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R. S.,2811,2812, 2813.

T. D. 5480.

R. S., 4577. Act June 26, 1884, sec. 9.

Act June 19, 1886, sec. 18.

FORM No. 5.

Manifest of cargo from foreign port.


Report and manifest of the cargo laden on board of the — whereof is master, and which is of the capacity of tons, built at -; [and if the vessel be American, in the State of and owned by of ; as per register granted at --, the ,] and bound for ; which cargo was taken on


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Ports of destination.

Returned cargo:

Names of passengers, and description and number of packages of baggage belonging to them, respectively:

Vessel and cabin stores:


Certificate of boarding officer, indorsed on original manifest.


certify that the within manifest was this day pro-
duced to me as an original manifest of the cargo on board the-
is master, from

In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name, this
day of

Certificate of boarding officer indorsed on copies of manifest.


certify that I have examined the within manifest produced to me this day as a copy of the original manifest of the cargo on board of the whereof is master, fromwith the original, and find the same to agree.

In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name, this




ART. 96. The manifest shall also be produced for the inspection of the customs officer who shall first board the vessel after her arrival within any district, and the production of the original and delivery of the copy shall be certified by that officer on the original manifest, with the

T. D. 7508,7605, date of such production of the original and receipt of copy;

7663, 8308.

and he shall transmit the copy of the manifest to the collector. The original manifest must be ready for production on demand, but a reasonable time will be allowed by the boarding officer for the preparation of copies.

Boarding officers shall muster destitute American seamen, if any should be on board, in order to verify the consular certificates.

ART. 97. The master must on making entry of the vessel deliver to the collector the original manifest; and when a manifest shall be produced to the collector not certified by the boarding officer, he must make oath that no officer has demanded or indorsed a manifest of the cargo of the vessel. ART. 98. If the master of a vessel, laden with merchan- R. S., 2814. dise, and arriving from a foreign port, shall not, upon demand of the proper officer of the customs, produce to him the manifest and copies thereof, or shall not give a true account of the destination of such vessel, he shall forfeit, for every such neglect, refusal, or offense, a sum not exceeding $500.

ART. 99. The officer first boarding the vessel who neglects R. S., 2815.
or refuses to indorse the prescribed certificates upon the
manifest, shall forfeit and pay $500. If the master of the
vessel fails to comply with the foregoing requirements, the
officer will make a report of such fact to the collector.

R. S., 4576.
Cir. April 1.

ART. 100. The master of every vessel of the United
States returning from a foreign voyage, or engaged in the 1897; T. D.17975,
whale fishery, shall exhibit the certified copy of the list
of the crew to the first boarding officer at the first port in
the United States at which shall arrive on return,
and also produce the persons named therein to the board-
ing officer, whose duty it shall be "to examine the men
with such list" and to report the same to the collector.
The collector at the port of arrival, where the same is
different from the port from which the vessel originally
sailed, will transmit a copy of the list so reported to him,
or a certificate as prescribed by the Department, to the
collector of the port from which such vessel originally
sailed. For each failure to produce any person on the
certified copy of the list of the crew the master and owner
are severally liable to a penalty of four hundred dollars,
but such penalties are not incurred on account of the
master not producing to the first boarding officer any of
the persons contained in the list who may have been dis-
charged in a foreign country with the consent of the con-
sul, vice-consul, commercial agent, or vice-commercial
agent there residing, certified in writing, under his hand.
and official seal, to be produced to the collector with the
other persons composing the crew, nor on account of
any such person dying or absconding or being forcibly
impressed into other service, of which satisfactory proof
shall also be exhibited to the collector.

ART. 101. An immediate record shali be made and kept open to public inspection in every custom-house of the dates of arrival and entry of all vessels.

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R. S., 2774: T. D. 4107, 4900, 6603.

Act April 29, 1878.

T. D. 9778.

R. S., 4212.

R.S., 2806, 2811, 4173.

ART. 102. Within 24 hours after the arrival of any vessel from a foreign port or place at any port of the United States, or as soon thereafter as the hours of business at the custom-house will permit, the master of the vessel is required to report the arrival thereof to the collector; and within 48 hours after arrival, exclusive of Sundays and holidays, he is required to make entry of his vessel by filing his manifest under oath at the custom-house in the prescribed form. (Cat. No. 471.) Vessels may depart, at option of master, after report and before expiration of 48 hours.

The master of such vessel, neglecting or omitting to report the arrival, or to make entry of his vessel, shall forfeit and pay for each offense the sum of $1,000. Any person bringing in a derelict vessel may take master's oath, even if an alien.

Cir. April 1, ART. 103. The oath on entering a vessel of the United


No vessel shall be admitted to entry until the master, owner, or agent shall produce a certificate from the health officer or quarantine officer at the port of entry that no person affected with leprosy was on board the said vessel when admitted to free pratique.

States shall be similar in form to the above, and shall also contain the following:

And further, that all mails placed on board the said vessel at or before her last clearance from a port in the United States to a foreign port, have been in good faith delivered at such foreign port in accordance with the requirements of law.

I further swear that the register of the said vessel, herewith presented, contains the names of all the persons who are now owners thereof, except (here state changes, if any, which have occurred in the ownership), and that no foreign subject or citizen hath, to the best of my knowledge and belief, any share, by the way of trust, confidence, or otherwise, in the said vessel.

(If owned by an incorporated company (R. S., 4313), say, "exhibits the true and actual ownership of said vessel."

ART. 104. The master of every vessel of the United States arriving from a foreign port must state, under oath, that he has delivered at the proper foreign port all mails placed on board his vessel before her last clearance from the United States.

ART. 105. The master of such vessel must also state, under oath, the date his vessel sailed from the port of departure, and the statement so made should be noted at once on the record of the entry of the vessel; and a copy or abstract thereof, exibiting the name of the vessel, master, where from, and date of actual sailing from the foreign port, should be furnished by the collector to the appraisers on the day next succeeding that on which the vessel shall have been entered.

ART. 106. The master of any vessel having on board dis- R.S., 2774,2775. tilled spirits or wines is also required, within 48 hours after his arrival, whether at the first port of arrival or not, to report in writing (Cat. No. 909), to the surveyor, the foreign port or place from which he last sailed; the name, burden, denomination of the vessel; his own name; to what nation the vessel belongs; the quantity and kind of spirits and wines on board, and the number of packages containing the same, with their marks and numbers; and the quantity and kinds of spirits and wines on board as sea stores, under penalty of a fine of $500 and the forfeiture of the merchandise so omitted.

Report of master of vessel to surveyor.

Report of distilled spirits and wines imported in the ——



is master, from



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Sea stores, consisting of spirits and wines.

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ART. 107. Surplus sea stores can not be transferred to T. D. 3501, 4420, another vessel, except when having been withdrawn from 9927, 9897. bond they may be transferred from a vessel of the United States no longer employed to a vessel of the United States of same line in active service in the foreign trade. In such cases the transfer may be allowed, under the supervision of a customs officer. Surplus stores must be entered for immediate consumption, and not for warehouse, and are dutiable as imported merchandise. The sea stores of a vessel of the United States are dutiable on her changing from the foreign to the coasting trade. The decision of the collector and naval officer (if any) is final in regard to the proper allowance for amount of sea stores, except as mentioned in the next paragraph.

Act of March 3, 1897.

R. S., 4213.
Act June 26,
1884, sec. 13.
T.D. 7157.

R. S., 2790.

R.S., 4209, 4210, 4211.

R. S. 3988, 3989, 3990, 3991.

Sea stores and the legitimate equipment of vessels belonging to regular lines plying between foreign ports and the United States delayed in port for any cause may be transferred in such port of the United States under the supervision of the customs officers from one vessel to another vessel of the same owner without payment of duties, but duties must be paid on such stores or equipments landed for consumption, except American products.

ART. 108. Masters shall, under penalty of $50 for failure, deliver to the collector of the district in which the vessel shall first arrive on her return to the United States, copies of any receipts and statements of services given to them by any unsalaried consular officer, which copies shall be forwarded monthly to the Auditor for the State and other Departments.

ART. 109. Before an entry is made of a vessel of the United States, the register, clearance, and other papers granted by the officers of the customs to the vessel at her last port of departure must be produced to the collector, and the register is to be retained by him until a clearance is granted.

ART. 110. The master of every foreign vessel is required, at the time of entry, to produce to the collector the register or other document in lieu thereof, together with the clearance and other papers granted by the officers of the customs to his vessel at the port of departure for the United States, and, within 48 hours after entry, to deposit the same with the consul or vice-consul of the nation to which the vessel belongs, and to deliver to the collector the certificate of that officer that the papers have been so deposited.

For a failure to comply with this regulation the master of the vessel so offending is subject to a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $2,000.

This regulation does not apply to vessels of foreign nations in whose ports consuls of the United States are not permitted to have the custody of the papers of vessels of the United States.

The papers thus lodged with the consul shall not be returned to the master of the vessel until the production by him to the consul of a clearance from the collector of the port where the vessel has been entered, and any consul offending against this regulation is subject to a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $5,000.

ART. 111. Collectors shall not permit any vessel arriving within a collection district of the United States to make

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