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manners as the said commissioners shall judge' to be most proper for the purposes aforesaid.

XX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all such chocolate, as (hall or ought to be entred upon or stockhfhaiid bere tne saic* twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven to be brought hundred and twenty four, within the limits of the weekly bills to offices to be of mortality, (hall within fourteen days after the said twenty stamped, viz. fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty weekl^ bins in ^our' anc* a^ chocolate, as shall or ought to be entred upon 14 days after ov before the said twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven *4 June 1724.. hundred and twenty four, in any other part of Great Britain, Chocolate in {^1] within six weeks next after the said twenty fourth day of fix1 weekstS ^ 7une one thousand seven hundred and twenty four, be brought to the respective offices where the fame entries ihall or ought to be made, inclosed and tied up in like manner as is before directed, and shall then have such mark, stamp, impression or device affixed thereon as aforesaid. Chocolate XXL And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,

found un- That from and after the end of the said last mentioned six weeks, stamped in all such chocolate, as (hall be found in the possession or custody cuitody of any Qf any maker or seller of chocolate (other than and except such dealer forfeit- chocoiate> for which the duties granted by this act mall not have been become due or payable) without such mark, stamp, impression or device thereon, shall be forfeited, and such maker or seller of chocolate (hall further forfeit and pay twenty shillings for every pound weight of such chocolate so found in his or her Forfeit of 20s. custody or possession without such mark, stamp, impression or for every device as aforesaid; and all such chocolate as, from and after colTte not the end of the last mentioned six weeks, (hall be found revamped. Cho- moving from one place to another without such mark, stamp, colate found impression or device as aforesaid, shall be forfeited, and may

removing b seized for his Majesty's use, together with the package conwithout stamp, r M J J > » r o

forfeited. taming the same.

For counter- XXII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, feiting such That if any person or persons whatsoever shall at any time counstamp, the ^ terfeit or forge, or cause to be counterfeited or forged, any such P-oiy and to* mark> stamp, impression or device, which shall be provided and suffer 12 made use of in pursuance of this act, or shall utter, vend or sell months impri- any chocolate with such counterfeit mark, stamp, impression or sonment. device thereon, knowing the same to be counterfeit, then every JT c* such person or persons so offending therein, sliallifor every such

i0' L' ^ offence forfeit and lose the sura of five hundred pounds, and also shall be committed to the next county gaol, there to remain for twelve months without bail or mainprize.

XX III. And whereas many of his Majesty s sub j eels have been acChocolate ^ cuftomed, or may be disposed, to make or cause chocolate to be made made in pn-^ n~ot for fiaJCt> or to make any profit thereof but to be consumed in their vate families. prmlie families; for the better accommodation of such persons, it is hereby provided and enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and aster the said twenty fourth day of June

one one thousand seven hundred and twenty four, in case any such Upon three person or persons shall be minded to make any quantity of such ^s notIce chocolate at his, her or their own private house, or any other private persons' place, and shall give notice in writing, under his, her or their permissions to hand or hands, of such his, her or their intention to make such make chocochocolate, to the officer for the said duties hereby set and im- late for private posed, of the division or place in which such chocolate for pri- use only* vate use is intended to be made, by the space of three days at the least, before his, her or their beginning to work or make, or causing to be begun to be worked or made such chocolate, in which notice mall be particularly specified the weight or quantity of cocoa nuts designed to be so made into chocolate, the name or names of the person or persons to be employed in the making or working thereof, and the house or place where the same chocolate is to be so made, then and in every such case such officer or officers shall sign or give a permission in writing, under his or their respective hand or hands, without fee or reward, for the making or working such quantity of chocolate by such person or persons, and at such place or places, as shall be so notified as aforesaid, and such house or place shall not, in respect of the making such chocolate there, be subject or liable to be surveyed, visited or inspected by such officers as aforesaid; any thing in this act before contained to the contrary in any wife notwithstanding.

XXIV". Provided always, and be it further enacted by the But if within authority aforesaid, That in every such case the chocolate so three days af~ made as aforesaid for private use, the person or persons who (hall *er filJlstllIJg work or make the fame, or for whose use the same, (hall be ^totfn-*' worked or made, do and shall, within three days after the finish- tred, brought ing the working or making the quantity of chQColate so permit- to be stamped, ted to be made for private use, make or cause to be made, an an5*dut>* entry on oath with the proper officer before directed to take en- j^feits the^ tries of coffee, tea and chocolate, in the division, district or chocolate, and place, where such chocolate shall be made as aforesaid, of the treble the vawhole quantity of chocolate then made by virtue of such permit, lue* and shall bring or produce, or cause to be brought or produced* all such chocolate so made,, ready wrapt up or inclosed^ as before is directed, to have such mark, stamp, impression or device affixed thereon, and at the same time shall pay, or cause to be paid, the duty hereby imposed for the same chocolate; and that in default of such entry, marking or stamping, and payment of such duties as aforesaid, all such chocolate as shall not be entred, marked or stamped, or for which such duties shall not be paid as aforesaid, shall be forfeited, and the person or persons for whom the fame shall be made, shall forfeit to his Majesty treble* the value thereof.

XXV. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the au- Less than haif thority aforesaid, That no person or persons shall be permitted ^i^ofœ-' to work or make into chocolate, for his, her or their own pri- Coa nuts at vate use, any quantity of cocoa nuts less than half one hundred each time not

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to chocolate weight of cocoa nuts at a time; any thing in this act before confor private tained to the contrary notwithstanding.

• XXVL And for the better securing the inland duties by this

act granted upon coffee and tea fold to be consumed in this kingdom, and upon chocolate which shall be made and sold in Great Britain* by wholesale or retail, and to the intent that the same may not be too burthensome on the importers of such coffee and tea as shall be exported to parts beyond the seas; it is hereby provided and enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and After 24. June after the said four and twentieth day oijune one thousand seven 1724. Coffee, hundred and twenty four, all such coffee, tea and cocoa nuts, tea aij^c°£°a as (hall be imported into the kingdom of Great Britain from any ed to'be en- foreign parts, upon the entry thereof at the custom-house, and tredatthecu- paying or securing the several subsidies and additional imposts* stomhouse, which (hall then remain due thereon, stiall be forthwith carried

warehouse10 a or Put *nt0 ^UC^ ware^ou^e or warehouses as shall be for that provided by purpose provided, at the charge of the respective importer the importer, or importers of such coffee, tea and cocoa nuts, and shall be apand approved proved of by the commissioners of his Majesty's customs, or the kyrs°of cussl°" maJor Part °ftnemr the time being; and the said importer or stomsl CU~ importers thereof shall have power to garble and separate in such warehouses such coffee and cocoa nuts, as hath been usual, to make it merchantable; and the said coffee, tea and cocoa nuts so brought into such warehouse or warehouses, shall notbe taken or carried out thence upon any account whatsoever, o?her than as is herein after mentioned \ that is to fay, such of the said coffee and tea as shall be sold to be consumed in Great Britain^ shall be delivered out of such warehouse or warehouses, upon payment of his Majesty's duties payable by this act for the fame

Of and Tor such part os such coffee and tea as is

soid to be con- coffee, and tea in manner following ; that is to fay, the importer fumed in m or proprietor, or such person or persons as shall be appointed by GreatBritain. him or her, shall for such coffee and tea which shall remain in such warehouse or warehouses within the cities of London or An entry to Westminster* or the weekly bills of mortality, make an entry be made. with t|ie receiver or collector of the said inland duties within the cities of London or Westminster* who shall be appointed to receive the same, of so much coffee or tea as he or she intends to take out of such warehouse^ and pay down in ready money to such The inland receiver or collector the respective inland duties by this act grantduties to be ed, amounting in the whole to two shillings for every pound paid down. weight of coffee, and four shillings for every pound weight of tea: and in all other places of Great Britain the importer or proprietor, or such person or persons as shall be appointed by him or her, shall make such entries at the office for the said inland duties as shall be appointed for that purpose, which shall be nearest to such warehouse or warehouses appointed as aforesaid, and pay down the said inland duties to the collector appointed On producing to receive the fame, and upon producing a warrant or warrants, to the ware- certificate or certificates, signed by such respective collector or rehouse-keeper ceiver (certifying that he has received the said inland duties by .a warrantor, ^ ^ granted) to the respective warehouse-keeper or warecertificate or » y r * househouse-keepers, such warehouse-keeper or warehouse-keepers mail having receiVdeliver out of such warehouse or warehouses so much coffee or ^J^s 'such^ tea, intended for home consumption, as shall be mentioned or warehouseexpressed in such warrant or warrants, certificate or certificates keeper to defefpecfively, to have paid the said inland duties; and therefpec- liver out so tive warehouse-keeper and warehouse-keepers are thereupon tc> And^Vo *ve give to such importers or proprietors a permit or certificate to ac- permi^forfo3 Company such coffee or tea so delivered out, which permit or much, certificate sliall be also signed by an officer attending the said warehouse or warehouses, who shall be appointed by the said Commissioners for the said inland duties, or the major part of them, to prevent the seizing thereof; and as to such cocoa nuts As to cocoa as sriall remain in such warehouse or warehouses, and mall be nuts Intended intended to be taken out of the fame, in order to be made into to be made inchocolate in this kingdom, an entry thereof shall be first made [° thVs^lcin^ by the importer or proprietor, or such person or persons as he ^Qmf the ifke or she shall appoint, with the respective receiver or collector ap- method to be pointed to receive or collect the said inland duties, as a charge observed, upon such importer or proprietor, and also on the buyer of the same, which said receiver or collector respectively, shall certify such entry to the respective warehouse-keeper or warehousekeepers; and upon such certificate the quantity of cocoa nuts mentioned therein, shall be delivered out of such warehouse or warehouses accordingly, with a permit or certificate, signed by the officer for the said inland duties at such warehouse, to be delivered to the officer of the said inland duties by this act granted, of the division or place to which such cocoa nuts are intended to be carried, to the intent that the fame officer may take the fame into flock; and as to such part of the said coffee, tea'g ^ and cocoa nuts, as shad be intended for exportation to parts ^h cofke beyond the seas, the fame mall be delivered out of such ware- tea and cocoa house or warehouses unto the importers, or such buyers or other nuts in such persons as such importers shall appoint in that behalf, upon suf- warehouses as ficient security to be first given to his Majesty, his heirs and sue- 5^^^^ cessors, which security the commissioners of the customs for the is to be deli-* time being, or such officer or officers of the customs as they, or vered out npthe major part of them sliall from time to time appoint, are on sufficient hereby required and impowered to take, that the same, and ^o^and^not" every part thereof, sliall be exported, and not relanded in Great reland the Britain^ which said securities (hall be discharged without fee or same, reward, upon certificate returned or produced to the commissioners of the customs, or such officer or officers as aforesaid, imder the common seal of the chief magistrate in any place or gu hfecur- •„ places beyond the seas, of under the hands and seals of two ^5. ^{?nhes known British merchants then being at such place or places, that charged on such coffee, tea or cocoa nuts were there landed, or upon proof certificate, by credible persons, that such coffee, tea or cocoa nuts were taken by enemies, or perished in the seas, the examination and proof thereof being left to the judgment of the said commission-' ers of the customs for the time being. XXVIL And for .preventing ail clandestine importing or L 2 bringing

Coffee, tea or bringing in of coffee, tea or cocoa nuts into this kingdom of cocoa nuts Great Britain, be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, imported, not on* .. T C C I I i- • i ^ ultidlu'

so entred and Tnat li any person or persons, bodies politick or corporate, brought to from and after the said four and twentieth day of June one thousuch ware- sand seven hundred and twenty four, shall import or bring any KU(ea ka^e coffee> tea or cocoa nutS (which ought to be secured in&such thereof, and 'warehouse as aforesaid) into Great Britain, and shall not make horsesimploy- due entries thereof, and bring the fame into the said warehouse £d in carrying or warehouses as aforesaid, the same shall be and is hereby adthereof, may judged to be clandestinely run, and unlawfully imported, and - ejze' the fame (hall and may be seized by any officer or officers of the customs, or for the said inland duties hereby granted ; and such person or persons, or bodies politick or corporate offending therein, (hall forfeit and lose all the coffee, tea and cocoa nuts so clandestinely run, or unlawfully imported, together with the canisters, bags, casks or other vessels or things containing the fame, and the horses, carts and other carriages made use of in the carrying of the same. Upon disputes XXVIII. Provided always, and it is hereby further enacted ot paying or by the authority aforesaid, That if any dispute shall arise whenot paying t^er the customs or inland duties payable for any coffee or tea, ^oerfto^i* on or t^ie customs for any cocoa nuts, which shall be seized in purtheciaimer. suance of this act, have been duly paid, or that the fame or any part thereof have been condemned as forfeited, the proof thereof shall lie upon the owner or claimer thereof, or the person or persons on whom the fame shall be found, and not on theofficer.

XXIX. And for preventing the clandestine carrying the said coffee, tea or cocoa nuts out of the said warehouses, be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the keeper or keepers of Every ware- tne warehouse and warehouses, who mall be appointed by house keeper the commissioners of his Majesty's customs, and the person or tokeepabook persons, who shall be appointed by the commissioners of the for entnng all fa\d inland duties granted by this act to attend the laid refpecancTall carried ^ve warehouses, (hall each of them keep fone or more book or our> and to books, wherein they shall respectively and separately fairly enter transmit ac- in writing an exact, particular, and true account of all coffee, counts. tea ancj cocoa nuts, which from time to time shall be brought

into and carried out of the respective warehouse or warehouses, to which he or they mall respectively belong, and the days and times when the fame shall be so brought in and carried out, and how much thereof was delivered out to be consumed and spent in Great Britain, and. how much for exportation, and the names of the respective person or persons, to whom or for whose use the same was delivered out, and shall at the end of every six At the end of months, or oftner, if required, transmit in writing an account every sir. thereof upon oath to the respective commissioners of the customs,; inonths, or and fQV |niancj duties hereby granted for the time be

{°°hcd ing' under whom they respectively serve, together with an ex

<iaUv'' act account of how much sliall be remaining in the respective

warehouse or warehouses to which they respectively belongs and

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