M. de Reinhold in the conference of yesterday seemed so fally impressed with the soundness of this principle, that the undersigned deerns it unnecessary to dweil upon the benefit to be derived from its application to two nations both of which are distinguished for their commercial enterprize andindustry. Every faoility and encouragement afforded to the trade betWeen Great-Britain and Holland by the establishment of a system of reciprocity in their commercial intercourse cannot fail to be of essential advantage to both. The undersigned therefore feels a confident hope that the two governments agreeing in the principle, no difficulty will be found in making an arrangement for carrying it into effect.
The undersigned heard yesterday with great satisfaction from M. de Reinhóld that the principle as applicable to another commercial country having been already referred to the department of the state, to which the interests of its commerce are conf ided *), a delay, which otherwise might have intervened, would in consequence be avoided.
british vessels, than are levied or granted upon similar goods, wares or marchandize, when imported or exported in vessels of such country, pro vided always that suchadditional or countervailing duties so to be imposed and drawbacks, bounties or allowances so to be withheld as af oresaid, shall not be of greater amount than may be deemed fairly to countervail the différence of duty, drawback, bounty or allowances paid or granted on goods, wares or merchandize, imported into or exported from such foreign country in british vessels more or less than the duties, drawbacks, bounties or allowances there charged or granted upon similar goods, wares or merchandise, imported into or exported from such foreign country in vessels of such country.
III. And be it further enacted that such additional or countervailing duties of customs shall be levied, recovered and applied in such and the like manner as any other duties of customs are now by law levied, recovered or applied.
IV. And be it further enacted, that H. M. by and with the advice of his Privy Councü or by any order or orders in council as aforesaid is hereby empowered to remove or again to impose any such additional or countervailing duty of customs or to renew or withhold such drawbacks, bounties or allowances, whereevér ft shall be deemed expediënt so to do.
V. And whereas it might tend to the ad vantage of british vessels arriving in foreign ports, if power was given to H. M. to exempt foreign vessels of less burthen than sixty tons from the obligatioa«f taking on board pilots to conduct them into or from the ports of the United Kingdom, in all cases in which british vessels of less burthen than sixty tons are no required by law to take pilots, be it therefore enacted that from and af ter the passing of this act it shall and may be lawful for H. M. by and with the advice of his Privy Council or by any order or orders in council in all such cases as aforesaid to exempt foreign vessels, being of less burthen than sixty tons from taken on board a pilot to conduct hem into or from any of the ports of the United Kingdom any law, custom or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
VI. And be it further enacted that a copy of every order in council, which may be issued under the authority of this act, shall be laid before parliament as soon after the issuing thereof as may be practicable, if parliament shall be sitting, and if it shall not then be sitting, within thirty days after the meeting thereof".
J) Het Departement van Onderwijs, Nationale Nijverheid en Koloniën.