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It is hereby decreed, that M. de la Harpe, Commandant of the Bay of St. Bernard, shall embark in the Packet the Subtile, commanded by Beranger, with a detachment of 20 Soldiers, under M. de la Belile, and shall proceed forth with to the Bay of St. Bernard, belonging to this Province, and take possession in the name of the King; and the West Company shall plant the Arms of the King in the ground and build a Fort upon whatever spot appears most advantageous for the defence of the Place.

If the Spaniards, or any other Nation, have taken possession, M. de la Harpe will signify to them, that they have no right to the Country; it being well known that possession was taken in 1685 by M. de la Salle, in the name of the King of France, &c. M. de la Harpe.

J. P. DE BIENVILLE.

(Enclosure 4.)Extracts, translated from the Diccionario Geogra.

phico Hislorico de las Indias Occidentales ó America,by Colonel Don Antonio de Alcedo, Captain of the Royal Spanish Guards. Printed at Madrid in 1786–1789, by permission of the Government, and dedicated to the Prince of Asturias, afterwards Charles the IVth.

“Louisiana,” a Province and Government of North America, one of the 2, which form New France, bounded on the South by the Gulf of Mexico; on the North by the River Illinois and the Indian Tribes of the Painasus, Paoducas, Osages, Tronontes, Tecagas, Chavanons and others ; on the East by West Florida, Georgia and Carolina ; and on the West by New Mexico and New Spain. Its extent from North to South, is about 15 degrees; that is to say, from the 25th to the 40th degree of North Latitude, and from East to West 10 or 11 degrees between 86 and 96 West Longitude ; its Limits however not being precisely fixed, M. De Lisle gives it a much greater extent, particularly towards the North, where it borders on Canada; and according to him, it is afterwards bounded by New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, &c. and to the West by the Rivers Bravo and Salado.”

Missouri," an Indian Tribe of the Province and Government of Louisiana, inhabiting the banks of the River of the same name, on which a Fort was built by the French for the defence of that Establishment.”

Natchitoches, or Natihetoches," as pronounced by some, a Tribe of Indians of the Province and Government of Louisiana in North America, living 50 leagues up the Red River, by which pame they are sometimes called. This Tribe has always been friendly to the French, and bostile to the Spaniards; is very numerous, and has upwards of 200 Cabins. The French Soldiers who had completed their time of service, settled in an Island in the Red River, where they built a Fort,

and called it Natchitoches; but having planted tobacco, and discovered that the sand blown on it by the wind gave it a bad quality, they removed their Settlement to the main land, where they succeeded in cultivating that plant, so as to give it a particular estimation : it is 60 leagues from New Orleans."

Rouge," Red River, a large and rapid River of the Province and Government of Louisiana, in North America ; takes its rise about the Tribe of the Cannesis, runs South East, and after receiving other streams, changes its course to the South, as far as the Tribe and Fort of Natchitoches, where it again turns to the South East, forms several Lakes and Islands, and thence running Eastward, joins the Mississippi inuch increased, near where the River empties into the sea.”

(Enclosure 5.)- Extract from a Paper communicated by Messrs. Pinckney and Monrve to Don Pedro Cevnllos.

Aranjuez, 12th May, 1805. From the 1st of October, 1796, until

there were brought into the Ports of His Catholic Majesty in Europe and Africa, by the French, 168 Vessels. Of the above have been Condemned.........

74 Acquitted, ransomed, or compromised .. 23 Cases of violation of the Spanish Territory, condemned...........

13 Run ashore and lost

1 Unaccounted for Result not known

50

Total. 168

Statement of the facts relative to American Vessels taken by French Privateers, and condemned in Spanish Poris, obtained from the most authentic sources:

Of the French spoliations, there have been 50 appeals from the Consular Judgments in Spain to the Council of Prizes at Paris, of which 30 have been released, 9 condemned, and 12 are yet depending. Not one sous has been paid in any Case, nor is there a single Case of such spoliations on the list of liquidations now at the French 'Treasury, which are to participate of the 20,000,000 of livres, 10 be paid by The United States to their Citizens, under the Treaty of 1803, on account of French spoliations.

The American Minister never did demand payment of French spoliations made in Spain, knowing them as such, nor did the American Agent ever demand it by his order or knowledge. The first intel. ligence which the American Government had, of Appeals being per

mitted from the French Consular Tribunals in Spain, to the Council of Prizes in France, was received from Spain herself.

As soon as it was received, the Secretary of State wrote to the American Minister in Paris, to know what the fact was, and instructed him, at the same time, to prohibit the Agent from acting in such Cases, it having been, at all times, the opinion of the Government that Spain alone was auswerable, of whom only has the recompense been demanded

ACT of the British Parliament, to prevent Aliens until

the 25th day of March, 1819, from becoming naturalized, or being made or becoming Denizens, except in certain

cases. [59 Geo. III. Cap. 97.]

[10th June, 1818.]

Whereas it is expedient that, for a time to be limited, Aliens should not be or becoine naturalized, or be made or become Denizens, except as herein-after is provided; 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, until the 25th day of March 1819, no Alien shall become a naturalized Subject, or be made or become Denizen, or become entitled to the privileges of a naturalized Subject or Denizen, in any other manner or by any other authority than by any Act which may hereafter be passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or by Letters of Denization hereafter to be granted by His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, any Law, custom, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding : provided always, that nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to extend to affect in any manner such right to naturalization or to denization as any Person, in case this Act bad not been passed, might acquire or would have acquired by virtue of any Act or Acts of Parliament made for encouraging Seamen to enter into His Majesty's Service, or for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants as shall settle in any of His Majesty's Colonies in America, or for naturalizing such Foreign Protestants as shall have served or shall serve in His Majesty's Forces, or for the encouragement of the Fisheries.

* See Vol. 1823, 1824. Page 265.

An Account of the Ordinary Revenues and Extraordinary Resources constituting the Pub

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ORDINARY REVENUES. CUSTOMS, including Annual Duties, and

the War Duties made perpetual by Acu 56 Geo. III. cap. 29

110,028 II 0 Excise, including Annual Duties, and

the War Duties, continued by Act 56 Geo. III. cap 17, for 5 years 78,469 0 10 LAND and ABSESSED TAXES, including

the Assessed Taxes of Ireland STAMPS

156,255 7 5 Post OFFICE

151,613 168 ONE SHILLING in the Pound on Pensions

and Salaries
Six-Pence in the Pound on Pensions

and Salaries
HACKNEY COACHES
HAWKERS and PEDLARS
POUNDAGE FEES (Ireland)
PELLS FEES (do.)
CASUALTIES

(do.)
SMALL BRANCHES of the King's Heredi.
tary Revenue

TOTAL OF ORDINARY REVENUES $ 496,366 15 114

17,694 17 39 888,466 8 54 15,866,673 5 117 16,382,963 2

24,713,720 14 0 456,680 0 34 381,236 4 0

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33,975,867 4

8,345,761 4 104) 37,471 16 11% 56,055 1 7 7,270,723 107 7,520,505 16 12,641 12 59,449 6 3 2,093,028 13 24 2,316,732 17 1,871 8 104

18,058 15 6 19,930 41 2,893 13 55

9,440 2 9 12,333 16 : 343 6 103

20,970 17 6 29,314 4 1,526 10 04

23,945 4 6 25,471 14 4,367 1295 4,367 12 873 10 75

873 107

2,877 3 53 2,877 3! 29,625 3 4

130,005 7 18 159,6350 105 500,747 18 3 8663,217 0 34 58,508,446 2 9 60,150,767 17

2,568,654 0 3

215,729 5 0

236,283 3 3 27,422 128 5,000 0 0

3,484 10 11

EXTRAORDINARY RESOURCES. PROPERTY Tax and INCOME DUTY (Arrears)

479,529 12 7

2,089,124 7 84 LOTTERY, Net Profit

215,724 50 UNCLAIMED Dividends, &c. paid into the Exchequer, by the Chief Cashier of the Bank o England

236,288 3 3 SURPLUS Fees of Regulated Public Offices

27, +22 12 8 VOLUNTARY Contributions

5,000 0 0 On Account of the Commissioners, appointed hy Acts 35 Geo III. cap. 127, and

37 Geo. III. cap 27, for issuing Exchequer Bills for Grenada, and for Commercial Exchequer Bills, by Act 51 Geo. III. cap. 15

2,484 10 11 FROM several County Treasurers in Ire..

land, on account of Advances made by
the Treasury forimproving Post Roads,
on account of Advances for building
Gaols, and under the Police Act of
54 Gen. III. (Ireland)
2,414 1 01

61829 12 71
MONIES paid on account of Balance due by Ireland, on joint Expenditure of the United
Kingdom

117,228 0 10 FROM the Paymaster General of Great Britain, on account of Advances made by Ireland

for Half Pay to Reduced Officers, Pensions to Officers' Widows, &c. on the British Establishment

9,130 70 From the Receiver General of Nary Payments in Ireland, in repayment of Money ad. vanced by the Government of Ireland fr Naval Services

47,458 4 24 IMPREST MONIES repaid by sundry Public Accountants, and other Monies paid to the Public

356,690 9 54 TOTAL PUBLIC INCOME of the United Kinedom

498,700 16 118 1,010,277 10 104 885,207 0 34 61,682,831 16 54 ADD, Appropriated Duties for Local Objecis in Ireland

1,750 5 8

636 14 2 53,512 5 104 TOTAL, including the Irish Appropriated Dutics € 500,531 2 78|1,040,277 10 104 885,843 14 5 61,734,344 2 4

69,243 13 74

117,228 0 10

9,130 70

47,458 4 %

356,690 954

18 2

64,107,097 4 67

55,899 5 82

64,162.996 10

Income of GREAT BRITAIN and IRELAND, for the year ended 5th January, 1818.

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10 1 212,073,116 10 23

1,596,159 1 11 3,669,275 12 14 12,713,587 10 7 13 1 87 15 17 18 1,671,718 3 93 1,447,272 7 553,118,990 11 347

16 14 03

30,492,684 011 (4 732 364,192 11 93 364,192 11 9a}

14113 30 94 197,691 1951

221,047 5 47 418,739 4 10 7,101,766 11 84 3 4 63 30 14 04

29,218 4 0612,589 5 103 671,807 9 102 1,644,925 7 51 45 4 34 2 1 112

379 10 10 379 10 10 19,550 13 5 2 2 104 400 0 0

233 5 4 633 5 4 11,700 10 10 2 12 103 13 4 6

3,832 11 13 3,832 11 15 25,481 13 3 15 4 1051 15 6 119

3,675 102 3,675 103 21,796 13 55 18 2 73

4,367 12 93

873 107

2,877 3 58 3 1 113

4,027 7 31 4,027 7 34 155,603 3 24 3 3 111 7 6 5 3,942,926 13 54 29,218 4 0 4,283,408 8 148,255,553 6 62 52,195,214 11 9 8 10 52

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