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the British plantations, made before the collector and controller of 5 Geo. 2. customs, or naval officer, together with the said oath or affirma-c. 24. tion made as aforesaid by the master of such vessel, at the port where such coffee was taken on board, together with the oath or affirmation, or a copy thereof, made by the planter or grower before two of His Majesty's justices of the peace there in the manner before directed; as also the said certificate of the package, marks, and numbers of the coffee so laden on board; which said certificate, oath, or affirmation, shall remain with the said collector or receiver of the said inland duty.

Rule 2. If any person shall falsely make any oath or affirmation by False oath or this act directed to be made, and shall thereof be legally convicted in certificate, any of His Majesty's courts of record in Great Britain, or in any

of the courts of admiralty in any of the said plantations where such offence was committed, such person so guilty shall forfeit 2001. and be imprisoned for the space of 12 months; and if any person shall forge Forging, &c. or counterfeit a certificate of the said oath or affirmation, or shall publish such certificate, knowing the same to be forged or counterfeited, and be legally convicted thereof in any of the courts aforesaid,

shall forfeit 2001. Rule 3. No commander of any vessel shall take in, or suffer to be 23 Geo. 3. taken in, at any of His Majesty's plantations in America, or at sea, c. 79. $ $. or in any place in America, or shall land or suffer to be landed, out

taking in, &c. of any vessel in any of the said plantations, any cocoa nuts of the foreign cocoa growth or produce of any foreign country, (except such cocoa nuts auts. as shall be regularly exported from Great Britain,) on pain of forfeiting all such cocoa nuts, and 2001. and likewise shall suffer 12 months' imprisonment.

Rule 4. No rum or spirits of the produce or manufacture of any of 4 Geo. 3. the plantations in America, not in the possession or under the do-9. 15. minion of His Majesty, shall be imported into any of the plantations spirits. in America, which now are, or hereafter may be, in the possession or under the dominion of His Majesty, upon forfeiture of all such rum or spirits, together with the vessel in which the same shall be imported, with the tackle, &c. thereof; to be seized by any officer of customs. (a)

Rule 5. Every person loading on board any vessel, in any of the Certificate of British plantations in America, any rum or spirits, sugars or paneles, growth of molasses (6) or syrups, as of the growth, product, or manufacture of spirits, sugar,

and papeles, any British plantation, shall, before the clearing out of the said vessel, $ 20. produce and deliver to the collector or other principal officer of customs at the loading port, an affidavit signed and sworn to before some justice of the peace in the said British plantations, either by the grower, maker, or shipper of such goods, or his known agent or factor, expressing, in words at length and not in figures, the quality of the goods so shipped, with the number and denomination of the packages, and describing the name of the plantation where the same grew or were produced and manufactured; which affidavit shall be attested, under the hand of the said justice of the peace, to have been sworn to in his presence: and the collector or other principal officer of cus(a) As to cfficers of army, navy, excise, &c. see Title 5, Rules 76, 83, 99, and 100.

(6) By 6 Geo. 3. c. 52. , 29. so much of the above act as relates to any proof or certificate with respect to the growth, produce, or manufacture of British molasses or syrups, is repealed.

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toms to whom such affidavit shall be delivered, shall thereupon grant to the master of the vessel, a certificate under his hand and seal of office, of his having received such affidavit pursuant to the directions of this act; which certificate shall express the quality of the goods

shipped on board such vessel with the number and denomination of Copy of affi- the packages : and such collector or other principal officer of davit to be

customs shall also, within 30 days after the sailing of the vessel, transmit an exact copy of the said affidavit to the secretary's office for the plantation where the goods were shipped, on forfeiture

of 51. Certificate to Rule 6. Upon the arrival of such vessel into the port of her disbe at port of dis- charge, either in Great Britain or any other port of His Majesty's charge, 21. dominions, where such goods may be lawfully imported, the master

taking the charge of the vessel shall, at the time he makes his report of his cargo, deliver the said certificate to the collector or other prin

cipal officer of customs, and make oath before him, that the goods so Oath of iden- reported are the same that are mentioned in the said certificate, on

forfeiture of 1001. ; and if any rum or spirits, sugars or paneles, molasses or syrups, (a) shall be imported or found on board any such vessel, for which no such certificate shall be produced, or which shall not agree therewith, the same shall be deemed to be foreign rum, &c. and shall be liable to the same duties, regulations, penalties, and forfeitures, in all respects, as rum, &c. of the growth, produce, or ma

nufacture of any foreign plantation, would respectively be liable to Articles unac- Rule 7. If any rum or spirits, sugar or paneles, molasses or companied by certificate,

syrups, (a) shall be imported into Great Britain from any British plan$ 22.

tation in America, without being included in such certificate as is hereinbefore directed, and it shall be made to appear to the satisface tion of the commissioners of customs at London or Edinburgh, that the goods are really and truly the produce of such British plantation, and that no fraud was intended, it shall in such case be lawful for the said respective commissioners to permit the said goods to be entered, upon payment of the like duties as such goods would be liable to if this law had not been made.

Rule 8. The proper officer of customs to whom the affidavit men. tioned in the preceding act shall be produced and delivered, shall,

within 30 days after the sailing of the vessel, transmit one exact copy transmitted. of the affidavit to the secretary's office for the plantation where the

sugar or paneles referred to in the affidavit were shipped ; and shall also within 30 days transmit another exact copy of such affidavit to the justices and vestry of the parish or precinct where the sugar or paneles grew or were produced and manufactured, on the penalty of

forfeiting 501. for every such omission and neglect. Sugar and Rule 9. If any sugar or paneles shall be imported into Great Bripaneles witho tain from any British plantation in America, without, or shall not be $ 3.

included in, the certificate required by the preceding act, then all

such sugar and paneles shall be deemed to be foreign sugar and paneles, and shall be liable to the same duties, restrictions, regusations, penalties, and forfeitures, in all respects, as sugars and paneles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of any French plantation would respectively be liable to by law.

by law.

18 Geo. 3, c. 58. 1. Copy of affidavit to be

(a) See note (6) in preceding page.

Naval officer to grant cer

c. 58. $ 2. Justice signing without

Rule 10. Until there be officers of customs appointed for that 21 Geo. 3. purpose in the colonies of Demerary and Essequibo it shall be lawful C, 60. 95. for the naval officer, or any other officer appointed by the commander in chief of His Majesty's forces in America, or the commanding tificate, &c. officer of the troops at those colonies, respectively, to take such securities, and to grant such certificates and clearances, as by any law in force may be required for such sugar, which shall be as valid and effectual as those taken and granted in the like cases by His Majesty's governors or the officers of customs in America.

Rule 11. If any such sugar be imported into Great Britain from Sugars imDemerary or Essequibo, or from any British plantation in America, ported from without the certificate hereinbefore directed, and it be made appear, &c. without a to the satisfaction of the commissioners of customs at London or certificate, Edinburgh, respectively, that such sugars are really and truly the $ 6. produce of Demerary or Essequibo, and that no fraud was intended, it shall be lawful for the said respective commissioners to permit the said sugar to be entered, upon payment of the like duties as sugar of the growth and produce of the British islands in the West Indies are subject to by law.

Řule 12.' In case any justice of the peace of the said plantations 18 Geo. s. shall subscribe his name to any paper or parchment writing, purporting to be an affidavit for the purpose directed by the said act of 4 Geo. 3. unless the person purporting to make such affidavit shall appearance of actually appear before him, and be sworn upon the holy evangelists party. to the truth of the said affidavit, in every such case, every

such justice of the peace shall forfeit for every such offence 501.

Rule 13. If any sugar or paneles shall be imported into Great Bri- 20 Geo. 3. tain, from any British plantation in America, without or which shall : ?. 1. not be included in the certificate required by law, and it shall be made without certi. appear, to the satisfaction of the commissioners of customs at London ficate. or Edinburgh, that the goods are really the produce of any British plantation in America, and that no fraud was intended, it shall in such case be lawful for the said respective commissioners to permit the said goods to be entered, upon payment of the British plantation duties.

Rule 14. If any coffee, cocoa nuts, rum, or spirits, shall be im- 47 Geo. 3. ported into Great Britain from any British plantation in America, sess. 2.

c. 30. 15. without such affidavit or certificate as is by law in that behalf required being made or produced, and it shall be made to appear to nuts, or spirits the satisfaction of the commissioners of excise in England and Scot- imported land respectively, or the major part of them respectively, that such goods were really the growth and produce of a British plantation in America, and were imported as aforesaid, without such affidavit or certificate, bonâ fide and without any intention of fraud; in every such case it shall be lawful for the said respective commissioners, or the major part of them respectively, to permit the said goods to be entered, upon payment of such duties of excise as the same would have been liable to if such affidavit or certificate had been regularly made and produced.

Rule 15. Where, by any act of parliament relative to the 47 Geo. 3. trade of the British plantations in America or the West Indies, sess... an affidavit shall be required to be made by the planter or grower How affidavit of any article intended to be shipped for exportation to Great may be inade. Britain or Ireland, previous to the shipping thereof, in order to

Coffee, cocoa

without certicate, &c.

47 Geo. 3. sess. 1.

C. 49.

prove that such article is really the produce of such plantation, and there shall not be any justices of the peace at such plantation before whom such affidavit can be made, it shall be lawful for the planter or grower to make the same before the collector and controller, or other chief officer of customs, at the place from whence any such articles may be intended to be shipped for exportation, which affidavit they are hereby authorized and required to take; and in the certificate which the collector, and controller, and naval of. ficer, or any two of them, are required by law to deliver to the shipper, they shall also certify that there are not any justices of the peace resident at or within such plantation ; and upon the importation of any such articles into Great Britain or Ireland the same shall be admitted to entry at the like duties as are charged upon articles when accompanied with the certificate now required by law, subject to the several regulations, penalties, and forfeitures to which such articles are liable on importation into Great Britain or Ireland.

TITLE CXII.—Copper Ore. [As to Copper Ore of the British Plantations, see Title 1.]

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TITLE CXIII.—Duties. Rule 1. If any vessel which by law may trade in any of His Ma. jesty's plantations, shall come to any of them to ship and take on board any of the commodities enumerated in 12 Cha. 2. c. 18. [Title 1.] and bond shall not be first given with one sufficient surety to bring the same to England, and to no other place, and there to unload and put the same on shore (the danger of the seas only excepted), there shall be paid to His Majesty, for so much of the said commodities as shall be laden on board such vessel, the following duties, viz.

£. s. d. Cocoa Nuts, the lh.

0 0 1 Cotton Wool, the Ib.

0 0 0
Fustic and all other dyeing wood, the cwt.
Ginger, the cwt.
Indigo, the lb.

0 0 2
Logwood, the cwt.
Sugar, White, (a) the cwt.

0 5 0 Brown and Muscovadoes, (a) the cwt.

0 1 6 Tobacco, the lb.

0 0 1 to be paid at such places, and to such officers, as shall be appointed in their respective plantations to collect the same, before the lading thereof, and under such penalties both to the officers and upon the goods, as for non-payment of or defrauding His Majesty of his customs in England.

Rule 2. Notwithstanding the payment of the aforesaid duties in any of the said plantations, none of the said goods shall be shipped or laden on board, until such security shall be given as is required by 12 Cha. 2. c. 18. [Title 1.) and 22 & 23 Cha. 2. c. 26. [Title 1.) to carry the same to England, or to some other of His Majesty's plantations,

5 0 0

7 & 8 Will, 3. c. 22. $ 8. Bond.

(a) By 6 Geo. 3. c. 52. & 1. the above duty upon sugar of the growth, prodnc. tion, and manufacture of the British plantations in America which should be laden there, are to be no longer paid.

and so toties quoties, as any of the said goods shall be brought to be 7 & 8 WII.3. re-shipped or laden in any of the said plantations, under the penalty c. 22. and forfeiture of ship and goods. Rule 3. There shall be paid unto His Majesty upon the respective 4 Geo. 3.

c. 15. 1. foreign goods under-mentioned, which shall be inported into any plantation in America which now is, or hereafter may be, under the dominion of His Majesty, the several duties following, viz.

£. s. d. White or Clayed Sugars, over and above all other duties imposed by any former act of parliament, (a) the cwt.

1 2 0 Indigo, (b) the lb.

0 0 6 Coffee, which shall be imported from any place, except Great Britain, the cwt.

2 199 Wine of the growth of the Madeiras, or of any other island or

place, whence such wine may be lawfully imported, and
which shall be so imported from such islands or places,
the tun

7 0 0
Portugal, Spanish, or any other Wine (except French Wine)
imported from Great Britain, the tun

0 10 0
Rule 4. All sums of money granted by this act shall be deemed $ 41.
sterling money of Great Britain ; and such money may be taken ac-
cording to the proportion of 5s.6d. the ounce in silver.

Rule 5. If the importer of any wines shall refuse to pay the duties Wine, $ 8. imposed thereon, it shall be lawful for the proper officer of customs where such wines shall be imported, to secure the same, with the package thereof, and to cause the same to be publicly sold, within the space of 20 days at the most after such refusal made, and at such time and place as such officer shall, by four or more days' public notice, appoint for that purpose ; which wine shall be sold to the best bidder, and the money arising by the sale thereof shall be applied, in the first place, in payment of the said duties, together with the charges that shall have been occasioned by the said sale ; and the overplus, if any, shall be paid to such importer, or any other person authorized to receive the same.

Ruile 6. Provided, that if the money offered for the purchase of $ 9. such wine shall not be sufficient to discharge the duty and charges aforesaid, then the proper officer shall cause the wine to be staved, spilt, or otherwise destroyed, and shall return the package wherein the same was contained to such importer.

Rule 7. There shall be paid unto His Majesty the several duties 6 Geo. s. hereinafter mentioned, viz.

52. $ 4.

£. s. d. Melasses and Syrups, which shall be imported (except as is here

inafter mentioned) into any plantation in America, which now is, or hereafter may be, under the dominion of His Majesty, the gallon, wine measure

0 0 1 Coffee of the growth and produce of any British plantation in America, which shall be imported thence into any other British plantation in America, the cwt.

0 7 0 Pimento (British), which shall, in like manner, be imported into any such British plantation, the lb.

0 0 0

EXCEPT
only such British Coffee and Pimento as shall be warehoused
under the regulations hereinafter mentioned.

(a) As to Tortola, see Title 134.
(6) See Rule 13 of this title.

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