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STATUTE I. CHAP. XXIV. - An Act relating to duties and drawbacks.
Sept. 11, 1841. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on all articles imported into the United States from and after the thirtieth day of Sep- Sept. 1841, certember, eighteen hundred and forty-one, there shall be laid, collected,
pay a duty of 20 and paid on all articles which are now admitted free of duty, or which per cent. ad vaare chargeable with a duty of less than twenty per centum ad valorem,
Vol. 3,515, 737. a duty of twenty per centum ad valorem, except on the following enumerated articles, that is to say: muriatic acid, sulphuric acid or oil of vitriol, alum, tartaric acid, aquafortis, blue vitriol, calomel, carbonate of soda, corrosive sublimate, combs, copperas, indigo, nitrate of lead, red and white lead dry or ground in oil, sugar of lead, manganese, sulphate of magnesia, bichromate of potash, chromate of potash, prussiate of potash, glauber salts, rochelle salts, sulphate of quinine, refined saltpetre, which shall pay respectively the same rates of duty imposed on them under existing laws; and the following articles shall be exempt
Articles to be from duty, to wit: tea and coffee, all painting and statuary the produc- duty.
exempt from tion of American artists residing abroad; all articles imported for the use of the United States, and the following articles, when specifically imported by order, and for the use of any society incorporated or established for philosophical or literary purposes, or for the encouragement of the fine arts, or by order and for the use of any college, academy, school or seminary of learning, in the United States, to wit: philosophical apparatus, instruments, books, maps, charts, statues, busts of marble, bronze, alabaster, or plaster of Paris, casts, paintings, drawings, engravings, specimens of sculpture, cabinets of coins, gems, medals, and all other collections of antiquities, statuary, modelling, painting, drawing, etching, or engraving; and, also, all importations of specimens in natural history, mineralogy, botany, and anatomical preparations, models of machinery, and the models of other inventions, plants and trees, wearing apparel, and other personal baggage in actual use, and the implements or tools of trade of persons arriving in the United States; crude antimony, regulus of antimony, animals imported for breed, argol, gum arabic, aloes, ambergris, bole armenian, arrowroot, annotto, aniseed, oil of aniseed, amber, assafætida, ava root, alcornoque, alba canella, bark of cork tree unmanufactured, burr stones unwrought, brass, in pigs or bars, old brass, only fit to be remanufactured, brimstone or sulphur, barilla, brazilletto, boracic acid, Burgundy pitch, berries used for dyeing, smaltz, lasting or prunella, used in the manufacture of buttons and shoes, vanilla beans, balsam tolu, gold and silver coins and bullion, clay unwrought, copper imported in any shape for the use of the mint, copper in pigs, bars, or plates, or plates or sheets, of which copper is the material of chief value, suited to the sheathing of ships, old copper fit only to be remanufactured, lapis calaminaris, cochineal, chamomile flowers, coriander seed, catsup, cantharides, castanas, chalk, coculus indicus, colombo root, cummin seed, cascarilla, cream of tartar, vegetables, and nuts of all kinds used principally in dyeing and composing dyes, lac-dye, emery, epaulets and wings of gold or silver, furs undressed of all kinds, flaxseed or linseed, flax unmanufactured, fustic, flints, ground flint grindstones, gamboge, raw hides, hemlock, henbane, horn plates for lanterns, ox and other horns, Harlem oil, hartshorn, hair unmanufactured, hair pencils, ipecacuanha, ivory unmanufactured, iris root, juniper berries, oil of juniper, kelp, kermes, madder, madder root, musk, manna, marrow and other soap stocks, and soap stuffs, palm oil, mohair, mother of pearl, needles, nux vomica, orris root, oil of almonds, opium, palm leaf, platina, Peruvian bark, old pewter fit only to be remanufactured, plaster of Paris, quicksilver, rags of any kind of cloth, India rubber, reeds unmanufactured, rhubarb, rotten stone, elephants and
Articles to be other animals' teeth, polishing stones, bristles, ratans unmanufactured, exempt from raw and undressed skins, spelter, crude saltpetre, gum Senegal, saffron, duty.
shellac, soda ash, sponges, sago, sarsaparilla, senna, sumac, tapioca, tamarinds, crude tartar, teutenegue, tin foil, tin in pigs, bars, plates, or sheets, tips of bone or horn, tortoise shell, turmeric, weld, woad or pastel, Brazil wood, Nicaragua wood, red wood, cam wood, log wood, dye woods of all kinds, unmanufactured woods of any kind, except rose wood, satin wood, and mahogany, whale and other fish oils of American fisheries, and all other articles the produce of said fisheries, and zinc;
and, also, wool unmanufactured, the value whereof at the place of exProviso. portation shall not exceed eight cents per pound; Provided, That if
any fine wool be mixed with dirt or other material, and thus be reduced in value to eight cents per pound or under, the appraisers shall appraise said wool at such price as in their opinion it would have cost had it not
been so mixed, and a duty thereon shall be charged in conformity with Further pro
such appraisal : And provided, further, That when wool of different qualities is imported in the same bale, bag or package, and any part
thereof is worth more than eight cents a pound valued as aforesaid, that Proviso. part shall pay a duty of twenty per centum ad valorem: Provided, That
boards, planks, staves, scantling, sawed timber, and all other descriptions of wood which shall have been wrought into shapes that fit them respectively for any specific and permanent use, without further manu
facture, shall be deemed and taken as manufactured wood. Duty on non
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be levied, colenumerated ar- lected, and paid on each and every non-enumerated article which bears ticles.
a similitude either in material, quality, texture, or the use to which it may be applied, to any enumerated article chargeable with duty, the same rate of duty which is levied and charged on the enumerated article which it most resembles in any of the particulars before mentioned; and if any non-enumerated article equally resembles two or more enumerated articles on which different rates of duty are now chargeable, there shall be levied, collected, and paid on such non-enumerated arti
cle the same rate of duty as is chargeable on the article which it resemDuty on arti- bles paying the highest duty; and on all articles manufactured from two cles manufac. tured from two
or more materials, the duty shall be assessed at the highest rates at or more inate
which any of its component parts may be chargeable: Provided, That, rials.
if in virtue of this section, any duty exceeding the rate of twenty per Proviso.
centum ad valorem, shall be levied prior to the thirtieth of June, eigh
teen hundred and forty-two, the same shall not in any wise affect the 1841, ch. 16.
disposition of the proceeds of the public lands as provided for by an Further pro
act passed at the present session of Congress : And provided, further, viso.
That no duty higher than twenty per centum ad valorem in virtue of
the said section, shall be levied and paid on any unmanufactured article. Drawbacks on
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage certain sugars of this act, drawbacks payable on exported refined sugars, manufacand rum to be
tured from foreign sugars, and on exported rum, distilled from foreign reduced, how.
molasses, shall be reduced in proportion to the reduction which shall have been made by law (after the passage of the acts of Congress of the twenty-first of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, and twenty-ninth of May, eighteen hundred and thirty, allowing said drawbacks) in the duties on the imported sugars or molasses, out of which the same shall have been manufactured or distilled, and in no case shall the drawback exceed the amount of import duty paid on either of those
articles. Duty on Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That prior to the second day of French wines February next, the wines of France shall not be subjected, under the prior to 20 Feb- provisions of this act or any existing law, to the payment of higher rates
of duty than the following, nam red wines in casks six cents gallon; white wines in casks ten cents a gallon, and French wines of
all sorts in bottles, twenty-two cents per gallon : Provided, That no Proviso. higher duty shall be charged under this act, or any existing law, on the
Red wines of
Austria. red wines of Austria, than are now, or may be, by this act levied upon the red wines of Spain, when said wines are imported in casks.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the act entitled “ An act to Act 14th July, release from duty, iron prepared for, and actually laid on railways or 1832, ch. 250, inclined planes," approved fourteenth of July, eighteen hundred and road iron, rethirty-two, be, and the same is hereby, repealed, and there shall be laid, pealed, &c. collected, and paid, on such iron hereafter imported, a duty of twenty per centum ad valorem : Provided, That such repeal shall not operate, Proviso. nor shall such duties be imposed on any railroad iron, which shall be imported under the provisions of the said act prior to the third day of March, eighteen hundred and forty-three, and laid down on any railroad or inclined planes of which the construction has been already commenced, and which shall be necessary to complete the same.
This act not to Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act con
apply to goods tained, shall apply to goods shipped in a vessel bound to any port of the shipped in cerUnited States, actually having left her last port of lading eastward of tain vessels. the Cape of Good Hope, or beyond Cape Horn, prior to the first day of August, eighteen hundred and forty-one.
Laws and parts Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That all laws or parts of laws of laws incon. inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.
sistent with this
act, repealed. APPROVED, September 11, 1841.
STATUTE I. Chap. XXV.-An Act to repeal a part of the sixth section of the act, entitled “ An Sept. 11, 1841.
act to provide for the support of the Military Academy of the United States for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and for other purposes,” passed July seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Act of July 7, United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the 1938, ch. 169. sixth section of an act entitled, “An act to provide for the support of thereof relative the Military Academy of the United States for the year eighteen hun- to the investdred and thirty-eight, and for other purposes," as requires the Secretary ment of the in. of the Treasury to invest the annual interest accruing on the invest- Smithsonian ment of the money arising from the bequest of the late James Smith- bequest, repealson, of London, in the stocks States, be, and the same is hereby, ed.
to repealed. And the Secretary of the Treasury shall, until Congress be invested in shall appropriate said accruing interest to the purposes prescribed by United States the testator for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men, stock. invest said accruing interest in any stock of the United States bearing a rate of interest not less than five per centum per annum. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all other funds held in trust
Funds held in by the United States, and the annual interest accruing thereon, when trust by U: S. not otherwise required by treaty, shall in like manner be invested in vested in U. s. stocks of the United States, bearing a like rate of interest.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the three clerks, authorized Clerks author. by the act of June twenty-third, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, “ to ized by act of regulate the deposits of the public money,” be, and hereby are, directed Ch. 115, to be to be retained and employed in the Treasury Department, as provided retained. in said act, until the state of the public business becomes such that their services can conveniently be dispensed with.
APPROVED, September 11, 1841.
RESOLUTIONS. June 14, 1841. No. 1. A Resolution manifesting the sensibility of Congress upon the event of the
death of William Henry Harrison, late President of the United States. Preamble.
The melancholy event of the death of William Henry Harrison, the late
President of the United States, having occurred during the recess of Congress, and the two Houses sharing in the general grief and desiring to manifest their sensibility upon the occasion of that public bereavement, therefore
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Presiding offi- States of America in Congress assembled, That the chairs of the Presicers' chairs to
dent of the Senate and of the Speaker of the House of Representatives be be shrouded in black.
shrouded in black during the residue of the session; and that the PresiUsual badge dent pro tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Repreof mourning to sentatives, and the members and officers of both Houses, wear the usual
badge of mourning for thirty days.
Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to Pres. U. S. to transmit a copy
of these resolutions to Mrs. Harrison, and to assure her send a copy
of the profound respect of the two Houses of Congress for her person hereof to Mrs.
and character, and of their sincere condolence on the late afflicting Harrison.
dispensation of Providence.
APPROVED, June 14, 1811.
Aug. 25, 1841. No. 2. A Resolution relating to the light-boats now stationed al Sandy Hook and
Bartlett's Reef. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Sec. Treasury
States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the may change Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized, if upon full inquiry he deem light-boat staLions, &c.
it expedient, to cause the light-boat now stationed at Sandy Hook to be removed, and to be placed near Bartlett's reef, in Long Island Sound; and whenever the same shall be so removed and placed, to cause the light-boat now at Bartlett's reef to be removed, and placed, if he deem it expedient, near Execution Rocks, in Long Island Sound, with a bell only for the latter vessel, to be so fixed as to be rung by the motion of
APPROVED, August 25, 1841.
Sept. 1, 1841. No. 3. A Resolution for the distribution of seven hundred copies of the Digest of
States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner of
Patents be directed to send to the Secretary of State of each of the a certain num
States of this Union, and of the Territories of Florida, Wisconsin, and ber of copies to Iowa, the Digest of Patents published by the Commissioner of Patents, each state and territory.
under the act of Congress, dated March third, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine; to be disposed of as the Legislatures of each State and Territory may direct, viz: To the State of Maine twenty copies. To the State of New Hampshire ten copies. To the State of Massachusetts thirty copies. To the State of Rhode Island four copies. To the State of Connecticut twelve copies. To the State of Vermont eleven copies. To the State of New York ninety-eight copies. To the State of New Jersey fifteen copies. To the State of Pennsylvania sixtynine copies. To the State of Delaware four copies. To the State of Maryland nineteen copies. To the State of Virginia fifty copies. To the State of North Carolina thirty-nine copies. To the State of South Carolina twenty-four copies. To the State of Georgia
twenty-eight copies. To the State of Kentucky thirty-one copies. To the State of
Tennessee thirty-three copies. To the State of Ohio sixty-one copies. To the State of Louisiana fourteen copies. To the State of Indiana twenty-eight copies. To the State of Mississippi fifteen copies. To the State of Illinois twenty-three copies. To the State of Alabama twenty-four copies. To the State of Missouri sixteen copies. To the State of Arkansas five copies. To the State of Michigan nine copies. To the Territory of Florida three copies. To the Territory of Wisconsin two copies. To the Territory of Iowa three copies. "Being in the whole seven hundred copies; and that the remaining two hundred Remainder to copies of said Digest be left with the Librarian of Congress for future the Librarian of disposition.
Congress. Resolved, That the sum of five hundred and twelve dollars and thirty- $512 38, due eight cents be paid from the Patent fund to reimburse what is still for publishing due for publishing said Digest.
said Digest, to
be paid. APPROVED, September 1, 1841.
No. 4. A Resolution to provide for the distribution of the printed returns of the Sept. 1, 1841.
Sixth Census. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the aggregate returns Distribution to of the census for the year eighteen hundred and forty, directed to be be made by the printed under the superintendence of the Secretary of State, by the act Secretary of
Siate, as fol. entitled "An act to provide for taking the sixth census, or enumeration lows. of the inhabitants of the United States,” shall be distributed and dis- Act of March posed of by the Secretary of State, as follows: to the State of Maine, 3, 1839, ch. 80. two hundred; to the State of New Hampshire, one hundred and fifteen; to the State of Massachusetts, three hundred; to the State of Rhode Island, forty; to the State of Connecticut, one hundred and twenty; to the State of Vermont, one hundred and ten; to the State of New York, nine hundred and eighty; to the State of New Jersey, one hundred and fifty; to the State of Pennsylvania, six hundred and ninety; to the State of Delaware, forty; to the State of Maryland, one hundred and ninety; to the State of Virginia, five hundred; to the State of North Carolina, three hundred and ninety; to the State of South Carolina, two hundred and forty; to the State of Georgia, two hundred and eighty; to the State of Kentucky, three hundred and ten; to the State of Tennessee, three hundred and thirty; to the State of Ohio, six hundred and ten; to the State of Louisiana, one hundred and forty; to the State of Indiana, two hundred and eighty; to the State of Mississippi, one hundred and fifty; to the State of Illinois, two hundred and thirty; to the State of Alabama, two hundred and forty ; to the State of Missouri, one hundred and sixty; to the State of Arkansas, fifty; to the State of Michigan, ninety; to the Territory of Florida, thirty ; to the Territory of Wisconsin, twenty; to the Territory of Iowa, thirty; to each member of the present Congress, and the delegates from the Territories, the President and Vice President of the United States, to each, five copies; being, in the whole, eight thousand five hundred and ten copies; and that the remaining copies be placed in the Library of Congress for future disposition.
APPROVED, September 1, 1841.
No. 5. A Resolution in relation to the purchase of domestic water-rotted hemp for Sept. 11, 1841.
the use of the United States Navy. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Purchase of States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the domestic waterNavy be, and he hereby is, directed to purchase domestic water-rotted for the navy, hemp for the use of the United States Navy, so far as the same shall be directed.