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

[Order in Council] At the court at the Queen's Palace, the 25th of November, 1807: Present, the King's Most Excellent Majesty in council.

Whereas His Majesty, by his order in council, dated 11th November instant, respecting the trade to be carried on with His Majesty's enemies, was pleased to exempt from the restrictions of the said order all vessels which shall have cleared out from any port or place in this kingdom, under such regulations as His Majesty may think fit to prescribe, and shall be proceeding direct to the ports specified in the respective clearances; His Majesty, taking into consideration the expediency of making such regulations, is pleased, by and with the advice of his privy council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that all vessels, belonging to countries not at war with His Majesty, shall be permitted to lade in any port of the United Kingdom any goods being the produce or manufacture of His Majesty's dominions, or East India goods, or prize goods, (all such goods having been lawfully imported) and to clear out with, and freely to convey the same, to any port or place not being in a state of actual blockade, subject to the payment of such duties as may at the time when any such vessels may be cleared out be due by law on the exportation of any such goods, or in respect of the same being destined to the ports of the colonies belonging to His Majesty's enemies; and likewise to lade, clear out with, and convey, as aforesaid, any articles of foreign produce or manufacture, which shall have been lawfully imported into this kingdom, provided His Majesty's license shall have been previously obtained for so conveying such foreign produce or manufactures: and it is further ordered, that any vessel, belonging as aforesaid, shall be permitted to lade in any port of the United Kingdom any goods, not being naval or military stores, which shall be of the growth, produce, or manufacture of this kingdom, or which shall have been lawfully imported, (save and except foreign sugar, coffee, wine, brandy, snuff, and cotton,) and to clear out with, and freely to convey the same to any port, to be specified in the clearance, not being in a state of actual blockade, although the same shall be under the restrictions of the said order; and likewise to lade, clear out, and convey foreign sugar, coffee, wine, brandy, snuff, and cotton, which shall have been lawfully imported, provided His Majesty's license shall have been previously obtained for the exportation and conveyance thereof; and it is hereby further ordered, that no vessel shall be permitted to clear out from any port or place in this kingdom to any port or place of any country subjected to the restrictions of the said order, with any goods which shall have been laden (after notice of the said order) on board the vessel which shall have imported the same into this kingdom, without having first duly entered and landed the same in some port or place in this kingdom; and that no vessel shall be permitted to clear out from any port or place in this kingdom to any port or place whatever, with any goods the produce or manufacture of any country subject to the restrictions of the said order, which shall have been laden after notice, as aforesaid, on board the vessel importing the same, without having so duly entered and landed the same, in any port or place of any country subjected to the restrictions of the said order, without having so duly entered and landed the same in some port or place in this kingdom, except the cargo shall consist wholly of flour, meal, grain, or any article or articles the produce of the soil of some country which is not subjected to the restrictions of the said order, except cotton, and which shall have been imported in an unmanufactured state direct from such country into this kingdom, in a vessel belonging to the country from which such goods have been brought, and in which the same were grown and produced.

And it is further ordered, that any vessel belonging to any country not at war with His Majesty may clear out from Guernsey, Jersey, or Man, to any port or place under the restrictions of the said order, which shall be specified in the clearance, not being in a state of actual blockade, with such articles only not being naval or military stores, as shall have been legally imported into such islands respectively from any port or place in this kingdom direct; and with respect to all such articles as may have been imported into the said islands, respectively, from any port or place under the restrictions of the said order, it shall not be permitted to any vessel to clear out with the same from any of the said islands, except to some port or place in this kingdom; and the right honorable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, and the Judges of the High Court of Admiralty and Courts of Vice-Admiralty, are to take the necessary measures herein as to them shall respectively appertain.

W. FAWKENER.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series April 2003

 

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