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rica or the West Indies, to which port or thereof, and to order, as it is hereby ora place such vessel does not belong, and dered, That the right hon. lord Hawkeswhich is met near to America or the West bury, one of his majesty's principal secreIndies, shall be permitted, at the choice taries of state, do cause the said instrucof the master of such vessel, to proceed tion (a copy whereof is hereunto annexed) either to Halifax, or to one of our free to be prepared for his majesty's royal sigports in the West Indies, at the option of nature. (Signed) W. FAWKENER. such master, which choice of the master, Draught of an Additional Instruction and the port chosen by and assigned to to the Commanders of Our Ships of him, shall be written on one or more of War and Privateers, and to the Judge the principal ship's papers; and any of Our High Court of Admiralty, and vessel subject to warning, met beyond the the Judges of Our Courts of Vice ecuator, shall in like manner be permitted Admiralty. Given, &c. to proceed, at the choice of the master of Our will and pleasure is, that vessels such vessel, either to St. Helena, the Cape belonging to any state nof at war with us, of Good Hope, or the island of Ceylon ; laden with cargoes in any ports of the and

any such vessel which shall be bound united kingdom, and clearing out accordto any port or place in Europe, shall be ing to law, shall not be interrupted or permitted, at the choice of the master of molested in proceeding to any port in such vessel, to proceed either to Gibraltar Europe (except ports specially notified to or Malta, or to any port in this kingdom, be in a state of strict and rigorous blockat the option of such master, which request ade before our order of the 11th Nov. of the master, as well as the port chosen instant) or which shall hereafter be so by and assigned to him, shall be in like notified, to whomsoever the goods laden manner written upon one or more of the on board such vessels may appear to principal ship’s papers: and we do fur- belong : and we do further direct, that ther direct, that nothing in the above vessels belonging as aforesaid, coming Order contained, shall extend or be con from any port in Europe (except as before strued to extend to repeal or vacate the excepted) direct to any port of the united additional instructions of the 4th day of kingdom with goods for importation, shall February last, directing that neutral ves not be interrupted in the said voyages, to sles laden with cargoes consisting of the whomsoever the goods laden on board the articles therein enumerated, coming for said vessels may appear to belong: and importation to any port of our united in case any vessel which shall be met with, kingdom (provided they are not coming and asserted by her master to be so comfrom any port in a state of strict and ing, shall be detained, on suspicion of not rigorous blockade) shall not be inter- being really destined to this kingdom, rupted,

such

vessel shall be brought to the most Order in Council ; approving Draught convenient port in the course of her

of Additional Instructions to the Com- asserted destination, and the captors are manders of Ships of War and Priva- hereby required to enquire, with all conteers, &c. for protecting Goods going venient speed, into the alledged destifrom and coming to any Port of the nation; and in case any vessel and goods United Kingdom, to whomsoever the so brought in and detained shall be pro

Property may appear to belong. ceeded against in our high court of admiAt the Court at the Queen's Palace, the ralty, or in any courts of vice admiralty, 25th Nov. 1807; present, the King's most we hereby direct that the same shall be excellent Majesty in Council.-Whereas forthwith restored, upon satisfactory proof there was this day read at the Board, the being inade that the cargo was coming annexed Draught of Additional Instructions for importation to a port of this kingdom. to the commanders of all ships of war and Order in Council ; appointing Times at privateers, and to the judge of the high which Notice shall be presumed to court of admiralty, and the judges of the have been received of the Order of courts of vice admiralty, for protecting the 11th instant at the different places goods going from and coming to any port specified in the said Order. of the united kingdom, to whomsoever the At the Court at the Queen's Palace, the property may appear to belong : his ma 25th Nov. 1807; present, the King's most jesty, taking the said Draught of Instruc- excellent Majesty in Council. Whereas tion into consideration, was pleased, with it has been represented that it would be the advice of his privy council, to approve expedient to fix certain periods, at which

it shall be deemed that a reasonable time vessel had commenced before the said peshall have elapsed for receiving informa- riods, and before information of the said tion, at different places, of his majesty's Order had actually been received at the Order in council of the 11th Nov. instant, port of shipment, the said vessel, together respecting the trade with his majesty's with the goods so laden, shall be restored enemies, and in their produce and manu to the owner or owners thereof, and shall factures: his majesty, taking the same be permitted to proceed on her voyage, in into consideration, and being desirous to such manner as if such vessel had sailed obviate any difficulties that may arise in before the day so specified as aforesaid : respect thereto, and also to allow ample and it is further ordered, That no proof time for the said Order being known to all shall be admitted, or be gone into, for the persons who may be affected thereby, is purpose of shewing that information of the pleased, by and with the advice of his said Order of the 17th Nov. instant had privy council, to order and declare, and it is not been received at the said places reshereby ordered and declared, That infor- pectively, at the several periods before asmation of the said Order of the 11th Nov. signed. And the right hon. the lords cominstant, shall be taken and held to have missioners of his majesty's treasury, his been received in the places hereinafter majesty's principal secretaries of state, the mentioned, at the periods respectively as lords commissioners of the admiralty, and signed to them ; namely, ports and places the judges of the high court of admiralty, within the Baltic, Dec. 21st 1807; other and courts of vice admiralty, are to take ports and places to the northward of Am- the necessary measures herein as to them sterdam, Dec. 11th 1807; from Amster- shall respectively appertain. dam to Ushant, Dec. 4th 1807 ; from

(Signed) W. FAWKENER. Ushant to Cape Finisterre, Dec. 8th 1807;

ORDER in Council ; establishing certain from Cape Finisterre to Gibraltar, inclu Regulations, as to Vessels clearing out sive, Dec. 13th 1807 ; Madeira, Dec. 13th from this Kingdom, with reference to 1807 ; ports and places within the Streights

the Order of the 11th of November of Gibraltar, to Sicily and Malta, and the

instant. west coast of Italy, inclusive, Jan. 1st

At the Court at the Queen's Palace, the 1808 ; all other ports and places in the Me- 25th Nov. 1807 ; present, the King's most diterranean, beyond Sicily and Malta, Jan. excellent Majesty in Council.-Whereas his 20th 1808 ; ports and places beyond the majesty, by his Order in council, dated Dardanelles, Feb. Ist 1808; any part of uth of Nov. instant, respecting the trade the north and western coast of Africa, or to be carried on with his majesty's enemies, the islands adjacent, except Madeira, Jan. was pleased to exempt from the restrictions 11th 1808 ; the United States, and British of the said Order all vessels which shall possessions in North America and the have cleared out from any port or place in West Indies, Jan. 20th 1808; Cape of this kingdom, under such regulations as Good Hope, and the east coast of South his majesty may think fit to prescribe, and America, March 1st 1808; India, May 1st shall be proceeding direct to the ports spe1808 ; China, and the coast of South Ame- cified in the respective clearances : his rica, June 1st 1808; and every vessel majesty, taking into consideration the exsailing on or after those days from those pediency of making such regulations, is places respectively, shall be deemed and pleased, by and with the advice of his taken to have received notice of the afore- | privy council

, to order, and it is hereby said Order: and it is further ordered, ordered, That all vessels belonging to That if any vessel shall sail within twenty countries not at war with his majesty, shall days after the periods above assigned res- be permitted to lade in any port of the pectively, from any of the said places, in united kingdom any goods, being the procontravention of the said Order of the 11th duce or manufacture of his majesty's doNov. instant, and shall be detained as minions, or East-India goods or prize prize on account thereof, or shall arrive at goods (all such goods having been lawany port in this kingdom, destined to some fully imported) and to clear out with, and port or place within the restriction of the freely to convey the same to any port or said Order, and proof shall be made to the place in any colony in the West Indies or satisfaction of the court of admiralty, in America, belonging to his majesty's enewhich such vessel shall be proceeded mies, such port or place not being in a against, in case the same shall be brought state of actual blockade, subject to the in as prize, that the loading of the said payment of such duties as may, at the time

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when any such vessels may be cleared . wholly of flour, meal, grain, or any artiout, be due by law on the exportation of cle or articles the produce of the soil of any such goods, or in respect of the same some country which is not subjected to being destined to the ports of the colonies the restrictions of the said Order, except belonging to his majesty's enemies; and cotton, and which shall have been imlikewise to lade, clear out with, and con- ported in an unmanufactured state direct vey as aforesaid, any articles of foreign from such country into this kingdom, in a produce or manufacture which shall have vessel belonging to the country from been lawfully imported into this kingdom, which such goods have been brought, provided his majesty's licence shali have and in which the same were grown and been previously obtained for so conveying produced : and it is further ordered, That such foreign produce or manufactures : any vessel belonging to any country and it is further ordered, That any vessel, not at war with his majesty, may clear belonging as aforesaid, shall be permitted out from Guernsey, Jersey, or Man, to to lade in any port of the united kingdom any port or place under the restrictions of any goods, not being naval or military the said Order, which shall be specified in stores, which shall be of the growth, pro- the clearance, not being in a state of actual duce, or manufacture of this kingdom, or blockade, with such articles only, not bewhich shall have been lawfully imported, ing naval or military stores, as shall have (save and except foreign sugar, coffee, been legally imported into such islands wine, brandy, snuff, and cotton) and to respectively, from any port or place in this clear out with, and freely to convey the kingdom direct; and with respect to all same to any port, to be specified in the such articles as may have been imported clearance, not being in a state of actual into the said islands respectively, from any blockade, although the same shall be un port or place under the restrictions of the der the restrictions of the said Order; and said Order, it shall not be permitted to likewise to lade, clear out, and convey any vessel to clear out with the same from foreign sugar, coffee, wine, brandy, snuff, any of the said islands, except to some and cotton, which shall have been law- port or place in this kingdom. And the fully imported, provided his majesty's right hon. the lords commissioners of his licence shall have been previously obtained majesty's treasury, his majesty's principal for the exportation and conveyance there- secretaries of state, the lords commissioners of: and it is hereby further ordered, That of the admiralty, and the judges of the no vessel shall be permitted to clear out high court of admiralty and courts of vicefrom

any port or place in this kingdom, admiralty, are to take the necessary meato any port or place of any country sub sures herein as to them shall respectively jected to the restrictions of the said Order, appertain. (Signed) W. FAWKENER. with any goods which shall have been Order in Council ; establishing certain laden, after notice of the said Order, on Regulations as to Vessels clearing out board the vessel which shall have imported from the Ports of Gibraltar and the same into this kingdom, without hav Malta, with reference to the Order of ing first duly entered and landed the the 11th Nov. instant. same in some port or place in this king At the Court at the Queen's Palace, the dom; and that no vessel shall be permit- 25th Nov. 1807; present the King's most ted to clear out from any port or place in excellent Majesty in Council. Whereas this kingdom to any port or place what- his majesty, by his Order in Council, ever, with any goods, the produce or ma dated the 11th Nov. instant, respecting nufacture of any country subjected to the the trade to be carried on with his, restrictions of the said Order, which shall jesty's enemies, was pleased to exempt have been laden, after notice as aforesaid, from the restrietions of the said Order all on board the vessel importing the same, yessels belonging to any country not at without having so duly entered and landed war with his majesty, together with their the same, or with any goods whatever cargo, which shall be coming from any which shall have been laden after such port or place in Europe which is declared notice in the vessel importing the same, in the said Order to be subject to the rein any port or place of any country sub- strictions incident to a state of blockade, jected to the restrictions of the said order, direct to some port or place in Europe bewithout having so duly entered and landed longing to his majesty'; and also all vesthe same in some port or place in this sels which shall be cleared out from kingdom, except the cargo shall consist Gibraltar or Malta under such regulations

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as his majesty may think fit to prescribe, the chief civil command shall think fit, and which shall be proceeding direct to allowing such person or persons to export the ports specified in their respective from Gibraltar direct, to any port in the clearances ; and whereas it is expedient Mediterranean, or to any port of Portugal, to encourage the trade from Gibraltar and

or to any port of Spain without the Media Malta to countries under the restrictions of terranean, not further north than Cape the said Order, subject to regulations to be Finisterre, and from Malta direct to any made in respect thereto : his majesty is port being within the Mediterranean, with therefore pleased to prescribe the following any articles of the produce or manufacture regulations in regard to such trade accord- of his majesty's dominions; and any artis ingly, and, by and with the advice of his cles which shall have been imported into privy council, to order, and it is hereby Gibraltar or Malta from this kingdom, to ordered, That all sorts of flour and meal, whomsoever such articles shall appear to and all sorts of grain, tobacco, and any belong (not being naval or military stores) other article in an unmanufactured state, in any vessel belonging to any country not being the growth and produce of any at war with his majesty, or in any vessel country not being subjected by the said not exceeding one hundred tons burthen, Order to the restrictions incident to a and being unarmed, belonging to the state of blockade (except cotton, and couutry to which such vessel shall be naval and military stores) which shall cleared out and going; and also to import have been imported into Gibraltar or in

any

such vessel or vessels as aforesaid, Malta, direct from the country where the from any port within the Mediterranean, same were grown and produced, shall, to Gibraltar or Malta, or from any port, without any licence, be permitted to be in Portugal or Spain as aforesaid, to cleared out to any port or place, not being Gibraltar, such port and such destination in a state of actual blockade, without the respectively to be specified in such licence, same being compelled to be landed : but any articles of merchandize whatsoever neither the said article of cotton, however and to whomsoever the same may appear imported, nor any article which is not to belong, such articles to be specified in the growth, produce, or manufacture of the bill of lading of such vessel, subject this kingdom, or which has not been im- however to such further regulations and ported in a British ship, or from this king- restrictions with respect to all or any of dom direct, (except fish), and which shall the said articles so to be imported or ex have been laden at the port of original ported, as may be inserted in the said shipment, after the period directed by an licences by the governors, lieutenant go Order of this date to be taken as the time vernors, or other persons having the chief at which notice of the said Order of the civil command at Gibraltar or Malta for 11th Nov. shall be considered as having the time being respectively, as to them been received at such port of shipment, shall from time to time seem fit and expeshall be permitted to be exported from dient.---And it is further ordered, That in Gibraltar er Malta, except to some port or every such licence shall be inserted the place in this kingdom: and all other arti- names and residence of the person or percles of the growth, produce and manu sons to whom it shall be granted, the facture of this kingdom, or which shall articles and their quantities permitted to have been imported into Gibraltar or Malta be exported, the name and description of in a British ship, or from some port or the vessel and of the master thereof, the place in this kingdom, together with the port to which the vessel shall be alarticle of fish, however imported, may be lowed to go, which shall be some port exported to any ports or places in the not under actual blockade ; and that no Mediterranean or Portugal, under such licence so to be granted, shall continue licence only as is hereinafter directed in force for longer than two months from to be granted by the governor of Gibraltar its date, nor for more than one voyage, and Malta respectively : and it is hereby or any such licence be granted, or acfurther ordered, That licences be granted knowledged to be valid, if granted, to per by the governors, lieutenant governors, or mit the clearance of any vessel to any other persons having the chief civil com port which shall be actually blockaded mand at Gibraltar or at Malta respec- by any, naval force of his majesty, or of tively, but in his majesty's name, to such his allies.And it is further ordered, That person or persons as the said governors, the commanders of his majesty's ships of lieutenant governors, or persons having war and privateers, and all others whom

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it may concern, shall suffer every such clare, and it is hereby ordered and devessel sailing conformably to the permis- clared, That nothing in the said Order sion given by this Order, or having any contained shall extend' tò subject to caplicence as aforesaid, to pass and repass ture and confiscation any articles of the direct between Gibraltar or Malta and produce and manufacture of the said counsuch port as shall be specified in the li- tries and colonies, laden on board British cence, in 'such manner, and under such ships, which would not have been subject terms, regulations, and restrictions, as to capture and confiscation if such Order shall be expressed therein.--And it is fur- had not been made. . And the right hon. ther ordered, That in case any vessel so the lords commissioners of his majesty's sailing as aforesaid, for which any such treasury; his majesty's principal secretary ficence as aforesaid shall have been granted. of state, the lords commissioners of the adand which shall be proceeding direct upon miralty, and the judges of the high court of her said voyage, shall be detained and admiralty and courts of vice-admiralty, are brought in for legal adjudication, such to take the necessary measures herein as vessel, with her cargo, shall be forthwith to them shall respectively appertain. released by the court of admiralty or vice

(Signed) W. FAWKENER. admiralty, in which proceedings shall be ORDER in Council; declaring that his commenced, upon proof being made that Majesty's Orders of the 11th of Nov. the parties had duly conformed to the shall not extend to permit the Proterms, regulations, and restrictions of the duce of enemies Colonies in the West said licence; the proof of such conformity Indies to be brought direct to any to lie upon the person or persons claiming British Port in Europe. the benefit of this Order, or obtaining or At the Court at Windsor, the 18th Dec. using such licence, or claiming the benefit 1807; present, the King's most excellent thereof.—And it is hereby further ordered, Majesty in Council. His majesty is pleasThat no vessel belonging to any state on ed, by and with the advice of his privy the coast of Barbary, shall be prevented council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, from sailing with any articles of the That nothing in his majesty's Order in growth or produce of such state, from any Council of the 11th of Nov. last, shall export or place in such state to any port or tend or be construed to extend, to permit place in the Mediterranean or Portugal, any vessel to import any articles of the such

port or place not being actually produce or manufacture of the enemy's blockaded by some naval force belonging colonies in the West Indies, direct from to his majesty, or his allies, without being such colonies to any port of this kingdom: obliged to touch at Gibraltar or Malta.- and it is further ordered, That all vessels And the right hon. the lords commissioners which may arrive in the ports of this kingof his majesty's treasury, his majesty's dom direct from the colonies aforesaid, principal secretaries of state, the lords shall nevertheless be released; upon proof commissioners of the admiralty, and the being made that the charter-party or other judges of the high court of admiralty, and agreement for the voyage was entered into courts of vice admiralty, are to take the before notice of this Order. And the right necessary measures herein as to them shall hon. the lords conmissioners of his marespectively appertain.

jesty's treasury, his majesty's principal (Signed) W. FAWKENER. secretaries of state, the lords commissioners ORDER în Council; respecting Enemies of the admiralty, and the judges of the

Produce and Manufacture on board high court of admiralty and the courts of
British Ships.

vice-admiralty, are to take the necessary At the Court at the Queen's Palace, the measures herein as to them shall respeca 25th Nov. 1807 ; present, the King's most tively appertain. excellent Majesty in Council.- Whereas

(Signed) WM. FAWKENER. his majesty, by his Order in Council of the 11th Nov. inst. was pleased to order and declare that all traile in articles which are of the produce or manufacture of the coun

Wednesday, Junuary 27. tries and colonies mentioned in the said (CURATES' SUSPENSION Bill.] The Bishop order, shall be deemed and considered to of Oxford wished to call their lordships? be unlawful (except as is therein excepted): attention to an act, that passed the legishis 'majesty, by and with the advice of his lature, at the close of the last session, in his privy council, is pleased to order and de- opinion with too great hurry and precipi

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