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be maintained, as at present, at the expense of the State, as the Laws of the Constitution of Geneva have already decreed : a suitable establishment and provision shall be made for the Clergyman.
7. The Roman Catholic Coinmunes and the parish of Geneva, shall continue to form part of the Diocese, which is to govern the Provinces of Chablais and Faucigny, unless it should be otherwise regulated by the authority of the Holy See.
8. Io no case whatever shall the Bishop be disturbed in his pastoral visits.
9. The Inbabitants of the ceded Territory are placed entirely on the same footing, in point of civil and political rights, with those of the City of Geneva: they shall enjoy these rights equally with them, excepting, however, the rights of property, of citizenship, or of the Commune.
10. Roman Catholic Children shall be received into the Public Schools: they shall not be instructed in matters of religion, in common with the Protestants, but separately; and Ecclesiastics of the Roman Catholic Communion shall be appointed for this purpose.
11. The Communal Property, or property belonging to the new Coinmunes, shall be preserved to them, and it shall continue to be administered as heretofore, and the Revenues applied to their use.
12. These Communes shall not be taxed more than the old ones.
13. His Majesty the King of Sardinia reserves to himself the right of representing to the Helvetic Diet, and of supporting by means of bis Diplomatic Agents accredited to it, every claim to which the nonfulfilment of the above Articles might give rise.
IV. All Deeds of landed property, and Documents concerning ceded matters, shall be given up by His Majesty the King of Sardinia, to the Canton of Geneva, as soon as possible.
V. The 'Treaty, concluded at Turin, the 3rd of June, 1754,* between His Majesty the King of Sardinia and the Republic of Geneva, is hereby coufirmed, with regard to all those Articles which are not at
riance with the present Transaction; but His Majesty, wishing to give the Canton of Geneva a particular mark of his good-will, consents, nevertheless, to annul that part of Article Xill of the above Treaty, which denied to the Citizens of Geneva, who at that time liad establishments and property situated in Savoy, the privilege of making it their principal residence.
VI. His Majesty, from the same motives, agrees to make arrangements with the Canton of Geneva, in order to facilitate the conveyance, from his States, of articles, intended for the consumption of the Town and Canton.
VII. An exemption from all Duties of Transit shall be granted for all merchandize, provisions, &c., which, being conveyed from the
* See Vol. 1815-16. Page 763. (1814-15.)
States of His Majesty the King of Sardinia, and the Free Port of Genoa, shall traverse the road called the Simplon, in its whole extent, through the Valais and the State of Geneva.
It is understood that this exemption is confined to the Transit, and shall not extend, either to the Tolls established for the maintenance of the road, or to the Duties levied on merchandize or provisions intended to be sold or consumed in the Interior.
The same reservatiou shall apply to the communication, granted to the Swiss, between the Valais and the Canton of Geneva; and the respective Governments shall, for this purpose, take such measures as, by common agreement, they sliall judge necessary, either for Taxation, or for preventing contraband trade each within its own Territory.
A true Copy of the Original, deposited in the Court and State Chancery of Vienna.
(L.S.) THE PRINCE DE METTERNICH.
ACT of the British Parliament, “ to regulate the Trade
between Malta and its Dependencies, and His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America ; and also beticeen
Malta and the United Kingdom." [55. Geo. 3. Cap. 29.]
[23rd March, 1815.) Whereas it is expedient to grant further facilities to the Trade between Malta and its Dependencies and His Majesty's Sugar Colonies and Plantations in America, as well as between Malta and its Dependencies and the United Kingdom; be it therefore enacted, by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that from and after the passing of this Act, it shall be lawful for any of His Majesty's Subjects to ship, in any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies or Plantations in America, any of the articles enumerated in the Schedule hereunto annexed, marked (A.), being of the growth and produce of any such Colony or Plantation, or any such articles as may now or may hereafter be by Law imported into the said Colonies, and to export the same direct to the Island of Malta or the Dependencies thereof, in such Ships or Vessels, and under such Licences, Entries, Securities, Regulations, Penalties and Forfeitures, as are hereinafter particularly mentioned or described.
II. And be it further enacted, that no articles so allowed to be laden and exported from His Majesty's Sugar Colonies or Plantations aforesaid, shall be shipped or laden in any of the said Colonies or Plantations, for the purpose of being carried to the said Island of Malta or the Dependencies thereof, except in British-built Ships,
owned, navigated, and registered according to Law; nor unless a Licence shall have been first taken out for that purpose, upder the hands and seals of the Collector and Comptroller of the Customs at the Port at which any of the said articles is or are intended to be shipped or laden, and which Notice must be first given in writing, by the Master of such Ship or Vessel, or the Person intending to ship any of the said articles, to the Collector and Comptroller of such Port, of such intention, and that such Ship or Vessel shall, when laden, proceed direct to the Island of Malta or the Dependencies thereof; and the Owner or Proprietor, or the Person or Persons intending to ship any of the articles aforesaid, shall then make Oath before the Collector and Comptroller of the said Port (which Oath they are hereby authorized and required to administer) that it is his or their full intention and resolution to load such Ship or Vessel with articles enumerated in the said Schedule marked (A.), for exportation direct to the Island of Malta or the Dependencies thereof, and to no other place whatever; and the Master of the Ship or Vessel, together with the Owner or Proprietor, or Person intending to ship the said articles, shall thereupon enter into Bond, to the use of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, in treble the value of such goods, with condition, that in case a Licence shall be granted giving liberty to such Ship or Vessel to Jade and carry the said articles from any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies or Plantations in America to the said Island of Malta or its Depen. dencies, that such Ship or Vessel shall proceed direct to the said Island or its Dependencies; and that no goods whatever, except such as shall be included in the Licence before-mentioned, and except such as may now by Law be exported from the said Colonies or Plantations to Malta, shall be taken on board such Ship of Vessel; and also, that before the expiration of 2 years from the date of such Licence, the same shall be given up to the Collector and Comptroller of the Customs at the Port where the said articles were shipped and laden, together with a Certificate sigued and sealed by the
overnor or Deputy Governor of the said Island, or by the Principal Officer of the Customs there, certifying the landing of the said articles, together with the contents, weight, or quantity, and the marks and number of the casks or other packages of such articles so landed, together with the name of the Ship and Master thereof, from which such goods were so landed.
III. And be it further enacted, that in case any Ship or Vesse) licensed by virtue of this Act, shall take on board, in any of the said Sugar Colopies or Plantations, or on her voyage from thence, any other articles than such as are allowed to be taken on board and exported by virtue of this Act, all such articles so taken or laden on board such Ship or Vessel, shall be forfeited and lost, and the Master and Shipper of any such goods shall severally forfeit double the value
of the goods su laden or taken on board contrary to the directions of this Act; to be recovered in any Court of Vice-Admiralty held in any of His Majesty's Plantations in America, or in any other Court of Record in any of His Majesty's Plantations in America, at the election of the Informer or Prosecutor; 1-3rd part to he for the use of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, 1-3rd part to the Governor of the Colony, and the other 3rd part to the Informer or Prosecutor.
IV. And be it further enacted, that before any of the articles enumerated in Schedule (A.) shall be laden or put on board any Ship or Vessel in the said Colonies or Plantations, or any of them, by virtue of a Licence to be granted under the authority of this Act, to be carried to the said Island of Malta or the Dependencies thereof, the merchant or other person intending to export the said articles in such Ship or Vessel, shall make an entry or entries of all such articles in writing, with the Collector and Comptroller of His Majesty's Customs, expressing the name of the Ship, and of the Master of the Ship, on board of which the articles are to be laden, and where she lies, and also the place, quay, or wharf, where the same is or are to be laden, or first water born in order to be laden, which shall be within such Port only where a Custom-House is established, and where an Officer or Officers are or shall be appointed to attend the lading and shippiug thereof, or at such Place or Places as shall be mentioned in a Suffer. ance, or Warrant to be taken out from the Collector and Comptroller for that purpose ; and shall take out from the said Collector and Comptroller a Cocquet or Warrant accordingly, whereon shall be indorsed by the Exporter, the particular weight and quantity, with marks, numbers, and contents, sorts, or proper denomination of such articles, and shall deliver the Cocquet or Warrant so iudorsed to the Searcher or other Officer appointed for the examining and shipping thereof, and shall ship or lade the said articles in the presence of such Officer or Officers, and at such Place or Places, as sball be mentioned in the said Sufferance or Warra that the
Officer Officers may attend the shipping thereof; and such Officer or Officers are hereby empowered to examine the same before they are put on board ; and if upon examining the articles which shall be shipped, or brought to be shipped by virtue of such Cocquet or Warrant, either before or after the shipping thereof, the weight or quantity of the goods, or the number of casks or packages shall be greater than is indorsed thereon; or if any other articles of the description mentioned in Schedule (A.), but such as shall be so indorsed un such Cocquet or Warrant taken out and delivered as aforesaid, shall be discovered to have been laden or put on board any Ship or Vessel having liberty to trade to the said Island of Malta or the Dependencies thereof by virtue of this Act, or shall be brought to be shipped on board such Ship or Vessel, or shall be put into any hoy, lighter, boat, or other Vessel, in order to be put
on board such Ship or Vessel, before such entry, or taking out such Cocquet or Warrant, indorsing and delivering of the same, and not being shipped in the manner aforesaid, but shall be put on board, or attempted to be put on board contrary to the directions of this Act; all such articles so shipped or brought to be shipped in any of the cases aforesaid, shall be forfeited and lost, and also the hoy, lighter, boat, or other Vessel or carriage, whatever, employed in shipping or attempting to ship any goods, other than those enumerated in the Schedule marked (A.), together with the Ship or Vessel on which such goods shall be so laden; and the Owner shall forfeit double the value thereof, to be recovered in any Court of Vice-Admiralty, held in any of His Majesty's Plantations in America, or in any other Court of Record in any of His Majesty's Plantations in America, at the election of the Informer or Prosecutor, 1-3rd part to be to the use of His Majesty, bis Heirs and Successors, 1-3rd part to the Governor of the said Colony, and the other 3rd part to the Informer or Prosecutor ; and before such Ship or Vessel shall depart from the said Colonies, with any of the articles enumerated in the Schedule marked (A.), ladeu as aforesaid, the Master or other Person having or taking charge thereof, shall receive the said Licence from the Collec!or or Comptroller, with a Certificate indorsed thereon or affixed thereto, under their hands and seals of Office, who are to make 2 Copies of such Licence, Indorsements, and Certificate; for all which entries, Cocquets, Indorsements, and Certificates or.Copies, no more shall be taken by the said Officers than the legal and accustomed fees; and the Master or other Person having or taking charge of such Ship shall, before be receives the said Licence, attest the said Copies under his band, which are to be left with the Collector and Counptroller, who are hereby required, as soon as conveniently they can, to transmit one of the said Copies of the Licence, Indorsements, and Certificates to the Commissioners of the Customs in England, and record in a book to be kept for that purpose, the Notice iu writing of the owner or Owners of the Ship or Vessel, the Affidavit of the Shipper, the Licence granted for the exportation of the articles, together with the clearance; but in case any of the articles enumerated in Schedule (A.) shall be found on board, or carried by any such Ship or Vessel to the said Island of Malta or the Dependencies thereof, other than such as are men. tioned in the said Licence, then the liberty granted by such Licence, shall cease and become void and of none effect; and such Ship or Vessel, and also the Master or other Person having or taking the charge of such Slip or Vessel, and all others concerned, shall be subject and liable to all and every, the same penalties and forfeitures as they would have been subject and liable to in case this Act had not been made.
V. And be it further enacted, that it shall and may be lawful for