This Act amends the Crown Lands Act by repealing sections 12, 13, 20, and 28. Those sections concern implied covenants for a grant of Crown land and/or for every building lease, revision of rent, and return of land to the Crown if the grantee does not seem to make use of the land.
Amends: Crown Lands Ordinance, 1960 (No. 19 of 1960). (1960-12-31)
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The British set up a trading post near present-day Freetown in the 17th century. Originally the trade involved timber and ivory, but later it expanded into slaves. Following the American Revolution, a colony was established in 1787 and Sierra Leone became a destination for resettling black loyalists who had originally been resettled in Nova Scotia. After the abolition of the slave trade in 1807, British crews delivered thousands of Africans liberated from illegal slave ships to Sierra Leone, particularly Freetown.