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1623. One cent per lb. on dry ochre, tallow, whiting, and Paris white. 1624. One and a half cent per lb. on ochre in oil.
1625. Two cents per lb. on beef, pork, and Glauber's salts.
1626. Three cents per lb. on bristles, cotton, lead in pigs, bars or sheets; lard, hams, and other bacon; refined saltpetre, oil of vitriol. The duty on lead in pigs, bars and sheets, extends to all manufactures of lead, the value of which does not exceed double that of the raw material, of which it is composed, excepting lead manufactured into pipes, and old and scrap lead, red and white lead, shot, sugar of lead and litharge.-(Act 30th June, 1834.)
1627. Four cents per lb. on leaden shot, tarred cables and cordage, chocolate, copper rods, bolts, spikes, or nails and composition rods, bolts, spikes or nails, plumbs, soap, blue or Roman vitriol, Epsom salts.
1628. Five cents per lb. on untarred cordage, yarns, twine, pack thread and seines; butter, tallow candles and glue; red and white lead, dry or ground in oil; litharge, orange mineral, lead manufactured into pipes and sugar of lead.
1629. Six cents per lb. on wax candles.
1630. Eight cents per lb. on spermaceti candles and gunpowder.
1631. Nine cents per lb. on cheese.
1632. Ten cents per lb. on manufactured tobacco other than snuff and segars.
1633. Twelve cents per lb. on snuff, refined camphor and corks. 1634. Fifteen cents per pound on Cayenne pepper.
1635. On lump sugar ten cents, loaf and candy twelve cents.
1636. On paper, per pound, folio and quarto post, of all kinds, twenty cents; foolscap, drawing and writing paper, seventeen cents; printing, copper plate and stainer's paper, ten cents; sheathing paper, binders' and box boards, and wrapping paper of all kinds, three cents; all other paper, fifteen
1637. On all books which the importer shall make satisfactorily appear to the collector of the port at which the same shall be entered, to have been printed previous to the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, and books printed in other languages than English, Latin and Greek excepted, four cents per volume; on books printed in Latin or Greek, bound, fifteen cents per pound, not bound, thirteen cents; on other books, bound, thirty cents per pound, in sheets or boards, twenty-six cents.
But the last above article shall not be construed to impose upon books printed in Greek or Latin, which the importer shall make satisfactorily appear to the collector, were printed previous to the year 1775, a higher duty than four cents per volume.
1638. On alum, two dollars and fifty cents, copperas two dollars; wheat flour fifty cents the hundred weight, or 112 pounds.
1639. On foreign caught fish, per quintal, one dollar; on mackerel one dollar and fifty cents, salmon two dollars, other pickled fish one dollar per
1640. On spirits from grain, per gallon, first proof, fifty-seven cents; second proof, sixty cents; third proof, sixty-three cents; fourth proof, sixty. seven cents; fifth proof, seventy-five cents; above fifth proof, ninety cents. From other materials than grain, first and second proof, fifty-three cents;
third proof, fifty-seven cents; fourth proof, sixty-three cents; fifth proof, seventy-two cents, above fifth proof, eighty-five cents.
The secretary of the treasury, shall, under the direction of the president, adopt and substitute such hydrometer as he may deem best calculated to promote the public interest, in lieu of that now prescribed by law, for the purpose of ascertaining the proof of liquors: and after such adoption and substitution, the duties imposed by law upon distilled spirits, shall be levied, collected, and paid according to the proof ascertained by such hy. drometer.
1641. On oil, per gallon, spermaceti of foreign fishery 25 cents; on whale and other fish of like fishing 15 cents; on linseed, rape seed and hempseed 25 cents; on castor 40 cents.
1642. On molasses, per gallon, 5 cents.(1)
1643. On ale, beer, porter and cider, in casks, 15 cents per gallon, in bottles, 20 cents per gallon; on vinegar 8 cents per gallon.
1644. On wheat, per bushel, 25 cents; oats and potatoes 10 cents; coals per heaped bushel 6 cents.
1645. On shoes and slippers, per pair, of silk 30 cents; of leather 25 cents; for children 15 cents; of prunella, stuff or nankeen 25 cents.
1646. On playing cards 30 cents per pack.
1647. On segars, per thousand, two dollars and fifty cents.
1648. So much of the act, entitled, "An act in alteration of the several acts imposing duties on imports," approved 19th May, 1828, as is herein otherwise provided for, shall be repealed, except so far as the same may be necessary for the recovery and collection of all duties which shall have accrued under the said act; and for the recovery, collection, distribution, and remission of all fines, penalties, and forfeitures, which may have been incurred under the same.(2)
In lieu of the duties now imposed by law, on the importation of the articles hereinafter mentioned, there shall be levied, collected, and paid, the following duties, that is to say:
1649. First. Wool, unmanufactured, the value whereof, at the place of exportation, shall not exceed eight cents per pound, shall be imported free of duty; and if any wool so imported shall be fine wool mixed with dirt or other material, and thus reduced in value to eight cents per pound, or under, the appraisers shall appraise said wool at such price as in their opinion it would have cost had it not been so mixed, and a duty thereon shall be charged in conformity with such appraisal; on wool, unmanufactured, the value whereof, at the place of exportation, shall exceed eight cents, shall be levied four cents per pound, and forty per centum ad valorem: Provided, That wool imported on the skin shall be estimated, as to weight and value, as other wool.
Second. On woollen yarn, four cents per pound, and fifty per centum ad valorem; on mits, gloves, bindings, blankets, hosiery, and carpets and carpeting, twenty-five per centum, except Brussels, Wilton and treble ingrained carpeting, which shall be at sixty-three cents the square yard, all other ingrained and Venetian carpeting, at thirty-five cents the square yard; and except blankets, the value whereof, at the place from whence exported, shall not exceed seventy-five cents each, the duty to be levied upon which, shall be five per centum ad valorem; on flannels, bockings, and baizes, sixteen cents the square yard; on coach laces, thirty-five per centum; and upon
(1) Act 29th May, 1830.
(2) Act 14th July, 1832, sec. 1.
merino shawls, made of wool, all other manufactures of wool, or of which wool is a component part, and on ready made clothing, fifty per centum ad valorem.
1650. Third. On all manufactures of cotton, or of which cotton shall be a component part, twenty-five per centum ad valorem, excepting cotton twist, yarn, and thread, which shall remain at the rate of duty fixed by the act to amend the several acts imposing duties on imports, of twenty-second May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four: And provided, That all manufactures of cotton, or of which cotton shall be a component part, not dyed, coloured, printed, or stained, not exceeding in value thirty cents the square yard, shall be valued at thirty cents per square yard, and if dyed, coloured, printed, or stained, in whole or in part, not exceeding in value thirty-five cents the square yard, shall be valued at thirty-five cents per square yard; and on nankeens, imported direct from China, twenty per centum ad valorem.
1651. Fourth. On all stamped, printed or painted floor cloths, forty-three cents a square yard; on oil cloths of all kinds, other than that usually denominated patent floor cloth, twelve and a half cents the square yard; and on floor matting, usually made of flags or other materials, five per centum ad valorem.
1652. Fifth. On iron, in bars or bolts, not manufactured in whole or in part by rolling, ninety cents per one hundred and twelve pounds.
1653. Sixth. On bar and bolt iron, made wholly or in part by rolling, thirty dollars per ton: Provided, That all iron in slabs, blooms, or other form less finished than iron in bars or bolts, and more advanced than pig iron, except castings, shall be rated as iron in bars or bolts, and pay duty accordingly.
1654. Seventh. On iron in pigs, fifty cents per one hundred and twelve pounds on vessels of cast iron, not otherwise specified, one and a half cents per pound; on all other castings of iron, not otherwise specified, one cent per pound.
1655. Eighth. On iron or steel wire, not exceeding number fourteen, five cents per pound; exceeding number fourteen, nine cents per pound; on sil. vered or plated wire, five per centum ad valorem; on cap or bonnet wire covered with silk, cotton, flaxen, yarn or thread, manufactured abroad, twelve cents per pound.
1656. Ninth. On round iron or brazier's rods, of three-sixteenths to eightsixteenths of an inch diameter, inclusive, and on iron in nail or spike rods, or nail plates, slit, rolled, or hammered, and on iron in sheets, and hoop iron, and on iron, slit, rolled, or hammered for band iron, scroll iron, or casement rods, three cents per pound; on iron spikes, four cents per pound; on iron nails, cut or wrought, five cents per pound; on tacks, brads, and sprigs, not exceeding sixteen ounces to the thousand, five cents per thousand; exceeding sixteen ounces to the thousand, five cents per pound; on square wire used for the manufacture of stretchers for umbrellas, and cut in pieces not exceeding the length used therefor, twelve per centum ad valorem; on anvils and anchors, and all parts thereof, manufactured in whole or in part, two cents per pound; on iron cables or chains, or parts thereof, manufactured in whole or in part, three cents per pound, and no drawback shall be allowed on the exportation of iron cables or parts thereof; on mill cranks and mill irons of wrought iron, four cents per pound; on mill saws, one dollar each; on blacksmiths' hammers and sledges, two and a half cents per pound; on muskets, one dollar and fifty cents per stand; on rifles, two dollars and fifty cents each; on all other fire-arms, thirty per centum ad valorem.
1657. Tenth. On axes, adzes, hatchets, drawing knives, cutting knives, sickles or reaping hooks, scythes, spades, shovels, squares of iron or steel, plated, brass and polished steel saddlery, coach and harness furniture, of all descriptions, steel-yards and scale-beams, socket chisels, vices and screws of iron, called woodscrews, thirty per centum ad valorem; on common tinned and japanned saddlery of all descriptions, ten per centum ad valorem: Provided, That said articles shall not be imported at a less rate of duty than would have been chargeable on the material constituting their chief value, if imported in an unmanufactured state.
1658. Eleventh. On steel, one dollar and fifty cents per one hundred and twelve pounds.
1659. Twelfth. On japanned wares of all kinds, on plated wares of all kinds, and on all manufactures, not otherwise specified, made of brass, iron, steel, pewter, or tin, or of which either of these metals is a component material, a duty of twenty-five per centum ad valorem: Provided, That all articles manufactured in whole of sheet, rod, hoop, bolt, or bar iron, or of iron wire, or of which sheet, rod, hoop, bolt, or bar iron, or iron wire, shall constitute the greatest weight, and which are not otherwise specified, shall pay the same duty per pound that is charged by this act on sheet, rod, hoop, bolt, or bar iron, or on iron wire, of the same number, respectively: Provided, also, That the said last mentioned rates shall not be less than the said duty of twenty-five per centum ad valorem.
1660. Thirteenth. That all scrap and old iron shall pay a duty of twelve dollars and fifty cents per ton; that nothing shall be deemed old iron that has not been in actual use, and fit only to be re-manufactured; and all pieces of iron, except old, of more than six inches in length, or of sufficient length to be made into spikes and bolts, shall be rated as bar, bolt, rod, or hoop iron, as the case may be, and pay duty accordingly; all manufactures of iron, partly finished, shall pay the same rates of duty as if entirely finished; all vessels of cast iron, and all castings of iron, with handles, rings, hoops, or other addition of wrought iron, shall pay the same rates of duty as if made entirely of cast iron..
1661. Fourteenth. On unmanufactured hemp, forty dollars per ton; sail duck, fifteen per centum ad valorem; and on cotton bagging, three and a half cents a square yard, without regard to the weight or width of the artiOn felts or hat bodies made wholly, or in part of wool, eighteen
1662. Fifteenth. On all manufactures of silk, or of which silk shall be a component part, coming from beyond the Cape of Good Hope, ten per centum ad valorem; on sewing silk forty per cent. ad valorem.
1663. Sixteenth. On brown sugar and sirup of sugar cane, in casks, two and a half cents per pound; and on white clayed sugar, three and one-third cents per pound. Sirup imported in casks, and all sirup for making sugar, shall be rated by weight, and pay the same duty as the sugar of which it is composed would pay in its natural state; and loaf or lump sugar, when imported in a pulverized, liquid or other form, shall pay the same duty as is imposed by law on loaf or lump sugar; and all fossil and crude mineral salt shall pay fifteen per centum ad valorem.
1664. Seventeenth. On salt, ten cents per fifty-six pounds.
1665. Eighteenth. On old and scrap lead, two cents per pound.
1666. Nineteenth. On teas of all kinds, imported from places this side the Cape of Good Hope, or in vessels other than those of the United States, ten cents per pound.
1667. Twentieth. On slates of all kinds, twenty-five per centum ad valorem.
1668. Twenty-first. On window glass not above eight by ten inches in size, three dollars per hundred square feet; not above ten by twelve inches, three dollars and fifty cents per hundred square feet; and if above ten by twelve inches, four dollars per hundred square feet: Provided, That all window glass imported in plates, uncut, shall be charged with the highest rates of duty hereby imposed. On all apothecaries' vials and bottles, exceeding the capacity of six and not exceeding the capacity of sixteen ounces each, two dollars and twenty-five cents the gross; all perfumery and fancy vials and bottles, not exceeding the capacity of four ounces each, two dollars and fifty cents the gross; and those exceeding four ounces, and not exceeding sixteen ounces each, three dollars and twenty-five cents the gross; on all wares of cut glass not specified, three cents per pound, and thirty per centum ad valorem; on black glass bottles not exceeding one quart, two dollars per gross; on black glass bottles exceeding one quart, two dollars and fifty cents per gross; on demijohns, twenty-five cents each, and on all other articles of glass, not specified, two cents per pound, and twenty per centum ; on paper hangings, forty per centum; on all Leghorn hats or bonnets, and all hats or bonnets of straw, chip, or grass, and all flats, braids, or plaits for making hats or bonnets, thirty per centum; on the following articles twelve and a half per centum ad valorem, namely, whalebone, the product of foreign fishing, raw silk, and dressed furs; and on the following articles twenty-five per centum ad valorem, namely, boards, planks, walking canes and sticks, frames or sticks for umbrellas and parasols, and all manufactures of wood not otherwise specified; copper vessels, and all manufactures of copper, not otherwise specified; all manufactures of hemp or flax, except yarn and cordage, tarred and untarred, not otherwise specified; fans, artificial flowers, ornamental feathers, ornaments for head dresses, caps for women, and millinery of all kinds; comfits and sweet-meats of all kinds, preserved in sugar or brandy, umbrellas and parasols, of whatever materials made; parchment and vellum, wafers and black lead pencils, and brushes of all kinds. And on the following articles thirty per centum ad valorem, viz: cabinet wares; hats and caps of fur, leather, or wool, leather; whips, bridles, saddles, and on all manufactures of leather not otherwise specified; carriages and parts of carriages, and blank books; on boots and bootees, one dollar and fifty cents per pair; shoes of leather, other shoes and slippers of prunella, stuff, or nankeen; also porcelain, china, stone and earthen ware; musical instruments, and manufactures of marble, shall pay the present rates of duties. 1669. Twenty-second. On olive oil, in casks, twenty cents a gallon. 1670. Twenty-third. On the wines of France, namely, red wines, in casks, six cents a gallon; white wines, in casks, ten cents a gallon, and French wines of all sorts, in bottles, twenty-two cents a gallon, until the third day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-four, and from and after that day one-half of those rates respectively; and on all wines other than those of France one-half of their present rates of duty, respectively, from and after the day last aforesaid: Provided, That no higher duty shall be charged under this act, or any existing law on the red wines of Austria than are now, or may be, by this act levied upon red wines of Spain when the said wines are imported in casks.*(1)
(1) Act 14th July, 1832, sec. 2.
The effect of the foregoing section was to reduce the duties to 15 cents the gallon on Sicily wines; 3 cents per gallon on red and 5 cents per gallon on white wines of France, in casks, in cases 11 cents per gallon; 5 cents per gallon on red