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having jurisdiction of the port or place. And in case of the master's of the Act of refusal, the said consul or vice-consul may (if the laws of the land per- Feb. 28, 1803. mit it) cause his ship, goods and person to be arrested and held until he shall comply with his duty herein.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the specification of certain Powers de powers and duties, in this act, to be exercised or performed by the con- fined. suls and vice-consuls of the United States, shall not be construed to the exclusion of others resulting from the nature of their appointments, or any treaty or convention under which they may act.
APPROVED, April 14, 1792.
Chap.XXV.-An Act authorizing the grant and conveyance of certain Lands to April 21, 1792.
the Ohio Company of Associates. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
ofland contract. tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a ed for in 1787 certain contract expressed in an indenture executed on the twentyseventh day of October, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, between the then board of treasury for the United States of America, of the one part, and Manasseh Cutler, and Winthrop Sergeant, as agents for the directors of the Ohio Company of Associates, of the other part, so far as the same respects the following described tract of land ; that is to say : “Beginning at a station where the western boundary line of the seventh range of townships, laid out by the authority of the United States in Congress assembled, intersects the river Ohio; thence extending along that river south-westerly to a place where the western boundary line of the fifteenth range of townships, when laid out agreeably to the land ordinance passed the twentieth day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, would touch the said river; thence running northerly on the said western bounds of the said fifteenth range of townships, 'till a line drawn due east to the western boundary line of the said seventh range of townships, will comprehend, with the other lines of this tract, seven hundred and fifty thousand acres of land, besides the several lots and parcels of land in the said contract reserved or appropriated to particular purposes; thence running east to the western boundary line of the said seventh range of townships, and thence along the said line to the place of beginning,” be and the same is hereby confirmed: And that the President of the confirmed, and United States be and he hereby is authorized and empowered to issue President of the letters patent in the name and under the seal of the United States, grant letters pa. thereby granting and conveying to Rufus Putnam, Manasseh Cutler, ient in the name Robert Oliver, and Griffin Green, and to their heirs and assigns, in fee of Rufus Putsimple, the said described tract of land, with the reservations in the said indenture expressed, in trust for the persons composing the said Ohio company of associates, according to their several rights and interests, and for their heirs and assigns, as tenants in common.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be and he To grant one hereby is further anthorized and empowered, by letters patent as afore
Rufus Putnam, said, io grant and convey to the said Rufus Putnam, Manasseh Cutler, &c. Robert Oliver and Griffin Green, and to their heirs and assigns, in trust, for the uses above expressed, one other tract of two hundred and fourteen thousand, two hundred and eighty-five acres of land. Provided, on certain con
ditions. That the said Rufus Putnam, Manasseh Cutler, Robert Oliver and Griffin Green, or either of them, shall deliver to the Secretary of the Treasury within six months, warrants which issued for army bountyrights sufficient for that purpose, according to the provision of a resolve of Congress of the twenty-third day of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven. VOL. 1.-33
tract to Green in
To grant one Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President be and he other tract to Rufus Putnam,
hereby is further authorized and empowered by letters patent as aforeand others. said, to grant and convey to the said Rufus Putnam, Manasseh Cutler,
Robert Oliver and Griffin Green, and to their heirs and assigns, in fee simple, in trust for the uses above expressed, a farther quantity of one
hundred thousand acres of land. Provided always nevertheless, That On an express the said grant of one hundred thousand acres shall be made on the condition.
express condition of becoming void, for such part thereof, as the said company shall not have, within five years from the passing of this act, conveyed in fee simple, as a bounty and free of expense, in tracts of one hundred acres, to each male person, not less than eighteen years of
age, being an actual settler at the time of such conveyance. Where to be Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said quantities of two located. hundred and fourteen thousand, two hundred and eighty-five acres, and
of one hundred thousand acres, shall be located within the limits of the tract of one million, five hundred thousand acres of land, described in the indenture aforesaid, and adjoining to the tract of land described in the first section of this act, and in such form as the President in the letters patent, shall prescribe for that purpose.
APPROVED, April 21, 1792. STATUTE I. April 27, 1792. Chap. XXVI.-An Act to indemnify the Estate of the late Major General Nathan
iel Green, for a certain bond entered into by him during the late war. Estate of the Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the late General
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the United States fied for amount shall and will indemnify the estate of the late General Green, for the of a certain
sum of eight thousand six hundred and eighty-eight pounds six shillings boud,
sterling money, being the amount due on the first day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six, on a certain bond executed to Messieurs Newcomen and Collet, by the said General Green, as surety for John Banks and Company, and the interest thereon; excepting therefrom a certain conditional bond given in June one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six, for about one thousand six hundred pounds sterling, (be the same more or less) being part of the aforesaid sum of eight thou
sand six hundred and eighty-eight pounds six shillings, which was to be on certain con- paid, only in case the said General Green should recover from the said ditions, Banks, or Banks and Company, a sum sufficient for his indemnity;
Provided it shall appear upon due investigation, by the officers of the treasury, that the said General Green, in his lifetime, or his executors, since his decease, have not been already indemnified, or compensated for the said sum of eight thousand six hundred and eighty-eight pounds six shillings, except as aforesaid: And also provided, That the said executors shall account for a sum being about two thousand pounds sterling, (be the same more or less) recovered of John Ferrie, one of the partners of the said Banks and Company, by the said executors, to be in part of the indemnification aforesaid; and also shall make over to the Comptroller of the Treasury and his successors, for the United States, all mortgages, bonds, covenants, or other counter securities whatsoever, now due, which were obtained by the said General Green, in his lifetime, from the said Banks and Company, on account of his being surety
for them as aforesaid, to be sued for in the name of the said executors duty of the for the use of the United States. And the officers of the treasury are officers of the
hereby authorized to liquidate and settle the sum due to the estate of Treasury herein.
the said General Green, to indemnify the same, as aforesaid, according to the true intent and meaning of this act, and to pay the same, out of the treasury of the United States, to the said executors, to be accounted for by them, as part of the said estate.
APPROVED, April 27, 1792.
STATUTE I. Chap. XXVII.-An Act for raising a farther sum of money for the protection
May 2, 1792. of the frontiers, and for other purposes therein mentioned.
(Obsolete.) Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- On 30th June, tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from 1792, duties and after the last day of June next, the duties now in force upon the now in force on articles herein after enumerated and described, at their importation into
to cease, and the United States, shall cease, and that in lieu thereof, there shall be others to be col. thenceforth laid, levied and collected upon the said articles, at their said lected in their
stead. importation, the several and respective rates or duties following, viz:
1792, ch. 32. Wines, namely: Madeira, of the quality of London particular, per
Specific du. gallon, fifty-six cents; Madeira, of the quality of London market, per ties on certain gallon, forty-nine cents; other Madeira wine, per gallon, forty cents; enumerated arSherry, per gallon, thirty-three cents; Saint Lucar, per gallon, thirty cents; Lisbon, per gallon, twenty-five cents; Oporto, per gallon, twentyfive cents; Teneriffe and Fayall, per gallon, twenty cents. All other
ch. 66, sec. 2. wines, forty per centum ad valorem, provided that the amount of the duty thereupon shall, in no case, exceed thirty cents per gallon.
SPIRITS, distilled wholly or chiefly from grain : of the first class of proof, per gallon, twenty-eight cents; of the second class of proof, per gallon, twenty-nine cents; of the third class of proof, per gallon, thirtyone cents; of the fourth class of proof, per gallon, thirty-four cents; of the fifth class of proof, per gallon, forty cents; of the sixth class of proof, per gallon, fifty cents.
All other distilled spirits : of the second class of proof and under, per gallon, twenty-five cents; of the third class of proof and under, per gallon, twenty-eight cents; of the fourth class of proof and under, per gallon, thirty-two cents; of the fifth class of proof and under, per gallon, thirty-eight cents; of the sixth class of proof and under, per gallon, forty-six cents. Which several classes or denominations of proof shall be deemed and taken to correspond with those mentioned in the “act repealing after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon distilled spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead, 1791, ch. 15. and also upon spirits distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same."
Beer, ale and porter, per gallon, eight cents; steel, per hundred weight, one hundred cents; nails, per pound, two cents; cocoa, per pound, two cents; chocolate, per pound, three cents; playing cards, per pack, twenty-five cents; shoes and slippers of silk, twenty cents: all other shoes and slippers for men and women, clogs and goloshoes, ten cents: all other shoes and slippers for children, seven cents; on hemp, for every one hundred and twelve pounds, one hundred cents; on cables, for every one hundred and twelve pounds, one hundred and eighty cents; on tarred cordage, for every one hundred and twelve pounds, one hundred and eighty cents; on untarred cordage and yarn, for every one hundred and twelve pounds, two hundred and twenty-five cents; on twine and packthread, for every one hundred and twelve pounds, four hundred cents; on coal, per bushel, four and a half cents; on salts called Glauber salts, for every one hundred and twelve pounds, two hundred cents.
Articles ad valorem : China wares, looking glass, window and other Duties ad vai glass, and all manufactures of glass, black quart bottles excepted; mus- lorem. kets, pistols, and other fire arms; swords, cutlasses, hangers and other side arms; starch, hair powder, wafers, glue, laces, lines, fringes, tassels, and trimmings commonly used by upholsterers, coachmakers and saddlers, and paper hangings; painters' colors, whether dry or ground in oil, fifteen per centum ad valorem; cast, slit, and rolled iron, and generally, all manufactures of iron, steel, tin, pewter, copper, brass, or of which either of these metals is the article of chief value, not being
otherwise particularly enumerated, brass and iron wire excepted; cabinet wares; leather tanned and tawed, and all manufactures of leather, or of which leather is the article of chief value, not otherwise particularly enumerated; medicinal drugs, except those commonly used in dyeing; hats, caps, and bonnets, of every sort; gloves and mittens; stockings; millinery ready made; artificial flowers, feathers and other ornaments for women's head dresses; fans; dolls dressed and undressed; toys; buttons of every kind; carpets and carpeting; mats and floor cloths; sail cloth; sheathing and cartridge paper; all powders, pastes, balls, balsams, ointments, oils, waters, washes, tinctures, essences, or
other preparations or compositions commonly called sweet scents, odors, 1794, ch. 54. perfumes or cosmetics; all dentifrice powders, tinctures, preparations, 1804, ch. 57.
or compositions whatsoever for the teeth or gums, ten per centum ad
valorem. Exemption of
Sec. 2. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That all articles articles continued. which are excepted and exempted from duty by the “act making farther August 4, 1790, provision for the payment of the debts of the United States,” shall conch. 56.
tinue to be so excepted and exempted, and that, to the articles heretofore made free from duty, the following shall be added, namely, copper
in pigs and bars, lapis calaminaris, unmanufactured wool, wood, sulphur. Duty on salt Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That from and after the last day of after 30th June, June next, in computing the duty heretofore laid upon salt, a bushel of how to be collected; and
salt shall be deemed not to exceed the weight of fifty-six pounds avoirdupois : and as often as the actual bushel of salt shall exceed the said weight, such salt shall be charged in the proportion of the present rate
of duty per bushel for every fifty-six pounds of its actual weight. on goods not Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That after the said last day of enumerated in this act.
June next, there shall be laid, levied and collected, in addition to the present duty thereupon, a duty of two and an half per centum ad valorem, upon all goods, wares and merchandises, not above enumerated or described, which, if imported in ships or vessels of the United States, are
now chargeable with a duty of five per centum ad valorem. Certain addi.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the addition of ten per centum tional duty of 10 per cent.
made by the second section of the “act making farther provision for continued : the debts of the United States," to the rates of duties on goods, wares
and merchandise, imported in ships or vessels not of the United States, shall continue in full force and operation, after the said last day of June
next, in relation to the articles herein before enumerated and described. Drawbacks
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all drawbacks and allownot already abo. lished, contin.
ances authorized by the act aforesaid, which have not been heretofore ued :
abolished or changed, shall continue to operate, as in the said act prescribed in relation to the several duties which shall become payable by virtue of this act, and that in addition thereto, there shall be allowed and paid upon provisions salted within the United States, except upon
dried fish, upon the exportation thereof to any foreign port or place, as Drawbacks.
follows, to wit: On pickled fish, at the rate of eight cents per barrel, Duty on salted and on other provisions at the rate of five cents por barrel; and from ported—allow. and after the first day of January next, there shall be an addition of ance to vessels twenty per centum to the allowances, respectively granted to ships or employed in the fisheries.
vessels employed in the bank or other cod fisheries, and in the terms
provided by an act, intituled “An act concerning certain fisheries of 1792, ch. 6.
the United States, and for the regulation and government of the fisher
men employed therein,” and during the continuance of the said act. Duties, draw. Sec. 1. And be it further enacted, That all duties, drawbacks and backs, &c. to
allowances, which, by virtue of this act, shall be payable or allowable apply to any quantity. on any specific quantity of goods, wares and merchandise, shall be
deemed to apply, in proportion, to any quantity more or less than such specific quantity.
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the term of credit for the payment of duties on salt shall be nine months, and on all articles, the Terms of cred.
it for payment produce of the West Indies, salt excepted, where the amount of the
of duties. duty to be paid by one person or co-partnership shall exceed fifty dollars, shall be four months, and that the duties on all other articles, except wines and teas, which shall be imported after the last day of June next, shall be payable, one half in six, one quarter in nine, and the other quarter in twelve calendar months from the time of each respective importation.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the act, intituled “ An act Certain acts to provide more effectually for the collection of duties imposed by law force as to“ du
declared in on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States, and ties specified in on the tonnage of ships and vessels,” and as touching the duties on this act. distilled spirits only, the act, intituled “ An act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon distilled spirits import- 1790, ch. 35. ed from abroad and laying others in their stead; and also upon spirits
1791, ch. 15. distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same," shall extend to, and be in full force for the collection of the duties specified and laid in and by this act, and generally for the execution thereof, as fully and effectually, as if every regulation, restriction, penalty, provision, clause, matter and thing therein contained had been herein inserted and re-enacted.
Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That all wines, which, after Wines imthe said last day of June next, shall be imported into the United States, ported after
30th June, how shall be landed under the care of the inspector of the port where the landed. same shall be landed, and for that purpose, every permit for landing any wines, which shall be granted by a collector, shall, prior to such landing be produced to the said inspector, who, by endorsement thereupon under his hand, shall signify the production thereof to him, and the time when, after which, and not otherwise, on pain of forfeiture, it shall be lawful to land the said wines. And the said inspector shall make an entry of Duty of in. all such permits, and of the contents thereof, and each pipe, butt, hogs- spector. head, cask, case, box or package whatsoever, containing such wines, shall be marked by the officer under whose immediate inspection the same shall be landed, in legible and durable characters, with progressive numbers, the name of the said officer, and the quality or kind of wine, as herein before enumerated and distinguished. And the said officer shall grant a certificate for each such pipe, butt, hogshead, cask, case, box or package, specifying therein the name or names of the importer or importers, the ship or vessel in which the same shall have been imported, and the number thereof, to accompany the same wheresoever it shall be sent. And if any pipe, butt, hogshead, cask, case, box or package, containing wine, shall be found without such marks and certificates, the same shall be liable to be seized, and the want of such marks and certificates shall be presumptive evidence, that such wine was unlawfully imported and landed. Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That every person, who shall
ing certain have in his or her possession, wines which are intended for sale, in
quantity of quantity exceeding one hundred and fifty gallons, shall, prior to the said wines for sale last day of June next, make entry thereof in writing at some office of in- after 30th June spection in the city, town, or county where he or she shall reside, speci- entry thereof, fying and describing the casks, cases, boxes and other packages contain- &c. ing the same, and the kinds, qualities and quantities thereof, and where, and in whose possession they are; and the officer of inspection at whose office such entry may be made, shall, as soon as may be thereafter, visit and inspect, or cause to be visited and inspected, the wines so reported, and shall mark, or cause to be marked, the casks, cases, boxes and packages containing the same, with progressive numbers, with the name of the person to whom the same may belong, the kind or kinds thereof, and the words "Old Stock," and shall grant a certificate for each cask, case, box