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mentioned, of three years old and upwards, (bulls exceptCargo ed,) with not more than half a neck and three shanks, and
without any hocks; each barrel and half barrel of which shall be branded prime beef no. 2: all other fat cattle, of two years old and upwards, and all other parts of cattle that are not above described, which shall be packed or repacked for exportation, including bulls, shall be
branded on one head, cargo beef: and every barrel and How salt- half barrel shall be well salted, with seventy-five pounds
of clean St. Ubes, Isle of May, Lisbon or Turks-Island salt, or eighty pounds of coarse Liverpool salt, or other salt of equal quality, exclusive of pickle made of fresh water, as strong as salt will make it; and to each barrel and half barrel of beef of the three first sorts shall be added four ounces of salt petre; and each half barrel of beef shall be salted with one half of the quantity of salt above
mentioned, and two ounces of saltpetre. Beef bar- Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That hereafter every made, &c. barrel and half barrel in which mess beef shall be packed
or repacked, shall be made of good seasoned white oak staves and heading, free from sap and every defect, to be covered three-fourths of the length with good hoops, leaving one fourth in the centre; the heads to be made of good thick stuff, the hoops to be well set, and drawn together : that barrels and half barrels containing prime beef no. 1, prime beef no. 2, and cargo beef, may be made of seasoned white oak, or white ash, or yellow bark oak staves and heading, not free from sap, and be hooped with no more than twelve hoops, which shall be well secured with not less than three pirs on each bulge; and that every barrel and half barrel in which beef of any denomination shall be packed or repacked for exportation, shall be made of
staves and heading not less than five-eighths of an inch To con- thick: each barrel shall contain two hundred pounds taintree weight of beef, and each half barrel shall contain one hunpounds of dred pounds weight of beef; the barrels to measure six
teen and an half inches between the chimes, and to be twenty-eight inches long; the half barrels to contain not less than fifteen nor more than sixteen gallons, and hoop
ed in the same manner as is provided for the whole barrels. Barrels for Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That on one head of perk to be every barrel and half
barrel in which beef or pork is branded. 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
for brand. ing con
has inspected the same, with the name of the town where it was inspected, in legible letters, (not less than three-fourths of an inch long,) also the addition of RhodeIsland.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That no deputy or as- Penalty sistant appointed by this act shall inspect or brand any cask of beef or pork out of the town or county for which trary to he shall be appointed, under the penalty of fifty dollars ; and if any person other than the said inspector, his deputy or assistant, shall presume to stamp or brand any cask of beef or pork, in the manner directed by this act, every person so offending shall forfeit the sum of twenty dollars for each and every cask so unlawfully branded.
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the inspector-gen- Inspector's eral shall have two cents for each barrel and two cents for each half barrel of beef and pork inspected by virtue of this act; and the deputy in each county shall have two cents for each barrel and one cent for each half barrel of beef and pork inspected as aforesaid, in the county whereof he shall be inspector; and each assistant inspector shall have for his services in cutting, weighing, packing, salting, pickling, heading and branding each barrel of beef or pork, twenty cents; and for each half barrel, twelve and an half cents, and for performing the same; exclusive of cutting, he shall receive for each barrel, twelve and an half cents, and each half barrel, seven cents, to be paid by the owner thereof: and any deputy inspector shall, on any special occasion, be authorized to send an assistant inspector from the town in which such assistant resides, into an adjoining town, to perform the duties of his office in said town.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That if the inspector, any Fraud in deputy-inspector or assistant, appointed by virtue of this inspector, act, shall be guilty of any neglect or fraud in inspecting any beef or pork, contrary to the true intent and meaning of this act, or shall mark with their respective brands any cask containing beef or pork which has not been actually inspected, he or they shall forfeit and pay ten dollars for each and every cask so falsely marked. · Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall Shifting
provisions intermix, take out or shift any beef or pork out of cask
any inspected. inspected or branded, as by this act is required, or put in any other beef or pork for sale or exportation, contrary to the intent of this act, the person or persons so offend
ing shall, for each and every offence, forfeit and pay the sum of twenty dollars.
Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That no salted beef to be pro- or pork shall be exported out of this state, unless the mascollector. ter or owner of the vessel exporting the same produce to
the collector, or any other officer authorized by the laws of the United States to clear vessels out, a certificate from the inspector-general, his deputy or assistant, that the same has been inspected and branded according to the directions in this act; and each certificate shall
express the number of barrels and half barrels of beef and pork, of each sort; and the master or owner of any vessel in which beef or pork is so exported, producing said cer
tificate, shall take and subscribe the following oath, beForm of the oath fore the officer authorized as before, to wit: I thereto. of
do swear (or affirm) that according to the best of my knowledge and belief, the certificate hereunto annexed contains the whole quantity of salted beef or pork on board the
master, and that no salted beef or pork is shipped on board said vessel, for the ship's company or freight, or as cargo, but what is inspected and branded according to law: so help me God.
Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That for each and certificate.
every certificate given by the inspector, deputy inspector or assistant, for beef or pork exported, he shall receive ten cents, to be paid by the shipper; and they are severally required to give such certificate whenever requested.
Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That hereafter, every rels how barrel and half barrel in which mess pork shall be pack
ed or repacked, shall be made of good seasoned white oak staves and heading, five-eighths of an inch thick, free
from sap and every defect: each barrel shall contain two faindre a hundred pounds weight of pork, and shall not be of less pounds. guage than thirty gallons, nor more than thirty-one gal
lons; and each half barrel shall contain one hundred pounds weight of pork, and shall not be of a less guage than fifteen nor more than sixteen gallons; and that said barrels and half barrels shall in every respect be hooped in the same manner as is in this act provided for barrels and half barrels for packing and repacking of mess beef: that barrels and half barrels containing one hog pork, prime and cargo pork, may be made of good seasoned white oak or white ash, or yellow bark oak staves and heading, not free from sap, and be hooped with twelve
boops, which shall be secured with no less than three pins on each bulge. Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That there shall be Qualities
of pork four qualities of pork, known and distinguished by the names of mess, one hog, prime and cargo pork : mess pork tinguishto consist of rib pieces only: one hog, to be one hog, and no more, in a barrel : prime pork to consist of three shoul- Mess.
One hos ders and one head and an half; the head shall not weigh more than twenty-four pounds to each barrel : the cargo
Cargo pork to consist of not more than five shoulders, and not more than thirty pounds of head to each barrel; and that each barrel and half barrel of pork shall be salted and pickled with the same weight of salt, and the same kind of pickle, as is in this act provided for packing and inspecting beef; and that each barrel and half barrel of pork, when so inspected and packed or 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.
Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this Beef in act shall prevent the exportation of rounds of beef in kegs be exportor tubs : Provided however, That the name of the owner ed. or exporter and the town where he resides shall be brand-Proviso. ed on one head of each keg or tub, under the penalty of one dollar for each keg or tub not branded.
Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That if any person or Penalty persons shall export, or ship for exportation, out of this for exa State, any salted beef or pork not inspected or branded beef and as by this act is provided, every such exporter or shipper, problemet
inspected. and the master of every vessel having on board such uninspected beef or pork, shall, on conviction, respectively forfeit and pay the sum of six dollars, and the master of every vessel having the same on board, the sum of two dollars, for every cask exported, or shipped for exportation: Provided always, That nothing in this act contained Proviso. shall be construed to affect the exportation of any beef or pork that shall have been inspected agreeably to the laws in force before the passing of this act.
Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That whenever any owners to inspector, surveyor or packer shall be requested to cut, provide pack or repack any beef or pork, in any store, yard or room, in place, other than his customary store or yard, the owner case. or owners of such beef or pork shall, without delay, furnish all materials and conveniencies necessary to perform the same, excepting the tools of such inspector, surveyor
or packer, who shall not be liable to any expence for the use of the store, yard or place wherein such beef or pork shall be deposited: and in case any inspector or packer shall in the discharge of his office, use any steel-yards or weights which shall not have been
tried and sealed, according to law, he shall for each offence forfeit and pay
ten dollars. Certificate Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That a certificate or to accomi certificates as is required by this act shall accompany all and pork salted beef or pork which shall be exported or transportesported. ed from this State, to any other of the United States; and
in case the owner or owners of any salted beef or pork shall export or transport any beef or pork from this State, into any other of the United States, in barrels or half bar
rels which shall not have been marked and branded, and Penalty for which a certificate or certificates shall not have been for exporting with- given, as is in said act provided, such owner or owners
shall, for each barrel or half barrel, forfeit and pay two
dollars : and in case any salted beef or pork shall be laToobe pro- den on board any vessel for which a clearance shall be the collec- required by law, to be transported or exported coastwise,
it shall be the duty of the owner or master of such vessel to produce to the collector or other officer authorized by law to give such clearance, a certificate or certificates, as is in this act provided, together with a copy or copies thereof, and therein or annexed thereto, to take and subscribe the oath as is in this act directed, and to lodge such copy or copies with such collector or other officer, and to
retain such original certificate in his possession. Inspected Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That any beef or pork beef and that may be hereafter brought into this State from the Connecti- State of New York, Connecticut or Massachusetts, that
shall have been inspected and branded in such State or States, conformably to the law thereof, may be exported from this State without reinspection, provided such beef or pork shall be accompanied by a certificate from the inspector by whom the same was so inspected and brand
ed, specifying the marks, numbers and quality of the Penalties,
Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That all penalties and forfeitures arising by force of this act, shall be recovered by action of debt, in any court competent to try the same; one half thereof to the use of the town wherein the
person shall belong, the other half thereof to him or them who shall sue for the same.