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For the district of Cherrystone shall be appointed a collector, to resille at Cherry'stone, whose authority shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors and inlets cuinprehended within Northampton county.

For the district of South Quay a collector shall be appointed, to reside thereat, whose authority shell extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors and inlets in that part of the state of Virginia to the southward of the district of Norfolk, and not included in the said district, comprehended within the limits of the said state. (See postea 115, 116, 122.]

12, Sect. XII. In the state of North-Carolina there shall be five districts, to wit: One, to be called the district of Wilmington, and to comprehend all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, creeks and iniets from Little River inlet inclusive, to New River inlet inclusive. The town of Wilmington shall be a port of entry and delivery, and there shall be a collector, naval offices and surveyor', to reside at the said town of Wilmington: Another distriel, to be called the district of Newbern, which shall comprehend all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, creeks and inlets, from New River inlet, inclusive, to Ocracoke inlet, inclusive, together with that part of Pampticoe Sound, which lies southward and westward of the shoal projecting from the mouth of Pampticoe river, towards the Royal Shoal, and southward of the said Royal Shoal; that the town of Newbern shall be a port of entry and delivery, and the towns of Beaufort and Swansborough shall be ports of delivery only ; and there shall be a collector appointed for the district, to reside at Newbern, and a surveyor, to reside at Beaufort, and one at Swansborough. And it shall be lawful for the president of the united states, is he shall judge it expedient, and for the interest of the united states, to establish a port of delivery at Shell Castle or Beacon Island, near Ocracoke Inlet, and to appoint a surveyor to reside thereat : Another district, to be called the district of Washington, which shall comprelend all that part of Pampticoe Sound, not included in the district of Newbern as far north as the Marshes; the town of Washington shall be the sole port of entry and delivery; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside within the same : Another district, which shall be called the district of Edenton, and to comprehend all the wa. ters, bays, harbors, creeks and inlets, from the Marshes inclusive, northward and westward, except those included in the district of Cambden ; the town of Edenton shall be a port of entry and delivery, and Hertford, Murfreesborough, Princeton, Winton, Bernet's Creek, Plymouth, Windsor and Skewarky, ports of delivery ; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at the town of Edenton,* and a surveyor at each of the ports of IIcrtford, Winton, Bennet's Creek, Plymouth, Windsor and Skewarky; and one at Murfreesborough, for said port and for Princeton : Another district, which shall be called the district of Cainbden, and to comprehend North River, Pasquotank and Little Rivers, and all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, creeks and inlets, from the junction of Currituck and Alberinarle Sounds, to the nortin extremity of Blackbay ; and Plankbridge, on Sawyer's Creek,

* Sce Fisheries 10 & seq.

shall be the port of entry and delivery, and Nixonton, Indian Town, Newbiggin Creek, Currituck Inlet, Pasquotank River Bridge, ports of delivery; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Plankbridge, on Sawyer's Creek, and a surveyor at each of the ports of Nisonton, Indian Town, Currituck Inlet, Pasquotank River Bridge and Newbiggin Creek; and the authority of the several officers of each district shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, creeks and inlets, comprehended within each district. Provided that all ships or vessels, intending to proceed to Plymouth, Windsor, Skewarky, Winton, Bennet's Creek Bridge, Murfreesborough or Princeton, shall first come to and enter at the port of Edenton; and provided also, that any vessels coming in at Ocracoke Inlet, that may be under the necessity of employing lighters before they pass the Royal Shoal, may be at liberty to enter at any port of entry connected with the waters of said inlet, to which such vesseis are bound ; and that any vessel coming in at said inlet in ballast, for the purpose of loading without the Royal Shoals, shall be at liberty to enter at any port of entry connccted with the waters of said inlet. (Altered, sec postea 123, 124.]

13. SECT. XIII. In the state of South-Carolina there shall be three districts, to wit: Georgetown, Charleston and Beaufort, each of which shail be a port of entry. The district of Georgetown shall include the shores, inlets and rivers, from the boundary of North Carolina to the point of Cape Romain : The district of Charleston shall include all the shores, inlets and rivers, from Cape Romain to Combahee River, inclusive; and the district of Beaufort shall include the shores, inlets and rivers, from Combahee River to Back River in Georgia, comprehend. ing all the shores, inlets and harbors, formed by the ciilerent bars and sea islands lying within each districi respectively; and a collector, naval officer and surveyor shall be appointed, to reside at Charlesto:), and a collector at each of the other ports.

14. SECT. XIV. In the state of Georgia there shall be five districts, to wit: Savannah, Sunbury, Brunswick, St. Mary's and Hardwicke; cach of which shall be a port of entry. The district of Savannah shall include Savannah River, and all the waters, shores, harbors, rivers, creeks, bays and inlets from the said river to the north point of Ossabaw island and Great Ogeeche Rivers, inclusive; and a collector, naval officer and surveyor shall be appointed for the said districi, io reside at Sarannah.

The district of Sunbury shall comprehend all the waters, shores, harbors, rivers, creeks, bays and inlets, south of the north point of Ossabaw island and Great Ogceche River exclusive, an laorth of the south point of Sapelo island inclusive, except such part as is hereafier described as appertaining to the district of Hardwicke ; and a collector for the said disirici shall be appointed, to reside at Sunbury

The district of Brunswick shall comprehend all the waters, shores, harbors, rivers, creeks, bays and inlets, from the south point of Sapelo island exclusive, to the south point of Jekyl island inclusive ; I'redericka shall be a port of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Brunswick.

The district of St. Mary's shall comprchend all the waters, shores, harbors, rivers, creeks, bays and inlets, from the south point of Jekyl island exclusive to St. Mary's river inclusive; and a collector for the said district shall be appointed to reside at St. Mary's.

And in each of the said districts it shall be lawful for the collector to grant a permit to unlade at any port or place within the district, and to appoint, or put on board any ship or vessel for which a permit is granted, one or more inspectors, as may be necessary for the security of the revenue.

The district of Ilardwicke shall include all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, creeks and rivers, between the south point of Ossabaw island and the south point of Warsaw island; and in the said district the town of Hardwicke shall be the only port of entry, and a collector for the said district shall be appointed, to reside at Hardwicke.

15. SECT. XV. In the state of Kentucky there shall be one district, which shall include all the waters, shores and inlets of the rivers Ohio and Missisippi, and the rivers and waters connected therewith lyins within the jurisdiction of the united states and the said state ; and a collector shall be appointed, to reside at Louisville, which shall be the sole port of entry and delivery, for the said district, of any goods, wares and merchandise, not the growth or manufacture of the united states: Provid:d nevertheless, That it shall be lawful for the president of the united states, whenever he shall judge it expedient, and for the interest of the united states, to establish a separate district which shall include all the waters, shores and inlets of the river Missisippi, within the jurisdictiou of the united states and the said state of Kentucky, and also the shores and waters on the south side of the river Ohio, froin the mouth thereof to the east bank of Cumberland River, with the rivers and waters connected with the Missisippi and Ohio, within the limits aforesaid, and within the state aforesaid; and to appoint a collector to reside at such port of entry and delivery as may be established within the same.

16. Sect. XVI. In the state of Tennessee there shall be one district, which shall include all the waters, shores and inlets of the river Missisippi, and oilier navigable rivers and waters lying within the jurisdic. tion of the united states, and witoin the said state ; and a collector shall be appointed, who shall reside at Palmyra, which shall be the only port of entry or delivery, within the said district, f any goods, wares and merchandise not the growih or manufacture of the united states : Proridad12erthless, That the president of the united states may, whencever he shall judge it expedient, and for the interest of the united states, erect the siores, waiers and inlets of the river Missisippi lying within the jurisdiction of the united states, and within the state of Tennessee, into a separate district, and appoint a collector, to reside at such port of entry and dclivery as may be estabiished within the same. (Altered, see frostea 120.]

17. SEST. XVII. In the territory of the united states north-west of the river Onio, there shall be six districts,* to wit: Erie, Detroit, Mi. chilimakinac, Massac, Illinois and Ohio.

* Ses gilia :2;.

The district of Erie shall include all the waters, shores and inlets of Lake Erie, within the jurisdiction of the united states, and the rivers and waters connected therewith, from the west line of the state of Pennsylvania unto the west bank of the Miami of Lake Erie, including said river; and the president of the united states is authorized to establish such place at or near Sandusky, or on the said river Miami, to be the port of entry, as he shall judge expedient, and also to establish not exceeding two other places to be ports of delivery only ; and a collector shall be appointed, to reside at the port of entry, and surveyors to reside at such ports of delivery as may be established as aforesaid.

The district of Detroit shall include all the waters, shores and inlets of the lakes Erie, St. Clair and Huron, within the jurisdiction of the united states, and the rivers and waters connected therewith, to the westward of the river Miami aforesaid, unto the island of Michilimak1720; and a collector shall be appointed, to reside at Detroit, which shall be the sole port of entry for the district; and the president of the united states is authorized, if he shall judre it expedient, to establish not exceeding two ports of delivery within the said district, and to appoint surveyors to reside thereat.

The district of Michilimakinac shall include the island of that name, the adjoining lands ceded to the united states by the Indian nations at the treaty of Greenville, and all the waters, shores and inlets to the westward and northward of the Lakes Michigan and Superior, and the rivers, waters, shores, and lakes connected therewith, lying within the jurisdiction of the united states, unto the northern and north-western boundaries thereof. And the president of the united states is authorized to establish such place at or near Michilimakinac to be the port of catry for the district as he shall deem expedient, and also to establish not exceeding three other places within the said district to be ports of delivery only; and a collector shall be appointed to reside at the port of entry, and surveyors to reside at the ports of delivery, which inay be established as aforesaid.

The district of Massac shall include the lands relinquished and ceded to the united states by the Indian nations, at the treaty of Greenville in August, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, lying near the confluence of tho rivers Ohio and Missisippi, and shail extend from tence to the mouth of the river Ohio, on the northern side of the said river, and up the river Oiio to the eastern side of the river Wabash, including the said river, with all the waters, shores and inlets connected with the rivers Ohio and Wabash, within the boundaries aforesaid. And such place at or near Fort Massac as the president of the united states shall designate for that purpose, shall be the sole port of entry for the district, and a collector shall be appointed, to reside thereat ; and it shall be lawful for the president of the united states, if he shall judge expedient, to establish not exceeding two places at or near the river Wabash to be poris of delivery only, and to appoint surveyors to reside thereat.

The district of Illinois shall include all the waters, shores and inlets of the river Missisippi abov: the mouth of the river Ohio, within the

jurisdiction of the united states, and also the river Illinois, with the rivers, shores and waters connected therewith ; and a collector shall be appointed to reside at such place as the president of the united states shall designate, to be the port of entry, and not exceeding two survey. ors to reside at such places as the president shall see fit to establish as ports of delivery only.

The district of Ohio, shall include all the waters, shores and inlets of the river Ohio, on the northern side, with the rivers, shores and waters connected therewith, lying to the eastward of the district of Massac as before described; and a collector shall be appointed to reside at such place as the president of the united states shall designate, at or near the confluence of the Great Miami River and the river Ohio, which place shall be the sole port of entry or delivery for the district.

And there shall be a district on the river Missisippi, south of the state of Tennessee,* which shall include all the waters, shores and inlets of the river Missisippi, and other navigable rivers and waters connected therewith, lying within the jurisdiction of the united states and south of the said state ; and it shall be lawful for the president of the united states, to designate a proper place, to be the port of entry and delivery within the same, and to appoint a collector to reside thereat.

And in case the appointment of the several collectors and surveyors for the new districts or ports established, or authorized to be established hereby, shall not be made during the present session of congress, the president of the united states may, and he is hereby empowered to make such appointments during the recess of the senate, by granting commissions, which shali expire at the end of their next session ; but new appointments shall be necessary to be made to any of the ofñces heretofore established.

18. Sect. XVIII. It shall and may be † lawful to make entry of any ship or vessel, which shall arrive from any foreign port or place, within the united states, or of the cargo on board such ship or vessel, elsewhere than at one of the ports of entry herein before established, nor to unlade the said cargo, or any part thereof, elsewhere than at one of the ports of delivery herein established. Provided always, That every port of entry shall be also a port of delivery ; And provided further, That nonę but ships or vessels of the united states shall be admittel to unlade at any other than the ports following, to wit : Portsmouth, in New-Hampshire ; Portland and Falmouth, New-Bedford, Dighton, Salem and Beverly, Gloucester, Newbury-port, Marblehead, Nantuc. ket, Boston and Charlestown, Plymouth, Bath, Frenchmans-bay, Wiscasset, Machias and Penobscot, in the state of Massachusetts ; Newport and Providence, in the state of Rhode Island and Providence Piantations ; New-London and New-Ilaven, in the state of Connecticut; New-York, in the state of New-York ; Perth-Amboy and Burlington. in the state of New-Jersey ; Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania ; Wilmington, New-Castle and Port Penn, in the state of Delaware; Baltimore, Annapolis, Vienna, Oxford, Georgetown on Potomac,

* See postea 1 26. † The word nor is evidently omilied.

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