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PROVINCE OF

To wit.
LOWER-CANADA.

Ar His Majesty's Executive Council of and for the said Province

of Lower-Canada, held at the Castle of Saint Lewis, in the City
of Quebec, in the said Province, on Thursday, the seventh day of
July, in the Thirty-sixth year of His Majesty's reign, and in the
year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-fix..

PRESENT,
His EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR in COUNCIL.
THEREAS by an Act made and passed in the last session of the Provincial Parlia-

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6 the Regulation of Trade between this Province and the United States of America by Land or
" by Inland Navigation," it is amongst other things enacted, that for and during the
continuance of the laid Act, it shall and may be lawful for the Governor, Lieutenant
Governor or Person administering the Government of this Province for the time being,
with the advice and consent of His Majesty's Executive Council, by order or orders
to be from time to time issued and published, to suspend the operation of the whole,
or of any part or parts of any Ordinance or Ordinances, or of any Act or Acts of the
Legislature of this Province, relative to Trade and Intercourse by Land or Inland Na-
vigation, and to give directions and make regulations with respect to Importations,
Exportations, Duties or otherwise, for carrying on the Trade by Land or Inland Na-
vigation, between the People and Territories of His Majesty in this Province, and the
People and Territories of the United States of America, any Law, Statute, Custom or
Usage to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding. And whereas by a Treaty of A-
mity, Commerce and Navigation lately concluded between His Majesty and the Uni-
ted States of America, signed at London, the nineteenth day of November, in the year
of Our Lord, one thousand feven hundred and ninety-four, a free Intercourse between
His Majesty's Subjects and the Citizens of the said United States of America, for the
purposes of Commerce under certain Regulations therein contained, hath been stipu-
lated and agreed upon: And whereas many articles of Goods and Merchandize, by the
Laws of this Province of Lower-Canada, are now prohibited as well to be imported
into the said Province of Lower-Canada from the said United States as- to be Exported
therefrom to the said United States, whereby it is become necessary to make certain
Provisions for carrying into effect the aforesaid Treaty according to the Tenor there-
of; His ExceLLENCY the GOVERNOR doth therefore, by and with the advice and con-

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PROVINCE DU

Savoir. Bas-CANADA,

Au Conseil Exécutif de Sa Majellé pour la dite Province du Bas

Canada, tenu au Château St. Louis, dans la Cité de Québec,
dars la dite Province, Jeudi le Septiéme jour de Juillet, dans
la Trente-sixiéme Année du Règne de Sa Majesté, et dans l'An
de notre Seigneur, Mil sept cens quatrevingt-seize.

PRESENT,
Son EXCELLENCE LE GOUVERNEUR EN CONSEIL.
Vuque par un Ale fait et parlé dans la derniére Seffion du Parlement Provincial

Alle qui fait une provision temporaire pour le Reglement du Commerce, entre cette Province et les Etats Unis de l'Amérique, par terre ou " par la navigation intérieure; il est parmi d'autres choses ftatué, que pour et durant la continuation du dit Acte il sera et pourra être loisible pour le Gouverneur, Lieutenant Gouverneur ou la Personne adminiftrant le Gouvernement de cette Province

pour

tems d'alors, avec l'avis et consentement du Conseil Exécutif de Sa Majesté, par

ordre ou ordres à être de tems à autre émanés et publiés, de suspendre l'opération du tout, ou d'aucune partie ou parties d'aucune Ordonnance ou Ordonnances, ou d'aucun Acte ou Actes de la Législature de cette Province, relativement au Trafic et Commerce par terre ou par la navigation intérieure, et de donner des directions et faire des Réglemens à l'égard des importations, exportation's, droits ou autrement, pour faire le Commerce par terre ou par la navigation intérieure, entre le Peuple et les Territoires de Sa Majesté dans cette Province, et le Peuple et les Territoires des Etats Unis de l'Amérique, nonobflant aucune Loi, Statut, Coutume ou Ulage au contraire. Et vu que par un Traité d'Amitié, de Commerce et de Navigation derniérement conclu entre fa Majesté et les Etats Unis de l'Amérique, figné à Londres le dix-neuviéme jour de Novembre, dans l'Année de notre Seigneur, mil sept cens quatrevingt-quatorze, un Commerce libre entre les Sujets de Sa Majesté et les Citoyens des dits Etats Unis de l'Amérique pour les fins du Commerce fous de certains Reglemens y contenus, a été stipulé et convenu. Et vu que plusieurs articles d'Effets et de Marchandises, par les Loix de cette Province du Bas-Canada, font présentement prohibés, aussi bien pour être importés dans cette Province du Bas-Canada des dits Etats Unis, que pour être exportés de là aux dits Etats Unis, c'est pourquoi il est devenu nécessaire de faire certaines provisions pour mettre en effet le Trailé susdit selon la teneur d'icelui ; c'est pourquoi Son EXCELLENCE le Gouver

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sent of His Majesty's Executive Council of and for the said Province hereby order and

direct, that the operation of an Ordinance, passed in the Twenty-cighth year of the reign Acts and Ordia of His present Majesty, intituled, “ An 17 or Ordinance further to regulate the Inland nances fufpeuded. “ Commerce of this Province and to extend the fame ;” also of an Ordinance passed in the

fame twenty-cighth year of his present Niajefly, intituled, " An Ordinance for promoting " the Inland Navigation," allo of an Ordinance passed in the Thirtieth year of the reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “ An viet or Ordinance in addition to the Ati intituled, an All or Ordinance further to regulate the Inland Commerte of this Province and to exiend ihe

same passed in the Twenty.cighth year of Ilis Maiefly's reign;" also of an Ordinance pafled in the Thirty-first year of the reign of His prelent Majesty, intituled, “ An Act or Or“ dinance to explain and amend the act intriulid, an act or Ordinance for promoting ihe Inland

Navigation and to promote the Trade to the Western Corentry;" allo of an Ordinance paso sed in the same Thirty-first year of the reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “ An Att si to prevent Olstructions to the Inland Commerce upon the Death of a Superintendant;" also of an Act of the Provincial Parliament of Lower: Canada pailed in the thirty-third year of the reign of His present Majesty, intituled, “ An All to permit the Importation of Wampun

from the neighbouring States by the Inland communication of Lake Champlain and the River Rios chelicu or Soril;" allo of an Act of the Provincial Parliament of Lower-Canada, palled in the Thirty-fifth year of the reign of His present Majelly, intituled, “ An Act for cl

lowing Pot and Pearl Ashes to be brought into this Province by Land or Inland Navigation, for prohibiiing the Importation of Tobacco from the United States; for Regulating the Fees the Custom House Officer of Saint John's, end for repaling the set or Ordinance therein mentioned ;and aifo of an Act of the Provincial Parliament of Lower-Canada, passed in the present year of the reign of His prelent Majesty, intituled, " An Al for allowing " the importation of Sulled Beef and Pork and llog's Lard for a limited time from the United

States of America ;" be suspended, and the operation of the said Ordinances and Acts, and of each and every of them, and of every part thereof, is hereby suspended.

And His Excellency the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the said citizens of the US Executive Council doth hereby further order that it shall and may be lawful to and nited States for the for the Citizens of the United States of America and also to and for the Indians dwel.

ling on either side of the boundary line between the luid Province of Lower-Canada and the said United States freely to pass and repass by land, or inland Navigation into and out of the said Province of Lower-Canada, or any part or parts thereof, and to navigate all the Lakes, Rivers and Waters thereof and freely to carry on Trade with His Majesty's Subjects in the said Province, provided always, that this order shall not be construed to extend to the admission of Veffels of the laid United States into the Sea Ports, Harbours, Bays or Creeks of the said Province or into such parts of the Rivers in the said Province, as are between the mouth thereof and the highest Port of entry from the Sea, except in small Vessels trading bona fide between Montreal and

Quebec. All goods not And it is further ordered, that all goods and Merchandize, whose importation into prohibited to admitted on pay. this Province is not or fhall not be entirely prohibited, may freely, for the purpoles. maht of the legal of Commerce, be carried, brought and imported into the same, from the said United

States in manner aforesaid, by His Majeity's Subjects and by the Citizens of the said
United States upon payment of the several and respective Duties due and payable by
His Majesty's Subjeêts on the importation of the like goods and Merchandize from

Europe into the laid Province.
Provila. PROVIDED always that nothing in this order fhall extend or be construed to extend,

to permit or allow any such goods or Merchandize to be unladen at any place or pla

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NEUR avec l'avis et consentement du Conseil Exécutif pour la dite Province, ordonne et dirige par le présent, que l'opération d'une Ordonnance passée dans la vingt-huitiéme année du Règne de fa piélente Majefié, intitulée " Age ou Ordonnance Actes et Ordon.

qui régle plus amplement le Cornmerce intérieur de cette Province et qui l'étend-" Aufli Dances suspendus. d'une Ordonnance pallée dans la même vingt-huitiéme année de la présente Majesté, intitulée « Alle qui encouroge la navigation intérieure. Aulli d'une Ordonnance paflée dans la trentiéme année du Règne de sa présente Majesté, intitulée, Go ou Ordonnance qui ajoute à l’Alle intitulé « Atte ou Ordonnance qui rigle plus amplement le Commerce intérieur de cette Province et qui l'étend, paljé dans la vingt huitiéme année du Règne de fa Majefté." ausli d'une Ordonnance paisée dans la trente-etuniéme année du Règne de la présente Majesté, intitulée, Aste ou Ordonnance qui " explique et amende l Åtte intitulé " Acte ou Ordonnance qui encourage la navigation inté

riture et le Commerce dans le pays d'Ouest.Aufli d'une Ordonnance passée dans la même trente-et-uniéme année du Règne de fa présente Majesté, intitulée, “ Acte

qui lève les obstacles dans le Commerce intérieur dans le cas de mort d'un Surintendant." Auilı d'un Acte du Parlement Provincial du Bas-Canada, passé dans la trente-troifiéme année du Règne de sa prélente Majelté intitulé, “ Acté qui permet l'importation de la Porcelaine or Wampumn des Etats voisins par la conmunication intéricure di Lec Champlain et la riviére Richelieu cu Sorol.” Auffi d'un Acte du Parlement Provincial du Bas-Canada, passé dans la trente-cinquième année du Règne de la présente Majesté, intitulé, " Acte qui permet l'entrée de la Poiale et Perlasje en cette Province par terre cu par la ni

vigation interieure; qui défend l'importution du Tabac des Etats Unis, qui régle les honoraires " de l'Oficier de la Douane à Saint Jean et qui rappelle un Acte ou Ordonnance y mentionné.” Et aulli d'un Acte du Parlement Provincial du Bas-Canada pallé dans la présente année du Règne de fa présente Majesté, intitulé, “ Acte qui permet pour un teus limité " l'importation du Bæuf et Lard falés et du Saindoux des Etats Unis de l'Amérique," foit suspendue et l'opération des dits Ordonnances et Actes, et de chaque et de chacun d'iceux, et de toute partie d'iceux, est par la présente suspendue.

Er fon Excellence le Gouverneur, par et de l'avis et consentement du dit Conseil' la Province de Exécutif, ordonne encore par la presente, qu'il sera et pourra être loisible pour les clarée ouverte aux Citoyens des Etats Unis de l'Amérique, et aulli pour les Sauvages qui deineurent Unis pour les fins sur les deux côtés de la ligne qui sépare la dite Province du Bas-Canada des Etats du Comazeicco Unis, de palier et repaffer librement par terre ou par la navigation intérieure, dans et hors de la dite Province du Bas-Canada ou dans aucune partie ou parties d'icelle, et de naviguer sur tous les Lacs, Riviéres et Eaux d'icelle et de cominercer librement avec les Sujets de la Majesté dans la dita Province: Pourru toujours, que cet ordre ne s'étendra pas à permettre l'entrée des vaileaux des dits Etats Unis dans les ports de mer, havres, baies ou ances de la dite Province, ni dans telles parties des rivi-ies de la dite Province qui font entre l'embouchure d'icelles et les plus hants ports d'entrée de la mer, excepté dans des petits vaificaux trafiquant bona fide entre Montréal et Québec.

Et il est encore ordonné que tous effets et marchandises dont l'importation dans cette Province n'est pas ou ne sera pas entiérement prohibée peuvent, pour les fins mentionnés pour du commerce, être emmenés et importes librement des Etats Unis dans icelle de la ant les droits ića maniére susdite par les Sujets de la Majesté et les Citoyens des dits Etats Unis; en payant les différens droits relpeeufs elus et payables par les Sujets de fa Majelté sur l'importation de pareils effets et inalchandifes venant d'Europe dans la dite Province.

Pourvu toujours que rien dans cet ordre ne s'étendra ou s'entendra s'ctendre à permettre ou souffrir qu'aucuns tcis effets ou marchandises soient déchargés, dans aucune place ou places ni dans aucun autre tems ou heures que les teins et heures ciaprès mentionnés et permis.

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And His Excellency the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the said from duty. Executive Council, doth hereby further order that no Duty of Entry shall be payable

or be levied or demanded by ang Custom House Officer or other person or perlons on any Peltries brouglit by land or inland Navigation into the said Province, and that

Indians palling or repassing with their own proper goods and elfects of whatever naAnd the proper ture, shall not be liable to pay for such goods and effects, any Impost or Duty whatgoods of Indians. cver, unless the same thall be goods in Bales or other large Packages, unusual among

Indians, which thall not be considered as goods belonging boni fide to Indians or 2s
Goods intitled to the foregoing Exemption from Duties and Impofts; that no higher
or other Tolls or Rates of Ferriage than what are or shall be payable by His Majesty's
Subjects, shall be demanded by any person or persons, of the Citizens of the said

United States of America, and that no Duties, under or by virtue of this order, shall be Goods carried payable on any Goods which shall merely be carrier over any of the portages or carrying across any porta: places, within the laid Province of Lower-Canada, for the purpose of being iinmedi

ately re-imbarked and carried to some other place or places, it being nevertheless hereby ordered, that this last mentioned Exemption from Duty shiell extend only to fuch goods as are carried in the usual and direct road ac:ofs such portages or carrying places and are not attempted to be in any manner sold or exchanged during their padlage across the same.

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And His Excellency the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the said St. John's declas red the fole Port Executive Council, doth hereby further order that the Town of Saint John's, situate

upon the West side of the River Richelieu or Sorel in the District of Montreal in the said Province, shall be and is hereby established and declared to be the sole Port of entry and clearance for all Goods and Merchandize to be imported from the said United States of America, into this Province by land or inland Navigation, and that it shall not be lawful ellewhere to make cntry of any Vellel, Boat, Raft or Carriage or of any Cargo or Load or of any goods, Warcs or Merchandize imported into this Province from the faid United States, and that the officers of Customs of and for the faid Port of Saint John's shall attend every day, Sundays excepted, in the Custom House of the said Port, for the discharge of the Duties of their office between the hours of eight and twelve of the Clock in the forenoon and three and fix of the clock in the afternoon, from the first day of May to the first of October and from ten to three from the first day of October to the last day of April.

And His Excellency the Governor, by and with ihe advice and consent of the said be required from Executive Council, doth hereby further order that no Register, Manifest, Certificate unicis by this ore or other Document shall be required for any Vessel belonging to the said United Siates

of America, arriving from thence at the said Port of Saint John's, except the Documents and Papers which hereby are required.

And His Excellency the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the said carriages to enter Executive Council, doth further order that all Vessels, Boats, Rafts and Carriages of ai St. John's. what kind or nature foever, containing Goods, Wares or Merchandize passing by or

through the said Port of Saint John's, shall be reported at the Custom Houle of the said Port and be subject to Visitation and Search by the Officer or Officers of the Customs established at the said Port; and that upon the arrival of any Veslel, Boat, Raft or Carriage from any Port or Place in the laid United States, at the said Port of Saint John's,

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