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chandize of foreign growth or manufacture, * . 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 (hip or vessel, with, her tackle, apparel and furniture, shall be also forfeited.
Sec. 18. And be it further enacled, That no["sWmaste« tn*ngin tnis act contained shall be so construes vessels ed, as to oblige the master or commander of raptbfrom any ship or vessel, licenced for carrying on the delivering coasting trade, bound from a district in one manifests tQ a ^strict -m tfje same, or an adjoining
state on the sea-coast, or on a navigable river, having on board goods, wares or merchandize, of the growth, product or manusactures 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 merchandize in packages as imported, of not more value than four hundred dollars, roar goods, wares or merchandize, consisting of such enumerated or other articles of foreign growth or manusacture, or of both, whose aggregate value shall be not more than eight hundred dollars, to deliver a manifest thereof, orobtain a permit, previous to her departure, in others or on her arrival within such district", to make •imvirwibe any report thereof; but such master shall be whh'them. provided with a manifest, by him subscribed, ©f 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 (he last sailed, and if the same, or any part of such lading consists of distilled spirits, or goods, wares or merchandize, of foreign growth or manusacture, 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 lhall be by him exhibited, for the inspection of any officer of the revenue, when, by such officer, thereunto required; and shall also inform 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 Forse;ture the master of such ship or vessel shall not be on neglect provided, on his arrival within any such dis-thereoftrict, with a manifest, and exhibit the same, as is herein required, if the lading of such ship or vessel consist wholly of goods, the produce or manusacture of the United States (distilled spirits excepted) he shall forfeit twenty dollars, dr if there be distilled spirits or goods, wares, or merchandize, of foreign growth of manusacture, on board, excepting what may be sufficient for sea-stores, he shall forfeit forty dollars ; or if he (hall refuse to answer the interrogatories truly, as is herein required, he shall forfeit the sum of one hundred dollars. And if any of the goods laden on board such strip er vessel, shall be of foreign growth or manusacture, or of spirits distilled within the Uni* ted States, ib much of the same, as may be found on board such ship or vessel, and which shall not be included in the manisest exhibited by such master, shall be forfeited.
Sec. 19. And be it further enatted, That it j^Sfjf, shall and may be lawful for the collector of vamamay"' Vol. II. A 2
gram per- the district of Pennsylvania, to grant permits hansport-'-foE the transportation of goods, wares or ing fyrdgn merchandize of foreign growth or manucerttin'0 sacture, across the state of New-Jersey, to the statesi 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 permits for the transportation across the state of NewJersey ; 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 u«der what the name of the owner, or person sending ti*ns.a" such goods, and of the person or persons, to whom such goods shall be consigned, with the marks, numbers and description of the packages, whether bale, box, theft, 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 of all such goods, wares and merchandize, 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 merchandize mall be subject to forfeiture ; and if the permit granted fliall not be given up, within
the time limited for making the said report, the person or persons to whom it was granted, neglecting or refusing to deliver it up, (hall forfeit fifty dollars for every twenty-four hours it shall be withheld afterwards: Provided, That where the goods, wares and merchandize, to be transported in manner aforesaid, shall be of less value than eight hundred dollars, the said oath and permit (hall 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 merchandize . (hall arrive.
Sec. 20. And be it further enacled, That Registered when any ship or vessel of the United States, ^fcl,d*ro" registered according to law, shall be employ- going from ed in going from any one district in the Uni- jjf}^^ ted States, to any other district, such ship Or ject to revessel, and the master or commander thereof, ^jfJ^J" with the goods (he may have on board, previ- of this act. ous 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 licenced 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 merchandize of foreign, growth or manusacture, 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.
Sec. 21, And be it furtfar enacled, That 1
P«j7 ot ^ when any ship or vessel, licenced for carrying shtpfnc'ej.- on the fishery, shall be intended to touch and ccd for car- trade at any foreign port or place, it shall be the fishery- the duty of the master, commander, or own'•' •' er, 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 goods, wares, or merchandize oii board, within the same time, and under the fame penalty, as by the laws of the United States, are provided for ships or vessels of the United States arriving from a foreign port. And if any ship or vessel, licenced for carrying on the fisheries, shall be found within three leagues of the coast, with goods, wares, or merchandize of foreign growth or manusacture, 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 merchandize of foreign growth or manusacture imported therein, shall be subject to seizure and forfeiture.
of masters ^ec" 22" '^n(!^e %t furt^er enacted, That the w vessels master or commander of every ship or vessel, transport- employed in the transportation of goods from from dis- district to district, that shall put into a port, ^todis" 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.