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PREFACE.

My object in compiling this work has been to place in the hands of my colleagues a book of ready reference, and in those of the British Shipmaster such information as he could only acquire by experience and a careful study of the Acts of Parliament relating to Merchant Shipping and Seamen.

L. J.

London, 1879.

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND Deaths ABROAD

Annual return to be made-Illegitimate children.

PROPERTY OF BRITISH SUBJECTS DYING ABROAD

Assistance to be rendered-Persons dying intestate--Commis-

sioners of Inland Revenue to be informed—Where next of kin

are unknown, proceeds to be sent to Treasury-Commis-

sion.

PASSPORTS

Visas—Passport fees.

DUTIES CONNECTED WITH THE ROYAL Navy.

Advice to be given—To certify to paymasters' bills –Pilotage,

harbour dues, etc., to be settled-Changes in pilotage rates

to be notified-Repayment of disbursements—Seamen or

marines left behind-Lights, beacons, buoys, etc.— Applicable

to all consular officers - Official visits.

QUARANTINE, AND CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

Bills of health.

SLAVE-TRADE

Acts in force.

LLOYD'S AND OTHER AGENCIES

Not to be accepted without sanction of the Secretary of State.

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE .

Consuls prohibited from corresponding with private persons on

public affairs-Correspondence with local authorities.

EMPLOYMENT OR FAVOURS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS

FEES

When received on account of her Majesty's Government-Annual

return.

DIPLOMATIC OFFICERS

Consuls to execute instructions from-In cases of doubt to refer to

diplomatic officers.

VICE-Consuls, CoNsuLAR AGENTS, AND PRO-Consuls

Appointment of vice-consuls–Authority to act, and recognition-

Vice-consuls to correspond with superintending consul-Vice-

consular reports-Remuneration-Report of fees received-

Disbursements—General duties--Foreigners not to be ap-

pointed who do not understand English-Vice-consuls not to

be superseded without authority.

CONSULAR AGENTS .

PRO-CONSULS

ANNUAL RETURN

ACTING CONSULS

Payment to acting consuls.

ANNUAL LEAVE

Short leave to vice-consuls and consular agents.

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