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Cinque Ports Act 1821

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XReceivers to be subject to the same Punishment as though the Goods had been stolen on Shore.

And be it further enacted, That if any Person or Persons, within the Jurisdiction aforesaid, shall knowingly and with Intent to defraud .and injure the true Owner or Owners thereof, purchase or receive any Anchors, Cables, Ropes, or other Ships' Stores or Materials of any Description whatever, or any Merchandize or Lading which may have been taken up, weighed, swept for, or taken Possession of, Whether the same shall have belonged to any Ship or Vessel in Distress or otherwise, or whether the same shall have been preserved front any Wreck within the Jurisdiction aforesaid, such Person or Persons shall on Conviction thereof be deemed guilty of receiving Stolen Goods, knowing the same to be stolen, as if the same had been stolen on Shore, and suffer the like Punishment as for a Misdemeanor at the Common Law, and be also liable to be transported for Seven Years, in the Discretion of the Court before which he, she, or they Shall be tried.

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