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APPENDIX III. $17 Br ·rm·: Pnnsmmrr or Tn Ummzn S•1·.•.·r1:s on Aunaxcn, Oct. 5, 1830. A PROCLAMATION. VVhereas, by an act of the Congress of the United Sta ed on the . twenty-ninth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and provided, R°°‘°°1' that, whenever the President of the United States shall receive satisfactory evidence that the governmeut ofGrea.t Britain will open the ports in its colo· 1g3D' °b' 2m' uial possessions in the West Indies, on the continent of South America, the Bahama Islands, the Caicos, and the Bermuda. or Somer Islands, to the vessels of the United States, for an indefinite or for a. limited term; that the vessels of the United States and their cargoes, on entering the colonial ports aforesaid, shall not be subject to other or higher duties of tonnage or impost, or charges of any other description, than would be imposed on British vessels or their cargoes arriving in the said colonial possessions from the United States; that the vessels of the United States may import into the said colonial possessions, from the United States, any article or articles which could be imported in a British vessel into the said possessions from the United States; and that the vessels of the United States may export {rom the British colonies aforementioned, to any country whatever other than the dominions or possessions of Great Britain, any article or articles that can be exported therefrom in a British vessel, to any country other than the British dominions or possessions aforesaid, leaving the commercial intercourse of the United States with all other parts of the British dominions or possessions on a footing not less favorable to the United States than it now is, That then, and in such case, the President of the United States shall be authorized, at any time before the next session of Congress, to issue his proclamation, declaring that he has received such evidence, and that thereupon, and from the date of such proclamation, the ports of the United States shall be opened indetinitely, or for a term fixed, as the case may be, to British vessels coming from the said British colonial possessions, and their cargoes, subject to no other or higher duty of tonna e or impost, or charge of any description whatever, than would be levied on gbe vessels of the United States or their cargoes, arriving from the said British possessions; and that it shall be lawful for the said British vessels to import into the United States, and to export therefrom, any article or articles which may be imported or exported in vessels of the United States; and that the act, entitled “An Act concerning navigation," passed on the eighteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, an act 1818, eh. 70. supplementary thereto, passed the fifteenth day of May, one thousand eight 3320, ¤h_ ug hundred and twenty, and an act, “An Act to regulate the commercial intercourse between the United States and certain British ports," passed on the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, shall, in such case, lm; ¤Y=· 22- be suspended, or absolutely repealed, as the case may require. And whereas, by the said act, it is further provided, that, whenever the ports of the United States shall have been opened under the authority thereby given, British vessels and their cargoes shall be admitted to an entry in the ygrts of the United States from the i land , provinces, or colonies of Great ritain, on or near the North American continent, and north or east of the United States. And whereas satisfactory evidence has been received by the President of the United States, that, whenever he shall give edect to the provisions of the act aforesaid, the government of Great Britain will open, for an indefinite period, the ports in its colonial pouessions in the West ndies, on the continent of South America, the Bahama Islands, the Caicos, and the Bermuda or Somer Islands, to the vessels of the United States and their cargoes, upon the terms and according to the requisitions of the aforesaid act of Congress. pom of th, N ow, therefore, I, Andrew Jackson, President of the United States of Ame- United Staten rica, do hereby declare and proclaim that such evidence has been received by !9P¢¤<~=¤};¤9 rlvdl me; and that by the operation of the act of Congres , passed on the twenty- iggds ::3 prow ninth day of May, one thousand eifght hundred and thirty, the porhe of the mcg,] and 0,,,,,,,, United States are, from the date o this proclamation, open to British ves- Mts repealed, sels coming from the said British possessions, and their cargoes, upon the terms 1830, ch. 207. set forth in the said act; the act, entitled •*An Aet concerning DRV1g3UOD,,, passed on the eighteenth day of April, one thousand eght hundred and eighteen, 1818, ch. 70. the act supplementary thereto, passed the fifteenth y of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and the act, entitled *• An Act to regulate the com- 1820, eh. 122. mercial intercourse between the United States and certain British ports," passed the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, 1823, oh. 22. v¤L.1v.-10:: 32