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of the crew, before the consul or commercial agent shall be authorized to notice such complaint, or proceed to appoint inspectors as therein pro
vided. Wilfully de- Sec. 7. That any person, not being an owner, who shall, on the high
a at sea by burn- seas, wilfully, with intent to burn or destroy, set fire to any ship or other ing, or other- vessel, or otherwise attempt the destruction of such ship or other vessel, wise, a penal of- being the property of any citizen or citizens of the United States, or pro
cure the same to be done, with the intent aforesaid, and being thereof lawfully convicted, shall suffer imprisonment to hard labor, for a term not exceeding ten years, nor less than three years, according to the aggravation of the offence.
No. 319. — JULY 29, 1850. Stat. at Large, CHAP. XXIX. - An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to regulate the Collection of Vol. IX. p. 442. Duties on Imports and Tonnage," approved March second, seventeen hundred and ninety1799, ch. 22, $ 3. nine. Transfer of
Be it enacted, &c. That so much of the waters of the Narragansett Bay, collection district.
and the shores, bays, harbors, creeks, and inlets, in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, as are within the county of Kent, including the port of East Greenwich, and that part of Warwick lying upon Greenwich Bay, is hereby taken from the collection district of Newport, in said State, and attached to, and made part of, the collection district of Providence.
No. 320. AUGUST 30, 1850. Stat. at Large, CHAP. XLIV. - An Act to amend the Act entitled “An Act to amend, in the Cases therein Vol. IX. p. 445.
mentioned, the Act to regulate the Duties on Imports and Tonnage.' 1806, ch. 45.
Collection dis- Be it enacted, &c. That from and after the passage of this act, the coltrict of Ocracoke lection district of Ocracoke, in North Carolina, shall embrace all the
See act of Feb. waters, shores, harbors, rivers, creeks, and inlets, within the limits herein25, 1867. after described, to wit: Commencing at Drum Inlet, on the sea-shore,
twenty miles south of Ocracoke, thence running in a northerly direction to the Thoroughfare, so called, and through said Thoroughfare to Point Marsh, near the mouth of the Neuse River, thence to the point of Long Shoal in Pamlico Sound, thence across said sound in a southwesterly direction to the outer bar of Cape Hatteras Inlet, twelve miles northeast of Ocracoke,
and thence along the sea-coast to Drum Inlet. Acts incon- Sec. 2. That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions sistent repealed. of this act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.
No. 321.- SEPTEMBER 16, 1850.
CHAP. LIII. – An Act to extend the Port of New Orleans.
Be it enacted, &c. That the port of New Orleans shall be, and is hereby, Orleans extend- so extended as to embrace the whole parish of New Orleans on both sides ed.
of the Mississippi River.
No. 322. SEPTEMBER 16, 1850. Stat. at Large, CHAP. LV. An Act to provide for the Printing of the Annual Report upon Commerce Vol. IX. p. 459.
and Navigation. The report to Be it enacted, &c. [That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasbe completed as ury to cause the annual report upon commerce and navigation to be completed early as practi- at as early a day before the first Monday in January in each year as is practicable.
SEC. 2. That when completed, or in the course of its progress towards comple- To be printed tion, if that will give despatch to the business, the work of printing, under the and ready for desuperintendence of said secretary, shall be commenced, and the whole shall be livery by the 1st
day of January printed and ready for delivery on or before the first day of January next ensu- annually. ing the close of the fiscal year to which the report relates.]
See act 1866, Sec. 3. That, until Congress shall otherwise direct, the Secretary of the ch. 298, 8, 13, Treasury shall cause to be printed, in the same manner as other printing copies, and disof the department, twenty thousand copies of said report, which shall be tribution. distributed as follows: first, the usual number for the use of the members of the two Houses and their officers ; second, five hundred copies for the use of the Treasury Department; and thirdly, as nearly as may be, five thousand copies to the Senate, and thirteen thousand copies to the House, to be distributed by the members of each House.
Sec. 4. That the report aforesaid, except such as are to be bound with Binding. other public documents, shall be substantially bound : Provided, That Proviso. the expense thereof shall not exceed twelve and a half cents for each copy
No. 323. SEPTEMBER 20, 1850. CHAP. LXV. - An Act to Repeal so much of the Act approved eleventh of August, eigh- Stat. at Large, teen hundred and forty-eight, as extends the Provisions thereof to Macao.
Vol. IX. p. 468.
1848, ch. 150. Be it enacted, &c. That so much of the act “ to carry into effect certain
Judicial powprovisions in the treaties between the United States and China and the ers withdrawn Ottoman Porte,” giving certain judicial powers to ministers and consuls of and consuls of the United States in those countries, approved the eleventh day of August, the U. States aso eighteen hundred and forty-eight, as extends jurisdiction over, or the right regards Macao. to exercise any of the powers conferred by said act in Macao, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
No. 324. SEPTEMBER 26, 1850. CHAP. LXIX. - An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to permit Vessels from Stat. at Large,
the British North American Provinces to Lade and Unlade at such Places in any Collec- Vol. IX. p. 469. tion District of the United States as he may designate.
Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury, with the ap- Secretary of probation of the President of the United States, provided the latter shall the Treasury aube satisfied that similar privileges are extended to vessels of the United mit vessels from States in the colonies hereinafter mentioned, is hereby authorized, under British North such regulations as he may prescribe, to protect the revenue from fraud, inces to lade or to permit vessels laden with the products of Canada, New Brunswick, unlade at such Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward's Island, or either of places as he may them, to lade or unlade at any port or place within any collection district vided the same of the United States, which he may designate; and if any such vessel privileges are exentering a port or place so designated, to lade or unlade, shall neglect or of the U. States refuse to comply with the regulations so prescribed by the Secretary of the by said provTreasury, such vessel, and the owner or owners, and master thereof, shall inces. be subject to the same penalties as if no authority under this act had been granted to lade or unlade in such port or place.
No. 325. - SEPTEMBER 28, 1850. CHAP. LXXIX. - An Act to create additional Collection Districts in the State of Cali- Stat. at Large, fornia, and to change the existing District therein, and to modify the existing Collection Vol. IX. p. 508. Districts in the United States. Be it enacted, &c. That there shall be in the State of California six Six collection
districts in Cal. collection districts, to wit: San Francisco, (Monterey, San Diego, Sacramento,
All abolished Sonoma, and San Joaquin.] The district of San Francisco shall include all excepting San the territory, bays, harbors, rivers, and shores embraced within the counties Francisco.
1862, ch. 92, § 1. of San Francisco, Santa Clara, Contra-Costa, Marin, Mondocino, and
District of San Trinidad, and a collector, naval officer, and surveyor for the district shall Francisco de- be appointed, to reside at the city of San Francisco, which shall be the fined.
of entry for the district. Officers to be appointed. [The district of Monterey shall include all the territory, bays, harbors, rivers, District of
and shores embraced within the counties of Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Monterey. Collector.
Santa Cruz, and a collector shall be appointed for said district, to reside at the
town of Monterey, which shall be the sole port of entry for the district. District of San
The district of San Diego shall include all the territory, bays, harbors, rivers, Diego.
and shores of the counties of San Diego, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara ; 1854, ch. 199. Vol.'x. p. 345. and a collector shall be appointed for said district, to reside at the town of San
Diego, which shall be the sole port of entry for said district. District of Sac- The district of Sacramento shall include all the territory, bays, harbors, rivers,
and shores of the counties of Sacramento, Sutter, El Dorado, Yuba, Butte Yolo, Collector. Coluse, and Shasta ; and a collector for the district shall be appointed to reside
at Sacramento City, which shall be the sole port of entry for the district. F District of So- The district of Sonoma shall include all the territory, bàys, harbors, rivers,
and shores embraced within the counties of Sonoma, Napa, and Solano, and a Collector.
collector shall be appointed for said district, to reside at the town of Benicia, which, together with the town of Vallejo, shall be the sole port of entry for the
district. District of San The district of San Joaquin shall include all the territory, bays, harbors, Joaquin. rivers, and [shores) embraced within the counties of Calaveras, San Joaquin, Collector. Tualumne, and Mariposa, and a collector of the district shall be appointed to
reside at the town of Stockton, which shall be the sole port of entry for the Santa Barbara district. And the towns of Santa Barbara and San Pedro, in the collection and San Pedro
district of San Diego, shall be, and are hereby, constituted ports of delivery for made ports of
said districts, and surveyors shall be appointed to reside at each, with such other delivery. Other officers. officers as the Secretary of the Treasury may deem necessary for the public
service.] Appraisers. Sec. 2. That in addition to the officers hereinbefore provided for, at the
port of San Francisco, there shall be appointed two principal and two
assistant appraisers for said port.* Laws relating Sec. 3. That, until otherwise directed by Congress, the provisions of to collection of law in relation to the payment of expenses incidental to the collection of isting prior to act the revenue from customs, existing prior to the act of third March, eighteen of 1849, ch. 110, hundred and forty-nine, entitled "An act requiring all moneys receivable extended to col- from customs and from all other sources to be paid immediately into the of California and treasury without abatement or reduction, and for other purposes,” shall Oregon. be, and are hereby, inade applicable to the several collection districts in
the State of California and the Territory of Oregon, anything in the
aforesaid act to the contrary notwithstanding. Secretary of Sec. 4. That in all cases of fine, penalty, or forfeiture mentioned and the Treasury alu. embraced in the act entitled “ An act to provide for mitigating or remitting or initigate fines the forfeitures, penalties, and disabilities accruing in certain cases therein and penalties in- mentioned,” or in any act in addition to or amendatory of said act, that curred under certain circum
have occurred or may occur in the collection districts in the State of Cali
fornia and Territory of Oregon, the Secretary of the Treasury be, and 1797, ch. 13.
he is hereby, authorized, if, in his opinion, the said fine, penalty, or forfeiture was incurred without wilful negligence or intention of fraud, to prescribe such rules and mode of proceeding to ascertain the facts, as, in his opinion, may be convenient and proper, without regard to the provisions of the act above referred to; and upon the said facts so to be ascertained as aforesaid, the said Secretary may exercise all the power conferred upon
him in and by said act, as fully as he might have done had said facts been Proviso. ascertained under and according to the provisions of said act: Provided,
That where any ships or vessels, or any goods, wares, and merchandise, may have been subjected to seizure, or confiscation, or detention by any officer of the customs in the collection district of Upper California or the
* The residue of this section was repealed by act of June 2, 1862, ch. 92.
the district of
district of Oregon, prior to the passage of this act, and it shall be made to appear, to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury, that the owner or owners of any such ships or vessels, or the owner or owners or importers of any such goods, wares, and merchandise, has or have sustained damage or loss by reason of any improper seizure, confiscation, or detention thereof, the said secretary is hereby authorized to extend such relief in the respective cases as he may deem just and proper.
Sec. 5. That all the territory, harbors, rivers, and waters on the eastern The collection shore of the State of Wisconsin, bordering on Lake Michigan, lying south district of Mila of the forty-fourth parallel of north latitude, heretofore embraced in the in Wisconsin. district of Chicago, as are contained within the limits and jurisdiction of 1864, ch. 130, $ 4. the State of Wisconsin, shall be, and are hereby, constituted a collection district, to be called the district of Milwaukie, and a port of entry for said district is hereby established at Milwaukie; and Southport
, Racine, Sheboygan, Green Bay, and Depére, shall be ports of delivery only. And the town of Waukegan, in the State of Illinois, in the collection district
Extension of of Chicago, shall be a port of delivery also. And all the territory, har- Mackinac. bors, rivers, and waters on the eastern shore of the State of Wisconsin, bordering on Lake Michigan and Green Bay, lying north of the said forty-fourth parallel of latitude, shall be, and the same are hereby, attached to, and made part of, the collection district of Mackinac, in the State of Michigan. Sec. 6. That there shall be appointed, in pursuance of law, a collector
Collector to be of the customs for the aforesaid district, who shall reside at the port
appointed. entry created by this act, together with such other subordinate officers of the customs as are provided for by law; and the compensation of said col- Compensation. lector shall be two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, together with such commissions and fees as are authorized by existing laws.
Sec. 7. That deputy collectors of the customs shall be appointed and Deputy colcompensated for their services, in the mode prescribed by existing laws, lectors. to reside at the respective ports of delivery constituted by this act, and said officers shall exercise all the powers and duties vested in deputy collectors of the customs under existing laws.
Sec. 8. That all that part of the territory of the United States lying . The collection north of the northern boundary line of the States of Wisconsin and lowa,
nesota created. and east of the Rocky Mountains, is hereby created a collection district, to be called the Minnesota district, whereof Pembina shall be the port of entry; and a collector shall be appointed who shall give the usual bond Collector to be required of such officers, and who shall be entitled to a salary of twelve appointed
Compensation. hundred dollars per annum, and who shall not receive any other compensation whatever in the shape of extra allowance or fees of any description whatever.
Sec. 9. That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized at his Deputy coldiscretion to appoint a deputy collector or an inspector of the customs for lector or an in
spector. -said district, at a rate of compensation not to exceed three dollars per day when he is employed.
Sec. 10. That the town of Jeffersonville, in the State of Indiana, shall, Jeffersonville, be attached to, and made a part of, the port of delivery as now existing of the port of deat Louisville, in the State of Kentucky; and goods imported into the port livery of Louisof Louisville, in pursuance of existing laws, and destined for Jefferson- ville, Ky. ville, may be landed and warehoused under the provisions of the warehousing act of the sixth of August, eighteen hundred and forty-six, at 1846, ch. 84. Jeffersonville, under the custody and control of the surveyor of the port of Louisville.
Sec. 11. That the town of Memphis, in the State of Tennessee, shall Memphis made be a port of delivery, and shall be subject to the same regulations and a port of delivrestrictions as other ports of delivery in the United States; and there 1864, ch. 113, \ 1. shall be appointed a surveyor of the customs, to reside at the said port, who shall, in addition to his own duties, also perform the duties and
Surveyor to be
district of Min
receive the salary and emolument of surveyors prescribed by the act of Congress passed on the second of March, eighteen hundred and thirty
one, providing for the payment of duties on imported goods at certain 1831, ch. 87. ports therein mentioned, the same being entitled “ An act allowing the
duties on foreign merchandise imported into Pittsburg, Wheeling, Cincin
nati, Louisville, St. Louis, Nashville, and Natchez, to be received and Memphis at- paid at those places,” and the said town of Memphis and the said port of district of New delivery be, and the same is hereby, annexed to and made part of the Orleans. collection district of New Orleans, and all the privileges and facilities
afforded to Pittsburg, and Wheeling, and Cincinnati, &c., by the act of Congress of second March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, be, and the
same are hereby, extended to said port of Memphis. Port of entry Sec. 12. That the port of entry now existing by law as the port of enin Miami, Ohio, try in the collection district of Miami, Ohio, be, and the same is hereby, transferred to Toledo, Ohio. changed and transferred to the town of Toledo, in the State of Ohio, and
all the laws now in force in regard to said port of entry in the said collection district of Miami, be, and the same are hereby, declared to be in full force, and to apply to the new port of entry of Toledo, and the Secretary
of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to cause the Archives and archives and custom-house of said district of of Miami to be transferred to custom-house to the town of Toledo. be transferred.
Chelsea, Mass. Sec. 13. That the town of Chelsea in the State of Massachusetts, shall attached to dis- be attached to and made part of the port of entry and collection district of trict of Charles- Boston and Charlestown, in the State of Massachusetts, as now existing town.
by law, and goods imported into the port of Boston and Charlestown, and
destined for the port of Chelsea, may be landed and warehoused under the 1846, ch. 84. provisions of the warehousing act of sixth of August, eighteen hundred
and forty-six, at Chelsea, under the custody and control of the collector of
Boston and Charlestown, and the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he Inspector. is hereby, authorized to appoint an inspector of customs for said port of
Chelsea. Evansville and Sec. 14. That the towns of Evansville and New Albany shall be ports New Albany made ports of
of delivery, and shall be subject to the same regulations and restrictions delivery.
as other ports of delivery in the United States : and there shall be appointed a surveyor of the customs to reside at each of said ports, who shall, in addition to their own duties, also perform the duties and receive
the salary and emolument of surveyors, prescribed by the act of Congress, 1831, ch. 37. passed on the second of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, provid
ing for the payment of duties on imported goods at certain ports therein mentioned, the same being entitled “ An act allowing the duties on foreign merchandise imported into Pittsburg, Wheeling, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Nashville, and Natchez, to be received and paid at those places,"
and the said towns of Evansville and New Albany, and the said ports of Attached to delivery, be, and the same are hereby, annexed to, and made part of, the district of New collection district of New Orleans; and all the privileges and facilities af.
forded to Pittsburgh, and Wheeling, and Cincinnati, &c., by the act of 1831, ch. 87. Congress of second of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, be, and
the same are hereby, extended to said ports of Evansville and New Al
bany. Repeal of the act establishing Sec. 15. [That so much of an act entitled “An act to establish a port of entry at a port of entry at Saluna, (Saluria,) in the State of Texas; and for other purposes," approved the third Saluria, &c.
day of March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, as fixes the said port of entry at
Sulana, and requires the residence of the collector to be there, shall be, and the same 1847, ch. 57. is hereby, repealed, and hereafter the port of entry and the residence of the collector 1866, ch. 293. shall be at La Salle, in said district.] Modification of
Sec. 16. That the provisions of the seventh section of the act enact of 1845, ch. 70, allowing
titled “ An act allowing drawbacks upon foreign merchandise, exported in
the original packages to Chihuahua and Santa Fe, in Mexico, and to the foreign merchan- British North American provinces adjoining the United States," approved
1845, ch. 70. third March, eighteen hundred and forty-five, be, and the same are hereby,