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Brunswick, from and to certain Foreign Ports, which Acts have now expired: and whereas great advantage resulted to the said Colonies from the facilities given to the trade thereof by the said Acts: And whereas it is expedient to grant similar facilities at the present time; 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 and may be lawful, in any Britishbuilt Ship or Vessel owned and navigated according to Law, or in any Ship or Vessel belonging to the Subjects of any Sovereign or State in amity with His Majesty, to import into such Ports as shall be specially appointed for that purpose by His Majesty, within the Province of Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, the following Articles; viz. scantling, planks, staves, heading-boards, shingles, hoops; horses, neat-cattle, sheep, hogs, poultry, or live stock of any sort; bread, biscuit, flour, peas, beans, potatoes, wheat, rice, oats, barley, or grain of any sort; pitch, tar, turpentine, fruits, seeds, and tobacco.

II. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That none of the aforesaid Articles shall be imported into the said Ports so to be specially appointed, in Foreign Vessels, unless the said Articles shall be of the growth, produce, or manufacture of the Country to which the Vessels importing the same shall belong.

III. And be it further evacted, That it shall be lawful to re-export any of the said Articles either to the United Kingdom, or to any other of His Majesty's Possessions, in any British-built Ship or Vessel, owned and navigated according to Law.

IV. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful, in any British Ship or Vessel, or in any Ship or Vessel belonging to the Subjects of any Sovereign or State in amity with His Majesty, to export from the said Ports so to be appointed for that purpose, Gypsum, (Plaster of Paris,) griodstones, or other produce or manufacture of the said Provinces, and also any produce or manufacture of the United Kingdom, or of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies, or any goods whatever which shall have been legally imported into the said Provinces; any thing in any Law to the contrary notwithstanding.

V. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That none of the aforesaid Articles shall be exported from the said Ports so to be appointed, to any Foreign country or Place, in any Foreign Vessel, unless such Foreign Vessel shall belong to the Conntry to which the said Articles shall be exported.

VI. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to make such Rules and Regulations for the importation and exportation

of Goods and Commodities as aforesaid at the said Ports, with such penalties and forfeitures for the breach thereof, as shall seem fit and pecessary to His Majesty, by and with the advice aforesaid.

VII. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall continue in force during the space of 3 years from and after the passing of the same, and until 6 weeks after the commencement of the then next Session of Parliament.

(2.)British Order in Council.- 27th May, 1818. At the Court al Carlton-House, the 27th of May, 1818. PRESENT, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE REGENT IN COUNCIL.

WHEREAS, by an Act, passed in the present Session of Parliament, intituled “ An Act to allow for 3 years, and until 6 weeks after the commencement of the then next Session of Parliament, the importation into Ports specially appointed by His Majesty, within the Provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, of the articles therein enumerated, and the re-exportation thereof from such Ports," it is enacted, that it shall and may be lawful, in any British-built Ship or Vessel, owned and navigated according to Law, or in any Ship or Vessel belonging to the Subjects of any Sovereign or State in amity with His Majesty, to import into, and export from such Ports within the Provinces of Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, as shall be specially appointed for that purpose, certain articles in the said Act enumerated, any thing in any Law to the contrary notwithstanding; His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, by virtue of the powers vested in His Majesty by the above recited Act, is pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, and by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that from and after the date of this Order, and during the continuance of the Act above recited, until further order, made thereon, it shall be lawful, in any British-built Ship or Vessel, owned and navigated according to Law, or in any Ship or Vessel belonging to the Subjects of any Sovereign or State in amity with His Majesty, to import into the Port of Halifax, in Nova Scotia, and the Port of Saint John, in New Brunswick, any scantling, planks, staves, heading-boards, shingles, hoops; horses, neat-cattle, sheep, hogs, poultry, or live stock of any sort; bread, biscuit, flour, peas, beans, potatoes, wheat, rice, oats, barley, or grain of any sort; pitch, tar, turpentine, fruits, seeds, and tobacco; provided that such articles shall, in all the cases where the same shall be imported in Foreign Vessels, be of the growth, produce, or manufacture of the Country to which the Vessels importing the same shall belong, and that it shall be lawful in any British-built Ship or Vessel, owned and navigated according to Law, to export from the said Ports any of the said Articles either to the United Kingdom, or to any other of His Majesty's Possessions:

And it is hereby further ordered, that it shall and may be lawful, in any British-built Ship or Vessel, owned and navigated according to Law, or in any Ship or Vessel belonging to the Subjects of any Sovereign or State in amity with His Majesty, to export from the Ports of Halifax, in Nova Scotia, and Saint John, in New Brunswick, any gypsum, grindstones, or other produce or manufacture of the said Provinces, and also any produce or manufacture of the United Kingdom, or of his Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies, or any goods whatever, which shall have been legally imported into the said Provinces; provided that none of the said articles shall be exported from the Ports above-named, to any Foreign Country or Place, in any foreigu Vessel, unless such Foreign Vessel shall belong to the Country to which the said articles shall be exported :

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

JAS. BULLER.

PROCLAMATION of the President of The United States,

publishing the Arrangement concluded with Great Britain, in April, 1817, relative to the Naval Force to be maintained by the Two Powers upon the American Lakes.Washington, 28th April, 1818.

BY THE PresidenT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION, Whereas an Arrangement was entered into at the City of Washington, in the month of April, in the year of our Lord, 1817, between Richard Rush, Esq. at that time acting as Secretary for the Department of State of The United States, for and in behalf of the Government of The United States, and The Right Honorable Charles Bagot, His Britannic Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, for and in behalf of His Britannic Majesty; which Arrangement is in the words following, to wit:

“ The Naval Force to be maintained upon the American Lakes, by His Majesty and the Government of The United States, shall henceforth be confined to the following Vessels ou each side; that is

“On Lake Ontario, to i Vessel not exceeding 100 tons burden, and armed with 1 eighteen pound cannon.

"On the Upper Lakes, to 2 Vessels, not exceeding like burden each, and armed with like force.

“On the Waters of Lake Champlain, to 1 Vessel not exceeding like burden, and armed with like force.

“ All other armed Vessels on these Lakes shall be forthwith dismantled, and no other Vessels of War shall be there built or armed.

“If either Party should hereafter be desirous of annulling this Stipulation, and should give notice to that effect to the other Party, it shall cease to be binding after the expiration of 6 months from the date of such notice.

“ The Naval Force so to be limited shall be restricted to such services as will, in no respect, interfere with the proper duties of the Armed Vessels of the other Party.

And whereas, the Senate of The United States have approved of the said Arrangement, and recommended that it should be carried into effect; the same having also received the sanction of His Royal Highness The Prince Regent, acting in the name and on the behalf of His Britannic Majesty ;

Now, therefore, I James Monroe, President of The United States, do, by this my Proclamation, make known and declare that the Arrangement aforesaid, and every stipulation thereof, has been duly entered into, concluded, and confirmed, and is of full force and effect.

Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, this 28th day of April, in the year of our Lord 1818, and of the Independence of The United States the 42nd. By the President:

JAMES MONROE. JOAN QUINCY ADAMS, Secretary of State.

LETTER from the Secretary of the Treasury to Congress,

transmitting Statements of the Importations into The United States, in American and Foreign Vessels, from 1st October, 1815, to 30th September, 1816.-15th April, 1818.

SIR,

Treasury Department, 15th April, 1818. In conformity with a Resolution of the House of Representatives, of May 29th, 1798, I have the honor to transmit, herewith, 2 State. ments of the Importation of Goods, Wares, and Merchandise, in American and Foreign Vessels, together with an aggregate view of both, from the 1st October, 1815, to the 30th September, 1816.

I have, &c. The Honorable The Speaker

WM. H. CRAWFORD. of the House of Representatives.

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Value of Goods paying Duties ad valorem. At76 At 15 At 20 At 25 At 30 | At 33 At 40 per cent. percent. per cent.per cent. per cent.per cent per cenu. Dollars. Dollars. Dollars. Dollars. Dollars. Dollars. Dollers, 18 111,464) 11,731

1333 466 9,072 4,135 366,591

26,412 18,170 242.910 101,094 563, 177 172,312 ! 1,767,04 3,0!., 252 44,033,1632,337,436

21,32 0,313 3,301,349 192.352 905 167.07 18,808 1,415,20 411,014

121,0.36 20,083 32.782 603,92 263,271 1,414,923 88,706 170,621 1,014,600 161,476 554,096 1,63,80 2,041 12,728

303.833
133 5,0391 721 60,47
719
11,633

36,595 32,22
18,568 122 168,722 21,621 18
408

42 751 2,499 131,856 1,0781 487.93-1 251,973

7,900 2,961 32,219 18,171 26,207 6,189 403,657 4,158,033 4,205,760 58,569,260-5,525,011

18

814532

Value of Goods paying Duties ad valorem.

At 7
At 15
At 20

At 25 At 30 At 333 per cent. per cent. per cent. per cent. per cent. per cent. Der cent.

Dollars. Doilars, Dollars. Dollars. Dollars. Dollars. Dellera 1,703

3,1701 344 4,009 134,757

1,000 2,291,056 37,556 387793

446 600 1,017 34,965

10,975| 181,621 9,174 522,471 36,220 1,985,153 98,520

19,364

9,224

7,075

14 97

127,014

614 22,133 2,370

28 123 23

199 488

534 8,776

295 13,014 1,647

331 9,253

3,278

38,199

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33,594 508,367

391,008

37,570 4,487,568 352,541

Value of Goods paying Duties ad valorem.

At7 At 15 At 20 At 25 At 30

At 333

At $ per cent. per cent. per cent. per cent. per cent. per cent. pet cett. Dollars. Dollars Dollars. Dollars Dollars. Dollars. Dolları, 188 14,051

6.710 7,333
25 6,353

1,179 15,599
421 4,718 468 2,763 1,643
219 25

86 12,928 2,659
544 12,382 25,171 283,222 49,552

10 138
197 11,670 281 44,606 17,831

0,303 1,602 5,481 3.516
198 71,975 5,075 161,441 37,655

119
581
270 2,804

27,059 19,874
523 11,074
1,120 25,223 13,374

$4
1,313
29,190 11,199

60

(1.) -General Statement of Goods, Wares, and Merchandise, imported into

The United States, in Ainerican Vessels, commencing the 1st day of October, 1915, and ending the 30th day of September, 1816.

IMPORTATIONS FROM EUROPE.

WHENCE IMPORTED.

Russia
Sweden
Denmark and Norway
Holland
England, Man, &c.
Scotland
Ireland
Gibraltar
Hamburgh, Bremen, &c.
France on the Atlantic-

do. Mediterranean Spain on the Auantic

do. Mediterranean
Portugal
Payal and the other Azores
Italy and Malta
Trieste and other Austrian Ports

Total

Dollars.

IMPORTATIONS FROM ASIA AND AFRICA.

WHENCE IMPORTED.

ASIA.
Dutch East Indies
British East Indies
Manilla and Philippine Islands
Turkey, Levant, and Egypt
China

AFRICA.
ritish African Ports
Bourbon and Mauritius
Tenerife and the other Canaries
Madeira
Cape de Verd Islands
Morocco and Barbary States
Africa, generally

Total

Dollars.

IMPORTATIONS FROM WEST INDIES, &c.

WHENCE IMPORTED.

Swedish West Indies
Danish

do..
Dutch do. &c.
British do, .
British American Colonies
Newfoundland
French West Indic3
Floridas
Spanish West Indies
Honduras, Campeachy, &c.
Coast of Brazil
Hayri
Captured
Uncertain Ports,&c.

Total

Dollars.

35,885

2,585 | 144,6-16

621,779 174,914

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