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Virginia, &c.

of the officers of the said district shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, and inlets, comprehended with. in a line drawn from Cape Henry to the mouth of James river, and thence up James river to Jordan's Point, and up Elizabeth river to the highest lide water thereof; and Norfolk and Portsmouth shall be the sole port of entry; and a collector, naval officer, and surveyor, for the districi, shall be appointed, 10 reside' at Norfolk; also a surveyor lo reside at each of the ports of Suffolk and Smithfield. To tlie district of Bermuda Hundred, or City Point, shall be annexed Richmond, Petersburg and Manchester, as ports of delivery only; and a collector and surveyor shall be appointed, to reside at Bermuda Hundred, or City Point, which shall be the sole port of entry; also a surveyor for Petersburg, to reside thereat, and a surveyor for Richmond and Manchester, lo reside at Richmond ; and the authority of the officers of the said district shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, and inlets, comprehended between Jordan's Point and the highest tide water on James and Appamattox rivers. To the district of York Town shall be annexed West point and Cumberland, as ports of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at York Town, which shall be the sole port of entry ; also a surveyor for the two ports of delivery, to reside at West Point ; and the authority of the officers of the said district shall extend over all waters, shores, bays, harbors, and iolets, comprehended between ihe point forming the south shore of the mouth of Rappa hannock river, and the point forming the south shore of the mouth of York river, and thence up the said river 10 West Point, and thence up Pomonkey and Matlapony rivers, to the highest navigable waters thereof. To the district of Tappahannock shall be annexed Urbanna, Port Royal, Fredericksburg, and Falmouth, as ports of delivery only ; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, io reside at Tappabannuck, which shall be the sole port of entry ; also a surveyor for each of the ports of Urbanna, Port Royal, and Fredericksburg, and the authority of the officers of the said district shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, and inlets, comprehended between Smith's Point, at the mouth of Polowmac, and the point forming the south shore of the mouth of Rappahannock river, and thence up the last mentioned river to the bighest tide water thereof. The district of Yeocomico river, including Kinsale, shall extend from Smith's Point on the south side of Potowmac river, to Boyd's Hole on the same river, including all the waters, shores, bays, rivers, creeks, harbors, and inleis, along the south sbore of Potowmac river to Boyd's Hole aforesaid ; and Yeocomico, including Kinsale, shall be the sole port of entry; and a collector shall be appointed, to reside on Yeocomico river. The district of Dumfries, including Newport, shall extend from Boyd's Hole to Cockpit Point on the south side of Potowmac river : and a collector shall be appointed, lo reside at Dumfries, which shall be the sole port of entry ; and the authority of the officers of this district shall extend

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over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, and inlets, compre. hended between Boyd's Hole and Cockpit Puint aforesaid. For the district of Alexandria shall be appointed a collector and surveyor, to reside at Alexandria, which shall be the sole port of entry; and the authorily of the officers of the said district sball extend over all the waters, shores, bays, barbors, and inlets, on the south side of the river Potowmac, from the last mentioned Cockpit Point, to the highest tide water of the said river. For the district of Folly Landing shall be appointed a collector, who shall reside al Accomack Court House, and whose authority shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, and inlets, of the county of Accomack. For the district of Cherry Stone shall be appointed a collector, to reside at Cherry Stone, whose authority shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, and inlets, comprebended within Northampton county. For the district of South Quay a collector shall be appointed, to reside thereat, whose authority shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, and inleis, in that part of Virginia comprehended within the limits of the said state. For the district of Louisville a collector shall be appointed, to reside thereat, whose authority shall extend over all waters, shores, and inlets, included between the rapids and the mouth of Ohio river, on the south east side thereof.

In the state of South Carolina shall be three districts, to Districts in wil : Georgetown, Charleston, and Beaufort, each of which South Carolisball be a port of entry. The districi of Georgetown shall na; ports pf include the shores, inlets, and rivers, from the boundary of tors, &c. North Carolina to the point of Cape Roman. The district of Charleston shall include all the shores, inlets, and rivers, from Cape Roman to Combahee 'river, inclusive ; and the district of Beaufort shall include the shores, inlets, and rivers, from Combahee river to Back river in Georgia, comprehending also the shores, inlets, and harbors, formed by the different bars and sea islands, lying within each district respectively; at the port of Charleston shall be a collector, paval officer, and surveyor, and a collector at each of the other ports.

In the state of Georgia shall be four districts, to wit : Sa- Districts in vannah, Sunbury, Brunswick, and Saint Mary's, each of which Georgia; shall be a port of entry. The district of Savannah shall in- ports of entry clude Savannah river, Great and Little Ogeechee rivers, with collectors, &c. the other barbors, creeks, and rivers, formed by the inlets of Tybee, Lillle Tybee, Warsaw, and Ossabaw, north of the is. land of Ossabaw; and a naval officer, collector, and surveyor, for the said district, shall be appointed, to reside at Savannah. The district of Sunbury shall include the Medway, North and South Newport, and Sapelo rivers, with the harbors, creeks, and rivers, formed by the inlets of Saint Catharine's, south of Ossabaw, and Sapelo; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Sunbury. The district of Brunswick shall include the Alatamaha, Frederica, and Turtle rivers, with the other harbors, creeks, and rivers, fromed by the inlets of Doboy, south of Sapelo, Alatamaha, and Saint Simons,

north of the south point of Jekyl island; Frederica shall be a port of delivery only; and a collector for the said district shall be appointed, to reside at Brunswick; the district of Saint Mary's shall include Great Setilla, Little Seuilla, Crooked river, and Saint Mary's river, with the harbors, creeks, and rivers, formed ly the inlels of Saint Andrews and Amelia sounds; and a collector for the said district shall be appointed, to reside at Saint Mary's. And in each district 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 searchers or inspectors, as may be necessary for the security of

The revenue. Ports of entry

§ 2. That every port of entry established by this act, shall and ports of be a port of delivery also : Provided always, That no ship or delivery. vessel not wholly belonging to a citizen or citizens of the

United States, shall be admitted to unload at any port or place Ports of deliv- except the following, to wit: Portsmouth, in the state of New ery to which Hampshire ; Portland, Falmouth, Dighton, Salem, Gloucester, are restricted. Newburyport, Marblehead, Sherbourne, Boston, Plymouth,

Wiscasset, Machias, and Penobscoi, in the state of Massachu. selts ; New London, or New Haven, in the State of Connecticut, New York; Perth Amboy, or Burlington, in the state of New Jersey ; Philadelphia; Wilmington, New Castle, and Port Penn, in the state of Delaware ; Baltimore, Annapolis, Vienna, Oxford, George Town on Potowmac, Chester Town, Town Creek, Nottingham, Nanjemoy, Digges's landing, Snow Hill, and Carrollsburg, in the state of Maryland; Alexandria, Kinsale, Newport, Tappahannock, Port Royal, Fredericksburg, Urbanna, York Town, West Point, Hampion, Bermuda Hundred, City Point, Rocket's landing, Norfolk or Ports. mouth, in the state of Virginia ; Charleston, George Town or Beaufort, in the state of South Carolina ; or in either of the districts of Savannah, Sunbury, Brunswick, or Saint Mary's, in the state of Georgia : nor shall any ship or vessel arriving from the Cape of Good Hope, or from any place beyond the

same, be adinitted to enter at any other than the following Ports of entry ports, to wit : Portsmouth, in the state of New Hampshire ; to which ves. Boston, Newburyport, Salem, Gloucester, Portland, or Falsels arriving mouth, in the siate of Massachusetts ; New London, or New of Good Hope, Haven, in the state 'of Connecticut; New York; Perth Amor beyond it, boy ; Philadelphia ; Wilmington, in the state of Delaware ; are restricted. Baltimore Town, Annapolis, or George Town, in the state of

Maryland; Alexandria, Norfolk, or Portsmouth, in the state of Virginia ; Charleston, Georgetown, or Beaufort, in the state of South Carolina; Sunbury, or Savannah, in the state of Georgia : Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the master or commander of any ship or vessel, from making entry with the collector of any port or district in which such ship or vessel may be owned, or from

wbence she may have sailed on such a voyage. Vessels bound

§ 3. That the master or commander of every ship or ves. to a port of de livery only, in sel bound 10 a port of delivery only, in any of the following

districts, to wit: Portland and Falmouth, Bath, Newburyport, certain disa New London, (except the port of Stonington in the said districts, shall trict) Norfolk and Portsmouth, Bermuda Hundred and City at the port of Point, York Town or Tappaliannock (except the port of Ur- entry. banna in the said district) shall first come to at the port of entry of such district, with his ship or vessel, and there make entry, deliver a manifest of her cargo, and pay, or secure to be paid, all legal duties, tonnage, port fees, and charges, in manner by this act provided, before such ship or vessel shall proceed 10 ber port of delivery; and that any ship or vessel bound to a port of delivery in any other district not under like restrictions by this act, or to either of the ports of Stonington, or Urbanna, may first proceed to her port of delivery, and then make legal entry within the time by ihis act limited.

§ 4. That the master or commander of every ship or ves. Vessels bound sel, if bound to the district of Nottingham), shall, before he to certain dis

tricts, shall pass by the port of Town Creek, and immediately after his ar- tros

not pass cer. rival, deposite with the surveyor of the said port, a true mani- tain ports fest of the cargo on board such ship or vessel ; if bound to any without delidistrict on the Potowmac, shall, before he pass by the rivers pering maniSaint-Mary's and Yeocomico, and immediately after his arrival, Vol. i. p. 50. deposite with the surveyor at Saint Mary's or the collector at Yeocomico, as may be most convenient, a true manifest of the cargo on board such ship or vessel, including a declaration of We port at which the same is to be entered ; if bound to the district of Tappahannock, shall, before he pass by the port of Urbanna, and immediately after his arrival, deposite with the surveyor for that port, a like manifest : and if bound to the disrrict of Bermuda Hundred or City Point, 'shall, before he pass by Elizabeth river, and immediately after his arival, deposite with the collector of the port of Norfolk and Portsmouth, or with the collector for the port of Hamplon, a like manifest; and the said surveyors and collectors, 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, without which certificate no such entry shall be received.

§ 5. That the duties of the respective officers, to be appointed by virtue of this act, shall be as follows: At such Duties of the of the poris to which there shall be appointed a collector, naval collector. See officer, and surveyor, it shall be the duty of the collector lo re

$ . ceive all reports, manifests, and documenis, made or exhibited to bim by the master or commander of any ship or vessel, conforma. bly to the regulations prescribed by this act, to make due entry and record, in books to be kept for that purpose, all such manifests, and the packages, marks, and numbers, contained therein ; to receive the entry of all ships and vessels, and of all the goods, wares, and merchandise, imported in such ships or vessels, together with the original invoices thereof; to estimate the duties payable thereon, and to endorse the same on each entry; to receive all monies paid for duties, and to take all bonds for securing the payment of duties; to grant all permits for the unlading and delivery of goods, to employ proper persons as weigh

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ers, gaugers, measurers, and inspectors, at the several ports within bis district, together with such persons as shall be necessary to serve in the boats which may be provided for securing the collection of the revenue, to provide, at the public expense, and with the approbation of the principal officer of the treasury department, store houses for the safe keeping of goods, together with such scales, weighis, and measures, as shall be deemed

necessary, and to perform all other duties which shall be assigned Duties of the to him by law. It shall be the duty of the naval officer to renaval officer.

ceive copies of all manifests, to estimale and record the duties on each entry made with the collector, and to correct any error made therein, before a permit to unlade or deliver shall be

granted; to countersign all permits and clearances granted by Duties of the che collector. It shall be the duty of the surveyor to superiusurveyor. See tend and direct all inspectors, weighers, measurers, and gaugers, § 8, infra.

within his district, and the employment of the boats which may be provided for securing the collection of the revenue; to go on board ships or vessels arriving within his district, or to put on board one or more inspectors, to ascertain by an hydrometer, what distilled spirits shall be of Jamaica proof, rating all distilled spirits which shall be of the proof of twenty-four degrees as of Jamaica proof, and to examine whether the goods imported are conformable to the entries thereof; and the said surveyors shall, in all cases, be subject to the control of the collector and naval

officer. Collector, in § 6. That every collector appointed in virtue of this act, case of ab

in case of his necessary absence, sickness, or inability to sence, sick

execute the duties of his office, may appoint a deputy, duly ness, or inability, may

authorized under his hand and seal, to execute and perform appoint a de- on his behalf, all and singular the powers, functions, and duties,

of collector of the district, to which he, the said principal is at. tached, who shall be answerable for the neglect of duty, or other malconduct, of his said deputy, in the execution of the

office. Duties and $. 7. That in case of the disability or death of any collector, powers of a

the duties and authorities vested in him by this act shall devolve deputy collec

on his deputy, if any such hath been appointed, (for whose conduct the estate of such disabled or deceased collector shall be

liable ;) and the said deputy shall exercise the authority and perNaval officer form all the duties, until a successor shall be appointed. But in to act where there is no

cases where no deputy is appointed, the authorities and duties deputy. of the disabled or deceased collector shall devolve upon the naval

officer of the same district, until a successor duly authorized and swom, shall enter upon the execution of the duties of the said

office. Further duties § 8. That at such of the ports established by this aci, to of collector

which a collector and surveyor only are assigned, the said and surveyor. See § 5, su

collector shall execute all the duties herein required to be pra.

done by the collector and naval officer at other ports. That at such ports to which a collector only is assigned, such collector shall possess all the powers, and execute, as far as inay be, all the duties prescribed to a collector, naval officer, and

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