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Passengers Act Amendment. Arrangements For the like Purposes, the said Emigration Commissioners, acting for the ship. by and under the Authority of One of Her Majesty's Principal

Secretaries of State, from Time to Time, by any Notice in Writing issued under the Hands of any Two of such Commissioners, and published in the London Gazette, may nevertheless declare what shall be deemed to be the Length of Voyage from the United Kingdom to any of the said herein-before mentioned Places, or to any other Port or Place whatsoever, and may fix such different Lengths of Voyage as they may think reasonable for such different

Descriptions of Vessels as aforesaid. Before Clear- XXXI. Before any Passenger Ship" shall be cleared out, the ance, Provi

Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance shall survey or cause sions and

to be surveyed by some competent Person the Provisions and Water to be surveyed.

Water by this Act required to be placed on board for the Consumption of the Passengers, and shall satisfy himself that the same are of a good and wholesome Quality, and in a sweet and good Condition, and are in Quantities sufficient to secure throughout the Voyage the Issues herein-after prescribed : In addition to the Allowance of pure Water for the Use of each Passenger there shall be shipped for cooking Purposes an additional Supply of pure Water after the Rate of at least Ten Gallons for every Day of the

prescribed Length of Voyage for every One hundred 'Statute Provisions for Adults on board ; and also for the Use of the Crew and all other the Crew not to Persons on board an ample Supply of wholesome Provisions and be inferior to

pure Water, which shall not be inferior in Quality to the Supply those for the Passengers.

of the same Articles provided for the Consumption of the Passengers : All such Water, Provisions, and Stores shall be provided and properly stowed away in accordance with the Requirements

of the Twenty-ninth Section of this Act, by and at the Expense of Penalty.

the Owner, Charterer, or Master of the ship; and if a Clearance be obtained for any “ Passenger Ship” which shall not be then stored with the requisite Quantities of such Water, Provisions, and Stores as are required by this Act, the Owner, Charterer, or Master of such Ship, or any of them, shall for each Offence be liable to a

Penalty not exceeding Three hundred Pounds Sterling. Power to Emi- XXXII. If such Emigration Officer shall consider that any of gration Officer the Provisions or Stores or Water are not of a good and wholesome to reject and

Quality, or are not in a sweet and good Condition, it shall be mark bad Pro

lawful for him to reject and mark the same, or the Packages or visions, and direct the same to

Vessels in which they are contained, and to direct the same to be be landed, &c. landed or emptied ; and if such rejected Provisions or Stores or

Water shall not thereupon be forthwith landed or emptied, or if, after being landed, the same or any Part thereof shall be reshipped in such Ship, the Owner, Charterer, or Master thereof, or any of them, or if reshipped in any other “ Passenger Ship," the Person causing the same to be reshipped, shall for each Offence be liable

to a Penalty not exceeding One hundred Pounds Sterling. Water Tanks XXXIII. In every “Passenger Ship" the Water to be laden or Casks to be on board, as herein-before required, shall be carried in Tanks or approved by Emigration

in Casks to be approved by the Emigration Officer at the Port of Officer.

Clearance. When Casks are used, they shall be sweet and tight, of sufficient Strength, and if of Wood, properly charred inside,

and.

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and shall not be capable severally of containing more than Three Arrangements hundred Gallons each: The Staves of the Water Casks shall not for the Ship. be made of Fir, Pine, or soft Wood. In case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this Section, the Owner, Charterer, or Master of such Ship, or any of them, shall for each Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Fifty Pounds.

XXXIV. If any “Passenger Ship" shall be intended to call at Provision for any intermediate Port or Place during the Voyage, for the Pur- touching at pose of taking in Water, and if an Engagement to that Effect

intermediate shall be inserted in the Bond mentioned in the Sixty-third Section Water.

Ports to fill up of this Act, then it shall be sufficient to place on board at the Port

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of Clearance such Supply of Water as may be requisite, according
to the Rate herein-after mentioned, for the Voyage of the said
Ship to such intermediate Port or Place, subject to the following
Conditions ; (that is to say,)
First, That the Emigration Officer signify his Approval in

Writing of the Arrangement, to be carried amongst the
Papers of the Ship, and exhibited to the Chief Officer of
Customs, or to Her Majesty's Consular Officer, as the Case
may be, at such intermediate Port or Place, and to be
delivered to the Chief Officer of Customs, or to Her Majesty's
Consular Officer, as the Case may be, on the Arrival of the

said Ship at the final Port or Place of Discharge :
Secondly, That if the Length of either Portion of the Voyage,

whether to such intermediate Port or Place, or from such
intermediate Port or Place to the final Port or Place of Dis-
charge, be not prescribed in or under the Provisions of this
Act, the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance shall in
every such Case declare the same in Writing, to be carried
amongst the Papers of the Ship:
Thirdly, That the Ship shall have on board at the Time a Clear-

ance is demanded Tanks or Water Casks, of the Description
herein-before mentioned, sufficient for stowing the Quantity
of Water required for the longest of such Portions of the

Voyage as aforesaid. XXXV. The Master of every “Passenger Ship" shall, during Dietary Scales the Voyage, including the Time of Detention at any Place before of Provisions. the Termination thereof, issue to each Passenger, or where the Passengers are divided into Messes, to the Head Man for the Time being of each Mess on behalf and for the Use of all the Members thereof, an Allowance of pure Water and sweet and wholesome Provisions, of good Quality, according to the following Dietary Scale ; (that is to say,) if the Length of the Voyage, computed as herein-before mentioned, shall not exceed Eighty-four Days for Ships propelled by Sails only, or Fifty Days for Ships propelled by Steam, or Steam in aid of Sails, then according to the Dietary Scale marked "A. ;" but if the Length of the Voyage, computed as aforesaid, shall exceed Eighty-four Days for Ships propelled by Sails only, or Fifty Days for Ships propelled by Steam, or Steam in aid of Sails, then according to the Dietary Scale marked "B." Mm 3

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Arrangements for the Ship.

WATER.
Three Quarts of Water daily to each Statute Adult, exclusive

of the Quantity herein-before specified as necessary for
cooking the Articles herein-after required to be issued in a
cooked State.

PROVISIONS.—Weekly, per Statute Adult.

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Bread or Biscuit, not inferior

in Quality to Navy Biscuit
Wheaten Flour
Oatmeal
Rice
Peas
Potatoes
Beef
Pork -
Tea
Sugar
Salt
Mustard
Black or White Pepper, ground
Vinegar
Lime Juice
Preserved Meat
Suet
Raisins
Butter

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Beef.

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SUBSTITUTIONS.
Substitutions at the following Rates may, at the Option of the
Master of any "Passenger Ship," be made in the above Dietary
Scales, that is to say :-

1 lb. of preserved Meat for 1 lb. of Salt Pork
1 lb. of Flour or of Bread or Bis- s 1 lb. of Oatmeal or 1 lb. of

cuit, or { lb. of Beef or of Pork for Rice or 1 lb. of Peas. 1 lb. of Rice

for {

{ lbs of Oatmeal, 4 lb. of preserved Potatoes - for 1 lb. of Potatoes. 10 oz, of Currants

- for 8 oz. of Raisins.
3 oz. of Cocoa or of Coffee, roasted

and ground
3 lb. of Treacle

- for lb. of Sugar.
1 gill of mixed Pickles for i gill of Vinegar.
Provided, that the substituted Articles be set forth in the Con.
tract Tickets of the Passengers. In case of Noncompliance with
any of the Requirements of this Section, the Master of the Ship

for } 2 oz. of Tea.

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shall be liable for each Offence to a Penalty not exceeding Fifty Arrangements Pounds Sterling.

for the Ship. XXXVI. The Messes into which the Passengers in any Passenger Ship may be divided shall not consist of more than Ten Size of Messes. Statute Adults in each Mess, and Members of the same Family, whereof One at least is a Male Adult, shall be allowed to form a separate Mess. The Provisions according to the above Scale shall Provisions to be be issued, such of them as require to be cooked, in a properly issued daily, cooked State, daily before Two o'clock in the Afternoon, to the and Articles Head Person for the Time being of each Mess on behalf and for cooking to be the Use of the Members thereof. The first of such Issues shall cooked. be made before Two o'Clock in the Afternoon of the Day of Embarkation to or for such Passengers as shall be then on board. In case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this Section, the Master of the Ship

shall for each Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Fifty Pounds.

XXXVII. The said Emigration Commissioners for the Time Power to Emibeing, acting under the Authority of One of Her Majesty's Princi- gration Compal Secretaries of State, may from Time to Time, by any Notice missioners to

authorize an alfor that Purpose, issued under the Hands of any Two of such

ternative DieCommissioners, and published in the London Gazette, authorize tary Scale. the issue of Provisions in any “Passenger Ship ” according to such other Dietary Scale (besides that herein-before prescribed) as shall in their Opinion contain in the whole an equivalent Amount of wholesome Nutriment; and after the Publication of such Notice it shall be lawful for the Master of any “Passenger Ship” to issue Provisions to his Passengers either according to the Scale by this Act prescribed, or according to the Scale authorized by the said Commissioners, whichever may have been set forth in the Contract Tickets of the Passengers : Provided always, Power to Comthat the said Commissioners acting under such Authority and by missioners to such Notice as aforesaid may revoke or alter any such Dietary Scale authorized by them, as Occasion may require.

XXXVIII Every “ Passenger Ship” carrying as many as One As to Passenhundred Passengers shall have on board a scafaring Person, who gers Stewards. shall be rated in the Ship’s Articles as Passengers Steward, and who shall be approved by the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance, and who shall be employed in messing and serving out the Provisions to the Passengers, and in assisting to maintain Cleanliness, Order, and good Discipline among the Passengers, and who shall not assist in any way in navigating or working the Ship. In case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this Penalty on Section, the Master of the Ship shall for each Offence be liable Noncomplito a Penalty not exceeding Fifty Pounds nor less than Five Pounds ance. Sterling.

XXXIX. Every “Passenger Ship” carrying as many as One As to PassenLundred Passengers shall also have on board a seafaring Man, or ger Cooks and if carrying more than Three hundred “Statute Adults,” Two cooking Appaseafaring Men, to be rated and approved as in the Case of Pas. ratus, sengers Stewards, who shall be employed in cooking the Food of the Passengers : A convenient Place for cooking shall also be set apart on Deck; and a sufficient cooking Apparatus, properly

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Arrangements covered in and arranged, shall be provided, to the Satisfaction of for the Ship. the said Emigration Officer, together with a proper Supply of

Fuel adequate, in his Opinion, for the intended Voyage. In Penalty on case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this SecNoncompli- tion, the Master of the Ship shall for each Offence be liable to a

Penalty not exceeding Fifty Pounds nor less than Five Pounds

Sterling. In what Cases XL. In every Foreign “Passenger Ship” in which as many Interpreters to as One Half of the Passengers shall be British Subjects, unless be carried. the Master and Officers or not less than Three of them shall

understand and speak intelligibly the English Language, there shall be carried, where the Number of Passengers does not exceed Two hundred and fifty, One Person, and where it exceeds Two hundred and fifty, Two Persons, who understand and speak intelligibly the Language spoken by the Master and Crew and also the English Language, and such Persons shall act as Interpreters, and be employed exclusively in Attendance on the Passengers, and not in the working of the Ship; and no such Ship shall clear

out or proceed to Sea without having such Interpreter or InterPenalty.

preters on board ; and the Master of any such Foreign Ship clearing out or proceeding to Sea without having such Interpreter or Interpreters on board as aforesaid shall for each Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Fifty Pounds nor less than

Five Pounds Sterling. In what Cases XLI. Every “Passenger Ship’shall in the following Cases carry a Medical Man

a duly qualified Medical Practitioner, who shall be rated on the must be carried. Ship's Articles :

First, when the Duration of the intended Voyage, as herein

before computed, exceeds Eighty Days in the Case of Ships propelled by Sails, and Forty-five Days in the Case of Ships propelled by Steam, and the Number of Passengers on board

exceeds Fifty : Second, whenever the Number of Persons on board (including

Cabin Passengers, Officers, and Crew,) exceeds Three

hundred : Penalty. In case of Noncompliance with any of the Requirements of this

Section, the Master shall for each Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding One hundred Pounds nor less than Twenty Pounds

Sterling. Qualification of XLII. No Medical Practitioner shall be considered to be duly Medical Man.

qualified for the Purposes of this Act unless authorized by Law to practise in some Part of Her Majesty's Dominions, or, in the Case of a Foreign Ship, in the Country to which such Ship may belong, as a Physician, Surgeon, or Apothecary, nor unless his Name shall have been notified to the Emigration Officer at the Port of Clearance, and shall not be objected to by him, nor unless he shall be provided with proper Surgical Instruments to the Satisfaction of such Officer: Provided nevertheless, that where the Majority of the Passengers in any “Passenger Ship," or as many as Three hundred, are Foreigners, any Medical Practitioner who

may be approved by such Emigration Officer may be carried Penalty therein. In case any Person shall proceed or attempt to proceed

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