A Residence at the Court of London; Comprising Incidents, Official and Personal, from 1819 to 1825; Amongst the Former, Negotiations on the Oregon Territory, and Other Unsettled Questions Between the United States and Great Volume 2

A Residence at the Court of London; Comprising Incidents, Official and Personal, from 1819 to 1825; Amongst the Former, Negotiations on the Oregon Territory, and Other Unsettled Questions Between the United States and Great Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...During the pendency of the negotiation, I received a letter, which seemed to me to be of importance, from Mr. Kankey, our consular commercial agent at the island of Barbadoes. He informed me that, under directions which had been recently given to the collector and comptroller of the customs of that island, by the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, vessels of the United States were permitted to land there a portion of their cargoes, and to carry the remainder elsewhere, if entered for exportation, paying the import duty only on so much as was landed. This regulation, he added, would be of service to our trade, provided the necessity of paying the tonnage-money of four shillings and threepence sterling per ton, at more than one of the colonial ports, during the same voyage, could be avoided; and he appealed to me to have this effected. " I immediately brought the subject before the British Plenipotentiaries, urging the right of our yessels to an exemption from all such double payments, on the ground of British vessels never being subject to double payments of tonnage duty in the United States, during the same voyage, though they did proceed from port to port. I was asked if I had any instructions from my Government upon this point. I replied that I had not, but that I was confident in my belief that, under our laws, the fact could not be otherwise than as I had stated it. Mr. Huskisson then said that he would obtain the sanction of this Government for placing our vessels in the West Indies upon the same footing, in this respect, upon which British vessels were placed in the United States, and would undertake, in his official capacity of President of the Board of Trade, to see that the necessary orders were forthwith issued for the...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930312
  • 9781236930316