Texts: The Act of 1820

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  3. The Slave Trade and the Revolution
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  5. Regulating the Trade
  6. The Act of 1807
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  • Act of 1820 (48 Kb PDF)

    An Act to continue in force "An act to protect the commerce of the United States, and punish the crime of piracy," and also to make further provisions for punishing the crime or piracy.