December 17th

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December 17th

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Downing Street
17 Dec’ 1813

Sir,
"..." the honor to transmit to you the _____ of a letter from ________ ______, including an order _____ by his Royal Highness the Prince _____ in Council on the 30th ______, _____ the Importation and Exportation of Grain and _____, the articles _____ _____ ______ and from this majority ______ ______ in the West Indies, and the ______ of South America, subject to the _____ ______and the ______ thereby improved. ______ to derive that you will cause the _____ order to the duly observe within the Colony under your Government.
____the _____ the
Sir




Islands, Colonies, Lands and Territories respectively, into which importation as aforesaid shall be made, of Rum and Molasses, and of any other articles, goods and commodities whatsoever, except Sugar, Indigo, Cotton Wool, Coffee and Cocoa; provided always that such articles so to be imported shall be of the growth or produce of the Country to which the Ship or Vessel importing the same shall belong; provided also that such Ships or Vessels shall duly enter into, report and deliver their respective Cargoes, and reload at such Ports only where regular Custom-houses shall have been established. But it is His Royal Highness’s Pleasure nevertheless, and His Royal Highness in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, and by and with the advice aforesaid, is further pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, that nothing herein before contained shall be construed to permit the importation of Corn, Grain, Meal, Flour, Bran, Biscuit, Pulse, Rice, Horses, Mules, neat Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, or any other species of live stock and live provisions into any of the said Islands, Lands or Territories in which there shall not be at the time when such articles shall be brought for importation the following duties on such articles being of the growth or produce of the United States of America, namely:-
Current Money
of Jamaica
On Wheat Flour per barrel, not weighing more than one hundred and ninety six
pounds net weight………………………………………………………………..0 6 8
On Bread or Biscuit of Wheat Flour or any other grain, per barrel, not weighing
More than one hundred pounds net weight……………………………………...0 3 4
On Bread, for every hundred pounds made from Wheat, or any other grain
whatever, imported in bags or other packages than barrels, weighing as __________________________________..........................................................0 3 4
On Flour or Meal made from Rye, Pease, Beans, Indian Corn, or other grain than wheat, per barrel, not weighing more than one hundred and ninety-six pounds…………...0 3 4
On Pease, Beans, Rye, Indian Corn, Callivancies or other grain, per bushel…..0 0 10

On Rice for every one hundred pounds net weight…………………………….0 3 4
And so in proportion for a less or larger quantity.
Horses, neat Cattle or other live stock, for every one hundred pounds of the value
Thereof, at the port or place of importation…………………………………10 0 0

And His Royal Highness the Print Regent, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Majesty’s Privy Council, is further pleased to order, and doth hereby order, that, notwithstanding anything hereinbefore contained, the said permission and authority to Import and Export, shall cease and determine, or be varied or altered, before the expiration of the abovementioned period of Twelve Months, at the expiration of Six Months after notification in the London Gazette of any Order of His Royal Highness, by and with the advice of His Majesty’s Privy Council, for revoking, varying, or altering such permission or authority, or shall cease and determine at the expiration of Six Months, after the ratification of a definitive treaty of peace.

(Signed) CHETWYND








PRESENT,
His Royal Highness the Prince Regent in Council,
WHEREAS by an Act made and passed in the Forty-sixth Year of His Majesty’s Reign, intitled, “An Act for authorizing His Majesty in Council to allow during “the present War, and for six Months after the ratification of a definitive Treaty of “Peace, the importation and exportation of certain goods and commodities in Neutral “Ships, into and from His Majesty’s Territories in the West Indies and Continent of “South America,” It was enacted, that from and after the passing of the said Act, it should and might be lawful for His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, by and with the advice of his and their Privy Council, to permit or to authorize the Governors of the said Islands and Territories, in such manner and under such restrictions, ad to His Majesty, by and with the advice of his Privy Council should seem fit, to permit, when the necessity of the case should appear to His Majesty, with the advice of His Privy Council to require it, from time to time during the present War, and for six months after the ratification of a definitive Treaty of peace, the importation into, and the exportation from, any Island in the West Indies( in which description the Bahama Islands and the Bermuda or Somer Islands are included) or any Lands or Territories on the Continent of South America, to His Majesty belonging, of any such articles, foods and commodities, as should be mentioned in such orders of His Majesty in Council__ Council in ____ ____ _____ ______ ____ the Subjects of any State in amity with His Majesty, in such manner as His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, by and with the advice aforesaid should direct, provided such Ships or Vessels should duly enter into, report, and deliver their respective cargoes, and reload at ____ Ports only where regular Custom-houses should have been established. And, whereas it appears at present, to be necessary to permit for a limited time subject to be sooner terminated, varied, or altered as herein after provided, the importation into, and exportation from, the Islands and Territories of His Majesty in the West Indies (including the Bahama Islands and the Bermuda or Somer Islands) and the Lands and Territories on the Continent of South America, to His Majesty belonging, of certain articles, goods, and commodities herein after mentioned, in any Ships or Vessels belonging to the subjects of any State in amity with His Majesty; His Royal Highness the Prince Regent is thereupon pleased, in the name and on the behalf His Majesty, and by and with the advice of His Majesty’s Privy Council, to order, and doth hereby order, that the Governors and Lieutenant-Governors of His Majesty’s Islands and Colonies in the West Indies, (in which description the Bahama Islands and the Bermuda, or Somer Islands are included) and of any Lands or Territories on the Continent of ASouth America, to His Majesty belonging, and each and every such Governors and Lieutenant-Governors shall be authorized, and they and each and every one of them, are hereby authorized to permit for Twelve Months from the date hereof, subject to be sooner terminated, varied and altered, as in herein after provided in any Ships or Vessels belonging to the Subjects of any State in amity with His Majesty, the importation into the said Islands, Colonies, Lands and Territories respectively, of Corn, Grain, Meal, Flour, Bran, Biscuit, Pulse, Rice, Horses, Mules, neat Cattle, Sheep, Hogs and every other species of live stock and live provisions; and also the exportation from the said Islands.









COUNCIL-OFFICE, WHITEHALL
6th December, 1813

S: R,

I herewith transmit to you an Order of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent is Council, permitting the Importation and Exportation of Grain, and certain other articles of provision, &c, into and from His Majesty’s Islands in the West Indies and the Territories on the Continent of South America, in Vessels belonging to States in amity with His Majesty, to be in force during Twelve Months, subject to be sooner terminated, varied or altered; and I am to desire that you will lay the said Order before Earl Bathurst, that his Lordship may cause the same to be transmitted to the Governors of His Majesty’s said Islands and Territories accordingly.


I am,

&c, &c, &c
(Signed) CHETWYND






File #58: “IMAG0161.PDF”
___ 17th December 1813.
Earl _____, enclosing order in Council to ____ a Trade between the British Islands ____ America under certain restrictions ___ ___

No. 18. ________

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