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ja; proved the twenty eighti May, one thousand eighi hundred and thirty, as requires the appraisers to adopt the value of the best article contained in a package as the average value of the wbule, be, and the same is hereby re
Sec 14. And be it further enacted. That wheneyer, upon the opening and examination of any package or packages of imported goud , cum posed wholly, or in part, of wool or coitin, in the manner providea by the fourth section of the act for the more effectual collection of the impost duties, approved on te twenty-eigh day of May, one thousand eight hundred aud thiry, the said goods shall be found not to correspond with the entry thereof at the custo:o house; and if any package shall be found to contain any article not entered, such article shall be forfeited ; or if the package be made up with inteoi to evade or defraud the revenue, the package s: all be forfeited ; and so much of the said section as prescribes a forfeiture of goods found not to correspend with the invoice thereof, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
Sec 15. And be it further enacted, That, from and after the said third day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, the ad valorem rates of duty on goods, wares, and merchandise, shati be estimated in the mamer Pillowing: 10 the ac ual cosi, if the same shall have been actually, purchased, or the actual value, if the same shall have been procured other ise than by purchase, tihe iime and place when and where purchased, or otherwise procured, or to the appraised value, if ppraised, shall be added all charges, except insuralle
Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That from and after the said third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, in calculating the rates of duties, the pound sterling shall be considered and taken as of the value of four dollars rud eighty cents
Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That syrup imported in casks, and all syrup for making sugar, shall be rated by weighi, and pay thie sanıe duty is the sugar of which it is composé d would pay in its natural state; and that luaf or lump sugar, when imported in a pu verized, liquid or other form, sh 11 pay the same duly as is imposed by law on loaf or lump sugar; and all fossil and crude mineral sa't shall may fifteen per centum ad valorem.
Sec. 18 And be it further enacted, That the several articles enumerated in this bill, whether imported befor- or after the passage thereof, may be put
nto the cusion-house stor-8, under the bond of the importer or owner; and such of said articles as shall remain under the control of the proper officer of he customs on ihe third day of March, eighteen hui dred and thirty-three, shall be suhject to no other duty than is the same were imported, respectively, after that day. And if the duties or any part thereof on the articles deposited as aforesaid shall have heen paid previous to the said third day of Marcin, the amount so paid shall be refunded to the person imporring and depoxiting the said articles; Provided, That this section shall apply to merchandise in original pack iges which may have been entered and taken into possession or the importer or owner; upon -ondition that the said merchandise be placed under the custody of the proper officer of the customs, and that the same shall remain under his control on the third day of arch'n"xt: And provided) further, That the Secrctany of the Treasury be authorized to prescrite such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry this section into effect.
[Approved, July 14, 1832 ]
An Act to modify the act of the fourteenth of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty
two, and all other acts imposing duties on Imports. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled. That from and afte: the thirty-first of De. cember, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, in all cases where duties are imposed on foreign imports by the act of the fourteenth day of Juiy, ode ihonsa'd eight hundred and thirty-two, entiiied "An act to alter VOL XII.
und amend the several acts imposing duries on imports," or by any other act, shall exceed twenty per centum on the value thereof, one tenth part of such excess shall be dediicted; from and after the thirty-first day of December,
one thousand eight hundred and thiryotive, another tenth part thereof shail be deducted; from and after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, another tenth part thereof shall be deducted ; from and after the turty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundi ed and ihirty-nine, another tenth part thereof shall be ded:cted ; an from and after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fortyone, one half of the residue of such excess shall be deducted; ind from and after the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and foriy-iwo, the other half thereof shall be deducted
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of the second section of the act of the fourteenth of July aforesaid, as fixes the rate of duty on all milied and fulled cloth, known by the names of plains, kerseys, or kendal curtons, of whichi wool is the only material, the value whereof does not ex
ceed thirty-five cents a squire yard, at five per centum ad valorem, shall be and ihe same is hereby, lepealed. Ad the said articles shall be subject 10
the same duty of fifty per centum, as is provided by the said second section for viher manufactures of wool; which duty shall be liable to the same de. duc ions as are prescribed by the first section of this act.
SEC 3. Add be it further enacted, That, until the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, the duties imposed by existing laws, as modified by this act, shall remain and continur to be collected. And from audalier the day last aforesaid, all duties upon imports shall be collected in ready money; and all credits now allowed by law, in the payment of duties
shall be, and hereby are abolished; and such duties shall be laid for the pur. pose of raising such revenue as may be necessary 10 an economical adininisiration of the Government, and from and after the day last aforesaid, the duties required to be paid by law on goods, wares, and merehandise, shall be assessed upon the value thereof at the port where the same shall be entered, under such regulations as my be prescribed by law
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, in addition to the articles now exempt by the act of the fourteenth of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, and the existing laws, from the payment of duties, the following articles imported from and after the thirty first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty three, and until the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, shall also (be) admitied to entry, free from duty, to wit: bleached and unbleached linens, table lineri, linen napkins, and linen cambrics, and worsted stuff yoods, shawis and other manu. factures of silk and worsied, manufactures of silk, or of which silk shall be the component material of chief value, coming from this side of the Cape of Good Hope, except sewing silk.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That from, and after the said thirtieth day of June, one thousand eiglu hundred and forty-two, the following articles shall be admitted to entry, free from duty, to wit: indigo, quicksiver, sulphur, crude salt perre, grind stones, refined borax, emory, opium, in in plates and shecis, gim Arabic, gum Senegal, lac dye, maduer, madder root,
nuts and berries used in dying, saffron, tomeric, woad or pastel, aloes, anbergris, Burgundy pitch, cochineal, camomile flowers, coriander seed, caisup; chalk, coculus inilicus, horn plates for lanthers, ox horns, other horns and tips, India rubber, manufactured ivory, juniper berries, musk, nuts of all kinds, vil of juniper, urmanufactured rattans and reeds, tortoise shell, tin ffoil, shellac, vegaiables used principally in dving and composing dyes, weld, and all articles employed chiefly for dying, except allum, copperas, bichromate of potash, prussiate of potash, chromate of potash, and nitra:e of lead, aqna fortis, and tartaric acids And all imports on whish the first section of" this act may operate, and all articles now admitted to entry is free from dury, or paying a less rate of duty than twenty per centum ad valorem, b-fore the said
tiiriieth day of June, one thousand eighi hundred and forty-ino, from and after that day may be admit ed to entry subject to such duty, not exceeding twenty per centum ad valoreni, as shall be provided for by law.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act of the fourteenth day of July, 01.e thousand eigh hundred and thirty (wo, or of any other act as is inconsistent with this acı, shall be, and the same is hereby, repealid: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as 10 prevent he
passage, prior or subsequent to the said thirtieth day of June, one thoustod eighi hundred an à forty iwo, of any act or acts, frim time to time, that may be necessary to detrci, preverit, or punish evasi ns of the duties on imports imposed by law, nor to prevent the passage of any act, prior to the ibirieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, in the conlingency either of excess or deficiency of revenue, altering the rales of duties on articles which, by the aforesa id acı of fourteenth day of July, ono thousand eight hundied and thirty-two, are subject to a less rate of duty than twenty per centum ad valorem, in such manner as not to exceed that rate, and so as to adjust the revenue to either of the said contingencies.
[.Approved, March 2, 1833.)
An ACT to explain and amend the eighteenth section of "An act to alter and amend the
several acts imposing duties on imports," approved the fourteenth July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all articies upon which the duties were reduced by “An act lo alier and amend the several acts imposing dities on imports," approved the fourteenth July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, and which may not have beeu deposited under the provisions of the eighteenth seciion of the acı aforesaid, whether the said articles were Imporied, or the duties thereon were secured or paid, before or after the passage of said act, may, to obtain the benefit of suid act and this amendmeot thereto, be deposited at any time before the first of April, next in the custom house stores, or in the manner prescribed in the following section, by the importer, consignee, or any subsequent purchaser or owner, and all wines
now in lond, or which may be imported at any time previous to the fourth day of March one thousand eight hundred and ihirty-four, and which may re
main in the custody of the customs on that day, shall be entitled 'o the bene. fit of this act, and of that to which it is an amendmeni: Provided, That no merchandise imported in packages, bales, or casks, shall be entitled to the benefit of this aci, or of that to which it is an amendment, u: less they are as originally imported; and that all articles placed in the custody of the customs under this act shall so remain, for inspection and examination, till the fourth day of March, next: Provided, also, Th.t nothing contained in his act shall be so construrd as to extend the provisions thereof to any merchandise, which under the existing laws would not be entitied to the benefits of drawback
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, in all cases where the quantity of merchandise, entitled to the benefiis of the acis aforesaid hall exceed ten packages, bales, or casks, or where the article may be in bulk, or otherwise than in packages, bales, or casks, the collector of the districi where the same may be, is hereby authorized to direct that the said merchandise shall not be removed from the warehouse of the owner, but hat the same shall be there placed in the custody of a proper officer of the customs, who shall ex mine the same, and keep them order the keys of the custom house, till thí first of April, as aforesaid : Provided, The collector shall consider the same a safe place of deposite, and that application be made to him for that purpose on or before the iweniy-fif h March pexi.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all articles remaining under the control of the proper officer of the customs, according to the provisions of this act, on the first of April, next, and all wines which shall remain in the
same manner after the fourth day of March, one ihousand eight hundred and
lirty-four, shall be subject to no higher duty than would be levied under th: act aforementioned, approved the fourteenth of July last; and if any higher duty shall have been paid, such excess shall be refunded, out of any money to the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the person placing the same in the custody of the customs, and any outstanding bond or bonds which may have been given for duties on the same shall be cancelled; and if a sum equal to the amount of duties ievied by the said act of the fourteenth July, shall not have been coilected, and the bond or bonds given shall amount to more than the duties imsosed by said acı, the Secretary of the Treasury shall direet thay a debenture certificale or certificates, the form of which shall be prescribed by him, for such excess of duty, shail be issued to the persons placing the same in the custody of the customs, payable out of the bond, or bonds given for duties on the same, the collectors to give the d. biors credit on their bonds for i he difference below the bigh and low duties, and to cancel the bonds on payment of the balance.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the 'Treasury, shall cause the amount of excess of duties, as aforesaidi, to be ascertained and paid, or the credit given as the case may be, as soon as practicable after the first of April next; and that he shall be authorized to cause all articles under the control of the proper officers of the customs to be examined ; and where the merchandise may have passed out of the possession of the importer or consignee, to require satisfactory evidence of the transfer or transters to
iden ify the same; and to make all other rules and regulations which may be necessary and proper to carry this act into effect.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to extend relief to all persons, whose cases are provided for in this act, who may have been deprived of the benefit thereof in consequence of the collectors not having received his instructions in pursuance of ii, from the Secretary of the Treasury.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the seventeenth section of the aforesaid act of the fourteenih day of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirtytwo as far as the same relates to the duty on pulverized or crushed sugar, shall take effect on the fourth day of March, of the present year.
[Approved, March 2, 1833. An ACT to explain and amend the act to alter and amend the several acts imposing duties
on imports passed July fourteenth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, so far as relates to bärdware, and certain manufactures of copper and brass, and other article».
Be it enucted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisos of the tenth and wellih cla:: ses of the second section of ihe act to alter and amend the several acis
imposing duties on imports, passed July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, be, and the same are herely suspended until ihe first day of June, eighieen liundred and thirty-four.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, so much of the act to alter and mend the several acts imposing duties on imports, passed July the fourteenth eighieen hundred and thirty-iwo, as repeals the duties heretofore levied on copper bottoms cut round, and copper bottoms raised to the edge, and still bottoms cut round and turned upon the edge, and parts thereof, and on copper plates or sheets, weighing more than thiriy-four ounces per square foot, commonly called braziers copper, and on tobacco leaves, or unmanuactured, be, and the same is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. And be il further enacted. That, nothing contained in the act, of the fourteenth of Ju'y, eighieen hundred and thirty-iwo, to alter and an end the several acis imposing duties on imports shall be so construed as to authorizthe exemption, from the pavo eni of duty on sheet and rolled brass, but the same shall be charged with the payment of a duty of twenty-five per centuin arl valorem.
[Approved, March 2, 1833 ]
An ACT further to provide for the collection of duties on imports. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Thai whenever, by reason of uwlawfu
obstruciions, combinations, or assemblages, of persons, it shall become ini. practicable, in the judgment of the President, to execute the revenue laws, and collect he duues on imports in the ordinary way, in any collection dis. trict, it shall and may be lawful for the Presideni to direct that the custom house for such district be established and kept in any secure place wiihin some port or harbor of such district, either upon land or upon board any vessel; and, in that case, i: shail be the duty of the collector to reside at such place, and there to detain all vessels and cargoes arriving within the said district until the duties imposed on said cargoes, by law, be paid iu ca h, deducting interest according to existing laws, and in such cases it shall be un
1.wful to take the vessel or cargo from the custody of the proper officer of the customis, unless by process from some Court of he United States; and in cas of any attempt otherwise to take such vessel or cargo by force, or (onbination, or assemblage of persons too great to be overcome hy the officers of the customs, it shall and may be lawful for the President of the United
States, or such person or persons as he shall have empowered for that purpose, to employ such part of the land or naval forces, or militia of the United States as may be deemed necessary for the purpose of preventing the removal
vessel or cargo and proiecting the ofticers of the customs in retaining the custody : herto.
SEE. 2. And be it further enacted, That the jurisdiction of the Circuit Couris of the United States shall extend to all cases, in law or equity, arising
under the revenue laws of the United States, for which other provisions are not already made hy law; and if any person shall receive any injury to his
person or property for or on account of any act by.him done, under any law of the United States, for the protection of the revenue or the collection of duties on imports, he shall be entitled to inaintain suit for damage therefor
in the Circui: Court of the United States in the district wherein the party doing the injury may reside, or shall be found. And all property taken or detained by any officer or other person under authority of any revenue law of the United States shall be ir epleviable, and stall be deemed to be ili live custody of the law, and subject only to the orders and decrees of the Courts of the United States bring jurisdiction thereof. And if any person shall dispossess or rescue, or attempt to dispossess or rescue, any property so taken or detained as aforesaid, or shall aid or assist there:)), such person szall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be liable so such punish ment as is provided by the l'wenty-second section of the act for the pomisli
ment of ceitain crimes against the United States, approved the thirtieth day of April, anno Domini one tho saod seres hundred and ninety, for the willül obstrnction or resistance of officers in the service of pioress.
Sec. 3. And be il further enacted, That in any case where suit or prosecution shall be commenced in a Court of any State against any officer of the Unit d States, or other person, for or on account of any act done under tlie revenue laws of the United States, or under color thereof, or for or on ac count of any right, authority, or tile, set up or claimed by such officer, or other person, under any such law of the United States, it shall be awful for the di sendant in such suit, ris prosecution, at any tinie before trial, upon a petition to the Circuit Court of the United States, in and for ihe district in wouch the defendant shall have been served with process, setting for:h br nature of said suit or prosecution, and verifying the said petition by affidavii together with a certificate signed by an aitorney or counselor at law of some Court of record of the Siate in which such suit shall have been com
menced, or of the Unied Stares, s tring forth that, as counsel for the peti tioner, he has examined the proceedings against him, and has carefully inquired into all the matters set forih in the petition, and that he believes the