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chapter of the Revised Statutes the numbers of the sections comprised in such title or chapter have been printed in brackets. Reference to the table of laws, at the end of the volume, wlll show which of those sections have been included in this volume as pertinent or in force, and will also show the page where they may be found. Fees, payable by the masters and owners of vessels of the United States, were in most instances abolished in 1886 and 1890, and accordingly the statutes imposing such fees are not retained in this compilation, though they furnish a basis on which officers are compensated from the Treasury for services. Respectfully, EUGENE TYLER CHAMBERLAIN,

Commissioner. To Hon. WILLIAM C. REDFIELD,

Secretary of Commerce.

CONTENTS.

PART I.–VESSELS.

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PART II.-MEASUREMENT.

17. Measurement

18. Gross tonnage.

19. Deck houses, breaks, etc.

20. Hatchways...

21. Between decks.

22. Open vessels

23. Water ballast.

24. Net tonnage.

25. Crew accommodations..

26. Deductions for other purposes.

27. Deductions for propelling power.

28. Register tonnage..

29. Appendix of measurement.

30. Vessels exempt from measurement.

31. Measurement of foreign vessels.

32. Exemption from measurement.

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Part III.-DOCUMENTS OF VESSELS.

33. Carpenter's certificate.

34. Oath of owner....

35. Master's oath of citizenship.

36. Place of registry.

37. Form of register.

38. Custody and surrender of register.

39. Registers to corporations...

40. Change of owner of registered vessel.

41. Change of build....

42. Change of master of registered vessel.

43. Mortgage and bill of sale.

44. Sale to alien....

45. Loss of register.

46. Failure to deliver former register.

47. Cancellation of register....

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PART XIII.-ENTRY AND CLEARANCE.

177. Clearance...

178. Master's oath.

179. Form of outward manifest.

180. Form of clearance..

181. State inspection laws..

182. Manifests in Alaskan and insular trades.

183. Bullion and coin....

184. Live-oak timber.

185. Fees...

186. Enrolled and licensed vessels in foreign trade.

187. Oath of ownership on entry..

188. Deposit of papers.....

189. War documents; passports; sea letters.

190. Illegal boarding of vessel..

PART XIV.-CUSTOMS LAWS DIRECTLY RELATING TO VESSELS.

191. Boarding and search of vessel..

192. Seizure of vessels or merchandise..

193. Exemption from forfeiture.....

194. Procedure in cases of fines, penalties, and forfeitures.

195. Moieties Informers' and customs officers' awards.

196. Procedure...

197. Oaths of masters and owners.

Part XV.-ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE.

198. Definitions.....

199. Ports of entry...

200. Vessels bound to port of delivery.

201. Report and declaration of master.

202. Special inward manifest for Treasury Department.

203. Cargo in bulk..

204. Bond of cargo for reexport.

205. Inspection of merchandise laden for export.

206. Transfer of imported merchandise for export.

207. Delivery of cargo in various districts....

208. Vessels exempt from entry....

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