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6° & 7° Gulielmi IV., cap. XVI

An Act to revive and continue in force, until the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and forty, an Act of the Legislature of Jamaica to explain and amend an Act for the Abolition of Slavery in that Island, and in aid of the same.

 

[7th June 1836.]

3 & 4 W. 4. c. 73. WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Third and Fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies; for promoting the Industry of the manumitted Slaves ; and for compensating the Persons hitherto entitled to the Services of such Slaves; after reciting that it was necessary that various Rules and Regulations should be framed and established for certain Purposes therein particularly enumerated, and further reciting that such Regulations could not, without great Inconvenience, be made, except by the respective Governors, Councils, and Assemblies, or other local legislatures of the said respective Colonies, or by His Majesty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, in reference to those Colonies to which the legislative Authority of His Majesty in Council extends, it is enacted and declared, that nothing in the said Act contained extends or shall be construed to extend to prevent the Enactment by the respective Governors, Councils, and Assemblies, or by such other local Legislatures as aforesaid, or by His Majesty, with the Advice of His Privy Council, of any such Acts of General Assembly, or Ordinances or Orders in Council, as may be requisite for making and establishing such several Rules and Regulations as aforesaid, or any of them, or for carrying the same, or any of them, into full and complete Effect: And whereas on the Twelfth Day of December One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three an Act was passed by the Governor, Council, and Assembly of the Island of Jamaica, intituled An Act for the Abolition of Slavery in this Inland, in consideration of Compensation; and for promoting the Industry of the manumitted Slaves; and to declare the Fifty-second Year of George the Third, Chapter One hundred and fifty-five, in force in this Island: And whereas by the said Act Provision was made for giving effect within the said Island to the said Act of Parliament by certain further and supplementary Enactments: And whereas the said Act of General Assembly was made to continue in force until the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and forty: And whereas on the Fourth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and thirty-four the Governor, Council, and Assembly of the said Island parsed another Act, intituled An Act to repeal Part of an Act of the Fourth Year of King William the Fourth, Chapter Forty-one, intituled 'An Act for the Abolition of Slavery in this Island, in consideration of Compensation; and for promoting the Industry of the manumitted Slaves; and to declare the Fifty-second of George the Third, Chapter One hundred and fifty-five, in force in this Inland;' and to explain and amend and in aid of the said Act: And whereas by the said last-recited Act the said Act of the Twelfth Day of December One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three was explained and amended, and various additional Enactments were made supplementary to the said Act of Parliament; And whereas the said Act of General Assembly of the Fourth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and thirty-four was made to continue in force until the Thirty-first Day of December One thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, and no longer: And whereas the said last-recited Act expired on the said Thirty-first Day of December One thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, and hath not been since revived: And whereas certain of the Enactments contained in the said Act of General Assembly of the Fourth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and thirty-four are necessary to give full Effect in the said Island of Jamaica to the said Act of Parliament:'
Recited Act of the Governor, Council, and Assembly of Jamaica of 4th July 1834 revived, and continued until 1st August 1840. Be it therefore enacted by the King'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 the said recited Act of the Governor, Council, and Assembly of the Island of Jamaica of the Fourth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, and all the Clauses and Provisions therein contained (save only the Provision which limits the Duration thereof), shall be and the same is and are hereby revived, and that the same and each and every of them shall, by force and virtue of this present Act, be and continue in force in the said Island of Jamaica until the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and forty, unless before that Time some Act or Acts, to be continued in force till the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and forty, shall have been passed by the Council and Assembly of the said Island in substitution for this present Act, and shall have been assented to by the Government or Officer administering the Government of the said Island; and when and so soon as any such substituted Act or Acts shall take effect, in the said Island this Act shall cease and determine.

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