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Majesty for the use of the Government of the Gold Coast Colony upon goods imported into any part of the Settlement on the Gold Coast or Protected Territories, the several duties of Customs as the same are respectively inserted, described and set forth in the first part of the Schedule to this Ordinance annexed:

Provided that the goods specified or included in the second part of the said Schedule shall be exempt from duty.

4. No duties of Customs shall be charged or levied upon any wines, spirits or tobacco which shall have been warehoused without payment of duty on the first entry thereof, or duly entered and landed to be warehoused although not actually deposited in the warehouse, and delivered for exportation and duly exported by sea to any place beyond the limits to which this Ordinance extends; but no drawback shall be allowed on any goods exported in respect of any duties of Customs paid. thereon.

THE SCHEDULE.

THE FIRST PART. TABLE OF DUTIES.

On wine, liqueur, ale, porter and beer of every sort, the old
wine gallon

On spirits or strong waters, not being sweetened or mixed

with any article so that the degree of strength there-
of cannot be ascertained by Sykes' hydrometer, for
every old wine gallon of the strength of proof by
such hydrometer, and so in proportion for any greater
or less strength than the strength of proof, and for
any greater or less quantity than a gallon
On spirits or strong waters being sweetened or mixed
so that the degree of strength cannot be ascertained
as aforesaid, not already enumerated, the old wine
gallon

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On all other goods of every description, an ad valorem
duty of four per cent. on the value of the goods at
the port from which the same shall have been im-
pcrted.

THE SECOND PART.-TABLE OF EXEMPTIONS.

All goods imported by the Governor for his private use.

£ s. d.

006

026

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020

All goods imported, with the sanction of the Governor, for the service

of any public department of the Colony.

Books, newspapers and printed matter.

Copy books, drawing books and materials, school books and apparatus imported with the sanction of the Governor for the use of any school or mission.

Mathematical, scientific, and surgical instruments.

Photographic apparatus and materials.

British coins and other coins current in the Colony.
Passengers' luggage. Puncheon shooks.

Packages in which goods are usually imported.

This printed impression has been carefully compared by me with the Bill which has passed the Legislative Council, and found by me to be a true and correct printed copy of the said Bill.

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Date.

AN ORDINANCE to consolidate the law relating to Promissory Title. Oaths. [4th April, 1877. WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate into one Ordinance, Preamble. the law relating to Promissory Oaths;

Be it therefore enacted by the Governor of the Gold Enactment. Coast Colony, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:

1. This Ordinance may be cited as "The Promissory Oaths Short title. Ordinance, 1877."

OATH OF ALLEGIANCE-OFFICIAL AND JUDICIAL OATHS.

2. The oath in this Ordinance referred to as the oath of Oath of allegiance shall be in the form following, that is to say,

do swear, that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, Her heirs and successors, according to law. So help me God.

allegiance.

Official oath.

Judicial oath.

Oath of executive councillor.

Oaths to be

Governor.

3. The oath in this Ordinance referred to as the official oath, shall be in the form following, that is to say,

I,

do swear, that I will well and truly serve Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, in the office of -So help me God.

4. The oath in this Ordinance referred to as the judicial oath, shall be in the form following, that is to say,

I,

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do swear, that I will well and truly serve Our Sovereign Lady, Queen Victoria, in the office of and will do right to all manner of people after the laws and usages of the Gold Coast Colony, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.— So help me God.

5. The oath in this Ordinance referred to as the oath of the Executive Councillor, shall be in the following form, that is

to say,

I,

being chosen and admitted of Her Majesty's Executive Council in the Gold Coast Colony, do swear, that I will, to the best of my judgment, at all times when thereto required, freely give my council and advice to the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, or officer administering the Government of the Gold Coast Colony for the time being, for the good management of the public affairs of the said Colony; and that I will not directly or indirectly reveal such matters as shall be debated in Council and committed to my secrecy, but that in all things, I will be a true and faithful councillor.-So help me God.

6. The oath of allegiance, the official oath and the judicial taken by the oath shall be taken by the Governor, as soon as may be after his acceptance of office, and shall be tendered by the Chief Justice or other chief judicial officer of the Gold Coast Colony.

Oaths to be

Adminis

trator of

7. The oath of allegiance, the official oath and the judicial taken by the oath shall be taken by the Lieutenant-Governor and officer administering the Government of Lagos, and by each District Commissioner as soon as may be after his acceptance of office, and shall be tendered by the Governor or such person as the Governor may authorise.

Lagos and
District

Commissioners.

Oaths to be taken by officers named in

first part of schedule.

8. The oath of allegiance and official oath shall be tendered to, and taken by each of the officers named or included in the first part of the Schedule annexed hereto as soon as may be

after his acceptance of office, and in the manner in that behalf mentioned in the first part of that Schedule.

taken by

9. The oath of allegiance and judicial oath shall be Oaths to be tendered to, and taken by each of the officers named in the officers second part of the said Schedule, as soon as may be after his named in acceptance of office, and in the manner in that behalf of schedule. mentioned in the second part of the said Schedule.

second part

Councillors'

10. The oath of allegiance shall be taken by each Legisla- Legislative tive Councillor, and shall be tendered by the Governor or oath. presiding member at a sitting of the Legislative Council.

oaths.

11. The oath of allegiance and the oath of an Executive Executive Councillor shall be taken by each Executive Councillor and Councillors' such oaths shall be tendered by the Governor or presiding member at a sitting of the Executive Council.

oath of except in

allegiance

12. No person shall be required or authorised to take the Prohibition of oaths of allegiance, supremacy and abjuration, or any of such oaths, or any oath substituted for such oaths or any of them, or to make any declaration to the like effect of such oaths or any of them, except the persons required to take the oath of Ordinance. allegiance by this or some other Ordinance.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

accordance with

13. Where in any oath under this Ordinance, the name of The name of Her present Majesty is expressed, the name of the Sovereign the Sovereign of the United Kingdom for the time being shall be substituted being to be from time to time.

for the time

used in oaths.

Affirmation

in lieu of

oath.

14. When an oath is required to be taken under this Ordinance, every person for the time being by law permitted the to make a solemn affirmation or declaration, instead of taking an oath may instead of taking such oath make a solemn affirmation in the form of the oath hereby appointed, substituting the words "solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm" for the word "swear," and omitting the words "So help me God."

15. If any person declines or neglects where any oath or solemn declaration required to be taken by him under this Ordinance is duly tendered to take such oath, or make such affirmation, he shall, if he has already entered on his office, vacate the same; and if he has not entered on his office, be disqualified from entering on the same, but no person shall be required in respect of the same appointment to the same office, to take such oath or make such affirmation more than one time.

Penalty on

not taking

required

oath.

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This printed impression has been carefully compared by me with the Bill which has passed the Legislative Council, and found to be a true and correct copy of the said Bill.

I assent to this Ordinance.

ALFRED MOLONEY,
Captain,

Clerk of Legislative Council.

SANFORD FREELING,

Governor.

Title.

Date.

Preamble.

SANFORD FREELING, Esquire, C.M.G., Governor

No. 6.-1877.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the more convenient administration of "The Extradition Acts, 1870 and 1873.”

[4th April, 1877.

WHEREAS by the Act of the Imperial Parliament known a "The Extradition Act, 1870," it is amongst other thing

* Office abolished and other provision made by No. 4 of 1885.

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