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Assented to by his Honour the President and Commander in Chief, this 26th day of May, Appendix, No. 4. in the year of our Lord 1858, and in the 21st year of Her Majesty's reign.
Daly published in the town of St. George, in the Island of Grenada, this 26th day of
AN ACT to impose certain Duties upon the Exportation from this Government of certain Goods, grown, produced, or manufactured in Grenada or its Dependencies, to be applied for the purposes of Immigration, and for no other purpose. (September 6, 1858.)
WHEREAS it is expedient to grant a further aid to Her Majesty for the purposes of immi- Preamble. gration, by imposing certain duties upon all sugar, molasses, rum, and cocoa grown, produced, or manufactured in and exported from the Island of Grenada or its dependencies; Be it therefore and it is hereby enacted by the Governor, the Legislative Council and Assembly of Grenada and its dependencies, as follows:→
1. From and after the passing of this Act there shall be raised, levied, collected, and paid unto Her Majesty, her heirs and successors, the several duties set forth in figures in the Schedule of Duties to this Act annexed, upon the exportation from this Government of any sugar, molasses, ium, or cocoa grown, produced, or manufactured in Grenada or its dependencies.
Appendix, No, 5.
3. Every master of any such vessel (except as before excepted) who shall depart or attempt to depart from this island, or any of its dependencies, without having delivered to the treasurer or Colonial revenue officer as aforesaid such manifest outwards, or without having declared to the truth of the same as aforesaid, or who shall deliver a false manifest outwards, and every agent or superintendent of the said Company who shall fail or neglect, within 24 hours after the departure of any steam or other vessel employed in carrying such mails as aforesaid, to deliver to the treasurer as aforesaid such manifest outwards as is hereinbefore required to be made out and delivered by him to such treasurer, or who shall neglect or refuse to declare to the truth of the same, or who shall deliver a false manifest outwards, shall, on conviction thereof before any two or more justices of the peace, forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding 201, and in default of payment shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding three months.
Duties to be paid on exportation of produce specified in Schedule annexed.
2. Before any vessel shall depart this island or any of its dependencies, the master, except Manifest of cargo as hereinafter mentioned, of such vessel shall make out and deliver to the public treasurer at to be delivered by the Treasury in the town of Saint George, or Colonial revenue officer at the port of shipment, master of vessel a manifest outwards, according to the form marked (A) in the Schedule to this Act annexed, previously to departing. signed by him, of the goods laden on board of such vessel, and the names of the respective shippers of such goods, with the marks and numbers of the packages or parcels of the same, and shall declare to the truth of such manifest as far as any such particulars can be known to him; Provided always, that in the case of any steam vessel, or other vessel now or Proviso as to vessels hereafter to be employed in carrying the mails between England and this island, or between carrying nails. this island and the other Islands and Colonies in the West Indies, the master thereof shall not be required to deliver or declare to any such manifest outwards as aforesaid; but such vessel shall be permitted to depart this island, and the agent or superintendent of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company at the port of Saint George, instead of such master, shall, within 24 hours after the departure of every such vessel, make out and deliver to the public treasurer at the said Treasury, a similar manifest outwards of the goods laden on board of such steam or other vessel as last aforesaid, and make a similar declaration as to the contents and other particulars of such manifest in all respects as is herein before in that behalf required of masters of vessels departing from this island.
to the truth of
Penalty for not delivering or declaring manifest, or for delivering a false manifest.
4. Every person, upon exporting from this Government any goods, shall, by himself or Bill of entry outauthorised agent, deliver to the public treasurer, or Colonial revenue officer at the port of wards to be delishipment, a bill of entry thereof, according to the form marked (B) in the Schedule to this vered by person Act annexed, expressing the name of the vessel, and of the master and of the place to which shall declare to the exporting, and who the goods are to be exported, and the quantities and proper denominations or descriptions of truth thereof, and
Appendix, No. 5. such goods, as well as the respective packages containing such goods, and in the margin of such bill of entry shall delineate the respective marks and numbers of such packages, and shall specify and state in such bill of entry which, if any, of such goods have been grown, produced, or manufactured in this island or its dependencies, and if any duty shall be payable on any such goods, according to the value, number, weight, or measure of such goods, such value, number, weight, or measure shall be stated in the entry; and the person who shall make such bill of entry shall, in writing, on such bill of entry, declare to the truth of the the same, and sign such declaration in the presence of the public treasurer, or such Colonial revenue officer, at his office, and shall then and there pay all duties payable in respect of such goods.
Penalty for not delivering or declaring
to the truth of bill of entry, or for delivering a false bill
Duties, &c. levied under this Act, how to be applied.
Duration of Act.
5. Every exporter of goods who shall fail or neglect to deliver such a bill of entry as hereinbefore required, of the goods so exported or intended to be exported by him, and every such exporter or agent as aforesaid who shall neglect or refuse to declare to the truth of any bill of entry delivered by him as aforesaid, or who shall deliver to the treasurer or Colonial revenue officer any bill of entry which shall be false in any particular, shall, for each and every such offence, upon conviction thereof before any two or more justices of the peace, on the complaint of the treasurer or a Colonial revenue officer, forfeit and pay a sum not exceed. ing 207, over and above the amount of duties payable in respect, of such goods, and in default of payment of such penalty and duties, or either of them, shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding 30 days.
6. All taxes, duties, and moneys which shall be levied, paid to, or received by the public treasurer under this Act, shall be applied solely for the purposes of immigration; and all fines and penalties hereby imposed shall be paid to the treasurer at the said Treasury, and shall be and the same are hereby reserved to Her Majesty, her heirs and successors, for the public uses of this island and its dependencies, and in support of the Government thereof. 7. This Act shall continue in force for three years, and no longer.
SCHEDULE OF DUTIES
Payable on Articles grown, produced, or manufactured in and exported from this Island or its Dependencies, under the authority of this Act.
Signed and Declared before me, at the Custom-house
at the Port of
Quantity and Description of Goods.
Master of the Vessel above named, do declare
that the content above written, now tendered and subscribed by me, is a just and true account of all the goods laden on board my ship for this present voyage, and of the names of the respective shippers and consignees of the said goods, and of the marks and numbers of the packages containing the same.
(L. 8.) C. Ready,
Place of Growth
goods shipped by me, and that the value set opposite the same is correct. Declared to before me this
Passed the Legislative Council this 18th day of August 1858. (signed)
Administrator of Government.
do declare that the above is a true account of the
Passed the Assembly this 17th day of August, in the year of our Lord 1858.
Da:ed at Grenada, this 6th day of September, in the Year of Our Lord 1858. (signed) Henry Garraway,
(A true copy.)
Appendix, No. 6.
(L. M. 8.)
Assented to by his Honour the Administrator of the Government and Commander in Chief, this 6th day of September, in the year of Our Lord 1858, and in the 22d year of Her Majesty's reign.
Duly published in the Town of St. George, in the Island of Grenada, this 6th day of Sep-
C. Ready, Lieut.-Colonel,
AN ACT to Improve the Laws regulating Immigration to Grenada, and to increase the
Appendix, No. 5.
Appendix, No. 6.
Be it enacted by the Governor, the Legislative Council, and the Assembly of the Island Preamble.
of Grenada and its Dependencies, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same,
1. All complaints, differences, and disputes which shall arise between employer and Jurisdiction over immigrant respecting any matter or thing treated of in the Act, intituled, " An Act to alter complaints under the Law of Contracts with regard to Immigrants, and for the Encouragement of Immi- Immigration Acts gration, and for the general Regulation of Immigrants," or in any other Act amending the extended to stipen same, shall and may be heard and determined (except where otherwise specially provided) diary magistrates by any special or local stipendiary magistrate, as well as by the police magistrate, or by any two justices, and it shall be lawful for any such special or local stipendiary magistrate sitting alone to do any act authorised by the said recited Act to be done by the police magistrate sitting alone, or by any two justices of the peace.
Appendix, No. 6.
Salary of Immigration Agent to be 150l. per annum.
No. 230 and this
Appendix, No. 7.
Who to be deemed liberated Africans.
2. After the passing of this Act, the Immigration Agent shall be paid annually such salary, not exceeding 1507., as the Governor in Council shall determine, instead of the salary mentioned and provided in the sixth section of the said recited Act, and so much of the said sixth section of the said recited Act as provides a salary for the Immigration Agent shall be and the same is hereby repealed.
3. This Act shall be construed as one Act with the said recited Act.
Provisions of the
of the Slave Trade
not to be affected. Operation of Act.
Passed the Assembly this 27th day of October, in the year of our Lord 1858.
Passed the Council this 27th day of October 1858.
Dated at Grenada, the 17th day of November 1858.
Clerk of Assembly.
(L. M. s.)
Assented to by his Honour the Administrator of the Government and Commander-in-
Appendix, No. 7.
Clerk of Council.
(signed) C. Ready,
Administrator of the Government.
Duly published in the Town of Saint George, in the Island of Grenada, this 17th day of November, in the year of Our Lord 1858, and in the 22d year of Her Majesty's reign. (signed) Henry Sharpe,
Liberated Africans to Le deemed for all purposes as na
1. All Liberated Africans domiciled or resident, or who hereafter may be domiciled or resident in the Island, shall be deemed to be and to have been for all purposes as from the date of their being brought into or of their arrival in this colony, natural-born subjects of tural-born subjects. Her Majesty, and to be and to have been capable of taking, holding, conveying, devising,
and transmitting any estate real or personal within this colony.
ANNO VICESIMO VICTORIÆ REGINE.
AN ACT to remove Doubts as to the Rights of the Liberated Africans in Tobago.(11th May 1857.)
Be it and it is hereby enacted by the Governor by and with the Advice and Consent of the Legislative Council and the Elective Legislative Assembly as follows :-
2. For the purposes of this Act, the words "Liberated Africans" shall mean and include all persons dealt with or detained as slaves, who heretofore have been or hereafter may be seized or taken under any of the Acts for the Abolition or Suppression of the Slave Trade by Her Majesty's ships of war or otherwise, and liberated or delivered to the officers appointed to protect, receive, or provide for such persons and all other persons who as having been dealt with, carried, kept, or detained as slaves may have been taken and liberated, or received, protected, or provided for under any of the said Acts.
3. Provided always, that nothing in this Act shall in anywise prejudice or interfere with any of the provisions in relation to such Liberated Africans as aforesaid of the laws in force for the abolition or suppression of the slave trade.
4. This Act shall not come into operation until Her Majesty's pleasure thereon shall be signified in this colony.
Appendix, No. 8.
AN ACT to alter the Law of Contracts with regard to Immigrants, and for the Encouragement of Immigration, and for the General Regulation of Immigrants.--[16th October, 1857.] WHEREAS certain persons have been appointed agents by Her Majesty to superintend the emigration of labourers from certain places to Her Majesty's Colonies in the West Indies, Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly of the Island of Saint Vincent and its dependencies, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, as follows:
Appendix, No. 8.
1. The Governor may, from time to time, pay a part of the salary or remuneration granted Payment of agents. by Her Majesty to each of such agents as are or may be hereafter so appointed, in proportion to the number of emigrants that may be sent to this Colony and its dependencies.
2. The Governor may pay the amount of every moderate and necessary expense, incurred Payment of exat any port or place where any such agent is appointed, for the collection of emigrants, in penses abroad. conveying emigrants to the port of embarkation, in maintaining them there, for a period not exceeding 15 days, and in providing them with such supply of clothing as may be requisite for their voyage to this Colony, upon the receipt from such agent of an account thereof, duly vouched, showing the particulars of such expenditure, countersigned by the Governor of such place, or by such officer as he may appoint, if the same be a British possession, or by Her Majesty's Consul at any foreign port or place, such Governor, Officer, or Consul, as the case may be, certifying thereby, so far as he knows, that such expenditure has been solely incurred for the purposes aforesaid, or for any such purposes, and is just and reasonable, and may likewise pay the amount of any expenditure incurred by Her Majesty's Government, or by Commissioners appointed by Her Majesty's Government, at the request of the Governor and Council, in the hiring, employing, and licensing of any vessel for bringing or sending emigrants to this Colony from the East Indies or from China, and in providing for the maintenance and clothing of such emigrants during their passage or otherwise, in employing on board any such vessel a surgeon, and such other just expenditure as shall be caused by and be necessarily incidental to such emigrątion to this Colony, and all just expenses caused by and necessarily incidental to sending back any immigrants from the East Indies, at the expiration of their stipulated term of residence, to the place from whence they shall have been brought or sent into this Colony.
fix rate number
3. The Governor in Council may, from time to time, by proclamation, name the ports or Governor to name places from which emigration on bounty is permitted to this Colony, and may fix such rate places for Emigraof bounty as to him shall seem just for indemnifying the person at whose charge any tion on Bounty, and immigrant may be introduced into this Colony, for the expense of his maintenance and of weeks allowed passage from the port of embarkation, and shall, in his proclamation to be issued for that for passage. purpose, declare the number of weeks deemed necessary for the voyage of any such ship or vessel from such respective ports or places to this Colony provided always, that no rate of Limitation of bounty shall be fixed, and that no bounty shall be allowed for the importation of any immi- Bounty. grant, who may be incompetent or unwilling to engage in agricultural labour, or for any immigrant above the age of 40 years, unless in either case such immigrant shall be one of a family of immigrants arriving in the same vessel, and provided that bounty or passage money shall not be paid for any greater number of immigrants imported by any one vessel from the Island of Madeira, from any of the Azores, Cape de Verds, or Canary Islands, and other places of similar distance, than at the rate of one immigrant for each ton of the measurement of said vessel.
4. Any person who, having first obtained a licence to that effect from the Governor in Rates payable to Council, which licence the Governor in Council shall grant or refuse at discretion, shall private importer. introduce at his own expense immigrants, under written contract with him for service upon his own plantation, shall be entitled to receive from the immigration funds one-half of the rate or bounty which would have been payable, under any such proclamation, as aforesaid, for each such immigrant, if introduced at the public expense; provided that the person applying for such licence as aforesaid, shall give to the Governor in Council such security as he may require for the carrying out the object of such licence, and that the number of such immigrants paid for shall not exceed the number stated in the licence to be granted to such person, as aforesaid.
5. The Governor to nominate and appoint a fit and proper person, to be styled "The Appointment of InImmigration Agent," and any such person, from time to time, to remove, and appoint migration Agent. another in his place.
6. That such agent shall keep an office in the town of Kingstown, and there shall be paid Agent to keep office to him, from the colonial treasury, the sum of 100 l., by quarterly payments, out of any in town, and to moneys raised for immigration purposes, on the warrant of the Governor, and 10 7. per 100 7. receive a salary of annum for office rent; provided that such agent shall not be entitled to nor receive any part