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Of cinnamon, 2s. Of cloves, os. Of mace, 5s. Of nutmegs, 4s. Ox hides ; see hides. Pepper, the lb. 3d. Prize goods, viz. goods, wares and merchandise, taken and condemned as prize, 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, and not particularly enumerated or charged with duty in this table, for every 1001. of the value thereof, 201. Quicksilver the lb. ls. Raw silk; see silk. Rhubarb, the lb. 2s. Rice, the cwt. 28. 'Rum; see spirits. Safflower, the cwt. 11. 7s. Saffron, the lb. 38. Saltpetre, the cwt. 1l. 8s. Sena, the lb. 6d. Senega gum; see gum. Silk, viz. handkerchiefs; see handkerchiefs. Raw silk, the lb. 2s. 6d. Waste silk, the lb. 6d. Spirits, viz. Arrack, single, the gallon 1s. Double, the gallon 2s. Brandy, single, the gallon 8d. Double, the gallon 1s. 4d. Rum, single, the gallon 8d. Double, the gallon 1s. 4d. Of any other kind, single, the gallon 8d. Double, the gallon 1s. 4d. Sugar, viz. brown or muscovado, the cwt. 10s. White or clayed, the cwt. 14s. Tea, viz. black, the lb. ls. Green, the lb. 2s. Tobacco, the lb 14d. Waste silk; see silk. Wool, viz. cotton wool, the lb. 9d. Yarn, viz. cotton yarn, the lb. 2s. Goods, wares, or merchandise, not particularly enumerated or described in this table, being prohibited to be worn, used, or consumed in Great Britain, for every 1001. of the value, 25l. All goods, wares, and merchandise, 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, not particularly enumerated or described in this table, and not having been imported by the said company, for every 1001. of the produce and amount of those duties of customs imposed by the 43 Geo. . cap. 68. on such goods, wares, or merchandise respectively, when imported by the said company, which are due and payable when the same are taken out of the warehouse, for the purpose of being used or consumed in Great Britain, 401.

For the several exemptions from the duties charged in this table, whether relating to goods exported, or to countries or places to which goods shall be exported, see the act to which this table is annexed.

GEORGE R. Instructions to the Commanders of our Ships of War and

Privateers. Given at our Court at Windsor, the 11th Day of April, 1809, in the forty-eighth Year of our Reign.

Our will and pleasure is, that you do not interrupt any neutral vessel laden with lumber and provisions, and going to any of our colonies, islands, or settlements, in the West Indies, or South America, to whomsoever the property may appear to belong, and notwithstanding such vessel may not have regular clearances and documents on board; and in case any vessel shall be met with, and being on her due course to the alleged port of destination, an endorsement shall be made on one or more of the principal papers of such vessel, specifying the destination alleged, and the place where the vessel was so visited ; and in case any vessel so laden shall arrive and deliver her cargo at any of our colonies, islands or settlements aforesaid, such vessel shall be permitted to receive her freight, and to depart. either in ballast, or with any goods that may be legally exported in such vessel, and to proceed to any unblockaded port, notwithstanding the present hostilities, or any future hostilities which may take place; and a passport for such vessel may be granted to the vessel by the governour, or other person, having the chief civil command of such colony, island, or settlement.

G. R.

ANNO QUADRAGESIMO OCTAVO
GEORGII III. REGIS.

CAP. XXXIV.

An Act to prohibit, until the end of the next Session of

Parliament, the exportation of Cotton Wool from Great Britain.

[April 14, 1808.] WHEREAS it is expedient to prohibit, for a limited time, the exportation of cotton wool from Great Britain, except in the manner hereinafter mentioned; be it therefore enacted by the king's most excellent majesiy, hy 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, no person or persons whatever shall directly or indirectly export, carry, or convey, or cause or procure to be exported, carried, or conveyed out of or from any port or place in Great Britain, or shall load or lay on board, or cause or procure to be laden or laid on board, in any ship or other vessel or boat, any cotton wool, in order to be carried, exported or conveyed out of any such port or place, except to Ireland, and also except as hereinafter is provided.

11. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for his majesty, by any license under his royal sign manuel, to authorize any person to export from Great Britain for his or their own account, or for account of any subject or subjects of any state in amity with his majesty, any cotton wool, under such regulations, restrictions, and securities, as may be specified in the said license.

11. And be it further enacted, That all cotton wool which shall be so exported, carried, or conveyed in or laid on board any ship or other vessel or boat, in order to be exported, carried, or conveyed out of Great Britain, contrary to this act, shall be forfeited ; and that every offender therein shall forfeit also the sum of forty shillings for every pound weight of such cotton wool which shall be so exported, carried, or conveyed, or so laden in or laid on board any ship or other vessel or boat, in order to be exported, carried or conveyed out of Great Britain ; and also the ship, vessel or boat, wherein the same shall be exported, or in or upon which the same shall be laden or laid in order to be exported, together with her guns, furniture, ammunition, tackel, and apparel, shall be forfeited; and the same respectively may be seized by any officer or officers of the customs.

iv. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in this act contained shall extend to prevent any cotton wool being carried coast wise, upon any certificate which shall be directed to be given by the commissioners of the customs in that behalf.

V. And be it further enacted, That all penalties and forfeitures, created and incurred by this act, shall and may be sued for, prosecuted, recovered, and disposed of, in such manner, and by such ways, means, and methods, as any penalties incurred on any goods, ships or vessels, forfeited for any offence against the laws of customs, may now be legally sued for, prosecuted, recovered, and disposed of; and the officer or officers, concerned in seizures or prosecutions under this act, shall be entitled to and receive such share of the produce arising from the seizures, as they are now by law entitled to upon prosecution of seizures for unlawful importation, and to such share of the produce arising from any pecuniary fine or penalty, or compensation, paid for any offence against this act, as they are now by any law or regulation entitled to upon prosecution for pecuniary penalties.

vi. And be it further enacted, That all personal actions and suits, indictments, informations, and all prosecutions and proceedings whatsoever, which have been or shall hereafter be prosecuted or commenced against any person or persons, for having refused to receive any entry or entries for the exportation of any cotton wool, or to clear out any ship or vessel laden with cotton wool intended to be exported, before the passing of this act, are and shall be discharged and made void by virtue of this act; and that if any action or suit shall be prosecuted or commenced against any person or persons, for or by reason of any such act, matter or thing, he, she, or they may plead the general issue, and give this act and the special matter in evidence; and if the plaintiff or plaintiffs in any action or suit, so to be prosecuted or commenced, shall become nonsuited, or forbear further prosecution, or suffer discontinuance, or if a verdict pass against such plaintiff or plaintiffs, the defendant or defendants shall recover his, her, or their double costs; for which he, she, or they shal} have the like remedy, as in cases where the costs by law are given to the defendant.

VI. And be it further enacted, That this act may be altered, amended, or repealed, by any act or acts to be made in this present session of parliament.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue and be in force until the end of the next session of parliament.

ANNO QUADRAGESIMO OCTAVO

GEORGII III. REGIS.

CAP. XXXVII.

An Act for making valid certain Orders in Council, and

Warrants of the Commissioners of the Treasury, for the entry and warehousing of certain Goods imported in neutral Vesssels, and for indemnifying all Persons concerned therein; for the remitting of Forfeitures in certain Cases ; and for enabling his Majesty to allow, during the continuance of Hostilities, and until two months after the commencement of the next Session of Parliament, the importation of Goods from Countries from which the British Flag is excluded, in any vessels whatever. [.April 14, 1908.]

WHEREAS several neutral vessels, bound to ports on the continent of Europe, from which the British flag has been excluded, have arrived in the ports of the united kingdom, having been warned or brought into such ports in consequence of his majesty's orders in council for that purpose, and parts of the cargoes of such vessels have been admitted to entry for home consumption, or warehoused for exportation, and other parts of such cargoes, consisting of goods the growth, produce, or manufacture of countries within the limits of the charter granted to the united company of merchants of England, trading to the East Indies, not imported by the said company, have been warehoused for exportation only: and whereas, in consequence of the late events in Portugal, wine and other commodities have been brought from the dominions of the crown of Portugal in vessels not owned and navigated according to law, and have been admitted to entry or warehoused in the same manner, and subject to the same duties only, as if the same had been imported in British-built vessels, owned and navigated according to law : and whereas such goods have been so entered and warehoused in obedience to orders of council, and warrants of the commissioners of his majesty's treasury, which it has been deemed expedient, under the circumstances, to issue for such purposes; which orders

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