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The superintendents of the public sales directed by this section, Four dollars a shall receive four dollars, each, for each day's attendance on the daye finteach said sales. (Approved, April 26, 1816.)

dent of sales.

Chap. 103. An act continuing the salaries of certain officers of government.

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1720. $1. Be it enacted, &-c. That the annual compensations of the The annual different officers enumerated in the act, passed the twentieth day compensa

tions of the of of February, one thousand eight hundred and four, entitled “ An ficers cnumeact continuing, for a limited time, the salaries of the officers of rated in the government therein mentioned," shall be continued as if the said Feb. 1804, act had not expired, or contained any provision for limiting its continued. continuance. [Approved, April 27, 1816.]

Cuap. 107. An act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage. (a) kl. Be it enacted, fic. That, from and after the thirtieth day Duties hereof June, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, the duties tofore laid to heretofore laid by law on goods, wares, and merchandise, im- and after the ported into the United States, shall cease and determine, and 3915. of June. ibere shall be levied, and collected, and paid, the several duties er duties to be hereinafter mentioned ; that is to say : First. A duty of seven 1. Goods, &c. and a half per centum ad valorem, on all dying drugs and male- on which are rials for composing dyes, not subject to other rates of duty; guin duty of 7 1-2 arabic, gum senegal, sali petre ; jewelry, gold, silver, and other, per cent. ad.

valorem. watches, and parts of watches; gold and silver lace, embroidery, and epaulettes; precious stones and pearls of all kinds, set or not set; Bristol stones or paste work, and all articles composed wholly or chiefly of gold, silver, pearl, and precious stones; and laces, lace veils, lace shawls or shades, of thread or silk.econd. 2. Goods, &c. A duty of fifteen per centum ad valorem on gold leaf, and on all on which are articles not free, and not subject to any other rate of duty. duty of 15 per Third. A duty of twenty per centum ad valorem, on hempen cem. ad valocloth or sail cloth, (except Russian and German linens, Russia and Holland duck,) stockings, of wool or cotton; printing types; on which are

3. Goods, &c. all articles manufactured from brass, copper, iron, steel, pewter, to be paid a lead, or tin, or of which these metals, or either of them, is the duty of 20 per material of chief value ; brass wire, cutlery, pins, needles, but- rem. tons, button moulds, and buckles, of all kinds ; gilt, plated, and japanned, wares, of all kinds; cannon, muskets, fire arms, and side arms; Prussian blue, China ware, earthen ware, stone ware, porcelain and glass manufactures, other than window glass and black glass quart bottles. Fourth. A duty of twenty-five per 4. Goods, &c, centum ad valorem, on woolen manufactures of all descriptions, on which are or of which wool is the material of chief value, excepting blan- per cent. ad kets, woolen rugs, and worsted or stuff goods, shall be levied, valorem until collected, and paid, from and after the thirtieth day of June next, 1819 ; and asuntil the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and ter that 20 nineteen ; and after that day, twenty per centum on the said articles; and on cotton manufactures of all descriptions, or of which cotton is the material of chief value, and on cotton twist, yarn, or thread, as follows, viz: for three years next ensuing the

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(a) Vol. iii. p. 1617, 1633, 1705, 1706, 1708, 1740, 1942. Vol. iv. p. 2113, 2140, 2201, 2317, 2338, 2343, 2345, 2383, 2418, 2534.

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thirtieth day of June next, a duty of twenty-five per centum ad

valorem ; and after the expiration of the three years aforesaid, Proviso ; as to a duty of twenty per centum ad valorem : Provided, That all the original

cotton cloths, or cloths of which cotton is the material of chief cloths, &c. at value, (excepting nankeens imported directly from China) the whence im- original cost of which at the place whence imported, with the ported, &c. addition of twenty per centum, if imported from the Cape of

Good Hope, or from places beyond it, and of ten per centurn if
imported from any other place, shall be less than twenty-five
cents per square yard, shall, with such addition, be taken and

deemed to have cost iwenty-five cents per square yard, and shall
Proviso; as to be charged with duty accordingly: Provided, also, That all un-
cost of un- bleached and uncolored collon twist, yarn, or thread, the origin-
bleached and
uncolored cot-

al cost of which shall be less than sixty cents per pound, shall ton twist, yarn, be deemed and taken to have cost sixty cents.per pound, and or thread. Bleached or

shall be charged with duly accordingly; and all bleached or cocolored yarn. Jored yarn, the original cost of which shall bave been less than

seventy-five cents per pound, shall be taken and deemed to have

cost seventy-five cents per pound, and shall be charged with duty Proviso; as to Cotton piece accordingly: And provided further, That cotton piece goods goods import-imported in ships or vessels of the United States, which shall ed in vessels

have sailed from the United States before the passage of this States, which act, and shall arrive therein between the thirtieth day of June, before the one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, and the first day of passage of

June, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, the original this act, and arriving be- cost of which cotton piece goods, at the place whence imported,

shall have been less than twenty-five cents per square yard, shall 30th of June, 1816, and Ist be admitted to entry, subject only to a duty of thirty-three and of June, 1817, a third per centum on the cost of the said cotton piece goods in

India, and on the usual addition of twenty per centum on that 1708. 5. Goods, &c.

cost. Fifth. A duty of thirty per centum ad valorein, on umon which are brellas, parasols, of whatever materials made, and sticks or frames to be paid a duly of 30 per

for umbrellas or parasols; bonnets and caps for wonen, fans, cent. ad valo- feathers, ornaments for head dresses, artificial flowers, millinery

of all sorts ; hats or caps of wool, fur, leather, chip, straw, or
silk ; cosmetics, washes, balsams, perfumes ; painted floor cloths,
mats, of grass or fags; sallad oil, pickles, capers, olives, mus-
tard, comfits or sweetmeats, preserved in sugar or brandy; wa-
fers, cabinet wares, and all manufactures of wood ; carriages of

all descriptions, and parts thereof; leather, and all manufac-
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tures of leather, or of which leather is the material of chief value; Ad valorem saddles, bridles, harness ; paper of every description, pasteboard, duty to be charged on

paper hangings, blank books, parchment, vellum; brushes, canes, the nett cost walking sticks, whips ; and clothing ready made. And in all

cases where an ad valorem doty shall be charged, it shall be articles are calculated on the nett cost of ihe article at the place whence imimported, with addition, &c. ported (exclusive of packages, commissions, and all charges)

with the usual addition established by law, of twenty per cent. 1633.

on all merchandise imported from places beyond the Cape of

Good Hope, and of ten per centum on articles imported from all 6. Goods, &c. other places. Sixth. The following duties, severally and specipaying duties fically : on ale, beer, and porter, in bottles, fisteen cents per galspecifically.. lon; on ale, beer, and porier, imported otherwise than in botiles,

&c.

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whence the

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ten cents per gallon ; on alum, one dollar per hundred weight ; Vol. ii. p. on almonds, three cents per pound; on black glass quart botiles, 1706, one hundred and forty-four cents per groce; on boots, one dol

Goods, &c.

paying duties lar and fifty cents per pair; on bristles, three cents per pound; soverally and on playing cards, thirty cents per pack; on tarred cables and

specifically. cordage, three cents per pound; on untarred cordage, yarns, twine, packthread, and seines, four cents per pound; on iallow candles, three cents per pound; on wax and spermaceti candles, six cents per pound; on Chinese cassia, six cents per pound; on cinnamon, twenty-five cents per pound; on cloves, twenty-five cents per pound; on cheese, nine cents per pound; on chocolate, three cents per pound; on cocoa, two cents per pound; on coal, five cents per heaped bushel; on copperas, one dollar per hundred weight; on copper rods, bolts, spikes, or nails, and composition rods, bolls, spikes, or nails, four cents per pound; on coffee, five cents per pound; on cotton, three cents per pound; on currants, three cents per pound; on figs, three cents per pound; on foreign caught fish, one dollar per quintal ; on mackerel, one dollar and fifty cenis per barrel ; on salmon, two dolJars per barrel; and on all other pickled fish, one dollar per barrel; on window glass, not above eight inches by ten inches in size, two dollars and fifty cents per hundred square feet; on the same, not above ten inches by twelve inches in size, two dollars and seventy-five cents per hundred square feet; on the same, if above ten inches by twelve inches in size, three dollars and twenty-five cents per hundred square feet; on glue, five cents per pound; on gunpowder, eight cents per pound; on hemp, one dollar and fifty cents per hundred weight; on iron or steel wire, not exceeding number eighteen, five cents per pound, and over number eighteen, nine cents per pound; on iron, in bars and bolts, excepting iron manufactured by rolling, forty-five cents per hundred weight; on iron in sheets, rods, and hoops, two dollars and fisty cents per hundred weight, and in bars or bolts, when manufactured by rolling, and on anchors, one dollar and fifty cents per hundred weight; on indigo, fifteen-cents per Vol. iii.p. pound; on lead, in pigs, bars, or sheets, one cent per pound; on 1706. shot manufactured of lead, two cents per pound; on red and white lead, dry or ground in oil, three cents per pound ; on mace, one dollar per pound; on molasses, five cents per gallon; on nails, three cents per pound; on nutmegs, sixty cents per pound ; Ibid. on pepper, eight cents per pound; on pimento, six cents per pound; on plumbs and prunes, three cents per pound; on muscatel raisins, and raisins in jars and boxes, three cents per pound; on all other raisins, two cents per pound; on salt, twenty cents per bushel of fifty-six pounds; on ochre, dry, one cent per pound, in oil, one and a half cents per pound ; on steel, one dollar per hundred weight; on segars, two dollars and fifty cents per thousand ; on spirits, from grain, of first proof, forty-two cents per gallon ; of second proof, forty-five cents per gallon ; of third proof, forty-eight cents per gallon; of fourth proof, fiftytwo cenis per gallon; of fifth proof, sixty cents per gallon ; above fifth proof, seventy-five cents per gallon; on spirits from other materials than grain, of first and second proof, thirty-eight Vol. III.

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Goods, &c. cents per gallon ; of third proof, forty-two cents per gallon; or Severally and fourth proof, forty-eight cents per gallon; of fifth proof, fiftyspecifically, seven cents per gallon ; above fifth proof, seventy cents per gal

lon; on shoes and slippers of silk, thirty cents per pair; on shoes and slippers of leather, twenty-five cents per pair; on shoes and slippers for children, fifteen cents per pair ; on spikes, two cents per pound; on soap, three cents per pound ; on brown sugar, ihree cents per pound; on white clayed or powdered sugar, four cents per pound ; on lump sugar, ten cents per pound ; on loaf sugar and on sugar candy, twelve cents per pound; on snuif, twelve cents per pound; on tallow, one cent per pound; on tea, from China, in ships or vessels of the United States, as follows, viz: bohea, twelve cents per pound ; souchong and other black, twenty-five cents per pound; imperial, gunpowder, and gomee, fifty cents per pound; hyson and young hyson, forty cents per pound; hyson skin and other green, twenty-eight cents per pound; on teas, from any other place, or in any other than ships or vessels of the United States, as follows, viz : bohea, fourteen cents per pound; souchong and other black, thirty-four cents per pound ; imperial, gunpowder, and gomee, sixty-eight cents per pound; hyson and young hyson, fifty-six cents per pound; hyson skin and other green, thirty-eight cents per pound; on manufactured tobacco, other than snuff and segars, ten cents per pound; on whiting and Paris white, one cent per pound; on wine, as follows, viz: on Madeira, Burgundy, Champaign, Rhenish, and Tokay, one dollar per gallon ; on Sherry and St. Lu

car, sixty cents per gallon ; on other wine, not enumerated, when Vol. iii. p.

imported in bottles or cases, sevenly cents per gallon; on Lisbon, Oporto, and on other wines of Portugal, and those of Sicily, fifty cents per gallon; on Teneriffe, Fayal, and other wines of the Western Islands, forty cents per gallon ; on all other wines, when imported otherwise than in cases and bottles, twenty-five cents per gallon; on Russia duck, (not exceeding fifty-two archeens each piece,) two dollars ; on ravens duck, (not exceeding fifty-two archeens each piece,) one dollar and twenty-five cents; on Holland duck, (not exceeding fifty-two archeens each piece,) iwo dollars and fifty cents ; on spermaceti oil of foreiga fishing, twenty-five cents per gallon; on whale and other fish oil, of foreign fishing, fifteen cents per gallon ; and on olive oil in

casks, at twenty-five cents per gallon. Articles which

$ 2. That the following articles shall be imported into the ported free of United States free of duties; that is to say : all articles im-. duties. ported for the use of the United States ; philosophical apparatus,

instruments, books, maps, charts, statues, busts, casts, paintings, drawings, engravings, specimens of sculpture, cabinets of coins, gems, medals, and all other collections of antiquities; statuary, modelling, painting, drawing, etching or engraving, specially imported by order, and for the use of any society incorporated for philosophical or literary purposes, or for the encouragement of the fine arts, or by order, and for the use, of any seminary of learning; specimens in natural history, mineralogy, botany, and anatomical preparations, models of machinery and other inventions, plants and trees; wearing apparel and other personal baggage

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in actual use, and the implements or tools of trade of persons ar- Articles which riving in the United States ; regulus of antimony ; bark of the cork may be importree, unmanufactured ; animals imported for breed; burr stones, ties. unwrought; gold coin, silver coin, and bullion; clay; unwrought copper, imported in any shape for the use of the mint; copper and brass, in pigs, bars, or plates, suited to the sheathing of ships; old copper and brass, and old pewter, fit only to be remanufactured ; tin, in pigs or bars; furs, undressed, of all kinds ; raw hides and skins; lapis calaminaris ; plaster of Paris; rags of any kind of cloth; sulphur or brimstone; barilla ; Brazil wood, brazilletto, redwood, camwood, fustic, logwood, Nicaragua and other dye woods; wood, unmanufactured, of any kind; zinc, teutenague or spelter.

$ 3. That an addition of ten per centum shall be made to the Addition of 10 several rates of duties above specified and imposed, in respect to goods, &c. imall goods, wares, and merchandise, on the importation of which, ported in ships in American or foreign vessels, a specific discrimination has not of the United been herein already made, which, after the said thirtieth day of States. June, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, shall be imported in ships or vessels not of the United States: Provided, That this Proviso ; addiadditional duty shall not apply to goods, wares, and merchandise, to be exacted imported in ships or vessels not of the United States, entitled by on goods imtreaty, or by any act or acts of congress, to be entered in the eigo vessels. ports of the United States, on the payment of the same duties as are paid on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported in ships or vessels of the United States.

$ 4. That there shall be allowed a drawback of the duties, by be allowed on this act imposed, on goods, wares, and inerchandise, imported goods, &c. into the United States, upon the exportation thereof within the when export

c time, and in the manner, prescribed by the existing laws, subject to the following provisions; that is to say: that there shall not and regulabe an allowance of the drawback of duties in the case of goods tions with rem imported in foreign vessels from any of the dominions, colonies, sowance of or possessions, of any foreign power, to and with which the ves- drawback. sels of the United States are not permitted to go and trade ; that there shall not be an'allowance of the drawback of duties for the amount of the additional duties by this act imposed on goods imported in vessels not of the United States ; that there shall not be an allowance of the drawback in case of foreign dried and pickled fish, and other salted provisions, fish oil, or playing cards ; ihat there shall be deducted and retained, from the amount of the duties on goods exported with the benefit of drawback, (other than spirits,) two and a half per centum; and that there shall be retained, in the case of spirits exported with the benefit of drawback, two cents per gallon upon the quantity of spirits, and also three per centum on the amount of duties payable on the importation thereof. But, nevertheless, the provisions of this The Praxisiones act shall not be deemed in any wise to impair any rights and to impair privileges which have been, or may be, acquired by any foreign by any foreign nation, under the laws and treaties of the United States, upon nation, &c. the subject of exporting goods from the United States, with the benefit of a drawback of the duties payable upon the importation thereof.

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