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into any of the British possessions in America, or the Mauritius, by sea or inland carriage or navigation; and whereas divers articles are enumerated in the said table of duties, and certain duties therein mentioned are therein made payable upon such articles respectively; and the duty of four per centum ad valorem is made payable on articles not enumerated, except such as are comprized or referred to in the table of exemptions subjoined to the said table of duties; and whereas it is also enacted by the said Act now in recital, that it shall and may be lawful for Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, by any Order or Orders in Council to be issued from time to time, to direct that any article described in such Order, being an article chargeable under this Act as an enumerated article, with a duty of four per centum ad valorem, shall be added to the list of exemptions thereinbefore set forth, and shall be free from such duty, and from and after the time mentioned in such Orders for the commencement of such exemptions, not being less than six months from the date thereof, such exemption shall take effect, and such article shall thenceforth, while such Order shall continue in force, be free from such duty accordingly; and any such Order may at any time be suspended or revoked by Her Majesty, with the advice of Her Privy Council, by any other Order in Council:
And whereas specimens, illustrative of natural history, are not enumerated in the said table of duties, neither are they comprized or referred to in the said table of exemptions; and whereas Her Majesty, with the advice of Her Privy Council, hath thought fit, for the encouragement of the study of natural history, that specimens, illustrative of natural history, should be exempted from the duties imposed by the said recited Act:
Now, therefore, under and by virtue of the said Act of Parliament, and in exercise of the powers thereby in Her Majesty in Council in that behalf vested, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, doth order, and it is hereby ordered accordingly, that specimens, illustrative of natural history, being articles chargeable under the said Act with a duty of four per centum ad valorem, shall be, and the same are hereby, added to the list of exemptions in the said recited Act set forth; and that, from and after the first day of February one thousand eight hundred and fortyfour, the said articles shall be free from such duty, as fully and effectually as if such articles had been inserted and enumerated in the said table at the time of passing the said Act:
And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and the Right Honourable Lord Stanley, are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
C. C. Greville.
At the Court at Buckingham-Palace, the 23d day of August 1843,
The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.
WHEREAS by an Act, passed in the session of Parliament held in the third and fourth years of the reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled " An Act to regu"late the trade of the British possessions abroad," after reciting that, by the law of navigation, foreign ships are permitted to import into any of the British possessions abroad, from the countries
to which they belong, goods, the produce of those countries, and to export goods from such possessions, to be carried to any foreign country whatever; and that it is expedient that such permission should be subject to certain conditions, it is enacted, that the privileges thereby granted to foreign ships shall be limited to the ships of those countries which, having colonial possessions, shall grant the like privileges of trading with those possessions to British ships, or which, not having colonial possessions, shall place the commerce and navigation of this country, and of its possessions abroad, upon the footing of the most favoured nation, unless His Majesty, by His Order in Council, shall in any case deem it expedient to grant the whole or any part of such privileges to the ships of any foreign country, although the conditions aforesaid shall not, in all respects, be fulfilled by such foreign country:
And whereas Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, doth deem it expedient to grant the aforesaid privileges of trading with the British possessions abroad to the ships of the Republic of Hayti:
Now, therefore, Her Majesty doth, by the advice aforesaid, and in pursuance and exercise of the power and authority in Her respectively vested by the said recited Act, order, declare, and grant, that, frdm the date hereof, and, in the mean time, until Her Majesty in Council shall be pleased to revoke or determine this Order by any other Order in Council, it shall be lawful for vessels to import, from the territories of the Republic of Hayti, into any of the British possessions abroad, goods, the produce of the said territories of the Republic of Hayti, and to export goods, from such possessions, to be carried into any foreign country whatever:'
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Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the vessels of the Republic of Hayti from trading with any of the British possessions in Europe, to such extent and in such manner as they lawfully may under the laws of navigation now in force:
Provided further, that nothing hereinbefore contained shall extend or apply to the possessions of the East India Company:
Provided always, that the privileges hereby granted shall be confined to vessels of the Republic of Hayti, built, owned, and navigated as required by the British laws of navigation for the time being in force:
And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and the Right Honourable Lord Stanley, one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
C. C. Greville.
Westminster, August 22, 1843.
This day, the Lords being met, a message was sent to the Honourable House of Commons by the Gentlemen Usher of the Black Rod, acquainting them, that The Lords, authorized by virtue of a Commission under the Cheat Seal, signed by Her Majesty, for declaring Her Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses, do desire the immediate attendance of the Honourable House in the House of Peers to hear the Commission read ; and the Commons being come thither, the said Commission, empowering the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, and several other Lords therein named, to declare and notify the Royal Assent to the said Acts, was read accordingly, and the Royal Assent given to
An Act to impose certain stamp duties, and to amend the laws relating thereto.
An Act to amendthe laws relating to the Customs.
An Act for regulating the cathedral churches of Wales.
An Act to provide for the performance of the episcopal functions, in case of the incapacity of any bishop or archbishop.
An Act to defray, until the first day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, the charge of the pay, clothing, and contingent and other expences of the disembodied militia in Great Britain and Ireland; to grant allowances in certain cases to subaltern officers, adjutants, paymasters, quartermasters, surgeons, assistant-surgeons, surgeons' mates, and serjeant-majors of the militia; and to authorise the employment of the non-commissioned officers.
An Act for giving effect to a convention between Her Majesty and the King of the French, for the apprehension of certain offenders.
An Act for giving effect to a treaty, between Her Majesty and the United States of America, for the apprehension of certain offenders.
An Act for the better government of Her Majesty's subjects resorting to China.
An Act for granting relief to the islands of Antigua, St. Kitt's, Nevis, Dominica, and Montserrat.
An Act for carrying into effect an agreement between the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods and the Earl of Haddington, for the purchase and surrender of the office of Hereditary Keeper of the Royal Park of Holyrood House; and for other purposes relating thereto.