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Replacement of the 2nd and 3rd Victoria, Cap 73 Acts of Parliament by the 5th and 6th the Victoria Cap 114

Sir

I am commanded by by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send you herewith copies of an Act of Parliament 5th and 6th Victoria Cap 114 repealing so much of the Act 2nd and 3rd Victoria, Cap 73 for the suppression of the Slave Trade as related to Portuguese vessels ; and as the instructions issued to the Captains and Commanding Officers of HM ships and vessels under your orders with reference to this last mentioned Act of Parliament refers more particularly to Portuguese vessels engaged in the Slave Trade my Lords deem it right that these instructions should be recalled, and fresh instructions issued referring only to vessels engaged in the Slave Trade not justly entitled to claim the protection of the flag of any State or Nation.

I am therefore commanded by Their Lordships to transmit to you herewith instructions signed by Their Lordships addressed to the Commanding Officers of the ships named in the margin which you are to issue to them, with a copy of the Act of Parliament 5th and 6th the Victoria Cap 114 before mentioned and you are to recall and forward to me the Instructions supplied to them with the Act 2nd and 3rd Victoria, Cap 73, and the enclosures which accompanied them directing them to retain the copy of the last mentioned Act in their possession

I am &c.

To : The Commanders-in-Chief and Senior Officers,
of HM Ships and Vessels on the North American and West India, Cape of Good Hope, East Coast of South America and Coast of Africa Stations.

[By Ed. the details of vessels detailed in the margin see page 244-245 in FO 84-441 Admiralty Letters 1842 Sept-Oct., free from the National Archives, dated Admiralty 30 Sep 1842.



By Ed. Further to the last article]

By Vea !

Draft of Instructions to Senior Officers 5th and 6th the Victoria Cap 114 repealing portion of the Act 2nd and 3rd Vic, Cap 73

We send you herewith copies of an Act of Parliament 2nd and 3rd Victoria, Cap 73, relative to the detention and capture of Portuguese vessels engaged in the Slave Trade not being justly entitled to claim the protection of the flag of any State or Nation ; and of An Act of Parliament 5th and 6th the Victoria Cap 114 repealing so much of the before mentioned Act as related to Portuguese vessels, and we require and direct you to seize, detain, and send for adjudication to England or to any Place with in HM dominions where there might be a Vice Admiralty Court, (except St Helena) any vessels that may be engaged in Slave Trade not justly entitled to claim the protection of the flag of any state or nation.
Given Vea

To: The Commanding Officer of HM Ships.

For the original material see from page 213 in FO 84-441 Admiralty Letters 1842 Sept-Oct., free from the National Archives.

More on the topic appears from page 217, thru' to 224, and would suggest that if you are that interested in what it has to say you download the original material. I don't think my copying it all out here is going to help much, except perhaps attempt reinvent the wheel again?



30 Sep 1842 The Admiralty published a list of HM Ships and Vessels to which warrants have been issued under the Treaty of 3 Jul 1842, with Portugal, for the Suppression of the Slave Trade ; details as follows for the Winchester, on the Cape of Good Hope station, Capt Chas Eden in cmd., and Cdr Wm Kelly 2nd in cmd. For details of other ships and vessels see pp 244-45 in FO 84-441 Admiralty Letters 1842 Sept-Oct.


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