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1° & 2° Victoriae, cap. XLI

An Act for carrying into effect an additional Article to a Treaty with the Netherlands relating to the Slave Trade.

[27th July 1838.]

Treaty between Great Britain and the Netherlands,

59 G.3. C.16.

Additional Articles to the Treaty.

WHEREAS a Treaty was concluded between His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, and signed at the Hague on the Fourth Day of May One thousand eight hundred and eighteen, for the Suppression of the Slave Trade: And whereas an Act was passed in the Fifty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act to carry into effect the Treaty with the Netherlands relating to the Slave Trade: And whereas additional and explanatory Articles were concluded between Their said Majesties on the Thirty-first Day of December One thousand eight hundred and twenty-two and the Twenty-fifth Day of January One thousand eight hundred and twenty-three respectively: "And whereas by the Seventh Article of the Treaty of the said Fourth Day of May One thousand eight hundred and eighteen, Regulations for Mixed Courts of Justice were established: And whereas by the Sixth Article of those Regulations it was stipulated, among other things, "that in case of the Condemnation of a Vessel she shall be declared lawful Prize, as well as her Cargo, of whatever Description it may be, with the Exception of the Slaves who may be on board as Objects of Commerce, and the said Vessel, as well as her Cargo, shall be sold by public Sale for the Profit of the Two Governments:" And whereas by a separate and additional Article to the said Treaty of the Fourth Day of May One thousand eight hundred and eighteen, signed at the Hague on the Seventh Day of February One thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, it was agreed between Their said Majesties, that the Words in the said last-mentioned Regulation, "And the said Vessel, as well as her Cargo, shall be sold by public Sale for the Profit of the Two Governments," shall be annulled, and in lieu thereof the following Stipulations inserted, which shall, in consequence, make an integral Part of the said Sixth Article of the above-mentioned Regulations, and of the said Treaty of the Fourth of May One thousand eight hundred and eighteen, namely, "And the said Vessel shall be entirely demolished, and the Materials thereof publicly sold in separate Parts, as well as her Cargo, for the Profit of the Two Governments," and that the said additional Article of the Seventh Day of February One thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven shall be of the same Force and Effect as if it had been inserted Word for Word in the before-mentioned Treaty of the Fourth of May One thousand eight hundred and eighteen, and in the Regulation thereto annexed: And whereas it is expedient that the Provisions of the said recited Act of the Fifty-ninth Year of His late Majesty King George the Third should be applied to the said explanatory and additional Articles of One thousand eight hundred and twenty-two and One thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, and to the said separate and additional Article signed at the Hague on the said Seventh Day of February One thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, for the carrying the said additional Articles into execution for the more effectual Prevention of the Traffic in Slaves:'
Provisions of former Act to extend to the additional Articles. 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 Fifty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third shall be applied and put in force for the Purpose of carrying into execution the said before-mentioned additional Articles, except so far as any of such Powers and Authorities are altered by this Act, as fully and effectually as if the same were re-enacted in this Act as to such before-mentioned additional Article, and as if the said additional Articles respectively had been inserted in and made Part of the said Treaty of One thousand eight hundred and eighteen.

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