British and Foreign State Papers Volume 60
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... or equipped for the Slave Trade, but not otherwise. Officers must further observe that by Article CCCLXXXVIII of the Instructions, a right is reserved to the subjects of the Sultan of Zanzibar of transporting slaves within certain limits therein specified. That right, however, has, by a special order of the Sultan, dated 1863, been waived during the months of January, February, March, and April. 1869-70. Lx. 2 X 2. As to Documents found on board the Detained Ships. Articles LVIII, LXIX, LXXXV. These Articles, which prescribe measures for the preservation and final delivery to the Court of Adjudication of all papers aud documents found on board the detained vessels, are to be carried out with perfect fidelity and scrupulous care. The unexplained loss of any such document, and still more its destruction, on any pretext whatsoever, will lay the officer open to very serious imputation. 3. As to the Destruction of Vessels. Article LX and LXI... These Articles give authority to the officer to destroy a vessel which, on search, he considers to be engaged in or equipped for the Slave Trade, if after survey held, it appears that she is not in a sufficiently sea-worthy condition to be sent to a port of adjudication. My Lords cannot, however, too strongly insist that such destruction of a vessel is only to be resorted to as an extreme measure. Nothing will excuse the officer in not sending in the vessel to a port of adjudication, except facts showing satisfactorily that doing so would have involved serious danger to the lives of the prize crew. In addition to this, Article CCCXC is to be strictly observed as to Zanzibar vessels: "If you have detained a Zanzibar vessel upon suspicion, and are unable to send her in to the proper port of...
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