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NAVIGATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

NEW VESSELS BUILT.

AN ACCOUNT of the Number of VESSELS, with the Amount of their ToxxAGE, that were built and registered in the several Ports of the British EMPIRE, in the years ending the 5th January 1825, 1826, and 1827, respectively.

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Vessels. Tonnage. Vessels. Tonnage. Vessels. Toobage.

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VESSELS REGISTERED. AN ACCOUNT of the Number of VESSELS, with the Amount of their ToxxAGE, and the Number of Men and Boys usually employed in Navigating the same, that belonged to the several Ports of the British EMPIRE, on the 30th September, in the Year 1994, and on the 31st December 1825 and 1826, respectively.

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United Kingdom 20,803 2,321,953 149,742||20,087 2,298,836 146,703 20,469 2,382,069 149,894 Isles Guernsey,

Jersey and 477 26,361 3,806 508 28,505 3,773 499 29,392 9,665

Man British Planta- 3,496 211,273 15,089 9,579 214,875 15,059 3,657 224,189 14,077

tions

TOTAL.... 24,776 2,559,587 168,637 24,174 2,542,216 165,535 24,625 2,635,644 167,656

Note --The Returns upon which the above Account is founded were formerly made up on

30th September in each year, but are now made up on 31st December, conformably

to the Act 4 Geo. IV. c. 41. Custom House, London,

T. E. WILLOUGHBY. 220 March, 1827.

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NAVIGATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM-continued.

VESSELS EMPLOYED IN THE FOREIGN TRADE.

AN ACCOUNT of the Number of Vessels, with the Amount of their TONNAGE, and the Number of Men and Boys employed in Navigating the same, (including their repeated Voyages,) that entered Inwards, and cleared Outwards, at the several Ports of The United Kingdom, from and to Foreign Parts, during each of the three Years ending 5th January 1827.

SAIPPING ENTERED INWARDS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM,

From Foreign Parts.

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1825...... 11,731 1,797,089 108,686|| 5,655 759,67242,126 | 17,386 2,556,761 150,812 1826...... 13,503 2,143,317 123,028|| 6,981 959,312 52,722 20,484 3,102,629 175,750 1827...... 12,473 1,950,630 113,093|| 5,729 694,116 39,838 18,202 2,644,746 152,931

SHIPPING CLEARED OUTWARDS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM,

To Foreign Parts.

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1825...... 10,156 1,657,270 103,085 || 5,025 746,729 38,782 | 15,181] 2,403,999 141,867 1826..... 10,843 1,793,842 109,657 6,085 906,066 47,535 ||16,928 2,699,908 157,192 1827... 10,844 1,737,425 105,1985,410 692,440 37,305 16,254 2,429,865 142,503

Custom House, London,

22d March 1827.

T. E. WILLOUGHBY.

SPEECH of the Lords Commissioners, on the Closing of the

British Parliament, 2d July, 1827. My Lords, and Gentlemen, We are commanded by His Majesty to express to you the satisfaction which His Majesty feels in being enabled, by the state of the Publick Business, to release you from further attendance in Parliament.

His Majesty directs us to inform you, that He continues to receive from all Foreign Powers assurances of their earnest desire to cultivate Relations of Friendship with His Majesty; and that His Majesty's best efforts, as well as His Majesty's Communications with His Allies, are unceasingly directed to the termination of existing Hostilities, and to the maintenance of general Peace.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons, His Majesty commands us to thank you for the Supplies which you have granted for the Service of the present Year, and to assure you that His Majesty has given directions for a careful revision of the Financial state of the Country, with a view to every diminution of Expenditure which may be found consistent with the necessary demands of the Publick Service, and with the permanent interests, good faith, and honour of the Nation.

My Lords, and Gentlemen, His Majesty is confident that you participate with His Majesty in the pleasure which His Majesty derives from the indications of a gradual revival of employment in the Manufacturing Districts.

His Majesty trusts that although your deliberations on the Corn Laws have not led, during the present Session, to a permanent settlement of that important Question, the consideration of it will be resumed by you early in the ensuing Session, and that such an arrangement of it may finally be adopted as shall satisfy the reasonable wishes, and reconcile the substantial Interests, of all Classes of His Majesty's Subjects,

TREATY of Peace between France and Tunis.

Signed at Bardo, 21st May, 1824.

(Translation from the Arabic.) We, Constantine Guys, Knight of the Legion of Honour, ConsulGeneral and Agent of His Great Majesty, the Victorious Louis the XVIIIth., King of France and Navarre, and Representative of His said Majesty at the Court of His Highness Mahmoud Pashá, Bey of the Regency of Tunis, have been specially appointed and authorized to conclude this present Treaty of Peace, between His Majesty and His said Highness, upon the following terms:

Art. I. That all the Treaties of Peace made between the King of France and His Majesty the Ottoman Sultan, and their Predecessors, as also any Treaty which may take place between the Ambassador of France at Constantinople and the Sublime Porte, for the purpose of peace and amicable union between the two said Courts, shall be hereby strictly observed and acknowledged, by the Regency of Tunis and the Court of France, without deviation on either side, either privately or publickly.

II. That all former Treaties are hereby renewed and confirmed, with such modifications as are hereinafter expressed.

III. That all the French Subjects, resident in the Kingdom of Tunis, shall continue upon the same footing as they were before, to enjoy those privileges and advantages which have been hitherto granted them, and shall be treated as Subjects of the most favoured Nation, according to the terms of the before-mentioned Treaties; and that whatever other privileges and advantages may be hereafter granted to any other Nation, shall be equally granted to the French, notwithstanding this not being specified in the aforesaid Treaties.

IV. That all goods imported either from France or from any other Country, under any Flag, whether of a Friend or Enemy, and consigned to French Merchants, shall only pay 3 per cent. Customs, according to customary usage, until the establishment of a new Tariff.

V. That if any French Subject should bring to the Corn Market either rice or any other sort of grain, or dry seeds, he shall only pay I piastre of Tunis currency duty upon every Kaffeer* to the Governor of the Market, without paying any duty at the Custom House.

VI. That, upon the demand of the French Consul, it is agreed that there shall be established a Tariff, for valuation of goods paying customs, and as soon as this Tariff shall be reciprocally agreed upon by the Parties, it shall be considered as forming an Article of this Treaty.

VII. That if any of the goods imported into Tunis by the French Merchants should remain unsold, the said Merchants shall be allowed to export them within the period of one Year from the time of their importation, without paying any duty whatever; and if any duty had been paid at the Custom House on the importation of the said goods, it shall be returned to the Merchants at the time the goods are exported.

VIII. That the French Merchants shall likewise be allowed to unload their merchandize from one Ship and load it upon another without paying any duty whatever ; provided such goods shall not be landed.

IX. That all goods which have paid the Customs shall be permitted to be sent from one Harbour to the other, in the Dominion of the Regency of Tunis, without paying any further duty, either on their exportation from, or importation to such Harbours.

* About an English Quarter.

X. That the Company of French Bakers, who are attached to the French Establishment at Tunis, shall be permitted to sell, as formerly, to the French Ships, all sorts of bread and biscuit which they may be in want of; but as biscuits have become an article of Excise, they shall pay, as long as the tax continues, 2 piastres of Tunis only, duty upon every quintal of biscuit sold to the French Captains.

XI. That the Brokers, whether Jews or of any other Nation and Country, who are in the service of the French at Tunis, or at any other Town or Harbour of the said Regency, shall be considered as French Subjects, and shall enjoy all privileges and advantages accorded by former Treaties.

XII. That the Consul, Representative of the King of France, is at liberty to choose and change, according to his own will, the Interpreters, Brokers, and Clerks, who are in his service, or establishment, without either hindrance or limitation.

XIII. That in case a War should break outbetween the Court of France and any other Nation, the French Merchants who may receive goods and send them under another name, according to the circumstances of the times, shall be allowed to continue doing this, and to enjoy the usual privileges and advantages granted them, provided they should assert this by writing, and by taking an oath in presence and with consent of the French Consul.

XIV. That if any dispute, concerning Commercial Affairs, should occur between a French Subject and one of the Subjects of Tunis, there shall be some Persons, either French or of any other Nation, who may be chosen by the Consul of France, specially appointed by him to decide the question ; and in the same manner some Persons of Tunis shall be appointed by either the Head Merchant or any other Officer authorized by the Bey for that purpose. If the Plaintiff be a Subject of Tunis, he shall be entitled to demand of the Consul the appointment of such Persons as above stated, for the decision of the dispute; and in case these Arbitrators should differ in opinion, and not come to any conclusion, the matter shall be brought before the Bey, who will finally decide it in unison with the Consul.

XV. That French Vessels shall pay in future the same anchorage and Port dues as those of the most favoured Nation.

XVI. That in case a discussion should arise between the two Contracting Parties, neither of them shall detain the goods belonging to the Merchants, (who have nothing to do in the disputes of their respective Courts,) nor shall the said Merchants be held responsible for any of those goods.

XVII. That all the French who reside at Tunis, shall always continue under the protection and authority of the French Consul. Dated at the Palace of Bardo, 21st May, 1824,

CONSTANTINE GUYS.

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