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waters by which such merchandise is brought; and every such manifest the nearest colshall be verified by the oath of such person delivering the same ; which lector, &c. oath shall be taken before such collector or deputy collector; and such be verified by oath shall state that such manifest contains a full, just, and true, account, oath before the of the kinds, quantities, and values, of all the merchandise, so brought
collector, &c. from such foreign territory ; and if the master, or other person having charge of such vessel, boat, canoe, or raft, or the conductor or driver or such carriage or sleigh, or other person, bringing merchandise as aforesaid,
vessel, carriage, shall neglect or refuse to deliver the manifest herein required, or pass by, &c. forfeited. or avoid, such office, the merchandise subject to duty, and so imported,
Master, conshall be forfeited to the United States, together with the vessel, boat, jetor, &, fubcanoe, or raft, the tackle, apparel, and furniture of the same, or the car- See 1823, ch. riage or sleigh, and harness and cattle, drawing the same, or the horses 58, § 1. with their saddles and bridles, as the case may be ; and such master, conductor, or other importer, shall be subject to pay a penalty of four hundred dollars. Sec. 2. That any deputy collector stationed in any district of the cus
lector authorized toms contiguous to a foreign territory, to whom a manifest of merchandise, to require the subject to duty, shall be delivered as aforesaid, is hereby authorized to re- payment of the quire of the importer of such merchandise the payment of the duties duties, &c. thereon, or good and ample security, either by bond, with one or more sufficient sureties, for the payment thereof, or by the deposit of a portion of such merchandise, equal, at least, to double the amount of the duties on the whole importation ; which bond shall be cancelled, or the merchan
Bond or dedise
, so deposited, shall be delivered to the owner, on the producing to the posit to be candeputy collector a certificate, of the collector of the district, that the duties ered up, &c. have been duly paid. Sec. 3. That all penalties and forfeitures incurred by force of this act,
forfeitures to be shall be sued for, recovered, distributed, and accounted for, in the manner
recovered, &c. prescribed by the act, entitled “ An act to regulate the collection of duties according to the on imports and tonnage,” passed on the second day of March, one thou- act of 23 March,
1799, ch. 22. sand seven hundred and ninety-nine, and may be mitigated or remitted in the manner prescribed by the act, entitled “ An act to provide for the mit
And may be
mitigated or reigating or remitting the forfeitures, penalties, and disabilities, accruing in mitted according certain cases therein mentioned,” passed on the third day of March, one to act of 3d thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven.
Act of March
3, 1797, ch. 13. No. 127. March 2, 1821. CHAP. XVI. An Act to establish the District of Pearl River.
Stat. at Large,
Vol. III. p. 617. Be it enacted, &c. That, from and after the first day of July next, all Bays, shores, the bays, waters, and shores, on Lake Borgne and the Gulf of Mexico, &c. on Lake and all the rivers emptying into the same, within the limits of the State be a collection of Mississippi, shall be a collection district, to be called the district of district, after Pearl river ; of which a port near the mouth of Pearl river, at such place July 1, 1821. as the President of the United States shall designate, shall be the port of 51, 8 2. Also entry; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at such 1848, ch. 40. place as the President shall direct, at or near the said port, who shall be the district. entitled to receive in addition to the fees and other emoluments established by law, the annual salary of two hundred and fifty dollars.
No. 128. MARCH 3, 1821. Stat. at Large, CHAP. XLVIII. – An Act to establish a Port of Entry in the District of Sandusky, in Vol. III. p. 642.
the State of Ohio, and for other Purposes. Portland to be Be it enacted, &c. That, from and after the first day of May next, the the port of entry town of Portland * in the district of Sandusky, in the State of Ohio, of Sandusky district after ist
shall be the port of entry for that district ; and that from and after that 1821. time the present port of entry established at Danbury shall cease to be
the port of entry for said district.
No. 129. - MARCH 3, 1821. Stat. at Large, II. RESOLUTION providing for Jails in certain Cases, for the safe Custody of Persons Vol. I. p. 646.
committed under the Authority of the United States. Any State have Resolved, &c. That where any State or States, having complied with ing granted and the recommendation of Congress, in the resolution of the twenty-third withdrawing the
day of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, shall use of a jail, the marshal
, under have withdrawn, or shall hereafter withdraw, either in whole or in part, direction of the the use of their jails for prisoners committed under the authority of the judge, may hire United States, the marshal in such State or States, under the direction
of the judge of the district, shall be, and hereby is, authorized and required to hire a convenient place to serve as a temporary jail, and to make the necessary provision for the safe keeping of prisoners committed under the authority of the United States, until permanent provision shall be made by law for that purpose; and the said marshal shall be allowed his reasonable expenses, incurred for the above purposes, to be paid out of the treasury of the United States.
No. 130. - APRIL 17, 1822. Stat. at Large, CHAP. XXIV. - An Act to fix the Limits of the Port of Entry and Delivery for the Vol. III. p. 662.
District of Philadelphia. See 1865, ch. Be it enacted, &c. That Philadelphia shall, from and after the passage 42.
of this act, be the sole port of entry and delivery for the district of Philadelphia.
No. 131. - APRIL 17, 1822. Stat, at Large, CHAP. XXV. - An Act to amend the Act, entitled " An Act to establish the District of Vol. III. p. 662.
Bristol, and to annex the Towns of Kittery and Berwick to the District of Portsmouth,”
passed February twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and one. Act of Feb. 25, 1801, ch. 7.
Be it enacted, &c. That, from and after the thirtieth day of September After the 30th Sept. 1822, the vext, the district of Bristol, as described in the act, entitled “ An act to district of Bris- establish the district of Bristol, and to annex the towns of Kittery and tol to be known Berwick to the district of Portsmouth,” passed February twenty-fifth, Bristol and War- eighteen hundred and one, shall be called and known by the name of the ren, and Bristol district of Bristol and Warren; and that Bristol and Warren shall thereand Warren to
afier be considered as one port of entry, and shall possess all the rights be one port of entry.
and privileges which now belong to the port of Bristol.
* Name changed to port of Sandusky by act of August 16, 1842, ch. 179.
Act of March
No. 132. - APRIL 20, 1822. CHAP. XXIX. An Act to revive and continue in Force " An Act declaring the Assent Stat. at Large, of Congress to certain Acts of the States of Maryland and Georgia.
Vol. III. p. 665. Be it enacted, &c. That the act passed the seventeenth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred, entitled “ An Act declaring the 17, 1800, ch. 15. assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland and Geor- March 17, 1800, gia," and which, by subsequent acts, has been revived and continued in declaring the asforce until the third day of March, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, be, to certain acts of and the same hereby is, revived and continued in force until the third day the States of of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight: Provided, That Maryland and nothing herein contained shall authorize the demand of a duty on tonnage and continued. on vessels propelled by steam employed in the transportation of passen- Proviso. gers.
No. 133. — May 6, 1822. CHAP. LVI. – An Act in Addition to the Act concerning Navigation, and also to Stat. at Large, authorize the Appointment of Deputy Collectors.
Vol. III. p. 681. Sec. 4. That the third, fourth, and seventh sections of the act passed Sections 3, 4, the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, enti- and of the art tled “ An act to continue in force an act further to provide for the collec- ch. 109, revived, tion of duties on imports and tonnage, passed the third day of March, &c. thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and for other purposes,” be, and the same are hereby, revived and made perpetual.
No. 134. - May 7, 1822. CHAP. LXII. — An Act to provide for the Collection of Duties on Imports and Tonnage Stat. at Large, in Florida, and for other Purposes.*
Vol. III. p. 684. Be it enacted, &c. That all the ports, harbors, waters, and shores of Part of Florida all that part of the main land of Florida lying between the collection dis- annexed to the trict of St. Mary's, in Georgia, and the river Nassau, with all the ports, trict of Saint harbors, waters, and shores, of all the islands opposite and nearest there- Mary's in to, be, and hereby are, annexed to, and made and constituted a part of, the Georgia. collection district of St. Mary's, in Georgia.
Seç. 2. That all the ports, harbors, shores, and waters, of the main District of St. land of Florida, and of the islands opposite and nearest thereto, extend- Augustine. ing from the said river Nassau to Cape Sable, be, and the same are hereby, established a collection district, by the name of the district of St. Augustine, whereof St. Augustine shall be the only port of entry.
Sec. 3. That all the ports, harbors, shores, and waters, of the main land of Florida, and of the islands opposite and nearest thereto, extending Key West. from Cape Sable to Charlotte Bay, be, and the same are, established a collection district, by the name of the district of Key West, I and a port of entry may be established in said district, at such place as the President of the United States may designate : $
Sec. 4. That all the ports, harbors, shores, and waters, of the main District of land of said Florida, and of the islands opposite and nearest thereto, ex- Apalachicola. tending from Charlotte Bay to Cape St. Blas, be, and hereby are, established a collection district, by the name of the district of Apalachicola ; and a port of entry shall be established for said district, at such place as the President of the United States may designate.
Sec. 5. That all the residue of the ports, harbors, waters, and shores, of said Florida, and of the islands thereof, be, and the same are, estab
* See act of 1832, ch. 201, $ 2. + See act of 1829, ch. 10, $ 2.
See act of 1832, ch. 201, $ 2.
Ibid, $ 3.
District of lished a collection district, by the name of the district of Pensacola, Pensacola.
whereof Pensacola shall be the only port of entry.* The President Sec. 6. That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to establish ports
authorized to establish such ports of delivery in each of said districts, and of delivery, &c. also in that portion of said territory annexed to the district of St. Mary's,
as he may deem expedient.* The President Sec. 7. That the President of the United States, with the advice and to appoint a collector for each
consent of the Senate, shall appoint a collector for each district, to reside district. at the port of entry, and a surveyor for the district of Pensacola, and a
The President surveyor for, and to reside at, each port of delivery authorized by this may make appointments in
act: But the President, in the recess of the Senate, may make temporary the recess, &c. appointments of any such collector or surveyor, whose commission shall
expire in forty days from the commencement of the next session of Con
gress thereafter. Collectors and Sec. 8. That each collector and surveyor authorized by this act, shall surveyors to give bond, &c.
give bond for the true and faithful discharge of his duties, in such sum as Collector of the President of the United States may direct and prescribe ; and the Pensacola to re- collector for the district of Pensacola shall
, in addition to the fees and ceive only three per cent. com
emoluments allowed by law, receive three per cent. commissions, and no missions in addi- more, on all moneys received and paid by him on account of the duties on tion to fees and goods, wares, and merchandise, and on the tonnage of vessels ; and each
Each other other collector shall, in addition to the fees and emoluments allowed by collector 500 law, receive an annual salary of five hundred dollars, and three per cent. dollars per annum and three
commissions, and no more, on all moneys received and paid by him on acper cent. com- count of the duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into his missions, &c. Each surveyor
district, and on the tonnage of vessels; and each surveyor authorized by 300 dollars per
this act shall, in addition to the fees and emoluments allowed by law, re
ceive an annual salary of three hundred dollars; and each such collector Powers of the
and collectors and
surveyor shall exercise the same powers, be subject to the same duties, surveyors.
and be entitled to the same privileges and immunities, as other collectors
and surveyors of the customs of the United States. Ships, &c. ar- Sec. 9. That ships or vessels arriving from and after the thirtieth day riving from the
of June next, from the Cape of Good Hope, or from any place beyond Cape of Good Hope, &c. to en- the same, shall be admitted to make entry at the port of entry at Pensater at Pensacola colat and at no other port or place in Florida. only. The 1st sec
Sec. 11. That the first section of an act passed on the second day of tion of an act of March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, entitled “ An act supMarch 2, 1819. plementary to the acts concerning the coasting trade,” be so far altered far as to divide and amended that the sea coasts and navigable rivers of the United the sea coast, States be, and the same are hereby, divided into three great districts, the &c. into three great districts. first and second to be and remain as therein described, and the third to in
clude all the ports, harbors, sea coasts, and navigable rivers, between the southern limits of Georgia and the river Perdido; and the said third great district, so established, shall be subject to all the regulations and provisions of said act.
No. 135. —May 7, 1822. Stat. at Large, CHAP. CVII. – An Act further to establish the Compensation of Officers of the Customs Vol. III. p. 693.
and to alter certain Collection Districts, and for other Purposes. 1811, ch. 31. Be it enacted, 8c. That the collection district of White Mountains Certain collec- shall be, and hereby is, annexed to the district of Portsmouth, in New tion districts altered.
Hampshire; the district of Memphrymagog, to the district of Vermont ; the district of Hudson, to the district of New York ; and each of the districts so annexed is hereby abolished, and made and constituted a part of the district to which it is annexed.
Act of 1854, ch. 202, Ø 1. And act of 1857,
* See also act of 1831, ch. 76, 4. Act of 1834, ch. 97. ch. 105.
† Also at Key West, by act of July 13, 1832, ch. 201, § 1.
to those men
to have the same
Sec. 2. That the collection district of Chester, with the district of Certain other
districts annexed Havre de Grace, be, and hereby is, annexed to the district of Baltimore; the district of Nottingham, to the district of Annapolis ; the districts of tioned. Dumfries and Yeocomico, to the district of Tappahannock : the districts of Hampton, in Virginia, and South Quay, to the district of Norfolk and Portsmouth; and each of the districts so annexed is hereby abolished, The districts and made and constituted a part of the district to which it is annexed, annexed estaband established a port of delivery, with the privileges appertaining to such delivery, &c. ports.
Sec. 3. That the offices of surveyor in Augusta, Thomastown, Waldo- The offices of boro', St. George, Bristol, Nobleboro' and Bangor, in Maine ; Easton, surveyor, in the Great Mills, St. Inigoes, in Maryland ; Winton, Tombstone, Skewarky, abolished. Nixonton, Indiantown, New Biggin Creek, and Pasquotank, in North Carolina ; Pittsburg, Marietta, Cincinnatti, Massac, Charleston, in Virginia, and Limestone ; be, and the same are hereby, abolished. Sec. 4. That the ports of delivery of Augusta, in Maine, Winton,
Certain ports Tombstone, Skewarky, Nixonton, Indian town, New Biggin Creek, and of delivery dis
continued. Pasquotank, in North Carolina, be, and the same are hereby, discontinued as ports of delivery.
Sec. 5. That the President of the United States, be, and he is hereby . The President authorized, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint a sur
&c. to appoint a
surveyor to each veyor to each of the ports of delivery established by this act ; and also a port of delivery surveyor for the port of Eastport, in the district of Passamaquoddy; and established by
this act, &c. each surveyor so appointed, shall have the same powers, and be subject to
Each surveyor the same duties, as other surveyors of the customs.
Sec. 6. That the salaries heretofore allowed by law to the several col- powers, &c. as lectors of the customs for the districts of White Mountains, Memphry- The salaries of magog, Barnstable, Nantucket, Marblehead, and New Bedford, shall cease the collectors and be discontinued.
mentioned, to Sec. 7. That in lieu of the commissions allowed by law to the several Commissions officers hereafter mentioned, there shall be allowed the following, to wit ; To each of the collectors for the districts of Saco, Cape Vincent, George- lieu, &c.
mentioned, in town, in the District of Columbia, Newbern, and St. Mary's, in Georgia, three per cent. ; to each collector for the districts of Kennebunik, Newport, and New London, two and a half per cent.; to each collector for the districts of Bath, Bristol, New Haven, and Alexandria, two per cent. ; to the collector for the district of Portsmouth, one and three fourths per cent.; to each collector for the districts of Norfolk and Portsmouth, 1800, ch. 56, 5 2. Petersburg, and Richmond, one and three fourths per cent. ; and to the collector for the district of Mississippi, one per cent. ; to the collector for the district of Boston, one-fifth of one per cent. ; and to the collector for the district of New York, one-sixth of one per cent., on all moneys by them respectively received on account of the duties arising from goods, wares and merchandise, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of vessels.
Sec. 8. That, in addition to the emoluments, of the several officers Salaries, in adhereinafter mentioned, and in lieu of the salaries now established by law, ments, and in there shall be allowed and paid the following salaries, to wit: To the col- lieu of foriner lector of the district of Wilmington, in Delaware, five hundred dollars ; salaries to the to the collector of the district of Sagg Harbor, four hundred dollars ; to tioned. each of the collectors for the districts of Saco, Edgartown, Fairfield, Cape Vincent, Sackett's Harbor, Champlain, Oswegatchie, Oswego, Ver
See 1864, ch.
130, $ 2.
, Oswego, Plymouth, in North Carolina, two hundred dollars ;
to the collectors
dition to emolu