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a; proved the twenty eight May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, as requires lile 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the value of the best article contained in a package as the average value of the wbule, be, and the same is hereby repealed.
SEC 14. And be it further enacted. That wheneser, open the opening and examination of any package or packages of imported goods, 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 tine twenty-eigh day of May, One thousand eight hundred aud thirry, the said gouds shall be found not to correspond with the entry thereof at the custom 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 inteot 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as prescribes a forfeiture of goods found out to correo spend with the invoice thereof, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.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 tho.sand eight hunured and thirty-three, the ad valorem rates of duty on goods, wares, and merchandise, shati be estimated in the mamer Pillowing: to the ac ual cost, if the same shall bave been actually, purchased, or the actual value, if the same shall have been procured other ise than bg purchase, ttihe time and place when and where purchased, or otherwise procured, or to the appraised value, if appraised, shall be added all charges, except insuran.e
Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That from and after the said third day of Mach, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, in calculating the rates of (uties, the pound sterling shall be considered and taken as of the value of four dollars nud eighty cents
Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That syrup imported in casks, and a11 syrup for making sugar, shall be rated by weight, and pay the sane duty is
the sugar of wh ch it is compos d would pay in its natural state, and that luaf or lumi» sugar, when imported in a puiverized, liquid or other form, sh 11 pay the same duiy as is imposed by law on loaf or lump sugar; and all fossil and crude mineral salt shall pay fifteen per centum ad valorem.
SEC. 18 And be it further enacted, That the several articles enumerated in this bill, whether imported before 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 bu 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 been paid previous to the said third day of March, the amount so paid shall be refunded to the person importing and depositing the
said articles ; Provided, That this section shall apply to merchandise in original pack iges which may have been entered and tiken 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 Warch noxt: And provided further, That the Secretary of the Treasury be authorized to prescribe 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 bundred 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 after the thirty-firsi of De. cember, one thousand right hundred and thirty-three, in all cases where duties are imposed on foreign imports by the act of the fourteenth day of Juiy, ode thonsard eight hundred and thirty-two, entiiied “An act to alter VOL XIJ.
Tarif-March 2, 1833. and amend the several acts imposing duties on imports," or by any other act, shall exceed twenty per centum on the value thereof, one tenth part of such excess shall be dedicted; from and after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thinyotive, another tenth part thereof shali be deducted; from and after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, another tenth part thereof shall be deducied;
from and after the thirty-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 forty
one, one half of the residue of such excess shall be deducted ; and 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 falled cloth, known by the names of plains, kerseys, or kendal cultons, of which 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. A d the said articles shall be subject to the same duty of fifty per centum, as is provided by the said second section for other 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 modlified by this act, shall remain and continue to be collected. And from and a tier 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 purpose of raising such revenue as may be necessary 10 an economical adıninisiration 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 may 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 bundred and thirty three, and until the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and torty-two, shall also (he) admitted to entry, free froin duiy, io wit: bleached and unbleached linens, table linen, linen napkins, and linen cambrics, and worsted stuff goods, 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, excepe sewing silk.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That from, and after the said thirtieth day of Juve, one thousand eigh hundred and forty-two, the following articles shall be admitted to entry, free from duty, to wit: indigo, quicksiver, sula phur, crude sult perre, grind stones, refined borax, emory, opium, iin in plaves and shecis, gum Arabic, gum Senegal, lac dye, maduer, madder 1001, nuts and berries usid in dying, saffron, tuneric, woad or pastel, aloes, ambergris, Burgundy pitch, cochineal, camomile flowers, coriander seed, caisup, chalk, covulus inilicus, horn plates for lanthers, ox horns, other horns and tips, India rubber, manufactured ivory, juniper berries, musk, nuts of all kinds, vil of juniprr, unmanufactured rattans and reeds, tortoise shell, tin
foil, shellac, vegatables 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, anil tartaric acids And all imports on which the first section of this act may operate, and all articles now admitted 10 entry is free from duty, or paying a less rate of duty than twenty per centum ad valorem, b-fore the said
tviriieth day of June, one thousand eighi hundred and forty-iko, trom an: fatter that day may be admited to entry subject to suci duty, not exceeding twenty per centuin ad valoremi, 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, one thousand eight hundred and ibirty (wo, or of any other act a is inconsistent with his acı, shall be, and the same is hereby, repealed : Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent he
passage, prior or subsequent to the said thirtieth day of June, one thousind eighi hundred an i forty two, of any act or acts, from time to time, that may be necessary to detrci, prevest, or punish evasi, ns of the duties on imports imposed by law, nor to prevent the passage of any act, prior to the linir:jeth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, io the contingency either of excess or deficiency of revenue, altering the rales of duties on articles which, by the aforesaid 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 redured by “An actio 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 section 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 amendment 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 thirty-four, and which may remain in the custody of the customs on that day, shall be entitled to the benefit of this act, and of that to which it is an amendment: Provided, That no merchandise imported in packages, bales, or casks, shall bå: entitled to the benefit of this ací, 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-it nothing contained in his act shall be so construed as to extend the provisions thereof to any merchandise, which under the existing laws would not be entitled 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
and keep them a der the keys of the custom house, till th- first of April, as aloresaid : Provided, The collector shall consider he same a safe place of deposite, and that application be made to him for that purpose on or before the iweniy-orh March nexi.
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
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 uulawfu obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, of persons, it shall become inpracticable, in the judgment of the President, to execute the revenue laws, and collect the duties 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 within some port or harbor of such district, either upon land or upon board any vessel; and, in that case, i: shall be the duty of the collector 10 reside at such
place, and there io 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 iu such cases it shall be unlawful to take the vesset or cargo from the custody of the proper officer of the customis, unless by process from some Court of he United States; and is
cas of any attempt otherwise to take such vessel or cargo by force, or conbination, or assenblage of persons too great to be overcome by the officers of the customs, it shall and nay be lawful for the President of the United
States, or such person or persons as lie 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 of such vessel or c.rgo and protecting the ofticers of the customs in retaining the custody :hertoi
SEF. 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 aiready made by law; and if any person shall receive any injury to his person or property for or on account of any act by.l.im 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 where in 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 Staies shall be irrepleviable, and shall be deemed to be in the iustody of the law, and subject only to the orders and decrees of the Courts of the United Staies bring jurisdiction thereof. And if any person shall dispossess or rescue, or attempt to dispossess or rescue, any property so
aken or detained as aforesaid, or shall aid or assist there:li, such person suall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be liable to such punishment as is provided by the twenty-second section of the act for the puishiment of certain crimes against the United S'ates, approved the thirtieth day of April, anno Domini one tho saod seves hundred and ninety, for the willull obstruction or resistance of officers in the service of pioress.
Sec. 3. And be il further enacted, That in any case where suit op prosecution shall be conimenced in a Court of any State against any officer of the
Vnit d States, or oilier 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 tide, set up or claimed by such officer, or other person, under any sich law of the United States, it shall be awful for the d sendant in such suit, lir prosecution, at any tinie before trial, upon a pretiion 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 ! lic nature of said suit or prosecution, and verifying the said petition by affidavii together with a cerificate signed by an aitorney or counselor at law or some Court of record of the Siate in which such suit shall have been commenced, or of the United Stares, š tiing furth that, as counsel for the peti loper, he bas examined the proceedings against him, and has carefully in. quired into all the natiers set forih o the petition, and ihat he believes the