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act to indemnify all persons concerned in advising, issuing or acting under a certain order in council for regulating the tonnageduties on certain foreign vessels and to amend an act of the last session of Parliament for authorizing H. M. under certain circumstances to regulate the duties and drawbacks on goods imported or exported in any foreign vessels", it is amongst other things enacted, that from and after the passing of the said act it shall and may be lawful to and for H. M., by and with the advice of his Privy Council or by H. M. order or orders in council, to be published from time to time in the London Gazette (whenever it shall be deemed expediënt) to levy or charge any additional duty or duties upon or in respect of any vessels, which shall enter any of the ports in the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Ireland or in any of H. M. dominions and which shall belong to any foreign country, in which any duties of tonnage shall have been or shall be levied upon or in respect of british vessels, entering the ports of such country, higher or greater than are levied or granted upon or in respect of the vessels of such country, and it is thereby provided that such additional or countervailing tonnage-duties so to be levied and charged as aforesaid, shall not be of greater amount than may be deemed fairly to countervail the différence of duty, paid in such foreign country upon or in respect of the tonnage of british vessels more than the duty, there charged or granted upon or in respect of the vessels of such country.

And whereas duties of tonnage are levied upon or in respect of british vessels, entering the ports of the United Netherlands, laden with salt, higher or greater than are levied and granted upon or in respect of the vessels of the United Netherlands aforesaid, entering the ports aforesaid, laden with salt.

And such higher tonnage duties are in the ports aforesaid levied upon and in respect of so much only of the tonnage of such british vessels, as is actually employed in the carriage and importation of such salt and are equivalent to £ 1.13.4 f°r every ton of such vessels sb employed.

H. M. doth therefore under the authority of the above recited act, by and with the advice of his Privy Councü order, that from and after the date of this order there shall be levied and charged upon or in respect of all vessels belonging to the United Nether-

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