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ACT of March 2, 1709. (Vol. IV. p. 279.)

1. Skct. 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 Exeter, ports of delivery only; but all ships or vessels, bound to or from eithcrof 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 ©fixers of the said district shall, for the purposes of this act, extend to the northern boundary line of the said state ofNewHnmpshire, adjoining to the British colony of Lower Canada. [See postea 119.]

2. Sfct. 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 Charlestown, as one; Plymouth, Barnstable, Nantucket, Edgartown, NewBedford, Dighton, \'ork, Biddeiord 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 towni or landing places of Almsbury, Salisbury, Haverhill and Newbury, which shall he ports of delivery only ; and a collector, naval officer, and surveyor for the district shall be appointed, to reside ut Newburyport.

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 Doners, as a port of delivery only; and a collector, naval officer and surveyor, for the district, slvaii be appointed, to reside at balem, and a surveyor, to reside at the town of Beverly.

To the district of Marblehead shall be annexed the town of Lynn, as a port of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Marble:ic.;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 postsa 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. I he district of Newport skull comprehend all the waters, shoves, bays, harbors, creeks, wul inlets, from the west line of the said state, along the sea coast; and northward, up the Narraijanset bar, as far as the most southerly part of Warwick Neck, and from thence nearly a north east corns.-, to the scutli end of Rumstick Point, at high water mark, and shall include the several towns, harbors, and landing- places at Westerly, Charleston, South Kingston, NorthKugston, ,iast Greenwich, and all that part of Warwick southward of Warwick Neck, and also the towns, harbors, and landing places of Barria;jton, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little-Compton, ana all the towns, harbors, and landing places of the island of khoue-Island, Jaraes-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, tays, harbors, creeks and inlets, within the state of Rhode-Island, northward of a line running nearly a north east course from the south end of Warwick Neck to tiie south end of Rumstick Point at high waUr mark, including only the waters bounded by the east and west s sores of said Rumstick Point and Warwick Neck, leading up the bay of the part of Providence. The town of Newport shall be the sole port of entry in the said district of Newport; and a collector, naval <.:u:^r and surveyor for tiie district shall be appointed, to reside at the s.;ivIlo\in of Newport: And North Kingston, East Greenwich, Barniijrton, Warren, Bristol and Puwcatuck river in Westerly, shall be P-Tta of delivery only; and a, surveyor shall be appointee!, to reside at din of the ports of North Kingston, East Greenwich, Warren, Bristol 2"'l Fawcatuck river; and the surveyor to reside at Warren shall be swvejor for the port of Barrington. The town of Providence shall be ■i'e sole port of entry, in the said district of Providence; and Fatuxet lathe same district shall he a port of delivery only; and a collector, •i"ul officer and surveyor fihall be appointed, to reside at Providence; ad a surveyor shall be appointed, to reside at Patuxet. [See posVu-lia.]

4. Sect. IV. Tnthe state of Connecticut there shall be four districts, J wit; New-London, New-Haven, Fairfield and Middletown. The ■Uriel of New-London s!iall extend from tiie east line of the said state 'f Connecticut to the east line of the town of Lyme, and shall include us several towns or landing places of Norwich, Stoningtou and Groton, •i ports of delivery only ; and New-London to be the sole pert of env;and acollecior and surveyor for the distrid shall be appointed, to tside at New-London ; and a surveyor, to reside at Stonin^ton.

The district of New-Haven shall extend from the west line of the :<trit of New-London, westerly to Oufatumnick river, to which shall t annexed the several towns, or landing places of Guildford, Branford, lilford and Derby, as ports of delivery only; and New-ilaven shall be the sole port of entry ; and a collector and surveyor for the district shall he appointed, to reside at New-Haven.

'Die district of Fairfield shall include all the ports and places in the said state of Connecticut west of the district of New-Haven, to which shall be annexed the several towns or landing places of Norwalk, Stratford, Stamford and Greenwich, as ports of delivery only ; Fairfield shall be the sole port of entry ; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Fairfield.

The district of Middletown shall include the several towns and landing places of Lyme, Saybrook, Killingsworth, Haddani, East Haddam, Middletown, Chatham, Weathersfield, Glastenbury, Hartford, FastHartford, Windsor and East Windsor, of which Middletown 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 be appointed, to reside at Hartford, and another to reside at Saybrook. [See postea 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 Hudson, 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 pond 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 landding places of'New Windsor, Newburgh, Poughkecpsie, Esopus, Kin(leruook and Albany, as ports of delivery only ; and a collector, naval officer and surveyor for the district shall be appointed, to reside at New -York, which shi.ll be the sole port of entry for the district; and a surveyor, at the city 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 olhe.1 place in the said district as he shall appoint.

The district of Hudson shall include all the 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 of Champlain shall include all such shores and waters of lake Champlain, a.;d the rivers connected therewith, as lie within the said state of New-Vork ; and the said district shall extend westwartily along the northern boundary line of the said state, unto the place w here said line is bounded by the river St. Laurence ; and the president of the united statca is hereby authorized to .appoint such place within the said district to be a port of entry and delivery, as he shall judge expedient; and a collector shall be appointed, to reside at the port of entry which may be ca'uiolished wiUiia vhi: said district; and tins president, a

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