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clear St. Ubes, Isle of May, Lisbon or Turks-Island salt,

or eighty pounds of coarse Liverpool salt, or other salt of and pickled. equal quality, exclusive of a pickle, made of fresh water,

as strong as salt will make it; and to each barrel of beef,
of the first four descriptions, shall be added six ounces of
saltpetre; and each half barrel of beef shall be salted
with one half the quantity of salt before mentioned, and

three ounces of saltpetre.
Pork of four sect. 4. There shall be four qualities of pork for ex-
qualities.

portation, known and distinguished by the names of mess, Mess. one hog, prime, and cargo pork; mess pork to consist of One hog

rib pieces only; one hog, to be one hog, and no more, in Prime. a barrel ; prime pork, to consist of three shoulders, and

one head and a half, the head not weighing more than Cargo. twenty-four pounds to a barrel ; cargo pork to consist of

not more than five shoulders, and not more than thirty

pounds of head to each barrel; and each barrel and half How salted barrel of pork shall be salted and pickled, with the same and pickled; weight of salt, and the same kind of pickle, as is in this act

provided for packing and salting beef; and each barrel

and half barrel of pork, when so inspected and packed or and branded. repacked, shall be branded in the same manner as is in this

act provided for.branding beef, designating the different

qualities or denominations herein described. Fish for mar

SECT. 5. All pickled shad, codfish, or mackerel, intendket, how pre- ed for market, shall be split and well cleansed, and pickpared and

led in a strong brine. Shad and codfish shall lie in such put up.

brine, at least fifteen days; and mackerel shall lie in such
brine, at least forty-eight hours, before they are put up

for market; and shall be put up in barrels or half barrels ; Weight of bar- each barrel shall contain two hundred weight; and each rels, &c.

half barrel shall contain one hundred weight, well pack

ed, with a sufficient quantity of salt, and filled with a Shad of three strong brine. And shad so put up, shall be of three qualqualities. ities; the first of which shall be denominated Shad, No. Shad, No. 1.

1, and shall consist wholly of shad well saved, free from
rust, or any defect, with the head and tail cut off, and the
back-bone taken out; and each barrel shall contain no
more than seventy-two shad; half barrels no more than

thirty-six shad each. The second quality shall be denomShad, No. 2.

inated, Shad, No. 2; and shall consist, wholly, of well
saved shad, trimmed, pickled, and prepared for packing,
in the same manner as shad, No. 1, and shall not contain
more than eighty-two shad to a barrel; half barrels not

more than forty-one shad each. The third quality shall Shad, No. 3. be denominated Shad, No. 3, and shall consist of shad

well saved, with the head taken off, that will not answer To be inspect

for either of the two former numbers. And said barrels
and half barrels of fish, shall be inspected and brand-

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ed in the manner herein before provided, for inspect- and branded ; ing beef; and the inspector who shall inspect and brand the same, shall designate by each brand, the quality, and weight, and kind of fish contained in said barrel and half barrel, by him branded, and also the name of said inspector, and the name of the town, where said fish was put up.

Flour to be sect. 6. There shall be two qualities of wheat or rye of two qualiflour, for exportation, distinguished by the names of Super- ties: fine and Fine; which shall be put in barrels, well made, and Fine.

Superfine and trimmed with at least ten hoops, each containing one Barrels

, how hundred and ninety-six pounds, and shall be inspected made;

their conby an inspector as aforesaid, who shall brand one head of

tents; the said barrels with his surname, the quality of the flour, to be inspectwhether wheat or rye, fine or superfine, and shall mark ed:

and branded. the quantity, and the tare thereof, in figures. 6ECT. 7. All corn-meal, manufactured and put up for Corn-meal,

how made, exportation, to any foreign market, shall he made of corn, kiln-dried, and properly ground, bolted and cooled, be

put up fore packed ; and shall be put into barrels, each barrel containing one hundred and ninety-six pounds, or into hogsheads, each hogshead containing at least eight hundred pounds; and may consist of two qualities, to be To be of two denominated No. 1. and No. 2.; and the same shall be qualities, No. inspected as aforesaid. And the inspector inspecting the To be inspectsame, shall, on one head of each cask, mark the tare ed, and brandthereof, and the quantity, and brand the same with “ K. ed. D. Corn Meal,” and his surname, and “ No. 1." for the first quality, and “No. 2.” for the second quality, and the name of the town, where inspected, at full length, and the word Connecticut, abbreviated.

SECT. 8. All cedar and pine shingles, that shall be of- Shingles to be fered for sale in this state, shall be inspeeted as afore- inspected and

branded. and each bundle of shingles shall be branded across the butt of the same, as follows, to wit, “No. 1.9 No. 2." To be of four

qualities. “ No. 3." or "R." No, 1. shall be at least eighteen

No. 1. inches long, half an inch in thickness at the butt, and four inches wide, straight rifted and breasted. No. 2. shall be No. 2 at least eighteen inches long, seven sixteenths of an inch in thickness at the butt, four inches wide, straight rifted and breasted. No. 3. shall be at least seventeen inches No. 3. long, three eighths of an inch in thickness at the butt, four inches wide, and straight risted. Refuse shall consist Refuse. of all such shingles as will not pass inspection. for either of the other classes, unless they shall be so bad, as not to be worth half the price of No. 1. in the estimation of the inspector, in which case they shall be branded "0."

SECT: 9. It shall be the duty of the owner of shingles Owner of presented for inspection, or his agent, to place such shin- shingles to

said;

sale:

or, &c.

place them so gles as are required to be inspected, in such a situation, be convenient as that the bundles may be conveniently examined by ly inspected. the deputy-inspector, or assistants; and no shingles, of How packed. any quality, shall pass inspection, unless so packed, as to

contain, by admeasurement, one fourth part of a thousand in each round bundle, and either one thousand, one half a thousand, or one quarter of a thousand, in each

square bundle.

sect. 10. Any person, who shall offer for sale any branded, not to shingles, in this state, or who shall export any shingles be offered for from this state, which are branded “0,” or are not brand

ed at all, or branded in any manner not prescribed in this penalty

act, shall forfeit the same, or the value thereof, one half

to the person who shall sue for the same, and the other Proviso, as to half to the treasury of the state: Provided, that shingles shingles in

imported from the state of New York, and which shall spected and branded in

have been inspected and branded in said state, agreeably New-York. to the laws thereof, shall not be liable to any of the re

quisitions aforesaid. Fraud or nego

SECT. 11. If the inspector-general, his deputy, or any lect of inspect- assistant inspector, appointed by virtue of this act, shall

be guilty of any fraud or neglect in the inspection of any shingles, contrary to the true intent and meaning of

this act; or shall brand or mark any shingles, which he Forfeiture. has not inspected; he shall forfeit and pay one dollar for

each bundle so falsely marked or branded, one half to him who shall sue for the same, and the other bal fto the

treasury of the state. Barrels for Secr. 12. All barrels and half barrels containing beef beet and pork, or pork, of any description, shall be made of good, seasonhow made.

ed, white-oak, rock-oak, or white-ash staves and heading, and hooped with twelve hoops, which shall be well secured, with not less than three pins in each bilge ; and each

barrel shall contain two hundred pounds weight of beef Capacity

or pork; and each half barrel shall contain one hundred pounds weight of beef or pork ; and each barrel shall not be of less gauge than thirty, nor more than thirty-one gallons ; and each half barrel shall gauge not less than

fifteen, nor more than sixteen gallons. How branded. SECT. 13. On one head of every barrel or half barrel,

in which beef or pork is packed or repacked for exportation, shall be branded the weight it contains, with the first letter of the christian name, and the surname, at length, of the inspector, who shall have inspected the same, with the name of the town where it shall have been inspected, in legible characters, and the year in fig. ures, when the same shall have been inspected; also, the addition of the word Connecticut, abbreviated; and

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every barrel and half barrel of beef of the three first qualities, shall also be branded with the name of the person for whom the same was packed.

sect. 14. All barrels and half barrels, containing fish Barrels for fish, for exportation, shall be well made, of good seasoned red- how made : oak or white-oak, or chesnut timber, and each trimmed with twelve hoops ; and each barrel shall be of the ca- capacity. pacity of thirty gallons, and each half barrel of the capacity of fifteen gallons and an half. sect. 15. All casks for putting up corn-meal for ex

Casks forcoruportation, shall be barrels, well made of seasoned timber, meal, how and trimmed with at least ten hoops; or hogsheads, made made : of good white-oak staves and heading, clear of sap, and well seasoned, suitable for holding spirits ; or of other oak timber, well seasoned, with pine heads, and suitable for holding molasses ; and all such hogsheads shall be trimmed with at least sixteen hoops, and shall be of the capacity. capacity of at least one hundred and ten gallons. SECT. 16. Whenever any inspector, surveyor or pack- Owners of

articles to furer shall be required to cut, pickle, pack or repack any

pish beef, pork or fish, or inspect or pack any flour or corn- iences for meal in any store, yard, or place, other than his customary packing, &c store or yard, the owner or owners of such beef, pork, in what case. fish, flour or corn-meal, shall, without delay, furnish all materials and conveniences necessary to perform the same, excepting the tools, steel-yards, or weights and scales, of such surveyor, inspector, or packer, who shall not be liable to any expense, for the use of the store, yard or place, wherein such beef, pork, fish, flour or corn-meal shall be deposited. And if any inspector or packer, shall, Penalty for in the discharge of his office, use any steel-yards or using weights

not proved. weights, which shall not have been tried and sealed according to law, he shall, for each offence, forfeit and

pay ten dollars, to and for the use of the town, to which he shall belong.

SECT. 17. No deputy or assistant inspector, appointed Inspector not by virtue of this act, shall inspect or brand any cask of to inspect, &c. beef, pork, fish, flour or corn-meal, or bunch of shingles, out of his limout of the town or county, for which he shall have been appointed, (except in the case provided for, in the second exception : section of this act,) under the penalty of fifty dollars. penalty. And if any person, other than the inspector-general, his deputy or an assistant, shall stamp or brand any cask of

son than an in. beef, pork, fish, flour or corn-meal, or bunch of shingles, spector shall in the manner directed by this act, every person so of- stamp or fending, shall forfeit the sum of twenty dollars, for each

brand, &c. : and every cask, or bunch of shingles, so unlawfully stamp

penalty ed or branded.

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No other per

No person

Inspector guil SECT. 18. If the inspector-general, his deputy or asty of neglect, sistant, appointed by virtue of this act, shall be guilty of or fraud, in his office,

any neglect or fraud, in inspecting any beef, pork, fish,

flour or corn-meal, contrary to the true intent and meaning subjected to of this act, or shall mark with his brand any cask conforfeiture. taining beef, pork, fish, flour, or corn-meal, which has not

been actually inspected, or put a false brand upon such as has been inspected, he shall forfeit and pay ten dollars, for each and every cask, so falsely or deceitfully marked.

SECT. 19. Ifany person, after the inspection, packing and shall take out, shift, or

branding of any cask, containing any of the articles herein change arti

before enumerated, shall fraudulently take out, shift, or cles inspected, change any part of the contents thereof, or put into any &c.

such cask, any of said articles not inspected, with intent

to evade the provisions of this act, every person, so ofpenalty. fending, shall, for each and every such offence, forfeit

and pay the sum of twenty dollars. Inspectors to

SECT. 20. It shall be the duty of every inspector, who give certifi

shall inspect and brand any of the articles herein before cates. mentioned, agreeably to this act, to give to the owner or

owners of such articles, a certificate that the same have been inspected and branded by him, according to law;

and if any such inspector shall, on demand, refuse to give Penalty for re- such certificate, or shall give a false certificate, he shall fusal, or for a forfeit and pay to such owner or owners, the sum of seven false certificate. dollars, to be recovered by action of debt. Certificate,

sect. 21. Whenever the certificate required by this when lost, how act, for the purpose of exportation, cannot be obtained, supplied owing entirely to the different destination of the articles

aforesaid, after they have been inspected and branded, and for which a certificate may have been given, it shall be the duty of the inspector-general, his deputy, or the assistant inspector of such articles, where the same may be deposited, to make diligent examination and enquiry, respecting the same, and, if satisfied that the same have been duly inspected and branded, to give his certificate thereof; which certificate may be as available, for all the purposes required by this act, as if given by the officer

who actually inspected the same. The certiti SECT. 22. A certificate or certificates, as is required by cate to accom: this act, shall accompany all and each of the articles hereCles inspected. in before mentioned, which shall be exported, or trans

ported from this state, to any other of the United States;

and in case the owner or owners, of any of the articles No articles to aforesaid, shall transport the same, from this state into be transported any other of the United States, which shall not have been without the marked and branded, and for which a certificate or certicertificate;

ficates, shall not have been given as is herein provided, such owner or owners, shall, for each cask, so transport

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