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Piracy Act 1850

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Piracy Act 1850

1850 CHAPTER 26

An Act to repeal an Act of the Sixth Year of King George the Fourth, for encouraging the Capture or Destruction of Piratical Ships and Vessels ; and to make other Provisions in lieu thereof.

[25th June 1850]

WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for encouraging the Capture or Destruction of Piratical Ships and Vessels: And whereas it is expedient that the said Act should be repealed, and that other Provisions be made in lieu thereof: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the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 from and after the First Day of June, next after, the passing of this Act the herein-before recited Act shall be and the same is hereby repealed, but nevertheless not so as to affect or prejudice the Application for or the Payment of Bounty under the said Act, or any of the Provisions relating thereto, for any Service rendered against Pirates on or before the said First Day of June.

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