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

To our Courts of Admiralty, and to the commanders of our ships of war and privateers.  Given at our court at St. James's, the 17th day of August, 1805, in the 45th year of our reign.

George R.

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 directly from the colonies of the enemy to the ports of this kingdom, and laden solely with the property of the inhabitants of the neutral country to which the ship belongs; provided such neutral ship has already cleared out, or shall clear out, from such colony, prior to the 1st day of November next, and shall not have supplied the enemy with any articles contraband of war on the outward voyage, and shall not have entered or be coming from any blockaded port.  And in case any neutral vessel, trading as aforesaid, hath been, or shall be detained or brought before any of our Courts of Admiralty, it is our will and pleasure that such ships, together with their cargoes, be forthwith liberated.

By His Majesty's command:

HAWKESBURY.

Placed on the Napoleon Series April 2003

 

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