THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD
Publication No. 390.
A Proclamation withdrawing Customs Duties on Dry Goods.
January 27, i816.
Source :-Trinidad Duplicate Despatches, Vol. II, 1815-1816.
AT THE COURT AT CARLTON HOUSE THE 27TH1 NOVEMBER, 1815.
HIs ROYAL HkIGHNESS THE PRINCE REGENT IN COUNCIL.
WHEREAS His Royal Highness the Prince Regent was
pleased" by His Order in Council of the Second Day of June
last, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to direct
that the Duty of Three and a Half per Cent on Goods
exported from Trinidad to the Spanish Prbvinces of South
America should be discontinued and that a drawback should
be allowed to the amount of that Duty on Goods exported
to the said Provinces after the same should have been imported
into Trinidad ;
And whereas it has been represented that the said Order
cannot be carried into effect as far as relates to the Duty
on Goods exported from Trinidad to the Spanish Provinces
and that it is not expedient to authorise the drawback ; but
that it will be of material advantage to the said Colony
that the Duty of Three and a Half per Cent upon the import
into the said Island of Trinidad of all Cotton and Linen
Goods, being the produce of Great Britain or Ireland, should
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, is therefore pleased to revoke
the said Order in Council of the Second Day of June last
and all matters and things therein contained and the same
is and are hereby revoked accordingly
And His Royal Highness, in the name and on the behalf
of His Majesty and by and with the advice aforesaid doth
hereby order and direct that from and after the date of the
Promulgation of hiis Order ill the said Island o&l'Trinidad, Ite
Duty of Three and a Half per Cent now levied upon all
(otton and Linen Goods being the produce of Great Britain
or Ireland which shall be imported into Trinidad slall cease
And the Right Honourable Earl Bathurst, one of His
Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State is to give the necessary
directions herein accordingly.
A TRUE COPY.
The foregoing Order was duly proclaimed in Port-of-Spain
on the Twenty Seventh day of January, 1816 by the Deputy
RALPH J. WOODFORD.
Governor and Commander in ChieJ.
Deputy Alguazil Mayor.