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Slave Trade Act 1873

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Regulations as to payment of bounty.

14In order to obtain payment of the bounty, there shall be produced to the Treasury the following evidence, or such other evidence as the Treasury may deem sufficient; namely,

(a)A copy, duly certified, of the decree of condemnation of the vessel or slave:

(b)If any tonnage bounty is claimed, a certificate from some person authorised for the time being to act as a registrar of British ships of the dimensions and tonnage of the vessel:

(c)If a slave bounty is claimed, a certificate from the person appointed to receive the slaves of the number of slaves condemned and delivered over. For the purpose of bounty the tonnage of a vessel shall be calculated and ascertained in the like manner in which, for the time being, the tonnage of a vessel is calculated and ascertained for the purpose of registering the same as a British vessel, or, if the same cannot be satisfactorily ascertained in that manner, shall be ascertained in such manner as the Treasury may consider satisfactory.

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