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APPENDIX. 319 No. 7. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: ·7¤¤·19J867· A PROCLAMATION. Wnnnnss, in virtue of the power conferred by the act of Congress approved Preamble- __ June twenty-second, one thousand eight hundred and sixty, sections fifteen and ww- °h· 1*°¤ twenty-four of which act were des: ned by proper provisions to secure the iii35E' 7E_ strict neutrality of citizens of the United States residin in or visiting the 'P` empires of China and Japan, a notification was issued on die fourth of August last by the legation of the United States in Japan, through the consulatesof the open ports of that empire, requestin American shiprnasters not to approach the coasts of Suwo and Nagato ppnding the then contemplated hostilities between the Tycoon of Japan and the Daimio of the said provinces: And whereas authentic infomation having been received by the said legation that such hostilities had actually commenced, a regulation, in furtherance of the aforesaid notification and pursuant to the act referred to, was issued by the minister resident of the United States in Japan forbiddin American merchant vessels from stoppin or anchorin at any port or roadstead in that country except the three opened ports, viz:%{a.nagawa, §Yokohama,) Nagasaki, and Hakodate, unless in distress or forced b stress o weather, as provided py treaty; and giving notice that masters of vessels committing a reach of e regu tion would thereby render themselves liable to prosecution and punishment, and also to forfeiture of the rotection of the United States, if the visit to such non-o ened port or roadstead should either involve a breach of treaty or be construed? as an act in aid of insurrection or rebellion: Now, therefore, be it known that I, ANDREW JOHNSON, President of the Notinoation United States of America, with a view to prevent acts which might injuriously Md ¤‘¤§¤l¤€i<>¤ affect the relations existing between the government of the United States and 3 mh “t°:‘°““ that of Japan, do hereby call public attention to the aforesaid notincation and snixtggpingzr regulation, which are hereby sanctioned and confirmed. anchoring in any n testimony whereof, I ave hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of port, Gro. in the United States to be affixed. '·P°¤» °*°°P* Done at the city of Washington, this twelfth day of January, in the th:,?'" °P°°°d year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, and of P0 ` [sm.:..] the Independence of the United States the ninety-first. ANDREW JOHNSON. By the President z Wrnnrsu H. Smwann, Secretary of State. No. 8. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: JM- 29, 1867- A PROCLAMATION. Wmmsns by an act of the Congress of the United States of the twenty- Preamble. fourth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, entitled "An 1828l ch- 111- act in addition to an act, entitled ‘ An act concerningPdisoriminating duties of V°]· '· P- 8°8• tonnage and impost,' and to equalize the duties on russian vessels and their cargoes," it is provided that upon satisfactory evidence being given to the President of the United States by the government of any foreign nation that no discriminating duties of tonnage or impost are imposed or levied in the ports of the said nation upon vessels wholly belonging to citizens of the United States, or u n the roduce, manufactures, or merc andise imported in the same from the Uiiited States or from any foreign country, the President is thereby authorized to issue his proclamation, declaring that the foreign discriminating duties of tonnage and nmpost within the United States are and shall be suspended and discontinued, so far as respects the vessels of the said forei n nation, and the produce, manufactures, or merchandise imported into the Ugnited States in