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£ 8. d. Slate, and Slates in Frames.-See Stone. Slate Pencils, for every 1001. value
20 0 0 Smalts, the lb.*.....
0 0 4 SNAKE Root, the lb. *.
0 0 2 SNUFF, the lb...
0 6 0 Snuff may not he imported into the United Kingdom in any Ship or Import Pack
Vessel of less burthen than 120 tons; nor except in age and Ship. hogsheads, casks, chests, or cases, each of which shall
contain at least 100lbs. net weight, if from the East Indies, or 450lbs. net weight, if from any other place; on forfeiture of the same. Nor unless the particular weight in each hogshead, cask, &c.' with the tare of the same, be marked thereon, nor into any part of the United King.
dom, except at the following Ports; viz. London, Liver. Ports of Im- pool, Bristol, Lancaster, Cowes, Falmouth, Whitehaven, portation.
Hult, Port Glasgow, Greenock, Leith, Newcastle-uponTyne, Plymouth, Belfast, Cork, Drogheda, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Londonderry, Newry, Sligo, Waterford, and Wexford, on the like forfeiture; nor may snuff work be imported into the United Kingdom, on forfeiture thereof.—6 Geo. IV. c. 107.
Exceptions. Samples of Snuff not exceeding 1 lb. weight each, may be imported, Importation
provided the master of the Vessel specifies in his manifest of Samples.
and report the several packages, describing them as sam
ples, and the importation of such samples being confined to the ports at which Snuff is allowed to be imported.-Treas. Order, 30 Nov. 1822. Packages of Snuff, under the legal size, may be entered by Special
Order of the Board of Customs in each case, provided it Packages under the legal is bona fide for private use, and regularly inserted in the ma. size for pri- nifest and report, and consigned to the person for whose use
it is intended; and provided the application and proof be made by such person, and not by an agent.--Min. Com. Cus. 1 Nov. 1826.
All seized Snuff, and all Snuff brought to the King's warehouse for Seized Snuff. security of duties, and which will not sell for the amount
of the duties, is to be destroyed.—Treas. Order, 17th, and Min. Com. Cus. 22 Nov. 1826, and 5 Jan. 1827.
d. SOAP, viz. Hard, the cwt.
4 10 0 Soft, the cwt...
3 11 3 Produce of any B. P. in the East Indies, viz. Hard, the cwt.
1 80 Soft, the cwt..
13 SOAPERS' Waste, the lon .......
0 3 2 Sopa.-See Alkali. Spa Ware, for every 1001. value .....
130 0 0 • 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 84. (4 Aug. 1832).
£ s. d. SPECIMENS of such Minerals, Fossils, or Ores, which are not parti
cularly enumerated or described, nor otherwise charged
Free. See, also, “Live Creatures,” page 128. SPECKLED Wood, viz. the produce of, and imported from any B. P. the ton
0 16 3 of any other place, or if otherwise imported, the ton... 8 14 2 SPECTACLES and BURNING Glasses are to pay 20 per cent.
ad valorem.-(Case of Hawkes, 7 April, 1831.) SPELTER, the cwt.
0 10 0 in cakes, the cwt.f..
0 2 0 SPERMACETI, fine, the lb...
0 1 6 SPETCHES (cuttings of Hides and Skins), fit only to be made into Glue, for every 1007. of the value*.
10 0 0 SPIKENARD, or Nardus Indica, the lb. .....
0 2 9 SPICES, imported from any place within the limits of the East India
Company's Charter previous to the 5th Jan. 1826, and still re.
23 Sept. 1828.
for every gallon of such Spirits or Strong Waters of any
strength not ex. the strength of Proof by Sykes’s Hy-
1 2 6
0 90 • Min. Com. Cus. 30 Sept. 1828. No. 597, Hull. In deciding upon this case, it is evident that the Board deemed “Spetches," an unrated and unmanufactured article; and as unrated and unmanufactured articles are reduced by the 2 and 3 Wm. IV., c. 84 from 10 to 5 per cent., “Spetches" will be liable to the latter duty only.-Ed.
2 and 3 Wm. IV. c. 84. (Aug. 4, 1832.)
The Officers of the Customs are directed to charge the duty on the strength of Spirits imported in Bottles, to one tenth of a Gallon.-Order Com. Cus. 6 Feb. 1827.
§ 6 Geo. IV. c. 111, and I Will. IV. c. 48. (14 June, 1830.)]
£ 8. d.
Spirits or Strong Waters, the produce of any
0 15 0
1 10 0 Spirits, Cordials, or Strong Waters, respectively, (except Rum and Rum Shrub!,) being the produce of any B. P. in America, sweetened or mixed with any Article so that the degree of strength thereof cannot be exactly ascertained by such Hydrometer 1 0 0
Rum. Rum, the produce of the British Possessions in America, is not liable Sweetened
to the duty charged on sweetened Spirits, uuless the actual Rum, how to strength shall exceed the strength denoted by Sykes's Hy. be charged drometer by more than 10 degrees per centum; and in
lieu of such duty, there shall be charged upon every degree per centum (8) more than 3 degrees and not more than 10 de. grees, by which the actual strength shall exceed the strength denoted by Sykes's Hydrometer, a duty of 98. 6d.: Provided always, that if the importer cannot make a perfect entry thereof for payment of duty on the actual strength, he may demand in writing, upon the entry, that trial be made of the actual strength, (he paying the expenses of such trial,) instead of entering such Rum for the payment of duty upon any stated number of such excessive degrees of strength:(1) Provided also, that all trials of the actual strength of Rum shall be made by some skilful person appointed by the Commissioners of the Customs for such purpose. - Geo. IV. c. 48.9 31.—1 Wm. IV. c. 48. • 7 Geo. IV. c. 48. (6 July, 1826.)
+ 9 Geo. IV. c. 76. (11 Aug. 1828.) | See the clause which follows, as regards sweetened Rum. $ Every degree of strength above the strength of proof, is equivalent to one per centum (or one Gallon in every 100) increase of measure ;-as for example,-200 Gallons of Rum denoted by the Hydrometer to be 7 degrees above the strength of proof, would be charged thus,-200 Gallons of Rum and 14 Gallons over proof, making 214 Gallons for duty, at 9s. per Gallon. If the actual strength should exceed the strength denoted by the Hydrometer by 5 degrees, the additional charge contemplated by this Section for two of those degrees (deducting three degrees for colouring matter) should be stated thus:-four Gallous excessive strength at 10s.
If the Merchant should think proper to make the entry on his own responsi. bility, and the Officers should find upon trial that the strengths have not been correctly stated, the Rum will be liable to forfeiture, under the 18th Section of the Act 6 Geo. IV. c. 107. as goods not properly entered. But if the Officers are satisfied with the strength entered, no trial beyond that of the Hydrometer will take place.
Rum, the produce of the British Plantations, must be imported in casks, containing not less than 20 gallons or in cases containing not less than 3 dozen reputed quart bottles, under pe- Package.
Import nalty of forfeiture. *_6 Geo. IV. c. 107. But Rum in casks capable of containing 20 gallons, may be admitted to entry on payment of the proper duties, upon the officers being satisfied, by an inspection of the casks, that the deficiency has been wholly occasioned by absorption or leakage, and not by abstraction.—Min. Com. Cus., 24 March, 1831.
Rum in bonded warehouses may be drawn off into casks, containing not less than 20 gallons each, as stores for ships, and may be delivered into the charge of the searcher, to be shipped Rum as stores as stores for any ship without entry or payment of duty,
for ships. the same being duly borne upon the victualling bill of such ships respectively.—6 Geo. IV.c. 112.
Rum, remains of stores from India, &c., may be admitted to entry at the low duty, on declaration that it is part of the quantity taken out, and inserted in the Victualling Bill.-Min.Com.
Remains of Cus., on application of N. Glass, 10 Feb. 1830.
The indulgence of charging the duty on Rum (taken out of the warehouses for home consumption), according to the actual
Delivery of strength and measure at the time of delivery thereof, is Rum, accordextended to the 5th of April, 1833.-Treas. Order, 26 ing to strength April, 1832.1
and measure. Rum may be removed from the Bonded Warehouses at Newcustle or London to North Shields, for the purpose of being there
Removal of shipped as stores only, ou board outward bound vessels ;
Rum from the rum so intended to be removed to be filled up to the Bonded Warefull contents previous to removal, and the parties subjected houses to North to the payment of the duties on all deficiencies which Shields, to be may be ascertained on the arrival of the rum at North
shipped as Shields, and upon bond being given, as in the case of the removal of warehoused goods generally.--Min. Com. Cus. 3 Jan. 1831.
Rum in bonded warehouses may also be drawn off into reputed quart, or reputed pint bottles, and packed in cases containing not less than 3 dozen such quart, or 6 dozen such pint bot- Bottling Rum tles each, for the purpose of being exported from the ware
tion. house1.-6 Geo. IV. c. 112. $ 30.
On applications referring to a former order allowing the admixture of Rums of different strengths for exportation, and praying that the Rum remaining in the Vats after the operation of racking Ruin remain
Vats might be admitted for Home Consumption :--The Boarding in
after racking See Note at the bottom of page 155. + This
order has been continued from year to year since 1824, but by Minute dated 8 Dec. 1831, the Commissioners of Customs declared that this Order did not extend to Rum deposited in Warehouses of special security, but that Rum so warehoused was to be subject to the regulations contained in the Treas. Order of the 20th May, 1830. See page 156. —The Treasury Order alluded to has been incorporated with the 44th, 45th, and 46th sections of the Act 2 and Wm. IV. c. 84, See note under the head of Spirits generally, in page 155.
casks of 10
SPIRITS, continued. exporta. were of opinion that the request might be complied with
to the extent of an ullage of 20 gallons, the legal quantity allowed to be exported, and that the duty should be paid according to the strength at the time of delivery of the said Rum*.-Min. Com. Cus. 27 Sep. 1827. See also “Spirits or Strong Waters generally.”
BRANDY AND GENEVA. Packages, containing 3 dozen reputed quart bottles of Geneva or Brandy,
may be removed from Guernsey to a warehousing port in Importations England, to be bonded for exportation only, upon the pat
ties giving security for the due delivery of such packages portation.
into the charge of the proper officers of the Customs for that
purpose.— Treas. Order, 1lth July, 1828. As a special indulgence, Brandy will be allowed to be imported from
France in casks of 10 gallons each, for exportation only, Importations of Brandy in
at a port approved for the warehousing of spirits, on per
mission in each case having been obtained from the Comgallons each, missioners of Customs, and security by bond given by for exportation the parties, for the due importation, and warehousing for only.
exportation, of the number of casks specified in the application, on board a certain vessel to be named by the parties, such vessel being a square-rigged vessel, or a vessel of 70 tons' burden or upwards; the spirits to be accompanied by a Consular certificate, specifying the marks and numbers of the packages, which must not contain less than 10 gallons each ; the goods to be re-shipped and re-exported to foreign parts within three months from the date of importation, under the like security and regulations as bonded goods generally.-Treas. Order, 15 Oct. 1831. Brandy, the produce or manufacture of Europe, may not be imported
into the United Kingdom, to be used therein, except in European British Ships, or in Ships of the country of which it is the Brandy.
produce, or in Ships of the country from which it is im. ported, on forfeiture thereof, and 1001. by the Master of the Ship.—6 Geo. IV. c. 109.
The Lords of his Majesty's Treasury have authorised the exportation of Exportation
Brandy to Mexico, Chili, or Peru, in casks containing not of Brandy to less than 15 imperial gallons each, for the convenience of Mexico, Chili, transport into the interior of those countries.- Treas. Order, and Peru.
17 Dec. 1827. Brandy and Hollands may be bottled in the bonded warehouses for exExportation portation to the British possessions in the East Indies, of Brandy and under the same conditions as Wine and Rum.-Treas. Holland-tothe Order, 10 May, 1827. See also “ Spirits or Strong Waters East Indies.
generally.” • The Board have, by minute of the 11th May, 1829, allowed the removal under the regulations of the Warehousing Act, for exportation only, of Rnms allowed to be mixed at the Port of London, by starting into vats and on being racked into fresh casks in the bonded warehouses.