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Y. Rates for Goods Exported from the East India Dock

Wharfs in London


2. Rates for Wharfage and Work to be done at the East

India Docks in London


A A. Rates on Ships entering the West India Docks in



BB. Rates on Goods at the West India Docks in London cclxxii

CC. Rates on Vessels entering the London Docks


DD. Charges on Goods landed and housed at the London



E E. Rates payable to the Rotherhithe Commercial Dock



FF. Rates payable to the Rotherhithe East Country Dock



GG. Rates on Vessels entering the Port of Bristol

HH. Rates payable for Goods Imported into the Port of
Bristol from Parts beyond the Seas


II. Rates of Anchorage and Moorage of Vessels at the

lawful Quays of Bristol


K K. Rates payable for Goods at the Bristol Floating Dock cclxxx
LL. Dock Rates on Goods Imported into Liverpool

on Goods Exported from Liverpool

NN. Isle of Man Harbour Duties




A List of Goods wholly Prohibited to be Imported into or

Prohibited to be Worn or Used in Great Britain


A List of Goods absolutely or circumstantially Prohibited to

be exported from Great Britain


A List of Goods usually Exported from Great Britain cclxxxvi

A List of Ports at which Goods may be Warehoused or

Bonded in Great Britain before Payment of Duty


Lists of Articles that may be Warehoused or Bonded in

Great Britain before Payment of Duty cclxxxviii & cclxxxix

A New Arrangement of the Countries and Ports with which

the Foreign Trade of Great Britain is carried on

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Some parts of this Book having been pirated, it is deemed right to give notice, that it has been duly entered in the Register Book of the Company of Stationers in London, as the sole property of the Compiler, and, that if any portion of it shall in future be printed without his consent, a prosecution will be the immediate consequence.

August 16, 1819.


UPWARDS of five centuries have now elapsed since the revenue of customs (6) was instituted. During this period, the laws which have been passed relating to this revenue have accumulated to so great a degree as to occupy numerous volumes. The alterations which they have, from time to time, undergone, by the various lines of policy pursued by different legislators—by the breaking out of war, and the restoration of peace—by the expiration or the continuance of acts originally meant to be tempo

many other causes, have been most fruitful sources of perplexity, till at last the laws of customs have become so entangled as to be in a great measure useless to



may have recourse to them for casual information. In short, they

rary, with

(a) This introduction was prefixed to the first edition, which contained an abridgement of the laws of customs only; but as it is also applicable to the excise (except that the statutes concerning the former are more ancient and numerous than the latter), it has been thought right to retain it in the present state.

(6) Some have imagined they are called with us customs, because they were the inheritance of the King, by immemorial usage, and the common law, and not granted him by any statute: but Sir Edward Coke hath clearly shown, that the Kiog's first claim to them was by grant of parliament, 3 Edw. 1, though the record Dot now extant,-- BLACKSTONE,

They seem to have been called customs, from having been paid from time immemorial ; and a memorable statute in 21 Edw. 1, c. 5, makes that distinction. It states, that several people are apprehensive that the aids, tasks, and prizes, which they had granted for the King's wars and other occasions, might be turned upon them (en serrage) into an act of slavery ; the King therefore declares and grants, that he will not diaw such temporary aids and taxes into a custom.-CHRISTIAN'$ Note IX BLACKSTONE's COMMENTARIES.

The excise Jaws take their origin from two statutes of 12 Cha. 2. ; the one c. 23. which granted an excise on certain commodities for the King's life; the other c. 24. which, in lieu of the military tenures, granted to the crown an hereditary excise on certain other commodities.-BLACKSTONE's Reports, vol. 2. page 1255.

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