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cember One thousand eight hundred and seven ; from Amsterdam to Usbant on the Fourth of December One thousand eight hundred and • seven ; from Usbant to Cape Finisterre on the Eighth of December • One thousand eight hundred and seven ; fiom Cape Finisterre to Gi'braltar 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 Malla 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 Isands adjacent, 'except Madeira, on the Eleventh of January One thousand eight • hundred and eight; the United States and Britif Pofsessions in ' North America and the left 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 First of March One thousand

eight hundred and eight; India on the First of May One thousand eight hundred and eight; China and the Coast of South America on

“the First of June One thousand eight hundred and eight ;? be it thereVeffels having fore enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend to pre. failed frorn vent any Vessel which shall have failed from any such Port or Place

before the Period above specified as aforesaid, and which shall have before Times limited in Order

been brought into or shall have come into any Port in Great Bri. of Council, may tain under any Warning given in pursuance of any of the said Orders proceed fron i n Council, from proceeding on her Voyage to any Port or Place Great Britain whatever, witnout entering or landing any part of her Cargo in

heir Cargo, Great Britain (except Cotton Wool or Yarn, or Jesuits Bark) and without payment of faid Export

" without the Payment of any Duty granted by this Act upon any Duries, &c. Part of the Cargo (except Cotton Wool or Yarn, or Jesuits Bark) : (except Cotton Provided always, that if the Port or Place to which such Vefsel Wool and Bark.) shall proceed, shall belong to a Country in Amity with His Ma.

jesty, and from which the British Flag is not excluded, such Vefsel Thall in that Case be permitted to proceed without being compelled to land any part of her Cargo, or to pay any Duty imposed by this

Act in respect of the same. Exemption for V. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in Goods (except this Act contained shall extend to charge with any of the Dutics Cotton Wool,

granted by this Act, any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize (except &c. imported

Cotton Wool or Yarn, and Jesuits Bark) imported into Great Briunder Licence, dated before

tain in any Vessel, under any Licence bearing Date before the 11 Nov. &c. Eleventh Day of November last, or in any Vessel which shall have been [S-e 48 G. 3. cleared out from the Port or Place from which such Goods, Wareş, 6.71.] or Merchandize were imported before the Period in this Act speci.

hed, as to such Port or Place, as the Period at which the said Orders in Council shall be taken and held to have been received, in any Cases in which the said Goods, Wares, or Merchandize shall, upon their

Importation, have been or shall be warehoused for Exportation only. Like Fxemption VI. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in for Gods this Act contained shall extend to charge with any of the Duties imported from

granted by this Act, any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize on the Exfree Ports in West Indies, portation from Great Britain (except Cotton Wool or Yarn, and Je

with their

e dated

8. Goads

suits Bark) which shall have been or shall be imported into Great under Licence, Britain prior to the first Day of June One thousand eight hundred and prior to 1 June eight, from any free Port in any of His Majesty's Plantations in the in and of His Majesty' Plantations in the 1808. [1 Augut

486.3.c.71.35.] Wejh Indies 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 lat, in cale such Goods, 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, Exemption for Wares, or Merchandize described in the said Tables (A.) and (B.) Goods imported of the Growth and Produce of Saint Domingo, which shall have been from St. Door shall be imported into Great Britain by Licence in return for mingo, under Goods exported to the said Iland, bearing Date prior to the Fifth of

prior to Feb. 5, February One thousand eight hundred and eight, and which shall have been or shall be warehoused for Exportation, shall be liable, on imported under the Exportation thereof, to any of the Duties of Customs granted subsequent by this Act; and all such Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, the

Licences liable

to Half the Growth and Picluce of Saint Domingo, which shall have been or shall

Duties. be imported into Great Britain under any Licence bearing Date sub. fequently to the said Fifth Day of 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 Ad 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 Mer. For charging the chandize, which have been or may be condemned as Prize, shall, on Duties on Prize the Exportation thereof from Great Britain, be charged with and Goods. [Sce, ļubject and liable to the Duties by this Act imposed on the Exporta

48 G. 3. c. 71. tion of the like Goods, Wares, or Merchandize respectively, any Law, Cuftom, 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 passing of this Act, whether the same shall have been or shall be subsequently restored or condemned as Prize.

ļX. And be it further enacted, That the Duties of Customs de- Duties shall be scribed and set forth in Figures in the said Tables hereunto annexed, raised as former marked (A.) (B.) and (C.) on the several Goods, Wares, and Mer. Duties of chandize specified therein, shall be paid to the proper Officer autho.

Cuftoms. rized to receive the Duties of Customs on Goods, Wares, and Mer. chandize 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 or Kinds were or might be managed, ascertained, raised, levied, collected, answered, paid, and recovered ; and the Goods, Wares, or Merchandize whereon Duties of Customs are by this A& charged, as the same are respectively inserted, described,

and

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 every 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, Reitrictions, 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 force 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 same 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 pafling 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 fuch Act or Acts, shall (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, Pro. visoes, Powers, Directions, Fines, Pains, Penalties, or Forfeitures, were particularly repeated and re-enacted in the Body of this Act,

and made Part thereof. Afcertaining

X. And be it further enacted, That in all Cases where, by the Value of faid Tables, the Duties of Customs by this Act imposed upon the Goods, paying Exportation of Goods, Wares, and Merchandize from Great BriDuties

tain, are charged not according to the Weight, Tale, Gauge, or ad valoren.

Measure, but according to the Value thereof, such Value shall be confidered as the same shall be at the Port of Exportation, without any Deduction or Abatement whatever ; and such Value shall be afcertained 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 Restric. tions, 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 A et passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign 97 G. 3.c. 13. of His present Majesty, intituled, An Ad for repealing the several

Duties of Customs and Excise, and granting other Duties in lieu i hereof, and for applying the said Duiies iogether with the other Duties composing the publick Revenue, for permitting the Importation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, the Produce or Manufa&ure of the European Dominions of the French King into this Kingdom, and for applying certain unclaimed Monies remaining in the Exchequer for the Payment of Annuities on Lives to the Reduction of the National Debt ; and in case any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize, chargeable with any such Duty by this Act, according to Value, shall not be valued according to the true Price or Value thereof, and according to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act, then it shall be lawful for the proper Officer or Officers of the Customs, to cause the fame to be de. tained ; and the said Goods, Wares, and Merchandize shall be dealt with, and the proper Officer of the Customs shall proceed, with

relation

ay be reitored

Cuftoms,

relation to the said Goods, Wares, and Merchandize so detained, in every respect in the Manner prescribed in such Case by the said sited Act.

XI. A d be it further enacted, That in case any Goods, Wares, Goods detained Mercha..dize, upon which Duties of Customs are hereby imposed, as undervalued hall be detained by any Officer of the Customs on account of the same

on the Enuy not being valued according to the true and real Value thereof, and ac- bei

a ac- being amended. cord.g to the true Lutent and Meaning of this Act, it shall be hwful for the Commissioners of his Ma eity's Cuftoms in England and Scotland respectively, for the Time being, or any Three or more of them respectively, upon Proof being made to their Satisfaction that no Fraud was intended, to direct the Entry to be amended, upon such Terms and Conditions as under the Circumstances of the Cafe shall appear to the faid Commissioners of the Cuitoms in England and Scotland respectively to be reasonable, and as they shall think fit to direct: Provided always, that if the Importer, Exporter, or Proprietor of such Goods, Wares, or Merchandize, hall accept the Terms or Conditions prescribed by the said Commiflioners of the Customs respectively, such Importer, Exporter, or Proprietor, shall not have or be entitled to any Recompence or Damage on account of the Detention of such Goods, Wares, or Merchandize, or have or maintain any Action whatever for the fame ; any Law, Cuftom, or Usage to the contrary notwithstanding,

XII. Ad be it further enacted, That such of the Duties of Cul. Duties shall be toms by this Act imposed, as shall arise in that part of Great Britain managed by

Boards of called England, shall be under the Management of the Commiffioners Co of the Customs in England for the Time being ; aid such thereof as shall arise in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, shall be under the Management of the Commissioners of the Cuitoms in Scotland for the Time being.

XIII. And be it further enacted, That in case the Whole or any Ships arriving Part of the Cargo of any Vessel, which shall arrive in any Port of with either the

* Whole or any Great Britain shall consist of any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize what

mate Part of their ever, of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any Country or Place Carro Eaft India within the Limits of the Charter granted to the United Company of Goods shall Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, such Vefsel shall forthproceed to with proceed to the Port of London, where all such Goods, Wares, and London, and be Merchandize shall be landed, lodged, and secured under His Majesty's" Lock, in some of the Warehouses belonging to the said United Company, at the Expence of the Proprietors of such Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, and be there examined, and an Account taken thereof by the proper Officers of the Customs, and of the Excise in Cases where that Revenue is concerned, and such Goods, Wares, and Merchandize shall remain so secured until the Exportation thereof; and before any such Goods, Wares, and Merchandize shall be taken out of such Warehouse for the Purpose of Exportation, the several Duties of Cuftoms, as the same are described and set forth in Figures in the Table hereunto annexed, marked (C:) shall be first paid to the proper Officer of the Customs; and in those Cases in the said Table marked (C.) where the Duties to be paid on the Exportation of any such Goods, Wares, and Merchandize shall not be charged according to the Weight, Tale, Gauge, or Measure, but according to the Value thereof, such Value shall be ascertained by the Declaration of the Proprietor or his known Agent, in the Manner and Form,

warehoused.

and

97 G.3.c. 13.

43 G. 3. c. 132.

45 G.3. c. 87.

and under the Rules, Regulations, and Restrictions, and subjeet
to the same Forfeitures and Penalties as are prescribed and imposed
for ascertaining and collecting Duties to be paid according to the Va-
lue thereof, by the said recited Act passed in the Twenty-seventh'
Year of His present Majefty; and in case any such Goods, Wares,
or Merchandize shall not be valued according to the true and real-
Value thereof, then it shall be lawful for the proper Officer or Offi-
cers of the Customs to cause the same to be detained, and the said
Goods, Wares, and Merchandize shall be dealt with, and the proper
Officers of the Customs shall proceed in the Manner prescribed in !
such Cafe by the said recited Act: Provided always, that such
Goods, Wares, or Merchandize, so detained, (Cotton Wool except-:
ed) shall be sold only for the Purpose of being exported from Great :
Britain, any Law, Custom, or Usage to the contrary notwithstand,
ing: Provided also, that in case any part of the Cargo of any such
Ship or Vellel so consisting in Part of East Indian Goods, Wares, or 1
Merchandize, as aforesaid, shall consist of Goods, Wares, or Merchan. *
dize, not being of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any
Country or Place within the Limits of the Charter granted to the
United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies,
such latt. mentioned Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, shall be duly
entered, either to be secured or lodged in Warehouses, according to
the Rules, Regulations, and Restrictions, of an Act passed in the
Forty-third Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Ad for per i
mitting certain Goods imported into Great Britain to be secured in Ware-
house without Payment of Duty ; and of a certain other Act, passed
in ihe Forty-fifth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An A8 to
authorize the Lords Commiffioners of the Treasury to permit certain Ar-
ticles to be warehov fed in different Ports in Great Britain, upon giving fee i
curity for the Payment of Duties upon the Articles therein mentioned ; ;
and of a certain pther Act, passed in the Forty-fixth Year of His
said Marity, intituled, An Ad to extend the Provisions of an te,
made in i he Forty-ihird Year of His present Majesly, for permitting cer.
tain Articles to be warehoused in Great Britain, to other Articles not
therein mentioned, and to alter ihe Condition of the Bond directed to be
given by an Ait of the Twenty-fourth rear of His present Majesty, by
the Masters and Owners of Vessels and Boats licenced by the Lords
of the Admiralty, provided such Goods, Wares, and Merchandize
by Law may be so lodged or secured, otherwise the full Duties of
Customs and of Excise (in Cases where any such Duties are payable
on such Goods, Wares, and Merchandize) 'due thereon, fhall be paid
to the proper Officers of the Customs and Excife; and all such
Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, fo brought into the Port of Lon-
don, shall, on the Exportation thereof, be charged with the Duties
due and payable by this Aa on any such Goods, Wares, and Mer-
chandize respectively, as the fame are described and set forth in the
Tables hereunto annexed, marked (A.) and (B.) as the case may be.

XIV. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That if it shall appear to the Satisfaction of the Collector and Comptroller of the Customs of any Port in Great Britain, by the Report of any Ver. fel which Mall arrive at such Port with any Cargo, Part whereof shall consist of Goods, Wares, or Merchandize of the Growth, Pro. duce, or Manufacture of any Country or Place within the Limits of the Charter granted to the United Company of Merchants of Eng

46 G. 2. c. 137.

Veffels arriving at Out Ports with part East India Goods not exceeding Onefourth in value of the Cargo, may unload

land

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