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The Capital Punishamnt Amendin Act 1868, Amending
J. HAYES SADLER,
25th June, 1913.
No. 12 of 1913,
AN ORDINANCE to amend Act No. 289
of 1868 entitled "An Act to provide for
carrying out of Capital Punishment
[ 10th July, 1913. ]
Be it enacted by the Governor with the advice and
consent of the Legislative Council of Saint Vincent as
1. This Ordinar.ce may be cited as " The Capital Short title.
The (ipitfil Pudmniint Amending Act 1868, Aimediny
No. 12 of 1913.
Judge's Nctes to be
forwarded to Gov-
time and place of
Repeal of section 2
of Act 289 of 1868
and substitution of
Enforcement of com-
Punishment Amending Act 1868, Amending Ordinance
1913", and shall be read and construed as one with " The
Capital Punishment Amendment Act 1868", hereinafter
called the Principal Act.
2. No day shall be fixed by the Court for any sentence
of death; and so soon as conveniently may be after such
sentence has been pronounced the presiding judge shall
forward to the Governor his notes of the evidence taken
at the trial, with a report in writing containing any recom-
mendation or observations on the case which he may
think fit to make.
3. Nothing in any law or usage in the Colony shall be
held to constitute either the time or the place of execution
an essential part of any sentence of death pronounced by
the Court upon any person, so as to render the sentence
spent or vacated by reason that the person was not execut-
ed at the time or place appointed by the Court.
4. Section 2 of the Principal Act is hereby repealed
and the following section substituted therefore :-
2. Sentence of death to be executed on a person
sentenced by the Court, shall be carried into effect, within
the walls of the prison in which he shall be confined at
the time of execution, on a date to be fixed by the Gov-
ernor, and under authority of a warrant signed by him.
5. When any person is sentenced to death and it is His
Majesty's pleasure to extend to him His Royal clemency,
on condition of his undergoing some other lawful punish-
ment less than death, it shall be lawful for the Governor
to give all such directions and to do all such things as
may be necessary to enforce such other punishment as
Pas.sed the Legislative Council the 10th day of June, 1913, and
published in the Government Gazettlle lhis 10th day of July, 1913.
S. C. CONNELL,
Acting Clerk of Councils.
PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT TIIE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.