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

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

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

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

duty. officer of any such vessel shall deliver to some revenue officer a faithful manifest of all cargo intended to be landed at these islands; and that such cargo shall be deposited in a bonded warehouse until all duties shall have been paid thereon, or sufficient security shall be 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 repealed by Ordinance No. 26 of 1860.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

order for stores taken out of bond, as for the use of your Majesty's land or sea

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 liable to seizure. 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

weights and

measures,

No. 21. in all cases where such duties are fixed according to any specified Ord. No. 20, quantity or value, the same shall be deemed to apply in the same 1860. proportion to any greater or less value or quantity.

XII. That there shall be collected and paid to your Majesty, Export duty on Salt.

your heirs, and successors, for the support of the Government, upon all salt exported from these islands, a duty of One farthing sterling

per bushel.

Articles ex- XIII. And whereas by various sections of Ordinance No. 7 of ported from a 1849, articles imported into these islands may be warehoused and bonded ware

exported without payment of any duty; but owing to the local house, exporter to tur- position of these islands, it is considered that the continuance of nish a certifi- this system may, unless further provision be made for the security cate of the

of the revenue, prove detrimental to the resources of the colony ; same being

Be it therefore further ordained, That upon the warehousing of landed out of the Colony.

any article on which, if regularly imported and not warehoused, any duty would become payable, there shall be inserted in the bond to be entered into by the importer of any such article a proviso, that upon the delivery of any such article from out of a bonded warehouse, free of duty, for exportation beyond the limits of the colony, the party or parties so entering into bond shall produce to the Receiver-General and Treasurer, or other officer, within twelve months from the date of such exportation of the same, a certificate from some proper authority resident at the place where such article shall be landed, showing to the satisfaction of such officer as aforesaid, that such article had there been duly landed ; and if such certificate shall not be so produced within the time herein specified, the parties entering into such bond as aforesaid shall forfeit and pay into the Public Treasury a sum of money equal in amount to the duty which such article would have been liable to pay if it had been originally entered for consumption in the colony: Provided always, that the payment of such duties shall not be demanded except by the consent of the President and Council, upon its being shown that there are grounds for suspicion that some fraud has been committed : Provided also that such certificate shall not be required for articles exported from a bonded warehouse, being sails, rigging, or other materials of vessels wrecked, stranded; or derelict, or articles delivered from such warehouse as stores for

vessels going out of the colony. Articles having XIV. That whenever any goods, wares, or merchandise shall be once paid duty exported from this colony, upon which duty has been paid, and no and exported, drawback has been allowed, and such goods shall from any circumnot liable to duty on re

stance be reimported, upon satisfactory evidence being given to the importation. Receiver-General or other proper officer that such goods so reim

ported are the same which were exported, then in such case no duty

shall be demanded thereon. Light duty XV. And whereas by Sect. 3 of Ordinance No. 11 of 1849, raised from 3d, to 4d. per

to provide for the expense attending a lighthouse in these islands,

it is ordained that there shall be paid upon every ship or vessel ton.

arriving at any port within these islands, and coming to an entry, the sum of Threepence per ton for each and every ton of the registered tonnage of such ship or vessel, and it is expedient that the present light duty should be increased to Fourpence per ton; Be it further ordained that there shall be paid, or security in double the amount given for the same to the Receiver-General or other proper officer, on behalf of your Majesty, your heirs, and successors, for the public use and benefit and support of your Majesty's

No. 21. Government, upon every ship or vessel arriving at any port within Ord. No. 20, these islands and coming to an entry, the sum of Fourpence per

1860. ton, for each and every ton of the registered tonnage of such ship or vessel.

XVI. That this Ordinance shall commence and take effect on Commencement the first day of January which will be in the year of Our Lord One and duration of

Ordinance. thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-one ; and the same shall continue and be in force until the first day of January, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty-six, and from thence to the end of the next session of the Legislative Council, and no longer.

No. 22.-ORDINANCE No. 26 of 1860.

No. 22.

Ord. No. 26, An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 20 of 1860, for raising

1860. a Revenue, &c. (Passed 9th May, 1860. Confirmed 14th

Dec. 1860.) This Ordinance repeals sect. 5 and 6 of Ordinance No. 20 of 1860, which sections were as follows :

V. That there shall be imposed upon all wrecked, stranded, or Wrecked proderelict property, upon which no other duty is payable under this perty, otherOrdinance, a duty of Fifteen pounds per centum upon the gross liable to duty amount of all sales or amount of appraisement upon such property : on exportation. Provided always that bullion, coin, and diamonds brought from any wrecked, stranded, or derelict vessel shall not be liable to the payment of any duty whatsoevor: Provided, nevertheless, that upon the re-exportation of any stranded or derelict property, if bonded, upon which the duty of Fifteen per centum may have been so provided for, and re-exported from the bonded warehouse within six months from its importation, the party exporting the same shall receive a drawback of Seventy-five per centum of the duty so paid.

VI. That in addition to all other duties, there be imposed on Duty of two all property landed from any vessel wrecked, stranded, or in dis- and a half per tress, whether sold at auction or appraised, to be paid to the

sales of wrecked Receiver-General 'and Treasurer by the agent or captain of such property. vessel, after deducting the salvage and other usual charges, a duty of two and a half per cent. on the amount so sold or appraised.

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CLASS II.

LAWS WHICH REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF FEES INTO THE PUBLIC TREASURY IN AID OF REVENUE.

No. 1.-ORDINANCE No. 1 of 1852.

No. 1. An Ordinance to provide a Permanent Salary for the Judge of the Ord. No. 1, Supreme Court.

1852. This Ordinance requires that all costs “and emoluments now received or coming into the hands of the Judge, as Ordinary and Judge of the Supreme Court, shall be accounted for and paid quarterly into the Public Treasury in aid of the general revenue.”

See Ordinance post, Part IX., Class VIII., No. 6.

No. 2. Ord. No. 3,

1852.

No. 2.-ORDINANCE No. 3 of 1852.
An Ordinance to provide for the Public Registering and Recording

of Deeds, &c.
By sect. 15 of this Ordinance, certain fees are required to be
taken by the Registrar of Deeds, and paid into the Public Treasury.

See the Ordinance, ante, Part V., Class II.

No. 3. Ord. No.7,

1852.

No. 3.-ORDINANCE No. 7 of 1852.
An Ordinance to provide Fixed Salaries for the Colonial Secretary,

and the Private Secretary or Clerk in the Office of the Officer
administering the Government of these Islands, and to authorize
the collection of certain Sums in aid of the General Revenue
thereof, and for other purposes therein mentioned. (Passed

4th Sept., 1852. Confirmed 24th Sept., 1853.) HEREAS the incomes of the Colonial Secretary of this

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President administering the government of these islands, have hitherto been derived in part from certain fees, as a remuneration for certain Acts by them performed in the execution of their offices respectively; And whereas doubts have arisen as to the expediency of the continued collection of the aforesaid fees, and it is desirable that the same should cease to be collected; And whereas it is necessary that a sufficient revenue should be raised to provide an adequate salary for the said Colonial Secretary, and for the private secretary as aforesaid ; May it, &c., That so soon as the assent of the Governor-in-Chief to this Ordinance shall have been duly promulgated within these islands, it shall not be lawful for the Colonial Secretary, whether as Secretary for the Colony, Registrar of Records, or Clerk of the Council, for himself or for any other officer or officers of this Government, or for the private secretary, or for the clerk in the office of the President or officer administering the

Government of the colony, or for any other person in his or their Appropriation behalf to demand, take, or receive any fee whatever for his or their of Fees to the

own use, for any act, matter, or thing performed by him or them, use of Officers

in the discharge of the duties of their aforesaid respective offices,

after the assent hereto as aforesaid. Certain sums

II. And be it ordained, that so soon as this Ordinance shall to be collected have been promulgated as aforesaid, the following sums shall be in aid of the

demanded at, and payable into the offices respectively of the Revenue.

Receiver-General and the Colonial Secretary at Grand Turk, or to the Assistant Receiver-General at Salt Cay, or to any other revenue officer duly authorized to collect the revenue at the several outports within this Presidency, who are hereby constituted Acting Colonial Secretaries, for the purposes of this Ordinance at the said ports respectively, which sums so collected shall be paid into the Public Treasury of these islands, in aid of the expenses of the Government; that is to say: As far as relates to the tonnage duties to be paid to the revenue officers, this clause is repealed by Ordi

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No. 3. nance No. 1 of 1853, and as far as relates to the fees on wrecking

Ord. No. 7, licences, is superseded by Ordinance No. 6 of 1860.

1852. The following fees are still payable under this clause : On every commission for a place of profit at the rate of

Five pounds per centum of the annual value of
such office.

£ 8. d. On every licence to retail spirituous liquors

5 0 0 On every Militia commission

1 0 0 On every licence to practice as a notary public

2 0 0 For every testimonial or other document under the Seal

of the Colony or Seal at Arms, not hereinbefore
specified

0 10 0 III. And whereas it is necessary that fixed salaries should be Fixed Salaries provided for the Colonial Secretary for the Presidency, who ex

to the Colonial officio shall also be required to perform the duties of registrar of Secretary and deeds and Clerk of the Council, and for the private secretary or

Secretary or clerk to the officer administering the Government; Be it therefore Clerk in the further ordained by the authority aforesaid, that there shall be President's allowed and paid out of the Public Treasury of these islands in Office. monthly payments, by warrant in the usual manner, the following annual salaries in lieu of all other salaries or remuneration for the discharge of the several duties appertaining to the aforesaid respective offices, to wit:To the Colonial Secretary

£350 0 0 To the private secretary or clerk to the officer admi

nistering the Government a sum not exceeding 150 0 0 IV. And be it further ordained, that so much of the Act of the Acts repealed. General Assembly of the Bahama Islands made and passed in the third year of Her Majesty's reign, entitled “ An Act for the Support 3 Vic. c. 11. of Her Majesty's Government within these Islands,” as authorizes the payment of £125 to the Police Magistrate at Turks Islands, as also so much of the Ordinance No. 5, passed during the present Ordinance session of the Legislative Council as grants to the Colonial Secre- No. 5, 1852. tary, in aid of a salary for that officer the said sum of £125, and as also provides a salary of £100 for the Clerk of the Council, shall be, and the same are hereby repealed.

V. And be it further ordained, that all those two several Acts of Acts repealed. the Bahama Legislature made and passed in the forty-fourth year of the reign of His late Majesty George the Third, and in the 44 Geo. 3, c. 1. ninth year of the reign of His late Majesty George the Fourth, entitled respectively " An Act to oblige Masters of Vessels, and 9 Geo. 4, c. 9. other persons to give security in the Secretary's Office, and for suspending two several Acts therein mentioned,” and “ An Act to amend an Act, entitled an Act to oblige Masters of Vessels and other persons to give security in the Secretary's Office, and for suspending two several Acts therein mentioned,” save and except so much of the said Acts as suspends the two several Acts alluded to; and also the second clause of the Act of the said Legislature, passed in the eleventh year of Her Majesty's reign, chapter twenty- 11 Vic. c. 24. four, which imposes a tax upon the granting of licences for wrecking vessels, shall be, and the same are hereby repealed.

VI. And whereas now or hereafter questions may arise respect- Indemnificaing the collection of the fees hitherto received at the office of the tion for Fees

heretofore colColonial Secretary, and it is expedient that the same should be set

lected.

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