Speech ... on Laying Before the House of Commons the Papers in Explanation of the Measures Adopted by His Majesty's Government with a View of Ameliorating the Conditionn of the Negro Slaves in the West Indies on Wednesday 17 of March 1824, to which is Added an Order in Council for Improving the Condition of the Slaves in Trinidad

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Lupton Relfe, 1824 - Slavery - 78 pages
 

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Page 8 - That through a determined and persevering, but at the same time judicious and temperate enforcement of such measures, this House looks forward to a progressive improvement in the character of the slave population, such as may prepare them for a participation in those civil rights and privileges which are enjoyed by other classes of his Majesty's subjects.
Page 55 - ... on the 25th day of March, the 24th day of June, the 29th day of September, and the 25th day of December, in each and every year, by even and equal portions.
Page 51 - ... like instrument, the person or persons so offending, and each and every person who shall, or may direct, authorize, instigate, procure, or be aiding, assisting, or abetting in any such correction or punishment as aforesaid, of any such female...
Page 63 - ... the said island, or money, cattle, implements or utensils of husbandry or household furniture, or other effects of such or the like nature, of what value or amount soever, and to bring, maintain, prosecute, and defend any suit or action in any court of justice, for or in respect of any such property, as fully and amply to all intents and purposes, as if he or she were of free condition.
Page 76 - ... mark or emblem of his, her, or their authority, while superintending the labour of any slaves on any estate, and the persons so offending, and each and every person who shall or may direct, instigate, or abet such illegal use or exhibition of any such whip, cat, or other instrument, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanour, and being thereof convicted, shall suffer such punishment as the Court before which such misdemeanour is cognizable may direct.
Page 68 - ... and publication of such notice as aforesaid, then, if necessary), in the absence of such owner or manager, shall proceed to hear in a summary way, what may be alleged by the said protector and guardian of slaves, and by the owner or manager, or other persons claiming any interest in the slave proposed to be manumitted ; and in case the parties or any of them shall refuse to effect any such manumission, or if it shall appear to the said chief judge that a valid and effectual manumission of any...
Page 77 - IV. c. 57, s. 3, it is provided that where the punishment of whipping on female offenders formed, before the passing of that act, the whole or part of the sentence to be pronounced, the court may pass sentence of confinement to hard labour for any time not exceeding six months nor less than one month, or of solitary confinement, in lieu of the sentence of being whipped. In all cases, therefore, where whipping is mentioned to be part of the punishment, without its being restricted to males, the above...
Page 73 - License shall be in force, and have been first registered at the Office of the said Protector of Slaves. 36. And it is further ordered, That no Person shall henceforth be rejected as a Witness, or considered as incompetent to give evidence in any Court of civil or criminal Justice in the said Island, by reason of his or her being in a state of Slavery, if the Person or Persons producing or tendering him or her as a Witness, shall produce and exhibit to the Court a Certificate under the Hand of the...
Page 60 - Sheriff' shall, as soon as conveniently may be after the Receipt by him of such Petition, summon both the Parties to appear before him, by themselves or their Agents, at some convenient Time and Place appointed by him, for the Purpose of nominating a Special Jury (not being less than Five...
Page 47 - Acts hereinafter repealed, it shall and may be lawful for any Consul-General or Consul, in obedience to any order for that purpose issued by His Majesty through one of His principal Secretaries of State, to advance and pay from time to time, for and towards the maintenance and support of any such chaplain as aforesaid, or for and towards defraying the...

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