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Sunbury, Brunswick, St. Mary's, and Hardwicke ; each of which shall be a port of entry.(1)

Art. 1893. The district of Savannah shall include Savannah river, and all the waters, shores, harbours, rivers, creeks, bays and inlets, from the said river to the north point of Ossabaw island, and Great Ogeeche rivers, inclusive ; and a collector, naval officer, and surveyor, shall be appointed for the said district, to reside at Savannah.(1)

1894. The district of Sunbury shall comprehend all the waters, shores, harbours, rivers, creeks, bays, and inlets, south of the north point of Ossabaw island and Great Ogeeche river, exclusive, and north of the south point of Sapelo island, inclusive, except such part as is hereafter described as appertaining to the district of Hardwicke; and a collector for the said district shall be appointed to reside at Sunbury (2)

1895. The district of Brunswick shall comprehend all the waters, shores, harbours, rivers, creeks, bays, and inlets, from the south point of Sapelo island, exclusive, to the south point of Jekyl island, inclusive ; Frederica shall be a port of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Darien, which shall be the sole port of entry for the district ; a surveyor shall be appointed to reside at such place in the district as may be directed by the secretary of the treasury.(3)

1896. The district of St. Mary's shall comprehend all the waters, shores, harbours, rivers, creeks, bays, and inlets, from the south point of Jekyl island, exclusive, to St. Mary's river, inclusive.(4)

1897. And in each of the said districts it shall be lawful for the collector to grant a permit to unlade at any port or place within the district, and to appoint, or put on board any ship or vessel for which a permit is granted, one or more inspectors, as may be necessary, for the security of the revenue.(5)

1898. The district of Hardwicke shall include all the waters, shores, bays, harbours, creeks, and rivers, between the south point of Ossabaw island and the south point of Warsaw island; and in the said district the town of Hardwicke shall be the only port of entry, and the collector for the said district shall be appointed, to reside at Hardwicke.(6)

1899. There shall be paid to the collector of Savannah one per centum on duties received by him ; to the collectors of St. Mary's, five hundred dol. lars, of Sunbury, and Brunswick, two hundred and fifty dollars, annually, each, and three per centum on duties received by them respectively: to the collector of Hardwicke three per centum on duties received by him; and two hundred dollars annually: to the naval officer at Savannah one hundred and fifty dollars annually: to the surveyor at Savannah one hundred and fifty dollars annually, and to the surveyor of Brunswick district not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars annually, in addition to the fees respectively allowed them by law.(7)

(1) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 14. (2) Ibid.

(3) Ibid.-Act 21st April, 1806.-Act 9 h March, 1818.

(4) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 14.- Act

7th May, 1822, sec. 1.-Act 21st Jan.
1829, sec. 2.

(5) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 14.
(6) Ibid.

(7) Ibid.-Act 10th May, 1800,–7th May, 1822.

SECTION XVII.

Collection Districts in Florida.

St. Augustine district--St. Augus- President may appoint collector

tine the only port of entry 1900 for each district, and surveyor Key West district 1901 for each port of delivery

1907 Apalachicola district 1902 Compensation of officers

1908 St. Marks district

1903 Pensacola and Key West ports of St. Johns district

1904 entry for vessels from Cape of Pensacola district

1905 Good Hope.-Certain laws rePresident may establish such ports pealed

1909 of delivery in said districts as he may think proper

1906

ART. 1900. All the ports, harbours, shores, and waters, of the main land of Florida, and of the islands opposite and nearest thereto, extending from the river Nassau to Cape Sable, shall be a collection district, by the name of St. Augustine, whereof St. Augustine shall be the only port of entry,(1) and all that part of Florida between the St. Marys and St. Johns rivers, shall be annexed to and made part of the collection district of St. Augustine.(2)

1901. All the ports, harbours, shores, and waters, of the main land of Florida, and of the islands opposite and nearest thereto, extending from Cape Sable to Charlotte Bay, shall be a collection district, by the name of Key West, and a port of entry may be established in such district, at such place as the president may designate.(3) By act of 13th July, 1832, all the ports, harbours, shores and waters of that part of Florida extending from Indian river to Tampa Bay, and of the islands nearest thereto, form part of this district.

1902. All the ports, harbours, shores, and waters of the main land of Florida, and of the islands opposite and nearest thereto, extending from Ocklockney Bay to Cape St. Blas, shall be a collection district, by the name of Apalachicola ; a port of entry shall be established for the district

, at such place as the president may designate. West Point is the port of entry designated by the president.(4)

1903. All the ports, harbours, shores and waters, of the main land of Florida, and of the islands opposite and nearest thereto, extending from Ocklockney bay to Charlotte harbour, shall form a collection district by the name of St. Marks.(5)

The president may remove the custom-house from Magnolia to the town of St. Marks, or some other point on St. Marks harbour, which he may deem suitable, when in his judgment the public interest and convenience may require it : And after such removal, the office of surveyor at St. Marks shall be abolished.(6)

1904. St. Johns district includes all the ports, harbours, shores and waters of the main land in Florida, and of the islands opposite and nearest thereto, from St. Marys to the south side of St. Johns, and a port of entry shall be established at such point on St. Johns river as the president may direct.(7)

(1) Act 7th May, 1822, sec. 2.
(2) Act 21st Jan. 1829.
(3) Act 7th May, 1822, sec. 2.
(4) Ibid. sec. 3.–21st Jan. 1929.

(5) Ibid. sec. 4.-Ibid.
(6) Act June 28th, 1834.
(7) Act 2d March, 1831.

1905. All the residue of the ports, harbours, waters, and shores of Florida, and of the islands thereof, shall be a collection district, by the name of Pensacola, whereof Pensacola shall be the only port of entry.(1)

1906. The president may establish such ports of delivery in each of said districts as he may deem expedient.(2)

1907. He shall, with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint a collector for each district, to reside at the port of entry, and a surveyor for, and to reside at, each port of delivery. In the recess of the senate he may make temporary appointments of any such collector or surveyor, whose commission shall expire in forty days from the commencement of the next session of congress thereafter.(3)

1908. The collectors for the said districts shall, in addition to the fees and emoluments allowed by law, receive three per centum commissions on all moneys received by them, on account of duties, and an annual salary of five hundred dollars. Each surveyor authorized shall, in addition to the fees and emoluments allowed by law, receive an annual salary of three hundred dollars.(4)*

1909. The vessels arriving from the Cape of Good Hope, or from any place beyond the same, shall be admitted to make entry at the port of entry at Pensacola and Key West, and at no other port or place in Florida.(5)

All laws which impose duties on the importation of goods, or on the exportation of any goods from the territory, or on the tonnage of vessels, or which allow any drawback on the exportation of any goods, other than such duties or drawbacks as are paid or allowed in other territories or places in the United States, are repealed.(5)

SECTION XVIII.

Collection Districts in Alabama.

ART. 1910. The district of Mobile shall comprehend the shores, waters, and inlets of the bay and river Mobile, and of the other rivers, creeks, inlets and bays, emptying into the Gulf of Mexico, east of the river Mobile, and not included in the district of Blakely, and west of said river to the western boundary of the state of Alabama. The town of Mobile shall be the sole port of entry for the district. A collector shall be appointed to reside there. at; he shall receive a compensation of three per centum on duties received by him, and two hundred and fifty dollars, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(6)

SECTION XIX.

Collection Districts of Mississippi.

Pearl river district-Natchez dis. trict

1911

Vessels bound to Natchez to report
at New Orleans

1912 Officer to be put on board, expenses 1913

(1) Act 7th May, 1822, sec. 5.

(5) Act 7th May, 1822.-13th July, (2) Ibid. sec, 6.

1832. (3) Ibid. sec. 7.-2d March, 1831. (6) Act 20 March, 1799.–17th April,

Act 26th May, 1824.-7th May, 1822.-24th Feb. 1804.--220 July, 1813. 1822.-21st Jan. 1829.

-Act 2d March, 1831.

* By Act 26th May, 1824, the office of surveyor at Pensacola was abolished.

ART. 1911. The district of Pearl river shall include all the bays, waters, and shores, on lake Borgne and the Gulf of Mexico, and all the rivers emptying into the same, within the limits of the state of Mississippi ; of which a port near the mouth of Pearl river, at such place as the president shall designate, shall be the port of entry; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at such place as the president shall direct, at or near the said port, who shall receive, in addition to the fees established by law, the annual salary of two hundred and fifty dollars, and three per cen. tum on duties received by him.(1) Pearlington is the port of entry.

1912. All the ports, harbours, shores, and waters of the Mississippi river, within the state of Mississippi, constitute the district of Natchez: the port of entry is at Natchez; the collector gives the usual bond and receives a salary of five hundred dollars per annum.(2)

1913. A vessel proceeding to Natchez from any foreign place, shall stop and report her arrival at New Orleans ; and before she shall proceed on her voyage to Natchez, the collector at New Orleans shall order on board such vessel, a custom-house officer, to remain on board until her arrival at Natchez. Such officer shall take possession and safely keep all the papers of such vessel having relation to the freight or cargo on board, and shall deliver them to the collector of the port of Natchez immediately after his arrival there; and any such vessel which shall depart from the port of New Orleans without such custom-house officer on board, shall be subject to all the pains and penalties provided for by law; for a viola. tion of the revenue laws of the United States.(3)

The expenses of the custom-house officer put on board such vessel at New Orleans, from the time of his being put on board until his return to New Orleans, shall be paid by the owner of such vessel.(4)

SECTION XX.

Collection Districts in Louisiana.

Mississippi district

1914 Penalties, &c. under act 2d March, Port of entry-ports of delivery 1915 1831, how recovered-how remitProceedings of importers in certain ted

1921 ports on the Mississippi and Ohio Surveyor at Louisville-powers and rivers 1916 duties of

1922 Duty of collector at New Orleans, Collector at New Orleans, on sur

relative to imports in such ports 1917 render of a temporary register Penalty on masters of vessels for may grant a permanent one 1923

breach of the law-duty of such Provision relative to vessels bound

master on arrival at such ports 1918 to port of delivery other than Provision relative to entry at New Bayou St. John

1924 Orleans—and payment of duties, 1919 Teche District

1925 Surveyors to be appointed for such Compensation to collectors, &c. 1926 ports—their duties

1920

ART. 1914. The district of Mississippi shall include all the waters, shores, and inlets of the river Mississippi, and other navigable rivers and waters connected therewith,(5) all the territories ceded to the United States by the treaty with France, thirtieth of April, 1803, not included in any other dis. trict ; and also all the navigable waters, rivers, creeks, bays, and inlets, lying within the United States, east of the river Mississippi, not included in

(1) Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 2d (3) Act 30th June, 1834, sec. 2. March, 1821.

(4) Act 30th June, 1834, sec. 3. (2) Act 30th June, 1834, sec. 1. (5) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 17.

any other district,(1) and all the shores and waters of the river Ohio, and of the several rivers and creeks emptying therein, and all the shores and waters of the rivers which empty into the river Mississippi, or any of its branches.(2) See Natchez district, supra, art. 1912.

1915. The city of New Orleans shall be the sole port of entry in the said district, and a collector, naval officer, and surveyor shall be appointed, to reside thereat. The town of Bayou St. John shall be a port of delivery, and a surveyor shall be appointed to reside thereat. All vessels bound to such port shall, after proceeding thereto, and making report and entry at the port of New Orleans, within the time limited by law, be permitted to unlade their cargoes, at the town of Bayou St. John, or at the basin of the canal of Carondelet, adjoining the city of New Orleans, under the rules and regu. lations prescribed by law. Vessels departing for foreign places from the town of Bayou St. John, or Basin Carondelet, may clear out with their car. goes from New Orleans.(3)

The port of New Orleans shall extend on the river, from the lower to the upper corporate limits of the municipalities of the city of New Orleans.(4)

Port Pontchartrain, on Lake Pontchartrain, shall be a port of de. livery ; a surveyor shall be appointed to reside at said port; all ships and vessels bound to said port shall, after proceeding thereto, and making report and entry at the port of New Orleans, within the time limited by law, be permitted to unlade their cargoes at the said port under the rules and regu. lations prescribed by law;(5) all vessels about to depart from the said port for foreign ports and places, shall be permitted to clear out with their cargoes at the custom-house in the city of New Orleans, and depart under the same rules, regulations, and restrictions, and in every respect in the same manner, as vessels clearing out and departing for foreign ports and places from the city of New Orleans, by the way of the Mississippi river; and goods imported into the United States, and exported from said port, shall be entitled to the benefit of a drawback of the duties upon exportation to any foreign port or place, under the same provisions, regulations, restrictions and limitations, as if the said goods had been exported directly from New Orleans by way of the Mississippi river (6)

1916. When any goods, wares, or merchandise, are to be imported from any foreign country, into Pittsburg, in the state of Pennsylvania, Wheeling, in the state of Virginia, Cincinnati, in the state of Ohio, Louisville, in the state of Kentucky, St. Louis, in the state of Missouri, Nashville, in the state of Tennessee, (or into Natchez,) in the state of Mississippi ; the im thereof shall deposite in the custody of the surveyor of the place a schedule of the goods so intended to be imported, with an estirnate of their cost at the place of exportation, whereupon the said surveyor shall make an estimate of the amount of duties accruing on the same, and the importer or consignee shall give bond, with sufficient sureties, to be approved by the surveyor, in double the amount of the duties so estimated, conditioned for the payment of the duties on such merchandise, ascertained as hereinafter directed; and the surveyor shall forth with notify the collector at New Orleans of the same, by forwarding to him a copy of said bond and schedule.(7)

1917. The importer or his agent, is hereby authorized to enter any merchandise, imported, as aforesaid, by the way of New Orleans, at that port, in the manner now prescribed by law; and the collector shall grant a per. mit for the landing thereof, and cause the duties to be ascertained as in other

(1) Act 24th Feb. 1804. (2) Act 13th Feb. 1807.

(3) Act 26th April, 1816.- Act 24th Feb. 1804.-Act 1st March, 1817.

(4) Act 9th Feb. 1837.
(5) Act 2d March, 1831, sec. 1.
(6) Ibid. sec. 2.
(7) Act 2d March, 1831, sec. 1.

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