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PROCLAMATIONS

Preamble

By the President of the United States of America.

A PROCLAMATION. Whereas, by an act of the Congress of the United States, approved the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, entitled "“ An act regulating commercial intercourse with the islands of Miquelon and St. Pierre,"* it is see vol. 10, p. provided that all French vessels coming directly from those islands, either in ballast or laden with articles the growth or manufacture of either of said islands, and which are permit. ted to be exported therefrom in American vessels, may be ad. mitted into the ports of the United States on payment of no higher duties of tonnage, or on their cargoes aforesaid, than are imposed on American vessels, and on like cargoes imported in American vessels, provided that this act shall not take effect until the President of the United States shall have received satisfactory information that similar privileges have been allowed to American vessels and their cargoes at said islands by the government of France, and shall have made proclamation accordingly:

And whereas satisfactory information has been received by me that similar privileges have been allowed to American ves. sels and their cargoes at said islands by the government of France:

Now, therefore, I, JAMES K. POLK, President of the coming directly United States of America, do hereby declare and proclaim that all French vessels coming directly from the islands of Mique. Pierre, admitted lon and Saint Pierre, either in ballast or laden with articles the u. 8. on the the growth or manufacture of either of said islands, and which are permitted to be exported therefrom in American vessels, shall from this date be admitted into the ports of the Voited States on payment of no higher duties on tonnage, or ou iheir cargoes aforesaid, than are imposed on American vessels, and on like cargoes imported in American vessels.

Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, the twen-
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i tieth day of April, A. D. one thousand eight hun.
) dred and forty-seven, and of the Independence of
the United States the seventy-first.

JAMES K. POLK.
By the President:

JAMES BUCHANAN, Secretary of State.

French' vessels

from the ports of Miquelon and St.

into the ports ort!

same footing with American vessels

By the President of the United States of America.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble reciting act relative

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Preamble reci Whereas, by an act of the Congress of the United States to discriminating of the twenty-fourth of May, one thousand eight hundred and duties.

twenty-eiglit, entitled “ An act in addition to an act entitled

• An act concerning discriminating duties of tonnage and + See vol. 8, p.m

impost, and to equalize the duties on Prussian vessels and

y their cargoes,'»* it is provided that upon satisfactory evidence being given to the President of the United States, by the gov. ernment of any foreign nation, that no discriminating duties of tonnage or impost are imposed or levied in the ports of the said nation upon vessels wholly belonging to citizens of the United States, or upon the produce, manufactures, or merchandise imported in the same from the United States, or from any. foreign country, the President is thereby authorized to issue his proclamation, declaring that the foreign discriminating duties of tonnage and impost within the United States are, and shall be, suspended and discontinued, so far as respects the vessels of the said foreign nation, and the produce, manufactures, or merchandise imported into the United States in the same from the said foreign nation, or from any other foreign country, the said suspension to take effect from the time of such notification being given to the President of the United States, and to continue so long as the reciprocal exemption of vessels belonging to cilizens of the United States, and their cargoes,

as aforesaid, shall be continued, and no longer: Satisfactory And whereas satisfactory evidence has laiely been received criminating du.. by me, from his Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, through an ties are levied on vessels of the U. official communication of Mr. Felippe Jose Pereira Leal, his 8. in the ports of chargé d'affaires in the United States, under date of the 25th

of October, 1847, that no other or higher duties of tonnage and impost are imposed or levied in the ports of Brazil upon vessels wholly belonging to citizens of the United States, and upon the produce, manufactures, or merchandise imported in the same from the United States, and from any foreign coun. try whatever, than are levied on Brazilian ships and their

cargoes in the same ports under like circumstances : Discriminating Now, therefore, I, JAMES K. POLK, President of the duties on Brazil. ian ressels and United States of America, do hereby declare and proclaim,

that so much of the severa! acts imposing discriminating duties of tonnage and impost within the United States are, and shall be, suspended and discontinued so far as respects the vessels of Brazil, and the produce, manusactures, and mer. chandise imported into the United States in the same, from

Brazil and from any other foreign country whatever, the said From 26th Oc. suspension to take effect from the day above mentioned, and

to continue thenceforward so long as the reciprocal exemp

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their cargoes sug. pended

tober, 1847.

tion of the vessels of the United States, and the produce, manufactures, and merchandise imported into Brazil in the same as aloresaid, shall be continued on the part of the gov. ernment of Brazil.

Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, this fourth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand , aight hundre'l and forty-seven, and the seventy-second of the Independence of the United States.

JAMES K. POLK. By the President:

JAMES BUCHANAN, Secretary of State.

INDEX

TO THE ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE

THIRTIETH CONGRESS, AND TO THE APPENDIX THERETO.

211

135

· Page. Adams, Louisa Catharine, grant of franking privilege to . 11 Adams, Fort, appropriation for Adams, Benjamin, & Co., et al., certain duties paid by, re.

funded - - Adjutants General, (additional,) repeal of the provision requiring the discharge of, at the close of the war

73 Alabama, lime of holding district court of, for middle district, changed - -

120 State of, divided into three judicial districts

120 certain lands granted to, for internal improvements, may be applied to the use of schools .

130 , certain post roads established in

179, 187 Alexandria county, D. C., the Supreme Court of the United

States to have jurisdiction of all causes removed from the circuit court of, to said Supreme Court ..

65 Allen, Alborne, act for relief of American Colonization Society, vessels employed by, ex

empted from the provisions of the acts regulating the car. riage of passengers in merchant vessels . American seamen in foreign countries, appropriations for relief of 15, 160 Anderson, John, act for relief of

113 Annapolis, appropriation for naval school at

108 Annuities and grants, appropriation for

149 Appropriations, to supply deficiencies in a former appropria.

i tion for the army -

to supply deficiencies in the appropriations

for 1848 - . . .
for purchase of the manuscripts and papers of

the late James Madison .
for support of the Military Academy
for revolutionary and other pensions
for service of Post Office Department
for fortifications - -
for Indian department, and for fulfilling treaty .

stipulations with the various Indian tribes
for the naval service (see appropriate heads)
for the civil and diplomatic expenses of gov...

ernment (see appropriate heads) ·

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