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LAWS OF THE CUSTOMS,
BY DIRECTION OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF
HIS MAJESTY'S TREASURY,
BY THE APPOINTMENT AND UNDER THE SANCTION
COMMISSIONERS OF HIS MAJESTY'S CUSTOMS;
NOTES AND INDEXES.
By J. D. HUME, Esq.
CONTROLLER OF HIS MAJESTY'S CUSTOMS IN THE
PORT OF LONDON.
PRINTED BY GEORGE EYRE AND ANDREW STRAHAN,
PUBLISHED BY J. MAWMAN, LUDGATE STREET.
IN the last Session of Parliament, and in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, Twelve Acts were passed for the Purpose of repealing, and re-enacting in a consolidated Form, the Laws of the Customs.
By the First in numerical Order of these Acts (Cap. 105.) Four hundred and forty-three Acts are enumerated to be repealed, and their Places have been supplied by the Eleven other Acts which follow in consecutive Chapters.
These Eleven Acts, together with an Appendix, in which some isolated Subjects, not repealed, are contained, constitute, to all practical Purposes, the whole Code of the Laws of the Customs, and are comprised in this Volume.
It may be necessary to explain why this Compilation cannot, without some Qualification, be declared to be the whole of that Code.
The original Plan upon which it was intended that the Consolidation should be conducted, may be seen in the Letter of Mr. Herries, One of the Secretaries of the Treasury, to the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 18th November 1824, wherein it is stated, "that the Bill "to repeal the several Laws relating to the Customs,' " is intended to effect its object, first, by a specific "Indication of those Acts, and Parts of Acts, which are "intended to be repealed, in order that they may, without "Question, be expunged from the Statute Book; and, "next, by general Description:" because, as he afterwards states, "the general Repeal will obviate the possible Evil "of any Omission, and at the same Time serve as a legal