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Order of the Privy Council of Great Britain concerning trade between the United States and Great Britain and its colonies
Great Britain. Privy Council
July 02, 1783
Volume 16, Pages 837-838

JOSEPH COTTREL TO GOV MARTIN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

At the Court of St. James, the 2d. July, 1783.

Present:

The King’s most Excellent Majesty.

Whereas, by an Act of Parliament passed this Session, entituled “An Act for preventing (&c., as is recited in the above order) His Majesty doth therefore, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, hereby order and direct, that pitch, Tar, turpentine, hemp & Flax, masts, yards and bowsprits, Staves, heading boards, timber, shingles, and all other species of lumber; horses, neat Cattle, sheep, hogs, poultry, and all other species of live stock and live provisions; peas, beans, potatoes, wheat, flour, bread, biscuit, rice, oats, barely

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and all the species of grain, being the growth or production of any of the United States of America, may (until further order) be imported by British subjects in British built ships, owned by his Majesty’s subjects, and navigated according to Law, from any port of the United States of America to any of His Majesty’s West India Islands, and that rum, Sugar, Coffee, Cocoa-nuts, ginger and pimento may, until further order be exported, by British Subjects, in British built Ships, owned by his Majesty’s subjects, and navigated according to Law, from any of his Majesty’s West India Islands, to any port or place within the United States, upon payment of the same duties on exportation, and subject to the like rules, regulations, Securities and restrictions, as the same articles by law are or may be subject & liable to, if exported to any British Colony or plantation in America:—And the right Hon’ble the Lord Commissioners of his Majesty’s Treasury and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, are to give the necessary directions herein, as to them may respectively appertain.

STEPHEN COTTREL.