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from beyond the Cape of Good Hope, may
House of Representatives.
Senate, prò tempore..
President of the United States.
An Aet for raising a further Sum of Money, by
additional Duties on certain Articles inported;
Sec. I, D E it enacted by the Senate and
cent ; upon all bohea tea, per pound, two
duuLIONI 01 (cui per CCIILETT,
upon all muslins and muslinets, and other cotton goods, not printed, stained or coloured, two and a half per centum, ad valorem.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That from
and after the said thirtieth day of June next, Duty on
d the duties now in force, and payable upon su
the lugar-can. gar-candy, and cocoa, imported into the Unidy varied.
ted States, shall cease; and that, in lieu thereof; there shall thenceforth be levied and collected the following duty, viz. upon all sugar-candy, at its importation into the United States, from any foreign port or place, nine cents per pound; and upon all cocoa upon its importation as aforesaid, two cents per pound.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That an
addition of ten per centum, shall be made cent addi. to the several rates of duties above specified tion on im
in fo and imposed, in respect to all such goods,wares scign vef- and merchandize, as aforefaid, as shall, after
the said last day of June next, be imported in ships or vessels, not of the United States.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the
duties laid by this act, shall be levied and colHow duties lected in the fame manner, and under the same shall be regulations and allowances as to drawbacks, collected.
mode of security, and time of payment, refpectively, with the several duties now in force on the respective articles herein-before enumerated.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, : That on Draw
account of the additional duties laid on brown backs. sugar and molasses, by this act, the following
fums, respectively, shall, from and after the lalt day of December next, be added to the draw. backs now allowed and paid by law on sugar refined within the United States, and exported
therefront Inited Statesandexported,
therefrom, and on spirits distilled from molasses within the United States and exported therefrom, viz.onallsugar so refinedandexported, one cent per pound; and on all spirits so distilled and exported, one cent per gallon ; which additional drawbacks shall be allowed and paid according to the regulations now established by law, respecting the present drawbacks allowed on the faid articles.
Sec, 6. And be it further enacted, That the proceeds of the duties laid by this act, shall be
Appropriate folely appropriated to the following purpose; atiou 01 that is to say: First, for the payment of the prin, duties. cipal of the present foreign debt of the United States: Secondly, for the payment of the principal of the debt now due by the United States to the bank of the United States.
JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of
the House of Representatives. ' WILLIAM BINGHAM, President of the
Senate pro tempore : ' APPROVED, March third, 1797 :. GEORGE WASHINGTON,
President of the United States
the Duties on Spirits distilled within the United
feng certain Duties on the Capacity of Stills of a
U of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That in respect to stills employed in distilling fpirits
Onsion from materials of the growth and produce of respecting the United States, at any other place than a certain
city, town or village, or at any distillery in a cililled city, town, or village, at which there are one Spirits bolilhed. or more stills, which singly, if only one, or to
gether, if more than one, are of less capacity than four hundred gallons, the option and alternative of paying a duty of seven cents for every gallon of spirits distilled in such stills, as fecured and allowed by the first fection of the act, intituled," an act concerning the duties on fpirits distilled within the United States, passed on the eighth day of May, one thoufand seven hundred and ninety-two, be, and the same is hereby, declared to be abolished, from and af. ter the thirtieth day of June, ensuing.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in Duties lieu of the option and alternative aforesaid, according the proprietor, or poflessor of any such still or to capacity of Hills stills, as are above-mentioned, shall, and may, eftablished. after the first day of July, ensuing, be charged
with, and shall pay the following duties, to wit: For a license for the employment of each and every such still, for and during the term of two weeks, six cents per gallon, agcording to the capacity or content of every fúch still, including the head thereof: For a license, for and during the term of one month, ten cents perigallon, as aforesaid : For a license, for and during the term of two months, eighteen cents per gallon, as aforesaid : For a license, for and during the term of three months, twenty-four cents per gallon, as aforesaid : For a license, for and during the term of four months, thirty cents per gallon, as aforesaid : For a license, for and during the term of five months, thirtyfix cents per gallon, as aforesaid: And for a