An Act for the further Preventing Robbery, Burglary, and other Felonies, and for the more effectual Transportation of Felons. PARLIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN.
An Act for the further Preventing Robbery, Burglary, and other Felonies, and for the more effectual Transportation of Felons.

An Act for the further Preventing Robbery, Burglary, and other Felonies…
An Act for the further Preventing Robbery, Burglary, and other Felonies, and for the more effectual Transportation of Felons.

London: John Baskett, 1720.

Small folio, 8 pp. including armorial title, text pp. 451-455), some browning and offsetting, but very good; disbound.

Rare: with the same short-title as the Transportation Act of 1718, this is the first significant amendment of that Act, giving details of the institution of transportation and relating some new additions to the types of crime punishable, 'whereas the laws in being have not yet proved effectual to the suppression of Robbery, Burglary and other Felonies…'.

Rare: with the same short-title as the Transportation Act of 1718, this is the first significant amendment of that Act, giving details of the institution of transportation and relating some new additions to the types of crime punishable, 'whereas the laws in being have not yet proved effectual to the suppression of Robbery, Burglary and other Felonies…'.

This Act gives more concrete information regarding the ways in which anyone convicted of the type of crime by which 'they may be sent or transported to any of His Majesties Colonies or Plantations in America' is to be treated, including details on their status while pending transportation, and the penalties due to any person who seeks to assist or rescue these felons. The Act also renews the death penalty for anyone convicted of transportation who returns to Britain without lawful cause.

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