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79. SECT. VIII. All the restrictions and regulations heretofore established by law, for regulating the execution of the duties enjoined upon the commissioners of the sinking fund, shall apply to and be in as full force for the execution of the analogous duties enjoined by this act, as if they were herein particularly repeated and re-enacted. Provided, however, That the particular annual account of all sales of stock, of loans, and of payments, by them made, shall, hereafter, be laid before congress on the first week of February, in each year; and so much of any former act as directed such account to be laid before congress within fourteen days after their meeting, is hereby repealed. [See
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Western Lands 53.]
1. SECT. I. Upon all ships or vessels which after the first day of September next, shall be entered in the united states, from any foreign port or place, there shall be paid the several and respective duties following, that is to say: On ships or vessels of the united states, at the rate of six cents per ton; on ships or vessels built within the united states after the twentieth day of July last, but belonging wholly or in part to subjects of foreign powers, at the rate of thirty cents per ton: On other ships or vessels at the rate of fifty cents per ton. [See Duties, collection of, 63, 64, 129.]
2. SECT. II. The aforesaid duty of six cents per ton, shall be also paid upon every ship or vessel of the united states which after the said first day of September next, shall be entered in a district in one state from a district in another state, other than an adjoining state on the sea coast or on a navigable river, having on board goods, wares, and merchandise taken in one state to be delivered in another state: Provided, That it shall not be paid on any ship or vessel having a license to trade between the different districts of the united states, or to carry on the bank or vhale fisheries whilst employed therein, more than once a year.
SECT. III. Upon every ship or vessel not of the united states, which after the said first day of September next, shall be entered in one district from another district, having on board goods, wares and merchandise taken in, in one district to be delivered in another district, there shall be paid at the rate of fifty cents per ton.
ACT of April 6, 1802. (Vol. VI. p. 58.)
3. SECT. I. From and after the thirtieth day of June next, the internal duties on stills and domestic distilled spirits, on refined sugars, licenses to retailers, sales at auction, carriages for the conveyance of persons, and stamped vellum, parchment and paper, shall be discontinued, and all acts and parts of acts relative thereto shall, from and after the said thirtieth day of June next, be repealed: Provided, That for the recovery and receipt of such duties as shall have accrued, and on the day aforesaid remain outstanding, and for the payment of drawbacks or allowances on the exportation of any of the said spirits or sugars legally entitled thereto, and for the recovery and distribution of fines, penalties, and forfeitures, and the remission thereof, which shall have been incurred before and on the said day, the provisions of the aforesaid act shall remain in full force and virtue.
4. SECT. II. The office of superintendent of stamps shall cease and be discontinued from and after the thirtieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and two; after which day the commissioner of the revenue shall perform all the duties by law enjoined on the said superintendent of stamps, which may be required in pursuance of this act: The office of collectors of the internal duties shall continue in each collection district, respectively, until the collection of the duties above mentioned shall have been completed in such district, and no longer, unless sooner discontinued by the president of the united states, who shall be and hereby is empowered, whenever the collection of the said duties shall have been so far completed in any district as to render, in his opinion, that measure expedient, to discontinue any of the said collectors, and to unite into one collection district any two or more collection districts, lying and being in the same state: The of fice of supervisor shall continue in each state or district, respectively, until the collection of the duties above mentioned, together with the collection of the direct tax, shall have been completed in such state or district, and no longer; unless sooner discontinued by the president of the united states, who shall be and hereby is empowered, whenever the collection of the said duties and tax shall have been so far completed in any state or district, as in his opinion, to render that measure expedi ent, to discontinue any of the said offices; in which case the collectors thereafter employed in the collection of the said duties and tax in such state or district shall be appointed and removable by the president alone, and shall be immediately accountable to the officers of the treasury department, under such regulations as may be established by the secretary of the treasury: For the promoting of the collection of any of the above mentioned duties or tax which may be outstanding after the said thirtieth day of June next, the president of the united states shall be, and he hereby is empowered at any time thereafter, to make such allowance as he may think proper, in addition to that now allowed by law to any of the collectors of the said duties and tax, and the same from time to time to vary: Provided, That such additional allowance shall, in no instance, exceed, in the aggregate, five per cent,
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of the gross amount of the duties and tax, outstanding on that day: And the office of commissioner of the revenue shall cease and be discontinued whenever the collection of the duties and tax above mentioned shall be completed, unless sooner discontinued by the president of the united states, who shall be, and hereby is empowered, whenever the collection of the said duties and tax shall have been so far completed as, in his opinion, to render that measure expedient, to discontinue the said office, in which case the immediate superintendence of the collection of such parts of the said duties and taxes as may then remain outstanding, shall be placed in such officer of the treasury department as the secretary, for the time being, may designate: Provided, however, That all bonds, notes or other instruments which have been charged with the payment of a duty, and which shall, at any time prior to the said thirtieth day of June, have been written or printed upon vellum, parchment or paper, not stamped or marked according to law, or upon vellum, parchment or paper stamped or marked at a lower rate of duty than is, by law, required for such bond, note or other instrument, may be presented to any collector of the customs within the state; and where there is no such collector, to the marshal of the district, whose duty it shall be, upon the payment of the duty with which such instrument was chargeable, together with the additional sum of ten dollars, for which duty and additional sum, the said collector or marshal shall be accountable to the treasury of the united states, to endorse upon some part of such instrument his receipt for the same; and thereupon, the said bond, note or other instrument shall be, to all intents and purposes, as valid and available to the person holding the same as if it had been or were stamped, counter-stamped, or marked as by law required; any thing in any act to the contrary, notwithstanding.
5. SECT. III. Owners of stills, whose licenses to distil shall not have expired on the thirtieth day of June next, shall, at their option, pay either the whole duty which would have accrued on their stills on account of such licenses, or the duty which would have accrued on said stills, on the day aforesaid, if they had taken licenses ending on that day: Owners of snuff-mills, whose licenses had not expired on the first day of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, shall be allowed a deduction from the duties incurred on the same, proportionate to the time thus remaining unexpired on such licenses; The several banks, which may have agreed to pay the annual composition of one per cent. on their dividends, in lieu of the stamp duty on the notes issued by them, shall pay only at the rate of one per cent. per annum, on such dividends, to the thirtieth day of June next: Retailers of wines and spirits, who may take licenses after the passing of this act, shall pay for such licenses only in proportion to the time which may intervene between the obtaining of such licenses and the thirtieth day of June next: And the owners of carriages for the conveyance of persons, who may enter the same after the passing of this act, and before the thirtieth day of June, next, shall pay the duty for the same only to the said thirtieth day of June.
6. SECT. IV. The supervisor of the north west district shall, in addition to the same commissions on the product of all the internal duties collected in his district, as heretofore have been allowedto the supervisor
of Ohio, be allowed an annual salary of five hundred dollars, and at the rate of three hundred dollars per annum, for clerk hire.
7. SECT. V. The following extra allowances for clerk hire, shall be made for one year, to the supervisors of the following districts, as a full compensation for the additional duties arising from the settlement of accounts of certain inspectors of the internal revenues, whose offices have been suppressed by the president of the united states, that is to say, to each of the supervisors of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North-Carolina and South-Carolina, the sum of eight hundred dollars, and to the supervisor of Virginia, the sum of five hundred dollars.
8. SECT. VI. So much of any act, as directs an annual entry of stills to be made, shall be, and the same hereby is repealed.
9. SECT. VII. The certificates accompanying foreign distilled spirits, wines and teas, which are now furnished by the supervisors to the inspectors of the ports shall, from and after the aforesaid thirtieth day of June, be furnished by such collectors of the customs, as may be desig nated by the secretary of the treasury. And it shall be the duty of the inspectors to account with such collectors, for the application of such certificates, in like manner, and under the same regulations, as heretofore they have accounted with the supervisors. (See Duties, collection of, 42.]
10. SECT. VIII. For preparing and issuing the certificates the collectors performing that duty, shall be entitled to, and receive the same compensation as heretofore has been allowed to the supervisors, respectively.
11. SECT. IX. All persons who shall, on or after the thirtieth day of June next, have any blank vellum, parchment or paper, which has been stamped by the superintendent of stamps and counter-stamped by the commissioner of the revenue, and on which a duty has been paid to the use of government, shall be entitled to receive from such collector or collectors of the customs, or other revenue officer in the respective states or districts as may be designated for that purpose by the secre tary of the treasury, the value of the said stamps, after deducting, in all cases, seven and an half per cent. and the said officers are hereby authorized to pay the same: Provided, The said blank vellum, parchment or paper, be presented within four months after the thirtieth day of June next. [See Debts 1. Duties, collection of. Fisheries.]
LIST OF DUTI E S.
Payable by law on all goods, wares and merchandise, imported into the united states, in American ships or vessels.
N. B. If imported in foreign ships or vessels, an addition is made of 10 per centum to the amount of duties. [See acts, vol. I. p. 247, 299. Vol. II. p. 68. Vol. III. p. 93, 107, 154, 204, 397. Vol. IV. p. 37, 279. Vol. V. p. 144, 201.]
Thefe duties are to continue to be collected and paid until the debts of the united states for which they are pledged and appropriated, fhall be fully dif charged.
* See Duties, collection of, 75.