

objects, which objects and contracts have hereinbefore been declared unlawful; or to lend or advance, or become security for making loans the loan or advance, or to contract for the lending or advancing, or guaranor becoming security for the loan or advance of money, goods, or effects, employed or to be employed in accomplishing any of the objects, or the contracts in relation to the objects, which objects and contracts have hereinbefore been declared unlawful; or to become guarantee or security, or to contract for the becoming guarantee or security for agents employed or to be employed in accomplishing any of the objects, or the contracts in relation to the objects, which objects and contracts have hereinbefore been declared unlawful; or in any other manner to engage or to contract to engage directly or indirectly therein as a partner, agent, or otherwise; or to ship, transship, lade, receive, or the shipping put on board, or to contract for the shipping, transshipping, lad- of goods, &c.; ing, receiving, or putting on board of any ship, vessel, or boat, money, goods, or effects, to be employed in accomplishing any of the objects, or the contracts in relation to the objects, which objects and contracts have hereinbefore been declared unlawful; or to take the charge or command, or to navigate or enter and or serving on embark on board, or to contract for the taking the charge or board ships command, or for the navigating or entering and embarking on any of the

employed for board of any ship, vessel, or boat, as captain, master, mate, petty aforesaid officer, surgeon, supercargo, seaman, marine, or servant, or in purposes; any other capacity, knowing that such ship, vessel, or boat is actually employed, or is in the same voyage, or upon the same occasion, in respect of which they shall so take the charge or command, or navigate or enter and embark, or contract so to do as aforesaid, intended to be employed in accomplishing any of the objects, or the contracts in relation to the objects, which objects and contracts have hereinbefore been declared unlawful; or or the insurto insure or to contract for the insuring of any slaves, or any ing of slave

adventures. property, or other subject matter, engaged or employed, or intended to be engaged or employed in accomplishing any of the objects, or the contracts in relation to the objects, which objects and contracts have hereinbefore been declared unlawful. III. And be it further enacted, That (except in such special Penalty for

dealing in cases as are in and by this Act permitted) if any persons shall

slaves, or exdeal or trade in, purchase, sell, barter, or transfer, or contract for porting or imthe dealing or trading in, purchase, sale, barter, or transfer of porting slaves, or persons intended to be dealt with as slaves, or shall the carry away or remove or contract for the carrying away or removing of slaves, or other persons, as or in order to their being dealt with as slaves, or shall import or bring, or contract for the importing or bringing into any place whatsoever slaves or other persons, as or in order to their being dealt with as slaves, or shall ship, transship, embark, receive, detain, or confine on board, or contract for the shipping, transshipping, embarking, receiving detaining, or confining on board of any ship, vessel, or boat, slaves or other persons, for the purpose of their being carried away or removed, as or in order to their being dealt with as slaves; or to ship, transship, embark, receive, detain, or confine or shipping

them, &c.;

purpose of exportation

tion.

fitting out slave ships.

slaves for the on board, or contract for the shipping, transshipping, embarkingga

A receiving, detaining, or confining on board of any ship, vessel, E & or importa- boat, slaves or other persons, for the purpose of their being im

ported or brought into any place whatsoever, as or in order to their being dealt with as slaves, then and in every such case the person so offending, and their procurers, counsellors, aiders, and abettors, shall forfeit and pay for every such offence the sum of: one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain for each and every slave so dealt or traded in, purchased, sold, bartered, or transferred, carried away, removed, imported, brought, ! shipped, transshipped, embarked, received, detained, or confined on board, or so contracted for as aforesaid ; the one moiety thereof to the use of His Majesty, his heirs and successors, and, the other moiety to the use of any person who shall inform, sue, and prosecute for the same ; and all property or pretended pro; perty in such slaves or persons as aforesaid shall also be forfeited, and the said slaves or persons, shall and may be seized.

and prosecuted as hereinafter is mentioned and provided. Penalty for IV. And be it further enacted, That (except in such special

cases or for such special purposes as are in and by this Act permitted) if any persons shall fit out, man, navigate, equip, dis , patch, use, employ, let or take to freight or on hire, or contract for the fitting out, manning, navigating, equipping, dispatching, using, employing, letting or taking to freight or on hire, any ship, vessel, or boat, in order to accomplish any of the objects, or the contracts in relation to the objects, which objects and con- ; tracts have hereinbefore been declared unlawful, such ship, vessel, or boat, together with all her boats, guns, tackle, apparel, and furniture, and together likewise with all property, goods, or ; effects found on board, belonging to the owner or owners, part, owner or part owners of any such ship, vessel, or boat, shall be. come forfeited, and may and shall be seized and prosecuted as

hereinafter is mentioned and provided. Penalty for V. And be it further enacted, That (except in such special embarking cases or for such special purposes as are in and by this act per-'. Slave Trade. mitted) if any persons shall knowingly and wilfully lend or

advance, or become security for the loan or advance, or shall
contract for the lending or advancing, or becoming security for
the loan or advance of money, goods, or effects, employed or to
be employed in accomplishing any of the objects, or the con-
tracts in relation to the objects, which objects and contracts have
hereinbefore been declared unlawful, then and in every such
case the persons so offending, and their procurers, counsellors,
aiders, and abettors, shall forfeit and pay for every such offence
double the value of all the money, goods, and effects so lent,
advanced, or secured, or so contracted for as aforesaid, to be,
recovered and applied as is hereinafter mentioned and pro-,

vided. Penalty for VI. And be it further enacted, That (except in such special, guaranteeing cases or for such special purposes as are in and by this act perest

. mitted) if any persons shall knowingly and wilfully become :

guarantee or security, or contract for the becoming guarantee or .

capital in the

slave adventures.

goods to be

security for agents employed or to be employed in accomplishing aay of the objects, or the contracts in relation to the objects,' !".. which objects and contracts have hereinbefore been declared unlawfal, or shall in any other manner engage or contract to engage directly or indirectly therein, as a partner, agent, or otherwise, then and in every such case the persons so offending, and their procurers, counsellors, aiders, and abettors, shall forfeit and pay for every such offence double the value of all the money, goods, and effects so by them secured or contracted so to be as aforesaid, to be recovered and applied as is hereinafter mentioned and provided. V.VII. And be it further enacted, That (except in such special Penalty for

and hy this Ant shipping cases or for such special purposes as are in and by this Act permitted) if any person shall knowingly and wilfully ship, employed in transship, lade, receive, or put on board, or contract for the the Slave shipping, transshipping, lading, receiving, or putting on board of Trade any ship, vessel or boat, any money, goods, or effects to be employed in accomplishing any of the objects, or the contracts in relation to the objects, which objects and contracts have hereinbefore been declared unlawful, then and in every such case the persons so offending, and their procurers, counsellors, aiders, and abettors, shall forfeit and pay for every such offence double the value of all the money, goods, and effects so shipped, transshipped, laden, received or put on board, or contracted so to be as aforesaid, to be recovered and applied as is hereinafter mentioned and provided.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That (except in such special Penalty for cases or for such special purposes as are in and by this Act per- insuring mitted) if any person shall knowingly and wilfully insure or tu contract for the insuring of any slaves, or any property or other subject matter engaged or employed, or intended to be engaged or employed in accomplishing any of the objects, or the contracts in relation to the objects, which objects and contracts have hereinbefore been declared unlawful, then and in every such case the persons so offending, and their procurers, counsellors, aiders, and abettors, shall forfeit and pay for every such offence the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain for every such insurance or contract for the same, and also treble the amount of the premium of any such insurance or contract for the same, the one moiety thereof to the use of His Majesty, his heirs and successors, and the other moiety to the use of any person who shall inform, sue, and prosecute for the same, and every such insurance shall be absolutely null and void. . IX. And be it further enacted, That if any subject or sub- Dealing in jeets of His Majesty, or any person or persons residing or being slaves on the

5 high seas, within any of the dominions, forts, settlements, factories, or so. to be territories, now or hereafter belonging to His Majesty, or being deemed in His Majesty's occupation or possession, or under the govern- piracy. ment of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, shall, except in such cases as are in and by this Act permitted, after the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, upon the high seas, or in any

slave adven

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