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TREASURY DEPARTMENT, Document No. 929, 2d ed.

Secrelary.

CONTENTS.

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Invoices.........

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Consular Verifications and Certifications of Invoices ......

Consigned Merchandise..

Appraisement........

Reappraisements .........

Final Assessment and Collection of Duties.......

Protests and Appeals.

Suits against Collectors ...

Bills of Particulars......

Restriction against Suits........

Appropriations for the Refunding of Duties Illegally Exacted..

Special Agents of the Treasury....

Duties on Coverings

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Duties on Articles sent hither in the Mail-Bags, including Books.....

Reform in Methods of Customs Administration .....

Duties on Passengers' Baggage. ........

New Amendments of the Law of 1883...........

Suits for Value......

The Recasting of all our Customs Collection Laws........

Report of Mr. Fairchild, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.....

Appendix-

A.-Customs Administration—The Morrison and Randall bills......

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B.-Merchandise Requiring Consular Certificates.....

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C.-Refund of Duties made in Fiscal Year 1885–'86.....

D.—Taxes Collected from Imports...........

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E.- Appeals from Collectors' Decisions and Refunds by the Department;

Proposed Amendments to Law of 1883....

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F.-Schedule of Suits begun in 1885-86 against the Collector of Customs at

New York, and Trials thereof by Jury.

G.-Duties on Coverings........

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H.-Administration of the Customs Laws at the four large. Seaports in

1885–'86, (Boston, 144; New York, 171 ; Philadelphia, 228 ; Balti-

more, 246)..........

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I.-Administration of the Customs Laws at Ports of New York, Boston,

Philadelphia in 1885–86..........

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J.-Levy of Duties on Articles Coming in Mail-Bags.......

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