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public piers, and stakeage of channels, bars and shoals, for the year Specific apone thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, twenty-eight thousand propriations for five hundred dollars.

government for For completing a lighthouse on the island of Seguin, two thousand 1797. one hundred and seventy dollars.

For completing the payment due for building the lighthouse on Baldhead, North Carolina, one thousand three hundred and fifty-nine dollars and fourteen cents.

For completing a lighthouse on Montock-point, two thousand seven hundred and forty dollars and sixty-seven cents.

For the balance carried to the “ Surplus Fund," of an appropriation for building a lighthouse on Montock-point, thirteen thousand dollars.

For extra clerkship, necessary for a part of the present year in the loan office, for consolidating the accounts of assumed and original debt, agreeable to the thirteenth section of the act passed the third of March, 1795, ch. 45. one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For the payment of the representatives of Samuel Patterson, late commissioner of the loan office for the state of Delaware, two hundred and seventy-two dollars and eighty-nine cents.

For the payment of a balance due to James O'Hara, late agent for the quartermaster's department, two hundred and thirty-five dollars and eighty-one cents.

For the payment of a balance due to Timothy Pickering, as commissioner appointed to hold the Indian treaties at Konondaigua and Oneida, three thousand four hundred and sixty-three dollars and twelve cents.

For compensation to persons employed in bringing votes to the seat of government, for electors of the President and Vice President of the United States, one thousand six hundred dollars.

For making good certain deficiencies arising from the balance of monies of various appropriations, being carried to the credit of the

1795, ch. 45. “Surplus Fund," in pursuance of the sixteenth section of the act passed the third of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, viz:

For payment of the clerks employed by the commissioners of loans, for the states of Massachusetts, New York and North Carolina, for the quarter ending the thirtieth of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, seven hundred and eighty-nine dollars and seventy cents.

For the payment of a balance due to Timothy Pickering, Beverly Randolph, and Benjamin Lincoln, commissioners appointed to negotiate and treat with the Indians, northwest of the river Ohio, on the second day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, three thousand two hundred and forty-seven dollars and fifty-six cents.

For the discharge of such miscellaneous demands against the United States, not otherwise provided for, as shall have been admitted in due course of settlement at the treasury, and which are of a nature, according to the usage thereof, to require payment in specie, four thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several appropriations herein before made, shall be paid and discharged out of the fund of six hundred thousand dollars, reserved by the act “making provision for

Ante, p. 138. the debt of the United States;” together with so much as may be necessary, of the proceeds of the duties on imports, and the tonnage of ships and vessels, and the duties on domestic distilled spirits and stills, which shall accrue until the close of the present year.

APPROVED, March 3, 1797.

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STATUTE II. March 3, 1797. Chap. IX.–An Act relative to the Compensations and Duties of certain Officer: [Obsolete.)

employed in the collection of imposi and tonnage. Compensation SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives to officers of the of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in lieu of

the commissions heretofore established by law, there shall be allowed to

the collectors of the duties of impost and tonnage, on all monies by them 1799, ch. 22. respectively received on account of the duties aforesaid, arising on ton

nage, and on goods, wares and merchandise, imported after the last day

of March in the present year, as follows, to wit: Compensation To each of the collectors of the districts of Pennsylvania and New to collectors. York, one quarter per cent.

To each of the collectors of the districts of Boston and Charlestown, and of Baltimore, one half per cent.

To each of the collectors of the districts of Charleston, Salem, and of Norfolk and Portsmouth, seven eighths of one per cent.

To each of the collectors of the districts of Alexandria, and Savannah, one per cent.

To the collector of the district of Newburyport, one and one fourth per cent.

To each of the collectors of the districts of Portsmouth, Portland, Newport, Providence and New Haven, one and one half per cent.

To each of the collectors of the districts of Georgetown, (in Maryland) and Marblehead, two and one half per cent.

To each of the collectors of the districts of New London, Biddeford, Bath and Wiscasset, two per cent.

And to each of the collectors of the districts of Tappahannock, Vermont, Champlain, Gloucester, Ipswich, Plymouth, Barnstable, Nantucket, Edgartown, New Bedford, Dighton, York, Penobscot, Frenchman's Bay, Machias, Passamaquoddy, Waldoborough, Middletown, Fairfield, Sagg Harbor, Hudson, Perth Amboy, Burlington, Bridgetown, Little Egg Harbor, Wilmington (in Delaware,) Havre-de-Grace, Chester, Oxford, Vienna, Snowhill, Annapolis, Nottingham, Nanjemoy, Bermuda Hundred, Hampton, Yorktown, Yeocomico, Dumfries, Foley Landing, Cherrystone, Southquay, Kentucky, Wilmington, (North Carolina,) Newbern, Washington, Edenton, Camden, Georgetown, (South Carolina,) Beaufort, Sundbury, Brunswick, St. Mary's, Hardwick, and Tennessee, three per cent.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That from and after the last day of March, in the present year, in lieu of the yearly allowances heretofore established by law, there shall be yearly allowed to the following officers, the sums following, to wit:

To each of the collectors of the districts of Annapolis, Havre-de-Grace, Gloucester, Southquay, Yeocomico, Tappahannock, Newbern, Edenton, Camden, Wilmington, (North Carolina,) Nanjemoy, Ipswich, York, Washington, Passamaquoddy, Saint Mary's, Vermont, Champlain, and Bermuda Hundred, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars.

To each of the collectors of the districts of Oxford, Vienna, Chester, Sagg Harbor, Nottingham, Hampton, Yorktown, Dumfries, Foley Landing, Cherrystone, Beaufort, Brunswick and Hardwick, the sum of two hundred dollars.

To each of the collectors of the districts of Perth Amboy, Kentucky, Portsmouth, Hudson, Plymouth, Barnstable, Nantucket, Edgartown, New Bedford, Dighton, Penobscot, Frenchman's Bay, Machias, Newport, Middletown, Fairfield, Burlington, Bridgetown, Great Egg Harbor, Little Egg Harbor, Wilmington, (in Delaware,) Snowhill, Georgetown, (in South Carolina,) Sunbury, Tennessee, Marblehead, New Haven, and Georgetown, (in Maryland,) the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.

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To each of the collectors of Biddeford, Bath, and Wiscasset, one Compensation hundred dollars.

to collectors. To the naval officer of the district of Portsmouth, two hundred dollars.

To each of the naval officers of the districts of Newburyport, Salem, Compensation Newport, Providence, Wilmington, (in North Carolina,) and Savannah, to Naval Offi. the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.

To each of the surveyors of Salem, Portsmouth, Newburyport, Bristol, Compensation Warren, East Greenwich, Saint Mary's, Suffolk, Smithfield, Richmond, to Surveyors, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, Wilmington, Beaufort, and Swansborough, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars.

To each of the surveyors of Newport, Providence, Thomastown, Beverly, New Haven, Middletown, Hartford, Saybrook, Albany, Hudson, Lewellensburg, Portland, North Kingston, Powhatuck, Patuxet, New London, Stonington, Town Creek, Bermuda Hundred, West Point, Urbanna, Port Royal, Alexandria, Windsor, Hertford, Plymouth, Skewarky, Murfreesborough, Bennet's Creek, Winton, Nixonton, Newbiggen Creek, Pasquotank River, Indiantown, Currituck Inlet, Savannah, and New Brunswick, (in New Jersey,) the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That from and after the last day Compensation of March, in the present year, in lieu of the sum heretofore established to Inspectors, by law, there shall be paid to each inspector, for every day he shall be employed in aid of the customs, a sum not exceeding two dollars; and that instead of the sum heretofore established by law, to be paid for the weighing of every one hundred and twelve pounds, in the districts of To weighiers. Pennsylvania and New York, there shall be paid one cent; in the districts of Boston and Charlestown, and of Baltimore, one cent and a quarter; and the weighers in the several districts shall defray all expense of labourers in weighing, and shall mark on each cask, box, bag, or package, the weight thereof, where the same is not less than three hundred pounds, if thereunto required by the owner, at the time of weighing.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That from and after the last day Fees arising of March, in the present year, all fees arising on the exportation of any on exportation goods, wares or merchandise, on which drawbacks are allowed, shall be

among collectequally shared among the collector, naval officer and surveyor, where ors, naval offithere are such officers at the port where such fees are paid; to be cers and surveyaccounted for, quarterly, by the collector or naval officer, who shall receive the same; and where there is no naval officer, such fees shall be divided equally between the collector and the surveyor, who may have been concerned in attending to such exportation. And the surveyors shall pay their proportion of the expense of stationery and printing.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That previous to a clearance being No vessel to granted to any vessel, outward bound, the legal fees which shall have clear out till

fees are paid. accrued on such vessel, shall be paid at the office or offices where such fees are respectively payable; and receipts for the same shall be produced to the collector, or other officer, whose duty it may be to grant clearances, before such clearance is granted.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That a surveyor be appointed for the port of New Brunswick, (in New Jersey,) to reside at New Brunswick. And the port of Marblehead shall hereafter be a port at which vessels arriving from beyond the Cape of Good Hope, may enter and unlade. APPROVED, March 3, 1:97.

STATUTE II. Chap. X. -An Act for raising a further sum of money, by additional duties on

March 3, 1797. certain articles imported, and for other purposes. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

(Obsole'e.) tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from

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Additional and after the thirtieth day of June next, the following duties, in addition duty on certain to those now in force, and payable on the several articles herein after imports.

enumerated, shall be laid, levied and collected upon those articles, respectively, at their importation into the United States, from any foreign port or place, viz: upon all brown sugar, per pound, one half cent; upon all bohea tea, per pound, two cents; upon all molasses, per gallon, one cent; and upon all velvets, and velverets, whether printed, stained, coloured, or otherwise, and upon all muslins and muslinets, and other cotton goods, not printed, stained or coloured, two and a half per centum,

ad valorem. Duty on cocoa Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That from and after the said thirand sugar candy tieth day of June next, the duties now in force, and payable upon sugar

candy, and cocoa, imported into the United States, shall cease; and that, in lieu thereof, there shall thenceforth be levied and collected the following duty, viz: upon all sugar candy, at its importation into the United States, from any foreign port or place, nine cents per pound; and

upon all cocoa upon its importation as aforesaid, two cents per pound. Ten per cent. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That an addition of ten per centum, addition on im. shall be made to the several rates of duties above specified and imposed, ports in foreign vessels. in respect to all such goods, wares and merchandise, as aforesaid, as

shall, after the said last day of June next, be imported in ships or ves

sels, not of the United States. How duties Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the duties laid by this act, shall be collect- shall be levied and collected in the same manner, and under the same ed.

regulations and allowances as to drawbacks, mode of security, and time of payment, respectively, with the several duties now in force on the

respective articles herein before enumerated. Drawbacks. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That on account of the additional

duties laid on brown sugar and molasses, by this act, the following sums, respectively, shall, from and after the last day of December next, be added to the drawbacks now allowed and paid by law on sugar refined within the United States, and exported therefrom, and on spirits distilled from molasses within the United States and exported therefrom, viz: on all sugar so refined and exported, one cent per pound; and on all spirits so distilled and exported, one cent per gallon; which additional drawbacks shall be allowed and paid according to the regulations now established by law, respecting the present drawbacks allowed on the

said articles. Appropriation Sec. 6. And bc it further enacted, That the proceeds of the duties of duties, laid by this act, shall be solely appropriated to the following purpose;

that is to say: First, for the payment of the principal of the present foreign debt of the United States : Secondly, for the payment of the principal of the debt now due by the United States to the Bank of the United States.

APPROVED, March 3, 1797.

STATUTE II.

March 3, 1797. Chap. XI.–An Act repealing in part, the Act concerning the Duties on spirils

distilled within the United States," passed the eighth of May, one thousand seven 1792, ch. 32.

hundred and ninety-two; and imposing cerlain Duties on the capacity of Stills Repealed April of a particular description. 6, 1802. Option respect. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives ing certain du; of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in respect spirits abolish. to stills employed in distilling spirits from materials of the growth and ed.

produce of the United States, at any other place than a city, town or village, or at any distillery in a city, town, or village, at which there are one or more stills, which singly, if only one, or together, if more than one, are of less capacity than four hundred gallons, the option and alternative of paying a duty of seven cents for every gallon of spirits distilled

in such stills, as secured and allowed by the first section of the act, intituled “an act concerning the duties on spirits distilled within the United States, passed on the eighth day of May, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, be, and the same is hereby, declared to be abolished, from and after the thirtieth day of June, ensuing.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in lieu of the option and Duties accord. alternative aforesaid, the proprietor, or possessor of any such still or stills, ing to capacity as are above mentioned, shall and may, after the first day of July, ensu- lished. ing, be charged with, and shall pay the following duties, to wit: For a license for the employment of each and every such still, for and during the term of two weeks, six cents per gallon, according to the capacity or content of every such still, including the head thereof: For a license, for and during the term of one month, ten cents per gallon, as aforesaid: For a license, for and during the term of two months, eighteen cents per gallon, as aforesaid: For a license, for and during the term of three months, twenty-four cents per gallon, as aforesaid: For a license, for and during the term of four months, thirty cents per gallon, as aforesaid: For a license, for and during the term of five months, thirty-six cents per gallon, as aforesaid: And for a license, for and during the term of six months, forty-two cents per gallon, as aforesaid.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That upon the sale or transfer of Transfers. any still licensed, according to this act, the right and privilege of using such still, during the time for which such license may remain in force, shall accrue to the new proprietor, or possessor, due entry of the sale or transfer being previously made, with the proper officer of inspection. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That every distiller, as aforesaid,

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distilling with who shall commence any distillation, prior to obtaining a license there- out license. for, shall pay a duty equal to that demandable, in consequence of a license for six months; and no new license shall be granted for any still, until all duties, which have accrued thereon, shall have been paid and discharged.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the several provisions and Drawbacks. clauses of the acts heretofore passed, and remaining in force, for laying, securing, and collecting duties on spirits distilled within the United States, and on stills; for regulating the exportation of such spirits, and for making an allowance to the exporters of the same, by way of drawback, shall extend to, and remain in full force, with respect to the several provisions and clauses of this act, subject only to the alterations hereby made. APPROVED, March 3, 1797.

STATUTE II.

CHAP. XII.-An Act authorizing the President of the United States to apply March 3, 1797.

a further sum to the expense of Negotiations with the Dey and Regency of Algiers.

[Obsolete.) Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Appropriation

for negotiations of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Pre

with Algiers. sident of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to apply a sum, not exceeding two hundred and eighty thousand two hundred and fifty-nine dollars and three cents, to the expenses which may have been incurred in any negotiations with the Dey and Regency of Algiers, beyond the sums heretofore appropriated; and that the said sum of two hundred and eighty thousand two hundred and fifty-nine dollars and three cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for that purpose.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a further sum, not exceeding To pay annuninety-six thousand two hundred and forty-six dollars and sixty-three ity. cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for discharging the two first years' annuity to the Dey and Regency of Algiers, pursuant to VOL. I.-64

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