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30 per cent.

35 per cent.

spruce

all other, rough-hewn or sawed only

When planed or finished, all the above are subject to the additional duty prescribed for planed or finished lumber. manufactures of, the following:headings of barrels, casks, &c., as manufactures of wood not otherwise provided for

heading, unmanufactured, except being sawed or split into sizes convenient for manufacture, as wood unmanufactured

hogsheads, as casks hoops

hubs for wheels, posts, last blocks, wagon blocks, oar blocks, gun blocks, heading blocks, and all like blocks and sticks, roughhewn or sawed only

hubs, manufactured lasts, finished or rough

laths, per 1,000 pieces

lumber, as follows:

sawed boards, plank, deals, and other lumber of hemlock, whitewood, sycamore, and bass wood

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$2 per 1,000 pieces

1,000 pieces

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* Red Sanders wood from beyond the Cape of Good Hope imported from London, liable to 10 per cent, duty.

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* "The commissions, &c., required to be included by section 9, Act of July 28, 1866, in the dutiable value of t "merchandise, are to be included in the dutiable value of wool, but excluded in determining the classification or rati "under the above Act. This view was taken by Department's decision of September 21, 1869, which held that the ab "excluding charges in such port,' have reference only to determining the rate of duty to which imported wools are li ? "not exclude such charges from entering into and forming part of their dutiable value." See also Dept. decision of Agr. · as to inclusion of the packing or bailing of Cordova wool in hide covers, in ascertaining the dutiable value.

The percentage of allowance for increase of weight of wool should be ascertained by the appraisers and reported to o the same manner as estimates of damage.

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Wool, hair of the alpaca, &c.-continued. it is appraised at the average aggregate value; when invoiced at the same price, whereby the average price shall be reduced more than 10 per cent. below the value of the bale of the best quality, the whole appraised according to best quality; and no package shall be liable to a less rate in consequence of being invoiced with wool of lower value. PROVIDED, further, that wool of Class 1, imported washed, shall be twice the amount of duty as when imported unwashed, and that wool of all Classes imported scoured shall be three times the amount of duty as when imported unwashed.

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noils, being short pieces and knots
of wool, classed as wool.

Same, fine, imported in the

oily state, dutiable

washed wools.

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* "The wool should be properly classified for duty according to its grade by the standard samples, and that the skins be also "entered for duty under the proper classification."

Duty on wool is according to class and value as a distinct article, and the skins to a separate duty of 10 per centum ad valorem. The proper way to ascertain the allowance to be made for the pelts is by pulling (not shearing) the wool from the skins, for the purpose of estimating the correct weight of the same.

The following rules for estimating the weight of the following wools on skins, being deduced from several careful experiments made under the instructions of this Department will be adopted at the several ports, to wit:

Those imported from the Cape of Good Hope.

4-pound skins, 59 per cent. wool; 44-pound skins, CO per cent. wool; 5-pound skins, 61 per cent. wool; 5-pound skins, 62 per cent. wool; 6-pound skins, 63 per cent. wool.

Those imported from South America.

3-pound skins, 71 per cent. wool; 34-pound skins, 72 per cent. wool; 4-pound skins, 72 per cent. wool; 44-pound skins, 73 per cent. wool; 5-pound skins, 74 per cent. wool; 5-pound skins, 75 per cent. wool; 6-pound skins, 76 per cent. wool; 64-pound skins, 77 per cent. wool; 7-pound skins, 78 per cent. wool; 7-pound skins, 78 per cent. wool; 8-pound skins, 79 per cent. wool.

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