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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.

His Majesty, taking into consideration the circumstances under which Prussia and Lubeck have been compelled to shut their ports against British ships and goods, is pleased, by and with the advice of his privy council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that all ships and goods belonging to Prussia which may have been seized subsequently to His Majesty's order of the nineteenth of November, one thousand eight hundred and six, and are now detained in the ports of this kingdom or elsewhere, and all ships and goods belonging to inhabitants of Lubeck which are so detained, shall be restored, upon being pronounced by the High Court of Admiralty, or any Court of Vice-Admiralty in which they have been or may be proceeded against, to belong to subjects and inhabitants of Prussia or Lubeck, and not otherwise liable to confiscation; and that such ships and goods shall be permitted to proceed to any neutral port, or to the port to which they respectively belong; and it is furthered ordered, that the ships and goods belonging to Prussia or Lubeck shall not, until further orders, be liable to detention, provided such ships and goods shall be trading to and from any port in this kingdom, or between neutral port and neutral port, or from any port of His Majesty's allies, and proceeding direct to the port specified in their respective clearances.

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.



Placed on the Napoleon Series April 2003


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