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" the said Convention it was agreed upon and concluded between • the High Contracting Parties, that at the Expiration of Three · Years, to be reckoned from the Exchange of the Ratifications • of the present Treaty, it should not be lawful for the Subjects or of the Emperor of Brazil to be concerned in the carrying on of

the African Slave Trade, under any Pretext or in any Manner whatever, and that the carrying on such Trade after that, by

any Person Subject of His Imperial Majesty, should be deemed ' and treated as Piracy: And Whereas by the Second Article of • the said Convention His Majesty and His Majesty the Emperor

of Brazil, deeming it necessary to declare the Engagements • by which they hold themselves bound to provide for the Re

gulation of the said Trade till the Time of its final Abolition, did mutually agree to adopt and renew, as effectually as if the

same were inserted Word for Word in the said Convention, the o several Articles and Provisions of the Treaties concluded

between His Majesty and the King of Portugal on this Subject ' on the Twenty second of January One thousand eight hundred • and fifteen, and on the Twenty eighth of July One thousand eight hundred and seventeen, and the several explanatory

Articles which have been added thereto; and by the Third • Article of the said Convention the High Contracting Parties • further agreed, that all the Matters and Things contained in

those Treaties, together with the Instructions and Regulations • and Forms of Instruments annexed to the Treaty of the Twenty • eighth July One thousand eight hundred and seventeen, should ' be applied mutatis mutandis to the said Contracting Parties ' and their Subjects, as effectually as if they were recited Word • for Word therein, confirming and approving thereby all Matters - and Things done by their respective Subjects under the said · Treaties and in Execution thereof; and by the Fourth Article

of the said Convention, for the Execution of the Purposes of

the said Convention, the said High Contracting Parties further • agreed to appoint forthwith Mixed Commissions, after the • Form of those already established on the Part of His Britannic • Majesty and the King of Portugal under the Convention of the

Twenty eighth of July One thousand eight hundred and seven• teen : And Whereas by the Fifth Article of the said Con• vention it is agreed, that the said Convention should be • ratified, and the Ratifications should be exchanged at London

within Four Months from the Date thereof, or sooner if possible; • and the same has been done accordingly: And Whereas it is

expedient and necessary that effectual Provision should be made • for carrying into Execution the Provisions of the said Con« vention : And Whereas the several Articles and Provisions of " the Treaties, and the several explanatory Articles which have • been added thereto, mentioned in the said Second Article, and • the Instructions and Regulations and Forms of Instruments ' annexed to the Treaty mentioned in the said Third Article,

are fully set forth in an Act made and passed in the Fifth • Year of His present Majesty, intituled An Act to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Abolition of the Slave Trade,

reciting and confirming an Act made and passed in the Fiftyeighth Year of His late Majesty King George the Third, in

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70 & 8° GEO. IV.

C. 74.

• tituled An Act to carry into Execution a Convention made between

His Majesty and the King of Portugal, for the preventing Traffic in Slaves, and an Act made and passed in the Fifty-ninth Year

of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act to 59 G. 3. c. • amend an Act of last Session of Parliament, for carrying into E.:écution a Convention made between His Majesty and the King of • Portugal, for the preventing the Traffic in Slaves ;' 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 several Treaties, Powers, &c. Articles, Matters and Things aforesaid, as the same are set forth recited Acts in the said Acts, and the several Powers, Penalties, Provisions, shall apply to Enactments, and Clauses in the same Acts relating thereto, shall

between His be applied mutatis mutandis to His Majesty and the Emperor of Majesty and t Brazil, and their respective Subjects; and that all Matters and Emperor of Things done or to be done in pursuance thereof, so far as they Brazil. are applicable to the said Convention between His Majesty and His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, shall be deemed lawful, and authorized by this Act, in like Manner, Form, and Effect as if all the said several Treaties, Articles, Matters and Things, and all the said Powers, Penalties, Provisions, Enactments, and Clauses, were repeated and set forth mutatis mutandis in this Act ; and that from and after the passing of this Act it shall not be No Claims or lawful for any Person to commence, prosecute, or proceed in any Suits for Ships Claim, Action, or Suit whatever, in the High Court of Admiralty captured, &c. or in any other Court, or before any Judges or Persons whom to be brought, soever, other than the several Mixed Courts of Justice ap- Mixed Courts pointed under and by virtue of the said Convention between His appointed purMajesty and His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, and the In- suant to constructions and Regulations therein mentioned or referred to, vention. and this Act, for the Condemnation or Restitution of any Ship or Cargo or Slaves, or for any Compensation or Indemnification for any Loss or Damage or for any Injury sustained by such Ship, Cargo, or Slaves, or by any Person on board any such Ship, in consequence of any Capture, Seizure, or Detention under the Authority or in pursuance of the Provisions of the said last-mentioned Convention, or of the Instructions and Regulations therein mentioned or referred to, or of this Act; and that the Pendency of any Claim, Suit, or Proceeding instituted or which may be instituted before any of the said Mixed Courts so to be appointed under the Authority of the said last-mentioned Convention, and the Instructions and Regulations therein mentioned or referred to, and this Act, for the Condemnation or Restitution of any Ship Cargo or Slaves, taken, seized, or detained by virtue of the said last-mentioned Convention, or of the Instructions and Regulations therein mentioned or referred to, or for any Compensation or Indemnification for any Loss or Damage in consequence of the taking, seizing, or detaining any such Ship, or the final Adjudication, Condemnation, Judgment, or Determination of any such Mixed Court, as the Case shall require, may be pleaded in Bar or given in Evidence under the General Issue ; or in case no such Claim, Suit, or Proceeding shall have been instituted before any such Mixed Court, then the said last-mentioned Convention, and the

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Instructions and Regulations therein mentioned or referred to in
this Act, may in like Manner be pleaded in Bar or given in Evi-
dence under the General Issue ; and every such Plea in Bar or
Evidence so given under the General Issue shall be deemed and
adjudged to be a good and complete Bar to any such Claim,
Action, Suit, or Proceeding in the said High Court of Admiralty,
or in
any

Court or Place other than such Mixed Courts; any thing
in
any

Act or Acts, or Law or Laws, to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding

CAP. LXXV.
An Act to appoint Commissioners for carrying into Execution

several Acts granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land
Tax to be raised in Great Britain, and continuing to His
Majesty certain Duties on Personal Estates, Offices, and
Pensions, in England.

[230 June 1827.]
W
HEREAS an Act was passed in the Thirty eighth Year of

the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, 38 G. S. c. 5. • intituled An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land

Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety eight : And Whereas by another Act passed in the said Thirty eighth Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, for making perpetual, subject to Redemption • and Purchase in the Manner therein stated, the several Sums of

Money charged in Great Britain under the said first-recited Act, it is among other Things provided, that the several Sums • of Money charged upon Estates in ready Money, Debts, Goods, • Wares, Merchandize, or Personal Estates, or upon any Person 'or Persons in respect of any Public Office or Employment of • Profit, any Salaries, Gratuities, Bounty Monies, Rewards, Fees, • Profits, Perquisites, Advantages, Pensions, Annuities, Stipends,

or yearly Payments in the said Act mentioned, should, after • the Twenty fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred

and ninety nine, be ascertained, raised, levied, collected, and

paid according to the Directions of any Act or Acts to be passed • for that Purpose: And Whereas the Sums of Money and Duties • last mentioned have been from time to time continued by divers

• Acts of Parliament; and under and by virtue of an Act passed 7 & 8 G. 4 c.7.

' in this present Session of Parliament, intituled An Act for continuing to His Majesty for One Year certain Duties on Per

sonal Estates, Offices, and Pensions, in England, and also certain Duties on Sugar imported into the United Kingdom, for the SerIvice of the Year One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, " the said Sums of Money and Duties are in force until the Twenty • fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and twenty

eight: And Whereas it is expedient that Commissioners should be appointed for carrying the said several Acts into Execution ;' May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it 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 AuCommissioners thority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act, appointed. all Persons who shall act as Justices of the Peace for any County,

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70 & 8° GEO. IV.

C.75.

Shire, Riding, Division, or District within England and Wales,
and also the several and respective Persons hereinafter specially
mentioned, named, and designated, all such Justices of the Peace
and other Persons being respectively duly qualified to act as Com-
missioners of the Land Tax in Manner hereinafter directed, shall
be and are hereby declared to be Commissioners within their
respective Counties, Shires, Ridings, Divisions, and Districts, for
putting into Execution the said recited det passed in this present
Session of Parliament, and any Act which shall or may be passed
in any Session of Parliament after the passing of this Act, for
continuing the Duties on Personal Estates, Offices, and Pensions
in England, and also for putting in Execution such of the Powers,
Provisions, Clauses, Matters, and Things contained in the said first
hereinbefore recited Act of the Thirty-eighth Year of the Reign
of His late Majesty as are continued for ever by the said second
hereinbefore recited Act made in the same Year, in and for the
several Counties, Ridings, Cities, Boroughs, Cinque Ports, Towns,
and Places respectively in England and Wales hereinafter men-
tioned, and within and for the Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed ; (that
is to say),
[Here follow the Names of the Commissioners for England and

Wales.] II. And be it further enacted, That all.Persons who shall act as Commissioners Justices of the Peace for any County, Shire, or Stewartry in Scot- appointed for land, and also the several and respective Persons hereinafter Scotland. specially mentioned, named, and designated, all such Justices of the Peace and other Persons being respectively duly qualified to act as Commissioners of the Land Tax within their respective Counties, Shires, or Stewartries, shall be and they are hereby declared to be Commissioners for putting into Execution such of the Powers, Provisions, Clauses, Matters, and Things of the said first hereinbefore recited Act, made in the Thirty eighth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, as are continued for ever by the said second hereinbefore recited Act of the same Year, in and for the several Shires, Stewartries, and Places respectively, in Scotland, hereinafter mentioned ; (that is to say),

[Here follow the Names of the Commissioners for Scotland.] III. Provided also, and be it enacted, That the several and Qualifications respective Justices of Peace, and other Persons, hereby appointed

to be the same Commissioners, shall have such and the same Qualifications as are

as required by

recited Acts of required by the said first hereinbefore recited Act made in the Thirty-eighth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, and also by an Act made in the same Session of Parliament, for altering and amending so much of the said first hereinbefore recited Act as relates to the Qualification of Commissioners ; and shall be subject to the same Penalties and Forfeitures as are contained in the said recited Acts respectively.

IV. Provided also, and be it enacted, That any Sheriff Depute Proviso as to or Sheriff Substitute for the Time being of any County or Stew. Sheriffs Depute artry in Scotland, who is or shall be named or appointed to be a or Substitute in Commissioner for the Execution of the said Acts, shall be capable

Scotland. of acting as a Commissioner for such County or Stewartry; any

38 G. 3.

veyor of Taxes

thing in this Act, or in any of the said recited Acts, to the con

trary in anywise notwithstanding. Mistakes in V. Provided always, and be it enacted, That no Mistake in Names not to the Spelling of the Christian Name or Surname of any Person, vitiate Ap

or the Name of any Place mentioned in this Act, shall be conpointments.

strued to vitiate the Appointment of any such Person to be a Commissioner, so that the Person or Place mentioned be designated therein to common Intent and Understanding, nor to subject any Person so designated to any Pain, Penalty, or Forfeiture for his

acting in the Execution of the Acts herein mentioned. No Person who VI. Provided also, and be it enacted, That no Person who shall has been In

have held the Office of Inspector or Surveyor of Assessed Taxes spector or Sur. shall, from and after the passing of this Act, be capable of acting

as such Commissioner, although such Person may be named in

this Act as such Commissioner. Persons in VII. Provided also, and be it further enacted, That where in Cities, &c.

any City, Liberty, or Place, the Qualification of a Commissioner having Qualification may

to act therein shall consist of Personal E te, it shall be lawful act as Com- for any Person having a Personal Estate of the Value required missioners. by the said Acts, or either of them, to act as such Commissioner

in all Cases where such Person shall have been taxed, and shall have paid for such Personal Estate, by and upon the last Assessment then made for such City, Liberty, or Place, by virtue of any Act for continuing and granting to His Majesty a Duty on Personal Estates, Offices, and Pensions in England, passed before the making of such Assessment; any thing in any such Act, or in this Act, or in the hereinbefore recited Acts, or either of them, contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

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