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with the advice of Her Privy Council, is pleased to order and declare, and it is hereby ordered and declared, that from and after the publication hereof in the “ London Gazette," seamen, no tbeing slaves (and not being British subjects), who desert from merchant ships belonging to subjects of the King of Italy, within Her Majesty's dominions, shall be liable to be apprehended and carried on board their respective ships ; provided always, that if any such deserter has committed any crime in Her Majesty's dominions, he may be detained until he has been tried by a competent court, and until his sentence (if any) has been fully carried into effect.

And Her Majesty, by virtue of the powers vested in Her, by the said “ Foreign Deserters' Act, 1852,” and by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, is further pleased to order and declare, that upon and after the publication hereof in the London Gazette, the Order in Council, relating to seamen who desert from merchant ships belonging to subjects of the King of the Kingdom of the 2 Sicilies, made by virtue of the said Act, on the 19th day of August, 1853,* and published in the "London Gazette” on the 23rd day of August, 1853, and the Order in Council, relating to seamen who desert from merchant ships belonging to subjects of the King of Sardinia, made by virtue of the said Act on the 10th day of March, 1855, and published in the "London Gazette" on the 13th day of March, 1855, shall be revoked, and the same are hereby revoked accordingly.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and the Secretary of State for India in Council, are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

SAL V A DO R.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, relative to the delivery of

Merchant Seamen, Deserters from Salvador Ships, within British Dominions. June 11, 1863.

At the Court at Windsor, the 11th day of June, 1863. PRESENT, THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

WHEREAS by the Foreign Deserters' Act, 1852,"I it is provided, that whenever it is made to appear to Her Majesty that due facilities are or will be given for recovering or apprehending seamen who desert from British merchant ships in the territories of any Foreign power, Her Majesty may, by Order in Council, stating * See Vol. 9, Page 714. † See Vol. 10, Page 555. See Vol. 9, Page 317

that such facilities are or will be given, declare that seamen, not being slaves who desert from merchant ships belonging to such powers when within Her Majesty's dominions, shall be liable to be apprehended and carried on board their respective ships, and may limit the operation of such order, and may render the operation thereof, subject to such conditions and qualifications, if any, as may be deemed expedient.

And whereas it has been made to appear to Her Majesty that due facilities will be given for recovering and apprehending seamen who desert from British merchant ships in the territories of the Republic of Salvádor.

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue of the powers vested in Her by the said "Foreign Deserters’ Act, 1852,” and by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, is pleased to order and declare, and it is hereby ordered and declared that from and after the publication hereof in the“ London Gazette,"seamen not being slaves who, within Her Majesty's dominions, desert from merchant ships belonging to citizens of the Republic of Salvador, shall be liable to be apprehended and carried on board their respective ships.

Provided always, that if any such deserter has committed any crime in Her Majesty's dominions, he may be detained until he has been tried by a competent Court, and until his sentence (if any) has been fully carried into effect.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury,and the Secretary of State for India in Council, are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

S WE D E N.

BRITISH TREASURY WARRANT, fixing the rates of postage

on letters transmitted to or from Sweden, and between Sweden and British Colonies and Foreign Countries. May 13, 1863. WHEREAS, by an Act passed in the 4th year of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled “An Act for the regulation of the duties of postage," power is given to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, from time to time, by Warrant under their hands, to alter and fix any of the rates of British postage or inland postage payable by law on the transmission by the post of Foreign or Colonial letters or newspapers, or of any other printed papers, and to subject the same to rates of postage according to the weight thereof and a scale of weight to be contained in such Warrant; and from time to time, by Warrant as aforesaid, to alter or repeal any such altered rates, and make and establish any new other rates in lieu thereof, and from time to time, by Warrant as aforesaid, to appoint at what time the rates which may be payable are to be paid. And it is provided that the power thereby given should extend to any increase or reduction or remission of postage.

* See Vol. 5, Page 248.

And whereas the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury by a certain Warrant in writing under their hands, bearing date the 10th day of December, 1850,* did direct (amongst other things) that certain rates of British postage therein mentioned should be charged and paid upon the transmission by the post of letters between any part of the United Kingdom and Sweden, direct, and between Sweden and any of Her Majesty's Colonies or any Foreign country, through the United Kingdom, conveyed between the United Kingdom and Sweden direct.

And whereas it is expedient to reduce the rates of British postage now payable under the said recited Warrant upon letters conveyed between the United Kingdom and Sweden, direct, by Swedish mail packet-boat, and for that purpose to repeal so much of the said recited Warrant as relates to or affects such letters,

Now we, the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, in exercise of the power or authority in us for such purpose vested in and by the said recited Act, and of all other powers enabling us in this behalf, do by this Warrant (under the hands of 2 of us the said Commissioners, by the authority of the statute in that case made and provided) order, direct, and declare as follows:

1. On every letter, not exceeding of an ounce in weight, transmitted by the post between any part of the United Kingdom and Sweden, direct by Swedish mail packet-boat, there shall be charged, and taken in lieu of any rates of British postage now payable by law on such letters, a uniform rate of British postage of 4 pence.

2. On every letter, not exceeding of an ounce in weight, posted in, or addressed to, any part of Sweden, transmitted by the post between Sweden and any of Her Majesty's Colonies or any Foreign country through the United Kingdom, conveyed between Sweden and the United Kingdom, direct by Swedish mail packetboat, there shall be charged, and taken in lieu of any rates of British postage now payable by law on such letters, a like rate of British postage of 4 pence for the conveyance of every such letter between Sweden and any part of the United Kingdom; and for the conveyance of every such letter between the port, in the United Kingdom, of the departure or arrival of the packet-boat or vessel (not being a packet-boat) conveying the same, and the British Colony or Foreign country to or from which the same shall be forwarded, such a further or additional rate of postage as shall from time to time be chargeable and payable for British postage on letters not exceeding an ounce in weight, posted or delivered

See Vol. 9, Page 731.

at the port, in the United Kingdom, of the departure or arrival of the packet-boat or vessel (not being a packet-boat) conveying the same and transmitted between such port and any such Colony or Foreign country, provided that in all cases where such additional rate includes both inland and sea services there shall be deducted therefrom the sum of 1 penny, in respect of the inland conveyance under this clause of every such letter sent through the United Kingdom.

3. On every letter transmitted as is hereinbefore in this Warrant mentioned, exceeding of an ounce in weight, there shall be charged, taken, and paid progressive and additional rates of postage according to the scale of weight and number of rates following,

that is to say:

On every letter so transmitted exceeding of an ounce in weight and not exceeding 1 ounce in weight, 2 rates of postage.

On every letter so transmitted exceeding 1 ounce, and not exceeding 2 ounces in weight, 4 rates of postage.

On every letter so transmitted exceeding 2 ounces, and not exceeding 3 ounces in weight, 6 rates of postage.

And on every letter so transmitted exceeding 3 ounces, and not exceeding 4 ounces in weight, 8 rates of postage.

And for every ounce in weight above the weight of 4 ounces, there shall be charged and taken, upon every letter so transmitted, 2 additional rates of postage ; and every fraction of an ounce above the weight of 4 ounces shall be charged as 1 additional ounce, and each progressive and additional rate, chargeable under this clause, shall be estimated and charged at the sum which any such letter would be charged with under this Warrant if not exceeding of an ounce in weight.

4. The respective letters transmitted by the post, under the provisions of this Warrant, shall be subject to the several orders, directions, regulations, and rates of postage respectively contained in a certain Warrant of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, under the hands of 2 of the said Commissioners, bearing date the 19th day of February, 1855,* relating to redirected rates of postage upon letters which shall be redirected and again forwarded by the post.

5. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed or construed to extend to any letters passing by the post between the United Kingdom and Sweden riâ France, or any other Foreign country, all which letters shall be charged and chargeable with the same rates of postage as are now chargeable and payable thereon, and as if this Warrant had not been signed.

6. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed or construed to annul, prejudice, or affect any of the exemptions and privileges granted by the said recited Act, or to annul, prejudice, or affect any of the privileges which seamen and soldiers employed in Her

* See Vol. 10, Page 289.

same.

Majesty's service are now by law entitled to of sending and receiving by the post letters not exceeding an ounce in weight, subject to the regulations and restrictions in respect of the

7. The several terms and expressions used in this Warrant shall be construed to have the like meaning in all respects as they would have had if inserted in the said recited Act.

8. So much of the said recited Warrant of the 10th day of December, 1850, as relates to or affects letters transmitted by the post between the United Kingdom and Sweden direct by Swedish mail packet-boat, and between Sweden and any of Her Majesty's Colonies, or any Foreign country through the United Kingdom, conveyed between Sweden and the United Kingdom, direct by Swedish mail packet-boat, is hereby repealed.

9. This Warrant shall come into operation on the 1st day of June, 1863.

10. The Commissioners for the time being of Her Majesty's Treasury, may, by Warrant under their hands duly made, at any time hereafter alter, repeal or revoke any of the rates of postage hereby fixed or altered, or any of the orders, regulations, conditions, and restrictions hereby made, and may make and establish any new or other rates, orders, regulations, conditions, and restrictions in lieu thereof, and may from time to time appoint at what time the rates which may be payable are to be paid.

Whitehall, Treasury Chambers, the 13th day of May, 1863. WM. DUNBAR.

LUKE WHITE,

TUR KE Y.

BRITISH TREASURY WARRANT,fixing the rates of postage

on Newspapers transmitted between Ports or Places beyond Seas, viâ Egypt. October 11, 1859.

WHEREAs by an Act of Parliament, passed in the 4th year of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled “An Act for the regulation of the duties of postage," power is given to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, from time to time, by Warrant under their hands, to alter and fix any of the rates of British postage or inland postage payable by law on the transmission by the post of Foreign or Colonial letters or newspapers, or of any other printed papers, and to subject the same to rates of postage

See Vol. 5, Page 248.

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