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ties in the British Colonics and Plantations in America; far continuing, amending,
and making perpetual an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late
Majesty King George the Second, intituled 'An Act for the better seeming and en-
'couraging the Trade of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America ;' for applying the
Produce of such Duties, and of the Duties to arise by virtue of the said Act, towards -
defraying the Expences of defending, protecting, and securing the said Colonies and
Plantations ;for explaining an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of
King Charles the Second, intituled, 1 An Act for the Encouragement of the Green-
'land and Eastland Trades, and for the better securing the Plantation Trade;*
and for altering and disallowing several Drawbacks on Exports from this Kingdom,
and more effectually preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Goods to and from the
said Colonies and Plantations, and improving and securing the Trade between the same
and the United Kingdom, the following Duties are chargeable upon Wines import-
ed into the British Possessions in America; (that is to say,)

For every Ton of Wine of the Growth of the Madeiras, or of any other Island
or Place from whence such Wine may be lawfully imported, and which
shall be so imported from such Islands or Places, the Sum of Seven
Pounds:

For every Ton of Portugal, Spanish, or any other Wine (except French Wine), imported from the United Kingdom, the Sum of Ten Shillings; Recital or And whereas, under or by virtue of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign 3. o. so. of lljs jate Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for repealing certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations granted by several Acts of Parliament, and also the Duties imposed by an. Act made in the last Session of Parliament upon certain East India Goods exported from the United Kingdom, and for granting other Duties instead thereof and, for further encouraging, regulating, and securing several Branches of the Trade of this Kingdo?n and the British Dominions in America, the following Duties are chargeable upon Melasses and Syrups and British Pimento imported into the British Possessions in America; (that is to say,)

For every Gallon of Melasses and Syrups (except as in the same Act is

mentioned), One Penny; For every Pound Weight Avoirdupois of British Pimento (except as in the same Act is mentioned), One Halfpenny: Recital of And whereas, under or by virtue of an Act passed in the Fourteenth Year of the (.3. c. 88. jjeign of nis iate Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act to establish a Fund towards further defraying the Charges of the Administration of Justice and Support of the Cioil Government within the Province of Quebec in America, the following Duties are chargeable on Brandy, Rum, and Spirits imported into any Port of Canada; (that is to say.)

For every Gallon of Brandy or other Spirits of the Manufacture of the United
Kingdom, Three-pence:

For

For every Gallon of Rum or other Spirits which should be imported or
brought from any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies in the West
Indies, Sixpence:
For every Gallon of Rum or other Spirits which should be imported or
brought from any other of His Majesty's Colonies or Dominions in
America, Nine-pence :'
For every Gallon of Foreign Brandy or other Spirits of Foreign Manufacture

imported or brought from the United Kingdom, One Shilling: For every Gallon of Rum or Spirits of the Produce or Manufacture of any of the Colonies or Plantations in America not in the Possession or under the Dominion of His Majesty, imported from any other Place except the United Kingdom, One Shilling: And whereas it is expedient that the several herein-before mentioned Duties imposed by the said Acts respectively should be repealed; be it therefore enacted, rjuti,!ilepund0f That so much of each of the said Three several Acts of His late Majesty King 4g. ».c . 15., George the Third as imposes or authorizes the Charge of the herein-before men- I/q3^0,; |g'' tioned Duties upon Wine, Melasses, Pimento, and Spirits respectively, shall be and the same is hereby repealed.

III. And whereas by the said Possessions Act it was enacted, that the several ProhibletP^ rf Sorts of Goods enumerated and described in the Table therein mentioned, deno- established by minated, "A Table of Prohibitions and Restrictions," should be prohibited to be ^st^ssl0n" imported or brought either by Sea or inland Navigation into the British Possessions in America, or should be so imported or brought only under the Restrictions mentioned in such Table, according as the several sorts of Goods are set forth

therein, and that if any Goods should be imported or brought into any of the British Possessions in America contrary to any of the Restrictions mentioned in such Table in respect of such Goods, the same should be forfeited ; and that if the Ship or Vessel in which such Goods should be imported should be of less Burden than Seventy Tons, such Ship or Vessel should also be forfeited : And whereas it is expedient that the Prohibitions established by the lastly herein-before recited Enactment should be materially modified, and that for this Purpose the said Enactment should be repealed, and such Prohibitions should be enacted as herein-after are mentioned; be it therefore enacted, That so much of the said Possessions Act as prohibits the Importation of the Goods enumerated and described in the Table in the said Act contained and herein-before mentioned, and as declares the Forfeiture of such Goods, and of certain Vessels importing the same, as herein-before is mentioned, shall be repealed.

IV. And be it enacted, That the several sorts of Goods enumerated or described Establishing in the Table following, denominated " A Table of Prohibitions and Restrictions," ^°tmtm *"

are

are hereby prohibited to be imported or brought, either by Sea or by inland Carriage or Navigation, into the British Possessions in America or the Mauritius, or shall be so imported or brought only under the Restrictious mentioned in such Table, according as the several sorts of such Goods are set forth therein ; (that is to say,)

A TABLE OF PROHIBITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS.

Coffee, Sugar and Rum may be imported into the British Possessions in the West Indies and South America, and the Mauritius in certain cases.

Gunpowder,

Ammunitions, Arms, or Utensils of War,

prohibited to be imported, except from the United Kingdom or from some other British Possession.

Coffee,

Sugar, not being refined, in Bond in the United Kingdom,

Molasses,

Rum,

being the Produce or Manufacture of any British Possession within the Limits of \he East India Company's Charter, except and subject as herein-after is provided, or being of Foreign Produce or Manufacture, prohibited to be imported into any of the British Possessions on the Continent of South America or in the West Indies (the Bahama and Bermuda Islands not included), or into the Mauritius, except to be warehoused for Exportation only, and may also be prohibited to be imported into the Bahama or Bermuda Islands by Her Majesty's Order in Council.

Base or Counterfeit Coin,

Books, such as are prohibited to be imported into the United Kingdom,
prohibited to be imported.

And if any Goods shall be imported or brought into any of the British Possessions
in America or the Mauritius contrary to any of the Prohibitions or Restrictions
mentioned in such Table in respect of such Goods, the same shall be for-
feited ; and if the Ship or Vessel in which such Goods shall be imported be of less
Burden than Seventy Tons, such Ship or Vessel shall also be forfeited.

V. Provided always, and be it enacted, That it shall be lawful to import into any British Possessions in the West Indies and South America, and into the Mauritius, any Coffee the Produce of any British Possessions within the Limits of the East India Company's Charter, and also any Sugar the Produce of any British Possessions within the Limits of the East India Company's Charter into which the Importation of Sugar the Produce of any Foreign Country or of any British Possession into which Foreign Sugar may be legally imported has been prohibited,

and and also any Rum the Produce of any British Possession within the Limits of the
East India Company's Charter into which the Importation of Rum the Produce
of any Foreign Country or of any British Possession into which Foreign Sugar or
Rum may be legally imported has been prohibited : Provided nevertheless, that no
such Coffee, Sugar, or Rum shall be entered in any British Possession in the
West Indies or South America, or in the Island of Mauritius, as being the Produce
of any Biitish Possession within the Limits of the East India Company's Charter
from which the same may be legally imported under the Proviso last aforesaid, un-
less the Master of the Ship importing the same shall have delivered to the Col-
lector or principal Officer of the Customs at the Port of Importation such Certifi-
cate of Origin as herein-after is mentioned, under the Hand and Seal of the pro-
per Officer at the Place where the same shall have been taken on board ; and such
Master shall also make and subscribe a Declaration before the proper Officer of
the Customs that such Certificate was received by him at the Place where such
Coffee, Sugar, or Rum was taken on board, and that the Coffee, Sugar, or Rum so
imported is the same as is mentioned therein ; and such Certificate of Origin shall,
as regards Coffee, certify that a Declaration in Writing had been made and signed
before the Officer giving such Certificate, the Contents of which he believed to be
true, by the Shipper of such Coffee, that the same was really and bond fide the
Produce of some British Possession; and such Certificate of Origin shall, as res-
pects Sugar, state the Name of the District in which such Sugar was produced,
the Quantity and Quality thereof, the Number and Denomination of the Pack-
ages containing the same, and the Name of the Ship in which they were laden
and the Master thereof, to the Officer giving the same, by the Shipper of such
Sugar, and shall likewise certify that there had been produced a Certificate under
the Hand and Seal of the Collector or Assistant Collector of the Land or Customs
Revenue of the District within which such Sugar was produced, that such Sugar
was of the Produce of the District, and that the Importation into such District of
Foreign Sugar, or Sugar the Growth of an}' British Possession into which Foreign
Sugar can be legally imported, is prohibited ; and such Certificate of Origin shall,
as respects Rum, state the Name of the District in which such Rum was produced,
the Quantity and Strength thereof, the Number and Denomination of the Packages
containing the same, the Name of the Ship in which they were laden and the
Master thereof, and shall also testify that there had been produced to the Party
giving such Certificates, by the Shipper of such Rum, a Certificate under the
Hand and Seal of the Collector or Assistant Collector of the Land or Customs
Revenue of the District within which such Rum was produced, that the same
was the production of such District.
Customs as the same are respectively set forth in Figures in the Table of Duties therein-after contained, upon Goods, Wares, and Merchandize imported or brought into any of Her Majesty's Possessions in America, and in and by the said Table certain Articles are therein declared to be exempted from or free of such Duties; and it is by the said Possessions Act provided, that no greater Proportion of the Duties imposed thereby, exept as therein excepted, shall be charged upon any Article which is subject also to Duty under any of the Acts therein referred to, or subject also to Duty under any Colonial Law, than the Amount, if any, by which the Duty charged by the said Possessions Act should exceed such other Duty or Duties ; and it is thereby further provided, that the full Amount of the Duties mentioned therein, whether on account of such former Acts, or on account of such Colonial Law, or on account of the said Possessions Act, shall be levied and recovered and received under the Regulations and by the Means and Powers of the said Possessions Act: And whereas it is expedient that the said Duties should be repealed, and other Duties substituted in lieu thereof; be it therefore enacted, That the herein-before recited Enactment imposing Duties upon Goods, Wares, and Merchandize imported or brought into any of Her Majesty's Possessions in America, and so much of the said Possessions Act as extends any of such Duties to the Mauritius, and the said Duties and Exemptions so imposed and established by the said Possessions Act, and the said several Enactments in relation thereto, which are herein-before recited, shall be repealed.

VI. And whereas by the said Possessions Act it is enacted, that there shall ce^ta6^}^
be raised, levied, collected, and paid unto Her Majesty the several Duties of imposed by the

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import Duties VII. And be it enacted, That there shall be raised, levied, collected, and paid imposed. unj0 l.ler Majesty the several Duties of Customs as the same are respectively set forth in Figures in the Table of Duties herein-after contained, upon Goods, Wares, and Merchandize not being the Growth, Production, or Manufacture of the United Kingdom, or of any of the British Possessions in America, or of the Mauritius, or of any of the British Possessions within the Limits of the JEast India Company's Charter, or the Produce of any of the British Fisheries, imported or brought into any of the British Possessions in America or the Mauritius by Sea or inland Carriage or Navigation:

TABLE OF DUTIES.

Wheat Flour - - - the Barrel of 196 lbs.

Fish of Foreign Tak- ) dried or salted, the Cwt.

ing or Curing - $ pickled - the Barrel -

Meat, salted or cured - - the Cwt.

Butter ... «

Cheese - - - - -"

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