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form of the return to be made by the weighers respectively, shall be as
follows:
Return of (here insert the number of packages and contents) weighed from on board the

Form of weigh(here insert the denomination and name of the vessel) whereof (insert the name) is or’s return. master, from (insert the port or place from which arrived.)

District of
Port of

A. B., Weigher.
And the form of the return to be made by the gaugers respectively
shall be as follows:
Return of (here insert the number of casks and packages) gauged from on board the

(here insert the denomination and name of the vessel) whereof (insert the name) is
master, from insert the port or place from which arrived.)

Form of gau. ger's return.

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District of
Port of

C. D., Gauger.
And the form of the return to be made by the measurers respectively,
shall be as follows:
Return of the (here insert salt or coal as the case may be) measured from on board the Form of mea.

(here insert the denomination and name of the vessel) whereof (insert the name) is surer's return. master, from (insert the port or place from which arrived.)

E. F.,

District of
Port of

Measurer. And the said returns shall be made by the weighers, gaugers and measurers, in books to be prepared by them for that purpose, and kept in the custom houses.

fixed up.

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Tables of fees Sec. 73. And be it further enacted, That every collector, naval officer and duties to be and surveyor, shall cause to be affixed, and constantly kept in some pub

lic and conspicuous place of his office, a fair table of the rates of fees Receipts to and duties demandable by law, and shall give a receipt for the fees he be given for shall receive, specifying the particulars whenever required so to do; and fees. Penalty on

in case of failure therein, shall forfeit and pay one hundred dollars, to be officer of the recovered with costs, in any proper court having cognizance thereof, to customs taking the use of the informer; and if any officer of the customs shall demand unlawful fees.

or receive any greater, or other fee, compensation or reward, for executing any duty or service required of him by law, he shall forfeit and pay two hundred dollars for each offence, recoverable in manner afore

said, for the use of the party aggrieved. And if any inspector, gauger, Penalty on weigher or measurer, shall receive any gratuity, fee or reward for any public gaugers, services performed by virtue of this act, other than is by law allowed, or districts gaug.

if any gauger, weigher or measurer, employed as such by the public, in ing, &c. for the districts of Portsmouth, Salem and Beverly, Boston and Charlesprivate persons, town, Providence, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk and Ports or making re

mouth, or Charleston, shall gauge, weigh or measure, any article or having actually articles other than shall be directed by the proper officer in order to gauged, &c. ascertain the duties to be received, or the drawbacks to be allowed

thereon, or shall make a return of the weight, gauge or measure of any 1826, ch. 82.

merchandise laden, or to be laden, on board any ship or vessel for the benefit of drawback upon exportation, without having actually weighed, gauged or measured the same, as the case may require, after such merchandise shall have been notified to the collector and entered for exportation, they shall for the first offence forfeit and pay the sum of fifty

dollars, and for the second offence shall forfeit two hundred dollars, and Penalty on in. be discharged from the public service; and if any inspector or other spectors, &c.

officer of the customs shall certify the shipment of any merchandise enneglecting their duty with re.

titled to drawback on exportation, without having duly inspected and spect to draw- examined the same, after he shall have received the permit for lading backs.

such merchandise, or, if the amount of such drawback shall be estimated according to weight, gauge or measure, until such merchandise shall be first weighed, gauged or measured, as the case may require, he shall be subject to the like forfeitures, and be discharged from the public

service. In what monies Sec. 74. And be it further enacted, That all duties and fees to be colthe duties are to lected shall be payable in money of the United States, or in foreign gold be paid.

and silver coins, at the following rates; that is to say: The gold coins of Great Britain and Portugal of the standard prior to the year one thou

sand seven hundred and ninety-two, at the rate of one hundred cents for Rates of for. every twenty-seven grains of the actual weight thereof; the gold coins eign coins.

of France, Spain and the dominions of Spain, of the standard prior to the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, at the rate of one

hundred cents for every twenty-seven grains and two fifths of a grain of 1793, ch. 43.

the actual weight thereof; Spanish milled dollars at the rate of one hun1801, ch. 76. dred cents for each dollar, the actual weight whereof shall not be less

than seventeen pennyweights and seven grains, and in proportion for the parts of a dollar; crowns of France at the rate of one hundred and ten cents for each crown, the actual weight whereof shall not be less than

eighteen pennyweights and seventeen grains, and in proportion for the Proviso. parts of a crown. Provided, that no foreign coins shall be receivable

which are not by law a tender for the payment of all debts, except in consequence of a proclamation of the President of the United States, authorizing such foreign coins to be received in payment of the duties

and fees aforesaid. Drawback of

Sec. 75. And be it further enacted, That a drawback of duties, as duties to be al. lowed on

ex. prescribed by law shall be allowed and paid on all good wares or merportation, chandise imported into the United States, in respect to all such goods, wares and merchandise, whereupon the duties shall have been paid, or Drawback of secured to be paid, as, within twelve calendar months after payment duties to be al.

lowed on expor. made, or security given, shall be exported to any foreign port or place,

tation. other than the dominions of any foreign state immediately adjoining to the United States, either from the district of original importation, or from certain other districts; and all duties, drawbacks and allowances which shall be payable, or allowable, on any specific quantity of goods, wares, or merchandise, shall be deemed to apply in proportion to any greater or lesser quantity: Provided, that no goods, wares and merchandise imported, shall be entitled to a drawback of the duties paid, or to be secured thereon, unless the duties so paid or secured thereon shall amount to fifty dollars at least; nor unless they shall be exported in the original casks, cases, chests, boxes, trunks or other packages, in which they were imported, without diminution or change of the articles which were therein contained, at the time of importation, in quantity, quality or value, necessary or unavoidable wastage or damage only excepted: Provided always, that it shall be lawful for the exporter, or exporters of any liquors in casks, coffee in casks or other packages, cocoa in casks or other packages, or any unrefined sugars, to fill up the casks or packages out of other casks or packages included in the same original importation, or into new casks, or packages corresponding therewith, to be marked and numbered as the original casks or packages, in case the original casks or packages shall, in the opinion of the officer appointed to examine the same, be so injured as to be rendered unfit for exportation, and in no other case: Provided further, that the filling up or change of package be done under the inspection of a proper officer, appointed for that purpose by the collector and naval officer, where any, of the port or place, from which such liquors, coffee, or unrefined sugars are intended to be exported; and the drawback on articles so filled up, or of which the packages have been changed, shall not be allowed without such inspection.

And where articles are imported in bulk, they shall be exported in the packages, if any, in which they were landed; for which purpose the officer delivering the same, shall return the packages they may be put into, if any, with their marks and numbers, and they shall not be entitled to drawback, unless exported in such packages, which shall be deemed the packages of original importation, nor unless they fully agree with the return made by the said officer; and in respect to distilled spirits, wines, or teas, the certificates issued by the inspector of the revenue for such spirits, wines, or teas, shall be given up, and the drawback shall not be allowed on any such spirits, wines or teas, as do not agree on examination with the certificates so given up.

Sec. 76. And be it further enacted, That in order to entitle the ex- Duty of the porter or exporters of any goods, wares or merchandise to the benefit of person export. the said drawback, or allowances, he or she shall, previous to putting or of drawback.

ing for benefit lading the same on board of any ship or vessel for exportation, give twenty-four hours notice at least to the collector of the district from which the same are about to be exported, of his, her, or their intention to export the same (unless in the case of distilled spirits, when six hours notice shall be deemed sufficient) and shall make entry in writing of the particulars thereof, and of the casks, cases, chests, boxes and other packages or parcels containing the same, or of which the same shall consist, and of their respective marks, numbers, and contents, and if imported articles, the name of the ship or vessel and master's name in which the person or persons, for or by whom and the place or places from which they were imported, also the district into which the said goods, wares or merchandise were imported, if other than the district from which they are intended to be exported. And the form of the said entry shall be as follows:

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Form of the Entry of merchandise intended to be exported by (here insert the name or names) og entry for draw. board of the (insert the denomination and name of the vessel) whereof (insert the back.

name of the master) is master, for (insert the port or place to which destined) for the benefit of drawback, which were imported into the district of (insert the district of original importation) on the (insert the date of importation) by (insert the name of the importer) in the (insert the denomination and name of the vessel) from (insert the foreign port or place whence they were imported) and brought into the district on the (insert the date of the vessels entry) in the insert the denomination and name of the vessel and master) from (insert the port from whence they arrived.)

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Oath to be made.

And in respect to the said imported articles, proof shall be made to the satisfaction of the collector and naval officer, where there is any naval officer, by the oath of the person or persons (including the exporter or exporters) through whose hands the said articles shall have passed, according to the best of their knowledge and belief, respecting the due importation of the said articles according to law, and in conformity to such notice of their identity, and of the payment, or securing the payment of the duties thereupon : Provided, that if through actual sickness or absence of the importer or other person, through whose hands the said goods, wares or merchandise intended to be so exported may have

passed, and not otherwise, the proof required of them, or either of them, Goods notified shall and may be accepted of from their known agent, factor, or the for exportation, person who usually transacts their business: And the said collector shall to be inspected, direct the surveyor, where any, to inspect or cause to be inspected the &c.

goods, wares or merchandise so notified for exportation, and if they shall be found to correspond fully with the notice and proof concerning the

same, the said collector, together with the naval officer, if any there be, Manner of lad. shall grant a permit for lading the same on board of the ship or vessel ing.

named in such notice and entry, as aforesaid; which lading shall be per

formed under the superintendence of the officer by whom the same shall Further oath.

have been so inspected; and the said exporter or exporters shall likewise make oath that the said goods, so noticed for exportation, and laden on board such ship or vessel, previous to the clearance thereof, or within ten days after such clearance, are truly intended to be exported to the place whereof notice shall have been given, and are not intended to be relanded within the United States, otherwise the said goods, wares and merchandise shall not be entitled to the benefit of drawback.

And the form of the direction to the surveyor of the port, where any, or to the officer who may inspect the said goods: and the permit for lading the said goods for exportation, shall be as follows:

District of Form of the

Port of direction to in- The surveyor will cause the articles specified in [insert the name of spect the goods, the person making entry] entry to be examined, and if found to agree and permit to be laden.

exactly therewith, will have them [weighed, gauged, or measured, as the case may require) and then permit the same to be laden on board the [insert the denomination and name of the vessel, and the master's name] master, for (insert the port of destination] for benefit of drawback.

A. B. Collector.

C. D. Naval Officer, To the surveyor of the port of

And in cases where the persons making entry, as aforesaid, are the Form of veri. persons by whom the goods, wares or merchandise, intended to be ex

fying the entry. ported, were originally imported into the United States, the said entry shall, after the lading of the said goods, be verified in manner following, to wit:

I (insert the name) do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear (or affirm) Oath of imthat the articles specified in the above, or annexed entry, were imported porter when esby me (or consigned to me, as the case may be) in the (insert the denomination and name of the vessel) whereof (insert the name) was master, from (insert the name of the port or place where from) that they were duly entered by me, at the custom-house of this port, and the duties paid (or secured to be paid thereon, as the case may be) that they are the same in quantity, quality, package (and value, if artícles paying an ad valorem duty) as at the time of importation, necessary or unavoidable wastage or damage only excepted, and are now actually laden on board the (insert denomination and name of the vessel) whereof (insert the name) is master; and that they are truly intended to be exported by me in the said vessel, to the port of (insert the name of the port or place) and are not intended to be relanded within the limits of the United States. So help me God.

And the oath or affirmation to be taken by the importer, when goods are sold, to be exported by another person, shall be as follows:

I (insert the name) do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear (or affirm) Oath of imthat the articles specified in the above or annexed entry, as imported by porter when (or consigned to me, as the case may be) were truly imported by or con- exported by signed to me, in the (insert denomination or name of the vessel) where- another person. of (insert the name) is master, from (insert the port or place that they were duly entered by me at the custom-house of and the duties thereon paid (or secured to be paid, as the case may be) that they were the same in quantity, quality, package, necessary or unavoidable wastage or damage only excepted (and value, if articles paying an ad valorem duty) at the time of sale or delivery to (insert the name of the person or persons to whom sold or destined) as at the time of importation. So help me God.

And the oath or affirmation to be taken, where goods are exported by a person, other than the importer, shall be as follows:

I (insert the name) do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear (or affirm) that the articles specified in the above or annexed entry, were purchased by me, of (insert the name of the person or persons from whom purchased) that they are now actually laden on board of the (insert the denomination and name of the vessel) whereof (insert the name) is master, and were at the time of such lading, and are now the same in quantity, quality, package, necessary or unavoidable wastage or damage only excepted (and value, of articles paying an ad valorem duty) as at the time of purchase, that they are truly intended to be exported by me, in the said vessel, to the port of (insert the name of the port or place) and are not intended to be relanded within the limits of the United States. So help me God.

And the oath or affirmation to be taken by any other person than the importer or exporter of merchandise, who may have bought and sold the same, or in whose possession the same may have been, shall be as follows:

I (insert the name) do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear (or affirm) that the articles of merchandise, specified in this entry, were purchased by me from (insert the name of the person from whom purchased) and were sold by me to (insert the name of the person to whom sold) and that they were not, to the best of my knowledge or belief, altered, or in any respect changed, in quantity, quality, value or package, necessary or unavoidable wastage or damage only excepted, while in my possession, or from the time of said purchase until the time of said sale. So help me God

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