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decisions given to such merchants 4. Foreign vessels shall pay as may ask them.

three rials per ton. 24. No innovation in this law 5. National vessels navigating shall be made, unless the same be the bigh seas, shall pay two rials sanctioned and published six per ton. months before its operation. 6. The duties designated in the

SILVESTRE BLANCO, President. former articles shall be paid, one MIGUEL A. BERRO, Secretary. half on the entrance and the other Addition to the above Law.

half on the clearance.

7. National and foreign ves1. Foreign merchandize ex- sels which neither discharge nor ported to Uraguay and Parana take in cargo, and whose stay shall pay only one per cent and does not exceed six days, shall half of the Custom House charg, pay no duty comprehended in es, now exacted.

this law. Those which remain 2. Vessels exceeding one hun- longer shall pay the third part of dred and fifty tons shall not enjoy the duties designated in articles 4 this privilege. (Signed as before.) and 5.

On the 7th of July the Hall of 8. Coasting vessels belonging Representatives sanctioned the to the Argentine Provinces, shall following law :

pay the saine duty in the ports of 1. From the publication of the this province that our vessels pay present law, national and foreign in the ports of that State.

9. All former duties are supvessels shall pay the port duties designated below.

pressed. 2. National coasting vessels,

10. Except the Consular duplying within the capes, shall obties and those for the benefit of tain a license for each voyage.

the Hospital of Charity. 3. Designates the price of the SILVESTRE BLANCO, President. licenses.

MIGUEL A. BERRO, Secretary.


Imperial Parliament, February 4, 1830.

read ;

The royal commission was Powers the strongest assurances

and the Lord Chancellor of their desire to maintain and read the following speech :

cultivate the most friendly rela

tions with this country. My Lords and Gentlemen :

His Majesty has seen with We are commanded by his satisfaction that the war between Majesty to inform you that bis Russia and the Ottoman Porte Majesty receives from all Foreign has been brought to a conclusion.

The efforts of his Majesty to ing the last year, has not attained accomplish the main objects of the full amount at which it had the treaty of the 6th of July, 1827, been estimated, the diminution have been upremitted.

is not such as to cause any doubt His Majesty having recently as to the future prosperity of the concerted with his allies measures revenue. for the pacification and final settlement of Greece, trusts that he My Lords and Gentlemen : shall be enabled, at an early period, His Majesty commands me to to communicate to you the partic- acquaint you, that his attention ulars of this arrangement, with has been of late earnestly directsuch information as may explain ed to various important considerathe course which his Majesty has tions connected with improvements pursued throughout the progress in the general administration of of these iinportant transactions. . the law.

His Majesty laments that he is His Majesty has directed that unable to announce to you the measures shall be submitted for prospect of a reconciliation be- your deliberation, of which some tween the Princes of the House are calculated, in the opinion of of Braganza.

his Majesty, to facilitate and exHis Majesty has not yet deem- pedite the course of justice in ed it expedient to re-establish up- different parts of the United on their ancient footing his Ma- Kingdom; and others appear to

} jesty's diplomatic relations with be necessary preliminaries to a the kingdom of Portugal. - But revision of the practice and prothe numerous embarrassments ceedings of the Superior Courts. arising from the continued inter- We are commanded to assure ruption of these relations increase you, that his Majesty feels confibis Majesty's desire to effect the dent that you will give your best termination of so scrious an evil. attention and assistance to sub

jects of such deep and lasting Gentlemen of the House of Commons : concern to the well being of his

His Majesty has directed the people. estimates for the current year to His Majesty commands us to be laid before you. They have inform you, that the export in been framed with every attention the last year of British produce to economy, and it will be satis- and manufactures has exceeded factory to you to learn that his that of any former year. Majesty will be enabled to make His Majesty laments that, nota considerable reduction in the withstanding this indication of acamount of the public expenditure, tive commerce, distress should without impairing the efficiency prevail among the agricultural of our naval or military establish- and manufacturing classes in some ments.

parts of the United Kingdom. We are commanded by his It would be most gratifying to Majesty to inform you, that al- the paternal feelings of his Mathough the national income, dur- jesty to be enabled to propose for your consideration measures signing due weight to the effect of calculated to remove the difficul- unfavorable seasons, and to the ties of any portion of his subjects, operation of other causes which and at the same time compatible are beyond the reach of legislawith the general and permanent tive control or remedy. interests of his people.

Above all, His Majesty is conIt is from a deep solicitude for vinced that no pressure of temthose interests that His Majesty porary difficulty will induce you is impressed with the necessity of to relax the determination which acting with extreme caution in you have uniformly manifested, reference to this important sub- to maintain inviolate the public ject.

credit, and thus to uphold the His Majesty feels assured that high character and the permanent you will concur with him in as- welfare of the country.


York, Jan. 8, 1830. of it to the Grand River will comHonorable Gentlemen of the Legislative plete this first great Provincial

Council, and Gentlemen of the House of
Assembly :

enterprize ; and will require your

immediate support and protection. You are again convened for the despatch of public business ; and urally lead your attention to the

These improvements must natit will be gratifying to me to give St Lawrence, and to the manifest effect to the measures, which from your general and local knowledge from perfecting the navigation in

advantages that may be derived of the colony, may be proposed as

that conducive to the welfare and pros

quarter. perity of the people.

Gentlemen of the House of Assembly : The activity and industry of the

I have directed a statement of agriculturists in all parts of the the revenue and expenditure of Province; their efforts to unlock the last year to be laid before the country, and reach the Lakes you, with the estimate of supplies with their surplus produce; the for the current year. successful culture introduced in From the accounts you will the western townships ; point out perceive, that in consequence of the profitable result that may be the favorable returns of the duties, anticipated from affording proper levied under the statute of the encouragement to this individual 14th Geo. 3d, the expense of the exertion and labor.

administration of Justice, and of Fortunately the difference of that part of the Civil Establishsituation of several districts has ment not provided for by His been equalized by the opening of Majesty's Government, or by the the Wesland Canal; the extension annual vote of the Imperial Parliament, has been defrayed en- victions where, through the distirely from those proceeds; and pensing power of the Crown, it that a considerable balance ac- is thought advisable to arrest the cruing from the excess of former sentence of the law, notwithstandestimates beyond the expenditure, ing the evils that may arise from remains at the disposal of the repeated mitigation, without a Legislature.

system of secondary punishment, The necessity of reforming the or any means of disposing of ofRoyal Grammar School, was fenders. evident from your report at the With regard to the questions close of last session.

submitted to His Majesty's GovIn establishing a college at ernment; whatever difficulties York, under the guidance of able may have occurred in determinmasters, the object which we ing them or in reconciling the rehave in view, will, I trust, be spective interests with which they speedily attained.

are connected, the diligent invesThe delay that may take place tigation through which they are in revising the charter of the Uni- passing evinces the earnest desire versity, or in framing one suitable of His Majesty that this portion to the Province and to the inten- of his dominions should reap the tion of the endowment, must, in full benefit of good laws and free fact, under present circumstances, institutions. tend to the advancement of the institution, as its use depended

The following Resolutions passon the actual state of education in ed the House of Assembly of Upthe Province.

per Canada at this Session : Dispersed as the population is, over an extensive territory, a gen

Negro Settlers. eral efficiency in the common

1. Resolved, That this House schools cannot be expected; par

has just cause of alarm for the ticularly while the salaries of the peace and security of the inhabmasters will not admit of their itants of the western parts of this devoting their whole time to their Province, by reason of the ruprofession.

mored intention, on the part of

the Canada Company, of introHonorable Gentlemen, and Gentlemen :

ducing large bodies of Negro setThe King's pleasure on the tlers into this Province. Bills reserved has not yet been 2. Resolved, That, in affordcommunicated to me.

ing such encouragement, the I recommend you to examine Canada Company seem not to the Acts that may be about to ex- have duly reflected on the danpire.

ger in which it involves the peace Your attention will also be and happiness of the people; and drawn to another subject of im- that the act of the Imperial Parportance, the exposure of pro- liament, constituting this Compaperty : and the facility of depre- ny, marks the subject of these dations in certain districts, and resolutions as one of the many the frequent cases of capital con- evils which must result from Le

gislation by the Imperial Parlia- ly inconvenient and dangerous to meut in matters of the internal those States, it is too certain that concerns of this Province. the like disasters must how from

3. Resolved, That no subject the same cause in this Province, calls more seriously for the atten- if such projects be permitted to tion of the Legislature, than the be effected. settlement of the country, by all 6. Resolved, That the Comreasonable facility given to stran- mittee to whom was referred the gers to come into this Province petitio. of the inhabitants of Gosand cultivate its wastes.

field and Colchester, do bring in 4. Resolved, That, although a bill, if it be practicable, during this House has long observed, this session, to prevent the introwithout uneasiness, that fugitive duction of Blacks and Mulattoes slaves of color do, occasionally, into this Province, as settlers parescape into this Province; and, ticipating in all the civil rights of recognising the law of nature, the people of this Province. which says, that the fugitive 7. Resolved, That an humble shall not be delivered up to his address be presented to His Expursuers,' this House is still un- cellency the Lieutenant Governwilling to shut the door against or, requesting him to forward, the outcast; yet, the sudden in- with as little delay as possible, troduction of a mass of Black these resolutions to His Majesty's Population, likely to continue Secretary of State for the Colowithout limitation, is a matter só pies, to be by him, with His Madangerous to the peace and com- jesty's gracious permission, iaid fort of the inhabitants, that it now before the imperia! Hause of becomes necessary to prevent or Commons; and further request check, by some prudent restrio- ing His Excellency to discourage, tions, this threatened evil. as far as may be within his power,

5. Resolved, That, inasmuch as the introduction of such populasuch a population, sometimes sur- tion, until the Legislature of the passing, and at others approach- Province may be enabled to maing an equality with the whites, in ture some sase enactment on the several States of this Continent, subject. has proved, in various ways, high



Legislative Council, Jan. 22, 1830. convenience, and the public serGentlemen of the Legislative Council, vice; and it affords me sincere Gentlemen of the House of Assembly: pleasure to have it in my power

I have called you together at a to congratulate you on the prostime, which I believe to be the perous state of the affairs of the best suited both to your private Province.

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