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ces beyond the Cape of Good Hope, to ry other person who shall act as such be weighed, marked and certified, shall appraiser, by all the reasonable ways or be and the same is hereby repealed. means in his or their power, to ascertain,
Sect. 6. And be it further enacted, estimate, and appraise the true and actu. That, from and aster the third day of al value, any invoice or affidavit thereMarch aforesaid, the duties on all wool, to to the contrary notwithstanding, of the manufactures of wool, or of which wool said goods, wares, and merchandise, at is a component part, shall be paid in the time purchased, and place from cash, without discount, or at the option whence the same shall have been im of the importer, be placed in the pub- ported into the United States, and the lic stores, under bond, at his risk, sub- number of such yards, parcels, or ject to the payment of the customary quantities, and such actual value of evstorage and charges, and to the payment ery of them as the case may require ; of interest at the rate of six per centum and all such goods, wares, and merchanper annum while so stored : Provided, dise, being manufactures of wool, or That the duty on the articles so stored whereof wool shall be a component part, shall be paid one half in three, and one which shall be imported into the United half in six months from the date of im. States in an untinished condition, shall, portation : Provided also, That if any in every such appraisal, be taken, deeminstalment of duties be not paid when the ed, and estimated by the said appraissame shall have become due, so much ofers, and every of them, and every the said merchandise as may be neces- person who shall act as such appraiser, sary to discharge such instalment shall to have been, at the time purchased, and be sold at public auction, and retain: place from whence the same were iming the surn necessary for the payment ported into the United States, of as of such instalment of the duties, togeth- great actual value as if the same had er with the expenses of safe keeping and been entirely finished : Provided, That sale of such goods, the overplus, if any, in all cases where any goods, wares, shall be returned by the collector, lo or merchandise, subject to ad valorem the importer or owner, or to his agent duty, or whereon the duty is or shall be or lawful representative : And provie by law, regulated by, or be directed to ded also, That the importer, owner, or be estimated or levied upon, the value consignee of such goods, may, at any of the square yard, or any other quanti. time after the deposite shall have been ty or parcel thereof shall have been immade, withdraw the whole or any part ported into the United States from a thereof, on paying the duties on what country other than that in wbich the may be withdrawn, and the customary same were manufactured or produced, storage and charges, and of interest. the appraisers shall value the saine at
Sect. 7. And be it further enacted, the current value thereof at the time of That in all cases where the duty which purchase, before such last exportation now is, or hereafter inay be imposed on to the United States, in the country any goods, wares, or merchandise im- where the same may have been origiported into the United States, shall, by nally manufactured or produced. law, be regulated by, or be directed to Sect. 8. And be it further enacted, be estimated or levied upon, the value that it shall be lawful for the appraisers of the square yard, or of any other to call before them, and examine, upon quantity or parcel thereof'; and in all oath, any owner, importer, consignee, cases where there is or shall be imposed or other person, touching any matter or any ad valorem rate of duty on any thing which they may deem material in goods, wares, or merchandise imported ascertaining the true value of any merinto the United States, it shall be the chandise inported, and to require the duty of the collector within whose dis. production on oath, to the collector, or trict the same shall be imported or en- to any permanent appraiser, of any let. tered, to cause the actual value thereof, ters, accounts or invoices, in his possesat the time purchased, and place from sion, relating to the same, for which purwhich the same shall have been import pose, they are hereby authorized to aded into the United States, to be apprais. ininister oaths. And if any person so ed, estimated and ascertained, and the called shall fail to atiend, or shall decline number of such yards, parcels, or quan- to answer, or to produce such papers tities, and such actual value of every when so required, he shall forfeit and of them, as the case may require ; and pay to the United States fifty dollars ; it shall, in every such case, be the and if such person be the owner, im. duty of the appraisers of the United porter or consignee, the apppraisement States, and every of them, and eve- which the said appraisers may make of
the goods, wares or inerchandise, shall extend to and be in force for, the collec. be final and conclusive, any act of Con- tion of the duties imposed by this act, ca gress to the contrary notwithstanding. goods, wares, and merchandize which And any person who shall swear falsely shall be imported into the United States on such examination, shall be deemed from and after the said third day of March, guilty of perjury; and if he be the own. and for the recovery, collection, distri. *er, importer, or consignee, the merchan. buition, and re mission of all tines, penal. dise shall be foi feited.
ties, and forfeitures, and for the allow. Sect. 9. And be it further enacted, ance of drawbacks by this act author. That it shall be the duty of the Secre- ized, as fully and effectually as if every tary of the Treasury, under the direc- regulation, restriction, penalty, forfeittion of the President of the United ure, provision, clause, matter, and thing States, from time to time, to establish in the then existing laws contained, had such rules and regulations, not inconsis. been inserted in and re-enacted by this tent with the laws of the United States, act; and that so much of any act which is as the President of the United States contrary to this act shall be, aod the shall think proper, to secure a just, faith. same is hereby repealed. ful, and impartial appraisal of all goods, Sect. 13. And be it further enacted, wares, and merchandise, as aforesaid, ina- That whenever goods composed whoily, ported into the United States, and just or in part of wool or cotton, of similar and proper entries of such actual value kind, but different quality, are found, in thereof, and of the square yards, parcels the same packages, charged at an aver. or other quantities, as the case may re- age price, it shall be the duty of the quire, and of such actual value of eve- appraisers to adopt the value of the best ry of them; and it shall be the du- article contained in such package, and ty of the Secretary of the Treasury to so charged, as the average value of the report all such rules and regulations, whole: and that so much of the act enwith the reasons therefor, to the then titled “Ao act for the more effectual next session of Congress.
collection of the impost duties,' approved Sect. 10. And be il further enacted, the twentyeight, May, one thousand That an addition of ten per centum shall eight hundred and thirty, as requires the be made to the several rates of duties appraisers to adopt the value the best by this act imposed, in respect to all article contained in a package as the goods, wares and merchandise, on the average value of the whole, be, and the importation of which, in American or same is hereby repealed. foreign vessels, a specific discrimination Secr. 14. And be it further enacted, has not already been made, which, That whenever, upon the opening and from and after the third day of March examination of any package or packaaforesaid, shall be imported in ships or ges ol'imported goods, composed wholly, vessels not of the United States : Pro- or in part, of wool or cotton, in the manvided, That this additional duty shall ner provided by the fourth section of the not apply to goods, wares, and merchan- act for the more effectual collection of dise which shall be imported after said the impost auties, approved on twenty. day in ships or vessels not of the Uni- eighth day of May, one thousand eight ted States, entitled by treaty, or by an hundred and thirty, the said goods sball act or acts of Congress, to be entered be found not to correspond with the eoin the ports of the United States, on the try thereof at the custom-house; and payment of the same duties as shall then if any package shall be found to contain be paid on goods, wares, and merchan- any article not entered, such article dise imported in ships or vessels of the shall be forfeited; or if the package be United States.
made up with intent to evade or defraud Sect. 11. And be it further enacted, the revenue, the package shall be forThat there shall be allowed a drawback feited ; and so much of the said section as of the duties by this act imposed, on prescribes a forfeiture of goods found not goods, wares, and merchandize, which to correspond with the invoice thereof, shall be imported from and after the said be, and ihe same is hereby, repeal:d. third day of March, upon the exporta- Sect 15. And be it further enacted, tion thereof, within the time and in the That, from and after the said third day manner prescribed in the existing laws of March, one thousand eight hundred at the time : Provided no drawback and thirtythree, the ad valorem rates of shall be allowed on a less quantity of duty on goods, wares, and merchandise, cordage than five tons.
shall be estimated in the manner followSect. 12. And be it further enacted, ing: to the actual cost, if the same shall That the existing laws at the time shall have been actually purchased, or the
actual value, if the same shall have CHAP. 229. An Act for the erection
act, entitled • An act for the re-
Sect. 1. and thirtythree, in calculating the rates
Be it enacted by the Senof duties, the pounds sterling shall be
ate and House of Representatives of the considered and taken as of the value of assembled, That all and each of the
United States of America in Congress four dollars and eighty cents. Sect. 17. And be it further enacted, provisions of the act to which this is an
addition, shall be extended to every perThat syrup imported in casks, and all
son who was a debtor to the United syrup for making sugar, shall be rated by weight, and pay the same duty as
States on the first day of January, one the sugar of which it is composed would thousand eight hundred and thirtyone, pay in its natural state, and that loaf or
in any sum of money which he is unalump sugar, when imported in a pul- ed as the principal in an official bond, or
ble to pay, unless such person be indebtverized, liquid, or other form, shall pay for public money received by him, and the same duty as is imposed by law on loaf or lump sugar; and all fossil and
not paid over or accounted for according crude mineral salt shall pay fifteen per penalty, incurred by the violation of
to law; or for any fine, forleiture, or centum ad valorem.
Sect. 18. And be it further enacted, any law of the United States.
Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, this bill, whether imported before or af- Thai, in all such cases of indebtedness ter the passage thereof, may be put in.
as are described in the fourth section of to the custom-house stores, under the
the act to which this is an addition, the bond of the importer or owner; and such Secretary of the Treasury may, accordof said articles as shall remain under the ing to his discretion, execute to the
debtor of the United States a releasc, as control of the proper officer of the customs on the third day of March, eighteen by said debtor, if the Secretary of the
mentioned therein, without any payment hundred and thirtythree, shall be sub Treasury is satisfied that said debtor is ject to no other duty than if the same were imported, respectively, after that
unable to pay any part of said debt. day. And if the duties or any part That nothing contained in this act, or in
Sect. 3. Anil be it further enacted, thereof on the articles deposited as aforesaid shall have been paid previous the act of which it is an amendment, to the said third day of March, the shall be construed to entitle any Gova amount so paid shall be refunded to the shall appear to the satisfaction of the
ernment debtor to be discharged, until it persou importing and depositing the said articles: Provided, That this section Secretary of the Treasury, that the shall apply to merchandise in original sureties of such debtor are unable to packages which may have been enters pay the said debt, and that they are ened and taken into the possession of the titled to the provisions of this act, in like importer or owner; upon condition that
as the said principal debtor the said merchandise be placed under shall be entitled to the same, or, unthe custody of the proper officer of the
less said sureties shall file their concustoins, and that the same shall remain sent, in writing, with the Secretary of under his control on the third day of this act, and the act to which this is an
the Treasury, that the privileges of March next: And provided further, That the Secretary of the Treasury bé amendment, may be extended to their authorized to prescribe such rules and principal without any prejudice to their regulations as may be necessary to car. liability, or unless such discharge can ry this section into effect.
and shall be given in such manner as
not to affect the legal liability of such CHAP. 228. An Act to provide for the sureties.
extinguishment of the Indian title SECT. 4. And be it further enacted, to lands lying in the States of Mis- That there be, and hereby is, approprisouri and Illinois, and for other ated the sum of five thousand dollars, purposes.
out of any unappropriated moneys in
the Treasury, to carry into effect this act, entitled • An act for the relief act, and that of which it is an amend. of certain surviving officers and sol. ment.
diers of the army of the revolution.' CHAP 231. An Act to provide for the Secr. 1. Be it enacted by the Sen
appointment of three commissioners ate and House of Representatives of to treat with the Indians, and for the United States of America in Con. other purposes.
gress assembled, that the third section
of the act, entitled “An act for the reCHAP. 232. An Act to provide for the lief of certain surviving officers and sol
taking of certain observations pre- diers of the army of the revolution,' apparatory to the adjustment of the proved the fifteenth day of May, one northern boundary line of the State ihousand eight hundred and twentyeight, of Ohio.
shall not be construed to embrace invalid Approved, July 14, 1832.
pensioners; and that the pension of in.
valid soldiers shall not be deducted from CHAP. 233. An Act to amend the act the amount receivable by them under entitled ' An act to provide for init
the said act. igating or remitting the forfeitures, Approved, July 14, 1832. penalties, and disabilities accruing in certain cases therein mentioned.' CHAP. 238. An Act repealing a part of
the fifth section of an act, entitled Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Sen- * Ao act to establish ports of delivery ate and house of Representatives of the at Port Pontchartrain and Delaware United States of America in Congress city, and for other purposes.' assembled, Thai in all cases of fine, peDalty, or forfeiture, mentioned and em- CHAP. 239. An Act to amend the sevbraced in the act entitled “An act to
eral acts for the establishment of a provide for mitigating or remitting the
Territorial Government in Florida. forfeitures, penalties, and disabilities, accruing in certain cases therein men
Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Sentioned,' or in any act in addition to, or ate and House of Representatives of the amendatory of said act, and not exceed- United States of America in Congress ing fifty dollars in amount, or value, the assembled, That the court of appeals in Secretary of the Treasury be, and he the Territory of Florida, established in hereby is, authorized, if in his opinion virtue of the fourth section of the act the said fine, penalty, or forfeiture was of the twentysixth of May, one thousand incurred without wilful negligence or eight hundred and twentyfour, to wbich intention of fraud, to prescribe such
this act is an amendment, shall be comrules and mode of proceeding, to ascer
posed of the judges of the superior courts tain the facts, as in his opinion may be
in said Territory respectively, a majority convenient and proper, without regard
of whom shall be necessary to be pres, to the provisions of the act above refer- ent to constitute a quorum to hear and red to ; and upon the said facts, so to decide causes; but any two of the said be ascertained as aforesaid, the said sec- judges shall he sufficient to make any retary may exercise all the power con- interlocutory order, or to grant any writ ferred upon him in and by said act, as authorized by any of the acts to which fully as he might have done had said this is an amendment. facts been ascertained under and accord- Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, ing to the provisions of said act.
That the provisions and regulations con
tained in the twentyfifth section of the CHAP. 234. An Act further to provide act of the twentyfourth of September,
for the relief of distressed Ameri- one thousand seven hundred and eighty. can seamen in foreign countries. nine, entitled "An act to establish the
judicial courts of the United States,' in CHAP. 235. An Act to remit a part of regard to writs of error and appeals to
the duties on a cargo imported in the Supreme Court of the United States, the brig Liberator.
from a final judgment or decree in any
suit in the highest court of law or equity CHAP. 236. An Act for the relief of of a State, shall be applicable to writs
the Invalid Pensioners of the Unit. of error and appeals to the Supreme ed States.
Court of the United States from the
highest court of law or equity in said CHAP. 237 An Act to amend the
Territory, having jurisdiction of the
subject matter, in the same manner, as CHAP. 245. An Act to revive and writs of error and appeals are authorized continue in force, 'An act authornow to be taken and prosecuted under izing the payment of certain certithe aforesaid twentyfifth section of the ficates,' approved seventh of May, act of the twentyfourth of September, one thousand eight hundred and one thousand seven hundred and eighty- twentytwo. nine, from any court in any State ; and writs of error and appeals, in virtue of CHAP. 246. An Act supplemental to the said twentyfifth section, are hereby the act' granting the right of preauthorized to be taken and prosecuted, emption to settlers on the public from the highest court of law or equity lands,' approved the twentyninth having jurisdiction of the subject niatter day of May, eighteen hundred and in the said Territory.
thirty. Sect. 3. And be it further enacted, That the regulations prescribed by the Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Sen. second section of the act entitled 'An ate and House of Representatives of act in addition to an act entitled 'An the United States of America in Con. act to amend the judicial system of the gress assembled, That all the occupants United States,' approved the third of and settlers upon the public lands of the March, one thousand eight hundred and United States, who are entitled to a prethree, as far as said regulations shall be emption according to the provisions of practicable, shall be observed in respect the act of Congress, approved the twen. to all writs of error and appeals from tyninth day of May, eighteen hundred the said court of appeals in the said Ter- and thirty, and who have not been, or ritory to the Supreme Court of the Unit- shall not be, enabled to make proof and ed States.
enter the same within the time limited Sect. 4. And be it further enacted, in said act, in consequence of the pubThat appeals and writs of error may be lic surveys not having been made and taken and prosecuted, in all cases from returned, or where the land was not atthe decisions and judgments of the high- tached to land district, or where the est court of said Territory to the Su- same has been reserved from sale on ac. preme Court of the United States,
count of a disputed boundary between where the amount in controversy ex. any State and Territory, the said occuceeds one thousand dollars.
pants shall be permitted to enter the said
lands on the saine conditions, in every CHAP. 240. An Act to authorize the respect, as are prescribed in said act,
sale of certain public lands in the within one year after the surveys are State of Ohio.
made, or the land attached to a land dis
trict, or the boundary line established; CHAP. 241. An Act to authorize the and, if the said lands shall be proclaimed
disposition of the fund arising from for sale before the expiration of one
Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, CHAP. 242. An Act giving the assent
That the occupants upon fractions shall
be permitted, in like inanner, to enter of the Unite: States to an act of the the same, so as not to exceed in quantity General Assembly of Maryland, one quarter section ; and if the fractions passed at their December session, exceer a quarter section, the occupant in one thousand eight hundred and shall be permitted to enter one hundred thirtyone, entitled • An act further and sixty acres, to include his or their imto amend the act incorporating the provement, at the price aforesaid. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Come pany.'
CHAP. 247. An Act to authorize the
sale of lands reserved from sale at CHAP. 243. An Act making appropri- Fort Jacks in the State of la
ation towards the expense of laying bama. out and opening a military road, from fort Howard, at Green Bay, CHAP. 248. An det granting certain to fort Crawford on the Mississippi. city lots to the corporation of the
Columbian College, for the purposes CHAP. 244. An Act for the relief of therein mentioned.
the officers and soldiers of Fort Delaware.
CHAP. 249. An Act for the benefit of