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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...said island of the appraised value of any such slave as aforesaid, after deducting therefrom the expense of the appraisement to be allowed by the said chief judge, the said treasurer shall grant to the protector of slaves a receipt for the money so to be received by him. And such receipt shall be duly enrolled in the office of registry in the said island, together with a declaration under the hand and seal of the said chief judge, that the proceedings required by law for the manumission of the slave, by or on behalf of whom such money was paid, had been duly had before him, and thereupon such slave shall be, and be deemed, taken, and reputed to be, free, to all intents and purposes whatsoever. And it is further ordered, that the money to arise from the manumission of any slave by virtue of the proceedings before mentioned, shall and may be laid out and invested under the authority of the chief judge, on the application of any person or persons interested therein, in the purchase of any other slave or slaves; or if no such application shall be made, then such money shall remain in the hands of the public treasurer of the said island at interest, at and after the rate of five pounds per centum per annum, such interest to be borne by, and defrayed out of, the revenues of the said colony, and the slave or slaves so to be purchased with the said money as aforesaid; or in case of no such purchase being made, then the said money in the hands of the said public treasurer, and the interest from time to time accruing due thereupon, shall be the property of the persons who were the proprietors of such manumitted slave or slaves, and shall be held upon, under and subject to all such and the same uses, trusts, limitations, conditions, mortgages, claims, and...
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