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Volume 220: debated on Thursday 25 June 1874

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Bill, as amended, considered.

took objection to the Bill as imperfect, and as of a nature calculated to involve this country in wars with uncivilized Powers. The object of the Bill, as he understood it, was to exercise jurisdiction over persons who were not subjects of Her Majesty, and who were not subjects of any civilized Power.

Bill to be read the third time Tomorrow.