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of His Majesty's Plantations, from whence fuch Ship or Veffel
given in and figned, to the best of my Knowledge and Belief, doth contain, fignify and express all the Goods, Wares ' and Merchandizes (Negroes excepted) which were laden or
put on board the faid Ship, called the • during her Stay and continuing on the Coast of Africa, between
Cape Blancho and Cape Mount, whereof I A. B. am Mafter.'
(a) [See as to Abolition of the Slave Trade 47 G. 3. Sel. 1. c. 36.] Goods imported VIII. And that the Owner or Importer of all Goods and from Africa into Merchandize (Negroes excepted) which shall be brought to EnAmerica Thall be gland, or any of His Majesty's Plantations, from any Port of Africa entred, on Oath,
between Cape Blancho and I ape Mount aforesaid, shall make Entry of all fuch Goods and Merchandize, at one of His Ma. jefty's Chief Custom houses in England, or in such of His Majesty's Plantations where the same shall be imported, with the Collector or other Chief Officer of the Customs there, upon Oath, and fign the fame, of the Quantity, Quality and true Value of all such
Goods and Merchandize, as they are worth to be sold at the a:d pay Duty. Place of Importation, and pay the Duty
for the fame, as aforesaid : And the Collector or other Chief Officer of His Majesty's Custom-houses in England, or in any of His Majelly's Plantations,
where every such Ship or Vefsel shall arrive, are and is hereby im. Entries. powered and required to take the Entries and Manifefts,' and
adminifter the Oaths, and take and receive the Duties aforesaid, and on Demand made by the Company, or on their Behalf, to pay the same to the said Company or their Orders, for the Uses afore directed, and Mall render and deliver to the said Company or their Assigns, a true and fair Duplicate of all such Entries and
Oaths ir.ade and signed as aforesaid. and dedash IX. Provided always, The said Collector or Officer hall deduct, for his of their Trouble, five Pounds for every
Pounds for all the Duties arifing and to be received by virtue of
tained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding : And · that the said Company and their Successors shall give and render a Company to give
particular Account in Writing of all the Monies by them received, an Account to and also by their Exports and Imports arising for the Duties of the Extheo aforesaid, and how and in what Manner they have disposed and
quer. laid out the same yearly, within three Months after the Expiration of every Year, unto the Cursitor Baron of the Court of Exchequer; and the said Curlitor Baron of the Court of Ex. chequer is, for the better discovering the Truth of such Account, hereby impowered to examine such Person or Persons as they judge necessary, upon Oath, touching the Articles or Particulars in such Account expressed, or as many of them as the said Cursitor Baron of the Exchequer shall think fit; and that all Goods and Merchandizes (Negroes excepted) which shall be Goods landed brought from any Part of Africa, between Cape Blancho and Cape before Entry,
furfeited. Mount aforesaid, which shall be unladen or landed, before Entry mnade and signed, and Oath of the true and real Value thereof mide, and the Duty paid, as aforesaid, shall be forfeited, or the Value thereof.
X. And for the true Performance of the Payments, Duties Ships faiNng to and Directions in this Ad ordained; be it further enacted by Africa, &c. and the Authority aforesaid, That every Ship or Vellel which shall, forfeited. contrary to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act, sail from any Port or Place in England, or from any of His Majesty's Plantations or Colonies in America, to or for the Coast of Africa, as aforesaid, without being duly entred, Oath made and Bonds given, as hereinbefore is directed, shall be forfeited, or the Value thereof, and every the Goods and Merchandize, which shall, contrary to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act, be put on board any Ship or Vessel whatsoever, failing from England, or from any of His Majeity's Plantations or Colonies in America, to the Coast of Africa as aforesaid, before due Entry be made of the said Goods and Merchandize, and of the Value thereof, and the Duties paid for the same as is before directed, such Goods and Merchandize shall be forfeited, or the Value thereof; and that every Ship or Vessel, and all and every the Goods and Mer. chandizes therein, or belonging and appertaining to any of His Majefty's Subjects, that fail fail or be conveyed from any other Part or Place than from England, or His Majesty's Plantations and Colonies, to the Coast of Africa as aforesaid, shall be forfeited.
XI. And be it further enacted, That one third Part of all Forfeitures, or any the Forfeitures aforesaid shall be to the Use of His how to be ape Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, one other third Part to and plied, for the Use of the said Company and their Successors, to be applied for the Maintenance of the said Forts and Caitles, and the other third Part to and for the Use and Benefit of him or them that shall inform and sue for the same.
XII. And be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That for and recovered the Recovery and obtaining all and every the Forfeitures and Penalties by this Act infliéted, it shall and may be. lawful to
and for all and every Person and Persons whatsoever to fue for the same, or any Part thereof, in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record of this Kingdom, or in any of His Majesty's Planta. tions or Colonies in America, by Bill, Plaint, Information or otherwise, wherein no Effoin, Wager of Law or Protection shall
be allowed, nor any more than one Imparlance. Allowance in XIII. Provided nevertheless, That if any Ship or Vessel
be away, and Goods trading to the Coast of Africa, and the Goods exported therein, loft, &c. shall be cast away or otherwise loft or destroyed, before such
Ship or Vefsel shall arrive at her Port or Place of Delivery, then the Proprietors or Exporters of the said Goods and Merchandize in such Ship or Vessel so loft or deftroyed as aforesaid, shall, upon the ir sending any other Ship or Veslel to the Coast of Africa, be allowed so much as was paid to the said Company for the Goods and Merchandize so loft as afore said ; any Thing hereinbefore contained to the contrary hereof in any wise notwith.
ftanding Proviso för XIV. Provided always, and be it enacted by the Authority Subjects of Eng. aforesaid, That all Persons being the natural-born Subjects of land trading to Africa, &c.
England, trading to the Coast of Africa as aforesaid, and paying the Duties by this Act imposed, shall have the same Protecion, Security and Defence for their Perfons, Ships and Goods by, from and in all the said Forts and Caitles, and the like Freedom and Security for their Negociations and Trade, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, as the said Company, their Agents, Factors and Alligns, and their Ships and Goods have, may or shall have ; and that all and every person and Persons trading to Africa, and paying the Duties as aforesaid, may and are hereby impowered, at their own Charge, to settle Factories on any part of Africa, within the Limits aforesaid, according as they shall judge neces. ary and convenient for the carrying on their Trade, without any Let:, Hindrance or Molestation from the said Company, their Agents, Factors or Afligns; and that all Persons not Members of the said Company, so trading and paying the said Duties, as aforesaid, shall, together with their Ships and Goods, be free from all Molestation, Hindrances, Restraints, Arrefts, Seizures, Penal. ties or other Impofitions whatsoever from the said Company, their Agents, Factors or Assigns, for or by reason of their lo trading; any Charter, Usage or Custom to the contrary in any wise
not withftanding Goods exported XV. Provided alwaye, and be it enacted by the Authority to Africa and
aforesaid, That if any Goods or Merchandizes, which shall be brought back again, may be re
exported for the Coaft of Africa, and shall have paid the Duties exported without due and payable by this Act, shall be brought back again to Duty, &c. England, or to any of His Majesty's Plantations, it shall and may
be lawful to export the same Goods again for Africa, without paying any Duty, Oath being first made by two credible Pèrsons not having any Property in such Goods, that the same Goods have already, upon their first Exportation, paid the Duty by this Act imposed, and a true Copy of the Entry of such Goods, made upon the former Exportation thereof, being first produced and attested upon Oath of two credible Persons as
aforesaid. Duties appropri
XVI. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, ated for mainThat all the Duties and Impofitions arifing and collected and
paid by virtue of this A&, hall be and are hereby appropriated taining the Forts wholly to the Maintenance of the Forts and Castles on the Coalt and Caitles in of Africa, that now are or hereafter shall be in the Possession of Africa, &c. the said Royal African Company, and for keeping them always in good condition and well repaired, and for the providing Ammunition and all needful warlike Stores, and a sufficient Number of Soldiers to defend the same, and for paying the said Officers and Soldiers belonging to them, and to no other Use or Purpose whatsoever; and that a just and true Account of the said Duties, Accounts, &c. to and laying out the same for the Uses above mentioned, shall be be kepe in a
Book, kept in a Book or Books for that Purpose ; which Book or Books-thall lie open at the African House situate in London, to be perused at all seasonable l'imes by all Persons trading to Africa; and that an Account shall be stated and made
up yearly and every Year at Michaelmas, or within twenty Days after, and be recorded in the Court of Exchequer.
XVII. Provided always, and be it enacted and declared by Proviso. the Authority aforesaid, That no Duty imposed by this Act shall be required, levied or collected in England or any of the Colonies aforesaid, for any Gold or Silver imported from Africa, but that the same may be landed without Eutry or Declaration thereof; any Thing in this Act contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.
XVIII. Provided always, That nothing contained in this Act Proviso. shall be interpreted to hinder or exclude any Person or Persons from trading to that part of Africa commonly called Barbary, extending southerly as far as Cape Blancho.
• XIX. And whereas by an Act of Parliament made in the fifth and fixth Years of the Reign of His prefent Majesty and the • late Queen Mary, amongst other Things it was enacted, That • no other Copper than what is made of English Ore only, should * be exported(); which proving very prejudicial to the Trade • of England, by enabling Foreigners to export Copper much
cheaper than it can be carried from England ;' Be it enacted by she Authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful to Copper Bars may and for any of His Majesty's Subjects to export from England be exported. all fuch Copper Bars as have or shall be imported into England from foreign Parts, and upon Exportation shall draw back all Drawback. Duties or vacate the Securities; saving the half of the whole SubGdy, as is usual in other Commodities (b). (a) [Qu. This Enament does not appear in 5 & 6 W. 6 W.• M. c. 17.] (1) [See 32 G. 2. c. 23. s 1. by which this Glaufe is continued to 24th June 1766, and 6 G. 3. 6.44.s 1. by which this Clause is continued to 24th June 1774 ; but this A&t ferms to be now wholly expired.]
XX And be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That no Governor, &c. Governor or Deputy Governor of any of His Majelty's Colonies not to be a or Plantations in America, or His Majesty's Judges in any Courts Factor, &c. there for the Time being, nor any other Person or Persons, for the Use or on Behalf of such Governor or Deputy Governor or Judges, from and after the nine and twentieth Day of September One thousand fix hundred ninety eight, shall be a Factor or Factors, Agent or Agents for the said Company or any other Person or Perfans, for the Sale or Disposal of any Negroes, and that every - Person offending herein thall forfeit five hundred Penalty.
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Pounds to the Uses aforesaid, to be recovered in any of His Ma. jesty's Courts of Record at Westminster, by Action of Debt, Bill, Plaint or Information, wherein no Effoin, Protection, Privilege or Wager of Law shall be allowed; nor any more than one Im. parlance.
XXI. Provided, That this AG shall continue and be in Force thirteen Years, and from thence to the End of the next Seslion of Parliament, and no longer.
A to continue 13 Years.
CA P. XXVII.
Provision of Intereit for the Transport Debt, for reducing
of Ireland. 8&9W.3. : WHE
THEREAS towards paying the Intereft of the Transport
Debt for reducing of Ireland, an A&t was made in the • Session held in the eighith and ninth Years of His Majesty's • Reign, intituled, An Ad for licencing Hawkers and Pedlars, for a further Provision for Payment of the Interest of the TranTport Debt for the reducing of Ireland; by which several Impo• litions were laid upon several Hawkers, Pedlars, and petty • Chapmen therein mentioned; which faid AA, and the Impo• fitions therein, were to have Continuance only to the four and • twentieth of June One thousand fix hundred ninety eight ;' We Your Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Commons in Parliament afsembled, being willing that a further Provifion be made for the Interest of the said Transport Debt, do humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted ; and be it 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 four and twentieth Day of June One thousand fix hundred ninety eight, until the four and twentieth Day of June which shall be in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and one, there shall be answered and
paid to His Majesty, His Heirs and Succeffors, by every HawFuery Hawker, ker, Pedlar, petty Chapman, or any other trading Person or Pedlar, &c. to Persons, going from Town to Town, or to other Men's Houses, Puly 4L per Ann; and travelling either on Foot, or with Horse, Horses or otherand travelling with a Horte,
wise, within the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, or Mule, &c. 4l. Town of Berwick upon Tweed, (except as hereinafter is ex. more per Ann. cepted) carrying to sell, or exposing to Sale, any Goods,
Wares or Merchandizes, a Duty of four Pounds for each Year; and that every Person so travelling with a Horse, Ass or Mule,
or other Beast bearing or drawing Burden, shall pay the Sum of (*) (Sic Ror. four Pounds for each Year (a) he or she shall so travel with over
and above the said first mentioned Duty of four Pounds. [Sec on this Se&. Rex v. Robothain, 3 Burr. p. 1472.]
II. And be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That every Pedlar, Hawker, petty Chapman and other trading Person or Persons so travelling as aforesaid, upon receiving his or her Licence, as is hereafter expressed, shall pay or caule to be paid unto such Persons as the Lord Treasurer, or Lords Commiffioners of His Majesty's Treasury for the Time being, or any three of them, thall nominate, authorize and appoint to be Com