« PrejšnjaNaprej »
one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, so much of the said acts as imposes any duty in any of the British Possessions in America, upon the importation or bringing in of corn or grain unground, or of meal or flour not made of wheat, or of bread or biscuit, or of rice, or of live stock, shall be and the same is hereby repealed.
II. And be it further enacted, That so much of any of the said acts as imposes any duty in the provinces of Upper or Lower Canada upon the importation or bringing in of wheat flour, or of beef, pork, hams or bacon, or of wood or lumber, shall be and the same is hereby repealed.
III. And be it further enacted, That so much of any of the said Acts as imposes any duty, in New Brunswick. Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward's Island, upon wood or lumber, shall be and the same is hereby repealed.
IV. And be it further enacted, That so much of any of the said as imposes any duty, in the British possessions on the Continent of South America, or in the West Indies, or in the Bahama or Bermuda Islands, upon wheat flour, or upon beef, pork, hams, or bacon, or upon wood or lumber, when imported from any of the British possessions in North America, shall be and the same, is hereby repealed.
V. And be it further enacted. That upon the importation from any foreign country into the British possessions on the Continent of South America, or in the West Indies, or in the Bahama or Bermuda Islands, of the articles mentioned in the following table, there shall be raised, collected, and paid unto His Majesty, the several temporary additional duties as the same are set forth in the said table (that is to say ;)
TABLE OF ADDITIONAL DUTIES.
Staves and headings, until the first day of January, 1834—the 1000,
On and from the first day of January, 1834, to the first day of January, 1836, the 1000 feet of one inch thick.
VI And be it further enacted, That the duties imposed by this Act shall be raised, levied, collected, and paid unto His Majesty in like manner as if such duties had been imposed by the said first-mentioned Act, and had been set forth in the Table of duties therein contained.
No. 14. Act of the British Parliament, to regulate the Trade of the British Possessions Abroad." [5th July, 1825.]
XXXII. And be it further enacted, That the same tonnage duties shall be paid upon all vessels or boats of the United States of America, importing any goods into either of the Provinces of Upper or Lower Canada, as are, or may be for the time being, payable in the United States of America, on British vessels or boats entering the harbours of the State from whence such goods shall have been imported.
No. 15. Act of the British Parliament. relating to the Fisheries carried on upon the Banks and Shores of Newfoundland. [3d June, 1824.]
II. And be it further enacted, That no alien, or stranger whatsoever shall at any time hereafter take bait. or use any sort of fishing whatsoever in Newfoundland, or the coasts, bays, or rivers, thereof, or on the coast of Labrador, or in any of the islands or places within or dependant upon the Government of the said Colony; always excepting the rights and privileges granted by Treaty to the subjects or citizens of any foreign State or Power in amity with His Majesty.
XII. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for His Majesty, his heirs, and successors, by advice of his or their Council, from time to time to give such orders and instructions to the Governor of Newfoundland, or to any officer or officers on that station. as he or they shall deem proper and necessary to fulfil the purposes of any Treaty or Treaties now in force between His Majesty and any foreign State or Power; and in case it shall be necessary to that end, to give orders and instructions to the Governor or other officer or officers aforesaid, to remove or caused to be removed any stages, flakes, train-fats, or other works whatever, for the purpose of carrying on the fishery, erected by His Majesty's subjects on that part of the coast of Newfoundland which lies between Cape Saint John, passing to the north, and descending to the western coast of the said island to the place called Cape Raye, and also all ships, vessels, and boats, belonging to His Majesty's subjects which shall be found within the limits aforesaid, and also in case of refusal to depart from within the limits aforesaid, to compel any of His Majesty's subjects to depart from thence; any law, custom, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
XIII. And be it further enacted. That if any person or persons shall refuse, upon requisition made by the Governor, or any officer or officers acting under him in pursuance of His Majesty's orders and instructions as aforesaid, to depart from within the limits aforesaid, or otherwise to conform to such requisitions and directions as such Governor or other officer as aforesaid shall make or give for the purposes aforesaid, every such person or persons so refusing or otherwise offending against the same, shall forfeit the sum of 50 pounds sterling money. Provided always, that every such suit or prosecution, if the same be commenced in Newfoundland, shall be commenced within one year; and if commenced in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminister, within 2 years from the time of the commission of such offence.
XVIII. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall continue and be in force for 5 years, and from thence until the end of the then next session
No. 16 Act of the British Parliament, for regulating the Track with the British Possessions in India by the Ships of Nations in amity with His Majesty *" [19th July 1797.]
Whereas by an Act passed in the 12th year of the reign of His late Majesty King Charles II. [Cap. 18] inti uled “An Act for the encourag ing and increasing of Shipping and Navigation," it was enacted, that from and after the 1st day of December, 1660, and from thenceforward, no goods or commodities shall be imported into or exported out of any lands, islands, plantations, or territories, to His Majesty belonging or in his possession, or which may hereafter belong unto or be in the possession of His Majesty, his heirs and successors, in Asia, Africa, aud America, in any other ship or ships, vessel or vessels, than such as do truly and without fraud belong unto the people of England or Ireland, dominion of Wales, or town of Berwick-upon Tweed, or are the built of and belonging to any of the said lands, islands, plantations, or territories, as the proprietors and right owners thereof, and whereof the master and three fourths of the mar iners at least are English, under certain penalties and forfeitures therein mentioned: And whereas it is expedient that the ships and vessels of countries and states in amity with His Majesty should be allowed to import goods and commodities unto and to export the same from the British territories in India, subject to certain restrictions and regulations; be it therefore enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same. that from and after the passing of this Act, and during the continuance of the exclusive trade of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, and during the term for which the possessions of the British territories in India is secured to the said United Company, it shall and may be lawful for the ships and vessels of countries and states in amity with His Majesty to import into and export from the British possessions in India, such goods and commodities as they shall be permitted to import into and export from the said possessions by the directors of the said company, who are hereby directed to frame such regulations for carrying on the trade to and from the said possessions, and the countries and states in amity with His Majesty, as shall seem to them most conducive to the interest and prosperity of the said British possessions in India, and of the British Empire; and no ship or vessel belonging to any of the subjects of states or countries in amity with His Majesty shall be liable to seizure, confiscation, or forfeiture, or other penalty, for exporting from or importing into the said British possessions in India any goods or commodities, the importation or exportation of which respectively shall be permitted by the said regulations; any thing in the said herein before recited Act of the 12th * Cited as unrepealed in Act 7 and 8, Geo. 4, Cap. 74. July 2d, 1817.
year of the reign of King Charles II. to the contrary notwithstanding: provided always, that it shall not be lawful for the directors of the said United Company to frame any regulations for the conduct of the said trade, which shall be inconsistent with any Treaty or Treaties which shall have been or may be entered into by His Majesty, his heirs and successors, and any country or state at amity with His Majesty, or which may be inconsistent with any Act or Acts of Parliament which have been passed for the regulation of the trade and commerce of the said British territories in India.
Il. And be it further enacted, That all such regulations as shall be framed by the said court of directors, for carrying on the trade to and from the British possessions in India, and the countries and states in amity with His Majesty, shall be and they are hereby directed to be subject to the superintendance, direction, and control of the board of commissioners for the affairs of India, in the same manner as all acts, operations, and concerns, which anywise relate to or concern the civil and military Governments and revenues of the British territories and acquisitions in the East Indies, now
III. And be further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any General Court of Proprietors to alter or change, or to direct or order or authorize the altering or changing, any resolution of the Court Directors, or to rescind, revoke, suspend, or vary the same, in so far as the same relates to the intercourse of Foreign nations in amity with His Majesty and the British territories in India.
No. 17. Treaty of Peace, between Great Britain and Denmark. Signed at Kiel. 14th January, 1814.
EXTRACT. (Translation, as laid before Parliament.)
I. From the moment of the signature of the present Treaty, there shall peace and friendship between their Majesties the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the King of Denmark, and between their respective Kingdoms, States, and subjects, in all parts of the world. All hostilities between them shall cease, and all prizes taken from the subjects of the respective nations shall be considered as null from the day of the signature of the present Treaty and shall be restored on both sides to their respective owners.
II. The respective prisoners of war shall, immediately after the ratification of the present Treaty, be restored, en masse, on payment, on both sides, of the private debts which they shall have contracted.
III. His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland consents to restore to His Danish Majesty all the possessions and colonies which have been conquered by the British arms in this present war, except the Island of Heligoland, which His Britannic Majesty reserves to Himself with full and unlimited sovereignty.
* IV. The restoring of the colonies shall be performed according to the same rules and principles which were laid down when His Britannic Majesty gave up to His Dauish Majesty these same colonies in the year 1801.With regard to the Island of Anholt, it is agreed that it shall be given back one month after the ratification of the present Treaty, unless the season aud the difficulty of navigation should present insurmountable obstacles.
Vii. The commercial relations between the subjects of the high Contracting Parties shall agai return to the usual order, as existing before the preseat war began. They moreover reciprocally agree to adopt measures, as soon as possible, for giving the same greater force and extent.
Vill. His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the British nation, being extremely desirous of totally abolishing the Slave Trade, the King of Denmark engages to co-operate with His said Majesty for the completion of so beneficent a work, and to prohibit all His subjects, in the most effectual manner, and by the most solemn laws, from taking any share in such trade.
XI. The sequestrations which have been laid, by either of the Contracting Parties, on property not already confiscated or condemned, shall be raised immediately after the ratification of this Treaty.
XII. His Majesty the King of Sweden having engaged, by Article VI. of the Treaty of Alliance with his Britannic Majesty, concluded at Stockholm, the 3d of March, 1813, to grant for a period of twenty years, to be computed from the exchange of the ratifications of the said Treaty, to the subjects of His Britannic Majesty, the privileges of dépôt in the port of Stralsund, of all articles being the growth or manufacture of Great Britain, or of her colonies, laden on board of British or Swedish vessels, on paying a duty of one per cent. ad valorem, on such articles and merchandise, on import and export; His Majesty the King of Denmark promises to fulfil, in His new character of Sovereign of Swedish Pomerania, the said stipulation, by substituting Danish for Swedish bottoms.
XIII. All the ancient Treaties of Peace and Commerce between the former Sovereigns of England and Denmark are hereby renewed in their full extent, so far as they are not contradictory to the stipulations of the present treaty.
Done at Kiel, the 14th January, 1814.