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§ 17. That in the territory of the United States northwest of Districte in the river Ohio, there shall be six districts, to wit: Erie, Detroit, the territory Michilimackinac, Massac, Illinois, and Ohio. The district of the Ohio ; Erie sliall include all the waters, shores, and inlets, of lake Erie, ports of entry within the jurisdicrion of the Uniled Siates, and ihe rivers and and delivery; walers connected therewithi, from the west line of the state of District of Pennsylvania unto the west bank of the Miami of lake Erie, in- Erie. cluding said river; and the president of the United States is Vol.ii. p. 873,
973, 1043, authorized lo establish such place, at or near Sandusky, or on the said river Miami,'to be the port of entry, as he shall judge Vol. iii. p. expedient, and also to establish not exceeding two other places 1671, 1821. to be ports of delivery only; and a collector shall be appointed, 10 reside at the port of entry, and surveyors, to reside at such ports of delivery as may be established, as aforesaid. The dis. District of Detrict of Detroit shall include all the waters, shores, and inlets, troit. of the lakes Erie, St. Clair, and Huron, within the jurisdiction of the United States, and the rivers and waters connected there. with, to the westward of the river Miami aforesaid, unto the island of Michilimackinac; and a collector shall be appointed, 10 reside at Detroit, which shall be the sole port of entry for the district; and the president of the United States is au. thorized, if he shall judge it expedient, to establish, not exceed. ing two ports of delivery within the said district, and to appoint surveyors to reside thereat. The district of Michilimackinac District of shall include the island of that name, the adjoining lands, ceded Michilimacki. to the United States by the Indian nations at the treaty of Greenville, and all the waters, shores, and inlets, to the westward and northward of the lakes Michigan and Superior, and the rivers, waters, shores, and lakes, connected there with, lying within the jurisdiction of the United States, unto the northern and northwestern bourdaries thereof. And the president of the United States is authorized to establish such place, at or near Michilimackinac, 10 be the port of entry for the district, as he shall deem expedient, and also to establish not exceeding three other places within the said district to be ports of delivery only; and a collector shall be appointed, to reside at the port of entry, and surveyors, to reside at the ports of delivery, which may be established as aforesaid. The district of Massac shall include District of the lands relinquished and ceded to the United States by the Massac. Indian nations, at the treaty of Greenville, in August, one ihou. Vol. I. p. 814, sand seven hundred and ninety-five, lying near the confluence 1043. of the rivers Ohio and Mississippi, and shall extend from thence to the mouth of the river Obio, on the northern side of the said river, and up the river Ohio to the eastern side of the river Wa. bash, including the said river, with all the waters, shores, and inlets, connecled with the rivers Ohio and Wabash, within the boundaries aforesaid. And such place, at or near fort Massac, as the president of the United States shall designate for that purpose, shall be the sole port of entry for the district, and a collector shall be appointed, to reside therent; and it shall be lawful for the president of The United States, if he shall judge expedient, lo establish, not exceeding two places, at or near the river Wabash, to be ports of delivery only, and to appoint sur. Vol. I.
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District of Illi- veyors, to reside thereat. The district of Illinois shall include nois.
all the waters, shores, and inleis, of the river Mississippi, above the mouth of the river Ohio, within the jurisdiction of ihe Unit. ed States, and also the river Illinois, with the rivers, shores, and walers, connected therewith ; and a collector shall be appointed, 10 reside al such place as the president of the United States shall designale to be the port of entry, and not exceeding two
surveyors, tu reside al such places as the president shall see fil to District of establish as ports of delivery only. The district of Obio shall Ohio. include all the waters, shores, and inlets, of the river Ohio, on
the northern side, with the rivers, shores, and waters, connected therewith, lying to the eastward of the district of Massac, as before described ; and a collector shall be appointed, to reside at such place as the president of the United Siales shall designale, at or near'the confluence of the Great Miami river and the river Ohio, which place shall be the sole port of entry or de
livery for the districi. And there shall be a district on the river District on the
Mississippi, south of the slale of Tennessee, which shall include Mississippi, south of Ten- all the waters, shores, and inleis, of the river Mississippi, and nessee ; port of other navigable rivers and waters connected therewiili, lying entry and de- within the juriediction of the United States and south of the livery ; collec.
said state; and it shall be lawful for the president of the United Vol . ii. p. 873. Siates to designate a proper place, lo be the port of entry and
delivery within the same, and to appoint a collector to reside 2386. The president thereat. And in case the appointment of the several colleciors may appoint and surveyors for the new districts or poris established, or aucolicctors, &c. thorized to be established, hereby, shall not be made during the during the re. cess, &c.
present session of congress, the president of the United States may, and he is hereby empowered 10, make such appointments
during the recess of the senate, by granting commissions which New appoint- shall expire at the end of their next session ; but new appoint. ments not ne- ments shall not be necessary to be made to any of the offices cessary, &c.
heretofore established. Not lawful to § 18. That it shall and may be lawful* to make entry of any
ship or vessel, which shall arrive from any foreign port or place &c. elsewhere within the United Siales, or of the cargo on board, such ship or than at ports established,
vessel, elsewhere than at one of the poris of entry hereinbefore & C.
established, nor to unlade the said cargo, or any part thereof, (* So in the
else where than at one of the poris of delivery herein established. ] Ports of entry Provided always, That every port of entry shall be also a port of are ports of delivery : And provided further, That none but ships or vessels of delivery. the United Staies shall be adipilled to unlade at any other than Ports to which the ports following, 10 wit: Portsmouth, in New Hampshire; foreign vessels Portland and Falinouth, New Bedford, Dighton, Salem and Beare restricted,
verly, Gloucester, Newburyport, Marblehead, Nantucket, Boston and Charlestown, Plymouth, Bath, Frenchman's Bay, Wiscasset, Machias, and Penobscot, in the state of Massachusetts ; Newport, and Providence, in the state of Rhode Island and Provi. dence Plantations ; New London, and New Haven, in the state of Connecticut ; New York, in the state of New York; Perth Amboy, and Burlington, in the state of New Jersey ; Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Newcastle, and Port Penn, in the state of Delaware; Baltimore, Annapolie, Vi
enna, Oxford, Georgetown, on Potowmac, Chestertown, Town Creek, Nottingham, Nanjemoy, Digges's Landing, Snowbill, and Carrolsburgh, in the state of Maryland; Alexandria, Kinsale, Newport, T'appahannock, Port Royal, Fredericksburgh, Urbanna, Yorktown, West Point, Hampton, Bermuda Hundred, City Point, Rockett's Landing, Norfolk and Portsmouth, in the stale of Virginia; Wilmington, Newbern, Beaufort, Washington, Edenton, and Plankbridge, in the state of North Carolina ; Charleston, Georgetown, and Beaufort, in the state of South Carolina : and in either of the ports of Savannah, Sunbury, Brunswick, Frederica, and St. Mary's in the state of Georgia ; or to make entry in any other districi than in ihe one in which they shall be so admitted to unlade. And provided lastly, That
Ports to no ship or vessel arriving from the Cape of Good Hope, or from which vessels any place beyond the same, shall be admitted to inake entry at arriving from any other than the ports following, to wit: Portsmouth, in the the Cape of stale of New Hampshire ; Boston and Charlestown, Newbury, or beyond it, port, Salem and Beverly, Marblehead, Gloucester, Portland and are restricted. Falmouth, in the state of Massachusetts ; Newport and Provi. dence, in the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ; New London, and New Haven, in the state of Connecticut; New York, in the state of New York; Perih Amboy, in the state of New Jersey; Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania ; Wil. mington, in the state of Delaware ; Baltimore, Annapolis, and Georgetown, in the state of Maryland ; Alexandria, Norfolk, and Portsmouth, in the stale of Virginia ; Wilmington, Newhern, Washington, and Edenton, in the state of North Carolina ; Charleston, Georgetown, and Beaufort, in the state of South Carolina ; and Sunbury, and Savannah, in the state of Georgia : Provided, That nothing herein contained shall prevent the mas. Proviso ; as to ter or commander of any ship or vessel froni making entry with entry where the collector of any district in which such ship or vessel may be the vessel is owned, or froin which she may have sniled on the voyage from
owned. which she shall then have returned : Provided, also, That if the Vessels compresident of the United States shall see fil to establishi a port of ing in at. Oca delivery at Shell Castle, or Beacou Island, near Ocracoke Inlei, sec. to come to and to appoint a surveyor 10 reside thereal, it shall be the duly at Shell Casof the master or coinmander of every ship or vessel coming in at tle, or Beacon Ocracoke Inlet, and intending to unlade her cargo, or any part Island, if the thereof, at any port connected with the waters of the said inlet, fit, &c. to come to at the port of delivery which may be established as aforesaid, and there exhibit like reports and manifests, and perform all other duties required by ibis act of masters of vessels when arriving at a port of entry in the United States; but no Bue no duties, duties shall be paid or secured at the said port of delivery; and
Surveyor to the surveyor who may be appointed to reside at the said port of superintend delivery shall, in addition to other powers and duties granted unlading, &e. and prescribed to surveyors by this act, superintend the unlad. ing and discharge of all goods, wares, and merchandise, from the vessels in which the same may be imported, into the lighters, or coasting vessels, which may be employed in the transportalion of said goods, wares, and merchandise, to any port of entry or delivery connected with the said Ocracoko Inlet f and all
Goods unla- goods, wares, or merchandise, which shall be so unladen into secured with lighters, or coasting vessels, shall and may be secured with the locks, &c. to necessary locks, or fastenings, or under the seal of the said surbe accompa
veyor, and shall be accompanied with permits, describing the nied with pero said goods, wares, and merchandise, the vessel in which importmits, &c.
ed, the persons to whom belonging, and the port of entry or deMasters of livery to which destined. And the masters or commanders of all lighters to lighters or coasting vessels, who shall receive goods, wares, or give triplicate merchandise, to be transported as aforesaid, shall give triplicate receipts, &c.
receipts, describing the casks or packages containing the same; Forfeiture of and in case any goods, wares, or merchandise, transported under the lighter, permits, and for which receipts shall have been given as aforeand 500 dolls. said, shall not be transported and delivered to the collector or deliver goods, surveyor of the port of entry or delivery to which the same shall &c.
be consigned by the permits aforesaid, the dangers of the seas and unavoidable accidents only excepted, or if any lock, fastening, or seal, placed on the said goods, wares, or merchandise, shall be broken or destroyed, the lighier or vessel employed in transporting the same shall be forfeited, and the master ihereof
shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, The surveyor
with costs of suil. And it shall be the duty of the surveyor, who of Shell Cas. may be appointed to reside at the port of Shell Castle, or Beatle, &c. to endorse on the
con Island, to endorse on the original manisests of vessels arriv. manifests all ing at said port, all deliveries which may be made as aforesaid, deliveries to to the masters of lighters or coasting vessels as aforesaid ; which lighiers, &c.
manifests shall be exhibited to the collector of the interior port of entry, to which such vessels may be destined, where like en. tries shall be made, and like proceedings had, as are required by
the general regulations and provisions of this act. Vessels bound $ 19. That the master or commander of every ship or vessel, 10 ports of de- bound to a port of delivery only, in any of the following districts, livery in the districts men
to wit : Poriland and Falmouth, except the ports of Nofth Yar. tioned, to moyth, Freeport, and Harpswell: Bath, except the ports of come to at the Georgetown and Brunswick ; Newburyport, New London, exports of entry, cept the port of Stonington ; Middletown, except the ports of Vol. i. p. 777. Lyine, Saybrook, Killingsworth, Haddam, and East Haddam :
Norfolk and Portsmoutb ; Bermuda Hundred, or City Point,
Yorktown, Tappabannock, except the port of Urbanna ; or Report, &c. in Edenton ; shall first come io, at the port of entry of such district, ties, &c. to be with his ship or vessel, and there make report and entry in writ. paid, or secu. ing, and pay, or secure to be paid, all legal duties, port fees, red, &c.
and charges, in inanner provided by this act, before such ship or proceed to
vessel shall proceed to her port of delivery; and that any ship ports of deliv. or vessel, bound 10 a port of delivery in any district other than
those above mentioned, or to either of the ports of delivery above making entry, mentioned, inay first proceed to her port of delivery, and afterVessels from wards make report and entry within the time by this act limiled ; a foreign port, and the master of every vessel, arriving from a foreign pori, or bound, &c. to having goods on board, of which the duties have not been paid
inspector on or secured, and bound 10 any porl on Connecticut river, shall board at Say. take an inspector on board at Saybrook, before proceeding to brook, &c.
such porl; and if any master of a ship or vessel shall proceed 10 ceeding to a a pori of delivery, contrary to the directions aforesaid, he shall port of delive.
forfeit and pay five hundred dollars, to be recovered with costs ry contrary to
this act, forfeit of suit; that the master or commander of any ship or vessel, bound in any district in Connecticut, through or by the way of Vessels bound Sandy Ilook, shall, before he pass by the port of New York, and in certain disimmediately after his arrival, deposiie, with the collector for the tricts to depo
sile manifests district of New York, a true manifest of the cargo on board such
at the poris ship or vessel ; if bound to the district of Hudson, shall, before mentioned. he pass by the part of New York, and immediately after his arrival, deposite with the collector thereof a like manifest ; if bound to the district of Burlington, shall, before he pass by the port of Philadelphia, and immediately after his arrival, deposite with the collector thereof a like manifest ; if bound 10 the district of Nottingham, shall, before he pass by the port of Town Creek, and immediately after his arrival, deposite with the surveyor of the said port à like manifest; if bound to the district of Tappahannock, shall, before he pass by the port of Urbanna, and immediately after his arrival, deposite with the surveyor of that pori a like manifest; if bound to the district of Bermuda Hundred and City Point, shall, on his arrival in Hampton Road, or at Sewall's Point, and immediately after such arrival, deposite with the collector of Norfolk and Portsmouth, or with ihe collector of the port of Hampton, a like manifest ; and if bound to the district of South Quay, shall, before he pass by the port of Edenton, and iiomediately after bis arrival, deposite with the collector of the port of Edenton a like manisest ; and the said Collectors, &c. collectors and surveyors, respectively, shall, after registering the to register the manisesis, transmit the same, duly ceruified to have been so de manifests, &c. posited, 10 the officer with whom the entries are to be made ; and the said collectors and surveyors, respectively, may, when- Collectors and ever they judge it to be necessary for the securiiy of the reve
put inspectors nue, put an inspector of the customs on board any ship or vessel on board, &c. as aforesaid, lo accompany the same until her arrival at the first port of entry or delivery in the district to which such ship or vessel may be destined ; and if the master or commander of any Masters omitship or vessel shall neglect or omit to deposite a manifest in ting to depo.
site manifests, manner aforesaid, or shall refuse to receive an inspector of ihe
&c. forfeit 500 customs on board, as the case shall require, he shall forfeit and doll. &c. pay five hundred dollars, to be recovered, with costs of suil, one half for the use of the officer with whom such manifests ought to have been deposited, and the other half to the use of the colleclor of the disirict to which the said ship or vessel may be bound : Provided, That if the manifest shall, in either of the above cases, Proviso ; as to have been previously delivered 10 any officer of the customs, previous deli: pursuant to the provisions hereinafter to be made in that behalf, fests, &c. the depositing of a manifest as aforesaid shall not be necessary.
§ 20. That all officers and persons to be appointed pursuant Officers, &c. to ibis act, before they enter upon the duties of their respective appointed unoffices, shall, severally, take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, inke an oath, diligently and faithfully to execute the duties of their said of- &c. fices, respectively ; which oath or affirmation shall be of the form and tenor following, 10 wit : I, (A B,) having been appointed Form of the (collector, or other officer, as the case may be) of the district, or oath. port, of) do solemnly, sincerely, and truly (swear, or afirm) that I