Pauncefote to Mr. Gresham.
. (Received February 15.)
Sir: In Mr. Foster’s note of the 2d of July,
1892, it is stated that when your Government shall have been informed
that the water dues charged in the British colony of Grenada on vessels
entering the port of St. George have been abrogated the President will
issue a proclamation suspending the collection of tonnage dues upon
vessels entering the ports of the United States from Grenada.
I now have the honor, in accordance with instructions from the Earl of
Rosebery, to inclose copy of an ordinance which has been passed by the
legislature of Grenada abolishing the water dues in question, and to
express the hope of Her Majesty’s Government that, as the tonnage dues
heretofore levied on vessels arriving in Grenada have been abolished by
this ordinance, the President will now be pleased to issue his
proclamation remitting the tonnage dues on vessels arriving in the ports
of the United States from that colony.
I have, etc.,
St. George’s water dues abolition ordinance
15th December, 1893.
Grenada. An ordinance to abolish water dues on vessels entering the
port of St. George. (15th December, 1893.)
Be it enacted by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of
the legislative council of the colony of Grenada.
- This ordinance may be cited as “the St. George’s water dues
abolition ordinance, 1893.”
- This ordinance shall come into operation from and after the
publication of the governor’s assent thereto in the Government
- So much of section 30 of act 191 of 1877, cited as “the St.
George’s water supply ordinance, 1877” as imposes a tax or duty
of three pence per ton on the registered burden of vessels
clearing from the port of St. George, is hereby repealed.
- It shall be lawful for the parochial board of St. George, and
it is hereby authorized, to charge for the supply of water to
all vessels in the port of St. George, except to Her Majesty’s
ships of war, the following rate:
For every 100 (hundred) gallons supplied a sum not exceeding 1s.
Any less quantity than a hundred gallons shall count as a hundred
gallons for the purposes of this charge.
Passed the legislative council this 12th day of
December, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred
M. H. D. Beresford,
Clerk of Councils.