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Merchant Shipping Law Amendment Act 1853

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XXXIIWhenever any Share or Shares in any British registered Ship, is or are transferred to any Purchaser or Purchasers, unless such Ship is thereupon registered de novo, each such Transferee shall make and subscribe the following Declaration; (that is to say,) ' I [or we] [Name or Names of the Transferee or Transferees] do truly declare, That I [or we] am [or are] bona, fide a British Subject [or British Subjects]. And I [or we] do further truly declare, that no Foreigner hath directly or indirectly any Interest whatever in the Share [or Shares] within transferred to me [or us]. ' Declared before me this _____________ Day of _____________ 18___. ' Signature _______________________________ "Collector, Comptroller, or Justice of the Peace, as the Case may be.' And each such Transferee shall, if he resides at any Port or within Five Miles of the Custom House of any Port, make and subscribe the same before the Collector or Comptroller of such Port, and if he resides elsewhere, before some Justice of the Peace; and such Declaration shall be indorsed on the Bill of Sale or other Instrument of Transfer; and no such Bill of Sale or Instrument of Transfer as aforesaid shall be registered unless such Declaration has first been duly indorsed thereon and subscribed as herein-before required.

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