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By the King. A Proclamation,

For recalling and prohibiting Seamen from serving foreign Princes and States; and for granting Rewards jor discovering such Seamen as shall conceal themselves.

GEORGE R.

Whereas we are informed, that great numbers of mariners and seafaring men, our natural-born subjects, are in the service of divers foreign princes and states, to the prejudice of our kingdom; we have thought it necessary, by and with the advice of our privy council, to publish this our royal proclamation; and do hereby strictly charge and command all masters of ships, pilots, mariners, seamen, shipwrights, and other seafaringmen whatsoever and wheresoever (being our natural-born subjects), who are in the pay or service of any foreign prince or state, or do serve in any foreign ship or vessel, that forthwith they, and every of them, do (according to their known and bounden duty and allegiance) withdraw themselves, depart from, and quit, such foreign services, and return home to their native countries: and further, we do hereby strictly prohibit and forbid all masters of ships, pilots, mariners, seamen, shipwrights, and other seafaring men whatsoever {. our natural-born subjects), from entering, and do charge and command them, and every of them, from henceforth to forbear to enter themselves into the pay or service of any foreign prince or state, or to serve in any foreign ship or vessel whatsoever, without our special license first had and obtained in that behalf; to all which we expect due obedience and exact conformity ; and we do

hereby publish and declare, that the offenders to the contrary shall not only incur our just displeasure, but be proceeded against for their contempt according to the utmost severities of the law: and we do hereby declare, that if any such masters of ships, pilots, mariners, seamen, shipwrights, or other seafaring men (being our subjects), shall be taken in any foreign service by the Turks, Algerines, or any others, they shall not be reclaimed by us as subjects of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and we do hereby further promise and declare, that a reward of twenty shillings for every able and ordinary seaman, fit to serve on board our ships, shall

be paid any person who shall dis

cover any seaman or seamen who may conceal him or themselves, so that such seaman or seamen shall be taken for our said service by any of our sea officers employed for raising men, on or before the thirtieth day of April next; the said rewards to be paid for any seaman or seamen so discovered and taken in and about London, by the principal officers and commissioners of our navy; and at the out-ports by the naval officers, (where there are any) and (where there are no naval officers) by the collectors of our customs, immediately upon a certificate bein produced to the said principal .# cers and commissioners of our navy, naval officers, or collectors respectively, by the person who may make discovery of any seaman or seamen as aforesaid, certifying his name, and the name or names, and number of seamen procured in consequence of his discovery : the said certificate to be given by such officer as . * e

take such seaman or seamen for

our service.

Given at our court at the Queen's
House, the 7th day of March,
1803, and in the 43d year of
our reign.
GOD SAVE T H E k l n G.

By the Kinc. A Procla MATIon, for IN cREAs ING the Militia.

GEORGE R.

Whereas it is expedient that the number of our militia forces should be increased without delay: and whereas the occasion thereof hath been communicated to parliament: we have thought fit, by and with the advice of our privy council, to publish this our proclamation; and we do hereby, in pursuance of the powers which are vested in us by an act passed in the forty-second year of our reign, intituled, “an act for amending the laws relating to the militia in England, and for augmenting the militia,” and of another act passcd in the same year, intituled, “an act to raise and establish a militia force in Scotland,” order and direct that, in addition to the number of men already required to be raised under the said acts by the several counties, ridings, stewartries, cities, and places therein mentioned, there shall forthwith be raised and enrolled in the said several counties, ridings, stewartries, cities, and places therein mentioned, respectively, such a number of men as may amount to, but not exceed, the proportion of one half of the whole number of men

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in Great Britain; and whereas by

an act passed in the forty-third year of our reign, j. “ an act to repeal an act passed in the last session of parliament for establishing regulations respecting aliens arriving in this kingdom, or resident therein; and for establishing, until three months after the ratification of a definitive treaty of peace, regulations respecting aliens arriving in this kingdom, or resident therein, in certain cases,” due provision has been made for inflicting penalties on all such aliens as shall disobey any proclamation issued by us, directing that such aliens shall depart the united kingdom: now we, being desirous of carrying into execution the intent and meaning of the said act, and

(F § thereby thereby providing for the general safety of the realm, do, by this our proclamation, by and with the advice of our privy council, order and direct, that all aliens, being subjects of the French republic, or of any place belonging to, or under the dominion of the government of the French republic, or of any country or territory at war with us, who shall have arrived in Great Britain since the first of October, one thousand eight hundred and one, and on or before this day, the thirtyfirst of August (other than such aliens as are hereinafter excepted), shall depart Great Britain in manner hereinafter mentioned; that is to say, All such aliens residing within the city and liberties of Westminster, or elsewhere within the bills of mortality, or within the parishes of Saint Mary-la-bonne, Paddington, Pancras, or Saint Luke at Chelsea, on or before the fifteenth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and three. And all such aliens residing in other parts of Great Britain (except as herein excepted) shall depart Great Britain on or before the twentieth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and three. And we do further declare and make known, that every such alien who shall knowingly and wilfully refuse or neglect to pay due obedience to this our royal proclamation, and shall be found in Great Britain contrary to such proclamation, will be liable to be arrested and connmitted to the common #. of the county or place where e or she shall be so arrested; there to remain without bail or mainrise until he or she shall be taken in charge, for the purpose of bein sent out of Great Britain; and if any such alien sent out of Great

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Britain in pursuance of this our roclamation, shall, without license É. that purpose by one of our principal secretaries of state, return into any part of the united kingdom, such alien, being duly convicted thereof, will be liable to be transported for life, according to the provisions of the said act. And in order the better to enable such aliens to comply with this our proclamation and the said act, we have caused to be provided ships and vessels at Gravesend, for conveying such aliens to some port or ports on the continent of Europe: and all such aliens, as are desirous to avail themselves of this accommodation, are directed to repair to Gravesend, on or before the fourteenth day of September, one thousand eight hun and three: and all such aliens repairing to Gravesend, and having obtained their passports conformably to the said act, by applying at the alien office, in Crown-court, Westminster, shall be permitted to embark, and shall be conveyed on board the said ships to be furnished by us, free of expense, to some }. or ports on the continent of urope. And all such aliens as shall decline availing themselves of this accommodation for carrying them out of Great Britain, free of expense, are hereby required nevertheless to repair to the port of London, and to none other port, and there to embark, having their passports conformably to the said act, to be obtained on application to the alien office, as aforesaid, in order to depart on or before the said fifteenth or twentieth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and three, respectively, as the

case may require, under the penal

ties hereinbefore mentioned. - Provided

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Provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed to repeal any part of our proclamation of the twelfth of this instant August, requiring the aliens therein mentioned to reside within the limits therein described, except in cases where any aliens as aforesaid, shall be bona fide proceeding on their journey to the port of London and to Gravesend, in order to embark and depart thereat from Great Britain. Provided always, that this our proclamation shall not extend to any foreign ambassador, or other public minister duly authorised, or the servants actually attending upon such ambassador or public minister, or any domestic servant of any of our natural-born subjects, or of any subject who has been made denizen or naturalised, such servant being actually and bona fide employed in the service of their respective masters; nor to any such alien as shall, by virtue of a license under the hand and seal of one of our principal secretaries of state, or of such person or persons as shall be appointed for that purpose, be authorised to dwell and reside in some part of Great Britalin. We do hereby charge and command that all aliens to whom this 1elates, do pay due obedience to the same, and that all justices of the peace, mayors, and other magistrates, and all constables and other peace officers, do respectively use their utmost diligence to enforce the same. Given at our court at St. James’s, this thirty-first day of August, one thousand eight hundred and three, and in the fortythird year of our reign. GOD SAVE THE KIN G.

By the King. A Proclamation.

GEORGE R.

Whereas by an act passed in the forty-third year of our reign, intituled, “an act to repeal an act passed in the last session of parliament for establishing regulations respecting aliens arriving in this kingdom, or residing therein; and for establishing, .# three months after the ratification of a definitive treaty of peace, regulations respecting aliens arriving in this kingdom, or residing therein, in certain cases;” we are authorised by our royal proclamation, from time to time, to require and command every alien who now is in or who shall hereafter come into Great Britain, except as therein excepted, to register himself or herself, and thereupon to obtain our royal license to reside within this kingdom, as therein mentioned; now we, being desirous of carrying into execution the purposes of the said act, do, by this our proclamation, by and with the advice of our privy

council, require and command

every alien who shall be in this kingdom on the day of the date of this our proclamation, except as hereinafter excepted, to register himself or herself in the manner hereinafter mentioned;—that is to Scly,

All aliens residing in the city of

London, shall, within ten days

from the publication of this our proclamation, in the London Gazette, so register themselves with

the lord mayor of the said city. All aliens residing in the city and liberties of Westminster, or elsewhere, within the bills of mortality (except the city of London, or residing within ten miles of the city of London), shall, within ten days from the publication of this - (F 4) Qūr our proclamation in the London Gazette, so register themselves with the magistrates at one of the under-mentioned public offices, in the district of which office such alien shall then reside; that is to say, the police office, Queen-square, Westminster; Great Marlboroughstreet; Hatton Garden; Lambethstreet, Whitechapel; Worshipstreet, Shoreditch ; High-street, Shadwell; and Union Hi, Southwark. All aliens residing out of the districts aforesaid, and within any cities or corporate towns, or within the jurisdiction of the magistrates of such cities or corporate towns respectively, shall, within fourteen days from the publication of this our proclamation in the London Gazette, so register themselves with the mayor or other chief magistrate of such cities or corporate towns respectively. And all aliens residing in other places in Great Britain shall, within eighteen days from the publication of this our proclamation in the London Gazette, so register themselves with some magistrate of the county or place where such aliens respectively shall reside. And we do further require and command all aliens who shall come nto Great Britain, after the publication of this our proclamation in the London Gazette, to register themselves in the manner hereinafter mentioned with the lord mayor, mayors, or other magistrates as aforesaid, within two days after every such alien shall have arrived within any such city, town, district, or other place, to which he shall be allowed to proceed, by passport granted for that purpose, except

aliens who are o by our proclamation of twelfth of August last" to land at no other port than the ports of Yarmouth, Harwich, Dover, and Southampton, and at Gravesend, whom we hereby require and command to register themselves in manner hereinafter mentioned, at the alien office, in Crown-street, Westminster. And we do further require and command every alien, for the purpose of obtaining such license as aforesaid, to deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the person or persons with whom such alien is hereby required to register himself or herself as aforesaid, a full and true declaration or account in writing of his or her name, age, place of birth, rank, occupation, profession, the place of residence when last in his or herown country, together with the last and principal place of residence before his or her arrival in this kingdom, the name or names of some person or persons in this country to whom known, the reason or purpose for which he or she came to this kingdom, the time when, and the place at which such alien last arrived in Great Britain, and where his or her actual residence has been since such last arrival, and is at the time of giving in such declaration, which said declaration or account shall be signed by such alien with his or her own name and mark. And we do hereby authorise and appoint the said lord mayor, mayors, and other magistrates as aforesaid respectively, to receive such accounts as aforesaid, and do require and command them respectfully to cause the original account to be transmitted within two

* This proclamation is so much, in substance, like the present, that we thought it

needless to insert both,

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