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CAP. XXIII. An Act to continue several Laws relating to the granting a Bounty on the Importation into Great Britain of Hemp, and rough and undressed Flax, from His Majesty's Colonies in America; and to the more effectually encouraging the Manufacture of Flax and Cotton in Great Britain until the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and ten; and for granting a Bounty upon certain Species of Britijb and hijb Linens exported from Great Britain, and talcing off the Duties on Importation into Great Britain, of Foreign Raw Linen Yarns made of Flax, until the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and eleven.

[21st March 1808.]

"4 G. 3. c. 26. for granting Bounty on Hemp and Flax (last con"tinued by 46 G. 3. c. 29. § 4.) further continued till March 2C, "1810. > I.—f G. 3. c. 77. for encouraging Manufacture of Flax "and Cotton (last continued by 26 G. 3. c. 29. § 8.) further conti"nued till March 25, 181.0. §1.—29 G. . c. 15. for granting "Bounties on Linen, &c. (last continued by 46 G, 3. c. 29. § 3.) "further continued till March 25, 1811. § 3."

CAP. XXIV. An Act for further continuing, until Three Months after the Ratification of a Dt finitive Treaty of Peace, an Act made in the Forty-fourth Year of His present Majesty, for permitting the Importation into Great Britain, of Hides and other Articles in Foreign Ships. [21st March 1808.]

"44 G. 3. c. 29. (as amended by 45 G. 3. c. 80. § 3, 4. and continued by 46 G. 3. c. 29. $9.) further continued until Three "Months afte: the Ratification of a Definitive Treaty of Peace."

CAP. XXV.

An Act for further continuing until the Twenty-fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and nine, an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of His present Majesty, for rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious irt Scotland. [2lst March 1808.]

"33 G- 3- c- 74- f,ast continued by 46 G. 3. t. 24.) further conti"nued till July 25, 1009."

CAP. XXVI. An Act for granting to His Majesty, until the End of the next Session of Parliament, Duties of Customs on the Goods, Wares, and Merchandize therein enumerated, in furtherance of the Previsions of certain Orders in Council.

[28th March 1808.] « Most * Most. Gracious Sovereign,

< VI7 HEREAS Measures which have been taken by P»wer« at

* \\ War with Your Majesty, prohibiting in Violation of the 'Law of Nations all Intercourse wit'i this Kingdom, and all Trade

* in any Articles of its Growth or Manufacture, have rendered it ne

* cessary for Your Majesty to issue Orders in Council to counteract 'the Disadvantages which were thereby imposed upon the Trade of 'Your Majesty's Subjects, and to retaliate upon the Enemy the Evils

* which he intended to inflict upon this Kingdom: And whereas it is 4 expedient and necessary in order effectually to accomplish the Object

* of such Orders, that Duties of Customs should be granted upo 1 cer

* tain Goods exported from Great Britain; We, Your Majesty's molt

* dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom,
« in Parliament assembled, do most humbly beseech Your Majesty that
4 it may be enacted;' and be it enactjd 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, there (hall be raised, levied, collected, and paid unto His Ma-
jesty, His Heirs and Successors, upon all Goods, Wares, and Mer-
chandize, enumerated or described in the Tables A.) (B.) and (C.)
annexed to this Act, exported from Great Britain, the several Duties
of Customs, as the fame are respectively described and set forth in Fi-
gures in the said Tables.

II. And be it further enacted, That the Duties granted and imposed by this Act, and made payable according to the Weight, Tale, Gauge, Measure, or Value of any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize charged with such Duties, shall be charged and payable upon any greater or less Weight, Number, Quantity, or Value thereof than the Weight, Number, Quantity, or Value particular;. inserteJ, described, and set forth in the Tables hereunto annexed, marked (A.) (B.) and (C.) in proportion to the actual Weight, Number, Quantity, or Value of such Goods, Wires, or Merchandize.

III. And be it further enacted, That where any Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, which are allowed to be, or which mall have been warehoused, or otherwise secured, at the Time of the Importation thereof, without Payment of the Duties due thereon, shall be taken out or entered Inward3 for Home Coniumption, and the Dutie3 of Customs and Excise then due thereon shall have been paid, and the same shall afterwards be entered for Exportation, then and in every such Case the Duties of Cuiloms Uy this Act imposed shall be paid on the Exportation of the said Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, notwithstanding the Payment of any Draubicks to which the Exporter thereof may in iuch Cafe under any Law or Laws then in force be entitled.

IV. 'And whereas by an Order in Council dated the Twenty-fifth 'of November One thousand eight hundred and seven, it was ordered

* and declared, that Information of a certain other Order in Council •of the Eleventh of November One thousand eight hundred and se

* ven, should be taken and held to have been received in the Places

* herein-after mentioned at the Periods respectively assigned to them; 'namely, Ports and Places within the Baltic on the Twenty-first of 1 December One thousand eight hundred and seven; other Ports and 1 Places to the Northward of Jimjlerdam on the Eleventh of De

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'cemler One thousand eight hundred and seven; from Amjlcrdam to 'UJhant on the Fourth of December One thousand eight hundred and 'seven; from U(hant to Cape Finiflerre on the Eighth of December

* One thousand eight hundred and seven; fiom Cape Finistcrre to Gi'braliar inclusive, on the Thirteenth of December One thousand

* eight hundred and seven; Madeira the Thirteenth of December 'One thousand eight hundred and seven; Ports and Places within 'the Streights of Gibraltar to Sicily and Ma/la and the West Coasts

* of Italy inclusive, on the First of January One thousand eight hundred « and eight; all other Ports and Places in the Mediterranean beyond « Sicily and Malta on the Twentieth of January One thousand eight 'hundred and eight; Ports and Places beyond the Dardanelles on the « First of February One thousand eight hundred and eight; any Part

* of the North and Western Coast of Africa or the Islands adjacent,

* except Madeira, on the Eleventh of January One thousand eight « hundred and eight; the United States and British Possessions in

* North America and the West Indies on the Twentieth of January 'One thousand eight hundred and eight; Cape of Good Hope and the « East Coast of South America on the Fjrst of March One thousand

* eight hundred and eight; India on the First of ATay One thousand 'eight hundred and eight; China and the Coast of South America on 'the First of June One thousand eight hundred and eightbe it therefore enacted, That nothing in this Act contained (hall extend to prevent any Vessel which (hall have sailed from any such Port or Place before the Period above specified as aforesaid, and which (hall have been brought into or shall have come into any Port in Great J3ri~ tain under any Warning given in pursuance of any of the said Orders in Council, from proceeding on her Voyage to any Port or Place whatever, witnout entering or landing any Part of her Cargo in Great Britain (except Cotton Wool or Yarn, or Jesuits Bark) and without the Payment of any Dutv granted by this Act upon any P?.rt of the Cargo (except Cotton Wool or Yarn, or Jesuits Bark): Provided always, that if the Port or Place to which such Vessel shall proceed, (hall belong to a Country in Amity with His Majesty, and from which the British Flag is not excluded, such Vessel (hall in that Case be permitted to proceed without being compelled to land any Part os her Cargo, or to pay any Duty imposed by this Act in respect of the same.

V. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in this Act contained (hall extend to charge with any of the Duties granted by this Act, any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize (except Cotton Wool or Yarn, and Jesuits Bark) imported into Great Britain in any Vessel, under any Licence bearing Date before the Eleventh Day of NovemberUA, or in any Vessel which (hall have been cleared out from the Port or Place from which such Goods, Wares, or Merchandize were imported before the Period in this Act specified, as to such Port or Place, as the Period at which the said Orders in Council (hall be taken and held to have been received, in any Cafes in which the said Goods, Wares, or Merchandize (hall, upon their Importation, have been or (hall be warehoused for Exportation only.

VI. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in this Act contained (hall extend to charge with any of the Duties granted by this Act, any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize on the Exportation from Great Britain (except Cotton Wool or Yarn, and Je

fesuBatV) wVich (hall have been or shall be imported into Great Britain prior to the first Day of June One thousand eight hundred and tight, from any free Port in any of His Majesty's Plantations in the Wefi Indict or any other Port or Place, under any Licence from the Governor of any of His Majesty's Plantations duly authorized for that Purpose, bearing Date prior to the Twenty-first Day of January hi, in caie such Goodn, Wares, or Merchandize shall, on their Importation into Great Britain, have been or shall be warehoused for Exportation only.

VII. Provided also, and be it further enacted, That no Goods, Wares, or Merchandize described in the said Tables (A.) and (B.) of the Growth and Produce of Saint Domingo, which (hall have been or shall be imported into Great Britain by Licence in return for Goods exported to the said Island, bearing Date prior to the Fifth of February One thousand eight hundred and eight, and which (hall have been or (hall be warehoused for Exportation, (hall be liable, on the Exportation thereof, to any of the Duties of Customs granted by this Act; and all such Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, the Growth and PiJ-iuce of Saint Domingo, which (hall have been or shall be imported into Great Britain under any Licence bearing Date subsequently to the said Fifth Day os February, shall, upon the Exportation thereof from Great Britain, be chargeable with and subject and liable to One-half Part only of the Duties of Customs granted by this Act upon Goods, Wares, and Merchandize of the like Description, upon their Exportation from Great Britain.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That all Goods, Wares, or Merchandize, which have been or may be condemned as Prize, (hall, on the Exportation thereof from Great Britain, be charged with and subject and liable to the Duties by this Act imposed on the Exportation of the like Goods, Wares, or Merchandize respectively, any Law, Custom, or Usage to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided always, that nothing in this Act contained shall extend to charge with any of the Duties granted by this Act, any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize (except Cotton Wool or Yarn, or Jesuits Bark) which shall have been or shall be brought into any Port in Great Britain for Adjudication before the pasting of this Act, whether the fame (hall have been or shall be subsequently restored or condemned as Prize.

IX. And be it further enacted, That the Duties of Customs described and set forth in Figures in the said Tables hereunto annexed, marked (A.) (B.) and (C.) on the several Goods, Wares, and Merchandize specified therein, shall be paid to the proper Officer authorized to receive the Duties of Customs on Goods, Wares, and Merchandize imported into Great Britain, and may and shall respectively be managed, ascertained, raised, levied, collected, answered, paid, and recovered, except where any alteration is expressly made by this Act, in such and the like Manner, and by the same Means, Ways, or Methods, as former Duties of Customs upon Goods, Wares, or Merchandize in general, and also by any such special Means, Ways, or Methods respectively, as former Duties of Customs upon Goods, Wares, or Merchandize of the fame Sorts er Kinds were or might be managed, ascertained, raised, levied, collected, answered, paid, aud recovered; and the Goods, Wares, or Merchandize whereon Duties of Customs »re by this Act charged, as the fame are respectively inserted, described,

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and set forth in the said Tables, upon Exportation thereof from Great Britain, shall be and the same are hereby made subject and liable to all and ever)-the Conditions, Regulations, Securities, Rules, Restrictions, Seizures, and Forfeitures, to which Goods, Wares, or Merchandize in general, and also all and every the special Conditions, Rules, Regulations, Restrictions, Seizures, Sales, and Forfeitures respectively, to which the' like Goods, Wares, or Merchandize were subject and liable by any Act or Acts of Parliament in soi»;e on and immediately before the passing of this Act respecting the Revenue of Customs, except where any Alteration is expressly made by this Act; and all Pains, Penalties, Fines, and Forfeitures, of whatever Nature or Kind the fame may be, as well Pains of Death as others, for any Offence whatever committed against or in Breach of any Act or Acts of Parliament in force on or immediately before the passing of this Act, made for securing the Revenue of Customs, or for the Regulation or Improvement thereof, and the several Clauses, Powers, Provisoes, and Directions contained in any such Act or Acts, {hall (unless where expressly altered by this Act) extend to and be respectively applied, practised, and put in Execution, in respect of the several Duties of Customs hereby charged, in as full and ample a Manner, to all Intents and Purposes whatever, as if all and every the said Acts, Clauses, Provisoes, Powers, Directions, Fines, Pains, Penalties, or Forfeitures, were particularly repeated and re-enacted in the Body of this Act, and made Part thereof. Ascertaining X. And be it further enacted, That in all Cases where, by the

Value of said Tables, the Duties of Customs by this Act imposed upon the

Cowls, PayinS Exportation of Goods, Wares, and Merchandize from Great Bri•fi'afornn tain, are charged not according to the Weight, Tale, Gauge, or

* ""' Measure, but according to the Value thereof, such Value shall be considered as the fame (hall be at the Port of Exportation, without any Deduction or Abatement whatever; and such Value shall be ascertained by the Declaration of the Exporter or Proprietor of such Goods, Wares, or Merchandize, or his known Agent, in the Manner and Form, and under all the Rules, Regulations, and Restrictions, and subject to the same Forfeitures and Penalties as are prescribed and directed for ascertaining and collecting the Duties to be paid upon Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, according to the Value thereof, by an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign 37 G. 3.c. 13. of His present Majesty, intituled, An AB for repealing the several Duties of Cuflnms and Excise, and granting other Duties in lieu thereof, and for applying the said Duties together with the other Duties composing the publick Revenue, for permitting the Importation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, the Produce or Manufacture of the European Dominions of the French King into this Kingdom, and for applying certain unclaimed Monies remaining in the Exchequer fur the Payment of Annuities on Lives to the Reduction of the National Debt; and in case any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize, chargeable witli any such Duty by this Act, according to Value, (hall not be valued according to the true Price or Value thereof, and according to the true Intent arid Meaning of this Act, then it (hall be lawful for the proper Officer or Officers of theCirtloms, to cause the same to be detained; and the said Goods, Wares, and Merchandize (hall be dealt w:th, a,id the proper Officer of the Customs (hall proceed, with

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