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CA P. CXXIII.
An Act to amend an Act of the Thirty ninth and Fortieth

Year of His present Majesty, to prevent Frauds and Abuses
in the Trade of Hops.

[23d July 1814.] W H EREAS by an Act made in the Thirty ninth and Fortieth 39 & 40 G. 3.

VV Year of the Reign of His present Majefty, intituled An c. 81.
Aa to repeal an Ad, made in the Fourteenth rear of the Reign of
His present Majesty, intituled An Ad to prevent Frauds in the
buying and selling of Hops, and for the better Colle&tion of the Duty

on Hops ; and to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Trade of " Hops, it is, among other things, enacted, that every Owner, Planter * or Grower of Hops, before he shall begin to put any Hops into • any Bag or Pocket, shall mark or cause to be marked, on the • Outside thereof, his Name and Place of Abode : And Whereas • by an Act made in the Forty eighth Year of the Reign of His 48 G. 3. C. 134. • present Majesty, intituled An to amend the Laws relating to § 1.

the Marking of Bags and Pockets of Hops, it is enacted, that every « Owner, Planter or Grower of Hops, shall also mark on the Outside S of every Bag or Pocket of Hops, the Name of the Parish and of & the County in which the Hops put into any such Bag or Pocket, • shall be grown : And Whereas many Persons not only mark their l' own Names and the Parishes and Counties in which the Hops

were grown on such Bags or Pockets, but also in addition thereto • the Name and Symbol of other Counties, to the great Injury of < such Owners or Growers whose Description they lo use, as well " as to the Dealers in Hops, and of the Public;' Be it therefore enacted by The King's Moft 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 Fifth Day of July One thou- Growers of sand eight hundred and fourteen, every Owner, Planter or Grower of Hops not to put Hops, before he, le or they shall begin to put any Hops into any any Name or Bag or Pocket, shall mark or caused to be marked on the Outside Place of Abode, of each and every such Bag, in large plain and legible Letters. of man their own

e Letters, of on Bags or Four Inches in Length at the least, and Half an Inch in Breadth, Pockets. and on the Outside of every such Pocket in large plain legible Letters of Three Inches in Length and Half an Inch in Breadth at the least with durable Ink or Paint, his, her or their Name or Names, and the Parish and County in which the said Hops, to be packed therein, were actually grown; and if any Owner, Planter or Grower of Hops, or any other Person or Persons shall put any Hops into any Bag or Pocket, without having marked or caused to be marked thereon in manner hereinbefore directed, the several Matters and Things hereinbefore required and prescribed, or shall before or at any future time after such Hops have been packed, or shallt mark or cause to be marked thereon the Name of any other Person, Parish or County, than as is hereinbefore directed or prescribed, or the Symbol apper. taining to, or any thing denoting to be the Symbol of any other County or Place, every such Owner, Planter or Grower, or other Person or Persons fo offending, shall, for every such Offence, forfeit and pay the Sum of Twenty Pounds for every such Bag or Pocket, to be recovered and applied in manner directed by the said recited Act. 54 Geo. IlI.

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Hop Planters Il. And be it further enacted, That if any Owner, Planter or packing different Grower of Hops shall knowingly put or suffer to be put any Hops Hops in Bag. of different Qualities and Value in the same Bag or Pocket, every

such Owner, Planter or Grower, shall forfeit and pay the Sum of Penalty

Twenty Pounds for every such Bag or Pocket, to be recovered and applied in manner before directed.

CA P. CXXIV. An Act to permit the Importation of Tobacco and Snuff into the Port of Plymouth.

[23d July 1814.] 29 G. 3. c. 68. 6 UU HEREAS by an A&t made in the Twenty ninth Year of $14.

W the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, • intituled An for repealing the Duties on Tobacco and Snuff, and for granting new Duties in lieu thereof, it was, amongst other things,

enacted, that no Tobacco or Snuff whatever should be imported or • brought into any Part of Great Britain except the Ports of London, Bristol, Liverpool, Lancaster, Cowes, Falmouth, Whitehaven, Hull,

Port Glasgow, Greenock and Leith, upon Pain of Forfeiture of all

such Tobacco and Snuff respectively as should be imported or • brought into any part of Great Britain, except fome or one of • the said Ports hereinbefore enumerated, together with the Hogs. • heads, Calks, Chests, Cases and other Packages respectively con. i taining such Tobacco or Snuff respectively, and the Ship or Vessel • in or on board which the same should be so imported or brought, • together with her Guns, Furniture, Ammunition, Tackle and Ap. Iparel : And Whereas it is expedient to permit the Importation of « Tobacco and Snuff into the Port of Plymouth ;' 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 Com.

mons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of Tobacco and the same, That, from and after the Fifth Day of January One thouSnuff imported fand eight hundred and fifteen, nothing in the faid recited Act shall into Plymouth. extend or be deemed or conftrued to extend to prevent the Importa

tion of Tobacco and Snuff into the faid Port of Plymouth ; but that

it shall and may be lawful to import Tobacco and Snuff into the Regulations of faid Port of Plymouth : Provided always, that on the Importation Act and other of Tobacco and Snuff into the faid Port of Plymouth the same shall Mets in force be subject and liable to all and each and every the Rules, Regula. observed in Iroportation

tions, Conditions, Restrictions, Penalties and Forfeitures, to which Tobacco and Snuff are respectively subject and liable by virtue of the faid recited A&t or any At or Acts of Parliament in force on and immediately before the said Fifth Day of January One thousand eight hundred and fifteen, on being imported into any of the Ports particularly enumerated in the said recited Act; and all and every the Clauses, Powers, Directions and Authorities in and by the said recited Act and every other Act and Acts of Parliament in force on and immediately before the said Fifth Day of January One thousand eight hundred and fifteen, relating to Tobacco and Snuff imported into any of the said enumerated Ports shall apply and be put in full Force and Execution with respect to Tobacco and Snuff imported into the said Port of Plymouth, as fully and effe&tually to all Intents and Purposes as if the said Clauses, Powers, Directions and Autho. rities, were particularly repeated and re-enacted in the Body of this

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Ad; and all and every the Clauses, Powers, Directions and Authorities in and by the said recited Act, and every other Act or Acts of Parliament relating to Tobacco, Tobacco Stalks, Spanish, Tobacco Stalks for Tobacco Stalk Flour, Snuff Work, Tobacco Stalk

Flour, or Snuff, shall also apply and be put in full Force and Exe* cution with respect to the said Port of Plymouth, as fully and

effectually, to all Intents and Purposes, as if the said Clauses, Powers,
Directions and Authorities, were particularly repeated and re-enacted
in the Body of this Act.
[See as to Importation into Newcaftle, 31 G. 3. C.47. $ 3,4.]

CA P. CXXV.
An Act to continue, until the End of the next Session of Par-

liament, an Act made in the Forty fixth Year of His pre-
sent Majesty, for permitting the Importation of Mafts, Yards,
Bowsprits and Timber, for Naval Purposes, from the British
Colonies in North America. -

[23d July 1814.] W HEREAS the Law hereinafter mentioned has by Experience

been found useful and beneficial, and it is expedient that the < same should be further continued ;' Be it therefore enacted by The King's Moft 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 fame, That an Act made in the Forty fixth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled 46 G. 3. C. 117. An Aa to permit until the First Day of January One thousand eight continu bundred and nine, the Importation of Mafts, Yards and Bowsprits, or of Timber fit for Naval Purposes, from the British Colonies in North America, Duty-free ; which faid Act was by an Act passed in the 52 G. 3. c. 33. Fifty second Year of His Majesty's Reign last continued until the Expiration of Six Months after the Conclusion of the War, shall, from and after the Expiration of the said Six Months, be, and the same is hereby further continued, until the End of the next Session of Parliament.

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CA P. CXXVI.
An Act to alter and extend an Act passed in the Eighth Year

of King George the First for Relief of shipwrecked Mariners
and distressed Perfons, being His Majesty's Subjects, in the
Kingdom of Portugal.

[23d July 1814.] W HEREAS by an Ad of Parliament, passed in the Eighth 8 G. I. C.17.

W Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the First, • intituled An Ad for more equal paying, and better colleating certain small Sums therein mentioned, for the Relief of joipwrecked Mariners .." and distressed Persons (His Majesty's Subjeås) in the Kingdom of • Portugal," and for other pious and charitable Purposes usually contributed to by the Merchants trading to Portugal, certain Persons

§ I. therein mentioned were authorized to levy small Sums of Money • by a Rate on the Freight and Tonnage of all Goods imported into • the Dominions of the King of Portugal in Britila and Irise Vessels, 6 to be applied to the Support and Subsistence of a Minister of the • Gospel, to the Relief of Tipwrecked Mariners and distressed Per. sons, His Majesty's Subjects, and for other pious, charitable and

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public Uses : And Whereas it is expedient to alter and amend the

« faid Act in as far as regards the Portuguese Dominions in South

+ America and their Dependencies, and to new regulate the same ;'

May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted ; and

be it 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

His Majesty's of the same, That, from and after the First Day of January One

Consuls empow- thousand eight hundred and fifteen, it shall and may be lawful for the.

ered to levy, on Consul General and Consuls for the time being, appointed for His

British Vessels

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Majesty's Subjects trading to, from or in the Portuguese Dominions

entering Ports

in South America and their Dependencies, and for any Person or

Dominions in Perfons duly authorized by him or them respectively, to recover

South America, and receive from all Masters or other Chief Officers or Commanders

a Sum not ex- of all Ships and Vessels belonging in the Whole or in Part to any of

ceeding One His Majesty's Subjects which may enter any of the Ports or Places

Half per Cent.

on value of within or belonging to the faid Portuguese Dominions in South America,
Cargoes Inwards and their Dependencies, the following Sums in lieu of the Sums
and Outwards. directed to be levied by the Portugal Contribution Act before men-

tioned, to be employed in the pious, charitable and public Uses herein-
after mentioned; that is to say, any Sum or Sums of Money in
Addition to the Sums now collected by the said Consul General and
Consuls, or Person or Persons authorized by him or them respec-
tively, for their Support and Maintenance, by virtue and Authority
of His Majesty's Royal Letters Patent, as shall not, together with
the said Sums collected under the Patent, exceed in the Aggregate
One Half per Centum on the Value of all their respective Cargoes,
both Inwards and Outwards, laden or unladen, in any of the Ports

or Places within the Dominions aforesaid ; the Value of such Cargoes
How Cargoes to be estimated in manner following ; that is to say, the Value of the
valued. Goods and Effects composing the Ioward Cargoes to be ascertained

by the Pauta or Custom House Valuation at the respective Custom
Houses of the Ports or Places within the said Dominions in South
America and their Dependencies, at which such Ships or Vessels,

may unlade ; and in cases where no Valuation has been fixed, then by

the Current Market Prices, exclusive of the Import Duty; the Value

of the Goods and Effects composing the Outward Cargoes to be

estimated by the Current Market Prices of the Articles composing

the same at the Period of Shipment, exclusive of the Export Duties ;

and in case any Difference of Opinion should arise as to the said

Market Price, the same shall be determined and fixed by Two in-

different Britis Merchants residing on the Place, One to be chosen

and appointed by the said Consul General or Consuls, or Person or

Persons authorized by him or them respectively, and the other by

the Master of the Vessel or the Consignee or Shipper of the Cargo;

and in case the Two Persons so chosen shall not agree and award

the same within Seven Days after such Appointment, then such Two

Persons shall choose a Third Person, being also a British Merchant

residing on the Place, who shall decide and determine the said Current

Market Price within the Space of Three Days after his Appointment,

unless it shall be otherwise mutually agreed upon between the said

Consul General or Consuls, or Person or Persons authorized by him

or them respectively, and the Consignee or Shipper of the Cargo ;

and such Sum shall be paid in either case as shall be agreeable to this

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Ac; [and from all Masters or other Chief Officers or Commanders. Duty not to ex of all Ships or Vessels as aforesaid which may enter any of the said ceed 100 R Ports or Places within the Portuguese Dominions in South America, per or their Dependencies aforesaid, the Duty of One Half per Centum on whose Cargoes, including the Sums now collected by the said Consul General or Consuls, or Person or Persons authorized by him or them respectively by virtue and Authority of His Majesty's Royal Letters Patent, shall not amount together therewith to One hundred Reis per Ton Burthen, as per Register of such Ships and Vessels, any Sum or Sums of Money in addition thereto, as shall not together therewith exceed in the Aggregate One hundred Reis per Ton Bur. then as per Register of such Ship or Vefsel.] [Query the reading in Brackets, but the Roll is fo.]

II. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That Diamonds, Diamonds, Specie, Bullion and Precious Stones of all kinds, shall not be liable Specie, &c. not to any Duty under this Act; but are expressly excepted from and liable to Duty. shall be free of all Contribution Charges.

III. And be it further enacted, That all Masters, Commanders Manifests of or other Chief Officers of all British Ships and Vessels trading to Ca

ed to Confuls or from any of the Ports or Places in the Portuguese Dominions within a limited in South America and their Dependencies aforesaid, and unloading time. or delivering the Ship or Veffel, or any of the Cargo there, shall, within Forty eight Hours after the Arrival of such Ship or Vessel, deliver to the Consul General or Consuls, or Person or Persons authorized by him or them for that Purpose respectively, a true Manifest in Writing upon Oath, specifying the Particulars of the whole Cargo of such Ship or Vessel, so to be unloaded or delivered, or of such Part thereof as shall be unloaded or delivered there, and to whom consigned ; and likewise, Twenty four Hours before the said Masters, Commanders or other Chief Officers require the Outward Clearances or Passports for their said Ships or Vessels, they shall deliver to the faid Consul General or Consuls, or Person or Persons authorized by him or them for that Purpose respectively, a true Manifest in Writing upon Oath, specifying the Particulars of the whole Cargo of such Ship or Veffel laden there, or of such Part thereof as shall have been laden or received on board such Ship or Veffel in the said Port or Place, which Oaths the Consul General, Consuls, or Person or Persons authorized by him or them respec. tively, is and are hereby empowered and required to administer gratis upon Requeft.

IV. And be it further enacted, That all Bills of Lading of such Bills of Lading Ships and Vessels shall specify to pay the said Monies accordingly, to specify Con

tribution, as per under the Denomination of a Contribution as per Act of Parlia

Act of Parliament,” or to that Effect, and the Persons paying the same shall be ment. re-imbursed by the Persons to whom the said Goods and Merchandizes shall be configned or who shall receive the same, or by their respective Freighters; and in case the Master or Commander of such Master, &c. Ship or Veffel shall neglect to specify the Payment of the said anlw Monies in the Bill or Bills of Lading as aforesaid, he shall be answer. able for the same.

V. And be it further enacted, for the better securing and collecting the Payment of the said Monies herein directed to be levied for the Purposes aforesaid, That the Consul General or Consuls for the Consuls may time being within the Portuguese Dominions in South America and top Clearance

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