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from the said Rock Salt as from the Sea Water be duly charged,
answered and paid to Her Majesty's Ufe. 5&6 Ann.
• III. And whereas by the said Ad it is enacted, That for all c. 29. $ 6.
· White Herrings which Mall from and after the first Day of May • One thousand seven hundred and seven, be exported from any « Part or Place in the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales . or Town of Berwick upon Tweed, to Parts beyond the Seas, by • any Person or Persons whatsoever, there shall be the like Al. • lowances as are to be made upon the Exportation of White
Herrings from Scotland, upon the Oath of the Exporter or his • Agent, taken before the principal Officers of the Port from • whence the same are exported, that such Herrings were cured • with Salt for which the Duties have been paid and not drawn « back, and that the same are really exported to Parts beyond the « Seas, and not relanded or intended to be relanded in England, • Wales or Berwick upon Tweed: And whereas many of Her
Majesty's Subjects cannot have the Beneft that was intended • for them by the faid Act, in regard the Salt with which the • White Herrings are falted in many Parts of England pass
through many Hands, and the Persons who export such Her
rings buy the same already cured of Persons to whom they are • sent to be fold and disposed of at Ports far distant from the • Places where they are cured, and by reason thereof such Exporters are uncapable of making such Oath as 'by the Act is
required: For Remedy whereof, be it enacted by the AuthoAlorance to be made on Expor
rity aforesaid, That for all White Herrings, which shall from and Cariou of White after the five and twentieth Day of March One thousand seven Herrings. hundred and eight be exported from any Port or Place in the
Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales or Town of Berwick
Salt in the same Port, at. fuch Times and in such
faid Act is directed, upon Oath of the Exporter or his Agent, Oatb.
to be first taken, in Manner as in the faid Act is expressed, That
by Cruisers and Convoys. THEREAS it is necessary for the better securing the Tre le of this Kingdom, that a sufficient Number of Ships to
• cruise be appointed in proper Stations, to protect the Mer• chants Ships outward-bound, and in their return home,' Be it enacted by the Queen's Moft Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Content of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament afsembled, and by the Authority of the same, That over and above the Ships of War Forty three for the Line of Battle, and for Convoys to remote Parts, at least Ships of War forty three Ships of War be employed as Cruisers in proper
to be employed
as Cruisers in Stations, viz. fix Ships of the third Rate, and twenty Ships of Stations the fourth Rate, and thirteen Ships of the fifth Rate, and four as Admiralty Ships of the sixth Rate, from Time to Time, as shall be directed shall direct, &c. and appointed by the Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, or Commissioners for executing the said Office for the Time being, as he or they shall deem meet, for securing of the Merchant-Ships in their going out and returning home ; and that twelve of the Ships of War, Part of the forty three Ships hereby appointed to cruise in several Stations, to guard the Coast and Trade of this Kingdom, shall be appointed to cruise, that is to say, nine Ships on the North-East Coast of Great Britain, and three Ships on the North-West Coast of Great Britain, in such Stations as shall be directed by the Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, or Commissioners for executing the same for the Time being, for the better protecting and preserving fuch Ships and Vessels as shall be employed in the Trade of Great Britain ; the aforesaid Men of War Ships to be to be careened at least three Times a Year, or oftner if there shall careened three be Occasion, and that the Seamen on Board such Cruiser shall not Times a Year. be turned over into any other Ships but such only as are appointed for cruiling:
II. Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing herein Said Ships may contained shall restrain or be construed to reftrain the Lord High be employed in Admiral of Great Britain, or Commissioners for executing the the Line. Office of the samc for the Time being, from directing any of the Ships appointed by this Act to be Cruisers, to be employed in the Line of Battle (in case of great Neceflity) on this Side Cape Finister, without which immediate Direction the said Ships shall be always cruising or employed as Home-cruisers, except when they are careening or refitting.
III. And be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the Commissioners Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, or Commissioners for ese- of Navy to be cuting the Office of Lord High Admiral for the Time being, shall, appointed to take
care of cruising on or before the twentieth Day of March One thousand seven
Ships. hundred and seven, authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Navy, or some one or more Person or Persons, who shall coni. ftantly reside at such Place or Places as Her Majefty shall appoint, by virtue of which Appointment such Person or Persons, in the Place or Places for which he or they hall be appointed, thall superintend and oversee every Thing relating to the aforesaid Cruisers, and shall take care that every Thing necessary to be immediately provided for any of the aforesaid cruiling Men of War, that shall come into Port by Stress of Weather, or to careen or reft, and fơ foon as they or any of them are refitted, shall order all or any che faid Men of War to put to Sea again as soon as possible.
• IV. And to the Intent that it may the more easily be known • what Service the aforesaid Cruisers shall every Year perform ;' Be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the Commiflioner And send Ac. Vot: VI. Uu
of coups to Admje
by when such of the Navy in each of the Oat-Ports, or such Person or Persons is sailed out
as shall for that Purpose be appointed by the Lord High Admiral, of Port, &c.
or Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral for the Time being, do send up to him or them, within eight Days after the Meeting of every Seffion of Parliament, a distinct and separate Account, digested into proper Columns, of the Time when any of the Ships appointed to be Cruisers failed out of Port, when such Ship came in, together with the number of days cait up, that such Ship was out apon Duty, with an Account how often and the Times when each of the said Ships have been careened every Year, and the Reasons of her putting into Port, and the Tiine and Reasons of her Stay there, and that the Lord High Admiral, or Commissioners for executing that Office for the Time being, do cause the said Accounts to be laid before both Houses of Parliament, within eight Days after the Meeting of every Seffion
of Parliament. Admiraliy to V. And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That nominate the the Lord High Admiral, or Commissioners for executing the Number of
Office of Lord - High Admiral for the Time being, shall, on or cruifing Ships
before the fix and twentieth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and eight, nominate and appoint the aforesaid Number of Men of War, of the Rates aforementioned, to be Cruisers or Convoys on this Side Cape Finister, for the Year One thousand seven hundred and eight, and fall afterwards yearly and every Year, during the prefent War, between the first Day of November and the first Day of December, nominate and appoint the like Number
and Rates of Men of War to be Cruisers, or for Convoys on this If taken or lost, Side Cape Finister for the Year ensuing; and as often as any of to appoint others. them shall happen to be taken or otherwise loft, shall, as foon as
may be, appoint one other Man of War of the same Rate to supply
the Room thereof. Queen's Ships,
- VI. And for the better and more effectual Encouragement Privateers, &c. • of the Sea-Service, Be it further enacted by the Authonty to have the to,e aforesaid, That from and after the said fix and twentieth Day of Property in all March One thousand seven hundred and eight, if any Ship or Ships Prize Shijs.
of War, Privateer, Merchant-Ship or other Vessel, shall be taken as Prize by any of Her Majesty's Ships of War or Privateers, and adjudged as lawful Prize in any of Her Majesty's Courts of Ad. miralty, the Flag-Officer or Officers, Commander or Commanders and other Officers, Seamen and others, who shall be actually on board such Ship or Ships of War or Privateers which shall so take such Prize or Prizes, shall, after such Condemnation, have the scle Interest and Property in such Prize or Prizes fo taken and adjudged, to their own Ufe, without further Account to be given for the fame; such Prizes to be sold by such Person or Persons as fhall be authorized and appointed so to do by the Commander or Com. manders, and other Officers of such Ship or Ships as shall take
such Ship or Ships, or the major Part of them, under their Hands Produce thereof and Seals, and the whole Produce thereof to be divided or diftri
buted among the faid Officers, Seamen and others, according to their respective Shares, in Manner, Form and Proportion as by Her Majesty's molt gracious Proclamation to be issued for that Purpose shall be directed and appointed ; any Law, Statute, Provifion or Declaration to the contrary thereof in any wile pot withltanding.
VII. Provided always, and be it enacted by the Authority afore- Provily touchsaid, That if Her Majesty or the Lord High Admiral of Great ing AppraiseBritain, or Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High ment of PrizeAdmiral of Great Britain for the Time being, shall think fit to Ships taken into
Queen's Service. take into Her Majesty's Service any such Ship of War or Privateer so taken and condemned as Prize, then and in such Case such Ship of War or Privateer so taken into Her Majesty's Service, together with her Stores, Apparel, Guns and Furniture, shall be appraised by Officers appointed or to be appointed by Her Majesty, or by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Navy for the Time being for that Purpose, and also by the like Number of Persons to be appointed for that Purpose by the Majority of the Commanders and Officers amongst the Captors of such Prize ; upon producing which Appraisement to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Navy for the Time being, together with a Certificate of the Delivery of fuch Man of War or Privateer so taken as Prize, with her Stores, Apparel, Guns and Furniture, to Her Majesty's Use, a Bill or Bills shall be made out within fifteen Days by the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Navy, for paying, according to the Course of the Navy, the full Value, according to such Appraisement, for such Ship of War and Privateer so taken and adjudged as Prize, and taken into Her Majetty's Service as aforesaid, together with her Stores, Apparel, Guns and Furniture, unto the Captors thereof, to be distributed and divided as aforesaid.
• VIII. And for the further Encouragement of such Officers, • Seamen and others, who shall actually serve on board any
such • of Her Majesty's Ships of War or Privateers as shall take any
Ship or Ships of War, Privateer or Privateers of the Enemies,' Be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That over and Treasurer of above the aforementioned Encouragement, there Thall be paid by the Navy to the Treasurer of Her Majesty's Navy, upon Bilis to be made pay sl. For every forth by the Commissioners of the Navy, to be paid according to the Course thereof, without Fee or Reward, unto the Officers, from the Enemy.
Slup taken Seamen and others that shall have been actually on board such of Her Majesty's Ship or Ships of War, or Privateer or Privateers, in such Action where such Ship of War or Privateers shall have been so taken from the Enemy, five Pounds for every Man which was living on board fuch.Ship or Ships fo taken at the Beginning of the Engagement between them ; the Numbers of such Men to be proved by the Oaths of three or more of the chief Officers or Men which were belonging to the faid Ship of War or Privateer of the Enemies at the Time of her being so taken as Prize, before the Mayor or other Chief Magistrate at the Port whereunto fuch Prize shall be brought; which Oaths the faid Mayor or other Chief Magistrate of every such Port is hereby impowered and required to administer, and thall forthwith grant. a Certificate thereof, without Fee or Reward, directed to the Commissioners of the Navy; upon producing which Certificate to the Commillioners of Her Majesty's Navy, together with an authentick Copy of the Cone demnation by the High Court of Admiralty, the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Navy, or such Person or Persons as they shall appoint for that Purpose, shall, according to the Course of the Navy, within fifteen Days, make out Bills for the Amount of fuch' Bounty, directed to the Treasurer of the Navy, payable to and divided amongst the Officers, Seamen and others, in Manner, U u 2
Form and Proportion as by Her Majesty's Proclamation to be issued out for that Purpose shall be directed and appointed.
IX. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the AuthoNot to exempt rity aforesaid, That nothing herein contained shall extend or be Prize-Ships or conftrued to extend to exempt any Ships, Goods or MerchanGoods from
dizes which fhall be taken as Prize as aforesaid, from the Payment Payment of Cutomis.
of any Customs or Duties, or from being subject to such Reftrictions and Prohibitions to which the fame now are or shall hereafter be liable by virtue of the Laws and Statutes of this Realm ; but that upon bringing such Goods or Merchandizes into any Port of this Kingdom of Great Britain to unload, such Goods and Merchandizes shall and may be unladen and brought ashore in the Presence of the
Officers of Her Majetty's Customs for such Port, or some of Such Goods tobe them, and put into Her Majesty's Warehouses at such Port, or varehuuled.
such Warehouses as shall be for that Purpose appointed by the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Cuftoms, and there locked up with three Locks, the Key of one of which Locks to be kept by the Collector of Her Majefty's Customs for the said Port, the Key of one other of the faid Locks to be kept by the Comptroller of the Customs for the said Port, and the Key of the other of the said Locks to be kept by an Agent or Person to be employed for that Purpose by the aforesaid Captors, until such Goods or Mer. chandizes can be appraised and fold; for which Purpofe it thall and may be lawful for the Captors or their Agents to bring such Appraisers, Merchants and others, to view, appraise and contract for the same, at all reasonable Times as shall be requisite, and when such Goods and Merchandize shall be sold, before Delivery thereof to the Person or Persons buying the fame, such Person or Persons buying the same shall pay to the Collectors for the Customs and Duties of Excise in such Ports, all such Cuftoms and Duties as shall be then due and payable for such Goods and Merchandize by him or them so bought respectively, and shall be further liable to comply with all such Instructions and Prohibitions as are now or hereafter shall be made concerning such Goods or Merchandize ; any Thing herein contained to the contrary thereof
in any wise notwithstanding. How such Apo
X. And be it furtirer enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That praitements and all Appraisements and Sales of such Ship or Ships, Goods, Wares Sales liiall be
or Merchandizes as shall be so taken, shall be made by Agents or made.
Persons nominated and appointed in equal Numbers by the Commander, Officers or Ship’s Company, and others entitled there. unto, that is to say, That if the Commander or Commanders of fuch Ship or Ships as shall take any such Prize or Prizes, thall nominate and appoint one or more Person or Persons, Agent or Agents, to sell or appraise the same as aforesaid, then the facers entitled thereunto, or the Majority of them, shall nominate and appoint the like Number of Persons or Agents to act for them, and the Ship's Company and others, or the major part of them, Thall also nominate and appoint the fame Number of Persons or Agents to act on their Behalf in such Appraisement or Sale ; any Thing herein contained to the contrary thereof in any wise nota withftanding.
XI. And be it further enacted by the Anthority aforefaid, Notice of Pay. That after the Sale or Sales of such Prize or Prizes as fhall be ment to Cap taken from the Enemy, publicle Notification thall be given by bors, &s,