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Produce of the Canadas ; and that Wood of all Sorts which shall

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Abroad. have been warehoused at any Warehousing Port in any of the British Possessions in North America, and exported from the Warehouse, shall upon Importation into any other British Possession in America be subject only to One Fourth Part of such Duty as would otherwise be charged thereon.

XXXIII. And be it further enacted, That Masts, Timber, Masts, &c. Staves, Wood Hoops, Shingles, Lathwood, Cordwood for Fuel, brought Inraw Hides, Tallow, Ashes, fresh Meat, fresh Fish, and Horses, land, Duty

free. Carriages, and Equipages of Travellers, being brought by Land or Inland Navigation into the British Possessions in America, shall be so brought Duty-free.

XXXIV. Provided always, and be it enacted and declared, Exemption to That no Exemption from Duty in any of the British Possessions extend only to Abroad, contained in any Act of Parliament, does or shall extend

Duties by Act

of Parliament. to any Duty not imposed by Act of Parliament, unless and so far only as any other Duty is or shall be expressly mentioned in such Exemption.

• XXXV. And Whereas it is expedient to appoint the Ports of Kingston and * Kingston and Montreal in the Canadas to be Warehousing Ports Montreal in • for the warehousing of Goods in certain Cases ;' Be it there- Canada to be

Warehousing fore enacted, That the said Ports of Kingston and Montreal shall

Ports in certain be and are hereby appointed Warehousing Ports for the ware- Cases. housing of Goods brought by Land or Inland Navigation, and of Goods imported by Sea in British Ships, in like Manner as if the said Ports had been so appointed by the said last-mentioned Act.

XXXVI. And be it further enacted, That upon the Arrival of Goods passed any Goods at any Frontier Port in the Canadas, such Goods may

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tier Ports to be entered with the proper Officer of the Customs at such Port,

Warehouse to be warehoused at some Warehousing Port in the Canadas, and

Ports. may be delivered by such Officer to be passed on to such Warehousing Port, under Bond, to the Satisfaction of such Officer, for the due Arrival and Warehousing of such Goods at such Port. XXXVII. And be it further enacted, That Goods warehoused Warehoused

Goods removed at any Warehousing Port in any of the British Possessions in

to another America, being first duly entered, may be delivered under the

Port. Authority of the proper Officer of the Customs, without Payment of any Duty, except for any Deficiency thereof, for the Purpose of Removal to another Warehousing Port in the same Possession, under Bond, to the Satisfaction of such Officer, for the due Arrival and Re-warehousing of such Goods at such other Port.

XXXVIII. And be it further enacted, That if any Goods which Small Vessels are prohibited to be imported into any Port or Place in the Bri- importing pro

hibited Goods tish Possessions in America, shall be imported, contrary to such

forfeited. Prohibition, in any Ship or Vessel which is of less Burthen than Seventy Tons, such Ship or Vessel shall be forfeited; and that the Tonnage of such Ship or Vessel shall be ascertained in the same Manner as the Tonnage of British registered Ships is ascertained.

XXXIX. And be it further enacted and declared, That nothing Provisions of contained in an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled An 7 G. 4. c. 48. Act to alter and amend the several Laws relating to the Customs, did, not to affect

37 G. 3. c. 117. does, or shall extend to repeal or in any way alter or affect an Act passed in the Thirty seventh Year of the Reign of His late Ma7 & 8 Geo. IV.

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jesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for regulating the Abroad,

Trade to be carried on with the British Possessions in India, by Ships of Nations in Amity with His Majesty, nor to revoke, alter or affect any Regulations formed under the Authority of that Act, which were in force at the Time of the Commencement of the said Act of the last Session of Parliament.

• XL. And Whereas by the said Act for regulating the Trade ' of the British Possessions Abroad, certain Persons therein de'scribed, Subjects of His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, I being Proprietors of Estates, or Holders of Mortgages of Estates • in the Colonies of Demerara and Essequibo and of Berbice, are

denominated and deemed to be Dutch Proprietors in the said • Colonies, for certain Purposes in the said Act mentioned ; and • it is expedient to permit any of such Persons, at their Option,

to relinquish such Character of Dutch Proprietor;' Be it thereCertain Per- fore enacted, That if any such Person shall make and sign a sons may cease Declaration in Writing, attested by Two credible Witnesses, setto be deemed

ting forth that he is desirous and has elected not to be deemed

to be a Dutch Proprietor within the Meaning of the said Act, in tors in Deme

respect of any such Estate or Mortgage to be mentioned and named in such Declaration, and shall cause such Declaration to be delivered to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, such Person shall thenceforth be no longer nor again deemed a Dutch Proprietor within the Meaning of the said Act, in respect of the Estate or Mortgage so mentioned in such Declaration as aforesaid, and such Declaration shall have effect in respect of any Goods the Produce of any such Estate of which such Person, so far as relates to those Goods, was a Dutch Proprietor, although such Goods may have been exported from the Colony before the delivering of such Declaration as aforesaid.

• XLI. And Whereas by the said Act for regulating the Trade • of the British Possessions Abroad it is amongst other Things re

cited, that by the Law of Navigation Foreign Ships are permitted - to import into any of the British Possessions Abroad, from the ' Countries to which they belong, Goods the Produce of those • Countries, and to export Goods from such Possessions, to be ' carried to any Foreign country whatever, and that it is expe

dient that such Permission should be subject to certain Condi. tions; and it is therefore by the said Act enacted, that the • Privileges thereby granted to Foreign Ships shall be limited to

the Ships of those Countries whick, having Colonial Possessions, • shall grant the like Privileges of trading with those Possessions ' to British Ships, or which, not having Colonial Possessions, • shall place the Commerce and Navigation of this Country, and • of its Possessions Abroad, upon the Footing of the most favoured

Nation, unless His Majesty by His Order in Council shall in any • Case deem it expedient to grant the whole or any of such Pri.

vileges to the Ships of any Foreign Country, although the Con• ditions aforesaid shall not in all respects be fulfilled by such • Foreign Country: And Whereas, unless some Period be limited

for the Fulfilment by Foreign Countries of the Conditions mentioned and referred to in the said recited Act, the Trade and

Navigation of the United Kingdom and of the British Possessions • Abroad cannot be regulated by fixed and certain Rules, but will

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time to time made in such Foreign countries ;' Be it therefore Abroad. enacted, That no Foreign Country shall hereafter be deemed to have fulfilled the Conditions so prescribed as aforesaid in Limiting the

. and by the said Act, as to be entitled to the Privileges therein filment of the mentioned, unless such Foreign Country had in all respects ful. Conditions as filled those Conditions within Twelve Months next after the to the Interpassing of the said Act, that is to say, on or before the Fifth Day

course of Fo.

reign Ships of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty six.

with the British XLII. And for the better ascertaining what particular Foreign Possessions Countries are permitted by Law to exercise and enjoy the said Abroad. Privileges, be it further enacted, That no Foreign Country shall For ascertainhereafter be deemed to have fulfilled the before-mentioned Con- ing what Foditions, or to be entitled to the Privileges aforesaid, unless and reign Countries until His Majesty shall, by some Order or Orders to be by Him are to be deem

ed entitled to made by the Advice of His Privy Council, have declared that

Privileges of such Foreign Country hath so fulfilled the said Conditions, and is British Ships. entitled to the said Privileges.

XLIII. Provided always, and it is hereby declared and enacted, That nothing herein contained extends or shall be construed to affect Orders in extend to make void or annul any Order or Orders in Council Council issued heretofore issued under the Authority or in pursuance of the said under Autho recited Act, or to take away or abridge the Powers vested in Act. His Majesty in and by the said Act, or any of those Powers; any thing herein contained to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding.

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CA P. LVII.
An Act to permit, until the First Day of May One thousand

eight hundred and twenty eight, certain Corn, Meal, and
Flour to be entered for Home Consumption.

[2d July 1827.]
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THEREAS it is expedient to permit, for a limited Time,

certain Corn, Grain, Meal, and Flour to be entered for
• Home Consumption, upon Payment of the respective Duties

hereinafter mentioned, although such Corn, Grain, Meal, or * Flour may not, at the Time of such Entry, be admissible for • Home Consumption under the Provisions of the Laws now in

force for regulating the Importation of Corn, or may be admissible only on Payment of higher Duties;' Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by 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 the Time of the passing of this Act, until the

Corn wareFirst Day of May One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, housed on 1st it shall be lawful for the Importer or Proprietor of any Corn, Grain, July 1827, may Meal, or Flour, imported from any Foreign Country, which had be entered for

Home Coneither been warehoused, or reported inwards to be warehoused,

sumption until on or before the First Day of July One thousand eight hundred 1st May 1828, and twenty seven, and also for the Importer or Proprietor of any upon Payment Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour, imported before the First Day of of the Duty May One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight from any specified in the

Table.
British Possession in North America, or elsewhere out of Europe,
to enter the same for Home Consumption, under the Conditions
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and Regulations hereinafter provided, and on Payment of the respective Duties specified and set forth in the Tables annexed

to this Act. Duties to be II. And be it further enacted, That the Duties imposed by this levied as other Act shall be raised, levied, collected, recovered, and paid unto Duties of Cus

His Majesty in like Manner as any Duties of Customs are or can be raised, levied, collected, recovered, and paid : Provided always, that nothing contained in this Act shall extend to the charging at any Time of any higher Duty upon any Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour, than would have been payable at such Time on the same if this Act had not been passed : Provided also, that nothing contained in this Act shall extend to admit for Home Consumption any Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour prohibited to be entered for Home Consumption, either on account of the Sort or Description of the same, or on account of the Ship in which or of the Place

from whence the same had been imported. Averages. III. And be it further enacted, That the Average Prices of

Corn, by which the Rate and Amount of the Duties imposed by this Act shall be regulated, shall be made up and computed on Thursday in each and every Week, in Manner following; that is to say, the Receiver of Corn Returns shall, on such Thursday in each Week, from the Returns received by him during the Week next preceding, ending on and including the Saturday in such Week, add together the Total Quantities of each Sort of Corn respectively appearing by such Returns to have been sold, and the Total Prices for which the same shall thereby appear to have been sold, and shall divide the Amount of such Total Prices respectively by the Amount of such Total Quantities of each Sort of Corn respectively, and the Sum produced thereby shall be added to the Sums in like Manner produced in the Five Weeks immediately preceding the same, and the Amount of such Sums so added shall be divided by Six, and the Sum thereby given shall be deemed and taken to be the aggregate Average Price of each such Sort of Corn respectively, for the purpose of regulating and ascertaining the Rate and Amount of the said Duties; and the said Receiver of Corn Returns shall cause such aggregate Weekly Averages to be published in the next succeeding Gazette, and shall, on Thursday in each Week, transmit a Certi. ficate of such aggregate Average Prices of each Sort of Corn to the Collector or other Chief Officer of the Customs at each of the several Ports of the United Kingdom; and the Rate and Amount of the Duties to be paid under the Provisions of this Act shall from time to time be regulated and governed at each of the Ports of the United Kingdom respectively by the aggregate Average Prices of Corn at the Time of the Entry for Home Consumption of any Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour, chargeable with any such Duty, as such aggregate Average Prices shall appear and be stated in the last of such Certificates as aforesaid which shall have been transmitted as aforesaid, and received by the Col

lector or other Chief Officer of Customs at such Port. Averages to be IV. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That in the computed ac. Returns to be made to the Receiver of Corn Returns, and in the cording to Im- Publications so to be made from time to time in the London perial Measure. Gazette, and in the Certificate so to be transmitted by the said

Receiver

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Receiver of Corn Returns to such Collectors or other Chief
Officers of the Customs as aforesaid, the Quantities of each Sort
of Corn respectively shall be computed and set forth by, accord-
ing, and with reference to the Imperial Standard Gallon, as the
same is declared and established by an Act passed in the Fifth
Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act for ascer- 5 G. 4. c. 74.
taining and establishing Uniformity of Weights and Measures,
as the said Act is amended by another Act, passed in the Sixth
Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act to prolong 6 G. 4. c. 12.
the Time of the Commencement of an Act of the last Session of Par-
liament, for ascertaining and establishing Uniformity of Weights
and Measures, and to amend the said Act.

V. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That in each of Manner of the Five successive Weeks which shall elapse next after the pass

computing the ing of this Act, the said Receiver of Corn Returns shall make up the first Five and compute such aggregate Weekly Averages as aforesaid, by Weeks. adding to the aggregate Average Price of each such Sort of Corn respectively, for each such successive Week, the aggregate Average Prices for the Five Weeks next immediately preceding, as the same shall have been published in the successive Gazettes of such Five preceding Weeks.

VI. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That no Corn, Declaration of Grain, Meal, or Flour shall be shipped from any Port in any Bri- Origin for tish Possession out of Europe as being the Produce of any such

Corn the

Growth of any Possession, until the Owner or Proprietor or Shipper thereof shall

British Poshave made and subscribed, before the Collector or other Chief

session.
Officer of Customs at the Port of Shipment, a Declaration in
Writing, specifying the Quantity of each Sort of such Corn, Grain,
Meal, or Flour, and that the same was the Produce of some
British Possession out of Europe, to be named in such Declar-
ation, and shall have obtained from the Collector or other Chief
Officer of the Customs at the said Port, a Certificate, under his
Signature, of the Quantity of Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour so de-
clared to be shipped ; and before any Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour
shall be entered at any Port or Place in the United Kingdom as
being the Produce of any British Possession out of Europe, the
Master of the Ship importing the same shall produce and de-
Jiver, to the Collector or other Chief Officer of Customs of the
Port or Place of Importation, a Copy of such Declaration, cer-
tified to be a true and accurate Copy thereof, under the Hand
of the Collector and other Chief Officer of Customs at the Port of
Shipment before whom the same was made, together with the
Certificate, signed by the said Collector or other Chief Officer of
the Customs, of the Quantity of Corn so declared to be shipped ;
and such Master shall also make and subscribe, before the Col.
lector or other Chief Officer of Customs at the Port or Place of
Importation, a Declaration in writing, that the several Quantities
of Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour on board such Ship, and proposed
to be entered under the Authority of such Declaration, are the
same that were mentioned and referred to in the Declaration
and Certificate so produced by him, without any Admixture or
Addition; and if any Person shall, in any such Declaration, wil.
fully and corruptly make any false Statement respecting the Place
of which any such Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour was the Produce,

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