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rized and required, to abate and allow to such person or persong as shall enter liquors, and pay the duties for the same, twenty gallons in every hundred. And if

any person or persons whatsoever, shall wittingly False entry. or willingly make a false entry, and be convicted of

the same, such person or persons shall forfeit and pay

one hundred pounds, current money, Powerof col- XI. And be it further enacted, That the collectors of lectors, the duties or customs upon liquors, and their deputies, where duties be authorized and impowered, and they, and every of are not paid them, are hereby authorized and impowered, to go and

enter on board any ship or other vessel, and from thence to bring on shore, any liquors liable to a duty or custom, by virtue of this act, if the duty or custom be not paid or agreed for, within ten days after the first entry of the said ship or vessel; and likewise to stay and remain on board the said ship or vessel, until all such li

quors be discharged and delivered out of the same. Bribery in

XII. And be it further enacted, That if any collector officers. or collectors of the duties upon liquors, or any other

person or persons deputed and appointed, by or under them, or any of them, or any other authority whatsoever, shall directly or indirectly take or receive any bribe, recompence, or reward, in any kind whatsoever; or shall connive at any false entry of any liquors liable to a duty or custom, by virtue of this act, by

means whereof, the duties or customs shall be defraudPonalty for. ed; the person or persons therein offending shall for

feit and pay the sum of one hundred pounds, current money, and be forever afterwards disabled in his said office, and rendred incapable of holding any office or

emploiment, relating to the customs, within this coloPenalty for ny and dominion: And the person or persons giving or paying

paying any such bribe, reward, or recompence, shall forfeit and pay one hundred pounds, current money.

XIII. Provided always, and it is hereby further Drewback. enacted, That if the importer of any liquors, of which

the duties and customs, according to this act shall be paid, shall, within three months after the importation thereof into this colony and dominion, be desirous to export the same, or part thereof; in such case, the said importers shall give a particular account of the contents, casks, marks, and numbers of the liquors be intends to export, to the collector, with whom, at their importation, they were entred; and shall subscribe the

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same, and declare, upon oath, that the duty or cus. Oath of ex-
tom for the liquors he desires to export, were, at the porter.
entry, duly answered and paid, according to this act;
and that the said liquors shall be directly carried out of
this dominion, and not sold, delivered, or put on shore
within the same: And then it shall be lawful for the
said collector, and he is hereby required and enjoined,
to allow the said importer the whole duty or custom
paid for the said liquors so to be exported; any thing
in this act contained to the contrary, in any wise, not-
withstanding

XIV. And for an encouragement to import money
into this colony and dominion.

XV. Be it further enacted, That whatsoever person Encourage or persons shall pay any of the impositions, duties, or ment to im. customs, accruing due, by virtue of this act, in good port money. and lawful money of his or their own importation into this colony and dominion, to be proved by the oath of the party paying the same; such person or persons shall have an abatement and allowance of fifteen per cent. in all duties so paid and satisfied; and every coltector of the said duties is hereby authorized and required to make allowance accordingly. XVI. And be it further enacted, That the several

Forfeitures forfeitures and penalties which shall or may arise, by how appro. virtue of this act, shall be divided into three equal priated. parts; one third whereof, shall be to our sovereign lord the king, his heirs and successors, for and towards the better support of this government, and the contingent charges thereof; one third part to the governor of this colony and dominion, for the time being, to and for his own proper use and behoof; and the other third part to him or them that will inform or sue for the same: To be recovered, with costs, by action of debt, bill, plaint, or information, in any court of record within this colony and dominion; wherein no essoin, protection, or wager of law, shall be allowed.

XVII. And be it further enacted, That the governor Collectors, or commander in chief of this colony, for the time be- how appoining, with the advice of the council, shall be, and is ted. hereby impowered, from time to time, and at all times hereafter, to nominate, constitute, and appoint, such and so many collectors of the duties laid by this act upon liquors, as also such salaries, not exceeding six in Salary

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the hundred, for collecting the said duties, as to him shall seem best.

XVIII. And be it further enacted, That all and eveDuties to be paid by col. ry such sum and sums of money which shall be raised, lector to

collected, and levied, by the said duties, the necessary charges of collecting, managing, and accounting for the same always excepted, shall, from time to time, be arcounted for, and paid by the respective collectors

thereof, to the treasurer of Virginia, for the time beCollectors ing, upon oath; which oath, the said treasurer is hereand treasur. by impowered to administer; and by the said treasurer er to account shall be accounted fur, to the general assembly of this on oath.

colony, upon oath. And that all and every such sum and sums of money which shall be raised, collected, and levied, by the said duties of three pence upon every gallon of wine, rum, brandy, and other distilled spirits, and of one penny upon every gallon of cider, beer, and ale, over and above the necessary charges aforesaid, are and shall be appropriated, issued, applied, and disposed of, to such use or uses, as the general assembly, from time to time, shall think fit to direct, for lessening the levy by the poll, or defraying any public expence, and to and for no other use whatsoerer.

XIX. And, forasmuch as the present revenue of the college of William and Mary, is not sufficient to maintain the full number of masters or professors required by the charter of the said college, and thereby the progress of learning hath been much obstructed, and the will of the roial founders in great measure frustrated,

XX. Be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, Part of duty That the sum of two hundred pounds per annum, out payable to of the said duty of one penny upon every gallon of wine, trustees of

rum, brandy, and other distilled spirits, by this act imcollege.

posed, as aforesaid, is and shall be appropriated for the relief of the said college; and for and during the said term of twenty-one years, shall be paid by the said treasurer, half-yearly, in equal portions, unto the surviving trustees of the said college, until the same shall be transferred to the president and masters; and from and after such transfer, then to the presidentiand mas. ters, and their successors, for and towards the maintaining and supporting the full number of masters and professors, which are to reside in the said college. And if, at any time, there shall be no trustee of the said college, residing in this country, before such transfer shall be made, then the said sum of two hundred pounds shall be, in manner aforesaid, paid to the visitors and governors of the said college, or to such person as they shall appoint to receive the same: And

Overplus, after the said sum of two hundred pounds per annum bow appra shall be so satisfied, then the overplus of all monies priated. arising from the said duty, shall be applied to such other use or uses, as the general assembly shall think fit to direct, as aforesaid.

XXI. And be it further enacted, by the authority Houses may aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful, to and for be broken, all and every the collector or collectors of the duties where duties laid by this act, to enter into any house, warehouse, or are not paid. storehouse, in the day time; or if occasion be, by warrant under the hand of a justice of the peace, and in company with a constable, to break open, in the day time, any house, warehouse, or storehouse, to search for, seize, and carry away, any liquor's on which a duty is laid by this act, and for which the said duty shall not have been paid, according to the directions herein given. And if any such collector or constable sball be sued or molested, for any thing done, in execution of the powers hereby given them, such collector or constable shall and may plead the general issue, and give this act in evidence; of which, the court where such suit shall be brought, shall allow: And if, in such suit Double costs the plaintiff shall be nonsuited, or a judgment shall pass against him, the defendant shall recover double costs.

XXII. And be it further enacted, by the authority Liquors, how aforesaid, That all and every master or commander transported

from one dis of any ship, boat, or other vessel whatsoever, that

triet to anofrom and after the commencement of this act, shall ther. transport or carry any liquors, on which a duty is laid by this act, from one district to another, within this colony, shall, before he depart out of the district wherein such liquors shall be laden or taken on board, make oath, before the collector of the duties in the said district, to the true quantity of the liquor's so on board, to be transported; and that he will not take, or suffer to be taken, on board the said ship, boat, or other vessel, any more liquors, on which a duty is laid, by this act; and shall also take a certificate from the said collector, of the quantity of liquors then on board, and that such oath hath been made thereto. Andfif the master of any ship, boat, or other vessel, shall after the commence.

ment of this act, deliver or put on shore in any other district, or transport from one district to another, any such liquors, without having made such oath, and obtained such certificate as is herein above directed, such master shall forfeit the value of such liquors: To be recovered and disposed of in such manner, as the penalties and forfeitures herein before mentioned, are directed to be.

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CHAP. II. 1733, p. 355.]

An Act appointing a Treasurer. John Hollo." Beit and Burgesses

, of this present General AsE enacted, by the . ed treasurer. sembly, and it is hereby enacted, That John Holloway,

Esquire, shall be and is hereby nominated, constituted, and appointed treasurer of the revenues arising by one act of assembly, passed this session, intituled, An Act for laying a Duty on Liquors; and the said treasurer is hereby authorized, impowered, and required, to demand, receive, and take, of and from every collector and collectors, all and every the sum and sums of money, arising by force of the before recited act of assembly: And the said John Holloway is authorized and required to keep and retain all such money in his own custody and possession, until he shall dispose of the same, in such manner, and by such warrant, and for such uses, intents, and purposes, and no other, as

are limited, directed, and appointed, in the said act. His salary. II. And be it further enacted, by the authority afore

said, and it is hereby enacted, That the salary of four per cent. shall be allowed and paid to the said treasurer, out of all and every sum and sums of money by him received and accounted for, to the general assembly, ac

cording to the directions of the said act. To give bond

III. And be it further enacted, That the said John and security. Holloway, before his entry and admission into the said

office of treasurer, and before his taking upon him to execute and manage the same, shall give bond in the secretary's office, with good and sufficient security, in the sum of four thousand pounds, current money, paiable to his majesty, his heirs, and successors, for the true and just performance and discharge of the aforesaid office

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