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1841. All the shores and waters of the lake Ontario, and the rivers and waters connected therewith, lying within the jurisdiction of the United States, and within the State of New York, to the westward of the western extremity of Sodus bay, but excluding all the rivers and waters emptying into such bay, and to the eastward and eastern extremity of a certain creek or bay, lying between Niagara and the Genesee river, and known by the name of Oak Orchard creek, shall be a district called Genesee, of which the river Genesee shall be the sole port of entry; and a collector shall be appointed to reside thereat.(1) Rochester is the port of entry.

He shall receive a compensation of three per centum on all moneys received by him for duties, and the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars annually, in addition to the fees of office.(2)

1842. All the shores, rivers, and waters, heretofore belonging to the district of Niagara, which empty into lake Erie, or into the river Niagara, above the falls of Niagara, shall be a district, to be called the district of Buffaloe creek, of which Buffaloe creek shall be the sole port of entry; and a collector for the said district shall be appointed, to reside at the town of Buffaloe.(3)

The compensation to the collector shall be the same as is allowed to the collector of Niagara district.(4)

1843. All the shores and waters of the river St. Lawrence, which lie in the state of New York, east of the western boundary of the county of St. Lawrence, and west of the western boundary of the collection district of Champlain, shall constitute a district, to be called the district of Oswegat. chie; of which Ogdenburgh shall be the sole port of entry; and a collector for the said district shall be appointed, to reside at Ogdenburgh. And the president may establish another place in the said district, to be a port of delivery only; and a surveyor shall be appointed to reside at such port of de. livery.(5)

The collector shall receive a compensation of three per centum on the duties received by him, and two hundred and fifty dollars per annum; and the surveyor to be appointed for Oswegatchie, a salary of one hundred and fifty dollars per annum, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(6)

1844. The president may establish a port of entry and delivery at the village of Cape Vincent, at the fork of Lake Ontario, and the head of the river St. Lawrence, and appoint a collector to reside and keep an office thereat. The collector shall receive a compensation of three per centum on the duties received by him, and two hundred and fifty dollars annually, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(7)

SECTION VIII.

Collection Districts of New Jersey.

Perth Amboy district
Burlington district
Bridgetown district
Great Egg Harbour district

1845 Little Egg Harbour district 1849
1846 Compensation to officers in the
1847 above districts

1850 1848 Newark district

1851

(1) Act 3d March, 1805, sec. 1.

(5) Act 2d March, 1811, sec. 2. (2) Ibid. sec. 5.-Act 2d March, 1799, (6) Act 7th May, 1822.--Act 2d March, sec. 2.

1811.-Act 2d March, 1799. (3) Act 3d March, 1805, sec. 2.

(8) Act 2d March, 1811.--Act 18th (4) Act 2d March, 1799.-30 March, April, 1818.-Act 7th May, 1822.

ART. 1845. The districts of Perth Amboy, Burlington, Bridgetown, Great Egg Harbour, and Little Egg Harbour, shall severally be ports of entry.(1)

The district of Perth Amboy shall comprehend all that part of East New Jersey, (that part excepted which is included in the district of Little Egg Harbour,) south of, and including, Elizabethtown, together with all the waters thereof, within the jurisdiction of the state; in which district the towns, or landing places, of Elizabethtown, New Brunswick, and Middletown Point, shall be ports of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Perth Amboy, and a surveyor, to reside at New Brunswick.(2)

1846. The district of Burlington shall comprehend that part of West Jersey which lies to the eastward and northward of the county of Gloucester, and all the waters thereof, within the jurisdiction of the state; in which dis. trict, the landing place of Lamberton shall be a port of delivery only. Bur. lington shall be the port of entry for the district.(3) And a collector shall be appointed for the district, who shall reside at Lamberton.(4)

1847. The district of Bridgetown shall comprehend the counties of Glou. cester, Salem, Cumberland, and Cape May, (such parts of the county of Gloucester and Cape May, as are included in the district of Great Egg Har. bour excepted,) and all the waters thereof within the jurisdiction of the state; and the town of Salem and Port Elizabeth, on Maurice river, shall be ports of delivery only. A collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Bridgetown, which shall be the port of entry for the district.(5)

The town of Camden shall be a port of delivery, subject to regulations and restrictions as other ports of delivery. A surveyor shall be appointed to reside thereat, who shall also perform the duties of inspector, and receive a compensation of one thousand dollars per annum. He is authorized to enrol and license vessets in the coasting trade and fisheries, under the regulation of act 11th February, 1830, belonging to that part of the district northward of Alloway's Creek.(6)

1848. The district of Great Egg Harbour shall comprehend the river of Great Egg Harbour, together with all the inlets, bays, sounds, rivers, and creeks along the sea coast, from Brigantine Inlet to Cape May; and a col. lector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at such place as may be directed by the secretary of the treasury (7)

1849. The district of Little Egg Harbour shall comprehend all the shores, waters, bays, rivers and creeks, from Barnegat Inlet to Brigantine Inlet, both inclusive ; and the town of Tuckerton shall be the sole port of entry for the said district; and a collector for the same shall be appointed, to reside at Tuckerton.(8)

1850. There shall be paid to the collectors of Perth Amboy, Bridgetown, Great Egg Harbour, and Little Egg Harbour, each, two hundred and fifiy dollars; to the collector of Burlington, and surveyor of New Brunswick, each, one hundred and fifty dollars; and to each of the said collectors, three per centum on duties received by them respectively, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(9)

1851. All that part of the state of New Jersey, lying north and east of Elizabethtown and Staten Island, extending eastward as far as the mouth of the Kill Van Kull, where it empties into the bay of New York, with all the

(1) Act 2d March, 1799.

(2) Ibid. sec. 7, cl. 1.-Act 2d March, 1811, sec. 1.

(3) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 7, cl. 2.
(4) Ibid. - Act 31st March, 1830.
(5) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 7, cl.3.

(6) Act 30th June, 1834, sec. 6, 7.

(7) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 7, cl. 4. -Act 21st April, 1806.

(8) Ibid. cl. 5.

19) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 3.- Act 10th May, 1800.

waters of the Passaic and Hackensack rivers, shall form a collection district, to be called the district of Newark, of which the town of Newark shall be the port of entry. A collector for the said district shall be appointed, to reside at Newark, who shall give bond with security, as provided by law, for the true and faithful performance of the duties of his office, in the sum of five thousand dollars, and shall be allowed three per centum on all moneys received on account of the duties arising on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported, and on the tonnage of ships and vessels; and shall also receive, in addition to his other fees and emoluments allowed by law, the annual sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, subject, however, to the limitations provided by law.(1)

[Note.—The port of Jersey, in New Jersey, is annexed to New York district.]

SECTION IX.
Collection Districts of Pennsylvania.

Art. 1852. The district of Philadelphia shall include all the shores and waters of the river Delaware, and the rivers and waters connected therewith, lying within the state of Pennsylvania. And Philadelphia, bounded by the navy-yard on the south, and Gunner's run on the north, shall be the sole port of entry and delivery for the district. A collector, naval officer, and surveyor for the district shall be appointed, to reside at the city of Philadel. phia.(2)

1853. The district of Presque Isle shall include all the shores and waters of Lake Erie, and the rivers and waters connected therewith, lying within the jurisdiction of the United States and the state of Pennsylvania ; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Presque Isle, which is the port of entry.(3)

1854. There shall be paid to the collector of Philadelphia, three-eighths of one per centum on the duties received by him ; to the collector at Presque Isle, three per centum and two hundred and fifty dollars, in addition to the fees allowed them respectively by law.(4)

Section X.

Collection District of Delaware.

ART. 1855. The state of Delaware shall be one district, and the borough of Wilmington the only port of entry; to which shall be annexed New Castle and Port Penn, as ports of delivery only. A collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at the port of Wilmington. His compensation shall be three per centum on the duties received by him, and five hundred dollars annually, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(5) Delaware city, in the district, is a port of delivery, at which a surveyor resides.(6)

(1) Act 30th June, 1834, sec. 9, 10. (4) Ibid. ch. 16, sec. 2.-Act 10th May,

(2) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 8.-Act 1800. 17th April, 1822.-Act 30th June, 1834, (5) Acts 2d March, 1799. sec. 5.

(6) Act 2d March, 1831. (3) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 8, cl. 2.

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Art. 1856. The district of Baltimore shall include Patapsco river, and all the waters of Chesapeake bay, on the west side thereof from Magetty river northward, and on the east side of such bay from the north side of the Eastern bay and Wye river inclusive; northward, embracing the districts formerly known as Baltimore, Chester, and Havre de Grace districts.(1) A collector, naval officer, and surveyor, shall be appointed for the district, to reside at Baltimore, which shall be the sole port of entry ;(2) Chester, Georgetown, on Sassafras river, and Havre de Grace, shall be ports of delivery only.(3) Surveyors shall be severally appointed for Chester and Havre de Grace.

1857. The district of Oxford shall include all the waters and shores on the eastern side of Chesapeake bay, from the north side of Wye river and the Eastern bay, to the south side of Great Choptank river, inclusive ; and Cam. bridge and Easton shall be ports of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Oxford, which shall be the sole port of entry (4)

1858. The district of Vienna shall include all the waters and shores on the eastern side of Chesapeake bay, from the south side of Great Choptank river, to the south side of Hooper's Straits, Hayne's Point, and Wicomico river, inclusive; and Salisbury shall be a port of delivery only, and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Vienna, which shall be the sole port of entry.(5)

1859. The district of Snowhill shall include all the waters and shores on the sea coast, from the north line of Virginia to the south line of Delaware, together with all the waters and shores on the eastern side of Chesapeake bay, from the south side of Wicomico river to the southside of Pocomoke river, inclusive, so far as the junction of the said state of Maryland extends, to which Sinnipuxent shall be a port of delivery for West India produce only ; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Snowhill, which shall be the sole port of entry (6)

1860. The district of Annapolis shall include Magetty river, and all the waters and shores on the west side of Chesapeake bay to Drum Point on the river Patuxent, with that river and all the navigable waters emptying therein : to which Benedict, Lower Marlborough, Town Creek, Sylvey's Landing, and Nottingham, shall be annexed as ports of delivery only. A collector shall be appointed to reside at Annapolis, which shall be the sole port of entry for the district. Surveyors shall be severally appointed for, and to reside at, Town Creek and Nottingham.(7)

1861. The district of St. Mary's shall include all the waters of the Potomac within the jurisdiction of the state of Maryland, from Point Look Out to Po.

(1) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 9,-Act May 7th, 1822.

(2) Act 2d March, 1799.
(3) Ibid.-Act 2d May, 1822.

(4) Act 28 March, 1799, sec. 10, cl. 4.-Act 3d March, 1803, sec. 2.

(5) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 10, cl. 5.
6) Ibid. sec. 10, cl. 6.
(7) Ibid.-Act 2d May, 1822.

monky Creek, inclusive ; to which Cedar Point, Saint Mary's, Llewellens. burgh, and Nanjenoy shall be annexed, as ports of delivery only; and a col. lector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at St. Mary's river; also a surveyor, to reside at each of the towns of St. Mary's, Llewellensburgh, and Nanjemoy; and St. Mary's shall be the sole port of entry (1)

1862. There shall be paid a compensation to the collector of Baltimore of three-eighths of one per centum on the duties received by him ;(2) to the col. lector of Oxford, three per centum on duties received by him, and two hun. dred and fifty dollars annually ;(3) of Vienna, three per centum and two hun. dred dollars annually ;(4) of Snowhill, three per centum and one hundred and fifty dollars annually ;(5) of St. Mary's, three per centum and two hundred and fifty dollars annually.(6)

1863. To the surveyors of Chester, Havre de Grace, Nottingham, and Town Creek, each one hundred and fifty dollars annually; at St. Mary's, Nan. jemoy, and Llewellensburgh, two hundred dollars, in addition to the fees allowed by law to such collectors and surveyors respectively.(7)

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Art. 1864. The district of Georgetown shall include the waters and shores from Pomonky Creek, on the north side of Potomac river, to the head of the navigable waters of the said river, within the jurisdiction of the state of Mary. land, to which Digge's Landing and Carrolsburgh shall be annexed, as ports of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed. Georgetown shall be the sole port of entry.(8)

1865. 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 authority of the officers of the said district shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbours, creeks, and inlets, on the south side of the river Po. tomac, from Cockpit Point to the highest tide water of the said river.(9)

1866. There shall be paid to the collector of Georgetown, three per cen. tum and two hundred and fifty dollars annually; of Alexandria, two per centum on duties received by them: to the surveyor at Alexandria, three hundred dollars in addition to the fees allowed by law.(10)

1867. Articles inspected at one port in the district, are not subject to inspection at any other port in the district.(11)

(1) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 10, cl. 9.-Act 25th April, 1808, sec. 2.

(2) Act 10th May, 1800.

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

(4) Act 2d March, 1799.
(5) Ibid.
(6) Ibid. --Act 7th May, 1822.

(7) Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 25th April, 1808.-Act 7th May, 1822.

(8) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 10, cl. 10. (9) Ibid. cl. 11.

(10) 2d March, 1799.-Act 7th May, 1822.-Act 10th May, 1800.--27th March, 1804.

(11) Act 3d May, 1802.

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