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Slave Trade Act 1873

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Preliminary

    1. 1. Short title.

    2. 2. Interpretation.

  3. Seizure of Slave Ships

    1. 3. Visitation and seizure by cruisers, &c. of suspected slave ships.

    2. 4. Vessels equipped for traffic in slaves to be deemed engaged in the slave trade.

  4. Courts

    1. 5. Jurisdiction of courts in regard to slave vessels, slaves, goods, and effects.

    2. 6. Proceedings upon seizure by a foreigner.

  5. Mixed Courts

    1. 7. Appointment of judges, arbitrators, secretary, &c., to mixed courts and commissions.

    2. 8. Regulations as to powers of mixed courts.

  6. Disposal of Vessels and Slaves

    1. 9. Disposal of condemned vessels.

    2. 10. Disposal of slaves.

  7. Bounties

    1. 11. Bounty and other payments to seizors when British cruisers.

    2. 12. Bounty and other payments where vessel, slave, or goods not seized by cruisers.

    3. 13. Payment of proceeds of vessels, &c. when seized by a foreign cruiser.

    4. 14. Regulations as to payment of bounty.

    5. 15. Payment by Treasury of costs, damages, and expenses.

    6. 16. Payment and distribution of bounties and other sums.

  8. Miscellaneous

    1. 17. Protection of persons authorised to seize.

    2. 18. Pendency of suit or decree a bar to proceeding for recovery of vessel, damages, &c.

    3. 19. Power of High Court of Admiralty of England as to bounties, reviewing and enforcing decrees, &c.

    4. 20. Review of taxation by Registrar of Court of Admiralty.

    5. 21. Appeal by Treasury.

    6. 22. Prosecution for false evidence.

    7. 23. Returns by registrars.

  9. Slave Trade Act1824

    1. 24. Incorporation with unrepealed portions of 5 Geo. 4. c. 113.

    2. 25. Recovery of forfeitures under 5 Geo. 4. c. 113.

    3. 26. Jurisdiction of court over offences under 5 Geo. 4. c. 113.

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  10. Application of Act

    1. 28. Application of Act to cases already adjudicated.

    2. 29. Extension of Act to future treaties.

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  11. SCHEDULES

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

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