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PRUSSIAN VESSELS.

At the Court at CARLTON HOUSE,
The 25 May, 1824;

Present,

The King's most Excellent MAJESTY. Whereas by an act passed in the 4th year of his present Majesty George the Fourth, (e. 77.) intituled An Act to authorise his Majesty under certain circumstances to regulate the duties and drawbacks on goods imported or exported in foreign vessels ; und 10 erempt certain foreign vessels from pilotage, his Majesty is authorized by and with the advice of his privy council to issue orders in council [here the clause is recited]. And whereas by an Act passed in the present session of parliament, (5 Geo. IV.c. 1.) intituled An Act to indemnify all persons concerned in advising, issuing, or acting under a cert rin Order in Council, for regulating the tonnage duties on certain foreign vessels ; and to amend an act of the lust session of parliament, for authorizing his Mujesty, under certain circumstances, to regulate the duties and drawbacks on goods imported or exported in any foreign vessels, (here the clause is recited].

Whereas by a Convention, bearing date the 2 April last, his Majesty the King of Prussia has engaged that from and after the 1st day of May then next ensuing, British vessels and their cargoes entering or departing from the ports of Prussia shall be placed on the same footing as Prussian vessels, in respect of the articles permitted to be imported or exported, and of the duties, bounties, and drawbacks, and allowances on such British vessels and cargoes, his Majesty, by virtue of the powers vested in him by the acts above recited, and by and with the advice of his Privy Council, is pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, that Prussian vessels entering or departing from the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland shall not be subject to any other or higher duties or charges whatever, than are or shall be levied on British vessels entering or departing from such ports ;—That all articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of any of the dominions of his Prussian Majesty, which are or shall be permitted to be imported into or exported from the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in British ships, shall in like manner be permitted to be imported into and exported from the said ports in Prussian vessels ;That all articles not of the growth, produce, or manufacture of the dominions of his Prussian Majesty, which can legally be imported from Prussia into the ports of the United Kingilom in Prussian vessels, shall be subject only to the same duties as are payable upon the like articles if imported in British ships ;-That all goods, wares, and merchandise which can legally be imported into the ports of the United Kingdom shall be admitted at the same rate of duty when imported in Prussian vessels, that is, charged on similar articles imported in British vessels ;-—and that all goods, wares, aud merchandise which can be legally exported from the ports of the United Kingdom, shall be entitled to the same bounties, drawbacks, and allowances when exported in Prussian vessels, that are granted, paid, or allowed on similar articles when exported in British vessels.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

JAMES BULLER. Gazetted 15 June, 1824,

HANOVERIAN VESSELS.

At the Court at Carlton House,
The 25 May, 1824;

Present,

The King's most EXCELLENT MAJESTY. Whereas by an act passed in the 4th year of Geo. IV. c. 77. An Act to authorize his Majesty, under certain circumstances, to regulate the duties and drawbacks un goods imported and exported in foreign vessels; and to prempt certain foreign vessels from pilotage [here the clause is recited). And whereas by an act, 5 Geo. IV. c. 1. An Act lo indemnify all persons concerned in advising, issuing, or acting under a certain Order in Council, for regulating the tonnage duties on certain foreign vessels ; and to amend un act of the last session of parliament for authorizing his Majesty, under certain circumstances, to regulate the duties and drawbacks on goods imported or exported in any foreign vessels [here the clanse is recited).

Whereas satisfactory proof has been laid before his Majesty and his Privy Council that goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into or exported from the kingdom of HANOVER are charged with the same duties, and are allowed the same drawbacks, bounties, or allowances, when imported or exported in British vessels, as are levied or allowed on similar goods, wares, and merchandise, when imported or exported from the said kingdom of Hanover in Hanoverian vessels, -and that British vessels are charged with no other or higher Tonnage duties on their entrance into the port of the kingdom of Hanover than are levied on Hanoverian vessels. His Majesty, by virtue of the powers vested in him by the acts before recited, and by and with the advice of his Privy Council

, is pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, that Hanoverian vessels enteriug or departing from the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, -together with

the cargoes on board the same(such cargoes consisting of articles which may be legally imported or exported)shall not be subject to any other or higher duties or charges whatever than are or shall be levied on British vessels entering or departing from such ports, or on similar articles when imported into or ex. ported from such ports in British vessels ;—and that all such articles, when exported from the said ports in Hanoverian vessels, shall be entitled to the same bounties, drawbacks, and allowances, that are granted on similar articles when exported in British vessels.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

JAMES BULLER. Gazetted 15 June, 1824.

SWEDISH VESSELS.

At the Court at Carlton HOUSE,
The 25 May, 1824 ;

Present,

The King's most ExcELLENT MAJESTY. Whereas, &c. [the acts of 4 Geo. IV. c. 77. and 5 Geo. IV. c. 1. recited.) Whereas satisfactory proof has been laid before his Majesty and his Privy Council, that goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into and exported from the ports of Sweden, are charged with the same duties, and are allowed the same drawbacks, bounties, or allowances, when imported or exported in British vessels, as are levied or allowed on similar goods, wares, and merchandise, when imported or exported from Sweden in Swedish vessels ;-—and that British vessels are charged with no other or higher tonnage duties on their entrance into the ports of Sweden than are levied on Swedish vessels,--his Majesty, by virtue of the powers vested in him by the acts before recited, and by and with the advice of his Privy Council, is pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, that Swedish vessels entering the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in ballast or laden, or departing from the ports of the said United Kingdom, together with their cargoes on board the same, (such cargoes consisting of articles which may be legally imported or exported,) shall not be subject to any other or higher duties or charges whatever, than are or shall be levied on British vessels entering or departing from such ports, or on similar articles when imported into or exported from such ports in British vessels ; -and also that such articles when exported from the said ports in Swedish vessels, shall be entitled to the same bounties, draw backs, and allowances, that are granted on similar articles when exported in British vessels.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury are to give the necessary directions herein cordingly.

JAMES BULLER. Gazetted 15 June, 1824.

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The Orders respecting the following vessels are, except the dates, verbatim the same as for Swedish vessels :

Date.

Gazetted. NORWEGIAN VESSELS

.... 23 June, 1824.-26 June, 1824. DANISH VESSELS...

30 June, 1824.- 3 July, 1824. HAMBURGH VESSELS..

30 June, 1824.- 3 July, 1824. LUBECK VESSELS.....

14 Aug. 1824. —-17 Aug. 1824. BREMEN VESSELS

14 Aug. 1824.-17 Aug. 1824. OLDENBURGH VESSELS.....

19 Oct. 1824.23 Oct. 1824. MECKLENBURGH VESSELS......... 14 June, 1825.—2 July, 1825.

N.B.—The permission so granted to FOREIGN VESSELs is intended to apply only to importations legally made into the United Kingdom, from the ports of the countries to which such foreign vessels may respectively belong.–Treasury Order, 14 July, 1824

And to prevent the foregoing Order being evaded, it is directed that when coals or any other articles shall be exported in such foreign vessels on payment only of the low duty, bond shall be given in the penalty of five hundred pounds in each case, for the due landing of the articles so exported, in some port of the country to which such vessel shall belong, and for the production within six months of certificates of the due landing of the cargoes before such bonds shall be discharged.—But if masters of vessels belonging to countries with which treaties of reciprocity have been concluded, cannot procure bondsmen, and prefer paying the high duty,—the difference between that and the low duty will be returned, provided the shipper declares, at the time of payment, his intention of procuring such certificate, and of claiming the return, in order that it may be then ascertained that the ship is entitled to this indulgence, under the treaty of reciprocity.-Council Letter, 23 June, 1827,-and Treasury Order, 7 November, 1827.

RIO DE LA PLATA, COLOMBIA, AND MEXICO.

At the Court at WINDSOR,
The 3 September, 1827;

Present,
The King's most Excellent MAJESTY in Council.
Whereas hy an act passed in the 4th and 5th years of his present Majesty's reign,
&e. &c. [the recital is similar to the preceding orders.)

And whereas satisfactory proof has been laid before his Majesty and his Privy Council, that goods, wares, and merchandise imported into or exported from the ports of the united provinces of Rio de la Plata, the state of Colombia, and the united states of Merico respectively are charged with the same duties and are allowed the same drawbacks, bounties, or allowances, when imported or exported in British vessels, as are levied or allowed on similar goods, wares, and merchandise, when imported into or exported from the said ports in vessels of the said united provinces of Rio de la Plata, and of the said state of Colombia, and of the said united states of Mexico respectively; and that British vessels are charged with no other or higher tonnage duties on their entrance into the ports of Rio de la Plata, Colombia, and Mexico respectively, than are levied on vessels of the said united provinces of Rio de la Plata, the said state of Colombia, and the said united states of Mexico respectively.

His Majesty, by virtue of the powers vested in him by the acts above recited, and by and with the advice of his Privy Council, is therefore pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, that from and after the date of this order, vessels of the united provinces of Rio de la Plata, of the state of Colombia, and of the united states of Mexico respect. ively, entering the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in ballast, or laden direct from any of the ports of Rio de la Plata, Colombia, and Mexico respectively, or departing from the ports of the said United Kingdom, together with the cargoes on board the same, such cargoes consisting of articles which may be legally - imported or exported, shall not be subject to any other or higher duties or charges whatever than are or shall be levied on British vessels entering or departing from such ports, or on similar articles when imported into or exported from such ports in British vessels; and also that such articles when exported from the said ports in vessels of the united provinces of Rio de la Plata, of the state of Colombia, and of the united states of Mexico respectively, shall be entitled to the same bounties, drawbacks, and allow ances that are granted on similar articles when exported in British vessels.

Provided nevertheless, that nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to extend to any duties or charges on account of tonnage, light, or harbour dues, pilotage, salvage, (in case of damage or shipwreck, or any other local charges to which ady vessels of the united provinces of Rio de la Plata, of the burthen of one hundred and twenty tons, or of any less burthen, are now by law liable in the ports of any of his Majesty's dominions; it appearing to his Majesty and his Privy Council that British vessels of the burthen of one hundred and twenty tons, or of any less burthen, are subi ject in the ports of the said united provinces to higher duties and charges than are levied in those ports on vessels of the said united provinces of the burthen of one hundred and twenty tons, or of any less burthen.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

C. C. GREVILLE Gazetted 3 Sept. 1827.

NETHERLANDS' SHIPS.

At the Court at WINDSOR,
30 January, 1826;

Present,
The King's most EXCELLENT MAJESTY.

Whereas by a certain act of parliament, made and passed in the 6 Geo. IV. c. 111. intituled “ An Act for granting Duties of Customs," it is, among other things, enacted, " that it shall be lawful for his Majesty, by and with the advice of his privy council, from time to time, to order and direct that there shall be levied and collected any additional duty, not exceeding one-fifth of the amount of any existing duty, upon all or any goods, when imported in the ships of any country which shall levy higher or other duties upon goods when imported in British ships, than when imported in the national ships of such country." And whereas higher and other duties are levied in the ports of the United Netherlands on certain goods when imported in British ships than when imported in Netherland ships, his Majesty does therefore, under the autho. rity of the above-recited act, by and with the advice of his privy council, order, that upon All. GOODS imported into the United Kingdom in NetHERLAND ships from and after the date of this order, there shall be levied and collected, in addition to the esisting duties otherwise payable upon the importation of such goods, a further duty, amounting to one-fifth part of such existing duties.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

JAMES BULLER.
Gazetted 31 January, 1831.

At the Court at WINDSOR,
30 January, 1826;

Present,
The King's most EXCELLENT MAJESTY in Council.
Whereas by a certain act of parliament, made and passed in the 5th year of the
reign of his present Majesty, (c. 1.) intituled “ An Act to indemnify all persons con-

cerned in advising, issuing, or acting under a certain Order in Council, for regulating the Tonnage Duties un certain foreign vessels ;" and to amend an act “ of the last Session of parliament, (4 Geo. IV. c. 77.) for authorizing his Majesty, under certain circunstances, to regulate the duties and drawbacks on goods imported or exported in any foreign vessels." It is amongst other things enacted, (here the clause is recited.] And whereas duties of Tonnage are levied upon or in respect of British vessels entering the ports of the United Netherlands laden with Salt, higher or greater than are levied and granted upon or in respect of the vessels of the United Netherlands afcresaid, éntering the ports aforesaid, laden with Salt

And such higher Tonnage duties are, in the ports aforesaid, levied upon and in respect of so much only of the Tonnage of such British vessels as is actually employed in the carriage and importation of such Salt, and are equivalent to one pound thirteen shillings and fourpence for every ton of such vessels so employed :

His Majesty doth therefore, under the authority of the above recited act, by and with the advice of his Privy Council, order that from and after the date of this order, there shall be levied and charged upon or in respect of all vessels belonging to the United Netherlanıls aforesaid, which shall enter any of the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, such additional or countervailing duty of tonnage as after-mentioned; that is to say, there shall be levied upon every such Netherland vessel which shall enter the said ports, a duty of one pound thirteen shillings and fourpence upon each and every ton burthen of the said vessels, which upon her clearing out from any such port for any port in the kingdom of the United Netherlands, shall be actually occupied and employed in the carriage and exportation of salt, the tonnage or burthen so made subject to such additional or countervailing duty being deemed to be equivalent to the number of tons of the weight of such salt ascertained prior to the shipment thereof.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

J. BULLER. Gazetted 31 January, 1831.

But by a further Order, dated 3 April, 1828, the operation of this latter order is to be suspended until further orders, so far as respects the article “ Rock Salt."

AUSTRIAN VESSELS. An Order verbatim as that for Hanoverian vessels was issued the 21 November 1831; and Gazetted 3 January, 1832.

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