1812: 53 George 3 c.12: An Act for indemnifying such Persons as have advised or acted under an Order in Council for allowing the Importation of certain Articles into the West Indies, and for permitting such Importation until the Thirtieth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and thirteen.
[22d December 1812.]
WHEREAS for the necessary Supply of the British West India Islands, and of the Lands and Territories to His Majesty belonging on the Continent of South America, it has been deemed expedient, by Order in Council bearing Date the Twenty sixth Day of October One thousand eight hundred and twelve, to permit, till the Thirtieth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and thirteen, the Importation and Exportation of certain Articles in other Ships and Vessels than those allowed for such Importation and Exportation, by an Act passed in the Forty sixth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign,
[46 G. 3. C. 111.]
intituled An Act for authorising His Majesty in Council to allow, during the present War and for Six Months after the Ratification of a Definitive Treaty of Peace, the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods and Commodities in Neutral Ships into and from His Majesty’s Territories in the West Indies and Continent of South America; which Order and every thing therein contained ought under the present circumstances to be justified and made good in Law;
[Order in Council declared valid.]
Be it therefore enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the said Order and every thing therein contained shall be deemed and taken to be valid in Law, and shall continue to be carried into Execution, and that all Persons advising or acting under the said Order shall be and they are hereby fully indemnified for the same.
[Extended to unarmed Vessels not belonging to France.]
II. And be it further enacted, That, from and after the passing of this Act, the Importation and Exportation of Articles, Goods and Commodities enumerated in the said Order in Council, may be made in any unarmed Ship or Vessel not belonging to France, or to the Subjects or Inhabitants thereof, or of any Port or Place annexed to the Territories of France, until the Thirtieth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and thirteen, and no longer.