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Slave Trade Act 1873

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Preliminary

    1. Short title.

      1. 1.This Act may he cited as the Slave Trade Act,...

    2. Interpretation.

      1. 2.In this Act— The term "the Treasury" means the Commissioners...

  3. Seizure of Slave Ships

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

      1. 3.Where a vessel is, on reasonable grounds, suspected of being...

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

      1. 4.Where any of the particulars mentioned in the first schedule...

  4. Courts

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

      1. 5.The High Court of-Admiralty of England and every Vice-Admiralty Court...

    2. Proceedings upon seizure by a foreigner.

      1. 6.Where any vessel or slave seized by the commander or...

  5. Mixed Courts

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

      1. 7.Where any existing slave trade treaty contains provisions o for...

    2. Regulations as to powers of mixed courts.

      1. 8.The regulations contained in any existing slave trade treaty for...

  6. Disposal of Vessels and Slaves

    1. Disposal of condemned vessels.

      1. 9.A vessel seized in pursuance of this Act, when condemned...

    2. Disposal of slaves.

      1. 10.Where any slaves are seized in pursuance of this Act,...

  7. Bounties

    1. Bounty and other payments to seizors when British Cruisers.

      1. 11.Where a vessel (whether British or not) or slave, goods...

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

      1. 12.Where any vessel, slave, goods, or effects seized in pursuance...

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

      1. 13.Where any vessel, goods, or effects have been seized in...

    4. Regulations as to payment of bounty.

      1. 14.In order to obtain payment of the bounty, there shall...

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

      1. 15.Where any visitation, seizure, detention, or prosecution purports to have...

    6. Payment and distribution of bounties and other sums.

      1. 16.The bounties and all other sums payable by the Treasury...

  8. Miscellaneous

    1. Protection of persons authorised to seize.

      1. 17.All persons authorised to make seizures under this Act shall,...

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

      1. 18.In either of the following cases, namely,

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

      1. 19.The High Court of Admiralty of England shall have jurisdiction...

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

      1. 20.The registrar of the High Court of Admiralty of England...

    5. Appeal by Treasury.

      1. 21.The Treasury may appeal from any decree, order, or declaration...

    6. Prosecution for false evidence.

      1. 22.Any person who wilfully gives false evidence in any proceeding...

    7. Returns by registrars.

      1. 23.The registrar of every British slave court, and if appointed...

  9. Slave Trade Act, 1824

    1. Incorporation with unrepealed portions of 5 G.4 c.113.

      1. 24.This Act shall be construed as one with the enactments...

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

      1. 25.All pecuniary forfeitures and penalties imposed by the said enactments,...

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

      1. 26.Any offence against this Act or the said enactments with...

    4. Extension of 33 & 34 Vict. c.52 to Slave Trade offences.

      1. 27.Offences committed against this Act or the enactments with which...

  10. Application of Act

    1. Application of Act to cases already adjudicated.

      1. 28.This Act shall apply to all cases of vessels, slaves,...

    2. Extension of Act to future treaties.

      1. 29.Where any 'treaty in relation to the slave trade is...

  11. Repeal

    1. Repeal of Acts in schedule.

      1. 30.The Acts specified in the second schedule to this Act...

  12. Schedules

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      Equipments which are prima facie evidence op a Vessel being engaged in the slave trade

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Acts Repealed

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