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Fraudulently opening, &c. merchandise 1001 Diffri& of Marietta
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Lyme annexed 10 Netv London

114 Certain privileges extended, &c. 128 Bermuda Hundred, &c. altered

115 No tonnage on certain vellets, &c. Neqw diArie formed

ib. Manifex, &c. to colletor of Norfolk 116 Alteration as to Georgetown difria Port of Biddeford, &c.

117 Goods, &c. exported to New Orlsans Diftrict of Bristol

118 Sum retained on drawhacks wkni veficis may enter its port

ib. How far this to operate Killery, &c. annexed ro Portfmouth 119 Duty of secretary of the treasury Difrid of Malac

I 20 Goods ro and from Philadelphia, &c. 135 Bermuda Hundret, &c. further altores 121 Inimation of foreign coins Difrit of Falli River

122 Invoices, &c. in the currency of the Alteration in diftri&t of Edenton

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country, &c. alteration in diftri&t of Wajhington 124

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ACT of March 2, 1799. (Vol. IV. p. 279.) 1. Sect. I. The state of New Hampshire shall be one district, to be called the district of Portsmouth, of which the town of Portsmouth shall be the sole port of entry, and the towns of New-Castle, Dover and Exeler, ports of delivery only; but all ships or vessels, bound to or from either of the said ports of delivery, shall first come to, enter and clear at Portsmouth ; and a collector, naval officer and surveyor for the said district, shall be appointed, to reside at Portsmouth ; and the authority of the officers of the said district shall, for the purposes of this act, extend to the northern boundary line of the said state of NewHampshire, adjoining to the British colony of Lower Canada. (See postea 119.)

2. Sect. II. In the state of Massachusetts there shall be twentytwo districts and ports of entry, to wit: Newburyport, Ipswich, Gloucester, Salem and Beverly, as one ; Marblehead, Boston and Charlestowni, as one ; Plymouth, Barnstable, Nantucket, Edgartown, New. Bedford, Dighton, York, Biddeford and Pepperelborough, as one ; Portland and Falmouth as one ; Bath, Wiscasset, Penobscot, Frenchman's Bay, Machias, Passamaquody and Waldoborough.

To the district of Newburyport, shall be annexed the several towns or landing places of Almsbury, Salisbury, Haverhill and Newbury, which shall be ports of delivery only ; and a collector, naval officer, and surveyor for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Newbury port.

To the district of Gloucester shall be annexed the town of Manchester, as a port of delivery only ; and a collector and surveyor shall be appointed for the district, to reside at Gloucester.

To the district of Salem and Beverly shall be annexed the town or landing place of Danvers, as a port of delivery only ; and a collector, naval oificer and surveyor, for the district, shall be appointed, to reside at Salem, and a surveyor, to reside at the town of Beverly.

To the district of Marblehead shall be annexed the town of Lynn, as a pori of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Marblebe.d,

To the district of Boston and Charlestown shall be annexed the towns or landing places of Medford, Cohasset, Ilingham and Weymouth, as ports of delivery only; and a collector, naval officer and surveyor for the district, shall be appointed, to reside at Boston.

To tiie district of Plymouth shall be annexed the several towns or landing places of Scituate, Duxbury and Kingston, as ports of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Plymouth.

To the district of Barnstable shall be annexed the several towns or landing places of Sandwich, Falmouth, Hardwich, Wcllfleet, Provincclown and Chatham, as ports of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Barnstable.

In the district of Nantucket, the port of Nantucket shall be the sota port of entry and delivery; and a collector for the district shall be eppuiuleil, to reside at Xantuckei.

In the district of Edgartown, a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Edgartown.

To the district of New-Bedford shall be annexed Westport, Rochester aad Warehani, a» ports of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at New-Bedford.

To the district of Dighlon shall be annexed Swanscy, Somerset, treelovn, Berkeley and Taunton, us ports of delivery only; and a collector lor the district shall be appointed, to reside at Dighlon.

To the district of York shall be annexed Kittery and Berwick, as ports of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed to reside at V'ork.

To the district of Biddeford and Pepperelborough shall be annexed Scarooruuyh, Wells, Kennebunk and Cape Porpoise, as ports of delivery only; uud a coiiccicr for the district s..ull be appointed, to reside at

liUdcford.

To the district of Portland and Falmouth shall be annexed North Yarmouth, Brun-jtwck, Freeport and Harpbwcii, as ports of delivery (Ji.ly; and a collector and surveyor shall b„ appointed for the district, to reside al Portland.

To the district of Bath shall be annexed Hallowell, Pittstown, Topsham, C.eorgetown and Brunswick, as ports of delivery only; and a tuiiector for the district shall be appointed, to reside ct Bath.

To the district of Wiscasset shall be annexed the town of Boothbay, ir. a port of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be apjK,intc'J, to reside at Wiscasset.

To the district of Penobscot*shall be annexed Frankfort, Bluehill, Hampden and Deer-Island, as porta of delivery only ; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Castine ; which shall be the port of entry for the said district.

To the district of Frenchman's Bay shall bo annexed Union River, as a port of delivery only ; and a collector- tor the diwU-ici. si.ail Lc appi/tuted, to reside at Frenchman's Bay*

For each of the districts of Machias and Passamaquody, shall be appointed a collector, to reside at the said ports of Machias and Passamaquody respectively.

To the district of Waldoborough shall he annexed the towns of Bristol, Nobleborough, Warren, Thomaston, Gushing and Cambden ; also that part of a place called Ducktrap, which lies between the towns of Cambden and Northport, as ports of delivery only ; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Waldoborough, and a surveyor, to reside at Thomaston.

The district of Ipswich shall include the town of Ipswich, as a por of entry only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Ipswich.

The district of Newburyport shall include all the waters and shores from the state of New-Hampshire to the north line of Ipswich.

The district of Gloucester shall include all the waters and shores in the towns of Gloucester and Manchester.

The district of Salem and Beverly shall include all the shores and waters within the towns of Beverly, Salem and Darners.

The district of Marblehead shall include all the waters and shores within the towns of Marblehead and Lynn.

The district of Boston and Charlestown shall include all the waters and shores within the counties of Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

The district of Plymouth shall include all the waters and shores •within the county of Plymouth, excepting the town of Wareham and Rochester.

The dtstiidt of Barnstable shall include all the waters and shores within u.e county of Barnstable.

The district of Nantucket shall include the island of Nantucket.

The district of Edgarlown shall include all the waters and shores within the county of Duke's county.

The district of New-Bedford shall include all the waters and shores within the towns of New-Bedford, Dartmouth, Westport, Rochester and Wareham, together with all the islands within the county of Bristol.

The district of Dighton shall include all the waters and shores on Taunton river, and in the town of Rehoboth.

The district of Waldoborough shall include all the waters and shores from the middle of Damarascotly river to the southwardly side of the town of Northport.

The collectors of the several districts within that part of the state of Massachusetts, eastward of New-Hampshire, shall, from time to time, agree upon a divisional line between their respective districts, and transmit the same to the comptroller of the treasury ; and such districts so agreed upon, shall include all the waters, shores and islands within the same, and all the lands adjoining to the British colonies of Ncv,-Brunswick and Lower Canada, within the eastern partof the state of Massachusetts aforesaid. And in case of disagreement between any of

the said collectors, concerning such divisional line, the president of the united states shall determine the same. (See postea 112, 113, 117, 119.]

3. Sect. III. In the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, there shall be two districts, to wit; the district of Newport, and the district of Providence. The district of Newport shall comprehend all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, creeks, and inlets, from the west line of the said stats, along the sea coast; and northward, up the Narraganset bay, as far as the most southerly part of Warwick Neck, and from thence nearly a north east course, to the scuth end of Rumstick Poist, at high watcr mark, and shall include the several towns, harbors, and landing places at Westeriv, Charleston, South Kingston, NorthKingston, cast Greenwich, and all that part of Warwick southward of Warwick Neck, and also the towns, harbors, and landing places of Barrazton, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little-Compton, and all the towns, harbors, and landing places of the island of linolie-island, James-Town, Prudence, New-Shoreham, and every other island and place within the said state, southward of Warwick Neck and Rumstic Point.

The district of Providence shall comprehend all the waters, shores, bars, harbors, creeks and inlets, within the state of Rhode-Island, Durtard of a line running nearly a north cast course from the south erd of Warwick Neck to the south end of Rumstick Point at hisch water mark, including only the waters bounded by the cast and west sliores of said Rumstick Point and Warwick Neck, leading up the bay of the port of Providence. The town of Newport shall be the sole port of entry in the said district of Newport; and a collector, naval Cacer and surveyor for the district shall be appointed, to reside at the

said town of Newport: And North Kingston, East Greenwich, Barmgton, Warren, Bristol and Pawcatuck river in Westerly, shall be Duris of delivery only; and a surveyor shall be appointed, to reside at each of the ports of North Kingston, East Greenwich, Warren, Bristol and Pawcatuck river ; and the surveyor to reside at Warren shall be surfe or for the port of Barrington. The town of Providence shall be the sole port of entry, in the said district of Providence; and Patuxet in the same district shall be a port of delivery only; and a collector, lüral oficer and surveyor shall be appointed, to l'eside at Providence; and a surveyor shall be appointed, to reside at Patuxet. [See posteu 118.]

4. SECT. IV. In the state of Connecticut there shall be four distri&is, :> wit; New-London, New-llaven, FairfiId and Middletown. The

strict of New-London shall extend from the east line of the said state i Connecticut to the east line of the town of Lyme, and shall include de sereral towns or landing places of Norwich, Stonington and Groton, . parts of delivery only ; and New-London to be the sole port of en

; and a collecior and surveyor for the district shall be appointed, to side at New-London ; and a surveyor, to reside at Stonington.

The district of New-Haven shall extend froin the west line of the strict of New-London, westeriy to Oufatumnick river, to which shall t annexed the several towns, or landing places of Guildford, Branford, Hilford and Derby, as ports of delivery only; and New-llaven shall be

the sole port of entry ; and a collector and surveyor for the district ahall be appointed, to reside at New-Haven.

The district of Fairfield shall include all the ports and places in the said slate of Connecticut west of the district of New-Haven, to whicli shall be annexed the several towns or landing places of Norwalfc, Stratford, Stamford and Greenwich, as ports of delivery only ; Fairfield shall be the sole port of entry; and a collector for the district sha.ll be appointed, to reside at Fairfield.

The district of Middletown shall include the several towns and landing places of Lyme, Saybrook, Kiilingsworth, Haddam, East Haddam, Middletown, Chatham, Weathersfield, Glastenbury, Hartford, EastHartford, Windsor and East Windsor, of which Middle-town shall be the sole port of entry; and the other towns and landing places before named, shall be ports of delivery only; and a collector and surveyor shall be appointed, to reside at Middletown; and a surveyor shall bo appointed, to reside at Hartford, and another to reside at Saybrook. [See postca 114.]

5. Sect. V. In the state of New-York, there shall be six districts, to wit; Sagg Harbor on Nassau or Long Island, the city of New-York, the city of Hudso:), Champlain, Oswetro and Niagara.

The district of Sagg Harbor shall include all the bays, harbors, riven and shores, within the two points of land which are called Oyster poiid point, and Mantauck point; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to resid- at Sagg Harbor, which shall be the only port of entry and delivery in the said district.

The district of the city of New-York, shall include all such* part of the coasts, rivers, bays and harbors of the said state as are not included in other districts of the said state, especially the several towns or landcling places of New Windsor, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Esopus, Linderiiook and Albany, as ports of delivery only ; and a collector, nav.d officer and surveyor for the district shall be appointed, to reside at New-York, which shall be the sole port of entry for the district; and a surveyor, at the oil;, of Albany: And the president of the united states is authorized if he judge it expedient, to appoint one other surveyor, to reside at such other place in the said district as he shall appoint.

The district of Hudson shall include all tiie waters and shores of the said city; and a collector shall be appointed for the said district, to reside at the said city of Hudson, which shall be the sole port of entry and delivery.

The district cf Champlain shall include all such shores and waters u lake Champlain, a.'.d the rivers connected therewith, as lie within the said state of New- York ; and the said district shall extend westwarc.iv along the northern boundary line of the said state, unto the place where s.;id line is bounded by the river St. Laurence ; a:;d the president o the united states is hereby authorized to .appoint such place within tin said district to he a port of entry and delivery, ashe shall judge expedient; and a collector shall be appointed, to reside at the port of em: • which may be ccUolisjhed within Uie said district; and th* president -.:

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