A Collection of Charters and Statutes relating to the East India Company/53Geo3 c155

53 GEORGII III Cap. CLV.

An Act for continuing in the East India Company, for a further Term, the Possession of the British Territories in India, together with certain exclusive Privileges; for establishing further Regulations for the Government of the said Territories, and the better Administration of Justice within the same; and for regulating the Trade to and from the Places within the Limits of the said Company's Charter.

[21st July 1813.]

33 G. 3. c. 51WHEREAS by an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, passed in the Thirty-third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for continuing in the East India Company, for a further Term, the Possession of the British Territories in India, together with their exclusive Trade, under certain Limitations, and for other Purposes, the Possession and Government of the British Territories in India, together with an exclusive Trade in, to, and from the East Indies, and other the Limits described in an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of King William the Third9 & 10 W.3. c. 44., or in a certain Charter of the Fifth Day of September, in the Tenth Year of the same King, were continued in the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, for a Term thereby limited, under certaia Regulations and Conditions:33 G. 3. c. 31.(I.)And whereas by an Act of the Parliament of Ireland, passed in the same Thirty-third Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for regulating the Trade of Ireland to and from the East Indies, under certain Conditions and Provisions, for a Time therein mentioned, the exclusive Privileges granted to the said United Company by the said Act of the Parliament of Great Britain were confirmed, subject to certain Conditions and Restrictions: And whereas it is expedient that the Territorial Acquisitions mentioned in the said Act of the Parliament of Great Britain of the Thirty-third Year of His present Majesty, together with such other Territorial Acquisitions on the Continent of Asia, or in any Islands situate to the North of the Equator, as are now in the Possession and under the Government of the said United Company, with the Revenues thereof, should, without Prejudice to the Undoubted Sovereignty of the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in and over the same, or to any Claim of the said United Company to any Rights, Franchises, or Inmunities, remain in the Possession and under the Government of the said United Company for a further Term; subject to such Powers and Authorities for the Superintendance, Direction, and Controul over all Acts, Operations, and Concerns, which relate to the Civil or Military Government or Revenues of the said Territories, and to such further or other Powers, Authorities, Rules, Regulations, and Restrictions, as have been already made or provided by any Act or Acts of Parliament in that Behalf, are made and provided by this Act: And whereas it is expedient that from and after the Tenth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and fourteen, the Right of trading, trafficking, and adventuring, in, to, and from, all Ports and Places within the limits of the said United Company's present Charter, save and except the Dominions of the Emperor-of China, should be open to all His Majesty's Subjects, in common with the said United Company; subject to certain Regulations and Provisions; but that the existing. Restraints respecting the Commercial Intercourse, with China should be continued, and the exclusive Trade in Tea preserved to the said Company, during the further Term hereby limited: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, Former territorial Acquisitions in India, with late Acquisitions on the Continent of Asia, or in any Island North of the Equators, to continue in the Government of the East India Company, for a further term.That the Territorial Acquisitions mentioned in the said Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, of the Thirty-third Year of His pre, sent Majesty, together-with. such of the Territorial Acquisitions since obtained upon the Continent of Asia, or in any Islands situate to the North of the Equator, as are now in the Possession of and under the Government of the said United Company, with the Revenues thereof respectively shall remain and continue in the Possession and under the Government of the said United Company, subject to such Powers and Authorities for the Superintendance, Direction and Controul over all Acts, Operations, and Concerns which relate to the Civil or Military Government or Revenues of the said Territories, and to such further and other Powers, Authowties, Rules, Regulations, and Restrictions, as have been already made or provided by any Act or Act of Parliament in that Behalf, or are made and provided. by this Act, for a further Term, to be completed from the said Tenth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and fourteen, until the same shall be determined by virtue of the Proviso hereinafter contained.

Exclusive Trade with China, and Trade in Tea; and Provisions of former Acts not repealed by or repugnant to this Act; continued during further Term.II. And be it further enacted, That the sole and exclusive Right of trading, trafficking, and using the Business of Merchandize in, to, and from the Dominions of the Emperor of China, and the whole, sole, and exclusive Right of trading and trafficking in Tea, in, to, and from all Islands, Ports, Havens, Coasts, Cities, Towns and Places, between the Cape of Good Hope and the Streights of Magellan, in such Manner as the same Rights now are or.lawfully may be exercised or enjoyed by the said United Company, by virtue of any Act or Charter now in Force, but not farther or otherwise; and all and singular the Profits, Benefits, Advantages, Privileges, Franchises, Abilities, Capacities, Powers, Authorities, Rights, Remedies, Methods of Suit, Penalties, Forfeitures, Disabilities, Provisions, Matters-and Things whatsoever, granted to or vested in the said Company by the said Acts of the Thirty-third Year of His present Majesty or either of them, for and during the Term limited by the said Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, and all other the Enactments, Provisions, Matters.and Things contained in the said Acts of the Thirty-third Year of His present Majesty, or in any other Act or Acts whatsoever, which are limited, or may be construed to be limited, to continue for and during the Term granted to the said Company by the said Act of the Parliament of Great Britain of the Thirty-third: Year of His present Majesty, so far as the same or any of them are in Force, and not repealed by or repugnant to this Act, shall continue and be in Force during the further Term hereby granted to the said Company; subject to such Alterations therein as may be made by any of the Enactments, Provisions, Matters, and Things in this Act contained.

On the Expiration of Three Years Notice by Parliament, any Time after the 10th April 1831, and Payment of what is due from the Public to the Compnay the Term and the exclusive Trade to cease and be determined,III. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That at any Time upon Three Years Notice to be given by Parliament after the Tenth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, and upon Payment made to the said United Company, of any Sum or Sums of Money, which according to the Provisions of a certain Act of the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for placing the Stock, called East India Annuities, under the Management of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and ingrafting the same on the Three Pounds per Centum Reduced Annuities, in Redemption of a Debt of Four millions two hundred thousand Pounds owing by the Public to the Hast India Company; and for enabling the said Company to raise a Sum of Money by a further Increase of their Capital Stock, to be applied in Discharge of certain Debts of the said Company,"33 G. 3. c. 47. shall, or-may, upon the Expiration of the said Three Years, become payable to the said Company, according to the true Intent and Meaning of the said Act, then and from thenceforth, and not before or sooner, the said Term hereby granted to the said United Company, and all Right, Title, and Interest of the said United Company, to or in any exclusive Trade continued to the said Company under the Provisions of this Act, shall cease and determine.

Not to determine the Corporation of the Company or their Right to trade in common with others.IV. Provided also, That nothing in the said Proviso last herein-before contained, or in any Proviso in the said Act of the ninth Year of King William the Third, or in the said Charter of the Fifth Day of September in the Tenth Year of His Reign, or in any other Act or Charter contained, shall extend or be construed to extend, to determine the Corporation of the said United Company, or to hinder, prevent, or preclude the said Company or their Successors, from carrying on at all Times after such Determination of their exclusive Trade as aforesaid, a Free Trade in, to, and from the East Indies and Limits in the said last mentioned Act or Charter contained, with all or any Part of their Joint Stock in Trade, Goods, Merchandizes, Estates and Effects, in common with other the Subjects of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, trading to, in, and from the said Parts or Limts.

Notice by the Speaker to be deemed a due Notice by parliament.And be it further enacted, That any Notice in Writing, signified by the Speaker of the House of Commons for the Time being, by Order of the said House, shall be deemed and adjudged, a due and proper Notice by Parliament, to and for all the Ends, Intents, and Purposes, for which any Notice is by this Act directed to be given to the said United Company.

Any of His Majesty's Subjects after 10th April 1814 may trade to and from the United Kingdom from and to the Ports and Places within the Company's present Limits, except China; in Ships navigated according to Law.VI. And be it further enacted, That from and after the said Tenth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and fourteen, it shall and may belawful for any of His Majesty's Subjects, in commmon with the said United Company, to export in Ships navigated according to Law, from any Port or Ports, within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to all Ports and Places within the Limits herein-before referred to; save and except the Dominions of the Emperor of China; any Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, which can now, or may at any Time or Times hereafter be legally exported; and also, in common with the said Company, to import in Ships navigated as aforesaid, from any Port or Ports within the Limits aforesaid, save and except as afore­ said, into the.said United Kingdom, any Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, the Product or Manufac­ture of any of the Countries within the said Limits, which can now, or may at any Time or Times hereafter, be legally imported; subject nevertheless to the several Restrictions, Conditions, and Limitations, in this Act contained.

Navigation Act, not to prevent the Importa­tion of Goods, the Pro­duce of any Places within the Charter, ex­cept Tea, from any other Places within the Chatter, except China.
12 Car. 2. c, 18.
VII. And whereas by a certain Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled "An Act for the encouraging and increasing of Shipping and Navigation," it is enacted. That no Goods or Commodities, that are of Foreign Growth., Production or Manufacture, and which are to be brought into England, Ireland, Wales, the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, or Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, in English-built Shipping, or other Shipping belonging to some of the aforesaid Places, and navigated by English Mariners, as in the said Act mentioned, shall be shipped or brought from any other Place or Places, Country or Countries, but only from those of the said Growth, Production or Manufacture, or from those Ports where the said Goods and Com­modities can only be or are or usually have been first shipped for Transportation, and from none other Places or Countries; provided that the said Act or any Thing therein contained should not extend or be meant to restrain the imparting of any East India Commodities, loaden in English-built Shipping, and whereof the Master and Three-fourths of the Mariners at least are English, from the usual Place or Places of lading of them in any Part of those Seas to the Southward and Eastward of Cabo Bona Speranza, although the said Ports be not the very Places of their Growth; be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for His Majesty's Subjects, in Ships navigated according to Law, to import, under the Authority of this Act, into the said United Kingdom, from all Ports and Places within the Limits of the said Company's Charter; save and except the Dominions of the Emperor of China; any Goods, Wares or Merchandize the Product or Manufacture of any Country within the Limits of the said Company's Charter, except Tea, although such Goods, Wares, or Merchandize may not be of the Growth, Production or Manufacture of the Place or Country from which the same shall have been shipped or brought, or have been shipped or brought from the port where such Goods or Commodities can only be, or are, or usually have been first shipped for Transportation, nor the usual Place for lading the same, the said Act or any other Matter or Thing to the contrary notwithstanding.

None but the Company, or by their Licence, to trade in Tea:VIII. Provided always, and be it further enacted. That it shall not be lawful for any Person or Persons, save only the said United .Company or such as shall obtain their special Leave and Licence in Writing, or a special Leave and Licence in Writing under their Authority, for that Purpose, to ship, carry, or put on board any Ship in the East Indies or other Parts within the Limits aforesaid, or to import into the said United Kingdom from any Port or Place whatsoever, any Tea; any Thing in this Act contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

Nor export Military Stores to certain Places.IX. Provided also, and be it further enacted, That, it shall not be lawful for any Person or Persons to carry any Military Stores to any Place upon the Continent of Asia, between the River Indus and the Town of Malacca on the Peninsular or Malacca inclusive, or in any Island under the Government of the said Company situate to the North of the Equator, or to the said Company's Factory of Bencoolen in the Island of Sumatra or its Dependencies; save only the said United Company, or such as shall obtain their spiectal Leave and Licence in Writing, or a special Leave and Licence in Writing under, their Authority, for that Purpose.

Ships in Private Trade to clear out from some Port in the United Kingdom; and all Goods imported in Private Trade to be brought to some of the Ports in the United Kingdom which shall have been declared fit by Order in Council.X. Provided also. That it shall not be lawful for any private Person or Persons to export any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize, to any Port or Place within, the Limits of the said Company's Charter, except in some Ship or Ships to be cleared out from some Port or Ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or to import any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize from any Port or Place within the Limits aforesaid, except only into such Ports of the said United Kingdom as shall be provided with Warehouses, together with Wet Docks or Basins, or such other Securities as shall in the Judgment of the Lord High Treasurer, or of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being, or any Three or more of them in Great Britain and Ireland respectively, be fit and proper for the Deposit and safe Custody of all such Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, as well as for the Collection of all Duties payable thereon, and shall have been duly declared so to be by the Order of His Majesty in Council in Great Britain, or by the Order the Lord Lieutenant in Council in Ireland; Provided always, that Copies of all such Orders in Council to be issued as aforesaid, shall have been published Three Times at least in the London or Dublin Gazette, as the Case may be; and Copies of all such Orders shall be laid before Houses of Parliament, in the Session next after the issuing of the same respectively.

Ships in Private Trade not to go within certain Limits, without a Liccence from the Directors;XI. Provided also, and be it further enacted. That no Ship or Vessel engaged in Private Trade under the Authority of this Act, shall proceed to any Place within the Limits of the said Com­pany's Charter situate on the Continent of Asia, from the River Indus to the said Town of Malacca inclusive, or in any Island under the Government of the said Company lying to the North of the Equator, or to the said Company's Factory of Bencolen or its Dependencies, without a Licence to be granted for that Purpose from the Court of Directors of the said United Company; Nor to any Places ex­cept Principal Settlements without a Spe­cial Licence.and that no such Ship or Vessel, unless specially authorized as herein-after mentioned, shall proceed ­ to any Port or Place within the Limits fast-mentioned, except to some' or One of the principal Settlements of Fort William, Fort Saint George, Bombay, and Prince of Wales Island:Directors to give Licences for principal Settlements.And when and as often as any Application shall be made to the said Court of Directors for a Licence on Behalf of any such Ship or Vessel about to proceed from the said United Kingdom to any of the said Company's principal Settlements, the said Company shall and they are hereby required forthwith to issue their Licence for that Purpose, according to such Form as shall hereafter be settled by the said Court of Directors, with the Approbation of the Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India: Special Licences for Continent of Asia, between the Indus and Malacca, or Islands North of the Equator or Bencoolen, to be at the Discretion of the Directors, subject to the Controul of the Board of Commission­ers, who are to record their Reasons. And When and as often as any Application shall be made to the said Court of Directors for a Licence specially authorizing any such Ship or the Vessel to proceed to any Place or Places upon the Continent of Asia from the River Indus to the said Town of Malacca inclusive, or in any Island under the Government of the said Company lying to the North of the Equator, except the said Company's principal Settlements, or to the said Company's Factory of Bencoolen or its Dependencies, the said Court of Directors shall, within Fourteen Days from the Receipt thereof, unless they shall think fit to comply therewith, transmit the same to the said Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, together with any Representation which the said Court may think proper to make upon the Subject of such Applica­tion; and in case the said Board of Commissioners shall think fit to direct the said Court of Directors to issue any such Licence or Licences, the said Court of Directors shall and they are hereby required forthwith to issue the same, upon such Terms and Conditions as the said Court of Directors, with the. Approbation of the said Board of Commissioners, shall from Time to Time think fit: Provided always, that in all Cases in which the said Board of Commissioners shall direct the said Court of Directors to issue any such Licence, which they shall have declined to issue without such Direction-, the special Circumstances inducing them to give such Directions shall be recorded in the Books of the said Board.

Licences for other Places more North than 11 Deg. South Lat. and between 64 and 150 Deg. East Long, to be granted by the Board of Controul, who are to frame Rules for the same; and in Cases not falling within the Rules, the Special Circumstances to be re­corded, and communicated to the Directors.XII. Provided also, and be it further enacted, That no Ship or Vessel engaged in Private Trade under the Authority of this Act, clearing out from any Port or Ports within the United Kingdom, shall proceed to any Place or Places situate more to the Northward than Eleven Degrees of South Latitude, and between the. Sixty-fourth and One hundred and fiftieth Degrees of East Longitude from London (save and except Ports and Places upon the Continent of Asia, from the River Indus to the said Town of Malacca inclusive, or in any Island under the Government of the said Company lying to the North of the. Equator, and also save and except the said Company's Factory at Bencoolen and its Dependencies) without a Licence from the said Board of Com­missioners for the Affairs of India; and the said Commissioners shall and they are hereby required from Time to Time to frame and publish such Rules and Regulations for the granting of Licences in that Behalf, as they shall think fit; and in all Cases in which any Licence shall be granted by, the said Board of Commissioners, otherwise than according to such Rules and Regulations, the special Circumstances under which such Licence shall have been granted, shall be recorded in the Books of the Board, and communicated to the Court of Directors.

No Ship under 350 Tons, to clear out for or be admitted to Entry at any Place within the Limits of the Company's Charter.XIII. Provided also, That it shall not be lawful for any Ship or Vessel, the registered Measurement whereof shall be less than Three hundred and fifty Tons, other than such Ships or Vessels as may be employed by the said Company as Packets, to deal out from and Port in the United Kingdom, for any Port or Place within the Limits of the said Company's Charter, or be admitted to Entry at any Port of the United Kingdom, from any Place within those Limits.

No Ship in Private Trade to clear out or enter without a Manifest.XIV. Provided also, and be it further enacted. That no Ship or Vessel engaged in Private Trade under the Authority of this Act shall be permitted to clear out from or be admitted to Entry at any Port or Place within the United Kingdom, or Limits of the said Company's Charter, until the Master or other Person having the Command of such Ship or Vessel shall have made out and exhibited a true and perfect Manifest of the Cargo of such Ship or Vessel, to such Person or Persons according to such Form, and subject to such Regulations as now are 6r hereafter may be prescribed by any Act or Acts passed or to be passed for that Purpose.

No Ship in Private Trade to clear out or enter without giving an attested List of Persons and Arms, and accounting for them.XV. Provided also,, and be it further enacted, That no Ship or Vessel engaged in Private or Trade under the Authority of this Act shall be permitted to clear out from any Port of the said United Kingdom, or any Place or Places under the Government of His Majesty or of the said Company, Situate more to the Northward than Eleven Degrees of South Latitude, and between the Sixty-fourth and One hundred and fiftieth Degrees of East Longitude from London, until the Master or other Person having the Command of such. Ship or Vessel shall have made out, and exhibited to the principal Officer of the Customs, or other Person thereto authorized by such. Government as aforesaid, at such Port of Clearance, upon Oath (which Oath such. Officer or other Person is, hereby authorized to administer) a true and perfect List in such Form as shall from Time to Time be settled by the said Court of Directors, with the Approbation of the said Board of Commissioners, specifying and setting forth the Names, Capacities, and Descriptions of all Persons embarked or intended to be embarked on board such Ship or Vessel, and all Arms on board, or intended to be put on board the same, or be admitted to entry at any Port in the said United Kingdom, or any such Port within the Limits last mentioned, until the Master or other Person having the Command of such Ship or Vessel shall in the like Manner have made out arid exhibited to the principal Officer of the Customs, or other Person thereunto authorized, as afore­ said, upon Oath (which Oath such Officer or other Person is hereby authorized to administer) a true and perfect List, in form to be settled as aforesaid, specifying the Names, Capacities, and Descriptions of all Persons on board, or who shall have been onboard such Ship or Vessel, from the Time of the sailing thereof, to the Time of Arrival; and all Arms on board, or which shall during such Time have been on board such Ship or Vessel; and the several Times and Places at which such of the said Persons as may have died or left the said Ship or Vessel, shall have so died, or left such Ship or Vessel, or such of the said Arms as may have been disposed of, have, been so disposed of.

Copies of Lists received in England to be trans­mitted to the Secretary of the Court of Di­rectors; and received in India, to the Secre­tary of the Govern­ment.XVI. Provided also, and be it further enacted, That in every Case where any such List shall be received in any Port of the said United Kingdom, from any Master or other Person having the Command of any such Ship or Vessel, the Officer or other Person receiving the same shall, and he is hereby required, with all reasonable Dispatch, to transmit a Copy of such List to the Secretary of the Court of Directors of the said United Company; and in case such List shall be received in any Port in the East Indies, or other Place within the Limits last mentioned, such Officer or other person receiving the same shall, and he is hereby required, in like Manner to transmit a Copy of such List to the Chief Secretary of the Government to which the Port or Place in which such List shall be received shall be subject.


Articles of Silk, Hair, and Cotton Wool, not to be entered or taken out of Warehouses, except for Exportation, unless brought to the Fort of London, and secured in the Com­pany's Warehouses which Articles shall be publicly sold to ascer­tain the Duties.XVII. And be it further enacted, That no Articles manufactured of Silk, Hair, or Cotton Wool, or any Mixture thereof, imported under the Authority of this Act, from any Port or Place within the Limits of the said Company's Charter, shall be entered or taken out of any Warehouse, except for Exportation, unless the same shall have been brought into the Port of London and deposited in the Warehouses of the said United Company; and that for the Purpose of ascertaining the Duties payable upon all such Articles which shall be deposited in the Warehouses of the said United Company, the same shall be sold openly and publicly by Inch of Candle, or by way of public Auction, and in no other Manner, under the Order and Authority of the Court of Directors of the said Company, on the Account of the proper Owners thereof; and that when any of such Goods shall be bought in by the Owners, the whole Consignments so bought in shall and may be delivered out to them with all convenient Speed after the Sales thereof, upon Payment of the Duties and other Charges to which the same shall be liable, without the actual Payment of the gross Prices or Sale Amount of the said Goods; and that all such Articles imported on board any such Ship, and deposited in the Warehouses of the said Company, and the Sales thereof, shall be in all Respects subject to the Bye Laws of the said Company; and the several Provisions of the said Act of the Parliament of Great Britain of the Thirty-third Year of His Majesty's Reign, made and provided for the Management of Private Trade; save only and except as is otherwise directed, provided, or authorised by this Act.

Treasury may authorize such Articles, when brought to Out Ports, to be removed to the Port of London, to be sold for Home Consumption.XVlII. Provided always, and be it further enacted. That it shall and may be lawful for the Lord High Treasurer or Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being, to permit Articles manufactured of Silk, Hair, Cotton Wool, or any Mixture thereof, which may have been imported under the Authority of this Act into any Part of the United Kingdom other than the Port of London, to be removed from such Port of Importation to the said Port of London for the Purpose of Sale for Home Consumption, under such and the like Regulations as any Goods, Wares or Merchandize, may be removed from the Port in Great Britain where first warehoused, to any other warehousing Port by virtue of an Act passed in the Fiftieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, 50 G. 3. c. 64."An Act to permit the Removal of Goods, Wares and Merchandize from the Port in Great Britain where first warehoused, to any other Warehousing Port, for the Purpose of Exportation:" And all such Articles so removed, shall be deposited in the Ware­houses of the said United Company, and sold in the same Manner and under the same Regulations and Provisions, as if the same had been originally imported into the Port of London, and deposited in the Warehouses of the said United Company.

Such Articles, when entered and taken out of Warehouses for Exportation, to be charged ad valorem.XIX. And be it further enacted, That as well in the Port of London as in all other Ports, all Articles manufactured of Silk, Hair, Cotton Wool, or any Mixture thereof, which shall be imported under the Authority of this Act, from any Port or Place within the Limits of the said Company's Charter, and shall be entered and taken out of any Warehouse for Exportation, shall be charged according to their Value, under all such Rules and Regulations, and subject to the same Penalties and Forfeitures as are prescribed, directed, and imposed for ascertaining and col­lecting Duties to be paid according to Value, by an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled 7 G. 3. c. 13."An Act for repealing the several Duties of Customs and Excise, and granting other Duties in lieu thereof, and for applying the said Duties, together with others composing the Public Revenue; for permitting the Importation of certain Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, the Produce or Manufacture of thee European Dominions of the French King, into this Kingdom; and for applying certain unclaimed Monies, remaining in the Exchequer for the Payment of Annuities on Lives, to the Reduction of the National Debt," or by any other subsequent Act or Acts now in Force.

Provisions may be made, for authorising Private Trade as Well between Places without as within the Com­pany's Limits, as be­tween the United King­dom and those Limits except China.XX. Provided always. That nothing herein contained shall extend or be Construed to extend to prevent the making, during the further Term hereby granted to the said Company, such further Provisions by Authority of Parliament as may from Time to Time be deemed necessary, for enabling His Majesty's Subjects to carry on Trade and Traffic directly or circuitously as well between all Ports and Places situate without the Limits of the said Company's Charter, and all Ports and Places (except the Dominions of the Emperor of China) situate within those Limits, as between the said United Kingdom, and all the last-mentioned Ports and Places except as aforesaid; but without Prejudice to any of the Restrictions or Provisions herein contained, as to the Resort to and Resi­dence of any Persons in the East Indies and Parts aforesaid.

31 G. 3. c. 42. relating to Saltpetre repealed.XXL And be it further enacted, That so much of an Act passed in the Thirty-first Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled "An Act for indemnifying all Persons who have been concerned in advising or carrying into Execution a certain Order of Council respecting the Importation of a limited Quantity of Saltpetre; for repealing the Duties now payable upon the Importation of Saltpetre, and for granting other Duties in lieu thereof," as requires the said Company, at their public Sales to put up certain Quantities of Saltpetre at certain Rates; or to reserve and deliver into the Stores of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, certain Quantities of Saltpetre at certain Rates, shall be and the same is hereby repealed.

So much of 9. W. 3. c. 44. as requires that Goods of Private Traders imported into England or Wales, should be sold by Inch of Candle, repealed.XXII. And be it further enacted, That so much of the said Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign of King William the Third, or of any other Act or Acts, as requires that all Goods-and Merchandize belonging to any Private Trader to the East Indies, which shall be imported into England or Wales, shall be sold openly and publickly by Inch of Candle, shall be and the same is hereby repealed.