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and that the same was done in pursuance and by the authority of this act; and if it shall appear to be so done, or that such action shall have been commenced before the expiration of twenty days after such notice as aforesaid, or after the time limited for bringing the same, or after such tender of sufficient satisfaction as aforesaid, or if it shall be brought in any other county or place, or in any other manner than as directed hy this act, then the jury shall find a verdict for the defendant. $ 155.
Service of notices on company.--In all cases wherein it shall be necessary for any person to serve any notice or summons, or any writ or other process at law or in equity, upon the said company, service thereof respectively upon any one of the directors of the said company, or upon the clerk of the said company for the time being, or in his absence the leaving thereof at the London Dock-house, or at other the last or usual place of abode of such director or clerk respectively, shall be deemed good and sufficient service of the saine respectively on the said company. $ 159.
Notices given by company to be signed by the clerk.-In all cases where it shall be necessary for the said company to give any notice to any body politic, corporate, or collegiate, or to any person whomsoever, under the provisions of this act, it shall be deemed sufficient if such notice be in writing signed by the clerk for the time being of the said company, and without being under the common seal of the said company. § 160.
Officers under this act not to be incompetent witnesses.- In case any dispute, suit, or litigation shall arise touching or in anywise relating to any of the rates, duties, charges, or rent by this act authorized to he received, or respecting any matter or thing relating to the said docks, basins, locks, or cuts, or to this act, no person acting by or under the authority of the said company or in the service of the said company shall for that reason alone be in any manner disqualified or incapacitated from giving evidence in, upon, and respecting such dispute, suit, or litigation. § 161.
Punishing persons giving false evidence.—All persons who upon any examination to be taken upon oath by virtue of this act shall wilfully and corruptly give false evidence, or otherwise forswear themselves, before any jury or before any justice or justices of the peace acting as such in the execution of this act, shall and may be prosecuted for the same, and upon conviction thereof shall be subject and liable to such and the same pains and penalties as persons guilty of perjury are by the laws in being subject and liable to. § 162.
TONNAGE RATES ON SHIPPING.
VROM THE 3 Jele, 1832.
£. $. d. s from any port in the United Kingdom,- Isle of Man, Jersey,
Guernsey: --Alderney:-Sark, -or other European ports outside the Baltic, between the North Cape and Ushant, (Hambro' excepted, see Second Class,) with liberty to reload for any port, per register ton
0 0 6 Reni after Four Weeks from date of entrance, if discharged by own
crew; from date of final discharge, if discharged by the Dock Company; per register ton, per week...
0 0 1 ith part of their Cargoes, for every ton of Goods landed
0 0 6 Rent after One Week from date of entrance, per register ton, per week
0 0 1 3 loading for any of those ports, not having discharged their Cargoes in tiie Docks, per register ton, per week..
0 0 6 Rent after Four Weeks from date of entrance, ditto
0 0 1 SECOND CLASS. s from Hambro', with liberty to reload, per register ton ...
0 0 6 Rent after Six We ks from date of entrance, per register ton, per week
0 0 1 s loading for Hambro', not having discharged their Cargoes in the Ducks, per register ton...
0 6 Reut after Four Weeks from date of entrance, per register ton, per week
0 0 1
THIRD Class. s froin any port in the Mediterranean, with liberty to reload, per
register ton Rent after Six Weeks from date of entrance, per register ton, per
0 0 9
0 0 1
0 0 9
Fourth Class. is from all other ports or places whatsoever, (with the exceptions here
after enumerated,) with liberty to reload, per register ton .... Rent after Four Weeks from date of entrance, if Cargo discharged
by own Crew: from date of final discharge, if Cargo discharged
by the Dock Company, per register ton, per week.. is loading for any ports or places in Third or Fourth Classes, not
having discharged their Cargoes in the Dock, per register ton... Rent after Four Weeks from date of entrance, per register ton, per
per week. els to or from the Southern Whale Fisheries, per register ton
Oil delivered into Craft, per ton
Rent after Six Weeks, per register ton, per week es landing part of their Cargoes,
First or Second Class, per ton of Goods landed
Rent from entering the Docks, per register ton, per week.
0 0 6 0 1
£. . d. Rent after One Week from entering the Docks, per register ton, per week
0 0 1 Vessels two-thirds laden with Corn, will be charged Dock Dues on the
proportion the Cargo bears to the register tonnage. Light Vessels to lie up: On entering, for every register ton of the vessel..
006 Rent after Four Weeks from date of entrance, per register ton, per
0 0 1 Vessels which enter the Dock to lie up, and afterwards load out, pay Duis
according to their Port of destination, instead of those on light
vessels, No Tonnage Rates will be charged on Vessels wholly Corn laden, but will
be charged for docking and undocking as under Vessels of 100 tons and upwards......
i i o Ditto under 100 tons
0 10 6 With liberty to remain in Dock without further charge, for twenty-four
hours after final discharge.
Reut after expiration of that period, per register ton, per week .... 001 Should the Vessel load outwards, the usual Tonnage Rates, according to the
port of destination, will be charged, instead of the Rate for Duck-
RATES FOR DISCHARGING CARGOES WHEN LANDED BY THE
Cargoes consisting either in the whole or in part, of Hogsheads or Tierces of Sugar, (including Ship cooperage) per register ton
019 Cargoes consisting of Sugar in chests, 5 ewt. and upwards (including Ship cooperage,) per register ton
0 1 3 Cargoes consisting of Sugar, in bags or chests under 5 cwt., or other Goods
(not being Oil direct from the Fisheries, Tallow, Hemp, Ashes,
009 Cargoes consisting of Mahogany, Timber, or other Wood in Logs, per register ton
0149 Blue-Gum Wood or large Timber, additional for every load delivered..... 0 0 6 Cargues consisting of Hemp only, or merchandise, in bulk, per register ton 0 0 Tallow only, per ditto
0 0 6 S Hemp, per ton of Goods
0 1 3 Mixed Cargoes of Tallow, per ditto ..
6 Ashes, per ditto
0 0 6 Ditto, ditto, part being in bulk, on the latter, per ditto ...
0 1 No charge made for excess beyond the Register Tonnage,
S. COCK, London Dock House.
REGULATIONS REGARDING SHIPPING AND THE TONNAGE RATES
LODGMENT OF Manifest.-See g 109 of the Act, page 81.
DISCHARGE OY Vessels.—Vessels are not to break bulk, without the permission of the superintendent, until the whole of the cargo has been entered at the Custom House. See page 83.
See also the 114 and 116 sections, page 82, 83.
Labourers or Lumpers are not allowed to work on board Vessels, on the Quays, or in the Warehouses, unless engaged by the Company; but may be hired of the Com. pany, to work under the direction and responsibility of the Master, the charge being 38. 6d. per day for each man; and should not a sufficient number be employed for the timely discharge of the cargo, additional hands will be provided by the Company, at the expence of the Vessel.
The Decks are to be speedily cleared of such articles as may impede the discharge; and the Master, Mate, or some person duly authorized by the Owners, is to remain on board during the unloading. See § 118, page 84.
West India Docks. These docks were formed by virtue of the 39 Geo. III. c. 69. for the lusive reception, for twenty-one years, from the day they were deed in the Gazette to be ready and fit for the reception of ships and ling of goods, of ships in the West India trade. That period expired, and the above and following acts, viz. 42 Geo. III. c. 113. 1 Geo. III. c. 7.--47 Geo. III. sess. 2. c. 31.-47 Geo. III. sess. 2. 5.-10 Geo. IV. c. 67.-and 10 Geo. IV. c. 130. have been since -aled by the 1 and 2 Will. IV. e. 52. (local.) This act sets forth that the company have caused to be made and pleted two large and commodious navigable docks, the one called Import Dock, the other the Export Dock, and that they have also chased the City Canal and lands belonging thereto, and have appriated the same to the purposes of the said recited acts, in the like iner as the other works of the company, under the title of the South k. The act then states, that the provisions of the former acts have been solidated, and additional powers granted to the company, by the pe of the West India Dock Company, and by that name to have betual succession and a common seal, and by that name to sue and sued ; and it is further provided, that the repeal of the said acts Il not annul any by-laws, rules, orders, or regulations, already made be company. As the act is a very long one, and the chief part of the clauses affect
the masters of vessels, &c. are nearly, verbatim, the same as those Ich govern the masters of ships using the London Docks, to prevent reasing the work to an inconvenient size, the subject of the respective tions will be merely noticed here, (except where any material differe prevails,) referring to the corresponding clauses in the London ek Act.
BSTRACT of an ACT to consolidate and amend the several Acts for making the West India Docks. 1 and 2 Will. IV. c. 52. (local.)
Section Power to take rates for ships, &c. $76.
101. The company may take such further reasonable rates or
sums for the unloading, coopering, or mending of the
such ship or vessel, as they may think fit. Eremption from rates. $ 83.
108. Recorery of rates in respect of ships. $ 77.
102. Time extended to six months. Persons eluding payment. $ 78.
103. For ascertaining the tonnage or admeasurement of ships. $79. 104. Penally on persons obstructing such measuring $ 79. 105. Power to take rates on goods.
107. r In the instance of perishable goods the rates to be paid
in two months, if not in twelve months,
DockDirecting at what times the dock-gates shall be opened and}
Dock Act. Sale of goods brought into the docks, sold to reimburse charges, exempted from auction duty.-Goods which by law would be exempt from auction duty, if sold by or on account of the first importer thereof, which shall be brought into any of the docks of the said company, in the port of London, and shall be sold by, or by the authority of the said company, conformably to the provisions of this act, to reimburse themselves for rates or charges incurred for duties, landing, warehousing, interest of money advanced, or for any other purpose respecting the same, such sales of such goods shall be free of the duty imposed by law on goods and effects sold by auction. $ 82. Section Copy of manifest to be delivered at the West India Dock
109. house. § 84. Two copies required.
110. slut. § 85. From the 10th of May) from eight in the morning to the
till four. 9th of November,
and From the 10th of November)
(from nine in the morning to the
till four. 9th of May,
111. landing places assigned by the company. $ 86.
Provided that nothing herein contained shall extend to
permitting any goods to be landed from or shipped for
foreign parts, at any other than a legal quay. Goods to be examined, and damages happening thereto to be ascertained.-All goods which shall be landed on the said quays shall be surveyed and examined by some competent person to be appointed by the said directors for that purpose, and which person shall inquire into and ascertain the causes and extent of any injury or damage which shall have happened to the same, either by sea damage, improper stowage, or otherwise, and shall deliver his report in writing thereon to the directors of the said company. § 120.
The quays of the company to be legal quays.—The quays and wharfs already made or built within or along the sides of the said Import and Export Docks, are declared to be to all intents and purposes legal quays and wharfs for the landing, relanding, and discharging, lading and shipping of any goods whatsoever; and when it shall appear to three of the lords commissioners of his majesty's treasury for the time being, that the South Dock or any other docks, which shall hereafter be made or built by the company, are sufficiently enclosed and defended, it shall be lawful for any three or more of the said commissioners to certify, that any such dock or docks is or are sufficiently enclosed and defended, and thereupon such quays and wharfs within such docks, as shall be described in such certificate to be fit for the reception of goods, shall, from and immediately after the date of such certificate, be deemed and taken to be legal quays and wharfs, in like manner