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25° & 26° Victoriae, cap. XC

An Act for rectifying a clerical Error in the Act of the present Session, Chapter Forty, with respect to the African Slave Trade Treaty.

 

[7th August 1862.]

25 & 26 Vict. c. 40. 'WHEREAS in the Act of the present Session of Parliament, Chapter Forty, intituled An Act to carry into effect the Treaty between Her Majesty and the United States of America for the Suppression of the African Slave Trade, it is accurately recited that it was on the Seventh Day of April in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty-two that the Treaty to which the Act relates was signed at Washington, but in the Form (given in the Eighth Section of the Act) of the Oath to be taken by Judges and Arbitrators to be appointed by Her Majesty for the Purposes of the Treaty, Reference is made to the Treaty as having been signed at Washington on the Seventh Day of June One thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, the Word "June" being given (by clerical Error) for the Word "April" and it is expedient that the Error be rectified:' 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, as follows:
Form of Oath to be taken by Judges, &c. instead of that in recited Act. [See Act of this Session, Cap. 40, Sect. 8., Page 266.] I. The Oath which, in accordance with the Eighth Section of the recited Act, is to be taken by every Judge and Arbitrator referred to in that Section, shall not be in the Form which is given In that Section, but shall be in the Form following; that is to say,

'I A.B. do solemnly swear that I will, according to the best of my Skill and Knowledge, act in the Execution of my Office of ________ faithfully, impartially, fairly, and without Prejudice or Disfavour, either for or against Claimants or Captors, or any other Persons; and that I will, to the best of my Judgment and Power, act in pursuance of and according to the Stipulations, Regulations, and Instructions contained in the Treaty between Her Majesty and the United States of America, signed at Washington on the Seventh Day of April One thousand eight hundred and sixty-two.'
Recited Act to be read accordingly. 2. The recited Act, as from the Time of the passing thereof into a Law, shall be read and have Effect as if the Oath which, in accordance with the Eighth Section of that Act is to be taken by Judges and Arbitrators were an Oath not in the Form which is given in that Behalf in that Section, but in the Form which is given in that Behalf in this Act, and the recited Act and this Act shall accordingly be read and have Effect as if they were One Act.
Short Titles. 3. The recited Act and this Act may for all Purposes be cited as follows; (that is to say,) the recited Act as the "African Slave Trade Treaty Act (No. 1.), 1862," this Act as the "African Slave Trade Treaty Act (No. 2.), 1862," and the recited Act and this Act together as the "African Slave Trade Treaty Acts (Nos. I. and 2.), 1862."

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