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Legislation on the slave trade  

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1° & 2° Victoriae, cap. XL

An Act to carry into effect an additional Article to a Treaty with Sweden relative to the Slave Trade.

[27th July 1838.]

Treaty between Great Britain and Sweden.

7&8 G.4. c.54.

Additional Article to Treaty.
'WHEREAS a Treaty was made between His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the King of Sweden and Norway, for preventing Their Subjects from engaging in any Traffic in Slaves, and signed at Stockholm on the Sixth Day of November One thousand eight hundred and twenty-four: And whereas an Act was passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act to carry into effect the Treaty with Sweden relative to the Slave Trade: And whereas Their said Majesties have agreed to an additional Article to the said Treaty, as follows: "It is hereby agreed between the High Contracting Parties that in all Cases in which a Vessel shall, under the above-mentioned Treaty, be detained by their respective Cruizers as having been engaged in the Slave Trade, or as having been fitted out for the Purposes thereof, and shall consequently be adjudged and condemned by the Mixed Courts of Commission to be established under that Treaty, the said Vessel shall, immediately after its Condemnation, be broken up entirely, and shall be sold in separate Parts after having been so broken up:" And whereas it is expedient that the Provisions of the said recited Act should be applied to the said additional Article for the carrying the same into effect:'
Provisions of recited Act to extend to the additional Article. 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 all Clauses, Provisions, Powers, and Authorities contained in, and all Penalties and Forfeitures imposed by, the said recited Act of the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, shall he applied and put in force for the Purpose of carrying into execution the said additional Article, as fully and effectually as if the same were re-enacted in this Act as to such before-mentioned additional Article, and all Matters therein contained, and as if such additional Article had formed Part of and been inserted Word for Word in the said Treaty of One thousand eight hundred and twenty-four.


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