Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in England and Ireland; 1843-1846 Volume 1

Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in England and Ireland; 1843-1846 Volume 1

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...the carrying on of the slave-trade by Brazilian subjects rendered them liable to be treated as pirates. It has been argued, upon reference to the 5 Geo. 4, c. 113, that in order to make the capture legal, there must be slaves on board the vessel at the time of the capture, or that the vessel must have had slaves on board for the purpose of the illegal traflic at 801116 time during the particular voyage; but the treaty with Brazil makes all persons concerned in carrying on the trade after the 13th March, 1830, guilty of piracy; and as to the Felicidade, it is expressly found that she was " a Brazilian schooner, bound on avoyage from the Brazils to Africa for the purpose of bringing back a cargo of slaves." If then the captain of the Felicidade is to be " deemed and treated as a pirate," the nextquestion is, by whom is he to be so treated? Now the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England extends wherever the tide flows; and in many of the old bpoks it is said to be the province of the Queen of England to keep the peace of t e sea. PARKE, B.--The narrow seas; not on the broad ocean. I only wish to correct the generality of your expression. Godson.--I am contending that we had a right to capture this vessel, which had on board persons who by the treaty are to be deemed and treated as pirates. POLLocK, C.B.--Will you address yourself to that part of the argument of my brother Manning in which he takes a distinction between the different expressions used in the treaty set out in the 7 & 8 Geo. 4, making it unlawful to be " concerned in the carrying on of the African slave-trade," but the actually " carrying on such trade" piracy; which distinction he contends is also made in_ the statute more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236899521