A Communication from Sir Charles Brisbane, Governor of Saint Vincent: To the House of Assembly of that Colony, Dated 17th of August, 1826; Enclosing Certain Bills for Meliorating the Condition Of, and for Emancipating the Slave Population of the Colonies

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C. M. Willich, 1826 - Slavery - 36 pages
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Page 25 - ... and issue a summons or otherwise notify him in writing to appear at a time and place to be specified in such summons...
Page 27 - ... or constable, and they are respectively thereby required to seize the goods exposed for sale, and cause them to be taken before any judge or magistrate, or any regidor of the cabildo, who upon view of such goods so exposed shall order the same to be sold forthwith, and the proceeds thereof to be applied and disposed of as follows : that is to say, one-third to the informer, and the remainder to such pious or charitable purposes, and in such manner, as the magistrate or justice ordering the sale...
Page 10 - ... it shall be found that the said complaint is true, it shall be the duty of the said magistrates, and they are hereby required, to proceed against the offender according to law ; but if it shall appear that such complaint was groundless, the said magistrates shall punish the complainant, and the person giving information thereof, in such manner as to them may teem proper.
Page 32 - ... to any person who will sue for the same, to be recovered in a summary manner before any two justices of the peace.
Page 11 - ... property of the offender. And, in atrocious cases, where the owner of such slave or slaves shall be convicted of such offence, the court before whom such offender shall have been tried and convicted, are hereby empowered, in case they shall think it necessary, for the future protection of such slave or slaves, to declare him, her, or them free, and discharged from all manner of servitude, to all intents and purposes whatsoever ; and in all such cases the court are hereby empowered...
Page 16 - ... or by reason of such slave or slaves being rendered incapable of labour or service to such master, owner, or possessor, by means of sickness, age, or infirmity; but every such master, owner, or possessor, as aforesaid, shall be, and he is hereby obliged, to keep all such slave or slaves upon his, her, or their properties, and to find and provide them with wholesome...
Page 30 - with more than thirty-nine stripes at one time, " and for one offence, nor inflict, or suffer to be " inflicted such last-mentioned punishment, nor " any other number of stripes in the same week...
Page 30 - LASHES at one time and for one offence, nor inflict, nor suffer to be inflicted, such last-mentioned punishment, nor any other number of lashes on the same day, nor until the delinquent has recovered from the effect of any former punishment, under a penalty not less than ten pounds, nor more than twenty pounds, for every offence,
Page 10 - ... without sufficient support, it shall and may be lawful for such justice of the peace, and he is hereby empowered and required, forthwith to issue his warrant to any constable, ordering him immediately to proceed to the place where such slave or slaves...
Page 9 - ... where the party or parties reside or may be found, to apprehend him or them, and when apprehended such sheriff shall carry the party or parties before some justice of the county where apprehended, who shall bind him or them over as aforesaid. [Section XII.] (Section XVIII, PL) And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in case any justice of the peace or sheriff, being duly called upon, shall refuse or neglect to do his duty as by this law required, he or they shall forfeit and...

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