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qui seront apportés par quelque voie que ce soit dans le Royaume Uni ou dans les Iles du Canal de la Manche.

XV. L'Office des Postes de France payera à l'Office des Postes de la Grande Bretagne la somme de 1 penny par journal ou par feuille d'imprimés, pour tout port de transit et de voie de mer des journaux et imprimes adressés au Canada, et originaires tant de la France, de l'Algérie et des pays où la France possède des Bureaux de Poste, que du Royaume de Grèce, des Cantons de la Confédération Suisse, des Etats d'Allemagne desservis par les Postes de S. A. S. le Prince de la Tour et Taxis, et des Etats du Nord auxquels les dites Postes servent d'intermédiaire.

XVI. L'Office des Postes de France payera également à l'Office des Postes Britanniques la même somme de 14 penny par journal ou par feuille d'imprimés, pour tout port de voie de mer et de transit des journaux et imprimés originaires du Canada, et adressés tant en France, en Algérie et dans les pays où la France possède des Bureaux de Postes, que dans le Royaume de Grèce, les Cantons de la Confederation Suisse, les Etats d'Allemagne desservis par les Postes de S. A. S. le Prince de la Tour et Taxis, et les Etats du Nord, auxquels les dites Postes servent d'intermédiaire.

XVII. Les feuilles d'avis et accusés de réception dont devront faire usage les Bureaux d'Echange respectifs, à dater du 1 Décembre prochain, seront conformes aux modèles paraphés qui sont joints aux présents Articles*.

XVIII. Les présents Articles seront considérés comme additionnels aux Articles d'execution de la Convention du 3 Avril, 1843, signés à Londres le 1 Mai suivant†, et seront mis à exécution le 1er Décembre, 1845.

Fait en double original, et signé à Paris le 11e jour du mois de Novembre, 1845, et à Londres, le 17e jour du même mois. L'Administrateur des Postes

de France, DUBOST.
Approuvé,

W. L. MABERLY,

Secretary.

Le Conseiller d'Etat, Directeur-
Général des Postes de France,

Approved, LONSDALE,

Postmaster-General.

CONTE.

*See Forms of Accounts, March, 1844, Pages 309, 321. + See Page 266.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, granting to the Vessels of France the privilege of trading with the Island of St. Helena. November 20, 1845.

At the Court at Windsor, the 20th day of November, 1845.

PRESENT,

THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

WHEREAS by an Act, passed in the session of Parliament holden in the 8th and 9th years of the reign of her present Majesty [cap. 93], intituled "An Act to regulate the Trade of the British Possessions abroad*," after reciting, that, by the law of navigation, Foreign ships are permitted to import into any of the British Possessions in Asia, Africa, or America, from the countries to which they belong, goods, the produce of those countries, and to export goods from such possessions to be carried to any Foreign country whatever; and that it is expedient that such permission should be subject to certain conditions, it is enacted, that the privileges thereby granted to Foreign ships shall be limited to the ships of those countries which, having colonial possessions, shall grant the like privileges of trading with those possessions to British ships, or which, not having colonial possessions, shall place the commerce and navigation of this country, and of its possessions abroad, upon the footing of the most favoured nation, unless Her Majesty, by her Order in Council, shall in any case deem it expedient to grant the whole or any of such privileges to the ships of any Foreign country, although the conditions aforesaid shall not in all respects be fulfilled by such Foreign country:

And whereas the said conditions have not in all respects been fulfilled by the Government of France; but, nevertheless, Her Majesty and divers of her royal predecessors have, from time to time, by divers Orders in Council, granted certain of the privileges aforesaid to the ships of France, in respect of certain of Her Majesty's possessions, in such Orders particularly mentioned:

And whereas the said Orders in Council do not, nor doth any of them, extend to Her Majesty's Island of Saint Helena:

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And whereas it is expedient that the same privileges should be granted to French vessels trading with the said island, as to French vessels trading with such other of Her Majesty's possessions as aforesaid:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of her Privy Council, doth order, and it is hereby ordered, that it shall be lawful for French ships to import into the said Island of Saint Helena, from the dominions of France, such goods, being the produce of those dominions, and to export from the said island to any Foreign country, such goods as they are permitted to import or to export, respectively, into or from Her Majesty's possessions in the West Indies and America, under or by virtue of a certain Order in Council, issued by His late Majesty King George IV, and bearing date the 1st day of June, 1826*, or any other Order now in force:

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and the Right Honourable Lord Stanley, one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them respectively may appertain.

WM. L. BATHURST.

JOINT DECLARATION made on the part of Great Britain and France, in pursuance of Article VII of the Convention of May 29, 1845†, for the suppression of the Slave Trade. London, December 6, 1845.

WHEREAS His Majesty the King of the French has caused notification to be made to Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, that the French squadron to be sent to the coast of Africa, in pursuance of the Convention between their said Majesties, signed at London on the 29th of May, 1845, will be ready to commence operations on that coast by the 15th of the present month of December;

The undersigned, Her Britannic Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and the Chargé d'Affaires of His Majesty the King of the French at the Court of London, being furnished with the necessary powers, do, in conformity * See Vol. 3, Page 138. + See Pages 341, 349.

with the provisions of the VIIth Article of the said Convention, by this Declaration, make known, that the measures to be adopted in virtue of the said Convention are about to be carried into execution at the time mentioned in the said notification; and that, in consequence thereof, on the 6th day of March, 1846, being 3 months from the date of this joint Declaration, the warrants that have been issued in pursuance of the Conventions of 1831 and 1833, to the cruizers of the 2 nations, for the mutual exercise of the right of search, are to be respectively delivered up.

In witness whereof the undersigned have signed the present joint Declaration, and have affixed thereto the seals of their

arms.

Done in duplicate, at London, the 6th day of December, in the year of our Lord, 1845,

(L.S.)

ABERDEEN.

(L.S.)

JARNAC.

DECLARATION COMMUNE faite au nom de la Grande Bretagne et de la France, en exécution de l'Article VII de la Convention du 29 Mai, 1845*, pour la Suppression de la Traite des Esclaves. Londres, le 6 Décembre, 1845.

SA Majesté le Rio des Français ayant fait notifier à Sa Majesté la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, que l'escadre Française destinée à être envoyée à la côte d'Afrique, conformément à la Convention entre leurs dites Majestés, signée à Londres le 29 Mai, 1845, sera prête à commencer ses opérations sur cette côte avant le 15 du présent mois;

Les soussignés, le Principal Secrétaire d'Etat de Sa Majesté Britannique au Département des Affaires Etrangères, et le Chargé d'Affaires de Sa Majesté le Rio des Français à la Cour de Londres, étant munis des pouvoirs nécessaires, font savoir par cette commune Déclaration, conformément aux dispositions de l'Article VII de la dite Convention, que les mesures qui doivent être prises en vertu de la dite Convention, sont sur le point d'être mises à exécution à l'époque mentionée dans la *See Pages 341, 319.

dite notification; et qu'en conséquence, le 6me jour de Mars, 1846, à 3 mois de date de cette commune Déclaration, les mandats qui ont été délivrés en exécution des Conventions de 1831 et de 1833, aux croiseurs des 2 nations, pour l'exercice mutuel du droit de visite, doivent être respectivement restitués. En foi de quoi, les soussignés ont signé la présente commune Déclaration, et y ont fait apposer le sceau de leurs armes. Fait double, à Londres, le 6me Décembre, l'an de grâce, 1845. (L.S.) JARNAC. (L.S.) ABERDEEN

NOTIFICATION respecting the Examination of Fishing Vessels, under the Regulations between Great Britain and France, of May, 1843*. London, January 2, 1846.

Sir,

The Board of Trade to the Board of Customs.

Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade,
Whitehall, January, 2, 1846.

I AM directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade to state to you, for the information of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Customs, that the XIIIth Article of the Regulations for the guidance of the fisheries between Great Britain and France, prepared in pursuance of the Convention between Her Majesty and the King of the French, and which Article is in the terms following :—“ The fishermen of both countries shall, when required, exhibit their licenses or muster-rolls to the commanders of the fishing cruisers, and to all other persons of either country, appointed to superintend the fisheries," has been under the consideration of the Governments of both countries; and that it is understood and agreed that the above-cited Article is to be held to be not applicable to vessels to which no suspicion of having infringed the fishery regulations attaches.

I am to request that you will forthwith communicate to the several officers of Customs and of the coast guard service, the above-mentioned interpretation of the meaning of the said XIIIth Regulation, in order that they may govern themselves accordingly. I am, &c. Charles Scovell, Esq.

JOHN LEFEVRE.

* See Vol. 6, Page 415.

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