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Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminster, within Two Years from the Time of the Commission of such Offence.

XIV. And Whereas, by an Act passed in the Fifty first Year of the Reign of His said Majesťy King George the Third, the Governor of the Island of Newfoundland is empowered to dispose of certain Places in the Harbour of Saint John in the said Island, called “ Fishing Ships' Rooms," as therein particularly described : And Whereas it is expedient that all other Fishing Ships' Rooms in Newfoundland should be disposed of in like Manner; " Be it further enacted, That the Governor of Newfoundland for the Time being shall have Power, and he is hereby authorized to sell, lease or dispose of all such Places within the said Island of Newfoundland, commonly called " Ship's Rooms," as may not be already disposed of under and by virtue of the said last mentioned Act, to be held in the same Manner as other Property in Newfoundland; provided however, that nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to the Prejudice of any private Right of any Person whatever.

XV. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, to grant to any Persons or Person any waste and unoccupied Lands situate and being within the said Colony, and which have not hitherto been granted by His Majesty, or any of His Royal Predecessors, to any Persons or Person; any Thing in ‘any Charter granted by any of His Majesty's Royal Predecessors, or in any Act of Parliament, to the contrary contained

in any wise notwithstanding. 570 XVI. And be it further enacted, That all Penalties hereby

imposed shall and may be sued for and recovered in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record in the said Colony of Newfoundland, or its Dependencies, and shall go and be applied, One Half to the Benefit of any Person who may sue or inform for the same, and the other Half to His Majesty, for and towards the Support of the Government of the said Colony.

XVII. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall continue and be in force for Five Years, and from thence until the End of the then next Session of Parliament.

No. 30.-1830, November 5: Order in Council, for Regulating the

Commercial Intercourse between the United States and the British Colonial Possessions.

At the Court of St. James's, the 5th day of November, 1830,

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Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas by a certain Act of Parliament, passed in the 6th year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, entitled, “An Act to regulate the trade of the British Possessions abroad," after reciting that, by the law of navigation, foreign ships are permitted to import into any of the British possessions abroad, from the countries to which they belong, goods, the produce of those countries, and to export goods from such possessions, to be carried to any foreign country whatever, and that it is expedient that such permission should be subject to certain conditions;” it is, therefore, enacted, “ that the privileges thereby granted to foreign ships shall be limited to the ships of those countries which, having colonial possessions, shall grant the like privileges of trading with those possessions to British ships, or which, not having colonial possessions, shall place the commerce and navigation of this country, and of its possessions abroad, upon the footing of the most favoured nation, unless His Majesty, by his order in council, shall, in any case, deem it expedient to grant the whole, or any of such privileges, to the ships of any foreign country, although the conditions aforesaid shall not in all respects be fulfilled by such foreign country.

And whereas by a certain order of His said late Majesty in council, bearing date the 27th day of July, 1826, after reciting, that the conditions mentioned and referred to in the said Act of Parliament, had not in all respects been fulfilled by the Government of the United States of America, and that, therefore, the privileges so granted as aforesaid by the law of navigation to foreign ships, could not lawfully be exercised or enjoyed by the ships of the United States a foresaid, unless His Majesty, by his order in council, should grant the whole or any of such privileges to the ships of the United States aforesaid: His said late Majesty did, in pursuance of the powers in him vested by the said Act, grant the privileges aforesaid to the ships of the said United States; but did thereby provide and declare, that such privileges should absolutely cease and determine in His Majesty's possessions in the West Indies and South America, and in certain other of His Majesty's possessions abroad, upon and from certain days in the said order for that purpose appointed, and which are long since passed:

And whereas, by a certain other order of His said late Majesty in council, bearing date the 16th of July, 1827, the said last mentioned order was confirmed; and whereas, in pursuance of the Acts of Parliament, in that behalf made and provided, His said late Majesty. by a certain order in council, bearing date the 21st day of July, 1823, and by the said order in council, bearing date the 27th day of July, 1826, was pleased to order, that there should be charged on all vessels of the said United States, which should enter any of the ports of His Majesty's possessions in the West Indies or America, with articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture, of the said States, certain duties of tonnage and of customs therein particularly specified:

And whereas it hath been made to appear to His Majesty in council, that the restrictions heretofore imposed by the laws of the United States aforesaid, upon British vessels, navigated between the said States and His Majesty's possessions in the West Indies and America, have been repealed, and that the discriminating duties of tonnage and of customs, heretofore imposed by the laws of the said United States, upon British vessels and their cargoes, entering the ports of the said States from His Majesty's said possessions, have also been repealed, and that the ports of the United States are now open to British vessels and their cargoes, coming from His Majesty's possessions aforesaid; His Majesty doth, therefore, with the advice of his Privy Council, and in pursuance and exercise of the powers so vested in him, as aforesaid, by the said Act, so passed in the 6th year of the reign of his said late Majesty, or by any other Act or Acts of Parliament, declare, that the said recited orders in council, of the 21st day of July, 1823, and of the 27th day of July, 1826, and the said order in council, of the 16th day of July, 1827 (so far as such last mentioned order relates to the said United States), shall be, and the same are, hereby respectively revoked:

And His Majesty doth further, by the advice aforesaid, and 571 in pursuance of the powers aforemore, declare that the ships

of and belonging to the said United States of America, may import from the United States aforesaid, into the British possessions abroad, goods the produce of those States, and may export goods from the British possessions abroad to be carried to any foreign country whatever.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and the Right Honourable Sir George Murray, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, are to give the necessary directions herein, as to them may respectively appertain.

Jas. BULLER.

No. 31.-1836, July 6: Order in Council confirming Nova Scotia

Statute of 12th March, 1836.

At the Court at St. James's the 6th of July 1836.

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Present: The King's Most Excellent Majesty, Lord Chancellor, Lord Steward, Lord Chamberlain, Marquis of Winchester, Earl of Albemarle, Earl of Minto, Lord John Russell, Viscount Palmerston, Viscount Melbourne, Viscount Howick, Lord Glenelg.

Whereas by an Act passed by the Lieutenant Governor Council and Assembly of the province of Nova Scotia on the 12th day of March 1836 entitled "An Act relating to the Fisheries and for the prevention of illicit Trade in the Province of Nova Scotia and the Coasts and Harbours thereof,” it is amongst other things enacted, that the said Act shall not go into force or be of any effect until His Majesty's assent shall be signified thereto and an order be made by His Majesty in Council that the clauses and provisions of the said Act shall be the rules, regulations and restrictions respecting the fisheries on the coasts bays, creeks or harbours of the province of Nova Scotia ; And Whereas His Majesty hath by an Order in Council bearing date the 15th June 1836, signified his royal assent to the aforesaid Act by specially confirming the same; And Whereas it is expedient that in pursuance of the said recited enactment the rules, regulations and restrictions respecting the fisheries in the said Act mentioned should be confirmed His Majesty was this day pleased by and with the advice of his Privy Council and in pursuance of the said Act to declare and it is hereby accordingly declared, that the clauses and provisions of the aforesaid Act shall be the rules regulations and restrictions respecting the fisheries on the coasts, bays creeks or harbours of the province of Nova Scotia. Whereof the Governor Lieutenant Governor or Commander in Chief of His Majesty's province of Nova Scotia for the time being and all other persons whom it may concern are to take notice and govern themselves accordingly.

No. 32.-1844, September 3: Order in Council confirming Rules, &c.,

of Statute of Prince Edward Island, of 15th April, 1843.

At the Court at Windsor, the 3rd day of September, 1844. Present: The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, His Royal Highness Prince Albert, Duke of Wellington, Lord Steward, Lord Chamberlain, Earl of Jersey, Earl of Haddington, Earl of Aberdeen, Lord Granville Somerset, Lord Stanley, Sir Robert Peel, Bart., Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir James Graham Bt., Sir Edward Knatchbull Bt.

Whereas by an Act passed by the Lieutenant Governor Council and Assembly of Prince Edwards Island on the 15th of April 1843 entitled "An Act relating to the Fisheries and for the Prevention of illicit Trade in Prince Edward's Island and the Coasts and Harbours thereof” it is amongst other things enacted that the said Act shall not go into force or be of any effect until Her Majesty's assent shall be signified thereto and an Order made by Her Majesty in Council that the clauses and provisions of the said Act shall be the rules regu

lations and restrictions respecting the fisheries on the coasts 572 bays creeks or harbours of the island of Prince Edward and

whereas Her Majesty hath by an Order in Council bearing even date herewith signified her royal assent to the aforesaid Act by specially confirming the same and whereas it is expedient that in pursuance of the said recited enactment the rules regulations and restrictions respecting the fisheries in the said Act mentioned should be confirmed and Her Majesty was this day pleased by and with the advice of her Privy Council and in pursuance of the said Act to declare and it is hereby declared that the clause and provisions of the a foresaid Act shall be the rules regulations and restrictions respecting the fisheries on the coasts bays creeks or harbours on the island of Prince Edward Whereof the Governor Lieut: Governor or Commander in Chief of Her Majesty's said island of Prince Edward for the time being and all other persons whom it may concern are to take notice and govern themselves accordingly.

No. 33.-1851, August 7: British Statute, 14 and 15 Vict., Cap. 63.

An Act for the Settlement of the Boundaries between the Provinces of Canada

and New Brunswick.

[7th August 1851.] Whereas certain disputes have existed respecting the boundary line between the provinces of Canada and New Brunswick in North America; and pending such disputes certain funds have arisen from the disputed territory, and have been received by the Governments of such provinces respectively: And whereas, with a view to the settlement of such disputes, the Governor General of Canada and the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, by the advice of their respective Councils, agreed that the matter in dispute should be referred to arbitrators, who should be directed to report to Her Majesty's Government, and that such Governor General and Lieutenant Governor should each name an arbitrator on behalf of the said respective provinces, and that such arbitrators should name a third arbitrator, the award to be made by the three arbitrators or any two of them; and it was also agreed by such Governor General and Lieutenant Governor, with the advice aforesaid, that the net proceeds of the funds in the hands of the said Governments arising from the disputed territory should be applied, first, to defray the expenses of the arbitration, second, to defray the necessary expenses of running the (Boundary) line as settled, (in case such funds should prove insufficient, the expenses to be borne equally by the respective Governments,) and, third, the balance of such funds to the improvement of the land and water communication between the Great Falls of the Saint John and the Saint Lawrence: And whereas, in pursuance of the Agreement in this behalf, the Governor General of Canada named Thomas Falconer Esquire to be one of the said arbitrators, and the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick named Travers Tuiss Doctor of Laws to be another of the said arbitrators, and the said Thomas Falconer and Travers Twiss named the Right Honourable Stephen Lushington, Judge of the Admiralty Court, to act as the third arbitrator: And whereas on the seventeenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one the said Stephen Lushington and Travers Tuiss made an award concerning the said boundary, and transmitted the same, together with a plan therein referred to, to the Right Honourable Earl Grey, one of Her Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, and such award is in the following terms:

That New Brunswick shall be bounded on the West by the boundary of the United States, as traced by the Commissioners of boundary under the Treaty of Washington dated August 1842, from the source of the Saint Croix to a point near the outlet of Lake Pech-la-wee-kaaco-nies or Lake Beau, marked A. in the accompanying copy of a part of Plan 17 of the survey of the boundary under the above treaty; thence by a straight line connecting that point with another point to be determined at the distance of one mile due south from the southernmost point of Long Lake; thence by a straight line drawn to the southernmost point of the Fiefs Vadawaska and Temiscouata, and along the south-eastern boundary of those Fiefs to the south-east angle of the same; thence by a meridional line northwards till it meets a line running east and west, and tangent to the height of land dividing the waters flowing into the River Rimouski from those tributary to the Saint John; thence along this tangent line eastward until it meets another meridional line tangent to the height of land dividing waters flowing into the River Rimouski from those flowing into the Restigouche River; thence along this meridional line to the 48th parallel of latitude; thence along that parallel to the Mistouche River; and thence down the centre of the stream of that river to the Restigouche; thence down the centre of the stream of the Restigouche to its Mouth in the Bay of Chaleurs, and thence through the middle of that Bay to the Gulf of the Saint Laurence; the Islands in the said rivers Vistouche and Restigouche to the Mouth of the latter river Dalhousie being given to New Brunswick :" And whereas it is expedient that the said boundary should be settled in conformity

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