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5° & 6° Victoriae, cap. CI

An Act for extending to the Governors and Officers of the East India Company the Powers given by an Act of the Fifth Year of King George the Fourth to Her Majesty's Governors and Officers for the more effectual Suppression of the Importation of Slaves into India by Sea.

 

[10th August 1842.]

5 G.4. c.113. 'WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Abolition of the Slave Trade, various Provisions are made for the more effectual Suppression of the Importation of Slaves into Her Majesty's Colonies and Plantations, and various Powers and Authorities are given to the Governors, Lieutenant Governors, and other Persons exercising the Authority of Governors in Her Majesty's Colonies and Plantations, and to Her Majesty's Officers there, Civil and Military, for the more effectual Suppression of the Importation of Slaves into such Colonies and Plantations by Sea, and for the Punishment of all Persons guilty of the Crime of introducing or attempting to introduce Slaves into any such Colonies or Plantations: And whereas it is expedient that Powers and Authorities by the said recited Act given to the Governor or Lieutenant Governor, or other Person exercising the Authority of Governor, in the Colonies, Plantations, or other Places therein referred to, should be extended to and vested in the respective Governors of the several Presidencies or Places within the Territories under the Government of the East India Company, and that all Powers and Authorities thereby given to Her Majesty's Officers, Civil and Military, should be extended to and vested in the Officers of the East India Company, Civil and Military, within the Territories under the Government of the said Company;'
Extending Powers of recited Act to Governors of the Presidencies under the East India Company's Government. be it 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 and singular the Powers and Authorities by the said recited Act of the Fifth Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth given to or vested in the Governors or Lieutenant Governors, or other Persons exercising the Authority of Governors in Her Majesty's Colonies, Plantations, or other Places in the said recited Act referred to, for the more effectual Suppression of the Importation of Slaves into such Colonies, Plantations, or other Places by Sea, and for the more effectual Punishment of all Persons guilty of the Crime of introducing or attempting to introduce Slaves into any such Colonies, Plantations, or Places by Sea, shall be and the same are hereby expressly given to and vested in the several and respective Governors of the several and respective Presidencies and Places within the Territories under the Government of the East India Company, and the Persons having the chief Civil or the chief Military Authorities at or near the Places where any Offence made cognizable by or under this Act shall have been committed or attempted to be committed; and that the Powers and Authorities by the said recited Act given to or vested in Her Majesty's Officers, Civil and Military, for the like Purpose, shall be and are hereby given to and vested in the several Officers of the East India Company, Civil and Military.

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