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islands and the surrounding islands and places, shall be permitted No. 17. to enter the ports of this colony, and again to depart therefrom, Act 4 Vic. free and exempt from all tonnage dues and fees whatsoever.

II. That all vessels employed in importing coal for the use of steam vessels aforesaid, shall be free and exempt from all tonnage Also vessels and other fees : Provided always, That such vessels import no other importing Coal cargo whatever, and that they take no cargo of any description

Provisos. whatever from the island; And provided further, That proof be given, to the satisfaction of the Receiver-General and the officers of the Customs, that the coals so imported are solely for the use of such steam vessels, and that they are deposited in a depôt, to be appropriated exclusively for that purpose.

III. That on the arrival of any such steam-boat or vessel, the Commanders same shall come to anchor in such place as may be appointed by to deliver in to the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, and that the commander of the said steam-boat or vessel, or the next chief officer, shall de- Treasury a liver to the collector or other principal officer of Her Majesty's regular bill of Customs, at the port of entry, as also to the Receiver-General, or entry for all receiver of colonial duties, at such port, a manifest of all goods, goods on board. wares, and merchandise, on board of the said steam-boat or vessel, specifying the marks and numbers, the nature and contents of the package, as far as he is able to ascertain the same, together with the names of the shippers and the party to whom consigned; and that no goods be landed from the said steam-boats or vessels but by an order from the collector or other principal officer of Her Majesty's Customs, as aforesaid, and under such regulations as shall be established by the collector or principal officer of Her Majesty's Customs at the Port of Nassau, subject to the approval of the President for the time being.

to Colonial

c. 32.

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No. 18.–4 Vic. ch. 32. An Act for granting certain privileges to No. 18. Vessels of the Royal Yacht Squadron, arriving within the

Act 4 Vic. Bahana Islands. (25th Feb., 1841.)

HEREAS application has been made by the members of the The Royal squadron should be received in the several ports within this colony,

dron exempted

from tonnage on the same terms as such vessels are received in the various ports fees. in England; And whereas, it is fair that certain privileges should be extended to such vessels; May it, &c., That from and after the passing of this Act, all vessels belonging to the Royal Yacht Squadron, not having cargoes on board, shall be permitted to enter the several ports within this colony, and again to depart therefrom, free and exempt from all tonnage duties, light money, or other harbour or port dues whatsoever, save and except such pilotage fees as shall be actually earned by any pilot within these islands, for services rendered to any such vessel, and without being required to enter or clear out at any Custom House within the same: Provided Proviso. always, That to entitle a vessel to the privileges of this Act, the master or commander of such vessel must produce to the principal officer of the Customs, at the port at which such vessel shall arrive, the Admiralty warrant, authorizing such vessel to wear the St. George's ensign.

No. 19. Act 11 Vic.

c. 2.

Duties of Cus. toms onder Imperial Act repealed.

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No. 19.-11 Vic. ch. 2. An Act to Repeal within the Bahama Islands

certain Duties of Customs levied under the authority of an Act of the Imperial Parliament, for regulating the Trade of the

British Possessions Abroad. (22nd March, 1818.) THEREAS an Act was passed in the session of the Imperial

Parliament, holden in the ninth and tenth years of your Majesty's reign, entitled, “An Act to enable the Legislatures of certain British Possessions to Reduce or Repeal certain Duties of Customs," whereby power was and is given to the Legislatures of your Majesty's British possessions, in America and the Island of Mauritius, to pass and enact, subject to your Majesty's royal approval and confirmation, any Act or Ordinance, Acts or Ordinances, reducing or repealing all or any of the duties of customs imposed in and by an Act passed in the session of the Imperial Parliament, holden in the eighth and ninth years of your Majesty's reign, entitled, “An Act to regulate the Trade of the British Possessions Abroad;" And whereas it is expedient that such duties of customs should cease to be collected within these your Majesty's Bahama Islands; We, &c., That from and after the expiration of thirty days from the day on which your Majesty's royal assent to this Act shall be proclaimed in this colony, all and singular the duties of customs imposed in and by the before-recited Act of the eighth and ninth years of your Majesty's reign, upon the importation into this and your Majesty's other British Possessions in America, of the several articles in the said Act mentioned and specified, shall cease to be collected within these islands, and such duties of customs shall, as far as they relato or refer to these your Majesty's Bahama Islands, be, and they are hereby repealed.*

No. 20. Act 11 Vic.

No. 20.–11 Vic. ch. 6. An Act for protecting, in the Bahamas, the

Rights of British Authors. (22nd March, 1848.)

in Act

c. 6.

PREAMBLE,

WEmperial Parliament of Great Britain and Ireland, in the

Reciting part of Act of Parliament,

fifth and sixth years of your Majesty's reign, entitled, “ An Act to Amend the Law of Copyright,” it is, amongst other things, enacted that it shall not be lawful for any person, not being the proprietor of the copyright, or some person authorized by him, to import into any part of the United Kingdom, or into any other part of the British dominions, for sale or hire, any printed book, first composed, or written, or printed, or published, in any part of the said United Kingdom, wherein there shall be a copyright, and reprinted in any country or place whatsoever, out of the British dominions, under the penalties therein mentioned; And whereas by an Act passed in the session of the said Imperial Parliament, holden in the eighth and ninth years of your Majesty's reign, entitled, “ An Act to regulate the Trade of the British Possessions Abroad,” books wherein the copyright is subsisting, first composed,

* Confirmed by Order in Council, dated 1st May, 1849, and proclaimed at Nassau on the 23rd June, 1849.

c. 6.

or written, or printed, in the United Kingdom, and printed or re No. 20. printed in any other country, are absolutely prohibited to be im- Act 11 Vic. ported into the British possessions abroad ; And whereas in and by another Act, passed in the session of the said Imperial Parliament holden in the tenth and eleventh years of your Majesty's reign, entitled, “ An Act to Amend the Law regulating the Protection, in the Colonies, of works entitled to Copyright in the United Kingdom," it is enacted that in case the Legislature, or proper Legislative authorities in any British possessions shall be disposed to make due provision for securing or protecting the rights of British authors in such possessions, and shall pass an Act or make an Ordinance for that purpose, and shall transmit the same in the proper manner to the Secretary of State, in order that it may be submitted to Her Majesty, and in case Her Majesty shall be of opinion that such Act or Ordinance is sufficient for the purpose of securing to British Authors reasonable protection within such possession, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, if she think fit so to express her royal approval of such Act or Ordinance, and thereupon to issue an order in Council, declaring that so long as the provision of such Act or Ordinance continue in force within such colony, the prohibitions contained in the Acts thereinbefore recited, or any other Acts against the importing, selling, letting out to hire, exposing for sale or hire, or possessing foreign reprints of books first composed, written, printed or published in the United Kingdom, and entitled to copyright therein, shall be suspended, so far as regards such colony; and thereupon such Act or Ordinance shall come into operation, except so far as may be otherwise provided therein, or as may be otherwise directed by such order in Council, anything in the said last-recited Act, or in any other Act to the contrary notwithstanding; And whereas it is expedient to allow the importation into this colony of reprints abroad of the works of British authors, with due regard to the rights of such of the said authors as may have duly registered their copyright therein agreeably to the first herein-recited Act of the said Imperial Par- Enactment. liament; May it, &c., That there shall be levied and paid on the Duty of £20 importation into this colony, of the reprint, in any foreign country per £100 on or place, of any book or dramatic piece, the proprietorship of the value of pubcopyright of which shall have been duly entered in Stationers' lishers' wholeHall, agreeably to the before-recited Act of Parliament of the levied on the fifth and sixth years of your Majesty's reign, and shall also have importation of been duly notified in the manner prescribed in the Proviso to the re-published ninth section of the hereinbefore last-mentioned Act, a duty at and works of proafter the rate of Twenty pounds per centum on the value of the authors abroad, publisher's wholesale price of such reprint, at the place from on importation whence the same shall have been imported into this colony. in the Bahamas.

II. That the duty hereby imposed on the said reprinted works Duty here colshall be collected and received by your Majesty's Receiver-General lected. and Treasurer in and for these islands, his lawful deputies or other Colonial Receivers, who shall furnish quarterly, to the President, a schedule containing a return of all duties received by him on the importation of reprints of any such registered book or dramatic piece.

III. That it shall be lawful for the proprietor of any such regis- Proportion or tered book or dramatic piece to apply to the President for payment payable to of nine-tenths of the amount of duty collected under this Act, proprietors of

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No. 20.

on the importation into this colony of the reprint of any book or Act 11 Vic. dramatic piece liable to duty under this Act, of which such appli

cant shall be the registered proprietor, or the registered assignee of such proprietor ; and it shall be lawful for the President in Council, and he is hereby required, on being satisfied of the correctness of such application, to grant his warrant on the Treasury in favour of such proprietor or assignee, as the case may be, for nine-tenths of the amount of duties that may have been collected under this Act

, on the importation of any such reprinted book or dramatic piece

. Act, when to IV. That this Act shall commence and take effect thirty days take effect.

after Her Majesty's royal approval shall have been publicly notube by the President in this colony.

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No. 21. Ord. No. 20,

No. 21.-ORDINANCE No. 20 of 1860. 1860.

An Ordinance for raising a Revenue for the Support of the Gotera

ment of the Turks and Caicos Islands. (Passed 9th May,

1860. Confirmed 9th May, 1861.) PREAMBLE. THEREAS Ordinance No. 2 of 1855 for raising

a revenue for the support of the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, will expire at the end of the next session of the Legislature, after the first day of January, which will be in the year of var Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and it is necessary that further provision for raising a revenue should be made in liet thereof; May it therefore please your Majesty that it may be ordained by His Honour William Robert Inglis, Esquire, President of the Council administering the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Legislative Council of the said islands, under the supervision of the Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the Island of Jamaica, and it is hereby ordained by the

authority of the same, Table of Duties. 1. That there shall be collected and paid unto your Majesty;

your heirs, and successors, for the support of the government of the said Turks and Caicos Islands, certain duties, at and after the rates respectively set forth in the subjoined table, upon all goods

,

other wares, and merchandise imported, or which shall be in any manner landed or brought into any of the islands within this Presidency, to wit:

8. d.

02 10 03 1 4

Alcohol and spirits of wine, per gallon
Ale, beer, porter, cider, perry, in quart bottles, per dozen ..
Ale, beer, porter, cider, perry, in wood, per gallon ..
Bay rum and bay water, per gallon
Beans and peas, not split, per

bushel
Biscuit and bread, per 100 lbs.
Brandy, per gallon
Bulls, cows, and oxen, each
Butter, per 100 lbs.
Calves, each
Candles, tallow, per 100 lbs...
Candles, other than tallow, per 100 lbs.
Cheoso, per 100 lbs.

: : : : : : :

6 3 8 4 2 0 3 0 6 3 6 3

8. d.

..

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No. 21. Chocolate, per 100 lbs.

6 0 Ord. No. 20, Cigars, per 1000

10 0 1860. Cocoa, per 100 lbs.

1 0 Coffee, per 100 lbs.

5 0 Cordials, per gallon

5 0 Cordage and rope (new), per 100 lbs.

4 2 Corn and other unprepared grain not enumerated, per bushel 0 2 Currants, raisins, figs, and prunes, per 100 lbs.

8 4
Fish, dried or salted, per 100 lbs.

1 0
Fish (pickled), salmon, shad, and mackerel, per barrel 6 3
Fish (pickled), in kits, and smoked fish, except herrings,
per 100 lbs.

4 2
Fish, not enumerated, per barrel

4 2 Flour, wheat, per barrel

3 9
Flour, other than wheat, per barrel

1 6
Gin, whisky, and other spirits not herein enumerated, per
gallon

3 3
Hulls and materials of vessels, wrecked, stranded, dere-
lict, or condemned, ad valorem

15 per cent.
Lard, per 100 lbs.

4 2 Lumber, per 1000 feet

6 0 Meat, salted or cured, per 100 lbs.

4 2 Molasses, honey and syrup, per gallon

0 2 Oil, olive and almond, per gallon

1 6 Oil, sperm, per gallon

1 0 Oil, lard, per gallon

0 6 Oil, all others not enumerated, per gallon

0 4 Paints, in oil, per 100 lbs.

4 2 Pitch, tar, rosin, and turpentine, per barrel

2 0 Rice, per 100 lbs.

1 0
Rum, 24° proof, per gallon ..

3 0
and one penny per gallon for every degree stronger,
and for every degree weaker one penny less

per gallon.
Sheep, goats, lambs, and kids, each

1 0 Shingles (Cypress), per 1000

2 0 Shingles, other than Cypress, per 1000

1 0 Shrub, per gallon

3 0 Soap, per 100 lbs.

3 0 Spirits of turpentine, per gallon

0 3 Sugar, refined, per 100 lbs.

8 4 Sugar, Muscovado, per 100 lbs.

4 2 Sugar, clayed, and all other not enumerated, per 100 lbs. 6 3 Swine, per 100 lbs.

4 2 Tea, green, per pound

0 6 Tea, black, per pound

0 4 Tobacco, manufactured, other than cigars, per 100 lbs. 8 4 Tobacco, unmanufactured, per 100 lbs.

4 2
Wines, per gallon

1 0
and ten per cent. ad valorem.
Articles not enumerated in the above scale of duties, except

such as are comprised in the table of exemptions set
forth in this Ordinance, shall pay a duty of £10 per
cent. ad valorem

10 per cent.

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