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No. 13. Ord. No. 11,

1855.

local Magistrates, and a majority of the inhabitants of such island or district.

VII. That all those two Acts of the General Assembly of the Bahamas, known as 4th Vict. ch. 15, and 5th Vict. ch. 3, shall be henceforth repealed.

Acts repealed.

No. 14.

No. 14.-ORDINANCE No. 15 of 1855. Ord. No.15, An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 1 of 1849, to regulate the Sale 1855.

of Spirituous Liquors, &c. By sect. 3 of this Ordinance a tax of Five pounds is imposed upon taking a licence to sell wine, &c. by retail. See the Ordinance in extenso ante, Part IV., Class XII., No. 5.

No. 15. Ord. No. 6,

1860.

No. 15.-ORDINANCE No. 6 of 1860.
An Ordinance to consolidate the Laws relating to Wrecks, &c.
By sect. 9 of this Ordinance, the following scales of taxes upon
wrecking licences is established :-
On the annual wrecking licence for every open boat under five

tons burthen, Ten shillings.
For every vessel with a deck of five, and not exceeding ten tons

burthen, One pound.
For every vessel of ten, and not exceeding twenty tons burthen,

One pound ten shillings.
For every vessel of twenty tons burthen and upwards, Two

pounds.
See the Ordinance in extenso, post this Part, Class V., No 1.

No. 16.

No. 16.-ORDINANCE No. 23 of 1860. Ord, No. 23, An Ordinance to encourage the Importation of Ice into these Islands. 1860.

By sect. 3 of this Ordinance, the tax for a licence to keep refreshment rooms under that Ordinance is fixed at Twenty pounds.

See the Ordinance ante, Part IV., Class XII., No. 7.

No. 17. Act 4 Vic.

c. 24.

THIRD DIVISION-EXPORT AND IMPORT TRADE. No. 17.44 Vic. ch. 24. An Act to promote and encourage Steum

Navigation between this Colony and Great Britain, for the

conveyance of Mails and Passengers. (25th Feb., 1845.)

HEREAS it is expedient to promote and encourage & more Britain by Steam Navigation; May it, &c., That from and after the passing of this Act, all steam vessels employed in carrying mails between these islands and Great Britain, and between these

Mail Steamers exempted from tonnage fees.

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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 whatever from the island ; And provided further, That proof be Provisos. 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

to Colonial 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.

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.

Bahama 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, 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.

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No. 17. Act 4 Vic.

c. 24.

Mail Steamer exempted fro", tonnage fees.

on certain

counterfeit coin, are hereby absolutely prohibited to be No. 21: or brought into this colony.

Ord. No. 20, That all vessels specially employed to convey public mails

1860. islands shall be exempted from the payment of light duty ;

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any such vessel, unless remaining over twenty-four hours ployed in the colony, be compelled to come to an entry at the Receiver- mail service ul's office, any Law, Ordinance, or custom to the contrary exempted ithstanding: Provided, nevertheless, that the master or mail- from light

duty, ir of any such vessel shall deliver to some revenue officer a hful manifest of all cargo intended to be landed at these islands; vì that such cargo shall be deposited in a bonded warehouse until i duties shall have been paid thereon, or sufficient security shall 1x given for the payment thereof.

Sections V. and VI, repealed by Ordinance No. 26 of 1860.

VII. That provisions and stores of every description imported Provisions and or supplied in these islands for the use of your Majesty's land stores exempted and sea forces shall only be exempt from duties, on the importation

conditions. thereof, on complying with the conditions hereinafter expressed, that is to say,—the President shall make and establish such regulations as may be necessary for ascertaining that such provisions and stores are bona fide imported or supplied for the use of your Majesty's land or sea forces; and such exemptions as aforesaid shall only be allowed upon producing to the Receiver-General or other proper officer such proofs as shall from time to time be required by any such regulation made by the President.

VIII. That it shall not be lawful for the Receiver-General or Authority for other officer to allow any provisions, spirits, or other stores im- exemption, ported or supplied as aforesaid for the use of your Majesty's land or sea forces to be landed or taken out of a bonded warehouse as free of duty, except by warrant from the proper garrison or regimental officer, or proper naval officer, as the case may be.

IX. That if any provisions, spirits, or other stores imported or Officer issuing taken out of bond, as for the use of your Majesty's land or sea order for stores

liable for duty forces, shall be afterwards applied to any other use than the one

if misapproprimentioned in the entry, order of delivery, or other document, under ated.. the authority of which the same were landed or taken out of bond as free of duty, the officer in whose name the same were so landed or taken out of bond shall be liable for all duties due on the same, or on any such part thereof as shall have been so otherwise applied as aforesaid; and the said duties shall be recovered and applied in the same manner as other duties imposed by this Ordinance are directed to be recovered and applied.

X. That if any provisions, spirits, or other stores so landed or Stores if sold, taken out of bond as aforesaid shall be clandestinely sold or in any way disposed of other than to the use of your Majesty's land or sea forces, every person concerned in such clandestine sale or disposal shall forfeit and pay treble the value of the article so clandestinely sold or disposed of; and all such articles shall be liable to seizure and condemnation; and one-third part of all such forfeitures shall be to your Majesty, your heirs, and successors, one-third part to the President or other officer administering the Government for the time being, and the remaining third part to the person suing for the same. XI. That all duties payable under this Ordinance shall be paid Duties payable

under Imperial and received according to the imperial weights and measures; and

liable to seizure.

weights and

measures.

No. 19. Act 11 Vio.

c. 2.

Duties of Customs under Imperial Act repealed.

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, 1848.)
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HEREAS an Act was passed in the session of the Imperial 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 relate or refer to these your Majesty's Bahama Islands, be, and they are hereby repealed.*

No. 20. Act 11 Vic.

c. 6.

PREAMBLE.

Reciting part of Act of Parliament.

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

Rights of British Authors. (22nd March, 1848.) HEREAS in and by an Act passed in the session of the

Imperial Parliament of Great Britain and Ireland, in the 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 roprinted 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.

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