1824: 5 George 4 c.19: An Act to provide for the future Confinement of Male Convicts, removed from the General Penitentiary, and now on board Vessels in the River Thames.
[12th April 1824.]
WHEREAS an Act was passed in the last Session of Parliament,
intituled An Act to authorize, for One Year, and from thence to the End of the then next Session of Parliament, the temporary Removal of Convicts from the General Penitentiary; under and by virtue whereof certain Offenders have been removed from the said Penitentiary, and are now confined on board Vessels provided for that Purpose, and now lying in the River Thames: And Whereas it is expedient to place such of the said Offenders as are Males under the Management of the Superintendent and Overseers appointed or to be appointed under an Act passed in the Fifty sixth Year of His late Majesty’s Reign,
[56 G. 3. c. 27.]
intituled An Act to amend several Laws relative to the Transportation of Offenders, to continue in force until the First Day of May One thousand eight hundred and twenty one: Be it therefore enacted by the King s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same,
[Vessels with Male Offenders from Penitentiary to be under charge of Superintendent, &c. and subject to Provisions of 56 G. 3. c. 27.]
That from and after the passing of this Act, the Vessels so provided for Male Offenders, under and by virtue of the said first recited Act, shall be under the Management of the said Superintendent and of Overseers appointed or to be appointed by His Majesty under and by virtue of the said Act of the Fifty sixth Year of His said late Majesty’s Reign; and that the said Male Offenders shall be subject to the same Treatment, Discipline, Correction, Clothing and Diet as other Offenders under and by virtue of the said last recited Act, and shall be confined on board the said Vessels or on board other Vessels provided or to be provided under the said last recited Act, until they shall become entitled to their Liberty.