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(ACT of March 23, 1799.) gether with a certificate from each collector of any other district, within which any of the goods, wares, or merchandise, brought in such ship or vessel, shall have been before landed, of the quantity and particulars of such goods, wares, or merchandise, as shall have been so landed in each district, respectively: except in the state of Georgia, where such report shall be made within forty-eight hours: Provided always, That the master, or person having the charge or command of the said ship or vessel, shall first give bond, with one or more sureties, to the satisfaction of the collector of the district within which the said ship or vessel shall first arrive, in a sum equal to the amount of the duties on the residue of the said goods, according to such estimate as the said collector shall form thereof, with condition that the said residue of such goods shall be duly entered and delivered in such other district or districts of the United States, for which the same shall have been reported to be destined.
And the form of the said bond shall be as follows:
Know all men by these presents, That we shere insert the name of the master of the vessel, and the name or names of the sureties] are held and firmly bound unto the United States of America, in the sum of — to be paid to the said United States; for which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly, by these presents. Sealed with our seals; dated this day of
, in the year of the independence of the said United States; and in the year of our Lord one thousand
Whereas the following goods, wares, and merchandise, [here insert the marks, number, denomination, and number of packages, and contents, as far as may be, or, if articles in bulk, the quantity and quality] imported into the district of — , in the [insert the denomination and name of vessel] whereof (insert name] is master, from [insert name of port, &c.] on the [insert date of vessel's entry] as per report and manifest then delivered by the said master; are now intended to be exported and conveyed in the said insert the denomination and name of the vessel] to the district of insert the district or districts where intended to be sent] and whereas the duties that would have become due on the said goods, wares, and merchandise, had the same been unladen, would have amounted to the aforesaid sum of
Now, therefore, the condition of this obligation is such, that if the above bounden
shall and do, within six months from the date hereof, produce to the collector of this district the certifi. cates required by law, that the said enumerated (packages of mer. chandise, or other articles in bulk, as the case may be,) have been duly entered and delivered at the aforesaid district of or any other port or district of the United States, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue.
(ACT of March 2d, 1799.) Sealed and delivered in the
And the said bond shall be cancelled or discharged, within six calendar months from the date thereof, by the production of a certificate or certificates from the collector or collectors of the district or districts for which the said goods shall have been reported, testifying the due entry and delivery of the said goods, in such district or districts, or, upon due proof, to the satisfaction of the collector by whom the said bond shall have been taken, and to the naval officer of such port, (if any,) that such entry and delivery were prevented by some unavoidable accident or casualty, and that if the whole, or any part, of the said goods, shall not have been lost, that the same have been duly entered and delivered within the United States.
And the form of the certificate aforesaid shall be as follows: District of —, port of
These are to certify, that there have been unladen and landed at this port, from on board the [insert the denomination and name of the vessel] whereof (insert the name] is master, from [insert district and port where from] the following packages of merchandise [here detail the several packages, with their respective denominations, their marks, and numbers, and, if any articles in bulk, the quantities delivered] for which the duties have been (paid or secured) at the aforesaid port of [insert the port.] Witness our hands and seals this
A B, collector.
CD, naval officer. And if the master, or other person having the charge or command of any such ship or vessel, shall fail, by his neglect or fault, to obtain the said copy of his said report, from the collector of the district from which he shall be so about to depart, or of any certificate which he ought to obtain as aforesaid, or shall neglect to produce and show the same to the collector of any other district to which the said ship or vessel shall afterwards proceed, within the time for that purpose hereinbefore specified, he shall forfeit and pay, for every such neglect or omission, five hundred dollars.
18. Sec. xxxv. In addition to the provisions and requirements aforesaid, it shall be the duty of each and every master, or other person having the charge or command of any ship or vessel, arriving from any foreign port or place, having on board distilled spirits, wines, or teas, other than sea stores, intended to be transported from one port in the United States to another port in the said United States, whether in the same, or in different, districts, previous to the departure of such ship or vessel from the port at which she shall first arrive, to apply to the surveyor, or officer acting as inspector of the revenue for the port, for a certificate of the quantity and particulars of such spirits, wines, or teas, as shall have been certified, or reported, to him to have been imported in such ship or vessel, and of the quantity and particulars of such spirits, wines,
(ACT of March 20, 1799.) or teas, as shall appear to have been landed out of such ship at such port; which certificate the surveyor or inspector of the revenue shall forthwith grant; and the master, or person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, shall, within twentyfour hours after her arrival at the port to which she shall be bound, deliver the said certificate to the surveyor or person acting as inspector of the revenue, of such last mentioned port; and if such ship or vessel shall proceed from one port to another within the United States, with the whole or any part of the spirits, wines, or teas, brought in her as aforesaid, without having first obtained such certificate, or if, within twenty-four hours after her arrival at such other port, the said certificate shall not be delivered to the surveyor or inspector, as aforesaid, the master, or person having the charge or command of the said ship or vessel, shall, in either case, forfeit the sum of five hundred dollars, and the spirits, wines, or teas, on board her, shall be forfeited and
be seized. And the form of the said certificate shall be as follows: District of —
Office of inspection for the port of I certify, that the within is a true copy of the report made to me of distilled spirits, wines, and teas, imported in the [insert the name and denomination of the vessel] built in [here insert where built in the United States, or to what foreign nation belonging] burthen (here insert the tonnage of the vessel] whereof (here insert the name of the master] from [here insert the foreign port from which the vessel last sailed] bound to [here insert the port or ports to which destined in the United States.] That no part of the said spirits, wines, or teas, hath been unladen or landed at this port (or, as the case may require,) that there have been landed at this port, in pursuance of permits for that purpose, the following quantities to wit: (here insert the marks, number, description of packages, casks, chests, kinds, and quantities, of all spirits, wines, and teas, landed at the port of inspection, agreeably to the form prescribed for the report] and no other or greater quantities than are above expressed: (or,) that all the said spirits, wines, and teas, have been duly landed in this district, except the following, the duties whereof are to be paid, or secured to be paid, in the district of [insert the district of destination, and enumerate the marks, numbers, description of casks, chests, or other packages, kinds, and quantities, of all spirits, wines, and teas, which remain on board.] Witness my hand, the day and year aforesaid.
A B, inspector of the revenue for the port of And each and every surveyor, or officer acting as inspector of the revenue, for any port at which a ship or vessel may arrive with a certificate as aforesaid, shall certify, in manner aforesaid, all deliveries of spirits, wines, or teas, made at their respective ports, which certificate shall be annexed to the certificate granted at the port of original importation.
(ACT of March 2d, 1799.) 19. Sec. XXXVI. The owner or owners, consignee or consignees, of any goods, wares, or merchandise, on board of any such ship or vessel, or, in case of his, her, or their, absence or sickness, his, her, or their, known agent or factor, in his, her, or their names, within fif. teen days after the report of the master, or person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, to the collector of the district for which such goods, wares, or merchandise, shall be destined, shall make entry thereof, in writing, with the said collector, and shall, in such entry, specify the vessel and master's names in which, and the port or place from whence, such goods, wares, or mer. chandise, were imported, the particular marks, numbers, denomination, and prime cost, including charges of each particular package or parcel whereof the entry shall consist, or, if in bulk, the quantity, quality, and prime cost, including charges thereof, particularly specifying the species of money in which the invoices [Infra act of 3d March, 1811, sec. 2.] thereof are made out; and shall, also, produce to the said collector and naval officer (if any) the original invoice or invoices of the said goods, wares or merchandise, or other documents received in lieu thereof, or concerning the same, in the same state in which they were received, with the bill or bills of loading for the same; which invoices shall be signed by the persons in the offices of the collector and naval officer, who shall have compared and examined the same: and the said entry or entries shall, as the nature of the case will admit or require, be agreeably to the form following, to wit:
Entry of merchandise imported by [insert the name of the importer or consignee) in the [insert the name and denomination of the vessel, and master's name) from [insert the place from which arrived] [insert date of entry.]
Provided, That the form before mentioned shall and may be varied, and adapted to any alterations which may be made in the rates of duties upon goods, wares, and merchandise, hereafter to be imported into the United States. And the entry or entries to be made by any importer, consignee, or agent, as aforesaid,
(ACT of March 20, 1799.) shall be verified by the oath or affirmation of the person making the same; the form of which oath or affirmation shall, as the case may require, be as follows, to wit:
District of port of
1, [here insert the name of the person making the entry] do 80lemnly, sincerely, and truly, swear (or affirm) that the entry now subscribed with my name, and delivered by me to the collector of [insert the name of the district] contains a just and true account of all the goods, wares, and merchandise, imported for sale, or intended to be landed, in this district, for me or on my account, or on account of any house of trade or partnership in which I am concerned, in this district, or which actually came consigned to me, or to any house of trade or partnership in which I am concerned, or [if the entry be made by an agent] imported by, or consigned to [insert the name of the person or firm for whom entry is made] and intended for sale, or to be landed in this district, in the [insert the name and denomination of the vessel] whereof (insert the name of the master] is master, from [insert the name of the port from which the vessel arrived] that the said entry contains a just and true account in [insert the denomination of money in which the invoices and entry are made] of the cost thereof, including all charges; that the invoice or invoices, and bill or bills of loading, now produced by me, are the true, genuine, and only invoices, and bills of loading, by me received, of the said goods, wares, and merchandise, imported or consigned as aforesaid, and the only invoices by which I have been charged, or for which I am to account; and that the said invoices and bills of loading are in the actual state in which they were received by me, and that I do not know of any other invoices or account of the said goods, wares, or merchandise, different from what is or are here produced: I do further swear (or affirm) that if I hereafter discover any other, or greater, quantity of goods, wares, or merchandise, than is contained in the entry aforesaid, ar shall receive any invoice of the whole, or any part, thereof, other in quantity, quality, and price, than has been now exhibited, I will, immediately and without delay, report the same to the collector of this district: I also swear (or affirm) that nothing has been concealed or suppressed in the entry aforesaid, whereby to avoid the just payment of the duties imposed by the laws of the United States, and that all matters are justly and truly expressed therein, according to my best knowledge and belief. So help me God. Sworn (or affirmed) this day of —, before
A B, collector. Provided, That whenever any entry shall be made with the collector of any district, of merchandise imported into the United States, subject to duty, by any agent, factor, or person, other than the person to whom they belong, or to whom they are ultimately consigned, it shall be the duty of the collector to take a bond, with surety, from such agent, factor, or person, (other than the