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as officers, on making affidavit, that they have not been employed under the crown, except as commiffioners for the purposes of the present act; and in cafe of the death of a commiffioner during the recefs of parliament, his Majesty may appoint another. In force for en Ibid.

year, from July 15, 1787.

5, &c.

The 28 Geo. 3. c. 5. continues 23 Geo. 28 Geo. 3• 3. c. 39. and 24 Geo. 3. c. 45. until April 5, 1789.

Iron, hemp, fail-cloth, or other articles from the Baltic, which may be exported, being exported contrary to law, or goods being imported from America contrary to In force till law, shall be forfeited with the veffels, &c. April, 1789.

By 28 Geo. 3. c. 6. no goods fhall be 28 Geo13.c.. imported from the States of America into the Weft-Indies, Bahama, and the Bermuda or Somer's Iflands, on forfeiture thereof, with the veffel and all her tackle, except tobacco, pitch, tar, turpentine, hemp, flax, mafts, yards, bowfprits, ftaves, heading boards, timber, fhingles, and lumber of any fort, horses, neat cattle, fheep, hogs, poultry, and live ftock of any fort; bread, biscuit, flour, pease, beans, potatoes, wheat;

Weft-India goods, &ci

rice, oats, barley, and grain of any fort, being the growth or produce of such states.

None of the above goods fhall be imported under like forfeiture, but by British subjects in Britifh fhips. Ibid.

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Weft-India goods not prohibited to be exported to Europe, and fugar, molaffes, coffee, cocoa nuts, ginger and pimento, may be exported to the States, and cocoa nuts and ginger fhall be liable to the fame duties as if exported to a British colony; but no article except falt from Turks Iflands, fhall be fo exported but by British ships, on forfeiture thereof with the veffel. Ibid.

Where a bond is required upon exportation to the British colonies, a fimilar one fhall be required on exportation to the States; which fhall be discharged on certificate of the due landing of the goods, from a British conful, or the officer appointed by the States, or a magistrate. Ibid.

Veffels belonging to the States in ballaft may fhip falt at Turks Ifland. Ibid.

Entry

Entry on oath must be made by the maf- Entry. ter of fuch veffels, declaring the country where built, number of men, master, owners, and for what purpose he enters the port, on pain of one hundred pound. Ibid.

A tonnage duty is to be paid in dollars at five fhillings and fix-pence per oz. for every ton burthen of veffels belonging to the States fo coming to Turks Iflands, to be ascertained by a British officer of the customs, (according to the rule laid down in 13 Geo. 3.) Ibid.

The duty fhall be paid to the collector before the falt is laid on board, to be applied part to the payment of falaries and incidents at the port, the refidue to the confolidated cuftoms in England. Ibid.

No goods, except falt, fhall be exported Salt, &c. from Turks Iflands to the British dominions, in America or the Weft-Indies, and no goods fhall be exported from thofe iflands except falt, and fuch goods as may be imported here duty free, on forfeiture thereof with the veffel. Ibid.

No tobacco, pitch, tar, turpentine, hemp,

Importations,

&c.

flax, mafts, yards, bowfprits, ftaves, heading boards, timber, fhingles, or lumber of any fort, bread, biscuit, flour, pease, beans, potatoes, wheat, rice, oats, barley or grain of any fort, fhall be imported from any foreign West-India Island into any British one on forfeiture thereof with the veffel. Ibid.

But in cafes of emergency his Majesty's governors or commanders in chief of the Weft-India Iflands, with their councils, may authorize the importation of fuch articles for a limitted time. Ibid.

No goods fhall be imported from the States of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Saint John's or Newfoundland, on forfeiture thereof with the veffel. But the governors of fuch places, (except Newfoundland) with their councils, in cases of emergency, may authorize the importation of scantling, planks, flaves, heading boards, shingles, hoops, or fquared timber of any fort; horfes, neat cattle, fheep, hogs, poultry, or live ftock of any fort; bread biscuit, flour, peafe, beans, potatoes, wheat, rice, oats, barley or grain of any fort, for a li mitted time only; and the king in council may impower the governor of Newfound

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land to authorize, in case of neceffity, the
importation of bread, flour, Indian corn,
and live ftock, from the States, for the
ufe of the fishermen, during the then next
season only, to be imported according to
the King's warrant, and in British ships.
Ibid,

This act doo

No goods fhall be imported from the States into Quebec, on forfeiture thereof not repeal 27 with the veffel.

Ibid.

Veffels forfeited may be seized by a ship of war, or an officer of cuftoms. Ibid,

Act 29, Geo. III.

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