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such Ship or Vessel, or any other Ship or Vessel being British-built, owned, navigated, and registered according to Law, to load at the said Island of Malta or any of the Dependencies thereof, any of the articles enumerated in the Schedule marked (B)., hereunto annexed, for exportation direct to any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies or Plantations in America, and any such article may be landed in any such Colony or Plantation, being first duly entered with the proper Officers of the Customs there; anything contained in an Act made in England in the 15th year of the Reign of His Majesty King Charles the IInd, intituled "An Act for the encouragement of Trade," or any other Act or Acts in force in the United Kingdom, or in Great Britain or Ireland respectively, to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided always, that the said articles, goods, wares, and merchandize (Wine excepted), shall, upon importation into any of the said Colonies or Plantations, be subject and liable to the payment of such Duties as goods of the like denomination or description are or may be subject and liable to upon being imported into the said Colonies or Plantations from Great Britain, and no other or higher Duties; any thing in any Act or Acts of Parliament to the contrary notwithstanding.

VI. Provided always, and be it further enacted, that any sort of Wine which by virtue and in pursuance of this Act, shall be imported or brought into any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies or Plantations in America from the Island of Malta or the Dependencies thereof, shall be subject and liable to the payment of such and the like Duties, and no other, as are due and payable on Madeira Wine, when imported into any of the said Colonies or Plantations directly from the Island of Madeira.

VII. And be it further enacted, that upon such Licence being returned to the Collector and Comptroller of the Customs of the Port where the articles enumerated in Schedule (A.) were shipped, and an account of the lading being indorsed thereon or annexed thereto, and also upon such Certificate of the Governor or Deputy Governor or Principal Officer of the Customs being produced as aforesaid, and the several other matters and things required by this Act, being duly complied with, within 2 years from the date of such Licence, the Bond given before granting such Licence, shall be discharged and delivered up, any thing in the said Bond or in this Act contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding; otherwise, such Bond shall be forfeited, and shall and may be prosecuted in the manner directed by this Act.

VIII. And be it further enacted, that it shall and may be lawful to export from Newfoundland, the Island of Bermuda, or any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in North America, any articles of the growth, production, or manufacture of such Colony or Plantation, or any articles which have been legally imported into such Colony or

Plantation, direct to the Island of Malta, or the Dependencies thereof, in such Ships and Vessels, and under such licences, entries, securities, regulations, penalties and forfeitures, as are hereinbefore mentioned and described as to exportation from His Majesty's Sugar Colonies or Plantations in America.

IX. And be it further enacted, that it shall and may be lawful to import from the Island of Malta, or any of the Dependencies thereof, direct into Newfoundland, the Island of Bermuda, or any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in North America, any of the articles enumerated in the Schedule hereunto annexed, marked (B.), in such Ships and Vessels, and under such Regulations and Restrictions as are hereinbefore mentioned and described, as to the Importation of the said articles into any of His Majesty's Sugar Colonies or Plantations in America.

X. And whereas by the Laws now in force, goods and commodities of the Streights or Levant Seas, may be imported into the United Kingdom in British-built Ships, and navigated and registered according to Law, from the usual Ports or Places for landing them heretofore within the said Streights or Levant Seas, though the said commodities be not of the very growth of the said Places: and whereas it is expedient that such goods should be allowed to be in like manner imported from the Island of Malta and the Dependencies thereof; be it therefore enacted, that from and after the passing of this Act it shall be lawful for any Person or Persons to import from the Island of Malta or the Dependencies thereof, into the United Kingdom, any goods, wares, or merchandize not prohibited to be imported, being of the growth, produce, and manufacture of any Country or Place within the Streights or Levant Seas, in British-built Ships or Vessels, owned, navigated, and registered according to Law, and in no other Ship or Vessel whatever, on payment of such Duties as now are or hereafter may be due and payable on such goods, wares or merchandize when imported into Great Britain or Ireland respectively; any Law, custom or usage to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided always, that all such goods, wares and merchandize, being of the growth, produce, or manufacture of any Place within the Dominions of the Grand Seignior within the Levant Seas, so imported under the authority of this Act, shall be subject and liable to the payment of the same Duties to the Company of Merchants of England trading into the Levant Seas, commonly called or known by the name of the Turkey Company, as shall be payable on the like articles when imported direct from Turkey by Persons being Members of the said Company.

XI. And be it further enacted, that from and after the passing of this Act, it shall and may be lawful for any Person or Persons admitted into and made free of the said Company of Merchants of England trading into the Levant Seas, to import into the United Kingdom

from the said Island of Malta, or the Dependencies thereof, in Britishbuilt Ships or Vessels, owned, navigated, and registered according to Law, any raw Silk or mohair Yarn, being the growth or production of any Place within the Dominions of the Grand Seignior within the Levant Seas; any Law, custom, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided always, that all such raw Silk and mohair Yarn so junported into the United Kingdom under the authority of this Act shall be subject and liable to the Duties due and payable to the said Turkey Company, in like manner as if such raw Silk or mohair Yarn had been imported into the United Kingdom directly from Turkey.

XII. And whereas it is expedient that throwu Silk of the production of Italy, Sicily, or the Kingdom of Naples, should be permitted to be imported into the United Kingdom directly by Sea from the Island of Malta and the Dependencies thereof; be it therefore enacted, that from and after the passing of this Act, it shall and may be lawful for any Person or Persons to import from the said Island of Malta, or the Dependencies thereof, into the United Kingdom directly, any thrown Silk being of the production of Italy, Sicily, or of the Kingdom of Naples, in British-built Ships or Vessels, owned, navigated, and registered according to Law, and in no other Ship or Vessel whatever, on payment of such and the like Duties as now are or hereafter may be payable in Great Britain or Ireland respectively on such thrown Silk when imported directly by sea from the Place of its production; any Law, custom, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.

XIII. And be it further enacted, that all Penalties and Forfeitures incurred by this Act (except where it is otherwise provided) shall and may be prosecuted in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminster or Dublin, or the Court of Exchequer in Scotland: one moiety whereof to be for the use of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, and the other moiety to him or them who will sue for, prosecute and recover the same; wherein no essoign, protection, or wager of law shall be allowed, nor any more than one imparlance.

XIV. And be it further enacted, that if any Person or Persons shall be sued or prosecuted for any thing done or to be done in pursuance of this Act, such Person or Persons may plead the General Issue, and give this Act and the special matter in evidence; and if the Plaintiff or Plaintiffs, Prosecutor or Prosecutors, shall become nonsuit, or forbear the prosecution, or discontinue his, her, or their action, or if a verdict shall pass against him. her, or them, the Defendants shall have treble costs, and shall have the like remedy for the same as in cases where costs are by law given to Defendants.

XV. And be it further enacted, that if any Person or Persons shall grant a false Certificate, or counterfeit, erase, or alter any Licence, Oath, or Certificate which shall be made or given pursuant to this Act, or shall knowingly or wittingly publish or make use thereof, such

Person or Persons shall forfeit £500, to be recovered and disposed of in the manner directed by this Act; and such Licence, Oath, or Certificate so falsified, counterfeited, erased, or altered, shall be invalid and of none effect.

Schedules to which this Act refers.

SCHEDULE (A.)

Sugar, Coffee, Cocoa, Rum, Molasses, Pimento, Indigo, Ginger, Fustic, or other dying wood.

SCHEDULE (B.)

Dry and wet Fruit in brandy and sugar, in jars and bottles, Pickles in ditto, Olives, Figs, Raisins, Currants, Pistaccio Nuts, Almonds, Dates, Capers, Wine, Brandy, Oil of Olives, Oil of Almonds, Gum Arabic, Gum Mastic, Gum Myrrh, Gum Sicily, Gum Ammoniac, Opium, Manna, Senna, Cantharides, Oris Root, Rhubarb, Jalap, Scamony, Quicksilver, Sarsaparilla, Saffron, Safflower, Musk, Incense, Essence of Bergamot, Essence of Citron, Essence of Lemon, Essence of Orange, Essence of Lavender, Essence of Roses, Essence of Rosemary, Marble, Alabaster, rough and worked, Brimstone, Cork, Aniseed, Cumminseed, Ostrich Feathers, Honey, Sponges, Amber, Coral, Mill timber, Bor-wood, Argol, Vermillion, Ochres, Cinnabar, Orange Buds and Peel, Juniper Berries, Punk, Pumice Stone, Emery Stone, Whetstone, Paintings and Prints, Mosaic Works, Medals, Lava and Malta Stone for building, Pozzolana, Bullion, Precious Stones, Pearls, Corn, Grain, Meal or Flour, Beans, Pease, Lentils, Rice, Macaroni or Vermicelli, Cascasoo, Parmesan Cheese, Bologna and other Sausages, Anchovies, Caviar, Botarga.

ACT of the British Parliament," to repeal an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for establishing Regulations respecting Aliens arriving in this Kingdom, or resident therein; and to establish, for 12 months, other Regulations respecting Aliens arriving in this Kingdom, or residing therein, in certain cases.

[55 Geo. 3. Cap. 54.]

[12th May, 1815.]

WHEREAS, under present circumstances, it is expedient that an Act of the 54th year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act for establishing Regulations respecting Aliens arriving in or resident in this Kingdom, in certain cases, and for substituting other Provisions, until the end of the next Session of Parliament, in lieu thereof," should be repealed, and further and other

Provisions made for the regulation of Aliens; 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, the said recited Act of the 54th year aforesaid shall be and the same is hereby repealed.

II. And be it further enacted, that when and so often as His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, shall, by his or their Proclamation, or by his or their Order in Council, or Order under his or their Sign Manual, or the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland shall, by Proclamation or Order of Council in Ireland, direct that any Alien or Aliens who may be within the United Kingdom, or who may hereafter arrive therein, shall depart the United Kingdom within a time limited in any such Proclamation or Order respectively, and any such Alien shall knowingly and wilfully refuse or neglect to pay due obedience to such Proclamation or Order respectively, or shall be found in the United Kingdom, or any part thereof, contrary to such Proclamation or Order, as the case may be, it shall be awful for any of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or the Lord-Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, or his or their Chief Secretary, or for any Justice of the Peace, or for any Mayor or Chief Magistrate of any City or Place, to cause every such Alien to be arrested, and to be committed to the Common Gaol of the County or Place where he or she shall be so arrested, there to remain without bail or mainprize, until he or she shall be taken in charge for the purpose of being sent out of the United Kingdom; and if any such Alien sent out of the United Kingdom, in pursuance of any such Order or Proclamation, or any Order made by virtue of any of the provisions of this Act as aforesaid, shall, without Licence for that purpose, by one of His Majesty's Secretaries of State, return into this Kingdom, such Alien being duly convicted thereof, shall be transported for life.

III. And be it further enacted, that it shall be lawful for any one or more Justices of the Peace or Magistrates, before whom any such Alien shall be brought for so knowingly and wilfully refusing or neglecting to pay due obedience to any such Proclamation or Order, as aforesaid, or for being found in this Realm or any part thereof, contrary to such Proclamation or Order, to adjudge such Alien to suffer Imprisonment for any time not exceeding 1 month for the first offence, and not exceeding 2 months for the second offence.

IV. And be it further enacted, that it shall be lawful for any one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or the Lord. Lieutenant or Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, or his or their Chief Secretary, in any case in which he or they shall apprehend that any Alien will not pay immediate obedience to any such Proclamation or Order as

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