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FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. ; HENRY TAZEWELL, President pro tem.

pore of the Senate. -APPROVED, February the 25th, 1795:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

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CHAPTER XCVI.

An Ad supplementary to the Act, intitled, An

A&t to provide more effe&tually for the Collection of the Duties on Goods, Wares and Merchandize imported into the United States, and

on the Tonnage of Ships or Velsels.Sec. I. D E it enacted by the Senate and House Penalty on U of Representatives of the United hindering

officer of States of America, in Congress assembled, That the revenue if the master or commander of any ship or from going

on boxrd a vessel, coming into, or arriving at any port or vestel. place, within the United States, fhall obstruct or hinder, or shall cause any obstruction or hindrance, with such an intent, to any officer of the revenue, in going on board such ship or veffel, for the purpose of carrying into ef. fect any of the revenue-laws of the United States, he shall forfeit a fum not exceeding five hundred, nor less than fifty dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in all actions, suits or informations to be brought, where any seizure shall be made, for any

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mouth, Freeport and Harpfwell in the diftri&t extends of Portland and Falmouth, or the ports of 00 George Town and Brunswick in the district of Bath. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Limits of

the distria district of Hampton for James River shall on- of Hamply extend up to the east side of Chickahomony ton for :

James Rio river : and from thence upwards to Richmond ver. on the north side shall be annexed to the disa trict of Bermuda-Hundred and City-Point; which district shall extend down James River on the south side to Hood's.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That The part of whenever a feizure, condemnation and sale of Profit goods, wares and merchandize shall hereafter longing to

U.States, take place, in the United States, and the va

va applied to lue thereof shall be less than one hundred dol- pay costa, £ lars, that part of the forfeiture, which accrues

en under a to the United States, or so much thereof as lue. shall be necessary, shall be applied to the payment of the costs of prosecution.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That from when. and after the last day of May next, whenever agent enters an entry shall be made with the collector of any district, of any merchandize imported in- bond to be

encreased, to the United States, subject to duties, by any agent, factor or person, other than the bona fide owner or consignee of such merchandize, it shall be the duty of the collector to increase the penalty of the bond to be given for the duties, the sum of one thousand dollars, and., to make it a part of the condition of the said bond, that the bona fide owner or consignee of fuch merchandize shall, on or before the first day of payment ftipulated in said bond, deli : ver to faid collector, à full and correct account of the said merchandize imported for

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