PRIVATE LETTERS OF
or otherwise confined, upon the responsibility of their relatives.
Robbery committed in a dwelling-house is to be redeemed by the restoration of the property, or a full equivalent, and the payment of 30 reals 3 sutus ; failing which in four days from the time of sentence by the loss of the left hand.
Simple theft, without the house, by a fine of 10 reals, or less, according to circumstances, and the restoration of the property, or a full equivalent. In case of failure, the perpetrator to be chained, or otherwise confined, till the amount be paid.
In case a robber enter a dwelling-house by night, and be killed by the inmates in the act of stealing, an inquiry will take place ; and if it be shown that the person killed was there for a bad purpose, and refused to answer when called upon, the person or persons who kill him, will be held guiltless.
Property of all sorts, which has been stolen within the country, will still belong to the person from whom it has been taken, and no other person can, by buying it, set up any claim to it, nor can he demand anything in lieu of it.
Stolen property must be given up to the governor or datus when demanded, in order that it may be returned to the persons who have lost it ; and the person who may have bought it, must recover the amount, as a debt from the thief, or other person who sold it to him.
Should the thief escape, or not be discovered, theShould the thief escape, or not be discovered, the