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and Mississippi, no goods of foreign growth or manufacture, subject to the payment of duties, shall be brought into the United States, from any foreign place, in any other manner than by sea, nor in any ship or vessel of less than thirty tons burthen, agreeably to the admeasurement directed for ascertaining the tonnage of vessels ; nor shall be landed or unladen at any other port than is directed by law, under the penalty of seizure and forfeit

ure of all such vessels, and of the goods imported therein, landed or unla. · den in any other manner.(1)

SECTION I.

Collection Districts of Maine.

District of Bath-port of entry

York district

1809 ports of delivery annexed thereto 1801 Saco district

1810 Wiscasset district-vessels may un Portland and Palmouth district 1811 lade at ports in Sheepscot river 1802 Kennebunk district

1812 Penobscot district

1803 Collectors in Maine to agree upon Belfast

1804 division lines of their districtsFrenchman's Bay district

1805 extent of districts-president to Machias district

1806 determine in case of disagree. Passamaquoddy district 1807 ment

1813 Waldeborough district

1808

There shall be the following collection districts in the state of Maine, viz:

ART. 1801. Bath, which shall be a port of entry: and to the district of Bath, shall be annexed Hallowell, Pittstown, Georgetown, Brunswick,(2) Bowdoinham,(3) as ports of delivery only. A collector for the district shall be appointed to reside at Bath. He shall receive a compensation of two per centum, on moneys by him received for duties on goods and the tonnage of vessels,(4) in addition to the fees allowed by law.

1802. Wiscasset shall be a port of entry, and to it shall be annexed the town of Boothby, as a port of delivery only. A collector for the district shall be appointed to reside at Wiscasset,(5) who shall receive a compensa. tion of two per centum on duties received by him, and two hundred dollars per annum in addition to the fees allowed by law.(6)

Vessels owned in whole or in part in the towns of Edgecomb and New Castle, having entered in due form of law at the port of Wiscasset, and taken on board an officer, may unlade in the ports of such towns which adjoin Sheepscot river.(7) .

1803. Penobscot, to which shall be annexed Frankfort, Bluehill, Hampden and Deer Island as ports of delivery only: A collector of the district shall be appointed to reside at Castine, which shall be the port of entry for the district.(8) His compensation shall, in addition to the fees allowed by law, be three per centum on the duties received by him, and one hundred and fifty dollars per annum.(9)

1804. There shall be a collection district which shall include all the ports and harbours on the western shores of the Penobscot bay and river, from the town of Camden to the town of Bangor, both inclusive. A collector

(1) Act 21 March, 1799, sec. 92.
(2) Ibid. sec. 2.
(3) Act 3d March, 1825.
(4) Act 7th May, 1822.
(5) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 2.

(6) Act 7th May, 1822, sec. 8.

7) Act 10th May, 1800, sec. 2. (8) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 2. (9) Ibid.

shall be appointed for the district to reside at Belfast, which shall be the only port of entry for that district.(1) He shall receive a compensation of three per centum on duties received by him in addition to the fees of office. Ban. gor and Prospect shall be ports of delivery.(2)

1805. Frenchman's bay shall be a district and port of entry, to which shall be annexed Union river as a port of delivery only. A collector for the district shall be appointed to reside at Frenchman's bay, who shall receive a compensation in addition to the fees of office of three per cent. and of one hundred and fifty dollars per annum.(3) The custom-house is at Ellsworth.

1806. Machias shall be a district and port of entry ; a collector shall be appointed for the district who shall reside at Machias : He shall receive a compensation of three per centum on duties received by him, and of two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(4)

1807. Passamaquoddy shall be a district, and such place therein as the secretary of the treasury may direct, shall be a port of entry and delivery, (at which the collector shall reside) as well for foreign as for vessels of the United States.(5) Calais and Pembroke shall be ports of delivery. There shall be appointed a collector, whose compensation, in addition to the fees of office, shall be three per centum on duties received by him, and two hundred and fifty dollars per annum.(6) There shall be appointed a surveyor for the port of Eastport, in such district, who shall, in addition to the emoluments of office established by law, receive a compensation of five hundred dollars per annum.(7)

1808. Waldeborough shall be a port of entry, and the district shall include all the waters and shores from the middle of Damascotty river, to the southwardly side of the town of Northport. To this district shall be annexed the towns of Bristol, Nobleborough, Warren, Thomastown, Cushing and Campden, and that part of a place called Duck trap, which lies between the towns of Campden and Northport, as ports of delivery only. A collector of the district shall be appointed to reside at Waldeborough: He shall receive a compensation of three per centum on duties received by him, and two hundred and fifty dollars per annum in addition to the fees allow. ed by law.(8)

1809. York shall be a port of entry: A collector for the district shall be appointed to reside at York : He shall receive a compensation of two hun. dred and fifty dollars per annum in addition to his legal fees.(9) See district of Portsmouth, infra, Section II.

1810. Saco district contains the town of Biddeford and Pepperelborough, ports of entry; to this district shall be annexed Scarborough, as a port of delivery only. A collector shall be appointed to reside at Saco, or Biddeford.(10) He shall be allowed a commission of three per centum on all moneys received by him for duties on imports and tonnage, in addition to

(1) Act 20th April, 1818.

(6) Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 10th (2) Act 2d March, 1811, sec. 6. -Act May, 1800. 2d March, 1831, sec. 5.

(7) Act 7th May, 1822, sec. 5, 8. (3) Acts 2d March, 1799, sec. 2.- 18) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 2.Act June 30th, 1834, sec. 11.

10th May, 1800, sec. 1. (4) Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 10th (9) Act 2d March, 1799. May, 1800.

(16) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 2.(5) Act 2d March, 1799.--Act 3d Act 15th Dec. 1807. March, 1803.-Act 5th Feb. 1833.

the fees allowed by law, and the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars annually.(1)

1811. A district called Portland and Falmouth as one, shall be a district of entry, to which shall be annexed North Yarmouth, Brunswick, Freeport and Harpswell, as ports of delivery only. A collector and surveyor shall be appointed for the district to reside at Portland.(2) The collector shall receive three quarters of one per centum on moneys received by him for du. ties in addition to the fees allowed by law.(3) The surveyor shall receive the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars annually, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(4)

1812. The towns of Wells and Arundel and all the shores and waters thereof shall be a district to be called Kennebunk, of which the port of Kennebunk shall be the sole port of entry, and the ports of Wells and Cape Porpoise shall be ports of delivery only. A collector of the district shall be appointed to reside at Kennebunk.(5) There shall be paid to the collector a compensation of two and a half per centum on all moneys received by him for duties, in addition to the fees allowed him by law.(6)

1813. The collectors of the several districts in Maine, shall, from time to time, agree upon a divisional line between their respective districts, and transmit the same to the comptroller of the treasury; and such districts, so agreed upon, shall include all the waters, shores, and islands therein, and all the lands adjoining to the British colonies of New Brunswick and Lower Canada. In case of disagreement between any of such collectors, concern. ing such divisional line, the president shall determine the line.(7)

SECTION II.

Collection District in New Hampshire.

District of Portsmouth to include state of New Hampshire

1814.

ABt. 1814. The state of New Hampshire shall be one district, to be called the district of Portsmouth. The town of Portsmouth shall be a port of entry ; to this district shall be annexed the towns of New Castle, Dover, and Exeter, ports of delivery only. All ships bound to either of such ports of delivery, shall first come to, enter, and clear at Portsmouth. A collector, naval officer, and surveyor for the district, shall be appointed to reside at Portsmouth, whose authority shall extend to the northern boundary of the state.(8) To this district also shall be annexed the towns of Kittery and Berwick in the state of Maine, as ports of delivery only ; but the commander of any vessel, having merchandise on board, destined for either of said places, may at his option, make entry, with the collector of the district of York, (state of Maine,) and obtain permits for the delivery thereof.(9)

There shall be paid to the collector, a compensation of one and threefourths per centum on moneys received by him for duties, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(10) To the naval officer, two hundred dollars; and to

(1) Act 2d March, 1799.--7th May 1822

(2) Act 2d March, 1799.
(3) Act 27th March, 1804, sec. 2.
(4) Act 2d March, 1799.
(5) Act 10th May, 1800, sec. 1.

(6) Act 7th May, 1822.
7) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 2, cl. 35.
(8) Ibid. sec. 1.
19) Act 25th Feb. 1801, sec. 3.
(10) Act 2d May, 1822, sec. 7.

the surveyor, two hundred and fifty dollars per annum in addition to his legal fees.(1)

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ART. 1815. The state of Vermont shall constitute one district, which shall include all such shores and waters of Lake Champlain, and the rivers connected therewith, as lie within the state, and shall extend along the northern boundary line of the state, adjoining to the British colony of Lower Canada : The president may alter the place designated for the port of entry, and establish another place to be such port of entry; and a collector shall be appointed to reside thereat; and the president may if he judge it expe. dient, establish not exceeding two places as ports of delivery only, and appoint surveyors for each, or either, at his discretion : the president may, whenever he shall judge it expedient, erect the northern boundary line of the state, adjoining the British colony of Lower Canada, or so much thereof as he may think proper, into a separate district, and appoint a collector, to reside at such port of entry and delivery as may be established by the president therein. He shall receive a compensation of three per centum on moneys received by him, and two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, and the surveyors not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars per annum each, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(2)*

SECTION IV.

Collection Districts in Massachusetts.

Newburyport district
Ipswich district
Gloucester district
Salem and Beverly district
Marblehead district
Boston and Charlestown district

1816 Plymouth district
1817 Barnstable district
1818 Nantucket district
1819 Edgartown district
1820 New Bedford district
1821 Fall river district

1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827

There shall be in the state of Massachusetts, the following districts and ports of entry.

ART. 1816. Newburyport, including all the waters and shores from the state of New Hampshire to the north line of Ipswich : To it shall be an. nexed the towns of Almsbury, Salisbury, Haverhill, and Newbury, as ports of delivery only; a collector, naval officer, and surveyor for the district, shall be appointed to reside at Newburyport.(3) There shall be paid to the collector, a compensation of three per centum,(4) and to the naval officer,

(1) Act 2d March, 1799.

(2) Ibid. sec. 6.-Act 2d March, 1811, sec. 4.-Act 7th May, 1822, sec. 11.-2d March, 1799, sec. 2."

(3) Act 2d March, 1799.

(4) Act 27th March, 1804, sec. 2. Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 3d March, 1817.

• Allburg is the port of entry. The district of Memphreymagog was separated from the district of Vermont by Act 2d March, 1811; but was restored by Act 7th May, 1822.

one hundred and fifty dollars, and to the surveyor, two hundred and fifty dollars per annum each, in addition to the fees allowed them by law.(1)

1817. Ipswich, which shall include the town of Ipswich as a port of entry only. A collector for the district shall be appointed to reside at Ipswich. He shall receive a compensation of three per cent. and two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(2)

1818. Gloucester, including all the waters and shores in the towns of Gloucester and Manchester. To it shall be annexed the town of Manchester as a port of delivery only. A collector and surveyor shall be appointed for the district, to reside at Gloucester. To the collector shall be paid a compensation of three per centum on moneys received by him, and two hundred and fifty dollars, and to the surveyor two hundred and fifty dollars annually, in addition to the fees allowed them by law.(2)

1819. Salem and Beverly, including the shores and waters within the towns of Beverly, Salem, and Danvers the last as a port of delivery only. A collector, naval officer, and surveyor for the district shall be appointed, io reside at Salem, and a surveyor to reside at the town of Beverly. There shall be paid to the collector, five-eighths of one per centum on all moneys received by him for duties, besides the usual fees allowed by law; to the na. val officer one hundred and fifty dollars; to the surveyor of Salem two hundred and fifty dollars; and to the surveyor of Beverly one hundred and fifty dollars per annum, in addition to the fecs allowed by law.(3)

1820. Marblehead shall include all the waters and shores within the towns of Marblehead and Lynn: To it shall be annexed the town of Lynn as a port of delivery only. A collector and surveyor shall be appointed for the district to reside at Marblehead. There shall be paid to the collector two and a half per centum on all moneys received by him for duties ; and to the surveyor one hundred dollars annually, in addition to the fees allow. ed by law.(3)

1821. Boston and Charlestown, including all the waters and shores within the counties of Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk. To it shall be annexed the towns of Medford, Cohasset, Hingham, Weymouth, Cambridge, Roxbury, Dorchester, as ports of delivery only: A collector, naval officer, and sur. veyor for the district, shall be appointed to reside at Boston.(4) There shall be paid a compensation to the collector of one-fifth of one per centum, beside the fees allowed him by law, on all moneys by him received for duties. )

1822. Plymouth, including the waters and shores within the county of Plymouth, excepting the town of Wareham and Rochester : To it shall be annexed the towns of Scituate, Duxbury, Kingston, and Marshfield, as ports of delivery only: A collector of the district shall be appointed to reside at Plymouth. There shall be paid to the colector a compensation of three per centum on all moneys received by him for duties, and the sum of one hun. dred and fifty dollars annually; and the surveyor one hundred and fifty dol. lars annually, in addition to the fees respectively allowed them by law.(6)

1823. Barnstable, including all the waters and shores within the county of Barnstable : To it shall be annexed the towns of Sandwich, Falmouth,

(1) Act 2d March, 1799.
(2) Act 2d March, 1799.
(3) Ibid. Act 27th March, 1804.

(5) Act 7th May, 1822. Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 30th June, 1834.13th Feb. 1837, sec. 4.

4) Act 11th Jan. 1805.-22d Jan. 1806.

(6) Ibid. chap. 15, 16. ---Act 2d March, 1827, Appendix.

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