Εικόνες σελίδας
PDF
Ηλεκτρ. έκδοση

Tfhich, lie shall swear or affirm ; and shall also swear or affirm before the said collector or surveyor, that such goods, wares, or merchandise* of foreign growth or manufacture, were, to the best of his knowledge and belief, legally imported, and the duties thereupon, paid or secured; or if spirits distilled within the united states, that the duties thereupon, have been duly paid or secured; upon the performance of which, and not before, the said collector or surveyor shall certify the same on the said manifests; one of which lie shall return to the master, with u permit, thereto annexed, authorizing him to proceed to the port of his destination. And if any such ship or vessel shall depart from the port where she may then be, having distilled spirits, or goods, wares or merchandise, of foreign growth or manufacture on board, without the several things herein required, being complied with, the master thereof shall forfeit one hundred dollars; or if the lading be of goods* the growth or manufacture of the united states only, or if such ship or vessel have no cargo, and she depart, without the several things herein required, being complied with, the said master shall forfeit and pay fifty dollars.

45. Sect. XVII. The master or commander of every ship or vessel, licensed to carry on the coasting trade, arriving at any district of the united states, from any district, other than a district in the same, or an adjoining state on the sea coast, or on a navigable river, shall deliver to the collector residing at the port where she may arrive, if there be one, otherwise to the collector or surveyor in the district com* prehending such port, as the one, or the other, may reside nearest thereto, if the collector or surveyor reside at a distance hot exceeding five miles, within twenty-four hours, or if at a greater distance, within forty eight hours next after his arrival; and previous to the unlading any of the goods brought in such ship or vessel, the man-« , ifestof the cargo,(if there be any)certified by the collector or surveyor of the district from whence she last sailed, and shall make oath or af« firmation, before the said collector or surveyor, that there was not* when he sailed from the distridt where his manifest was certified, or has been since, or then is, any more, or other goods, wares or merchandise of foreign growth or manufacture, or distilled spirits (if there be any, other than sea-stores, on board such vessel) than is therein mentioned ; and if there be no such goods, he shall so swear or affirm ; and if there be no cargo on hoard, he shall produce the certificate of the collector or surveyor of] the district from whence she last sailed, as aforesaid, that such is the case: Whereupon such collector op surveyor shall grant a permit for unlading the whole, or part of such cargo (if there be any) within his district, as the master may request $ and where a part only of the goods, wares and merchandise, of foreign growth or manufacture, or of distilled spirits, brought in such ship or vessel, is intended to be landed, the said collector or surveyor, shall niake an endorsement of such part, on the back of the manifest, specifying tiic articles to be landed; and shall return such manifest to the master, endorsing also thereon, his permission for such ship or vessel, to proceed to the place of her destination ; and if the master of such ship or vessel shall neglect or refuse to deliver the manifest, (or if she has no cargo, the certificate) within the time herein directed, he shall.

[ocr errors]

forfeit one hundred dollars, and the goods, wares and merchandise of foreign growth or manufa61ure, or distilled spirits, found on board, or landed from such ship or vessel, not being certified, as is herein required, shall be forfeited, and if the same shall amount to the value of eight hundred dollars, such ship or vessel, with her tackle, apparel and furniture, shall be also forfeited.

46. Sect. XVIII. Nothing in this act contained shall be so constru* od, as to oblige the master or commander of any ship or vessel, licensed for carrying on the coasting trade, bound from a district in one state to a district in the same, or an adjoining state on the sea coast, or on a navigable river, having on board goods, wares or merchandise, of the growth, product or manufactures of the united states only (except distilled spirits) or distilled spirits, not more than five hundred gallons, wine in casks not more than two hundred and fifty gallons, or in bottles not more than one hundred dozens, sugar in casks or boxes not more than three thousand pounds, tea in chests or boxes not more than five hundred pounds, coffee in casks or bags not more than one thousand pounds, or foreign merchandise in packages as imported, of not more value than four hundred dollars, or goods, wares or merchandise, consisting of such enumerated or other articles of foreign growth or manufacture, or of both, whose aggregate value shall be not more than eight hundred dollars, to deliver a manifest thereof, or obtain a permit, previous to her departure, or on her arrival within such district, to make any report thereof; but such master shall be provided with 11 manifest, by him subscribed, of the lading, of what kind soever, which was on board such ship or vessel, at the time of his departure from the district from which she last sailed, and if the same, or any part of such lading consists of distilled spirits, or goods, wares or merchandise, of foreign growth or manufacture, with the marks and numbers of each cask, bag, box, chest or package, containing the same, with the name of the shipper and consignee of each ; which manifest stall be by him exhibited, for the inspection of any officer of the revenue, when, by such officer, thereunto required ; and shall also infoim such officer, from whence such ship or vessel last sailed, and how long she has been in port, when by him so interrogated. And if the master of such ship or vesseTshall not be provided, on his arrival within any such district, with a manifest, and exhibit the same, as is herein required, if.thc lading of such ship or vessel consist wholly of goods, the produce or manufacture of the united states (distilled spirits excepted) he shall forfeit twenty dollars, or if there be distilled spirits or goods, wares, or merchandise, of foreign growth or manufacture, on board, excepting what may be sufficient for sea stores, he shall forfeit forty dollars ; or if he shall refuse to answer the interrogatories truly, as is herein required, he shall forfeit the sum of one hundred dollars. And if any cf the goods laden on board such ship or vessel, shall be of foreign growth or manufacture, or of spirits distilled within the united states, so much of the same, as may be found on board such ship or vessel, and which shall not be included in the manifest exhibited by such muster, shall be forfeited.

47. -sf.ct. XIX. It Khali and may be lawful for the collector of the district, of Pennsylvania, to grant permits for the transportation of goods, wares or merchandise of foreign growth or manufacture, across the state of New-Jersey, to the district of New-York, or across the state of Delaware, to any district in the state of Maryland or Virginia; and for the collector of the district of New-York, to grant like permit! for the transportation across the state of New-Jersey ; and for the collector of any district of Maryland or Virginia, to grant like permits for the transportation across the state of Delaware, to the district of Pennsylvania: Provided, That every such permit shall express the name of tiie owner, or person sending such goods, and of the person or persons, to whom such goods shall be consigned, with the murks, numbers and description of the packages, whether bale, box, chest, or otherwise, and the kind of goods contained therein, and the date, when granted ; and the owner or person sending such goods, shall swear or affirm, that they were legally imported, and the duties thereupon paid or secured : And provided also, That the owner or consignee cf all such goods, wares and merchandise, shall,within twenty-four hours after the arrival thereof, at the place to which they were permitted to be transported, report the same, to the collector of the district where they shall so arrive, and shall deliver up the permit accompanying the same, and if the owner or consignee aforesaid, shall neglect or refuse to make due entry of such goods within the time, and in the manner, herein directed, all such goods, wares and merchandise shall be subject to forfeiture; and if the permit granted shall not be given up, within the time limited for making the said report, the person Op persons to whom, it was granted, neglecting or refusing to deliver it up, shall f-rieit fifty dollars* for every twenty-four hours it shall be withheld afterwards: Provided, That where the goods, wares and merchandise, to be transported in manner aforesaid, shall be of less value than eight hundred dollars, the said oath and permit shall not be deemed necessary, nor shall the owner or consignee be obliged to make report to the collector of the district where the said goods, wares and merchandise shall arrive.

43. Sf.ct. XX. When any ship or vessel of the united states, registered according to law, shall be employed in going from any one district in the united states, to any other district, such ship or vessel, and the master or commander thereof, with the goods she may have on board, previous to her departure from the district, where she may be, and also, upon her arrival in any other district, shall be subject (except as to the payment of fees) to the same regulations, provisions, penalties and forfeitures, and the like duties are imposed on like officers, as is provided by the sixteenth and seventeenth sections of this act, for ships or vessels licensed for carrying on the coasting trade: Provided however, That nothing herein contained, shall be construed to extend to registered ships or vessels of the united states, having on board goods, wares and merchandise of foreign growth or manufacture, brought into the united states in such ship or vessel from a foreign port, and on which the duties have not been paid or secured, according to law.

49. Sect. XXI. When any ship or vessel, licensed for earning on the fishery, shall be intended to touch and trade at any foreign port or place, it shall be the duty of the master, commander, or owner, to obtain permission for that purpose, from the collector of the district where such ship or vessel may be, previous to her departure, and the master or commander of every such ship or vessel, shall deliver like manifests, and make like entries, both of the ship or vessel, and of the goeds, wares, or merchandise on board, within the same time, and under the same penalty, as by the laws of the united states, are provided forsl.ips or vessels of the united states arriving from a foreign port. Aini if any ship or vessel, licensed for carrying on the fisheries, shall be found within three leagues of the coast, with goods, Mares, or merchandise of foreign growth or manufacture, exceeding the value of five hundred dollars, without having such permission, as is herein directed, such ship or vessel, together with the goods, wares, or merchandise ol foreign growth or manufacture imported therein, shall be subject to seizure and forfeiture.

50. Sect. XXII. The master or commander of every ship or vessel, employed in the transportation of goods from district to district, that shall put into a port, other than the one to which she was bound, shall, within twenty-four hours of his arrival, if there be an officer residing at such port, and she continue there so long, make report of his arrival, to such officer, with the name of the place he came from, and to which he is bound, with an account of his lading; and if the master of such ship or vessel shall neglect or refuse to do the same, he shall forfeit twenty dollars.

51. Sect. XXIII. If the master or commanderof any ship or vessel, employed in the transportation of goocis from district to cislric"!, having on board goods, wares, or merchandise of foreign growth or manufacture, or distilled spirits, shall, on his arrival at the port to which he was destined, have lost or mislaid the certified manifest of the same, or the permit which was given therefor, by the collector or surveyor of the district from whence he sailed, the collector of the district where he shall so arrive, shall take bond for the payment of the duties on such goods, wares and merchandise of foreign growth or manufacture, or distilled spirits, within six months, in the same manner, as though they were imported from a foreign country: Provided however, such bond shall be cancelled, if the said master shall deliver, or cause to be delivered to the collector taking such bond, and within the term therein limited for payment, a certificate from the collector or surveyor of the district, from whence he sailed, that such goods were legally exported in such ship or vessel, from such district.

52. Sect, XXIV. The master or commander of every foreign ship or vessel, bound from a district in the united states, to any other district within the same, shall, in all cases, previous to her departure from siuh district, deliver to the collector of such district, duplicate manifests of the lading on board such ship or vessel, if there be any, or if there be none, he shall declare that such is the case, and to the truth of such manifests or declaration, he shall swear or affirm, and also obtain a permit, from the said collector, authorizing him to proceed to the place of his destination. And the master or commander of every such ship op vessel, on his arrival within any district, from any other district, shall, in all cases, within forty-eight hours after his arrival, and previous to the unlading any goods from on board such ship or vessel, deliver to the collector of the district where he may have arrived, a manifest of the Roods laden on board such ship or vessel, if any there be, or if in ballast only, he shall so declare, and to the truth of which manifest or declaration, he shall swear or affirm; and also, that such manifest contains an account of all the roods, wares, and merchandise which were on board such ship or vessel, at the time, or have been, since her departure from the place, from whence she shall be reported last to have sailed; andhc shall also deliver to such collector the permit which was 5,'iven him from the collector of the district from whence he sailed. And if the master or commander of any such ship or vessel, shall neglect or refuse complying with any of the requirements herein made, he shall forfeit one hundred dollars: Provided always, That nothing herein contained shall he construed as affecting the payment of tonnage, or any other requirements which such ships or vessels are now subjeJt to by the present existing laws of the united states.

53. Sect. XXV. In every case, where the collector is, by this act, directed to grant any enrolment, license, certificate, permit, or other document, the naval officer residing at the.port (if there be one) shall si;;n the same, and every surveyor who shall certify a manifest, or grant a permit, or who shall receive any certified manifest, or a permit as is provided for in this act, shall make monthly returns thereof, or sooner, if it can conveniently be made, to the collector of the district where such surveyor may reside.

54. Sect. XXVI. Before any'ship or vessel, of the burthen of five tons, and less than twenty tons, shall he licensed, the same admeasurement shall be made of such ship or vessel, and the same provisions observed rotative thereto, as are to be observed in case of admeasuring ships or vosels to be registered or enrolled ; but in all cases, where such sliip or vessel, or any other licensed ship or vessel, shall have been once admeasured, it shall not be necessary to measure such ship or vessel anew, for the purpose of obtaining another enrolment or license, except such ship or vessel shall have undergone some alteration as to her burthen, subsequent lo the time of her former license. [See cntea'20.']

55. Sect. XXVII. It shall be lawful for any officer of the revenue, to go on board of any ship or vessel, whether she shall be within or without his district, and the same to inspect, search and examine, and if it shall appear, that any breach of the laws of the united states has been committed, whereby such ship or vessel, or the goods, wares and merchandise on board, or any part thereof, is, or are liable to forfeiture, to make seizure of the same.

56. Sect. XXVIII. In every case, where a forfeiture of any shipor vessel, or of any goods, wares or merchandise, shall accrue, it shall be the duty of the collector, or other proper officer, who shall give notice of the seizure of such ship or vessel, or of such goods, wares or merchandise, to insert in the same advertisement, the name or names, and

« ΠροηγούμενηΣυνέχεια »