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Chestertown, Town Creek, Nottingham, Nanjcmoy, Digges's Landing, Snowhill and Carrolsburgh, in the state of Maryland ; Alexandria, Kinsale, Newport, Tappahannock, Port Royal, Fredericksburgh, Crbanna, York Town, West Point, Hampton, Bermuda Hundred, City Point, Rockett's Landing, Norfolk and Portsmouth, in the state of Vir. ginia; Wilmington, Newbern, Beaufort, Washington, Edenton and Plankbridge, in the state of North-Carolina ; Charleston, Georgetown and Beaufort, in the state of South-Carolina ; and in either of the ports of Savannah, Sunbury, Brunswick, Fredericka and St. Mary's in the state of Georgia ; or to make entry in any other district than in the one in which they shall be so admitted to unlade. And prisided lastly, That no ship or vessel arriving froin the Cape of Good Hope, or fiom any place beyond the same, shall be admitted to make entry at any other than the ports following, to wit: Portsmouth, in the state of New-Hampsbire; Boston and Charlestown, Newbury-port, Salem and Beverly, Marblehead, Gloucester, Portland and Falmouth, in the state of Massachusetts ; Newport and Providence, in the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantatious; New-London and New-Haven, in the state of Connecticut; New-York, in the state of New York ; Perth-Amboy, in the state of New-Jersey ; Philadelphia, in the state of l'ennsylvania ; Wilmington, in the state of Delaware ; Baltimorc, Annapolis and George Town, in the state of Maryland ; Alexandria, Norfolk and Portsmouth, in the state of Virginia; Wilmington, Newbern, Washington and Edenton, in the state of North-Carolina ; Charleston, Georgetown and Beaufort, in the state of South-Carolina ; and Sunbury and Savannah, in the state of Georgia. Provided, That nothing herein contained shall prevent the master or commander of any ship or vessel from making entry with the collector of any district in which such ship or vessel may be owned, or from which she may have sailed on the voyage from which she shall then have returned. Provided also, That if the president of the united states shall see fit to establish a port of delivery at Shell Castle, or Beacon Island, near Ocracoke Inlet, and to appoint a surveyor to reside thereat, it shall be the duty of the inaster or commander of every ship or vessel coming in at Ocracoke Inlet, and intending to unlade her cargo, or any part thereof, at any port connected with the waters of the said inlet, to come to at the port of delivery which may be established as aforesaid, and there exhibit like reports and manifests, and perform all other duties required by this act of masters of vessels when arriving at a port of entry in the united states ; but no duties shall be paid or secured at the said port of deliFery: And the surveyor who may be appointed to reside at the said port of delivery small, in addition to other powers and duties granted and prescribed to surreyors by this aćt, superintend the unlading and discharge of all goods, wares and merchandise from the vessels in which the samne may be imported, into the lighters or coasting vessels, which Tady be employed in the transportation of said soucis, wares and merchandise, to any port of entry or delivery connected with the said Ocracoke-Inlet; and all goods, wares or merchandise which shall be so unladen into lighters or coasting vessels, shall and may be secured with the necessary locks, or fasterings, or under the seal of the said surveyor, and shall be accompanied with permits, describing the said goods, wares and merchandise, the vessel in which imported, the persons to whom belonging, and the port of entry or delivery to which destinedAnd the masters or commanders of all lighters or coasting vessels who shall receive goods, wares or merchandise to be transported as aforesaid, shall give triplicate receipts describing the casks or packages, containing the same; and in case any goods, wares or mer. chandisc, transported under permits and for which receipts shall have been given as aforesaid, shall not be transported and delivered to the collector or surveyor of the port of entry or delivery, to which the same shall be consigned by the permits aforesaid, the dangers of the seas and unavoidable accidents only excepted, or if any lock, fastening or seal placed on the said goods, wares or merchandise, shall be broken or destroyed, the lighter or vessel employed in transporting the same shall be forfeited, and the master thereof shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, with costs of suit-And it shall be the duty of the surveyor, who may be appointed to reside at the port of Shell-Castle, or Beacon-Island, to endorse on the original manifests of vessels arriving at said port, all deliveries which may be made as aforesaid to the masters of lighters or coasting vessels as aforesaid ; 'which manifests shall be exhibited to the collector of the interior port of entry, to which such vessels may be destined, where like entries shall be made and like proceedings had, as are required by the general regulations and provisions of this act.
19. Sect. XIX. The master or commander of every ship or vessel bound to a port of delivery only, in any of the following districts, to wit: Portland and Falmouth, except the ports of North Yarmouth, Freeport and Harpswell; Bath, except the ports of Georgetown and Brunswick ; Newbury-port, New-London, except the port of Stonington ; Middletown, except the ports of Lyme, Saybrook, Killingsworth, Haddain, and East-Haddam ; Norfolk and Portsmouth, Bermuda Hundred or City Point, York Town, Tappahanneck, except the port of Urbanna, or Edenton ; shall first come to, at the port of entry of such district, with his ship or vessel, and there make report and entry in writing, and pay, or secure to be paid, all legal duties, port fees and charges, in manner provided by this aci, before such ship or vessel shall proceed to her port of delivery ; and any ship or vessel bound to a port of delivery in any district other than those above mentioned, or to either of the ports of delivery above mentioned, naay first proceed to her port of delivery, and afterwards make report and entry within the time by this act limited; and the master of every vessel arriving from a foreign port, or having goods on board, of which the duties have not Leen paid or secured, and bound to any port on Connecticut river, shall Lake an inspector on board at Saybrook, before proceeding to such port; and if any master of a ship or vessel shall proceed to a port of delivery, contrary to the directions aforesaid, he shall forfeit and pay fire hundred dollars, to be recovered with costs of suit; the master or commander of any ship or vessel, bound to any district in Connecticut, through or by the way of Sandy-Hook, shall, before he pass by the port of New-York, and immediately after his arrival, deposit with ile collector for the district of New-York, a true manifest of the cargo on board sach ship or vessel ; is bound to the district of Hudson, shall, be
fore he pass by the port of New York, and immediately after his arrival, deposit with the collector thereof a like manifest ; if bound to the district of Burlington, shall, bcfore he pass by the port of Philadelphia, and immediately after his arrival, deposit with the collector thereof a like manifest ; if bound to the district of Nottingham, shall, before he pass by the port of Town Creek, and immediately after his arrival, deposit with the surveyor of the said port a like manifest; if bound to the district of Tappahannock, shall, before he pass by the port of Urbanna, and immediately after his arrival, deposit with the surveyor of that port a like manifest ; if bound to the district of Bermuda Hundred and City Point, shall on his arrival in Hampton Road, or at Sewell's Point, and immediately after such arrival, deposit with the collector of Norfolk and Portsmouth, or with the collector of the port of Hampton, a like mani. sest; and if bound to the district of South-Quay, shali, before he pass by the port of Edenton, and immediately after his arrival, deposit with the collector of the port of Edenton a like manifest ; and the said collectors and surveyors respectively shall, after registering the manifests, transmit the same, duly certified to have been so deposited, to the officer with whom the entries are to be made; and the said collectors and surveyors respectively, may, whenever they judge it to be necessary for the security of the revenue, put an inspeclor of the customs on board any ship or vessel as aforesaid, to accompany the same until her arrival at the first port of entry or delivery, in the district to which such ship or ressel may be destined ; and if the master or commander of any ship or vessel shall neglect or omit to deposit a manifest in mana ner aforesaid, or shall refuse to receive an inspector of the customs on board, as the case shall require, he shall forfeit and pay five hundred dollars, to be recovered with costs of suit, one half for the use of the officer with whom such manifest ought to have been deposited, and the other half to the use of the collector of the district to which the said ship or vessel may be bound : Provided, That if the manifest shall, in either of the above cases, have been previously delivered to any officer of the customs, pursuant to the provisions hereinafter to be made in that behalf, the depositing of a manifest as aforesaid shall not be neces
20. Sect. XX. All officers and persons to be appointed pursuant to this act, before they enter upon the duties of their respečlive offices, shall severally take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, diligently and Izithfully to execute the duties of their said offices respectively, which oath or affirmation shall be of the form and tenor following, to wit :
I(A. B.) having been appointed (collector or other officer as the case may be) of the (district or port of) do solemnly, sincerely and truly (swear or allirm) that I will diligently and faithfully execute the duties of the said office of
and will use the best of my endeavor's to prevent and detect frauds in relation to the duties imposed by the laws of the united states ; I further (swear or affirm) that I will support the constitution of the united states,
(Sworn or affirmed) and subscribed, this day of before me,
And thic oath or affirmation aforesaid, if taken by a collector, may be taken before any magistrate authorized to administer oaths within the
district to which he belongs ; but is taken by another officer, shall be taken before the collector of his district ; and being certified under the hand and seal ofthe person by whom the same shall have been administered, shall within three months thereafter be transmitted to the comptrolier of the treasury, in default of taking of which oath, or transmitting a certificate thereof, the party failing shall forfeit and pay two hundred dollais, to be recovered with cost of suit in any court of competent jurisdiction, to the use of the united states.
21. SECT. XXI. The several officers of the customs shall respective, ly perform the duties following, to wit : At such of the ports to wbich there shall be appointed a collector, naval officer and surveyor, the col. lector shall receive all reports, manifests and documents to be made or exhibited on the entry of any ship or vessel, aecording to the regulations of this act; shall record, in books to be kept for that purpose, all manifests; shall receive the entries of all ships or vessels, and of the goods, wares and merchandise imported in them ; shall together with the naral officer where there is one, or alone where there is none, estiinate the amount of the duties payable thereupon, endorsing the said amount upon the respective entries; shall receive all monies paid for duties, and take all bonds for securing the payment thereof; shall grant all permits for the unlading and delivery of goods; shall, with the approbation of the principal oficer of the treasury department, employ proper persons as weighers, gaugers, measurers and inspectors, at the several ports within his district ; and also, with the like approbation, provide, at the public expense, store-houses for the safe keeping of goods, and such scales, weights and measures, as may be necessary; the naval officer shail receive copies of all manifests and entries, and shall, together with the collector', estimate the duties on all goods, wares and merchandise subject to duty (and no duties shall be received with. out such estimate) and shall keep a separate record thereof, and shall countersign all permits, clcarances, certificates, debentures, and other documents, to be granted by the collector ; he shall also examine the collector's abstracts of cuties, and other accounts of receipts, bonds and expenditures, and is found right, he shail certify the same.
The surveyor shall superintend and direct al inspectors, weighers, measurers and gaugers, within his port, and shall once every week report to the collector, the name or names of such inspector's, weighers, gaugers or measurers, as may be absent from or neglect to do their duty, shall visit or inspect the ships or vessels which arrive therein, and shall make a return in writing every morning to the collector, if any, at the port where he resides, of all vessels which shall have arrived from foreign poris or places the preceding day, specifying the names and denominations of the vessels, the masters' names, froin whence arrived, whether laden or in ballast, whether belonging to the united states, or to what other nation belonging, and if American vessels, whetier the masters thereof have or have not complied with the law, in having the required number of manifests of the cargo on board, agreeing in substance with the provisions made necessary by this act, and shall have power, and is hereby required, to put on board each of such vessels, one or more inspectors, imincdiately after their arrival in his port; the surveyor shall also ascertain the proof, quantities and kinds of distilled spirits imported, rating such spirits according to their respective degrees of proof as defined by the laws imposing duties on spirits : He shall likewise examine and ascertain the quality, kind and quantity of all wines imported ; also the quantity and kind of all teas and sugars imported ; and shall grant certificates for the said spirits, wines and tex, and make returns thereof, in manner hereafter provided. He shall also examine whether the goods imported in any ship or vessel, and the deliveries thereof, agreeably to the inspector's returns thereof, corres. pond with the permits for landing the same; and if any error or disaErtement appear, he shall report the same to the collector, and to the naral officer, if any there be. The surveyor shall also superintend the. lading for exportation of all goods entered for the benefit of any drawback, bounty or allowance, and shall examine and report whether the kind, quantity and quality of the goods, so laden on board any vessel for exportation, correspond with the entries and permits granted therefor: He shall also from time to time, and particularly on the first Mondays in January and July in each year, examine and try the weights, measures and other instruments, used in ascertaining the duties on imforts, with standards to be provided by each collector at the public expense for that purpose ; and where disagreements or errors are discoVered, he shall report the same to the collector, and obey and execute such directions as he may receive for correcting thereof, agreeabiy 10 the standards aforesaid ; and the said surveyor shall in all cases be subject to the direction of the collector. And at ports to which a collector and surveyor only are assigned, the said collector shall solely execute all the duties in which the co-operation of the naval officer is requisite, at the ports where a naval officer is appointed; which he shall also do in case of the disability or death of the naval officer, until a successor is appointed, unless there is a deputy duly authorized under the hand and seal of the naval officer, who in that case shall continue to act, until an appointment shall take place. And at the ports to which a collector only is assigned, such collector shall solely execute all the cuties in which the co-operation of the naval oficer is requisite as aforesaid, and shall also, as far as may be, perform all the duties prescribed to the Surveyors at the ports where such officers are established. And at the ports to which surveyors only are assigned, every such surveyor shall perform all the duties herein before enjoined upon surveyors ; and shall also receive and record the copies of all manifests which sha!l be transmitted to him by the collector; shall record all permits granted by such collector, distinguishing the gange, weight, measure, and quality of the goods specified therein, and shall take care that no goods be unladen or delivered from any ship or vessel, without a proper permit for that purpose. And at such ports of delivery only to which no surveyor is assigned, it shall be lawful for the collector of the district occasionally, and from time to time, to employ a proper person or persons to do the duties of a surveyor, who shail be entitled to the like compensation with inspectors during the time they shall be employed. And the said collectors, naval officers and surveyors, shall respectively attend in person at the ports to which they are respectively assigned ; and shall keep fair and true accounts and records of all