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valorem, shall be levied, collected and paid on such valuation,
until the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and
twenty-nine, and from that time a duty of forty-five per centum
ad valorem.

Sixth. On all manufactures of wool, or of which wool shall be
a component part, except as aforesaid, the actual value of which
at the place whence imported, shall exceed four dollars the square
yard, there shall be levied, collected and paid, a duty of forty-five
per cent. ad valorem, until the thirtieth day of June, one thousand
eight hundred and twenty-nine, and from that time a duty of fifty
per centum ad valorem.

Seventh. On woollen blankets, hosiery, mits, gloves and bindings, thirty-five per cent. ad valorem. On clothing ready made, fifty per centum ad valorem.

Eighth. On Brussels, Turkey, and Wilton carpets and carpeting, seventy cents per square yard. On all Venetian and ingrain carpets or carpeting, forty cents per square yard. On all other kinds of carpets and carpetings of wool, flax, hemp or cotton, or parts of either, thirty-two cents per square yard. "On all patent printed or painted floor cloths, fifty cents per square yard. On oil cloth other than that usually denominated patent floor cloth, twenty-five cents per square yard. On furniture oil cloth, fifteen cents per square yard. On floor matting made of flags or other materials, fifteen cents per square yard.

§ 3. And be it further enacted, shat from and after the thir- After 30th tieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, June, 1828, there shall be levied, collected and paid on the importation of the

ties, &c. following articles, in lieu of the duty now imposed by law.

First. On unmanufactured hemp, forty-five dollars per ton, On unmanuuntil the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and factured twenty-nine, from which time, five dollars per ton in addition, per

hemp.
annum, until the duty shall amount to sixty dollars per ton. On
cotton bagging, four and a half cents per square yard, until the
thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-
nine, and afterwards a duty of five cents per square yard.

Second. On unmanufactured flax, thirty-five dollars per ton, On unmanu-
until the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and factured flax.
twenty-nine, from which time an additional duty of five dollars
per ton per annum, until the duty shall amount to sixty dollars

Third. On sail duck, nine cents per square yard; and in addi- On sail duck. tion thereto one half cent yearly, until the same shall amount to twelve and a half cents per square yard. Fourth. On molasses, ten cents per gallon.

On molasses. Fifth. On all imported distilled spirits, fifteen cents per gallon, On imported in addition to the duty now imposed by law.

distilled spi. Sixth. On all manufactures of silk, or of which silk shall be a

rits. component material, coming from beyond the Cape of Good Hope, On manufac.

tures of silk, a duty of thirty per centum ad valorem; the additional duty of &c. five per centum to take effect from and after the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine; and on all other manufactures of silk, or of which silk shall be a component material, twenty per centum ad valorem.

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per ton.

Vol. IV.

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On indigo On indigo, an additional duty of five cents the pound, from the

thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-
nine, until the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred
and thirty, and from that time an additional duty of ten cents
each year, until the whole duty shall amount to fifty cents per

pound.
After 30th $ 4. And be it further enacted, That from and after the thirtieth
June, 1828, day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, no
on any spirit drawback of duty shall be allowed on the exportation of any
distilled in spirit distilled in the United States from molasses; no drawback
the U.S. from shall be allowed on any quantity of sail-duck less than fifty bolts,
molasses, &c.

exported in one ship or vessel, at any one time. After 30th

5. And be it further enacted, That from and after the thirtieth June, 1828, day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, there on window glasses of cer

shall be levied, collected and paid, in lieu of the duties now imtain sizes. posed by law on window glass, of the sizes above ten inches by Proviso. fifteen inches, five dollars for one hundred square feet: Provided,

That all window glass imported in plates or sheets, uncut, shall
be chargeable with the same rate of duty. On vials and bottles,
not exceeding the capacity of six ounces each, one dollar and

seventy-five cents per gross. On imported

$ 6. And be it further enacted, fc. That from and after the roofing slates. thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty

eight, there shall be levied, collected and paid, in lieu of the duties
now imposed by law, on all imported roofing slates not exceed-
ing twelve inches in length by six inches in width, four dollars
per ton; on all such slates exceeding twelve, and not exceeding
fourteen inches in length, five dollars per ton; on all slates ex-
ceeding fourteen, and not exceeding sixteen inches in length, six
dollars per ton; on all slates exceeding sixteen inches and not
exceeding eighteen inches in length, seven dollars per ton; on all
slates exceeding eighteen and not exceeding twenty inches in
length, eight dollars per ton; on slates exceeding twenty inches
and not exceeding twenty-four inches in length, nine dollars per
ton; and on all slates exceeding twenty-four inches in length,
ten dollars per ton. And that in lieu of the present duties, there
be levied, collected and paid, a duty of thirty-three and a third

per centum, ad valorem, on all imported ciphering slates.
On cotton 7. And be it further enacted, That all cotton cloths whatso-

ever, or cloths of which cotton shall be a component material,
excepting nankeens imported direct from China, the original cost
of which at the place whence imported, with the addition of
twenty per cent if imported from the Cape of Good Hope, or from
any other place beyond it, and of ten per cent. if 'imported from
any other place, shall be less than thirty-five cents the square
yard, shall, with such addition, be taken and deemed to have cost
thirty-five cents the square yard, and charged with duty accord-

ingly.
Where ad va. 8. And be it further enacted, That in all cases where the duty
lorem duty, which now is, or hereafter may be imposed on any goods, wares
goods to be
appraised.

or merchandises imported into the United States, shall by law,
be regulated by, or be directed to be estimated or levied upon
the value of the square yard, or of any other quantity or parcel

cloths.

thereof; and in all cases where there is or shall be imposed any ad valorem rate of duty on any goods, wares or merchandises imported into the United States, it shall be the duty of the col. lector within whose district the same shall be imported or entered, to cause the actual value thereof at the time purchased, and place from which the same shall have been imported into the United States, to be appraised, estimated and ascertained, and the number of such yards, parcels or quantities, and such actual value of every of them as the case may require: And it shall in every such case, be the duty of the appraisers of the United States, and of every of them, and of every other person who shall act as such appraiser, by all the reasonable ways and means in his or their power, to ascertain, estimate and appraise the true and actual value, any invoice or affidavit thereto, to the contrary notwithstanding, of the said goods, wares and merchandise, at the time purchased, and place from whence the same shall have been imported into the United States, and the number of such yards, parcels or quantities, and such actual value of every of them as the case may require; and all such goods, wares and merchandises, being manufactures of wool, or whereof wool shall be a component part, which shall be imported into the United States in an unfinished condition, shall in every such appraisal, be taken, deemed and estimated by the said appraisers, and every of them, and every person who shall act as sứch appraisers, to have been, at the time purchased, and place from whence the same were imported into the United States, of as great actual value as if the same had been entirely finished. And to the value of the said goods, wares and merchandise so ascertained, there shall in all cases where the same are or shall be charged with an ad valorem duty, be added all charges except insurance, and also twenty per centum on the said actual value and charges, if imported from the Cape of Good Hope, or any place beyond the same, or from beyond Cape Horn; or ten per centum if from any other place or country; and the said ad valorem rates of duty shall be estimated on such aggregate amount, any thing in any act the contrary notwithstanding: Provided, That in all cases where any Proviso. goods, wares or merchandise subject to ad valorem duty, or whereon the duty is or shall be by law regulated by, or be directed to be estimated or levied upon the value of the square yard, or any other quantity or parcel thereof, shall have been imported into the United States from a country other than that in which the same were manufactured or produced, the appraisers shall value the same at the current value thereof at the time of purchase, before such last exportation to the United States, in the country where the same may have been originally manufactured or produced

§ 9. And be it further enacted, That in all cases where the Where value actual value to be appraised, estimated and ascertained as here- exceeds ininbefore stated, of any goods, wares or merchandise imported cent., duty of into the United States, and subject to any ad valorem duty, or fifty per cent. whereon the duty is regulated by, or directed to be imposed or levied on, the value of the square yard, or other parcel or quantity thereof, shall, by ten per centum exceed the invoice value thereof,

in addition to the duty imposed by law on the same, if they had been invoiced at their real value as aforesaid, there shall be levied and collected on the same goods, wares and merchandise, fifty

per centum of the duty so imposed on the same goods, wares and Proviso; merchandise, when fairly invoiced: Provided always, That noth

ing in this section contained shall be construed to impose the said last mentioned duty of fifty per centum for a variance between the bona fide invoice of goods produced in the manner specified in the proviso to the eighth section of this act, and the current value of the said merchandise in the country where the same may have been

originally manufactured or produced: And, further, That the penAct of 1823, alty of fifty per centum, imposed by the thirteenth section of the act, ch. 149, vol. entitled "An act supplementary to, and to amend the act, entitled 3, p. 1881.

• An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage, passed the second day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, and for other purposes," approved March first, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, shall not be deemed to apply or attach to any goods, wares, or merchandise, which shall be subject to the additional duty of fifty per centum,

as aforesaid, imposed by this section of this act. Duty of the § 10. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of secretary of the secretary of the treasury, under the direction of the President the treasury.

of the United States, from time to time, to establish such rules
and regulations, not inconsistent with the laws of the United
States, as the President of the United States shall think proper,
to secure a just, faithful, and impartial appraisal of all goods,
wares, and merchandise, as aforesaid, imported into the United
States, and just and proper entries of such actual value thereof,
and of the square yards, parcels, or other quantities thereof, as
the case may require, and of such actual value of every of them:
and it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to report
all such rules and regulations, with the reasons therefor, to the
then next session of Congress. [Approved, 19 May, 1828.]
CHAP. 57. An act for the punishment of contraventions of the fifth

article of the Treaty between the United States and Russia. Fines impos 1. Be it enacted, fc. That if any one, being a citizen of ed on selling the United States, or trading under their authority, shall, in conto the natives travention of the stipulations entered into by the United States west coast of with the Emperor of all the Russias, by the fifth article of the America, &c. treaty, signed at St. Petersburg, on the seventeenth day of April, spirituous

in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twentyliquors, &c

four, sell, or cause to be sold, to the natives of the country on the Northwest coast of America, or any of the islands adjacent thereto, any spirituous liquors, fire-arms, or other arms, powder or munitions of war of any kind, the person so offending shall be fined in a sum not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars, or imprisoned not less than thirty days, nor more than

six months. Jurisdiction $ 2. And be further enacted, That the Superior Courts in each where vested. of the territorial districts, and the Circuit Courts and other courts

of the United States, of similar jurisdiction in criminal causes, in each district of the United States, in which any offender against

this act shall be first apprehended or brought for trial, shall have,
and are hereby invested with, full power and authority to hear,
try and punish, all crimes, offences and misdemeanors, against
this act; such courts proceeding therein in the same manner as
if such crimes, offences and misdemeanors, had been committed
within the bounds of their respective districts. [Approved, 19
May, 1828.]
CHAP. 58. An act to authorise the President of the United States to

run and mark a line, dividing the Territory of Arkansas from the
State of Louisiana.

§ 1. Be it enacted, doc. That the President of the United The line diStates of America be, and he is hereby, authorised, in conjunc

viding the tion with the constituted authorities of the State of Louisiana, to Arkansas

territory of cause to be run, and distinctly marked, the line dividing the Ter- from the stato ritory of Arkansas from the State of Louisiana ; commencing on

of Louisiana

to be run. the right bank of the Mississippi river, at latitude thirty-three degrees North, and running due West on that parallel of latitude, to where a line running due North from latitude thirty-two degrees North, on the Sabine river, will intersect the same. And, Commisfor that purpose, he is hereby authorised, to appoint a commis- sioner to be sioner, or surveyor, or both, as in his opinion may be necessary: appointed. Provided, The compensation to be allowed to the person or per- Proviso. sons, so to be appointed by the President of the United States, shall not exceed in amount the compensation allowed by the Government of Louisiana to the person or persons appointed, on its part, for the same object.

§ 2. Be it further enacted, That the person or persons, so to Drafts, one to be appointed by the President of the United States, with such as be deposited have been or shall be appointed for the same purpose, on the part tary of state's of the state of Louisiana, after they, in conjunction, shall have office, and the run, and distinctly marked said line, shall make two fair drafts, other with the

thereof, both of which shall be certified by them, and Loslimon one of which shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State for the United States, and the other delivered to the Governor of Louisiana.

$ 3. And be it further enacted, That, for the purpose of carrying this act into execution, the sum of one thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved, 19 May, 1828.]

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An act concerning the Orphans' Court of Alexandria

county, in the District of Columbia. f 1. Be it enacted, 8.c. That in addition to the regular monthly Judge authosessions of the Orphans' Court of Alexandria county, in the district

rised to hold aforesaid, as now authorised by law, that the Judge of the afore- sions, said court be, and he is hereby, authorised and empowered, to hold extra sessions thereof, whenever the public interest may require it.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That in lieu of the per diem To receive a allowance of six dollars, as now established by law, that he be salary of $500 allowed a fixed salary of five hundred dollars per annum, payable

per annum.

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