Efl'e&uating the Intercourfe and Commerce between Great
Britain and Ireland, on permanent and equitable Prin-
ciples, for the mutual Benefit of both Kingdoms.
(Mervedfor in the Houfe of Commons of IreIam1‘5y tlze Riglit Hon.
THOMAS ORDE, on Friday, Augujl 12, and prefjiinzed 5) him
on Monday, Auguj? i5, 1785.)
HEREAS it is highly important to the general interefts of the
Britiih Empire, that the trade between Great Britain and Ireland"
Ihould be encouraged and extended as much as poflible '; and for that Puf-
pofe, that the intercourfe and commerce between the fair! kingdoms lliould
be now finally regulated and fettled on permanent and equitable principles,
for the mutual benefit of both :
THEREFORE, in order to effectuate the raid intended fettlenlcnh
BE it declared, by the Kings Molt Excellent lvlalCnYa by “ml ‘Vim ‘ha
advice and content of the Lords fpiritual and temporal, and'Commons; i“
this prefent Parliament alfembled, that it (hall be held and adjudged to be =1
fundamenal and effential condition of the prefent fettlement,thzit no pro-
hibition fliall exift in either of the kingdoms of Great Britain or Ireland
againft the importation, ufe or (ale of any articleof the growth. Prod“? 93'
mzinufafiure oi the other of the faid kingdoms, except fuch as are hemm-
after excepted. . ‘
AND be ittlierefore enacted, by the authority aforefaid, that I10 P‘0l“b"
bition (hall exift in this kingdom after the commencement of this '48; on
the importation, ufe or fale of any article of the growth, produce or Immu-
facture of Great liritain, except fuch as now exifl: or may hcrcafm‘ elm-
againft the importation of corn, meal, malt, tiour and bifcuit; and fl1f0
except fuch qualified prohibitions as do not abfolutely prevent the im-
portation of goods or manufactures, or materials of manufacture; but 011])’
regulate or prefcribe the tonnage or dimeniions, or built;
the lhips or vellels in which the fame may be imported; or regulate or
prefcrihe the weight, fize or quantity of the article to be therein imported,
or the packages in which the fame may be contained, or regulate or pre-
fcribe other circumitances relative thereto; and alfo, except prohibitions
or country of