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permis d'espérer que gráce à la sagesse et à la force de mon Gouvernement, à l'amour, à la confiance de mon Peuple, et à l'amitié des Souverains, ces charges pourront entièrement cesser, et que notre Patrie reprendra parmi les Nations le rang et l'éclat dus à la valeur des Français, et à leur noble attitude dans l'adversité.
Pour parvenir à ce résultat, j'ai plus que jamais besoin de l'accord du Peuple avec le Trône, de cette force sans laquelle l'autorité est impuissante. Plus cette autorité est forte, moins elle est contrainte à se montrer sévère. La manière dont les dépositaires de mon pouvoir ont usé de celui dont les Lois les ont investi, a justifié ma confiance. Toutefois j'éprouve la satisfaction de vous annoncer que je ne juge pas nécessaire la conservation des Cours Prévôtales, au-delà du terme fixé pour leur existence par la Loi qui les institue.
J'ai fait rédiger, conformément à la Charte, une Loi de Recrutement. Je veux qu'aucun privilége ne puisse être invoqué; que l'esprit et les dispositions de cette Charte, notre véritable boussole, qui appelle indistinctement tous les Français aux grades et aux emplois, ne soient pas illusoires ; et que le soldat n'aie d'autres bornes à son honorable carrière, que celles de ses talens et de ses services. Si l'exécution de cette Loi salutaire exigeait une augmentation dans le Budjet du Ministère de la Guerre, interprètes des sentimens de mon Peuple, vous n'bésiterez pas à consacrer des dispositions qui assurent à la France cette indépendance et cette dignité sans lesquelles il n'y a ni Roi ni Nation,
Je vous ai exposé nos difficultés et les mesures qu'elles exigent; je vais, en terminant, tourner vos regards vers des objets plus doux: grâces à la paix rendue à l'Eglise de France, la religion, cette base éternelle de toute félicité, même sur la terre, va, je n'en doute pas, refleurir parmi nous; le calme et la confiance commencent à renaître; le crédit s'affermit; l'agriculture, le commerce et l'industrie reprennent de l'activité ; de nouveaux chefs-d'æuvre des arts excitent l'admiration.
Un des mes Enfans parcourt dans ce moment une partie du Royaume, et pour prix des sentimens si bien gravés dans son âme, et manifestés par sa conduite, il recueille partout des bénédictions; et moi qui n'ai qu'une passion, le bonheur de mon Peuple, qui ne suis jaloux que pour son bien, de cette autorité que je saurais défendre contre les attaques de tout genre, je sens que je suis aimé de lui, et je trouve dans mon cæur l'assurance que cette consolation ne me manquera jamais.
BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, permitting the temporary Importation of Provisions from The United States into the Island of Newfoundland, in British Vessels.-27th January, 1817.
At the Court at Carlton-House, the 27th of January, 1817.
COUNCIL Whereas by an Act, passed in the 28th year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled “ An Act for regulating the trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America, and in the West Iodia Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America, and between His Majesty's said Subjects and the Foreigo Islands in the West Indies,” it is, amongst other things, enacted, that it shall and may be lawful for His Majesty in Council, by Order or Orders, to be issued and published from time to time, to authorise, or by Warrant or Warrants under His Sign Manual, to empower the Governor of Newfoundland, for the time being, to authorise, in case of necessity, the importation into Newfoundland of bread, four, Indian corn, and live stock, from any of the Territories belonging to the said United States, for the supply of the Tohabitants and Fishermen of the Island of Newfoundland, for the then ensuing season only; provided always, that such bread, flour, Indian corn, and live stock, so authorised to be imported into the Island of Newfoundland, shall not be imported, except in conformity to such Rules, Regulations, and restrictions as shall be specified in such Order or Orders, Warrant or Warrants respectively, and except by British Subjects, and in British-built Ships, owned by His Majesty's Subjects, and navigated according to Law:
And whereas it is expedient and necessary, that provision be made for fully supplying the Inbabitants and Fishermen of the Island of Newfoundland, for the ensuing season, with bread, flour, Indian corn, and live stock; His Royal Highness the Prince Regent doth thereupon, in the Name and on the behalf of His Majesty, and by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, bereby order and declare, that for the supply of the Inhabitants and Fishermen of the Island of Newfoundland, for the ensuing season only, bread, four, Indian corn, and live stock, may be imported into the said Island from any of the Territories belonging to the said United States, by British Subjects, and in British-built Ships, owned by His Majesty's Subjects, and navigated according to Law, and which within the space of 9 months previous to the time of such importation, have cleared out from some Port of The United Kingdom of Great Britain or Ireland, or other His Majesty's Dominions in Europe, for which purpose a Licence shall have been grauted by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs in England or Scotland, or the Commissioners of His Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, or any other Person or Persons who may be duly authorised in that Kingdom respectively, in the manner and form bereinafter mentioned; which Licence shall continue and be in force for 9 calendar months from the day of the date upon which such Licence is respectively granted, and no longer; provided that no such Licence as aforesaid, granted after the 30th day of September next, shall be of any force or effect: and His Royal Highness is hereby further pleased to order, in the Name and ou the behalf of His Ma. jesty, and by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, that the Master or Person having the charge or command of any Ship or Vessel to whom such Licence shall be granted, shall, upon the arrival of the said Ship or Vessel at the Port, Harbour, or Place in the said Island of Newfoundland, where he shall discharge such bread, flour, Indian corn and live stock, deliver up the said Licence to the Collector, or other proper Officer of the Customs there, having first indorsed on the back of such Licence the marks, numbers, and contents of each package of bread, flour, Indian corn, and the number of live stock, under the penalty of the forfeiture in the said Act mentioned; and the Collector or other proper Officer of the Customs at Newfoundland, is hereby enjoined and required to give a Certificate to the Master or Person having the charge or com, mand of such Ship or Vessel, of his having received the said Licence, so indorsed as before directed, and to transmit the same to the Com, missioners of His Majesty's Customs in England or Scotland, or to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Revenue in Ireland respectively, by whom such Licence was granted.
FORM OF Licence. By the Commissioners for managing and causing to be levied and
collected His Majesty's Customs, Subsidies, and other Duties in
[where] WHEREAS [the Name of the Person] one of His Majesty's Subjects, residing at [Place where] hath given Notice to us, the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, [in Great Britain, or Revenue in Ireland] that he intends to lade at [some Port of the United States of America) and import into some Port of Newfoundland] in the [Ship's name] being a British-built Ship (describing the Tonnage and uhat sort of Vessel] navigated according to Law, whereof (Master's Name) is Master, bound to [where]; and it appearing by the Register of the said Ship (Ship's name) whereof (Master's Name) is Master, that the said Ship, the (Ship's name was built at [Place where) and owned by Owner's Name) residing at [Place where) all His Majesty's British Subjects, and that no Foreigner, directly or indirectly, hath any share, part, or interest therein.
Now be it known, that the said [Person's Name] hath a Licence to lade on board the said Ship, (Ship's Name] at and from any Port or Place belonging to the United States of America, bread, four, Indian corn, or live stock, the produce of the said United States, and no other article whatever; and to carry the said bread, four, Indian corn, and live stock, to some Port or Place in the Island of Newfoundland; and on the arrival of the said Ship at any Port, Harbour, or place of discharge in Newfoundland, the Master or Person having the charge or command of the said Ship, is required and enjoined to deliver up the said Licence to the Collector or other proper Officer of His Majesty's Customs there, and to indorse on the back thereof the marks, numbers, and contents of each package of bread, flour, Indian corn, and the number of live stock, and shall thereupon receive a Certificate thereof from the said Collector or other proper Officer of the Customs. This Licence to continue in force for
calendar months from the date hereof. Signed by us the
1817. Licence to import bread, flour, Indian corn, and live stock into the Island of Newfoundland.
BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, prohibiting the Exportation of Gunpowder, Arms, fc. to Africa, to the West Indies, or to certain Parts of the Continent of Americu.31st May, 1817.
At the Court at Carlton House, the 31st of May, 1817.
COUNCIL. It is this day ordered by His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in the Name and on the behalf of His Majesty, and by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, that the Order in Council of the 201h of May, 1813, permitting Vessels trading to the Coast of Africa, to take on board as an assorted part of their Cargoes, trading guns, blunderbusses, pistols, and gunpowder, be, and the same is, hereby revoked; and it is further ordered, by and with the advice aforesaid, that the Order in Council of the 2d of January, 1817, prohibiting the export of arms and ammunition to the places therein specified, be, and the same is hereby also revoked; but whereas it is expedient, that some of the provisions of the said Order in Council of the 2d of January, 1817, should be continued ; His Royal Flighness the Prince Regent, in the Name and on the behalf His Majesty, and by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, doth, therefore, hereby order, require, prohibit, and command, that no
Person or Persous whatsoever, (except the Master-General of the Ordnance for His Majesty's Service, do, at any time, during the space of 6 months, (to commence from the date of this Order,) presume to transport any gunpowder or salt.petre, or any sort of arms or ammunition, to any Port or Place on the Coast of Africa, or in the West Indies, or on any part of the Continent of America (except to a Port or Place, or Ports or Places, in His Majesty's Territories or Possessions on the Continent of North America, or in the Territories of the United States of America,) or ship or lade any gunpowder or salt-petre, or any sort of arms or ammunition, on board any Ship or Vessel, in order to transporting the same into any such Ports or Places on the Coast of Africa, or in the West Indies, or on the Continent of America, (except as above excepted), without leave or permission in that behaif first obtained from His Majesty, or His Privy Council, upon pain of incurring and suffering the respective Forfeitures and Penalties inflicted by an Act, passed in the 29th year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled “ An Act to empower His Majesty to prohibit the exportation of salt-petre, and to enforce the Law for empowering His Majesty to prohibit the exportation of gunpowder, or any sort of arms or ammunition, and also to empower His Majesty to restrain the carrying coastwise of salt-petre, gunpowder, or any surt of arms or ammunition;" and also by an Act, passed in the 33rd year of His Majesty's Reign, Cap. 2, intituled “ An Act to enable His Majesty to restrain the exportation of naval stores, and more effectually to prevent the exportation of salt petre, arms, and ammunition, when prohibited by Proclamation or Order in Council :"
And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, the Master-General, and the rest of the Principal Officers of the Ordnance, and His Majesty's Secretary at War, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.
BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, prohibiting the Exportation of Gunpowder, Arms, &c. to Africa, to the West Indies, or to certain Parts of the Continent of America. 10th October, 1817.
Al the Court at Carlton House, the 10th of October, 1817.
PRESENT, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE REGENT IN
COUNCIL WHEREAS the time limited by the Order of His Royal Highness the