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shall, in like manner, appoint a collector, who shall perform the duties of collector and surveyor of the port, and receive an annual salary of three thousand dollars. The Secretary of the Treasury shall appoint one clerk for said collector, to act as auditor in comptrolling the accounts of the office, under such regulations as the said Secretary may prescribe, at an annual compensation not exceeding one thousand eight hundred dollars. He shall also, on the nomination of the collector, appoint for said district such number of weighers, gaugers, and measurers as he shall deem necessary, at a compensation not exceeding five dollars per day, and a competent number of inspectors, whose compensation shall not exceed four dollars per day for each person so appointed.

SEC. 7. For each of the collection districts of Cape Perpetua and Port Orford, in the Territory of Oregon, the President shall, in like manner, appoint a collector, who shall perform the duties of collector and surveyor of the port, and who shall each receive an annual salary of two thousand dollars. The Secretary of the Treasury may, if he shall deem it expedient, appoint one clerk for each of said collectors, to act as auditor in comptrolling the accounts of the office, under such regulations as the said Secretary may prescribe, at an annual compensation not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. He shall also, on the nomination of the said collectors, appoint for said districts, if in his judgment they are necessary, a competent number of weighers, gaugers, and measurers, at a compensation not exceeding five dollars per day each, and such number of inspectors as he shall deem expedient, at a compensation not exceeding four dollars per day each

Sec. 8. For the collection districts of Galveston and Brazos de Santiago, in Texas, the President shall, in like manner, appoint a collector for each, who shall perform the duties of collector and surveyor of the port. The collector for Brazos de Santiago shall receive an annual salary of two thousand dollars, and the collector at Galveston an annual salary of one thousand six hundred dollars. There shall also be appointed, in like manner, for each of the districts of Indianola, Aransas, and Paso del Norte, a collector, who shall perform the duties of collector and surveyor of the port, and who shall each receive an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars. The Secretary of the Treasury may, if he shall deem it expedient, appoint for the collector of each of said districts a clerk, to act as auditor in comptrolling the accounts of the office, under such regulations as the said Secretary may prescribe, and who shall receive an annual compensation not exceeding twelve hundred dollars. He shall also, on the nomination of the respective collectors, appoint for the districts named in this section, whenever in his judgment such officers are necessary, a competent number of weighers, gaugers, and measurers, whose compensation shall not exceed four dollars per day, and as many inspectors as he shall deem expedient, whose compensation shall not exceed three dollars per day for each person so appointed.

SEC. 9. The collection districts in the United States not heretofore named shall be divided into eight classes, and the districts and ports of delivery hereinafter named shall be classified as follows, to wit:

The first class shall include the districts of Mississippi, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Boston, and other districts that shall hereafter collect an amount of revenue exceeding one million of dollars in any one year.

The second class shall include the district of Charleston, in South Carolina, and all other districts which shall hereafter collect, annually, five hundred thousand dollars of revenue and not exceeding one million.

The third class shall include the districts and ports of delivery of Salem, Portland, New Haven, Savannah, Mobile, Oswego, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and all other districts which shall hereafter collect, annually, one hundred thousand and not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars of revenue.

The fourth class shall include the districts and ports of delivery of Buffalo, Champlain, Sandusky, Cleveland, Richmond, Petersburg, Norfolk, Louisville, Nashville, and all other districts that shall hereafter collect, annually, fifty thousand and not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars of revenue.

The fifth class shall include the districts and ports of delivery of Passamaquoddy, Portsmouth, Vermont, Gloucester, Providence, Middletown, New London, Niagara, St. Lawrence, Cape Vincent, Cape Fear, Detroit, Potomac, Pittsburg, New Albany, and all other districts that shall hereafter collect, annually, twenty thousand and not exceeding fifty thousand dollars of revenue.

The sixth class shall include the districts and ports of delivery of Bangor, Newburyport, Bristol, Sackett's Harbor, Genesee, Chicago, New Bedford, Georgetown, (D. C.,) Apalachicola, Memphis, and all other districts that shall hereafter collect, annually, ten thousand and not exceeding twenty thousand dollars of revenue.

The seventh class shall include the districts and ports of delivery of Bath, Milwaukie, Miami, Penobscot, Waldoboro', Belfast, Marblehead, Fall River, Barnstable, Edgartown, Fairfield, Stonington, Perth Amboy, Delaware, Vienna, St. Augustine, Camden, (N C.,) Plymouth, (N. C.,) Pensacola, Key West, St. Marks, St. John's, Michilimackinac, Wheeling, Vicksburg, Evansville, and all other districts that shall hereafter collect, annually, one thousand and not exceeding ten thousand dollars of revenue.

The eighth class shall include the districts and ports of delivery of Pembina, Natchez, Machias, Frenchman's Bay, Wiscasset, Saco, Kennebunk, York, Plymouth, (Mass.,) Sag Harbor, Bridgetown, Great Egg Harbor, Little Egg Harbor, Newark, Erie, Tappahannock, Cherrystone, Yorktown, Edenton, Washington, (N. C.,) Newbern, Beaufort, Winyaw, Broad River, (S. C.,) St. Mary's, (Ga.,) Brunswick, (Ga.,) Pearl River, Grand Gulf, Knoxville, Paducah, Madison, Portsmouth, Marietta, (Ohio) Alton, Galena, Burlington, (Iowa,) Florence, (Alabama,) Prairie du Chien, St. Paul's, (Minnesota, Dunkirk, Michigan City, Quincy, and all other districts which shalí collect less than one thousand dollars of revenue annually.

Sec. 10. The Seoretary of the Treasury shall have authority, with the approval of the President, and it shall be his duty, annually, to transfer any district from the class in which it is here placed to the appropriate one, according to the amount of re tenue collected in said district for the current fiscal year, and the salary of the officers shall be paid accordingly. He shall also have power, with like approval of the President, to designate the class in which any new district, hereafter created, or any port of delivery at which a collector may be appointed, shall be placed, until its proper class shall be ascertained by the amount of revenue collected ; and shall have power and authority, with like approval by the President, to annex any of the districts, not herein included in any one of the eight classes, to one of said classes, according to the revenue collected within the same the preceding year; and thereafter the salary and compensation of the collector and other officers of the customs for such districts shall be in accordance with the salary of the like officers of the class to which it is attached.

Sec. 11. For the districts in the first and second classes, the President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a collector, a naval officer, and surveyor of the port, for each district. And for the districts and ports of delivery in the third and fourth classes he shall appoint, in like manner, a collector and naval officer for each district. And a surveyor shall also be appointed for each port of entry in the third, fourth, and filth classes, who shall also discharge the duties of an inspector of the customs when so directed by the Secretary of the Treasury. And for the districts and ports of delivery in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth classes, he shall appoint, in like manner, a collector of the customs.

Suc. 12. The collectors of customs appointed for the districts in the first class shall receive an annual salary of six thousand dollars; and those appointed for districts in the second class, an annual salary of four thousand dollars ; and those appointed for districts in the third class, an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars, and a further compensation of one-half of one per cent. on the net amount of revenue collected in said districts ; those appointed for districts in the fourth class, an annual salary of one thousand dollars, and a further compensation of one per cent. on the net amount of revenue collected in said districts ; those appointed for districts in the fifth class, an annual salary of eight hundred dollars, and a further compensation of two per cent, on the net amount of revenue collected in said districts ; those appointed for districts in the sixth class, an annual salary of six hundred dollars, and a further compensation of three per cent. on the net amount of revenue collected for said districts; those appointed for districts in the seventh class, an annual salary of four hundred and fifty dollars, and a further compensation of six per cent. on the net amount of revenue collected in said districts; and those appointed for districts in the eighth class, an annual salary of four hundred doilars, and a further compensation of eight per cent. on the net amount of revenue collected in said districts. And the Secretary of the Treasury shall have power and authority, with the approbation of the President, to grant an additional compensation to the collectors in classes numbers seven and cight, when, in his judgment, the character of the service requires it; and shall state such cases in his annual report, together with changes made in the classification from the revenue collected the previous year, and the change of districts or new ports of entry establised.

The collectors appointed for the several collection districts in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth classes shall also be allowed fees for the services by them rendered, as follows, viz: For receiving the measurement certificates, oaths, bonds, and other papers of a ship or vessel applying for a registry, issuing the certificate of registry, and recording the same, two dollars; for every necessary endorsement on a register, fifty cents ; for renewing a register annually, one dollar ; for granting new certificate and register in case of the change of ownership of vessel, one dollar ; for every clearance granted to a ship or vessel, one dollar; which said fees shall be charged to the United States, and allowed to the collector in the settlement of his account, and paid to him in the same manner as his other compensation is allowed and paid to him ; and said collector

; shall be required to render, monthly, to the Treasury Department, an account of all such fees, setting forth the items, the name of the vessel, and the master or owner, for whom the service was rendered, authenticated in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury shall direct, and which shall be by him approved before being allowed ; but such additional compensation from fees to any collector shall in no case exceed the sum of one thousand dollars per annum; and in no case shall the compensation from all sources (except fines, penalties, and forfeitures,) of collectors in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth classes aforesaid, exceed the sum of three thousand dollars each per annum.

The naval officers appointed for the districts in the first class shall receire an annual salary of four thousand dollars; those appointed for the second class shall receive an annual salary of three thousand dollars; those appointed for the third class, an annual salary of sixteen hundred dollars; and those appointed for the fourth class, an annual salary of twelve hundred dollars.

The surveyors of the ports appointed for the districts in the first class shall each receive an annual salary of four thousand dollars; and those appointed for districts in the second class, an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars; and those appointed at ports of entry in the third, fourth, and fifth classes, shall each receive an annual compensation not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars.

Sec. 13. The President shall, in like manner, appoint for each district in the first class an appraiser, who shall hold his office at the port of entry in the district for which he is appointed, and who shall receive an annual salary of three thousand five hundred dollars. The President may, in like manner, if he shall deem it expedient, appoint an appraiser for the districts in the second and third classes, who shall be entitled to receive a salary of two thousand dollars per annum.

Sec. 14. The President shall, in like manner, appoint six appraisers at large, one of whom shall be employed for the districts on the Pacific coast; the other five shall be employed at such ports or places as the Secretary of the Treasury shall direct, and the said appraisers shall receive an annual salary of four thousand dollars each, with an additional allowance for travelling expenses whenever they shall travel,

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under the orders of the Secretary of the Treasury, on official business, the amount to be regulated and fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury, but not to exceed the actual expenses necessarily incurred.

Sec. 15. The Secretary of the Treasury shall have the power and authority to appoint for each appraiser in the first class three assistant appraisers, at an annual salary not exceeding three thousand dollars, and a sufficient number of examiners in appraiser's office, at an annual salary of eighteen hundred dollars each; and if the President shall appoint an appraiser in the districts of the second and third classes, the Secretary of the Treasury shall appoint, if in his opinion they are necessary, two assistant appraisers, at an annual salary not exceeding one thousand eight hundred dollars each, and a sufficient number of examiners in appraiser's office, at an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars each.

Sec. 16. The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and and empowered to appoint for each district in the first and second classes, on the nomination of the collector, naval officer, and surveyor, respectively, as many deputies of those officers as he shall deem necessary, at an annual salary not exceeding three thousand dollars each in districts of the first class, and not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars each in districts of the second class. He shall also have the authority to appoint, in like manner, deputy collectors for each collection district in the United States equal to the number of the ports of delivery in such districts not included in either of the eight classes established by this act or heretofore provided for, or as many of said ports of delivery as he shall deem expedient, and to fix the compensation of said deputies, not to exceed the sum of one thousand dollars each per annum ; and he shall have the power to reduce the number of deputies at the respective ports of entry whenever he shall deem the number greater than the public service requires.

Stc. The Secretary of the Treasury shall have power to appoint for each collector in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth classes a clerk, to act as auditor for the district in comptrolling the accounts of the office, under such regulations as said Secretary may prescribe, in all cases in which he may deem it expedient. He shall also have the power to appoint for each district in the first and second classes, on the nomination of the collector thereof, a competent number of weighers, gaugers, and measurers, at an annual salary not exceeding two thousand dollars each, and as many inspectors as he shall deem necessary, at a compensation not exceeding four dollars per day each. He shall, in like manner, appoint for the districts in the third and fourth classés a competent number of weighers, gaugers, and measurers, at a compensation not exceeding four dollars per day each, and as many inspectors as he shall deem necessary, at a compensation not exceeding three dollars and fifty cents per day each. He shall, in like manner, have the power to appoint for the districts in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth classes a competent number of weighers, gaugers, and measurers at a compensation not exceeding three dollars and fifty cents per day each, and as many inspectors as he shall deem necessary, at a compensation pot exceeding three dollars per day each.

SEC. 18. The collectors, naval officers, surveyors of the port, and

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