A review of the colonial slave registration acts: in a report of a committee of the Board of Directors of the African Institution, made on the 22d of February, 1820, and published by order of that board (Google eBook)

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Printed by Ellerton and Henderson, and sold by Hatchard and Son, 1820 - Social Science - 139 pages
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Page 97 - I have seen what has been done by the West Indian Assemblies. It is arrant trifling. They have done little ; and what they have done is good for nothing, for it is totally destitute of an executory principle.
Page 134 - ... no Deed or Instrument made or executed within this United Kingdom, whereby any Slave or Slaves in any of the said Colonies shall be intended to be mortgaged, sold, charged, or in any manner transferred or conveyed, or any estate or interest therein created or raised, shall be good or valid in Law, to pass or convey, charge or affect any such Slave or Slaves, unless the registered name and description, or names and descriptions, of such Slave or Slaves, shall be duly set forth in such Deed or...
Page 133 - ... and that for this purpose no slave or slaves shall be deemed and taken to be duly registered, unless it shall appear that a return of such slave or slaves, duly made by the owner or owners, or other persons...
Page 38 - ... island or colony in which such Slave was born, or from which he or she was brought, according to the best of the knowledge or information and belief of the owner or other party making the return. And in the eighth of the said columns shall be inserted, whether the slave has any, and what seams and marks on the face, or other parts of the body, such as African Slaves commonly have, and which are usually called country marks...
Page 39 - ... of the said columns shall be inserted, whether the slave has any, and what seams and marks on the face, or other parts of the body, such as African Slaves commonly have, and which are usually called country marks, or any such brands or marks as are used in some of the colonies for distinguishing the owner's property, or has any apparent bodily singularity, defect, or deformity, all which shall be specified, with convenient certainty, so as at least to...
Page 133 - ... unregistered Slave or Slaves ; and that for this Purpose no Slave or Slaves shall be deemed and taken to be duly registered, unless it shall appear that a Return of such Slave or Slaves duly made by the Owner or Owners or other Persons in his or their Behalf, in the Manner and Form required by Law in the Colony in which such Slave or Slaves may reside, or a Copy or Abstract of such Return shall have been received in the Office of the said Registrar from the Colony in which such Slave or Slaves...
Page 134 - ... raised, shall be good or valid in law, to pass or convey, charge or affect any such slave or slaves, unless the registered name and description, or names and descriptions of such slave or slaves, shall be duly set forth in such deed or instrument, or in some schedule thereupon indorsed or thereto annexed, according to the then latest registration, or corrected registration, of such slave or slaves...
Page 126 - ... the state of colonial bondage. The Registry Acts passed by those legislatures fully verify the anticipation of that Report (p. 107), " that the work, if left to them, would not be done ;" that the fruit of their labours " would be no better than ostensible and impotent laws ;" and that " the system would be made perhaps a cover for those very frauds which it was designed to prevent.
Page 132 - Treasury as is herein-before provided for ; and also, that it shall not be lawful for any of His Majesty's subjects in this United Kingdom to purchase or to lend or advance any money, goods, or effects upon the security of any slave or slaves in any of His Majesty's colonies or foreign possessions, unless such slave or slaves shall appear by the return received therein to have been first duly registered in the said office of the registrar of colonial slaves; and that...
Page 82 - The act of the legislature, entitled 'An act for the encouragement, protection, and better government of slaves,' appears to have been considered, from the day it was passed until this hour, as a political measure to avert the interference of the mother country in the management of slaves.

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