Legislation on the slave trade
5° & 6° Victoriae, cap. CXIV
An Act to repeal so much of an Act of the Second and Third Years of Her present Majesty, for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, as relates to Portugueze Vessels.
[12th August 1842.]
|2&3 Vict. c.73.
||WHEREAS in the Third Year of the Reign of Her Majesty an Act was passed, intituled An Act for the Suppression of the Slave Trade: And whereas it is expedient and proper that so much of the said Act as relates to Portugueze Vessels should be repealed:'
|So much of recited Act as relates to Portuguese Vessels repealed, except, &c.
||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That so much of the said Act of the Third Year of the Reign of Her Majesty as relates to Portugueze Vessels shall be repealed, and so much accordingly is hereby repealed, save and except in respect to such Portugueze Vessels as may have been or shall be seized or captured under the Provisions of the said Act before this present Act shall have passed into a Law, and the Seizor or Captor shall have had Notice thereof.
|Notice of the passing of this Act to be given by the Admiralty and other proper Authority.
||II. And be it enacted, That due Means of giving to all Persons whom it may concern Notice of the Fact that this Act has passed into a Law shall be taken as speedily as possible by the Lord High Admiral, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, and by Her Majesty's Secretaries of State, or by Persons under their Authority.
|Limiting the Duration of the recited Act.
||III. And be it enacted, That the said Act of the Third Year of the Reign of Her Majesty shall in nowise continue in force and effect in respect to Portugueze Vessels seized and detained on and after the First Day of December in the Year One thousand eight hundred and forty-two, at the Cape of Good Hope and at Cape Horn and at all Places lying Eastward of Cape Horn and Westward of the Cape of Good Hope, or in respect to any Portugueze Vessel seized and detained on and after the First Day of February which shall be in the Year One thousand eight hundred and forty-three, at any other Place whatever.