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and authority in him vested by the said Act of Parliament, declare and grant, that it should and might be lawful for French Ships to ima port into any of the British Possessions in the West Indies and America, from the Dominions of His Most Christian Majesty, such goods, being the produce of those Dominions, as were mentioned and enumerated in the table subjoined to the said Order, and to export goods from such British Possessions to be carried to any Foreign Country whatever; and the table referred to in the said Order was as follows, that is to say; wheat, flour, biscuit, bread, meal, peas, beans, rye, cal. lavances, oats, barley, Indian corn, rice, shingles, red oak staves or headings, white oak staves or headings, wood, lumber, wood hoops, live stock, hay and straw, coin and bullion, diamonds, salt, fruit and vegetables fresh, cotton wool, and all articles subject on importation to a duty ad valorem, on which articles the amount of such duty should not at the time of importation exceed £7, 10s. for every £100. of the value of the same.

And whereas by an Order in Council, bearing date the 16th of December, 1826, after reciting the said last-mentioned Order of the 1st day of June, 1826, His Majesty, by and with the advice aforesaid, and in pursuance and exercise of the Powers and Authority in him vested by the said Act, did declare and grant, that it should be lawful for French Ships to import into the Island of Mauritius, from the Dominions of His Most Christian Majesty, such goods, being the produce of those Dominions, as are mentioned and enumerated in the table subjoined to the said Order in Council of the 1st day of June, 1826, and for the prevention of any doubts respecting the true meaning and effect of the said Order in Council of the 1st day of June, 1826, and of the said Order of the 16th day of December, 1826, His Majesty was further pleased to order and declare, that neither the said Order in Council of the 1st day of June, 1826, nor the said Order of the 16th day of December, 1826, should extend or be construed to extend, to authorize the importation by French Ships into any of the British Possessions in the West Indies and America, or into the Island of Mauritius, from the Dominions of His Most Christian Majesty, of any Wine being the produce of those Dominions.

And whereas by an Order in Council, bearing date the 27th day of July, 1826, after reciting that the conditions mentioned and referred to in the said Act of Parliament had not in all respects been fulfilled by the Government of The United States of America, and that, there. fore, the privileges so granted as aforesaid by the Law of Navi. gation to Foreign Ships could not lawfully be exercised or enjoyed by the Ships of The United States, aforesaid, unless His Majesty, by His Order in Council, should grant the whole or any of such privileges to the Ships of The United States aforesaid, and that His Majesty did deem it expedient to grant to the Ships of the said United States

such of the said privileges as were thereinafter mentioned, His Majesty did with the advice of His Privy Council, and in pursuance and exercise of the powers and authorities in him vested by the said Act of Parliament, declare and grant, that it was and should be lawful for the Ships of The United States aforesaid to import into any of the British Possessions abroad, from the said United States, goods, the produce of The United States aforesaid, and not enumerated in the table of prohibitions and restrictions in the said Act contained, and to export goods from such British Possessions abroad to be carried to any Foreign Country whatever; provided always, that such goods so imported should be subject and liable to the payment of the duties imposed and made payable under and by virtise of the said Act of Parliament; provided also, and His Majesty did further, with the advice aforesaid, declare, that the privileges so granted as aforesaid to the Ships of the said United States, so far as respected the British Possessions in the West Indies, and on the Continent of South America, and so far as respected the Bahamá Islands and the Bermuda or Somer Islands, and so far as respected His Majesty's Settlements in the Island of Newfoundland, and the several Islands belonging to and dependent on those Settlements, should absolutely cease and determine upon and from the 1st day of December in the Year 1826; and it was further provided, and His Majesty did further, with the advice aforesaid, declare, that the privileges so granted as aforesaid to the Ships of The United States, so far as respected the British Possessions on the Western Coast of Africa, should absolutely cease and determine upon and from the said Ist day of December, 1826; and it was further provided, and His Majesty, with the advice aforesaid, did further declare, that the privileges so granted as aforesaid to the Ships of the said United States, so far as respected the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope and the Islands, Settlements, and Territories belonging thereto and dependent thereupon, and so far as respected the Island of Mauritius and the several Islands and Territories belonging thereto or dependent thereupon, and so far as respected the Island of Ceylon and the several Islands and Territories belonging thereto and dependent thereupon, should absolutely cease and determine upon and from the 1st day of March in the Year 1827; and it was further provided, and His Majesty did, with the advice aforesaid, declare, that the privileges so granted as aforesaid to the Ships of the said United States, so far as respected His Majesty's Settlements in the Island of New Holland and the several Islands and Territories belonging thereto and dependent thereupon, and so far as respected the Island of Van Dieman's Land and the several Islands and Territories belonging thereto and dependent thereupon, should absolutely cease and determine upon and from the 1st day of May, 1827; and it was thereby provided, that nothing therein contained should extend, or should be construed to extend, to infringe or interfere with

the Convention of Commerce and Navigation concluded between His late Majesty King George the Third and the United States of America, bearing date the 3d day of July, 1815, or the further Convention of Commerce and Navigation concluded between His late Majesty and the United States of America, bearing date the 20th October, 1818; or to prevent Ships of the said United States from importing into any of the British Possessions in Europe, or from exporting from such British Possessions in Europe, any goods, which under, or by virtue of the said Convention, or either of them, or of the several Acts of Parliament made for carrying such Conventions into effect, could or might be lawfully imported into or exported from such British Possessions.

And whereas by an Act, passed in the 7th and 8th Years of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled “An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Customs,” (Cap. 56.] after reciting or taking notice of the said Act so passed aforesaid in the 6th Year of His Majesty's reign, and after reciting that unless some period were 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, could not be regulated by fixed and certain rules, but would continue subject to changes dependent upon the Laws from time to time made in such Foreign Countries; it is therefore enacted, that no Foreign Country shall hereafter be deemed to have fulfilled the conditions so prescribed as aforesaid in and by the said Act, as to be entitled to the privileges therein mentioned, unless such Foreign country had in all respects fulfilled those conditions within 12 months next after the passing of the said Act, that is to say, on or before the 5th day of July, 1826; and for the better ascertaining what particular Foreign Countries are permitted by Law to exercise and enjoy the said Privileges, it is further enacted, that no Foreign Country shall hereafter be deemed to have fulfilled the before-mentioned conditions, or to be entitled to the privileges aforesaid, unless and until His Majesty shall, by some Order or Orders to be by Him made, by the advice of His Privy Council, have declared that such Foreign Country hath so fulfilled the said conditions, and is entitled to the said privileges; provided always, and it is thereby declared and enacted, that nothing therein contained, extends, or shall be construed to extend, to make void or annul any Order' or Orders in Council theretofore issued, under the authority or in pursuance of the said recited Act, or to take away or abridge the powers, vested in His Majesty in and by the said Act, or any of those powers, any thing therein contained to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding:

And whercas it is expedient that, in pursuance of the Powers vested in His Majesty in and by the said recited Acts of Parliament, His Majesty should declare what Foreign Powers have fulfilled the before-mentioned conditions, and are entitled to the privileges afore

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said, His Majesty therefore, in pursuance and exercise of the powers vested in him in and by the said Acts of Parliament, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, is pleased to order and declare that the several Orders in Council bearing date respectively the 3d day of May, 1826, the 1st day of June, 1826, the 16th day of December, 1826, and the 27th day of July, 1826, herein before respectively recited, shall be, and the same are hereby, confirmed and continued in full force and effect: and His Majesty doth further, in pursuance and exercise of the powers aforesaid, and with the advice aforesaid, declare and grant that it shall be lawful for French Ships to import into the British Possessions on the Western Coast of Africa, and into the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, and into the Island of Ceylon, and into His Majesty's Settlements in the Island of New Holland, and into the Island of Van Dieman's Land, and into the several Islands and Territories dependent upon and belonging to the several Settlements or Colonies aforesaid, from the Dominions of His Most Christian Majesty, such goods being the produce of those Dominions, as are mentioned and enumerated or referred to in the Table subjoined to the said Order in Council of the 1st day of June, 1826. And in further pursuance of the powers vested in His Majesty, in and by the said Acts of Parliament so passed as aforesaid in the 7th and 8th Years of His Majesty's Reign, His Majesty, with the advice aforesaid, is further pleased to declare that the conditions mentioned and prescribed in and by the said Acts so passed as aforesaid in the 6th Year of His Majesty's Reign, have in all respects been fulfilled by the Government of His Majesty as King of Hanover, and by the Government of His Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway, and by the Government of His Serene Highness the Duke of Oldenburgh, and by the Free Hanseatick Republicks of Lubeck, Bremen, and Hamburgh, and by the State of Colombia, and by the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata, and by the United States of Merico: and His Majesty is further pleased to declare that the Ships of and belonging to the Dominions of His Majesty as King of Hanover, or of His Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway, or of His Serene Highness the Duke of Oldenburgh, or of the Free Hanseatick Republicks of Lubeck, Bremen, and Hamburgh, or of the State of Colombia, or of the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata, or of the United States of Mexico, are entitled to the privileges so granted as aforesaid by the Law of Navigation, and may respectively import from such the Dominions to which they respectively belong into the British Possessions abroad, goods, the produce of such Dominions respectively, and may export goods from the British Possessions abroad, to be carried into any Foreign Country whatever:

And whereas His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, doth deem it expedient to grant the privileges aforesaid to the Ships of the Dominions of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias ; His Majesty doth therefore, by the advice aforesaid, and in pursuance

and exercise of the powers and authority in him vested by the said last recited Act of Parliament, declare and grant that it shall and may be lawful for Russian Ships to import into any of the British Possessions abroad, from the Dominions of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, goods, the produce of those Dominions, and to export goods from such Possessions, to be carried into any Foreign Country whatever; and His Majesty, by the advice aforesaid, is further pleased to declare and grant that it shall and may be lawful for Ships of or belonging to any Kingdom or State within the limits of the East India Company's Charter, to import from the Dominions to which they respectively belong, goods, the produce of such Dominions, into the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, and into the Island of Ceylon, and into the Island of Mauritius, and into His Majesty's Settlements in the Island of New Holland, and in the Island of Van Dieman's Land, and into the several Islands and Territories dependent upon and belonging to the several Settlements or Colonies aforesaid, and to export goods from such several Settlements or Colonies, or their respective Dependencies, to be carried into any Foreign Country whatever; provided always that nothing herein contained, shall extend, or be construed to extend, to take away or abridge any power now vested in His Majesty's Subjects in the last mentioned Settlements or Colonies, of trading with any kingdom or State, within the limits of the said Company's Charter, and in further pursuance of the said Act of Parliament, His Majesty, by the advice aforesaid, doth declare that no Foreign Country is entitled to the privileges so granted as aforesaid by the Law of Navigation, other than and except the Foreign countries hereinbefore particularly mentioned; that no Foreign Ships can or may lawfully import into or export from any of the British Possessions abroad, any goods, except so far as the right of such Foreign Countries to which such Ships may belong is hereinbefore declared; provided always, that nothing herein contained extends, or shall be construed to extend, to infringe or interfere with any Treaty or Convention subsisting between His Majesty and any Foreign State or Power; provided also and it is further ordered and declared, that nothing herein, or in the said former Orders in Council, or any of them contained, extends, or shall be construed to extend, to His Majesty's Garrison and Territory at Gibraltar, or to the Island of Malta, but that goods shall and may be imported into and exported from Gibraltar and Malta, in the same manner in all respects as though this present Order, or the said former Orders, had not been made:

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and the Right Honourable Viscount Goderich, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, are to give the necessary directions herein, as to them may respectively appertain.

JAS. BULLER.

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