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act, to be carried to the said island of Malta or the dependencies 55 Geo. S. thereof, the merchant or other person intending to export the said. c. 39. articles in such vessel, shall make an entry of all such articles in writing, with the collector and controller of customs, expressing the name of the ship, and of the master of the ship, on board of which the articles are to be laden, and where she lies, and also the place, quay, or wharf where the same are to be laden, or first waterborne Quays. in order to be laden, which shall be within such port only where a custom house is established, and where an officer shall be appointed to attend the lading and shipping thereof, or at such places as shall be mentioned in a sufferance or warrant, to be taken out from the col- Sufferancer. lector and controller for that purpose; and shall take out from the said collector and controller a cocket or warrant accordingly, whereon Cockela shall be indorsed by the exporter, the particular weight and quantity, with marks, numbers, and contents, sorts or proper denomination of such articles, and shall deliver the cocket or warrant so indorsed to the searcher or other officer appointed for the examining and shipping thereof, and shall ship the said articles in the presence of such officer, Presence of and at such place as shall be mentioned in the said sufferance or oficer, and warrant, that the proper officer may attend the shipping thereof; and such officers are hereby empowered to examine the same, before they are put on board; and if upon examining the articles which shall be shipped or brought to be shipped by virtue of such cocket or warrant, either before or after the shipping thereof, the weight or quantity of Goods not the goods, or the number of casks or packages, shall be greater than agreeing with is indorsed thereon; or if any other articles of the description men
sbipped be tioned in Schedule A. but such as shall be so indorsed on such cocket fore entry. or warrant taken out and delivered as aforesaid, shall be discovered to have been laden on board any vessel having liberty to trade to the said island of Malta or the dependencies thereof, by virtue of this act, or shall be brought to be shipped on board such' vessel, or shall be put into any hoy, or other vessel, in order to be put on board such vessel, before such entry, or taking out such cocket or warrant, indorsing and delivering of the same, and not being shipped in the manner aforesaid, but shall be put on board, or attempted to be put on board, contrary to the directions of this act; all such articles, in any of the cases aforesaid, shall be forfeited, and also the hoy, or other vessel or carriage whatever, employed in shipping or attempting to ship any goods other than those enumerated in the said schedule, together with the vessel on which such goods shall be so laden; and the owner shall forfeit double the value thereof. And before such vessel shall depart Master 10 sefrom the said colonies with any of the articles enumerated in the said ceive licence schedule laden as aforesaid, the master shall receive the said licence from the collector or controller, with a certificate indorsed thereon or text copies, affixed thereto, under their hands and seals of office, who are to make two copies of such licence, indorsements, and certificates ; for fee. all which entries, &c or copies, no more shall be taken by the said officers than the legal and accustomed fees; and the master of such Certificate to ship shall, before he receives the said licence, attest the said copies be transmitunder his hand, which are to be left with the collector and controller, who are hereby required, as soon as conveniently they can, to transmit one of the said copies of the licence, indorsements, and certificates, to the commissioners of customs in England, and record in a book to be kept for that purpose, the notice in writing of the owner
and certificate, and al
ted and regis. tered.
55 Geo. 3. C. 29. Articles
of the vessel, the affidavit of the shipper, the licence granted for the
exportation of the articles, together with the clearance: but in case shipped with any of the articles enumerated in Schedule A. shall be found on board,
or carried by any such vessel to the said island of Malta or the dependencies thereof, other than such as are mentioned in the said licence, then the liberty granted by such licence shall cease and become void and of none effect; and such vessel, and also the master of such vessel, and all others concerned, shall be subject to all the same penalties and forfeitures as they would have been subject to in
case this act had not been made. Ships to load Rule 14. It shall be lawful for such vessel, or any other vessel
being British-built, owned, navigated, and registered according to law, Schedule B. to load at the said island of Malta, or any of the dependencies thereof, for the West any of the articles enumerated in the Schedule B. hereunto annexed, ladies, $ 6. for exportation direct to any of His Majesty's sugar plantations in
America, and any such article may be landed in any such plantation, being first duly entered with the proper officers of customs there; any thing contained in any act in force in the United Kingdom, or in Great Britain or Ireland respectively, to the contrary notwithstanding; provided always, that the said goods (wine excepted) shall, upon importation into any of the said plantations, be subject to the payment of such duties as goods of the like denomination or description are or may be subject to, upon being imported into the said plantations from Great Britain, and no other or higher
duties. Duty on wine, Rule 15. Any sort of wine which by virtue of this act shall be
imported into any of His Majesty's sugar plantations in America, from the island of Malta or the dependencies thereof, shall be subject to the payment of the like duties, and no other, as are payable on Madeira wine when imported into any of the said plantations directly
from the island of Madeira. Discharging Rule 16. Upon such licence being returned to the collector and bond, 57.
controller of customs of the port where the articles enumerated in Schedule A. were shipped, and an account of the lading being indorsed thereon or annexed thereto, and also upon such certificate of the governor or deputy governor or principal officer of customs, being produced as aforesaid, and the several other things required by this act being duly complied with, within two years from the date of such licence, the bond given before granting such licence shall be discharged and delivered up: otherwise such bond shall be forfeited, and shall and may be prosecuted in the manner directed by this act.
Rule 17. It shall be lawful to export from Newfoundland, the
island of Bermuda, or any of His Majesty's plantations in North muda, or plantations,
America, any articles of the growth, production, or manufacture of 8. such plantation, or any articles which have been legally imported into
such plantation direct to the island of Malta, or the dependencies thereof, in such vessels, and under such regulations, penalties, and forfeitures, as are hereinbefore mentioned, as to exportation from His Majesty's sugar plantations in America.
Rule 18. It shall be lawful to import from the island of Malta, or
any of the dependencies thereof, direct into Newfoundland, the island foundland,
of Bermuda, or any of His Majesty's plantations in North America, c. * 9,
any of the articles enumerated in Schedule B. annexed, in such vessels,
Newfound. land, Ber.
From Malta into New.
and under such regulations as are hereinbefore mentioned as to the 55 Geo. 8. importation of the said articles into any of His Majesty's sugar plan- c. 29. tations in America.
Rule 19. It shall be lawful for any person to import from the United Kingisland of Malta or the dependencies thereof, into the United King- dom, $ 10. dom, any goods, not prohibited to be imported, being of the growth, produce, and manufacture of any country or place within the Streights or Levant Seas, in British-built vessels, owned, navigated, and registered according to law, and in no other vessel whatever, on payment of such duties as now are or hereafter may be due and payable on such goods when imported into Great Britain or Ireland : provided always, that all such goods, being of the growth, produce, or manufacture of any place within the dominions of the Grand Seignior, within the Levant Seas, so imported under the authority of this act, Duties to shall be subject to the payment of the same duties to the Turkey Com- Turkey company as shall be payable on the like articles when imported direct from Turkey by persons being members of the said company.
Rule 20. It shall be lawful for any person admitted into and made Raw silk or free of the said company, to import into the United Kingdom from mohair yara, the said island of Malta, or the dependencies thereof, in British-built 11. vessels, owned, navigated, and registered, according to law, any raw silk or mohair yarn, being the growth or production of any place within the dominions of the Grand Seignior, within the Levant Seas: provided always, that all such raw silk and mohair yarn so imported into the United Kingdom under the authority of this act, shall be subject to the duties due and payable to the said Turkey Company, Duties. in like manner as if such raw silk or mohair yarn had been imported into the United Kingdom directly from Turkey.
Rule 21. It shalĩ be lawful for any person to import from the Thrown silk, island of Malta, or the dependencies thereof, into the United Kingdom $ 12. directly, any thrown silk being of the production of Italy, Sicily, or of the kingdom of Naples, in British-built vessels, owned, navigated, and registered according to law, and in no other vessel whatever, on payment of the like duties as now are, or hereafter may be, payable in Great Britain or Ireland on such thrown silk when imported directly by sea from the place of its production.
Rule 22. If any person shall grant a false certificate, or counter- Counterfeit. feit, erase, or alter any licence, oath, or certificate, which shall be ing, &o. made or given pursuant to this act, or shall knowingly or wittingly publish, or make use thereof, such person shall forfeit 500l.; and such licence, &c. shall be of none effect.
Alabaster, rough and work
ed Almonds Amber
Bologna, and other sausages
55 Greo. 3. C, 29,
SCHEDULE B. continued.
Pickles, in jars and bottles
Lava, and Malta stone for Punk
Macaroni or Vermicelli Rhubarb
Marble, rough and worked Safflower
Stones, Malta stone for
and worked Rosemary Opium
Wine. 57 Geo. 3. Rule 23. It shall be lawful for the East India Company, and also c. 36. 1. for any other of His Majesty's subjects, to carry on trade and traffic, East Indies. in ships navigated according to law, directly and circuitously between
the island of Malta and its dependencies, or the port of Gibraltar, and all places within the limits of the said company's charter, except the dominions of the Emperor of China; any thing contained in any charter of the said company, or in any act of parliament, to the contrary notwithstanding : provided, that in carrying on such trade it shall not be lawful to trade to or at any place without the limits of the said company's charter, other than those with which trade is permitted by 54 Geo. 3. c. 34. (a) provided always, that nothing herein contained shall extend to authorize any of His Majesty's subjects, other than the said company, or persons properly licensed by them, to export or import from or to any such countries and places, within or without such limits, or to import into the United Kingdom, any tea, or in any manner to trade or traffic in tea, between any such
places as aforesaid. Cape of Good Rule 24. Provided, that His Majesty's settlement at the Cape of Hope, ( 2. Good Hope shall, as to all trade allowed by this act to be carried on,
be deemed to be within the limits of the East India Company's charter: provided also, that nothing herein contained, as to the said settlement being deemed as to such trade as aforesaid to be within such limits, shall extend to prevent, or in any manner to limit or affect, any other trade which now may or which may hereafter be allowed to be carried on be
tween the said settlement and any other countries or places whatever. Tonnage of
Rule 25. It shall not be lawful for any vessel carrying on trade vessels, 9 8. under the provisions of this act, to clear out from or be admitted to
(a) See TITLE 86.
entry at any port in the United Kingdom, the registered measurement 57 Geo. 3. of which vessel shall be under the burden prescribed by 58 Geo. 3. c. 36. c. 155. (a) or which may be prescribed by any act hereafter to be passed for vessels carrying on trade between the United Kingdom and the places within the limits of the East India Company's charter,
Rule 26. “ And whereas by the said act of 53 Geo. 3. c. 155. (b) Lieences, $ 4. “ it is enacted, that no vessel engaged in private trade under " the authority of that act, shall proceed to any place situate on “ the continent of Asia, from the river Indus to the town of Ma. " lacca inclusive, or in any island under the government of the “ said company lying to the north of the equator, or to the said com. “pany's factory of Bencoolen or its dependencies, or to any other “ place situate more to the northward than 11 degrees of south lati« tude, and between the 64th and 150th degrees of east longitude “ from London, without a licence from the court of directors of the “ said company, or from the board of commissioners for the affairs “ of India (as the case may be);” it is further enacted, that the governors and lieutenant governors of the said island of Malta and port of Gibraltar respectively, are hereby authorized grant licences to vessels so proceeding from the said island of Malta or port of Gibraltar, in the same manner and under the same regulations, in regard to the grant and form thereof, as are under the said recited act applicable to licences granted by the said court of directors and board of commissioners respectively: provided that the said governors and lieutenant governors shall not be empowered to grant any licence specially authorizing any vessel to proceed to any place upon the continent of Asia from the river Indus to the said town of Malacca inclusive, except the said company's principal settlements; and that in regard for such licences as are under the provisions of the said recited act to be granted by the said board of commissioners, the said governors and lieutenant governors shall conform themselves, as far as the case may admit, to such regulations in that behalf as may from time to time be framed and published by the said commissioners.
Rule 27. Each such governor or lieutenant governor shall transmit Lists of to one of His Majesty's principal secretaries of state annual lists of licences, $ 5. all such licences as shall have been granted by him as aforesaid, and of all licences (if any) which such governor or lieutenant governor may, in consequence of any instructions which he may have received in regard to such licences, have refused to grant, together with his reasons for such refusal.
Rule 28. No vessel, other than the ships of the said company Lists of paem engaged in trade under the authority of this act, shall be permitted sengers and to clear out from the said island or port for any place under the go
arms, $ 6. vernment of His Majesty or of the said company situate more to the northward than îl degrees of south latitude, and between the 64th and 150th degrees of east longitude from London, until the master of such vessel shall have made out and exhibited to the principal officer of customs, or other person thereto authorized by such governor or lieutenant governor as aforesaid, at the port of clearance, upon oath, a true and perfect list, in such form as shall from time to time be settled by the said court of directors, with the approbation of the said board of commissioners, specifying and setting forth the
(a) 350 tons. See TITLE 87.
(6) See TITLE 86.