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Unbleached, and uncoloured, (see
Veils, lace, of thread or silk,
Watches, all kinds of, and parts of 7 1-2 8 14
Wares, of all kinds, gilt,
plated japanned Woollen manufactures of all descriptions, or of which wool is the material of chief value, until the 30th of June, 1819, after that day 20 per cent. excepting blankets, woollen rugs, worsted, and stuff goods. Washes,
Wood, all manufactures of
Wool, stockings of
Yarn, (see cotton manufactures, &c.)
Cts. Per Cts.
otherwise than in bottles, 10
30 pack 33
3 pound 3.3
Copper, rods, bolts, spikes, or
Fish, foreign caught,
all other pickled
Fayal, (see wines)
Glass bottles, black quart,
Glass window, not abovel Cf
Iron, or steel wire, not exceed-
Iron, or steel wire, over No. 18
Imperial, (see teas)
Lead, in pigs, bars, or sheets,
Manufactures of iron into bars
4 pound 4.4 pair 16.5
200 piece 220
3 pound 100 quintal 110
150 barrel 165
144 gross 158.4
250 100 sq. ft. 275
cwt. 49.5 275
5 gallon 4 pound
ported in ships or vessels not of the United States, entitled by treaty, or by any act or acts of congress to be entered in the ports of the United States, on the payment of the same duties as are paid on goods, wares, and merchandise imported in ships or vessels of the United States.
Of Articles free of Duties.
Articles all imported for the use of the United
Apparatus, philosophical, specially imported by
Breed, animals imported for
Plaister of Paris.
Antimony, regulus of
Antiquities, all collections of, specially imported, Pewter, old, fit only to be remanufactured.
Gems, specially imported, &c.
Old brass, fit only to be remanufactured.
Instruments, philosophical, specially imported, &c.
*N. B. In all cases where the articles are stated as "specially Imported," they are governed by the conditions and restrictions expressed under the head "apparatus philosophical." •
Philosophical apparatus, specially imported, &c.
Personal baggage in actual use.
Plates, brass in
Pigs, copper in
Plates, copper in, suited for the sheathing of ships,
or implements of trade,
Regulus of antimony.
Remanufactured, old brass, fit only to be
Statutes, specially imported, &c.
Sulphur or brimstone.
Collections of antiquities, specially imported, &c. Teutenague.
Cabinets of coins.
Engravings, specially imported, &c.
Etching or engraving, do.
Specimens of botany.
in natural history.
Ships, copper in plates for sheathing
Tools of trade of persons arriving in the U. States.
Trade implements, or tools of persons arriving in
United States, all articles imported for the use of
Unwrought burr stones.
Woods for dying.
Unmanufactured wood of any kind.
Wearing apparel, and other personal baggage, in
unmanufactured, of any kind.
Office of Claims for property lost, captured or destroyed, whilst in the military service of the United States, during the late war.
2d. The certificate of the officer, or surviving officer, commanding the claimant at the time of the accident on which the claim is founded, which certificate, if not given while the officer was in the service of the United States, must be sworn to; and in every case it must, if practicable, state the then value of the horse so killed or dying.Before any other evidence will be received, the claimant must make oath that it is not in his power to procure that which is above specified; and that the evidence which he shall produce in lieu thereof, is the best which he is able to obtain. In every case the evidence must be on oath, and the value of the horse so killed or dying ascertained. All evidence offered, must be taken in the manner hereinafter directed, and in all these cases the claimant must declare on oath, that he has not received another horse from any officer or agent of the government in lieu of the one lost.
1st. When the owner has been dismounted or separated from, and detached from such horse by order of the commanding officer.
2d. When the rider has been killed or wounded in battle, and the horse lost in consequence thereof.
The same evidence, in all respects, which is required in the first class of cases, will be required in this.
WASHINGTON, June 3, 1816. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the act of the United States, passed the 9th day of April last, entitled, "An act to authorize the payment for property lost, captured or destroyed, while in the military service of the United States, and for other purposes," that all claims provided for by the said act, must be presented at this office on or before the ninth day of April, in the year 1818;truction by an enemy, of any horse, mule, or wagas if not presented within that period, they cannot be received, examined and decided on at this
Third Class of Cases.
"Any person who, in the late war aforesaid, has sustained damage by the loss, capture or des
gon, cart, boat, sleigh, or harness, while such property was employed in the military service of the United States, either by impressment or by contract, except in cases where the risk to which the property would be exposed, was agreed to be
First Class of Cases.
The claims provided for by the said act are, first, "Any volunteer or drafted militia-man, whe-incurred by the owner, if it shall appear that such ther of cavalry, mounted riflemen, or infantry, loss, capture or destruction, was without any fault who in the late war between the United States and or negligence of the owner; and any person durGreat Britain, has sustained damage by the lossing the time aforesaid, who has sustained damage of any horse which was killed in battle, or which by the death of such horse, mule, or in conse has died in consequence of a wound therein re-quence of failure on the part of the U. States to furceived, or in consequence of failure on the partnish sufficient forage while in the service aforeof the United States to furnish such horse with said, shall be allowed and paid the value thereof." sufficient forage while in the service of the United This class comprehends two cases, States, shall be allowed and paid the value of such horse." This provision comprehends three descriptions of cases.
1st. An horse killed in battle. 2d. An horse dying in oonsequence of a wound received in battle.
1st. The loss or destruction of property by an enemy, taken by impressment, or engaged by contract, in the military service of the United States, being either an horse, a mule, an ox, waggon, cart, boat, sleigh, or harness, excepting arti cles for which the owners had agreed to run all risks, or which were lost or destroyed by the fault or negligence of the owners.
2d. When an horse, mule or ox, so taken or employed, has died from the failure of the United
3d. An horse dying in consequence of not being furnished with sufficient forage by the U. States. To substantiate a claim of either description, 1st. The order of the government, authorizing the employment of the corps to which the origi-States to furnish sufficient forage. nal claimant belonged, or the subsequent accept- In the first of these cases, the claimant must ance of such corps, or approbation of its employ-produce the certificate of the officer or agent of ment must be produced. the United States who impressed or contracted for the property above mentioned, and of the offi cer, or surviving officer, under whose immediate command it was taken or destroyed by an enemy, Such certificates, if such officers or agents at the time of giving them be not in the ordinary ser vice of the United States, must be sworn to, and must positively state that the property was not lost or destroyed through the fault or negligence of the owner, and that the owner did not agree to run all risks. Furthermore, the usual hire of the articles so impressed or contracted for in the country in which they were employed must be stated.
In the second case, the certificate of the officer or agent of the United States, under whose command such horse, mule or ox, was employed at the time of his death, must be produced.
Before any other evidence will be received, the claimant must make oath that it is not in his power to produce that which is above specified; and further, that the evidence which he offers in
Second Class of Cases.
"Any person, whether of cavalry, or mounted riflemen, or volunteers, who in the late war afore-lieu thereof, is the best which he is able to obtain. said, has sustained damage by the loss of an horse In every case the evidence must state distinctly in consequence of the owner thereof being dis-the time, place and manner of the loss, and the mounted, or separated and detached from the value thereof. same by order of the commanding officer, or in consequence of the rider being killed or wounded in battle, shall be allowed and paid the value of such horse at the time he was received into the public service." This class comprehends two descriptions of cases.
Fourth Class of Cases. "Any person who, during the late war, has acted in the military service of the United States, as a volunteer or drafted militia-man, and who has furnished himself with arms and accoutrements, and has sustained loss by the capture or
destruction of them, without any fault or negligence on his part, shall be allowed and paid the value thereof."
This class comprehends two cases.
Furthermore, in all the cases submitted to this office, every claim must be accompanied by a statement, on oath, by every claimant, of all sums which he may have received, on account of such claim, from any officer, agent or department, of the government of the United States, and where he has received nothing, that fact also must be stated on oath by him.
It will be particularly noted by claimants, that the preceding rules of evidence generally, and more especially, apply to claims which shall not exceed in amount two hundred dollars, and that in all cases in which the claims in amount shall sub-exceed two hundred dollars, a special commissioner will be employed to take testimony; but in these cases, as far as it shall be practicable, the same rules of evidence shall be observed.
In all cases, in which the officers or agents of the United States shall have taken or impressed property for the military service of the United States, which property, so taken or impressed, shall have been paid for by them, out of their pri funds, or the value thereof recovered from them in due course of law, such officers or agents are entitled to the same remuneration to which the original owners of such property would be entitled, if such payment or recovery had not been made, and can settle their claims at this office, producing authentic vouchers for such payment or recovery. Nor will any original claim
be paid through this office, till they release all claims against such officers or agents of the U. States, on account of such taking or impressment. In every case, no claim will be paid but to the persons originally entitled to receive the same; or, in case of his death, to his legal representative, or in either event, attorney, duly appointed. When attornies shall be employed, it is recom mended to the parties interested, to have their powers executed in due form.
All evidence offered must be sworn to, except the certificates of officers, who, at the time of giving them, shall be in the military service of the United States, before some Judge of the U. States, or of the States or Territories of the UniStates, or mayor or chief magistrate of any city, town or borough within the same, or a justice of the peace of any state or territory of the United States duly authorized to administer oaths, of which authority, proof must be furnished either by a certificate under the seal of any State or Territory, or the clerk or prothonotary of any court within the same. But the seal of any city, town, or borough, or the attestation of any Judge of the U. S. will require no further authentication.
2d. The loss of the same articles in any other way, without the fault or negligence of the owner. This provision does not include the clothing of soldiers, or the clothing and arms of officers who, in all services, furnish at their own risk their own. The same evidence, in all respects, is required in this as in the first class, and moreover, that the loss did not happen from the fault or negligence of the owner.
"When any property has been impressed or taken, by public authority, for the use or sistence of the army, during the late war, and the same shall have been destroyed, lost or consumed, the owner of such property shall be paid the value thereof, deducting therefrom the amount which has been paid, or may be claimed, for the use and risk of the same, while in the service aforesaid."
certificate, and that the evidence which he shall
This provision relates to every species of property taken or impressed for the use and subsist-vate ence of the army, not comprehended in any of the preceding classes, and which shall have been in any manner destroyed, lost or consumed by the army, including in its scope all kinds of provisions, forage, fuel, articles for clothing, blankets, arms and ammunition; in fact, every thing for the use and equipment of an army.
In all these cases, the certificates of the officersants or agents of the United States, taking or impressing any of the aforesaid articles, authenticated by the officer commanding the corps for whose use they were taken or impressed-and, furthermore, of the officers and agents under whose command the same were destroyed, lost or consumed, specifying the value of the articles so taken or impressed and destroyed, lost or consumed, and if any payment has been made for the use of the same, the amount of such payment, and if no payment has been made, the certificate must state that none has been made.
Before any other evidence will be received, the claimant must make oath that it is not in his power to procure that which is above specified; and fur-ted ther, that the evidence which he offers in licu || thereof, is the best which he is able to obtain.
Under this provision, no claim can be admitted for any article which has not been taken by the orders of the commandant of the corps for whose use it may be stated to have been taken. For any taking, not so authorised, the party's redress is against the person committing it.
Sixth and last Class of Cases. "When any person, during the late war, has sustained damage by the destruction of his house or building, while the same was occupied as a military deposit, under the authority of an officer or agent of the United States, he shall be allowed or paid the amount of such damage; provided, it shall appear that such occupation was the cause of such destruction."
In this case, the certificate of the officer or agent of the United States, under whose authority any such house or building was occupied, must be furnished. Before any other evidence as to this fact will be received, the claimant must make cath that it is not in his power to procuge such
An office is opened on Capitol Hill in the City of Washington, in the building occupied by Congress during its last session, for the reception of the foregoing claims.
The printers in the United States, or Territories thereof, who are employed to print the Laws of the United States, are requested to publish this notice for eight weeks successively, once a week, and send their bills to this office for payment.
All persons who have business with this office, are requested to address their letters to the subscriber as commissioner, which will be transmitted free of postage. RICHARD BLAND LEE, Commissioner of Claims, &c.