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The Acts, Orders in Council, &c. of Great Britain [on Trade], 1793 - 1812

Additional instructions by the commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, &c.

The right honourable Lord Pelham, one of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, having transmitted us, as additional instructions, under His Majesty's signet manual, dated the 24th June, 1803, as follows:

To the commanders of His Majesty's ships of war and privateers.

In consideration of the present state of commerce, we are pleased hereby to direct the commanders of our ships of war and privateers not to seize any neutral vessel which shall be carrying on trade drectly between the colonies of enemies, and the neutral country, to which the vessel belongs, and laden with the property of inhabitants of such neutral country: provided, that such neutral vessels shall not be supplying, nor shall have, on the outward voyage, supplied the enemy with any articles contraband of war, and shall not be trading with any blockaded port.

By His Majesty's command:


We send you herewith a printed copy of the said additional instructions for your information and guidance, dated 13th July, 1803.

[Signed by the Lords of the Admiralty.]

To the Judge of the Vice-admiralty court of the island of Ceylon.


Placed on the Napoleon Series April 2003


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