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north of the south point of Jekyl island; Frederica shall be a
port of delivery only; and a collector for the said district
shall be appointed, to reside at Brunswick ; the district of
Saint Mary's shall include Great Setilla, Little Setilla, Crook-
ed river, and Saint Mary's river, with the harbors, creeks, and
rivers, formed by the inlets of Saint Andrews and Amelia
sounds; and a collector for the said district shall be appoint-
ed, to reside at Saint Mary's. And in each district it shall be
lawful for the collector to grant a permit to unlade at any port
or place within the district, and to appoint or put on board
any ship or vessel, for which a permit is granted, one or more
searchers or inspectors, as may be necessary for the security

of the revenue. Ports of entry,

§ 2. That every port of entry established by this act, shall and ports of

be a port of delivery also: Provided always, That no ship or delivery.

vessel not wholly belonging to a citizen or citizens of the

United States, shall be admitted to unload at any port or place Ports of delive- except the following, to wit: Portsmouth, in the state of New ry to which

Hampshire ; Portland, Falmouth, Dighton, Salem, Gloucester,
foreign vessels
are restricted. Newburyport, Marblehead, Sherbourne, Boston, Plymouth,

Wiscasset, Machias, and Penobscot, in the state of Massachu-
setts; New London, or New Haven, in the state of Connecti-
cut; New York; Perth Amboy, or Burlington, in the state of
New Jersey; Philadelphia ; Wilmington, New Castle, and
Port Penn, in the state of Delaware; Baltimore, Annapolis,
Vienna, Oxford, George Town on Potowmac, Chester Town,
Town Creek, Nottingham, Nanjemoy, Digges's landing, Snow
Hill, and Carrollsburg, in the state of Maryland ; Alexandria,
Kinsale, Newport, Tappahannock, Port Royal, Fredericks-
burg, Urbanna, York Town, West Point, Hampton, Bermuda
Hundred, City Point, Rocket's landing, Norfolk or Ports-
mouth, in the state of Virginia ; Charleston, George Town or
Beaufort, in the state of South Carolina ; or in either of the
districts of Savannah, Sunbury, Brunswick, or Saint Mary's,
in the state of Georgia : nor shall any ship or vessel arriving
from the Cape of Good Hope, or from any place beyond the

same, be admitted to enter at any other than the following
Ports of entry ports, to wit: Portsmouth, in the state of New Hampshire ;
to which ves-
sels arriving

Boston, Newburyport, Salem, Gloucester, Portland, or Falfrom the Cape mouth, in the state of Massachusetts ; New

London, or New of Good Hope, Haven, in the state of Connecticut; New York; Perth Amare restricted. boy; Philadelphia ; Wilmington, in the state of Delaware ;

Baltimore Town, Annapolis, or George Town, in the state of
Maryland; Alexandria, Norfolk, or Portsmouth, in the state of
Virginia ; Charleston, Georgetown, or Beaufort, in the state
of South Carolina; Sunbury, or Savannah, in the state of
Georgia : Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be
construed to prevent the master or commander of any ship or
vessel, from making entry with the collector of any port or
district in which such ship or vessel may be owned, or from
whence she may have sailed on such a voyage.

$ 3. That the master or commander of every ship or vesto a port of de sel bound to a port of delivery only, in any of the following livery only, in

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districts, to wit: Portland and Falmouth, Bath, Newburyport, certain disNew London, (except the port of Stonington in the said districts, shall trict) Norfolk and Portsmouth, Bermuda Hundred and City the port of enPoint, York Town or Tappahannock (except the port of Ur- try. banna in the said district) shall first come to at the port try of such district, with his ship or vessel, and there make entry, deliver a manisest of her cargo, and pay, or secure to be paid, all legal duties, tonnage, port fees, and charges, in manner by this act provided, before such ship or vessel shall proceed to her port of delivery; and that any ship or vessel bound to a port of delivery in any other district not under like restrictions by this act, or to either of the ports of Stonington, or Urbanna, may first proceed to her port of delivery, and then make legal entry within the time by this act limited.

§ 4. That the master or commander of every ship or ves- Vessels bound sel, if bound to the district of Nottingham, shall, before he to certain dispass by the port of Town Creek, and immediately after his ar tricts, shall not rival, deposite with the surveyor of the said port, a true mani- ports without fest of the cargo on board such ship or vessel; if bound to delivering maany district on the Potowmac, shall, before he pass by the rivers See act of 1789. Saint Mary's and Yeocomico, and immediately after his arrival, ch. 15. 8 1. deposite with the surveyor at Saint Mary's, or the collector at Yeocomico, as may be most convenient, a true manifest of the cargo on board such ship or vessel, including a declaration of the port at which the same is to be entered; if bound to the district of Tappahannock, shall, before he pass by the port of Urbanna, and immediately after his arrival, deposite with the surveyor for that port, a like manifest : and if bound to the district of Bermuda Hundred or City Point, shall, before he pass by Elizabeth river, and immediately after his arrival, deposite with the collector of the port of Norfolk and Portsmouth, or with the collector for the port of Hampton, a like manifest; and the said surveyors and collectors, respectively, shall, after registering the manifests, transmit the same, duly certified to have been so deposited, to the officer with whom the entries are to be made, without which certificate no such entry shall be received.

§ 5. That the duties of the respective officers, to be appointed by virtue of this act, shall be as follows: At such

Duties of the of the ports to which there shall be appointed a collector, collector. See naval officer, and surveyor, it shall be the duty of the collec- $ 8, infra. tor to receive all reports, manifests, and documents, made or exhibited to him by the master or commander of any ship or vessel, conformably to the regulations prescribed by this act, to make due entry and record, in books to be kept for that purpose, all such manifests, and the packages, marks, and numbers, contained therein; to receive the entry of all ships and vessels, and of all the goods, wares, and merchandise, imported in such ships or vessels, together with the original invoices thereof; to estimate the duties payable thereon, and to endorse the same on each entry; to receive all monies paid for duties, and to take all bonds for securing the payment of duties; to grant all permits for the unlading and delivery of

goods, to employ proper persons as weighers, gaugers, mea-
surers, and inspectors, at the several ports within his district,
together with such persons as shall be necessary to serve in
the boats which may be provided for securing the collection
of the revenue, to provide, at the public expense, and with the
approbation of the principal officer of the treasury department,
store houses for the safe keeping of goods, together with such
scales, weights, and measures, as shall be deemed necessary,

and to perform all other duties which shall be assigned to him Duties of the by law. It shall be the duty of the naval officer to receive

copies of all manifests, to estimate and record the duties on
each entry made with the collector, and to correct any error
made therein, before a permit to unlade or deliver shall be

granted ; to countersign all permits and clearances granted Duties of the by the collector. It shall be the duty of the surveyor to susurveyor. See perintend and direct all inspectors, weighers, measurers, and 8, infra.

gaugers, within his district, and the employment of the boats
which may be provided for securing the collection of the re-
venue ; to go on board ships or vessels arriving within his dis-
trict, or to put on board one or more inspectors, to ascertain
by an hydrometer, what distilled spirits shall be of Jamaica
proof, rating all distilled spirits which shall be of the proof of
twenty-four degrees as of Jamaica proof, and to examine
whether the goods imported are conformable to the entries
thereof; and the said surveyors shall, in all cases, be subject

to the control of the collector and naval officer.
Collector, in § 6. That every collector appointed in virtue of this act,
case of ab-

in case of his necessary absence, sickness, or inability to
sence, sickness, execute the duties of his office, may appoint a deputy, duly
or inability,
may appoint a authorized under his hand and seal, to execute and perform
deputy, &c.

on his behalf, all and singular the powers, functions, and du-
ties, of collector of the district, to which he, the said principal
is attached, who shall be answerable for the neglect of duty,
or other malconduct, of his said deputy, in the execution of

the office.
Duties and § 7. That in case of the disability or death of any col-
powers of a de- lector, the duties and authorities vested in him by this act
puty collector. shall devolve on his deputy, if any such hath been appointed,

(for whose conduct the estate of such disabled or deceased
collector shall be liable ;) and the said deputy shall exercise

the authority and perform all the duties, until a successor shall Naval officer

be appointed. But in cases where no deputy is appointed,

the authorities and duties of the disabled or deceased collector
there is no de-
puty. shall devolve upon the naval officer of the same district, until

a successor duly authorized and sworn, shall enter upon the
execution of the duties of the said office.

$ 8. That at such of the ports established by this act, to
of collector and which a collector and surveyor only are assigned, the said
surveyor. See
§ 5, supra.

collector shall execute all the duties herein required to be
done by the collector and naval officer at other ports. That
at such ports to which a collector only is assigned, such col-
lector shall possess all the powers, and execute, as far as may
be, all the duties prescribed to a collector, naval officer, and

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surveyor, at the ports where such officers are established ; that
at such ports of delivery only, to which a surveyor is assigned,
it shall be his duty to receive and record the copies of all ma-
nifests transmitted to him by the collector; to enter and re-
cord all permits granted by such collector, distinguishing the
gauge, weight, measure, and quality, of the goods specified
therein; to take care that no goods' be unladen or delivered
from any ship or vessel without such permit; and to perform
all other duties required to be done by a surveyor: That at
such ports of delivery only, to which no surveyor is assigned,
it shall be the duty of the collector of the district, to attend
the unlading and delivery of goods, or, in cases of necessity,
to employ a proper person or persons for that purpose, who
shall possess the power, and be entitled to the like compensa-
tion allowed to inspectors during the time they are employed.
Every collector, naval officer, and surveyor, shall attend in
person at the port or district for which he is appointed, and,
before he enters on the execution of his office, shall take an
oath or affirmation in the form following, to wit:"I
do solemnly swear or affirm (as the case may be) that I

lector, naval will truly and faithfully execute and perform all the duties of a officer, and of the port or district

Of

, according to law, and surveyor. the best of my skill and ability.The said oath or affirmation Oath by a jusshall be administered by any justice of the peace, and a certificate thereof, under the hand and seal of such justice, trans- To be certified mitted within three months thereafter to the comptroller of to the compthe treasury : Any collector, naval officer, or surveyor, failing Penalty on faiherein, shall forfeit and pay two hundred dollars, recoverable, lure, 200 dolls. with costs, in any court having cognizance thereof, to the use

Weighers, gauof the informer. And no weigher, gauger, measurer, or in-bets and inspec spector, shall execute the duties of his office, until he shall tors, to take have taken the above oath or affirmation.

§ 9. That the collectors, naval officers, and surveyors, to Collectors, na, be appointed by virtue of this act, shall respectively keep fair val officers and and true accounts of all their transactions, relative to their krep accounts duty as officers of the customs, in such manner and form as of their transmay be directed by the proper department, or officer appoint

actions, &c. ed by law to superintend the revenue of the United States; and shall, at all times, submit their books, papers, and accounts, to the inspection of such persons as may be appointed for that purpose : And the collectors of the different ports Collectors to shall at all times pay, to the order of the officer who shall be pay all moneys authorized to direct the same, the whole of the moneys which they may respectively receive by virtue of this act (such mo- counts every neys as they are otherwise by this act directed to pay, only

three months, excepted ;) and shall also, once in every three months, or oftener if they shall be required, transmit their accounts for settlement to the department or officer before mentioned.

§ 10. That every master or other person, having or taking Masters of vesthe charge or command of any ship or vessel, bound to any port of the United States, from any foreign port or place, shall deliver two

reign ports to deliver, upon demand, to any officer, or other person lawfully manifests to authorized, who shall first come on board his ship or vessel, shall first go on 2

board, &c.

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two manifests, signed by the said master or person having command, and specifying, in words, (and not in figures,) a true account of the loading which such ship or vessel had on board at the port from which she last sailed, and at the time of her sailing, or at any time since, the packages, marks, and numbers, and noting thereon to what port in the United States such ship or vessel is bound, and the name or names of the person or persons to whom the goods are consigned, or in

cases where the goods are shipped to order, the names of the One of the ma- shippers, noting the goods consigned to their order. One of nifests to be which manifests, such officer or other person shall sign, and signed and re- return to the master or other person having the charge of such turned; the

ship or vessel, certifying thereon as nearly as may be, the the collector. time when the same was produced, and that a like manifest

was delivered to him; and shall transmit the other manifest to the collector of the district to which such ship or vessel is

bound. Masters to re

11. That the master or other person, having the charge port within

or command of any ship or vessel (ships and vessels of war forty-eight hours, and

excepted) coming into, or arriving in any of the ports or disswear to their tricts of the United States, or in any of the creeks or harbours manifests.

thereof, shall, within forty-eight hours after such arrival, repair to the office of the collector of the district where such vessel shall so arrive, and shall report to the said collector the place from whence he last sailed, with the name and burthen of his ship or vessel, and shall deliver to such collector two manifests, agrecably to the directions of this act, unless he shall before have delivered one manifest to some officer, or

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ed as aforesaid, together with such documents as are usually

furnished in the port from whence they came, and shall take Masters to take and subscribe an oath or affirmation before the collector or and subscribe other proper officer, which oath or affirmation he or they are an oath or affirmation to

authorized and required to administer, and shall be in the manifest. words following, to wit: “1, do solemnly swear or afForm of the

firm (as the case may be) that this is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a just and true manifest of all the goods, wares and merchandise, on board the -, at the port from which she last sailed, at the time of her sailing, or at any time since, and of which

vessel I am at present master.” And if the master or other perPenalty on re- son having charge or command of any such ship or vessel, glect, 500 dolls. shall refuse or neglect to make entry, or deliver his manifests

and documents, pursuant to the directions of this act, or to take the oath or affirmation herein prescribed, he shall forfeit and pay five hundred dollars for each refusal or neglect.

12. That no goods, wares, or merchandise, shall be unlanded in open laden or delivered, from any ship or vessel, but in open day, day, and by or without a permit from the collector for that purpose; and permit.

if the master or commander of any ship or vessel shall suffer

or permit the same, such master and commander, and every others offend- other person who shall be aiding or assisting in landing, reing herein. moving, housing, or otherwise securing the same, shall forfeit

oath.

Goods to be

Penalties on masters and

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