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in pursuance of any Act or Ordinance for such purpose specially made and pro. vided; and it shall be as unlawful for any person poflefled of any such public paper, manuscript or record, to withhold or detain the same contrary to such order, as if the same was withheld and detained against any Act or Ordinance of the Legislature, ex-presy commanding the surrender and reftitution of the same, to the proper Office to which the same might belong or appertain.

DORCHESTER. Enacted and Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, and pafed in Council under the

Great Seal of the Province, at the Council chamber, in the castle of St. Lewis, in the city of Quebec, the seventeeth day of April, in the thirtieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of God, of GreatBritain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, ard so forth, and in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety.

By His ExceLLENCY's Command,

J. WILLIAMS, C. L. C.

CA P. IX.

An ORDINANCE To prevent for a limited Time the Exportation of Biscuit, Flour or Meal of any kind, also of Wheat, Pease, Barley, Rye and Oats.

[Expired.]

ANNO TRICESIMO PRIMO

GEORGII TERTII REGIS.

CA P. I.

Α Ν Α C T
To explain and amend the Act intitled, “ An A&t or Ordinance for promo-

ting the Inland Navigation," and to promote the Trade to the Western
Country.
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HEREAS it is expedient to the prosperity of the Commerce which it was the in

tention of the said Ordinance to encourage, that it be unclogged with any unnecessary impediments, be it therefore enacted by His Excellency the Governor and the

Legislative Council, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that the Oath Efect of the to the manifest of the Cargo of such vessels, trading to the Western Countries, which by Outch to the Mao the faid Act are required to have Registers, shall suffice as to such Articles as are not

shipped upon the private Account of the Chief Navigator, if he shall swear that the quantities and qualities are in his Manifest stated according to his Bills of Lading, and that the Manifeft doth express the whole thereof, according to the best of his knowledge and

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belief,

de les garder ou retenir en contravention à tel ordre, comme si les dits papiers eussent
été retenus en contravention d'aucun Acte ou Ordonance de la législation, qui ordone-
roit expressément la reddition des dits papiers à l'office convenable, dont ils peuvent
dépendre.
(Signé)

DO R CHESTE R.
Statué et ordonné par la susdite autorité et passé en Conseil sous le Sceau Public, de

la Province, en la Chambre du Conseil au Château St. Louis, en la ville de Québec,
le dixseptiéme jour d'Avril, dans la trentiéme année du Règne de notre Souverain
Seigneur GEORGE Trois, par la Grace de Dieu, Roi de la Grande Bretagne,
de France et d'Irelande, Défenseur de la foi, &c. &c. &c. ct dans l'année de no-
tre Seigneur, mil fept cens quatrevingt-dix.

Par ordre de Son Excellence

(Signé)

J. WILLIAMS, G. C. L.

Traduit par ordre de Son Excellence,

F. J. CUGNET, S. F.

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CA P. IX.
A CT E ORD ON ANCE
Qui défend, pour un tems limité, l'exportation du Biscuit, Fleur ou Farine
d'aucune espèce, comme aussi celle du Bled, Pois, Orge, Seigle et Avoinnes.

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ANNO TRICESIMO PRIMO

GEORGII TERTII

TERTII REGIS.

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Qui explique et Amende l’A&te intitulé, “ Acte ou Ordonance qui En-

courage la Navigation Intérieure et le Commerce dans le Pais d'Ouest.” E

TANT expédient à la prospérité du commerce, que l'intention de la dite Ordo- Préambule.

nance étoit d'encourager, de lever tous empêchemens et entraves inutiles, qu'il soit à ces causes ftatué par son Excellence le Gouverneur et le Conseil Législatif, et il est par ces présentes ftatué par la dite autorité, que le serment sur l'Etat de la cargaison de tels vaisseaux, destinés au commerce dans le pais d'Ouest, qui font or- für l'état de care donnés par le dit Acte d'avoir des feuilles d'enregistrement, suffira, quant à tels are yaifon. ticles qui ne seront point mis à bord sur le compte particulier du conducteur, s'il affirme

que les quantités et qualités sont dans son etat de cargaison constatés conformé. ment à ses connoissemens, et que l'Etat de cargaison exprime tous ces articles au meilleur de sa connoillance, et de ce qu'il croit, et pareillement chaque article de commerce à son compte particulier, ou au compte d'aucune personne quelconque.

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belief, and likewise every article of trade on his private account or on account of any perfon whatsoever.

ll. And be it further enacted by the same Authority, that, as often as the vessel may ed to Constéija be feized' for not being documented as by the Aa is required, it shall not expose to

conlilcation either the Vellel or her Apparel and Furniture, or the Property therein, of

any of the Shippers not being privy thereto or concerned therein, provided they fhall respectively be His Majesty's good and faithful Subjects residing within His Doininions; but for the prevention of Frauds in the Navigation and Commerce aforesaid, be it further enacted by the fame Authority, that, as often as any Veslel fhall be found

{ailing on the interior Lakes or Rivers, from any part of His Majesty's Territories, not When the Cape documented as by Law, directed, the Captain or Chief Navigator fall not only be

answerable to all and every Person and Persons who may receive Lofs and Damaye And incur a Fine thereby, but fall incur a Penalty of Two Hundred Pounds to His Majesty, to be su

ed for and recovered in any Court of Justice within this Province, one third of which forfeiture shall belong to the Person or Persons suing for the same; and for the more fecure recovery thereof, such Captain or Chief Navigator shall be detained and imprisoned until he shall have entered into recognizance in double the said Penalty, with two fufficient Sureties in the Judgment of one of the Judges of the Common Pleas of the District of the Port, Poft or Place to which he may be brought, personally to appear in the Court of King's Bench, within one Year from the Date of such Recognizance, there to answer to any Suit to be brought against him for the said Penalty, and to abide the Judgment of the said Court.

III. And be it also enacted by the Tame authority, that whenever the Court, bequittal, or

am fore which any proceedings may be had for any such Seizure or Penalty, shall give mages or Cofts, if Judgment for the acquittal of the property seized, or the dilcharge of the Party prole. of Seizure or Proecuted, but shall at the same time caule to be entered in the Minutes of the Court, that tecution be infer. the Prosecutor had reasonable cause for making the Seizure or commencing the same

Suit, the Owner or Defendant thall not recover any Damages or Cofs against any No Licence for Persons concerned in such Seizure or Profecution; and to the end that the Trade to the arading, necella.

Western Diftri&ts and Indian Countries may be free and open to all His Majesty's faithsul Subjects in every Part of His Majesty's Inland Dominions and Territories whatsoever, be it enacted by the fame authority, that from and after the publication of this Act, it shall not be necessary for any of His Majesty's Subjects, carrying on Trade or other stated Residents of this Province, to take out any where or from any Person or Persons any Licence, Pass, Permit or other Writing whatsoever, for going into or trading with the Indians or other inhabitants of the Western Countries, Dilo tricts or Counties of this Province, or Territories whatsoever, or for the carrying or conveying thither or elsewhere, in Boats, Battoes or Canoes, any Goods, Wares or Merchandize, or Provifions or other effects not specifically prohibited, or for return.

ing with the same or any Part thereof, or with the Produce in Beaver Furs or Skins, or Not for the fale such other effects as may be legally carried, transported or imported, nor to subject of Strong Li.

Traders to take Licences for the falc of Strong Liquors to Indians, except at a fixed
Residence in a settled Part of the Province for keeping a House of Public Entertain-

ment, as is required by an Act of Parliainent palled in the fourteenth Year of His Exception, Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An A&t to establish a Fund towards further defraying

“ the Charges of the administration of Justice and support of the Civil Government “ within the Province of Quebec in America" any Law, Ordinance or Regulation of this Province; heretofore made or palled, to the contrary notwithstanding.

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11. Et qu'il soit de plus statué par la dite autorité, qu'autant de fois que le vaisseau Les vaist-aut pourra être faise pour ne s'être pas muni des papiers ordonnés par l'Acte, le Vaisseau, qui n'auront pas ni ses Gréemens et Apparaux, ni ce qui appartient dans le dit Vaisseau à aucuns des feront exposés à chargeurs qui n'en auront point connoillance ou qui n'y seront point concernés, ne

èire configués seront point confisqués, pourvû qu'ils feront respectivement bons ét fidels sujets de la Majesté, résidens dans les Domaines. Mais afin d'empêcher les fraudes dans la Navigation et le Commerce ci-dessus mentionés, qu'il soit de plus statué par la dite autorité, qu'autant de fois qu'aucun vaifleau sera trouvé faire voile sur les Lacs ou Riviéres intérieures, d'aucune partie des Territoires de fa Majesté, qui ne sera pas muni des pa- l.orique le Cz. piers ordonnés par la Loi, le Capitaine ou le Conducteur, fera non seulement respon- puntabiccta iciiable envers toutes et chaque personnes qui pourront supporter des pertes et dominages par cette contravention, mais encourra une amende de deux cens livres envers sa Majelté, qui sera poursuivie et recouvrée dans aucune Cour de justice dans cette Pro- amende de £ 100. vince, dont un tiers appartiendra à celui ou ceux qui auront poursuiri pour icelle ; et afin de la recouvrer plus sûrement, tel Capitaine ou Conducteur sera detenu et emprifonné, jusqu'à ce qu'il ait consenti une reconnoillance ou obligation du double de la dite amende, conjointement avec deux cautions suffisans, au jugement d'un des juges des Plaidoyers-r.'mmuns du district, port, posle on place, auxquels il aura éié con. duit, de paroître en personne dans la Cour du Banc du Roi dans l'espace et terme d'une année, à compter de la date de telle reconnoillance et obligation, pour y répondre à aucune poursuite qui sera faite contre lui pour la dite amende, et attendre le jugement de la dite Cour.

III. Et qu'il soit aufli statué par la dite autorité que toute fois que la Cour, devant qui telle procédure sera faite, quant à telle faisie ou amende, rendra fon jugement charge my aus pour la décharge des effets fails ou pour celle de la partie poursuivie, et fera entrer mages recouvres lur les minutes de la Cour, que le poursuivant avait une caule raisonable pour faire la place from faibe ou pour commencer la dite poursuite, le propriétaire ou le défendeur ne pour- ou de la pour. ra recouvrer aucuns dommages ni frais contre aucunes personnes concernées dans uitect inférée telles failies ou poursuites. Et afin que le commerce dans les diflucts d'Ouer et les Pais Sauvages, puille être libre et ouvert à tous les fidels sujets de fa Majefié dans toute et chaque partie des Domaines et Territoires quelconques, qu'il soit ílatué par Ja dite autorité que depuis et après la publication de cet Adte, il ne sera point nécessaire pour aucuns sujets de la Majesté qui font le commerce et pour autres résidens sonce nécefaire dans cette Province, de prendre nulle part, ni d'aucune perlonns ou personnes commerce. aucune licence, permission ou autre écrit quelconque, pour aller ct commercer avec les Sauvages ou autres habitans des Païs, Difricis ou Comtés d'Oucft de cette Province ou Territoires quelconques, ou pour porter ou transporter dans ces endroits ou autre part en Chaloupes, Baticaux ou Carots, aucuns effets ou marchandises ou provisions ou autres effets qui ne sont pas spécialement prohibés, et pour revenir avec iels effets ou aucune partie d'iceux, ou avec le produit en castor, fourrures ou peaus, ou tels autres effets qui peuvent être légalement portés, transportés ou 'importés, ni afsujétir les commerçans à prendre des licences ponr vendre des liqueurs for:es aux Sauvages, excepté lorsqu'ils auront une résidence fixe dans une partie établie de la Nipmur ia vedie Province pour tenir une auberge, comme il eit requis par un Adc du Parlement parlé

ring liqueurs dans la quatorziéme année du règne de la Majelić, intitulé " Alle qui c:ablit un Excopiion. " fonds pour défraier plus ampleinent les charges de l'administration de la justice et " le foutien du Gouvernement civil dans la Province de Québ.c en Amérique.” Nonobstant aucune Loi, Ordonance, ou Réglement de cette Prorince à ce contraires.

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shall and may be lawful for His Excellency the Governor or Commander in Chief for I!w the Traže the time being, by and with the Advice and Consent of His Majeily's Council, to resmehr le retraite train the Trade and Commerce to any Part or Place of the luid Western Countries and

Inland Territories, and regulate the same with any of the Indian Tribes or Nations, or other Inhabitants thereof, and likewise to restrain and regulate the fale and diflri. bution of Spirituous Liquors, in all Forts and Garrisons, and other places where Indians relort, and of Arms, Ammunition and other warlike or naval Stores, when and so often as the Public Safety and Peace may require, declaring the same from time to time by Proclamation under the Great Seal.

V. And in order to prevent the Accidents that happen to Canoes, the Property therein, and th: Navijitors i hereof, in the dangerous Paliage down the Rapids of the Outae wais o: Great River, between the lower Carrying-place of the Chaudiere and the Allumets, by reason of persons selling Spirituous Liquors to the Canoe-men, thereby intoxi. Cating them, and rendering them incapable to conduct and manage the Canoes in the faid Rapids, to the great Injury of the Trade, and the risk of the lives of the Navigators;

be it enacted by the authority aforelaid, that every Person who shall be.convicted before No Liquorstohe any one or more Juflices of the Peace, upon the Oath of the Informer and one more

credible Witness, of having sold or given any Spirituous Liquors to any Canoe-inan in ingaw nihe Rs. his Paslage down the Outawais or Great River, between the lower Carrying-place of the pids in ih- Oulae

Chaudiere and the Piace called the Allumets, shall forfeit and pay the Sum of Twenty Pounds, and lose the benefit of his licence, if any he has, for selling Spirituous Liquors, which Penalty may be faed and recovered suinmarily before one or more Justices of the Peace aud applied as aforelaid.

VI. And wherras it is inade penal to settle in the Indian Villages without Licence, by an Act or Ordinance of this Province, palled in the seventeenth Year of His Majel. ty's Reign, intituled, “ An Ordinance to prevent the fulling of Strong Liquors to In- dians in the Province of Quebec, as also to deter Persons from buying their Arms or “ Cloathing, and for other Purpoles relative to the Trade and Intercourse with the said

“ Indians." Be it further enacted by the same authority, that nothing in the said Act of 1757, not to

shall be deemed to affect such as are lawfully employed in the Inland Commerce, or such aplyed she as resurt to this Province with the Intention bona fide of settling the Waste Lands of the

or those Crown, and who are in the course to conform to the Regulations by the Government for fetching the that Purpose made and established, and shall so declare upon Oath, when thereunto re

quired, or to any other His Majesty's liege Subjects, but to such only as not being His Majelly's Zubjects shall arrive at any Port, Post or Place where any Magiftrate may reside, and shall not within twenty-four hours thereafter take the Oath of Allegiance to the British Crown, being required, and shall refuse to take the Oath in this Claule first afore. mentioned, such Defaulter hali incur a Penalty of Ten Pounds, and may be committed: and proceeded against as concerned in illicit Trade.

VII. Provided always nevertheless, that it shall be lawful to all persons to pass and.

rcpafs any Part of this Province, with a Permission under the Signature of such Person Refpc&ting Paf. as shall be authorized to grant the same, by any Instrument to be issued by the Gover

nor or Commander in Chief for the time bein, under his Hand and Seal at Arms, such Person conforming to the Conditions, Regulations and Terms in his Permission prescribed or exprefled.

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