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change is visible since the period of this Woondock's arrival. But I am convinced, that the ruling passions of the Burmese are those of patriotism and loyalty, 1 would say, they would willingly join any party, to be from Tharrawaddie's Government." " " * “But for the salutary check of the advice of the more moderate of his court, I believe, the King would long since have broken out in open war. He believes his star to be in the ascendant; perhaps, believes himself destined to expel us out of India. At all events, he cannot know how far Providence is in his favour, till he has a quarrel with us, an event which he seems to covet rather than to dread.” Coal has been found, in large quantities in Mergui. the George swixton struck by light NINo.—On the 23d of May, the George Swinton, was struck by lightning, by which the fore-royal and top-masts were shattered, but her gallant and lower masts escaped with little damage. No person on board was injured. The vice Roy of RANgoon.-Accounts from Rangoon mention that the viceroy of that place begins to manifest a better feeling towards the English residents there. The shoe-order has been restored to its former footing at the top of the stairs, or at some other respectful distance from “the presence.” The viceroy has also abolished or modified the orders in respect to head-coolies, which will probably remove some vexations, attending unloading and loading vessels. But the most remarkable act of the Rangoon viceroy is, that he has lately decided receiving a handsome and valuable present from an European merchant, who had the honour of an audience soon after the shoeorder was rescinded. SINGAPOR.E. piracy.—We have advices from Singapore to the 10th May, but there seems nothing of importance stirring at that settlement. Piracy, however, continues to flourish. A most barbarous act of piracy and murder was committed on the crew of a small boat consisting of four Chinese, all mere lads, on their way from Rhio to Singapore. At the entrance of the Straits of Rhio, in the vicinity of the Pan Shoal, she was set upon by a sampan containing six Malays, who boarded her and butchered in cold blood, three of the poor Chinese, apparently with no other object than to gratify their diabolical cruelty, as there was nothing for them to plunder ; the other was left on board cruelly mangled, and weltering in blood, and probably owes the preservation of his life to the belief of the savaged that he was also dead. He was three days in the most deplorable condition, sufsering from his wounds, and subsisting on the leaves of trees growing on the beach, towards which he had contrived to paddle his boat, when he was fortunately fallen in with by a sampan pukat, and taken to Singapore, where his wounds have been attended to. Destruction of PIRATEs.-The Diana steamer was on the 18th of May, off Tringganu, in company with her Majesty's sloop Wolf, engaged in action with a fleet of six large Illanoon pirate prahus, as they were in action with and nearly capturing a junk that had sailed a few days before from Singapore laden with a valuable cargo for China.-It appears from Captain Congalton's account, that the pirates were discovered about 9 o'clock in the forenoon by the Wolf, as they were attempting to enter Tringganu road, were she was then lying at anchor; but on perceiving her they stood out to sea and attacked the junk under sail some miles distant. The Wolf instantly got underweigh, but without her armed boats or the gun-boats attached to her, which had been ordered to a neighbouring island in quest of another fleet of pirates that were reported to have committed depredations upon some Tringganu. The steamer was seen from the Wolf to the northword at about noon, when Captain Stanley immediately despatched his gig and jolly boat to her, well armed and manned with

directions to Captain Congalton to down to the junk ; but it was not until half past 4 o'clock, that the steamer thus reinforced, reached the pirates, who were then a little astern of the junk, and repeatedly fired on her as she neared them. As soon, however, as she took a position, she poured in such a murderous fire on each of the prahus that their decks were soon cleared, and on a breeze springing up five of them hoisted sail, leaving their commodore in the large prahu to continue the action. She was, however, soon silenced, boarded, and brought astern of the Diana pass sunset; but finding she was in a sinking state, Captain Congalton cut the tow rope and left her to her fate aster, taking out the prisoners, while the Diana proceeded in chace of her consorts; but they escaped with the darkness of the night, aided by some squally weather that followed. There was no doubt, from the severe manner in which they were mauled by the Diana, that these prahus will never again be fit for sea, and that the remainder of their crews have had an awful lesson for their temerity, nearly one hundred and forty having been killed and wounded, and thirty taken prisoners out of three hundred and sixty, the number which the fleet is stated to have been composed of. The prahus were from fifty to sixty feet in length, each mounted with a long 4-pounder and numerous swivels, in addition to muskets, blunderbusses, spears, &c.

The Wolf returned into harbour on the 2d of June, having left her armed boats, together with the gun-boats belonging to the station, to prosecute search after the prahus which escaped in the rencontre. On the day following that occurrence, the Wolf was joined by the boats, (which had been absent on a cruize to some islands on the coast) and were instantly despatched in pursuit by Captain Stanley, with orders to proceed in the direction of the Redang islands to which it was considered likely the pirates would resort for the purpose of refitting"; the boats of the Wolf having, on a previous visit to this islands, discovered traces of a piratical rendezvous at that place, with docks for laying up the prahus, &c. As the piratical fleet was in a manner cut off from the main land, besides being at the same time in too disabled a state to permit of their continuing their course homeward, there seems every probability of the expedition of the boats to the Redang islands being attended with success. The only probability against it, in the minds of those who were present at the encounter, and witnessed the crippled condition of the prahus that escaped, is, that they all went down during the tempestuous night which succeeded the engagement.


Files of Canton papers to the 20th May, have been received during the month.

The creditors of Hing Tai have determined on memorializing the home Government respecting the postponement of the settlement of their claims by the Cohong.

The opium trade still continues much embarrassed, and scarcely a prospect of improvement. The advices from Pekin are very unfavorable to the probability of any legislative interference to protect the importation.

Captain J. T. Lancaster, formerly of the Caledonia, Bombay ship, lately of the Agnes, at Lintin, in consequence of the difficulties of a situation in which it devolved on him to keep many and complicated accounts, to which he had been hitherto a stranger, and which had for some time irritated his mind, and induced him to believe that he could not give satisfaction to his employers—an impression which was not sounded on fact, his owners being, on the contrary, perfectly contented with his management ; became unsettled in his mind and a fever with which he was afflicted during the last three days of his life, probably assisted in subverting his reason altogether, and on the 10th of March, he went on shore at Lintin, proceeded inland and blew out his brains.


The 20th Doce MBER, 1837.

he following Regulation, made by the Hon’ble Court of 1)irectors, under the authority given to them by the Act of the 37th George I I I. Cap. 17, is published for general information, by the Oriers of the Hon'ble the President of the Council of India in Got; neii :

whereas by a Roonlation for rescinding and re. enacting with modi, cosions the provisions contained in Reenlation VII 18 is, for regulating the Trade of Foreign Nations with the Perts and settlements of the British Nation in the East (niia, made and pass d by the Court of Directors of the East India Countyany on the l oth of An oust 1810 and which was prom looted by the Governor General in Council on the 16th January is 30, by the Governor in Council of Fort Lt. George on the 34 of June is 31, and by the Governor in Council of Bombay, on the 31st of March 1830, it was declared.

1st That Foreign European Ships belonging to any State or

county whether having a Setlement of its own in the East Indies or not, and Ships belonging to the Empire of Brazil so long as such States, Countries, and Empire resp ctively shouid remain in amit v with His \lajesty, might freely enter the British Sea Ports and Harbours in the East I adies, whether came directly from there own country, or from any of the Ports or Places in the East In lies, they should be hospitally recio ved, and

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ordered, that the Act be promulgated for general information. Act No. I. of 1838.

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should have liberty to tra e there in Imports and Expor s con
formable to the Regulations established in stich places, provided
that it should not be lawful for the said Ships, in time of War
between the British Government and any State or Power whate.
ver, to export fom the sail British Territories, without the special
permission of the British Government, any military Stores or
Noval stores, Saltpetre or Grain. The said Shius might also be
cleared out for any Port or Place in the East Indies, h it if cic red
out for Eurone, or for any port in the Empire of B. azii, they
s intill be cleared out direct sor the country to which such Ship-
should respectively belong.
2.11y. That the Trade between the British Possessions in India
and the Unite states of America should be continued to “e regu.
lated by the Convention of Commerce between Great firilian and
the United States of America, signed at Loudon the 3d day of
July 1 s 15.
3dy That nothing in the said togulation should be censtruc.
te, t , affect the provision a contained in the then existing ste - a.
! stions for defining the duties to which the trade of Foreign Nation
was and shoul, he subject at the Ports and settle neuts of the
British Nation in the East Indies,
An i whereas doubts have arisen how far the terms of the said
recited it egulation wootid permit any Foreign ships to carry
Goods, not thir original Co go, sron one Port to another, or to
carry on the coasting or country trade.
And where as it is expedient that such doubts should be remo-
ved, and also that the liberty of trading with the said Ports and
settlements should be extended to the Ships of some Foreign
Countries not one at oned in tho said to egon'ation, the Court of Dr
tors of the said to on pany by virtue of the powers granted to th
by the Act passed in the 37th year of the Reign of His lat". Majes.
ty King George the Third, entitled “An Act for reolating the
trade to be carriod on with the British Possessions in India by
th.. ships of Nation in annity with his Majesty, have rescinded
*, much of the said regulation as is hereintefore recited, and
in lieu there of hawc framed the following Regui to on.
For ign ships belonging to any State or ountry in Europe or
in Aunerica, so long as suell states or Countries respect-vely re-
main in am : y with His Majesty, may freely enter the British Sea
Ports and Harbours in the East Indies, whether they come direct-
ly from their own Country or from any other place, and shall be
there hospitably received. And such ships sh ll have liberty to
import into such sea Ports from their own respective Countries
Goods the produce of their Countries ; and to export Goods from
such Sea Ports to any Foreign Coantry whatever, conformably to
the Regulat eas established or to be established, in such Sea Ports,
Provided, that it shall not be lawful for the said Ships. in time of
war between the British Government and any Sta e or Power
whatsoever, to export from the said British Territori-s, without the
special permission of the British Government, any Military or
Naval Stores, saltpetre or Grain ; nor to receive Goods on boart
at one British Port of India to be conveyed to another British Port
of India on Frieght or otherwise ; but nevertheirss the original
inward Cargoes of such Ships may be discharged at different,
British Ports, and the outward Cargoes of such Ships may be lauen
at different British Porfs, for their Foreign destinations.

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The 31, JANuARY, 1838° The following Act is passed by the Hon'ble the President of the council of India in Council on the 3d January loo. with the of the Right Hon’ble the Governor General of India, which has been read and recorded.

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preceding sections of this act shall be construe 1 to prevent the
iev, of any town duty, or of any nunicipal tax, or of any to or
any bridze, road canal, or causeway for repair and in intenance of
the same ; or of any fee for tue erectiou and maintenance of
light hous-s. -
IV An i it is hereby enacted, th it duties of customs shall be
levied on gnols imported by sea into any niace in the territories
subordin use to the Government of the presidency of Bombav, aster
the said 15th Ianuary next, accor-in; to the rates specified in
sche ule A annexed to this act, and with the exceptions specified
therein, an I the sul school tile with the notes attached thereto
shall be taken to be a part of this act.
v. it is hereby rurther enacted, that duties of customs shall be
levied up on country goods exported by sea from any ports f the
Bombay presidency atter the said 15 h Janury uext, according
to, the rates specified in schedule B, annexed to this act, with the
exceptions therein specified, and the sai'i sche sule with the notes
attache thereto shall also be taken to be a port of this act.
VI Provided, however, that the ships of any European nation
having firman privileges in the port of Storat, shall not be subject
to further duties of import or export than may be prescribed by
their firinons respectively, any thing in the schedules or i , this
act notwithstatising.
VI An i it is her by enacted. that duties of customs shall be
levied o gonds on sing by land in o or out of foreixa European
settlements, situated on the line of coast within the limits of th:
presidency of Bombav, at the states pres cribed in the schedules
of this act, for goods imported or exported on foreign bottoms
at any British port in that presidency.
VIII. And it is hereby enactel. that it shall he lawful for the
Governor in Council of the preside of Bomb y to declare by
notice to be published in the (; zette of that presidency, that the
territory of any notive chies, not subject to the juris lic ion of the
courts and civil autherities of that presidency shall be deemed to
be foreign territory, and to declare goods passing into or out of
such territory liable either to the duty fixe for British freign bot.
toms or as the sail Governor in Council may think fit.
IX. And it is her by enacted, that for the levy of duties of
customs as above proviţeit on goods exported by land to or
imported how land from someh foreign territories custerns,
may he established at such places as inay b - d. termine i by the
said Governor in Conncil, and every officer at every such chokee
shall have power to detain goods passing into or out of any such
foreign territory, an to exnnine and ascertain the quantities and
kinds thereof, and such goods shall not b : allowed to poss across
the frontier line out of or into the territory of the East India
Company until the owner or p rson in charge thereofsis on pro-
duce and deliver a certificate showing that the custons duty levi-
able the eupon has been paid in full.
X. And it is hor, by enacted, that it shall be lawful for the said
Governor in Council to appoit,t such olicers as he inay think fit
to re. money on account of customs duties and grant
certificates of 'the payment thereof, and that such a certificate
being deliver, d to any chokee officer shall entitle goods to cross
the frontier into or out of the East India company's territories,
provided titat the goods correspond in doscription with the speci-
fication thereof contained in such certificate, and that the certi-
‘icate shew the entire amount of duty leviable on those goods to
have been duly paid. And if upon examinatien the goods brought
to any chookee be found not to correspond with the specification.
entered in the certifi ate presented with the same, the difference
shall be noted on the face of the certificate, and if the payment of
duty certified therein shall not cover the entire aunount of duty

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leviable on the goods as ascertained at such examination, the goods shall be detained intil a further certificate for the difference shall be produced XI. And it is hereby enacted, that the said Governor in council shall give public notice in the Official Gazette of the presidency of Bombay of the appointment of every, officer appointed to re ceive customs duties on goods crossing the land frontier of the said foreign territories, and the officers so appointed shall on receipt of money tendered as customs duty be bound to give to any merchant or other person applying for the same a certificate of payment, and to enter there in the specification of goods with the values and description thereof according to the statement fur. mished by the person so applying, provided only, that the proper duty levi ble thereupon according to the descriptions and values stated, be covered by the payment made. XII. And it is hereby enacted, that no certificate shall be received at any chokee that shall bear date more than thirty d ovs before the date when the goods arrive at the chokee Provided however, that any person who has taken out a certificate from any anthorized receiver of customs du ies shall at any time within the said period of thirty days on satisfying such receiver that such certificate has not been used and on delivering up the original be entitled to receive a renewed certificate, with a fresh date, without further payment of duty. XIII. And it is hereby enacted, that it shall he lawful for the said Governor in council to prescribe by public notice in the Official Gazette of the Presidency of Bombay by what routes Gods stall be allowed to pass into or out of any such foreign territory, as is described in sections VII and VIII of this Act and after such notice shall be given, goods which may be brought to any chokee established on other routes or passes than those so I. shall, if provided with a certificate, be sent back, and f not provided with a certificate shall be detained and shall be liable to confiscation by the ollector of customs, unless the person in charge thereof shall be able to satisfy the said colloc. tor that his carrying them by that route was from iguorance or accident. XIV And it is hereby enacted, that goods which may be passed

or which an attempt may by made to pass cross any frontier'

guarded by chokees between sunset and sunrise, or in a clandes tine manner, shall be seszed and confiscited.

XV. And it is hereby enacted, that any chokee officer who skali p rinit goods to pass across the frontier when not covered by a sufficient certificate, or who shall permit goods to pass by any prohibited tonte, shall be liable on conviction, before thc collector of customs, to imprisonment for a term not exceed. ing 6 months, and to a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees, commutabe ; if not paid to imprisonment for a further perio of six months.

XVI. And it is hereby enacted, that if any chokee officer shall needlessly and vexatiousl injure goods under the pretence of examination, or in the course of his examination or shall wrong fully detains goods for which there shall be produced a sufficient oertificate such officer shall, on conviction before the Collector of customs, or before any magistrate or joint magistrate, be liable to imprisonment for a tern not exceeding six months and to fine not exceeding five hundred rupees, com. mutable if not paid to imprisonment for a further period of six mnonths.

XV11. And it is hereby enacted, that all goods imported by sea into any port of the Presidency of Bombay from any Foreign Furopean settlement in India, or sron any Native State, the Inland trade of which has been decla ed by the Governor in Council of the Presidency of Bombav, under Section VIII of this Regulation, to be subject to the duties levied on foreign by troms, shall be liable to the same duties as are imposed by Schedule A on imports on foreign bottoms.

XV, 11. And it is hereby enacted, that no goo's whatsoever entered in either of the Schedules of this Act, as liable to duty, shall be exempted from the payment of such duty or of any part thereof except under special order from the Governor in council of the presidency of Bonbay, Provided always, that it shall and may be lawful for the collecter of customs, or other officer in charge of a Custom House to pass free of duty any baggage in actual use at his direction, and if any person shall apply to have coods passed as such baggage the collector acting under the orders of the Government shall determine whether they be baggage in actual use or goods subject to duty under the provisions of this act. XIX Provided alwuys, that when goods are immorted at any port of the Bombay presidency from any other port in that presidency under certisivate that the export duty specified in Sche. dule B, has been duly paid thereon, or that there has been a r, export, and that the import duty specified in shedule A has been duly paid, the said goods shall be admitted to free entry XX Provided also, that when duties of customs shall have been paid on any goods at any port in any part of the territories of the East Iadia company not subje, t to the presidency of 'Bombay, and when such goods shall subsequentiy be imported at any port of the p esidency of Hombay, credit shall be given at such last mentioned port for the sum that may be proved by the production of due certificates to have been so paid. XXI. And it is hereby enacted, that it shall be lawful for the Governor in council of the presidency of Bombay from time to time, by notice in the Official Gazete of that Presidency, to fix a value for any article or number of articles liable to advalorem duty, aud the value so fixed for such articles shall still altered by a similar

notice, be taken to be the value of such articles for the purpose of levying duty on the same, XXII, And it is hereby enacted, that when goods liable to duty for which a value has not been fixed by such a notice as is above directed. or for which a fixed duty has not been declared by the schedules annexed to this act, are brou ht to any Custom House in the presidency of Bombay, for the purpose of being passed for importation or exportation, the duty leviable on such goods shall be levied advalorem, that is to say, ac: cording to the market value of such goods at the place 3nd time of importation or exportation as the case may be. XXIII And it is hereby enacted, that the market value for assessment of duties on advaloren goods shall be declared by the owner, consignee or exporter, or by the agent or factor for any of these respectively, upon the face of the application to be given in by him in writing for the passing of the goods through the Custom House, and the value so declared shall include the packages of materials in which the goods are contained, an the application shall truly set for th the name of the ship in which the goods have been imported or are to be exported, the name of the master of the said ship, tho colours under which the said ship sails, the number, dese ipt on, marks, and contents of the packages and the country in which the goods were preduced. xxiv. And it is hereby enacted, that every such declaration when duly signed seall be submitted to the officer of customs appointed to appraise goods at the Custom House. and is it shall appear to him that the same is correct he shall connte sign it as aimited ; but if any part or the whole of the goods shall stern to hin to be underwahred in such declaration, he shall report the same to the collector of customs who shall have power to take the goods of any part thereof as purchased for the Government at the price so doc ared, and whenever the collector of customs shall so take goods for the Government paymeut therof shall be made to the consignee or importer, it the goods be imported within fifteen days from the date of the declaration, the amount of import duty leviable thereon being fitit deducted, and if the goods be intended for exportation the enure value as declared shall be paid without deduction on arconnt of customs duty. XXV. And it is hereby enacted that it shall be lawful for the Governor Countil of the presidency of Bombay to deciate by public notice in the Official Gazette of that presidency what places within the same shall be ports for the landing and shipment of merchandise, and any Goods that may be landed, or which an attempt mav be made t , land at any other port than such as o shall he so declared shall be seized and confiscated. XXV1 And it is hereby enacted, that when any vesssel shall arrive in any port of the presid—ncy of Bombay, the master shall deliver a true manifest of the cargo on board made out according to the form annexed to this Act and marked C, to the first person duly empowered to rec -ive such manifest that may come on b ard, and if no such person shall have come on bourd before the anchor of the said vessel is dropped then the manifest shall be forwarded to land on board of the first boat that leaves the vessel afler droping anchor, and is the port be up a river or at a distance from the sand first made, then it shall be lawful for the said Governor in conncil, by an order published in the official Gazette of the presidency. to fix a place in any such river or port beyond which place it shall not be lawful for any inward bound essel, except such country craft as are described in srction LI and Ll I of this act to pass until the master shall have forwarded in such menner as may be ordered by the said Governor in council such a manifest as is required by this act. XXVII. And it is hereby enacted, that if the marisest so deli. vered by the master shall not contain a full and true specification of all the goods imported in the vessel the said master shall be liable to a fine of one thousand rupees, and any goods or packages that may be found on board in excess of the manifest so deliver. ed, or differing in quality or kind or in marks and numbers from the specification contained the rein shall be liable to be seized by any customs officer aud confiscated, or to be charged with such increased duties as may be determined by the collector of customs under the orders of Government. XXVIII. And it is hereby enacted, that if any inward bonnd vessel shall remain out side or below the place that may be fixed by the said Governor in council for the first delivery of manifests, the master shall deliver a manifest as thereinbefore prescribed, to the first person duly en powered to receive such manifest bat may come on board and if any vessel entering a port for which there is a Custom House established, shall lie at anchor therein for the space of twenty-four hours the master whereof shall refuse to deliver the said manifest in the manner above prescribed, he shall for such refusal be liable to fine not exceeding one thousand rupees, and no entry or port clearance shall be given sor such vessel until the fine is paid. XXIX And it is her, by enacted, that no vessel shall be allowed to break bulk until a manifest as required by this aet, and another copy there of to be presented at the time of applying tor eutry inwards is so required by the collector of customs shall have been received by the said rollector. nor until order shall have been given by the said collector for the discharge of the cargo, and that the said collector inay further refuse to give such order if he shall sce fit until any port clearances cocketts or other papers known to be granted at the places from which the vessel is so ated to have come shall likewise be delivered to run. XXX. And it is hereby enacted, that no goods shall be al

lowed to leave any vessel or to be put on board thereof until

entry of the vessel shall have been given du'y made on the Custom House of the port, and until order shall have been given for dis. charge of the cargo thereof as above provided, and it shall be the duty of every customs officer to seize as contraband any goods which have been removed or put on board of any vessel in contra: vention of the above provision, or which any attempt shall have been made to remove from or to put on board of any vessel in contravention of the above provision. And after entry of the vessel at the Custon House in due form such part of the cargo as may not be declared for re exportation in the same vessel shall be sent to land and export cargo shall be laden on board according to the forms ahd rules that may be prescribed for the port by this act, or by oriter of the Gevernor in Council of the presidency of Bombay, and of an attempt be made to land or put on board goods or merchandize in contravention of the sorins and rules so prescribed the goods shall be liable to seizure and confiscation XXXI. And it is hereby enacted, that if goods entered in the mauifest of a vessel shall not be found on board that vessel, or if the quantity found be short and the deliciency be not duly accounted for, or if goods sent out of the vessel be not landed at the Custom House, or at such other place as the collector of customs shall have prescribed. the naster shall be liable to a pe. nalty not exceeding five hundred rupees for every missing or deficient pockage of unknown value, and for twice the amount of duty chal geable on the goods deficient and unaccounted for, if the duty can be ascerained. Provided however, that nothing herein contained shall he construed to prevent the Collector of customs from permiting at his discretion the master of any ves. sel to amend obvious erro s or to supply oinis ious from accident or inadvertence by furnishing an amended or supplemental manifest. XXXII. And it is hereby enacted, that there shall in every port of the Bombay presidency be one or more places appointed for the landing and shipment of goods, and goods shall not be landed at any other place without the special order in writing of the collector of customs for the port, and if any goods be landed, of an attempt be ma se to land any goods at any other than the said authorized places without such order they shall be seized and confiscated. XXXIII. And it is hereby cnacted, that if the Governor in council shall see fit for the security of customs at any port to m intain special establishments of boats for the landing and shipping of merchandize, or to license and register the cargo boats plying in any ports than after due notificatiou thereof, it shall not be lawsul for any person to convey goods to or fron any vessel, in such port otherwise than in the boats so authorized and prescribed, except under special permit from the collector of customs at the port, and any goods that may be sound on board of other boats than those so authorized for the port shall be liable to be seized by any officer of customs and shall be liable to confiscation. XXXIV. And it is hereby enaated, that when the Governor in council of the presidency of Bombay shall see fit to maintain at any post an estaulishment of.officers to be sent on board of vessels to watch their unlading and lading, then after due not fication shall have been given that such establishment is so men. tianru at any port the collector of customs at that port shall have power at his discretion to send one or more officers of such es tablishment to renain on board of auy uessel in such port by night and by day until the vessel shall leave the port or it shall be otherwise ord red by the collector XXXV. And it is hereby enacted that any master of such vessel at such port who shall refuse to receive such oilicor with one servant on board when such officer shall be so deputed as above provided, or shall not aft rô such officer and such servant suitable shelter and accornmodation while on board, and likewise furnish them with a due allowance of fresh water it necessary and with the means of cooking on board, shall be lia. ble to fine nat exceeding the sum of one hundred rupees for each day during which such olicer and servant shall not be received and provided with suitable shelter and accommodation. XXXVI. And it is hereby enacted, that whenever a collector of customs shall see cause to direct that auy vessel shall be searched he shall issue his warrant or written order for such search addressed to any officer under his authority and upon production of such order the officer bearing it shali be compe. tent to require any cabins, lockers, or bulkheads to be opened in his presence, and if they be not opened upon his requisition to break the same open, and any goods that may be found concealed, and that shall not be only accounted for to the sa, tisfaction of the collector of customs shall bo liable to confisca tion and any master or person in charge of a vessel, who shall resist such oilicer orirefuse to allow the vessel to be s arched when so or dered by the collector of customs, shall be liable upou conviction for every such offence to a fine of one thousan rupees. XXXVII. And it is hereby enacted, that every master of a vessel who shall remove from such vessel or put ou board there. of any goods, or cause or suffer any goods to be removed from thence or put on board thereof between sun-set and sun-rise or on any day when the Custom House is closed for business without leave in writing obtained from the collector of customs, shall be punished with a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees. XXXVIII. And it is hereby enacted, that no cargo boat, laden with goods intended for exportation by sea shall make fast to or lie alongside of any vessel on board of which there shall be a customs officer stationed unless there shall be on board the boat,

or have been received by the said customs officer a Custom House permit or order for the shipment of the goods, and the goods on board of any boat that may so be alongside or be made fast to a vessel, it such goods be not covered by a Custom House pass ac. companying then, or previously received by the customs office on board, the said vessel shall be liable to confiscation. XXXIX. And it is hereby enacted, that when goods shall be sent from on board of any vessel having a customs officer on board for the purpose of being landed and passed for importalion there shall be sent wib each boat load or other separate despatch a boat note, specifying the number of packeges, and the marks and numbers or other description thereof, and such boat note shall be signed by an officer of the vessel and likewise by the customs officer on board, and if any imported goods be found in a boat proceeding to land from such a vessel without a boat note, or if being acronpanied by a boat note they be round out of the proper track between the ship and the proper place of landing, the boat containing snch goods may be detained by any officer of customs duly authorized by the collector, and unless the cause of deviation be explained to the satisfaction of the collector of customs, the goods shall be lia'le to confiscation. XL. And it is hereby enacted, that when goods shall be brought to be passed through the Custom House either for impor. tation or exportation by sea, if the packages in which the same may be conti led shall be found not to correspond with the des. cription of them given in the application for passing them through the Custom House, or if the contents thereof be found not to have been correctly described in regard to sort, quality, or if any goods not sated in the application be found concea ed in or mixed up with the specified articles, all such packages with the whole of the goods contained therein, shall be liable to confiscation. XLI. And it is hereby enacted, that if any person after goods have been landed and before they have been passed though the Custom House removes or attempts to remove them with the intention of dest auding the revenue, the goods shall be liable to confiscation unless it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the coliector of customs that the removal was not sanctioned by the owner or by any person having an interest in or power over the goods. XLI 1. And it is hereby enacted, that it shall be lawful for the collector of customs, whenever he shall see fit to require that goods brought by sea and stowed in bulk shall be weighed or measured on board ship before being sent to land and to levy duty according to the resn't of such weighing or measurement. XLI 11. And it is here y enacted, that on application by the exporter of any salt that has paid the ecise duty fixed by act No. XXVI 1. of 1337, a certificate shall be granted by the collector of customs at the place of export. under authority of which certificate the quentity of salt specified there in shall be laud, d at any other port of the sail presidency of Bombay, and shall be passed from such port into the interior without the the levy of any further duty ei her of excise or of custons. XLIV And it is hereby enacted, that when a customs officer shal be sent on board of any vessel to superintend the “elivery of cargo, twenty days, exclusive of Sundays and holidays, shall be allowed for the discharge of the import cargo of ves not exceeding six hundred tons burihen, and thirty days, exclusive of Sundays and holidays, for the discharge of the import cargo of vessels exceeding that burthen, and the said periods shall be calculated from the day when the coustoms officer first went on board And if the whole argo be not discharged by the expiration of the above-mentioned periods, the master shall be charged with the wages of such officer, and other expenses for any further poriod that such officer may be detained on board. And if the owners, importers, or consignees do not bring their goods to land within the periods above fixed, it shall be the duty of the master so to do. XLV. And it is hereby enacted, that when there shall be no customs officer sent aboard vessels discharging cargo, it shall be lawful for the collector of customs to fix a pe iod, not being les than twenty days, for the discharge the eof and clearance of the vessel inwards; and if any goods remain on board after the time so fixed or after the time allowed in the last preceding section of this Act, the co lector may order the same to be landed and werehoused for the security of the duties chargeable thereon and of any and primage and other demands that may be due thereon, giving his receipt to the Master for the same ... Provided always, that in all cases it shall be lawsnl for the collector or other officer in charge of the custom House, with the consent of the master of the vessel, to cause any packages to be brought on shore and to be deposted in the Government warehouses for , the security of the duties and charges thereon, although twenty days may not have expired from the entry of such vessel; and in case any goods brought to laud from any vessel be not claimed and cleared from the Custom House within three months from the date of entry of the ship it, which such goods were imported, it shall be competent to the colle, tor to sell the same on account of the duties and other charges due thereon, and the balance remaining after deducting the said duties . charges shall be held in depod pai the owner on application. "o". it is hereby enacted, that when a customs officer shall be sent on board of any vessel discharging cargo, a further period of sisteen nays, sundays and holidays excluded beyond the twenty days above specified, shall be allowed for puting on board export cargo if the vessel shall be not exceed six hundre, tons bur. on, and wenty days if it exceed that burthen, who the lading

- - ter or conn. and unlading thereof shall continuous, and the mas mander shall in such case not be charged with the wages and


expenses of the customs officer, n board until after the expiration of such additional period. And if a vessel having discharged its import cargo, shall be laid, up, the customs officer on board shall certify that no goods remain on board xcept necessary stores and articles for use, and when a vessel so laid np shall be entered at the Custom House for receipt of export cargo a customs officer shall be sent on board, and if the said last mentioned officer shall certify

that no goods are on board except as above excepted, twenty days exclusive of Sundays and holidays, as above, shall be a low: ed from the date of such certificate for the laming outwards of a vessel not exceeding six hundred tons, and thirty days for ves

sets exceeding that but then, after which periods respectively

the master shall be charged with the wages and expenses of the customs officer on board to the date of the vessel's sailing from the port.

XLVII. And it is hereby enacted, that when upon application from the master of any vessel the customs officer shall be removed from on board thereof under the provision to that effect contained in the last preceding Section of this act, if the master of such ves sel shall be ore a customs officer have again been placed in such vessel, put on board of such vessel, or cause or suffer to be put on board of such vessel any goods whatever, such master shall be punished with a fine not exceeding one thousand rupees, and the goods shall be liable to be re-landed for examination at the expence of the shippers upon requisition to that effect from the collector of customs.

XLVII.1. And it is hereby cnacted, that upon auy goods li. able to duty that may be passed to rough the Custom House for shipment, the application for which shall be presented after port clearance shall have been taken out double of the prescribed duty shall in all cases be levied, and is the goods be free or have already paid import duty, or have been imported free under cer. tificate, five per cent, upon the market value shall be levied thereon, or if the same he imported goods entitled to drawback shall be forfeited, but no separate duty shall be levied on drawback goods.

XLIX. And it is hereby enacted, that when a vessel having cleared out from any port shall put back from tress of whe, her or it shall from other cause be necessary that the cargo of a vessel that has cleared out shall be unshipped or relanded, a customs osticer shall be sent take charge of the cargo during snch relanding or remo. wal from on board. and the goods on board such vessel shall not be allowed to be transhipped or re exported free of duty by reason of the previous settlement of duty at the time of fi st export unless the goods sholl be lodge, in such place as shall be allowed by the collector of customs, and shall remain while on land, or while on board of any other vessel under spocial charge of the officers of customs until the time of re-export, and ali charges attending snch custody skall be borne by the exporter Provided however that in all cases of return to port after port clearance, on account of damage or for stress weather, it shal be lawful for the owner, or for the master to enter the vessel and land the cargo under the rules for the importation of goods, aud the export duty shall in that case be refunded and the amount paid in drawback be re-laimed, and if goods on acconut of which drawback has been paid be not found on board the vessel, the master shall be liable to a fine not exceeding the entire value thereof unless he account for them to tue satisfaction of the col. lector of customs.

L. And it is hereby enacted, that when goods shall be relanded before the lading of any vessel is complete and before port clea. rance has been granted, the duty levied upon such goods shall be returned to the exporter, but no refund so all be made of duty paid on the export of any goods after port clearance shall have been granted for the vessel on which the goods were exported, unless the vessel shall have put back for stress of weather or fur damage, and the goods shall have been relanded under the rule contained in the last preceding section of this act.

H.I. And it is hereby enacted, that it shall be lawful for the said Governor in Council to establish rules for the anchoring of the coasting and countpy craft of the British territories for the de. livery of manifests of the cargo of such vessels and for the lauding of Goods there from, and shopping of goods therein, and that who. evcr being in charge of any snch crast shall knowingly can travene any such rule, shall he liable to a fine aut exceeding one hunured Rnbees for each offence.

Lis. And it is herebw enacted, that pattamars, dhonies, botelos, and other small craft from the Mauive or Laccadive islands, or sron the Native ports of Katty war, cutch and Sc inde, shall be treated in the ports of the Bomb y presidency like the coasting craft of the British territory, provided that they confo, m to such special regulations as to the place of anchoring and mode of landing and shipping goods as may be made by the Governor in Council of Bombay for such vessels in theseveral ports of Bumby presidency. L111. And it is hereby enacted, that no drawback shall be allowed on goods shipped on such native craft as are described in the last preccling section of this act.

LiV. And it is hereby enacted, that goods exported in the same vessels if manifested sor re-export, suall not be subject to import or export duty, and if any goods brought to any port in any vessel be transhipped in such port, they shall in all cases he subject to the same duty as is they had been lauded and passed

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LIX. And it is hereby enacted, that it shall be lawful for any collector of customs, or other officer who may be authorized to adjndicate customs cases if he shall decide that a seizure of goods made under the authority of this act was vexatious and unnecessary to adjudge damages to be paid to the proprietor by The customs officer who made such vexations seizure, besides ordering the immediate release of the goods; and if the proprietor accept such damages no action shall thereafter lie against the officer of customs in any Court of Justice on account of such seizu e; and if such adjudicating oshcer shall decide that the seizure was warranted, woot shall derm that the penalty of confiscation is unduly severe, it shall be lawful for him to mitigate the same to the extent of the levy of double duty : and if the said officer shall adjudge confiscation, it shall further be lawful for him to order that from the proceeds of the sale of the goods, a proportion not exceeding one-half shail be distributed in rewards amongst such officers as he shall deem entitled thereto, and iu such proportion as he may direct to each respectively.

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