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ACT of March 2, 1799. (Vol. IV. p. 447.) 42. Sect. I. Every collector, naval officer and surveyor, employed in the collection of the duties on imports and tonnage, shall, within three months after he enters upon the execution of his office, give bond, with one or more sufficient sureties, to be approved of by the comptroller of the treasury of the united states, and payable to the said united states, with condition for the true and faithful discharge of the duties of his office according to law, that is to say ;-the collector of Philadelphia and New-York, in the sum of sixty thousand dollars, each; the collector of Boston and Charlestown, forty thousand dollars ; the collectors of Ballimore and Charleston, thirty thousand dollars, each ; the collector of Norfolk and Portsmouth, fifteen thousand dollars ; the collectors of Portsmouth, in New Hampshire, of Salem and Beverly, \Vilmington (in the state of Delaware) Annapolis, Georgetown (in Maryland) Bermuda Hundred and City-Point, Alexandria, Wilmington, Newbern and Edenton, in the state of North-Carolina, Newport and Providence, in the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, ten thousand dollars, each ; the collectors of Newbury Port, Gloucester, Marblehead, Plymouth, Nantucket, Portland and Falmouth, NewLondon, New-Haven, Fairfield, Perth Amboy, York-town, Dumfries, Washington, Cambden, George Town (South-Carolina) Beaufort and Savannah, tive thousand dollars, each, the collectors of Hudson, Middletown and Waldoborough, four thousand dollars, each ; and all the other collectors in the sum of two thousand dollars, each ; the naval officers of the ports of Boston and Charlestown, New York, Phi. ladelphia, Baltimore, Charleston, ten thousand dollars, each ; and all other naval-ofñcers, in the sum of two thousand dollars, each ; the surveyors of the ports of Boston and Charlestown, New-York, Philadel. phia, Baltimore and Charleston, five thousand dollars, each ; and all the other surveyors, in the sum of one thousand dollars, each:-- Which bonds shall be filed in the office of the said comptroller, and be, by him, severally, put in suit for the benefit of the united states, upon any. breach of the condition thereof.
And all boods to be hereafter given, shall be of the form following, to witKnow all men by these presents, that we
are held and firmly bound unto the united states of America, in the full and just sum of dollars, money of the united states ; to which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, jointly and severally, our joint and several heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this day of one thousand
The condition of the foregoing obligation is such, that, whereas the president of the united states hath, pursuant to law, appointed the said to the office of
in the state of Now therefore if the said has truly and faithfully executed and discharged, and shall continue truly and faithfully to execute and discharge all the duties of the said office, according to law; then the above obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise it shall abide and remain in full force and virtue. Sealed and delivered?
in the presence of s Provided, That in cases where bonds have been already given, according to the directions aforesaid, new bonds shall not be required.
43. S:ct. II. From and after the last day of March next, and in lieu of the fees and emoluments heretofore established, there shall be al. loved and paid for the use of the collectors, naval officers and survey. ors, appointed and to be appoinied in pursuance of law, the fees following, that is to say : To each collector for every entrance of any ship or ressel of one liundred tons burthen and upwards, two dollars and an haif ; for every clearance of any ship or vessel of one hundred tons burthen and upwards, two dollars and an hall; for every entrance of any ship or vessel under the burthen of one hundred tons, one dollar and an hall; for crery clearance of any ship or vessel under one hun. dred tons burthen, one dollar and an half ; for every post entry, two dollars ; for every permit to land goods, twenty cents ; for every bond taken officially, forty cents; for every permit to load goods for exportriol), wird are entitled to drawback, thirty cents ; for every debenture or other official certificate, twenty cents ; for every bill of health, twenty cents ; for every oíficial document, (registers excepted) required by any merchant, owner or master of any ship or vessel, not before enuinerated, twenty cents ; and where a Daval officer is appointed to the same poml, the said fees shall be equally divided between the collector and the said naval officer, the latter paying one-third of the expense of the necessary stationery, and of the rent of an office to be provided by the collector, at the place assigned for his residence, and as conveniently as may be for the trade of the district--except the expense of fuel, office rent, and necessary stationery for the collectors of the districts of Salem and Beverly, Boston and Charlestown, the cities of NewYork, Philadelphia and Charleston, the town's of Baltimore, Norfolk and Fortsmouth, which shall be paid three fourths by the said collectors, and the other fourth by the respcclive naval oflicers in those districts ; anci all fees shall, at the option of the collector, be either received by him or by the naval ollicer, the party receiving, to account monthly with the other for his proportion or share thereof : Provided, That all fees, arising on the exportation of any goods, wares or merchandise on which drawbacks are allowed, shall be equally shared among the collecios, naral officer and surveyor, where there are such cfficers at the port where the fees are paid, to be accounted for monthly, by the collector' or naval oficer who shall receive the same ; and where there is no baval officer, such fees shall be civided equally beiween the collector and the surveyor, who may have been concerned in attending to such exportation, and the surveyors shall pay their proportion of the expensus of stationery and printing. To each surveyor, for the admeasureincnt, and certifying the same, of every ship or vessel of one hundred tors and under, onc celt per ton ; for the admeasurement of every ship or vessel above one hundred tons, and not exceeding two hundred tons, one hundred and fifty cenis; for the audieasurement of every ship of vessel above two hundred tons, two hundred cents ; for all other ser. vices by this act to be performed by such surveyor, on board any ship or vessel of one hundred tons or upwards, having on board goods, wares or merchandise, subject to duty, three dollars ; for the like services on board any ship or vessel of less than one hundred tons burthen, having on board goods, wares or merchandise subject to duty, one and an haif dollar; on all vessels not having on board goods, wares or merchandise subject to duty, lwo thirds of a dollar. All which fees shall be paid by the master or owner of the ship or vessel in which the said services shall be performed, to the surveyor by whom they shall be performed, if performed by one only, for his sole benefit,--but if performed by more than one, to him who shall have the first agency, to be divided in equal parts between him and the other or others by whom the said sersices shall also be performed. (See postea 51.]
44. To each inspector there shall be allowed, for every day he sl:all be actually employed in aid of the customs, a su not exceeding two dollars ; and for every other person that the collector may find it necessary and expedient to employ, as occasional inspectors, or in any oiher way in aid of the revenue, a like sum, whilst actually so employ. ed, not exceeding two dollars for every day so employed, to be paid by the collector, out of the revenue, and charged to the united states: Provided, That the services performed by occasional inspectors, shall be particularly detailed in the accounts to be transmitted to the treasury, and certified as to the necessity as well as performance of such services, by the naval ollicer or surveyor of the district, ifany such officers there are.
45. To the measurers, weighers or gaugers, respectively, to be paid monthly by the collector out of the revenue, and charged to the united states, for the measurement of every one hundred bushels of grain, thirty cents ; for the measurement of every one hundred bushels of salt, according to the weight established by law for the payment of duties thereon, fifty cents ; for the measurement of every one hundred bushels of coal sixty cents ; for the weighing of every one hundred and twelve pounds, and marking every cask, box or package, weighing more than two hundred pounds each, except sugar, cofree, pepper, pimento and indigo, in bales, bags, mats, cannisters, or seroons, vith the weight in durable characters, in the districts of Pennsylvania, NewYork, Boston and Charlestown, and Baltimore, one cent and a quarter; in the district of Norfolk, one cent and an half; and in the other districts, two cents ; for the gauging and marking every cask, to be marked in durable characters, with his own name, and the quantity, eight cents : For computing the contents of and marking cases containing distilled spirits and wines, three cents per case; for actually counting the number of bottles of cider, beer, ale, perry, or porter, contained in any cask, or other package or packages, one cent per dozen ; and in proportion for any greater or lesser quantity ; and the allowances aforesaid shall be deemed to include a compensation for making returns of the goods or merchandise weighed, gauged and measured, specifying the quality as well as quantity.
46. And there shall be allowed to the surveyors or inspectors of the revenue for ports, the sum of one cent and one half for every certificate to accompany foreign distilled spirits, and two cents and one half for every certificate to accompany wines and teas, issued within their ports respectively; and to the deputies of the inspectors aforesaid, the sum of two cents and one half for every cask, or package, of foreign distilled spirits, wines or teas, by them marked and returned to their respecive principals, and for gauging wires, whereon the duties are payable ac. cording to the value thereof six cents for every cask actually gauges.
47. There shall moreover be allowed to the several officers hereafter mentioned, the following allowances and per centage: To the collectors of the district of New York, one quarter per cent. ; to the collector of the district of Boston and Charlestown, and to the collector of the districts of Baltimore and Philadelphia one half per cent. ; to the collectors of the districts of Charleston, Salem and Norfolk, seven eighths of one per cent. ; to the collectors of the districts of Alexandria and Savannah, one per cent ; to the collectors of the district of Newbury port, oue and one quarter per cent. ; to the collectors of the districts of Portsmouth, Portland, Newport, Providence, and New Haven, one and one ball pre cent. ; to the collectors of the districts of Georgetown (in Marylanc) and Marblehead, two and one half per cent. ; to the collectors of the districts of New-London, Biddeford, Bath and Wiscasset, two per cent.; and to the collectors of all other distriels, three per cent, on all movies by them respectively received, on account of the duties arising on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the united states, and on the tonnage of ships and vessels. And in addition to the allowances above mentioned, there shall be allowed and paid annually, the sull.s following, to wit :--To the collectors of St. Mary's, Passamaquoddy, Vermont, Champlin, and to the collectors of the several districts com. prising the northern and western boundaries of the united states, and the river Onio, two hundred and fifty dollars each; to the survevois in the several riistricts comprising the northern and western boundaries of the uviied states, and the river Ohio, two hundred dollars each ; to the surveyor of Shell Castle or Beacon Island, one thousand dollars : To each of the collectors of the districts of Wilinington in Delawart, Annapolis, llavre-de-Grace, Chester, in Maryland, Gloucester, Souih Quay, Yeocomico, Tappahannock, Newbern, Edenton, Camden, i bilmington (North-Carolina) Nanjemoy, Ipswich, York, Washington and Bermuda Hundred, the sum of two hundred and fifty doilars ; to each of the collectors of the distriels of Oxford, Vienna, Sags-Ilarbor, Nottingham, Hampton, Yorktown, Dumphries, Foley Landing, Cherry-stone, Beaufort, Brunswick and Hardwich, the sum of two hundred doilars ; lo each of the collectors of the districts of Perth-Amboy, Portsmouth, Hudson, Plymouth, Barnstable, Nantucket, Edgartown, New-Bedford, Dighton, Penobscot, Frenchman's Bay, Machias (New Port) Middletown, Fair. field, Burlington, Bridge-town, Great Egg-Harbor, Little Egg-Harbor, Snow-hill, Georgetown (in South-Carolina) Sunbury, Murblehead, New-Haven and Georgetown (in Maryland) the sum of one hindred and fifty dollars; to each ofthe collectors of Biddeford, Bath and Wis. casset, one hundred dollars ; to the naval officer of the district of Ports. mouth, two hundred dollars ; to each of the naval officers of the distriots of Newbury port, Salem, Newport, Providence, Wilmington (in North-Carolina) and Savannah, the sum of one hundred and fifty dol. lars ; to each of the surveyor's of Salem, Portsmouth, Newburyport, Gloucester, Bristol, Warren, Last-Greenwich, North-Kingston, Saint Mary's, Suffolk, Smithfield, Richmond, Petersburgh, Fredericksburgh, Wilmington, Beaufort and Swansborough, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ; to each of the surveyors of Newport, Providence, Thomastown, Beverly, New-Haven, Middletown, Hartford, Saybrook, Albany, Hudson, Lewellensburgh, Portland, Pawkatuck, Patuxct, NewLondon, Stonington, Town-creek, Bermuda Hundred, West-Point, Urbanna, Port Royal, Alexandria, Windsor, Hartford, Plymouth, Skewarky, Murfreesborough, Bennet's Creek, Winton, Nixonton, Newbiggen-creek, Pasquotank river, Indian town, Currituck-Julet, Savannab, and New Brunswick (in New Jersey) the sum of one hundred and bfty dollars ; to each of the surveyors of such ports of delivery as may be hereafter estallished by the president of the united states, and for whom other anmüdi compensations are not hereby provided, a suin not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars. [Dee postea 51, 52.]
48. And it shall be the duty of the respective collectors, naval officers and surveyors, to keep accurate accounts of all fees and official emoluToents received by them, also, of all expenditures, particularizing their expenditures for rent, fuel, stationery and clerk-hire, and to transmit annually, within forty days after the last day of December, an account, as aforesaid, verified on oath or aflirmation, to the comptroller of the treasury, who sball, annually, lay an abstract of the same before congress; and if any collector, naval officer, or surveyor, shall omit or neg. lect to keep an account, as aforesaid, or to transmit the same, verified as aforesaid, he shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, for the use of the united states.
4). SECT. III. The compensations of the commissioned officers of the revenue cutters, shall be as follows, to wit : To a captain, or master, fifty doilars per month and the subsistence of a captain in the army of the uniied states ; to a first lieutenant or mate, thirty-five dollars per month ; to a second lieutenant or mate, thirty collars per sunta ; to a third lieutenant or mate, twenty-five dollars per inonin, and to every lieutenant or mate, the subsistence of a licutenant in the army of the united states ; and the pay of the non-commissioned olliCers, gunners and inariners employed in the saici cutters, shall from time to time be established and varied by tire president of the united States, not exceeding twenty dollars per month, with such rations as are or shall be allowed in the naval service of the uniied states.
50. Sect. IV. Whenever a collector shall die or resign, the com. missions to which he would have been entitled, on the receipt of all du. ties bonded by him, shall be equally divided between the collector resigning, or the legal representative of such deceased collector, and his successor in office, whose duty it shall be to collect the same, and for this purpose all the public or official books, papers and accounts of the collector resigning or deceased, shall be delivered over to such suc. cessor,