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Districts and harbors and inlets, comprehended between Jordan's Point and the highports in Virgi- est tide water on James and Appamattox rivers. To the district of York

town shall be annexed West Point and Cumberland as ports of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Yorktown, which shall be the sole port of entry; also a surveyor for the two ports of delivery, to reside at West Point; and the authority of the officers of the said district shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors and inlets, comprehended between the point forming the south shore of the mouth of Rappahannock river, and the point forming the south shore of the mouth of York river, and thence up the said river to West Point, and thence up Pamunkey and Mattapony rivers to the highest navigable waters thereof. To the district of Tappahannock shall be annexed Urbanna, Port Royal and Fredericksburg (including Falmouth) as ports of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Tappahannock, which shall be the sole port of entry; also a surveyor for each of the ports of Urbanna, Port Royal, and Fredericksburg; and the authority of the officers of the said district shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors and inlets, comprehended between Smith's Point, at the mouth of Potomac river, and the point forming the south shore of the mouth of Rappahannock river, and thence up the last mentioned river to the highest tide water thereof. The district of Yeocomico river including Kinsale, shall extend from Smith's Point on the south side of Potomac river, to Boyd's Hole on the same river, including all the waters, shores, bays, rivers, creeks, harbors and inlets along the south shore of Potomac river to Boyd's Hole aforesaid ; and Yeocomico including Kinsale, shall be the sole port of entry; and a collector shall be appointed to reside on Yeocomico river. The district of Dumfries including Newport, shall extend from Boyd's Hole to Cockpit Point on the south side of Potomac river; and a collector shall be appointed, to reside at Dumfries, which shall be the sole port of entry; and the authority of the officers of this district shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors and inlets comprehended between Boyd's Hole and Cockpit Point aforesaid. For the district of Alexandria shall be appointed a collector and surveyor, to reside at Alexandria, which shall be the sole port of entry; and the authority of the officers of the said district shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors and inlets on the south side of the river Potomac, from the last mentioned Cockpit Point to the highest tide water of the said river. For the district of Foley Landing shall be appointed a collector, who shall reside at Accomack Court House, and whose authority shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors and inlets of the county of Accomack. For the district of Cherrystone shall be appointed a collector, to reside at Cherrystone, whose authority shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors and inlets comprehended within Northampton county. For the district of South Quay a collector shall be appointed, to reside thereat, whose authority shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors and inlets in that part of Virginia, comprehended within the limits of the said state. For the district of Louisville a collector shall be appointed, to reside thereat, whose authority shall extend over all the waters, shores and inlets included between the rapids and the mouth of

the Ohio river on the south side thereof. Districts and In the state of North Carolina shall be five districts: one to be called ports in North the district of Wilmington, and to comprehend all the waters, shores,

bays, harbors, creeks and inlets, from Little River inlet, inclusive, to New River inlet, inclusive; another to be called the district of Newbern, and to comprehend all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, creeks and inlets, from New River inlet, exclusive, to Ocracoke inlet, inclusive together with that part of Pampticoe sound which lies southward and westward of the shoal projecting from the mouth of Pampticoe river

towards the Royal Shoal, and southward of the said Royal Shoal. An Districts and other to be called the district of Washington, and to comprehend all ports in North

. that part of Pampticoe sound not included in the district of Newbern, as far north as the Marshes. Another to be called the district of Edenton, and to comprehend all the waters, bays, harbors, creeks and inlets, from the Marshes, inclusive, northward and westward, except those included in the district of Cambden. The other to be called the district of Cambden, and to comprehend North River, Pasquotank and Little Rivers, and all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, creeks and inlets, from the junction of Currituck and Albemarle sounds to the north extremity of Back Bay. That in the district of Wilmington, the town of Wilmington shall be a port of entry and delivery, and there shall be a collector, naval officer and surveyor, to reside at the said town of Wilmington. That in the district of Newbern, the town of Newbern shall be a port of entry and delivery, and the towns of Beaufort and Swansborough shall be ports of delivery only, and there shall be a collector to reside at Newbern, and a surveyor to reside at Beaufort, and one at Swansborough. That in the district of Washington, the town of Washington shall be the sole port of entry and delivery, and there shall be a collector to reside within the same. That in the district of Edenton, the town of Edenton shall be a port of entry and delivery, and Hertford, Murfreesborough, Princeton, Winton, Bennet's Creek, Plymouth, Windsor and Skewarkey, ports of delivery; and there shall be a collector to reside at the town of Edenton, and a surveyor at each of the ports of Hertford, Winton, Bennet's Creek, Plymouth, Windsor and Skewarkey; and one at Murfreesborough, for said port and for Princeton. That all ships or vessels intending to proceed to Plymouth, Windsor, Skewarkey, Winton, Bennet's Creek bridge, Murfreesborough, or Princeton, shall first come to and enter at the port of Edenton. That in the district of Cambden, Plankbridge on Sawyer's Creek, shall be the port of entry and delivery, and Nixonton, Indiantown, Newbiggin Creek, Currituck inlet, Pasquotank River bridge, ports of delivery; and there shall be a collector at Plankbridge on Sawyer's Creek, and a surveyor at each of the ports of Nixonton, Indiantown, Currituck inlet, Pasquotank River bridge, and Newbiggin Creek; and that the authority of the officers of each district shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, creeks and inlets comprehended within such district. Provided, That any vessels coming in at Ocracoke inlet, that may be under the necessity of employing lighters before they pass the Royal Shoal, may be at liberty to enter at any port of entry connected with the waters of said inlet, to which such vessels are bound. And that any vessel coming in at the said inlet in ballast, with the purpose of loading without the Royal Shoal, shall be at liberty to enter at any port of entry connected with the waters of the said inlet.

In the state of South Carolina shall be three districts, to wit: George Districts and town, Charleston, and Beaufort, each of which shall be a port of entry. ports in South

. The district of Georgetown shall include the shores, inlets and rivers, from the boundary of North Carolina to the point of Cape Romain. The district of Charleston shall include all the shores, inlets and rivers, from Cape Romain to Combahee river inclusive: and the district of Beaufort shall include the shores, inlets and rivers, from Combahee river to Back river in Georgia, comprehending also the shores, inlets and harbors formed by the different bars and sea islands lying within each district respectively. At the port of Charleston shall be a collector, naval officer and surveyor ; and a collector at each of the other ports.

In the state of Georgia shall be four districts, to wit: Savannah, Sun Districts and bury, Brunswick, and Saint Mary's, each of which shall be a port of ports in Georgia. entry. The district of Savannah shall include Savannah river, and all the waters, shores, harbors, rivers, creeks, bays, and inlets, from the said

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river to the north point of Ossabaw island, and Great Ogeeche rivers, inclusive; and a naval officer, collector and surveyor shall be appointed for the said district, to reside at Savannah. The district of Sunbury shall comprehend all the waters, shores, harbors, rivers, creeks, bays and inlets, south of the north point of Ossabaw island and Great Ogeeche river, exclusive; and north of the south point of Sapelo island, inclusive, and a collector for the said district shall be appointed, to reside at Sunbury. The district of Brunswick shall comprehend all the waters, shores, harbors, rivers, creeks, bays and inlets, from the south point of Sapelo island, exclusive, to the south point of Jekyl island, inclusive: Frederica shall be a port of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Brunswick. The district of Saint Mary's shall comprehend all the waters, shores, harbors, rivers, creeks, bays, and inlets, from the south point of Jekyl island, exclusive, to Saint Mary's river, inclusive; and a collector for the said district shall be appointed, to reside at Saint Mary's: and in each of the said districts it shall be lawful for the collector to grant a permit to unlade at any port or place within the district, and to appoint or put on board any ship or vessel for which a permit is granted, one or more searchers or inspectors as may be necessary for the security of the revenue.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful to make entry of any ship or vessel which shall arrive from any foreign port or place within the United States, or of the cargo on board such ship or vessel, elsewhere than at one of the ports of entry herein before established, nor to unlade the said cargo, or any part thereof, elsewhere

than at one of the ports of delivery herein established: Provided always, Ports of entry. That every port of entry shall be also a port of delivery: And provided delivery. Ports further, That none but ships or vessels of the United States shall be of delivery to admitted to unlade at any other than the ports following—to wit: Portswhich foreign mouth, in the state of New Hampshire : Portland and Falmouth, New vessels are re- Bedford, Dighton, Salem and Beverly, Gloucester, Newburyport, Mar

blehead, Sherburne, Boston and Charlestown, Plymouth, Bath, Frenchman's Bay, Wiscasset, Machias, and Penobscot, in the state of Massachusetts : Newport and Providence, in the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: New London and New Haven, in the state of Connecticut: New York, in the state of New York: Perth Amboy, and Burlington, in the state of New Jersey: Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania : Wilmington, New Castle and Port Penn, in the state of Delaware: Baltimore, Annapolis, Vienna, Oxford, Georgetown on Potomac, Chestertown, Town Creek, Nottingham, Cedar Point, Digges's Landing, Snowhill, and Carrolsburgh, in the state of Maryland: Alexandria, Kinsale, Newport, Tappahannock, Port Royal, Fredericksburg, Urbanna, Yorktown, West Point, Hampton, Bermuda Hundred, City Point, Rocket's Landing, Norfolk, and Portsmouth, in the state of Virginia: Wilmington, Newbern, Washington, Edenton, and Plankbridge, in the state of North Carolina : Charleston, Georgetown, and Beaufort, in the state of South Carolina : and in either of the districts of Savannah, Sunbury, Brunswick, Frederica, and Saint Mary's, in the state of

Georgia: or to make entry in any other district than in one in which Ports of entry they shall be so admitted to unlade: And provided lastly, That no ship to which vessels or vessel arriving from the Cape of Good Hope, or from any place bethe Cape of yond the same, shall be admitted to make entry at any other than the G. Hope or be- ports following—to wit: Portsmouth, in the state of New Hampshire: yond it are re. Boston and Charlestown, Newburyport, Salem and Beverly, Gloucester, stricted.

Portland and Falmouth, in the state of Massachusetts: Newport, and
Providence, in the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations :
New London, and New Haven, in the state of Connecticut: New York,
in the state of New York : Perth Amboy, in the state of New Jersey:
Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania: Wilmington, in the state of

Delaware: Baltimore, Annapolis, and Georgetown, in the state of Maryland : Alexandria, Norfolk and Portsmouth, in the state of Virginia : Wilmington, Newbern, Washington, and Edenton, in the state of North Carolina: Charleston, Georgetown, and Beaufort, in the state of South Carolina : and Sunbury, and Savannah, in the state of Georgia: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall prevent the master or commander of any ship or vessel, from making entry with the collector of any district in which such ship or vessel may be owned, or from which she may have sailed on the voyage from which she shall then have returned.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the master or commander of every ship or vessel bound to a port of delivery only, in any of the following districts—to wit: Portland and Falmouth, Bath, Newbury Ports of de port, New London, (except the port of Stonington, in the said district) livery to which Norfolk and Portsmouth, Bermuda Hundred and City Point, Yorktown, shall first come or Tappahannock, (except the port of Urbanna, in the said district) and to at the port of Edenton, shall first come to at the port of entry of such district, with entry. his ship or vessel, and there make report or entry, and pay, or secure to be paid, all legal duties, port fees and charges in manner by this act provided, before such ship or vessel shall proceed to her port of delivery; and that any ship or vessel bound to a port of delivery in any district other than those above mentioned, or to either of the ports of Stonington or Urbanna, may first proceed to her port of delivery, and afterwards make report or entry within the time by this act limited.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the master or commander of Districts to every ship or vessel, if bound to the district of Nottingham, shall, before which

bound shall not he pass by the port of Town Creek, and immediately after his arrival, pass certain deposit with the surveyor of the said port, a true manifest of the cargo ports without on board such ship or vessel : if bound to the district of Tappahannock, delivering a shall, before he pass by the port of Urbanna, and immediately after his arrival, deposit with the surveyor for that port a like manifest: if bound to the district of Bermuda Hundred or City Point, shall, before he pass by Elizabeth River, and immediately after his arrival, deposit with the collector of the port of Norfolk and Portsmouth, or with the collector of the port of Hampton, a like manifest: and if bound to the district of South Quay, shall

, before he pass by the port of Edenton, and immediately after his arrival, deposit with the collector of the port of Edenton, a like manifest. And the said surveyors and collectors respectively, shall, after registering the manifest, transmit the same, duly certified to have been so deposited, to the officer with whom the entries are to be made. And if the master or commander of any ship or ves Penalty for sel shall neglect or omit to deposit a manifest in manner aforesaid, and neglecting to

deposit mani. as the case shall require, he shall forfeit and pay five hundred dollars, to fest. be recovered with costs of suit, one half to the use of the officer with whom such manifest ought to have been deposited, and the other half to the use of the collector of the district to which the said ship or vessel may be bound: Provided, That if manifests shall have been in either of the said cases previously delivered to any officer of the customs, pursuant to the provision herein after to be made in that behalf, the depositing of a manifest as aforesaid shall not be necessary : And provided also, That no master of any ship or vessel which was absent from the United States on the first day of May last, and which hath not since returned within the same, or of any ship or vessel not owned wholly or in part by a citizen or inhabitant of the United States, shall incur the said penalty, if he shall make oath or affirmation that he had no knowledge of or information concerning the regulation herein contained, unless it can be otherwise proved that he had such knowledge or information.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all officers and persons to be appointed pursuant to this act, before they enter upon the duties of their

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Officers to be respective offices, shall severally take an oath diligently and faithfully to appointed in

execute the duties of their said offices respectively, and to use their best pursuance of this act to take endeavours to prevent and detect frauds in relation to the duties imposan oath ;

ed by the laws of the United States; which oath, if taken by a collector, may be taken before any magistrate authorized to administer oaths within the district to which he belongs; but if taken by another, shall be taken before the collector of his district, and being certified under the hand and seal of the person by whom the same shall have been administered,

shall, within three months thereafter be transmitted to the comptroller penalty in de- of the treasury; in default of taking which oath, the party failing shall fault thereof.

forfeit and pay two hundred dollars, to be recovered with costs of suit,

in any court of competent jurisdiction, to the use of the United States. Duties of the Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the several officers of the collector,

customs shall respectively perform the duties following—to wit: At such of the ports to which there shall be appointed a collector, naval officer and surveyor, the collector shall receive all reports, manifests and documents, to be made or exhibited on the entry of any ship or vessel, according to the regulations of this act; shall record in books to be kept for that purpose, all such manifests; shall receive the entries of all ships and vessels, and of the goods, wares and merchandise imported in them; shall, together with the naval officer, where there is one, or alone where there is none, estimate the amount of the duties payable thereupon, endorsing the said amount upon the respective entries; shall receive all monies paid for duties, and take all bonds for securing the payment thereof; shall grant all permits for the unlading and delivery of goods; shall employ proper persons as weighers, gaugers, measurers and inspectors at the several ports within his district; and shall provide at the public expense, and with the approbation of the principal officer of

the treasury department, store-houses for the safe keeping of goods, and naval officer, such scales, weights and measures as may be necessary. The naval

officers shall receive copies of all manifests; shall, together with the collector, estimate the duties on all goods, wares and merchandise subject to duty, keeping a separate record thereof; and shall countersign

all permits, clearances, certificates and debentures to be granted by the surveyor. collector. The surveyor shall superintend and direct all inspectors,

weighers, measurers and gaugers, within his district; shall visit and inspect the ships or vessels which arrive within his district, and shall have power to put on board each of them one or more inspectors: shall ascertain the proofs of distilled spirits, rating those which shall be of the proof of twenty-four degrees as of Jamaica proof; and shall examine whether the goods imported in any ship or vessel, and the deliveries thereof, are conformable to the entries of such goods and the permits

for landing the same; and the said surveyor shall in all cases be subject Further duties to the control of the collector. And at such ports to which a collector of surveyor and and surveyor only are assigned, the said collector shall solely execute collector.

all the duties in which the co-operation of the naval officer is requisite at the ports where a naval officer shall be appointed, which he shall also do in case of the disability or death of the naval officer. And at the ports to which a collector only is assigned, such collector shall solely execute all the duties in which the co-operation of the naval officer is requisite as aforesaid: and shall also, as far as may be, perform all the duties prescribed to surveyors at the ports where such officers are established. And at ports to which surveyors only are assigned, every such surveyor shall perform all the duties herein before enjoined upon surveyors; and shall also receive and record the copies of all manifests which shall be transmitted to him by the collector; shall record all permits granted by such collector, distinguishing the gauge, weight, measure and quality of the goods specified therein: and shall take care that no goods be unladen or delivered from any ship or vessel without a pro

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