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    House of representatives of the united states, Septembe-
MR. GaRR\ , from the committee appointed for the purpose, made the following report, which beino; read, was laid on rI.P f-oi i
c conmmt e e appointed to report an estimate of the nett produce of the Impost and Tonnage duties, not having been able to procure rirl ° A
*or this purpose, were under the neceflity of fufpendingthe matter until statements of theimports, exports, and tonnage of the fevcral sJ CCUn^ nu
obmned, pursuant to an order of the House of the Bth of May last : The statements mentioned, of which feme have been lately reSiS C ° Uldbe
nut e y all the States, except Maryland, and authentic returns from the principal Custom Houses thereof, are furnifhed by -i Member f a . le "' ails '
5 r U c f ° T nom ™ ! hc re ! enuc laws frveral States, and the modes of Hating the! r accounts, as to defeat if? n £? t
o ei of the House for obtaining information. These considerations, added to the fluctuating state of commerce, and the probability rhar rJ.Tn
V n the * ederal Government, will differ from those under the State Governments, evince the impracticability of an accurate Jflimo. j
committee can only submit the following as the belt they could form, under the circumstances mentioned. eil.mate-and the
An ESTIMATE of the Cross Amount, and Nett Produce of the Ivipofl and Tonnage Duties for one year, -which will be col/elied in the fever at Stat°r am J
the latejl returns thereof under the exijling Afti of Congress. ' "A'"
A deduflion for a of, pr.cent. Adrawback Deduction
The orofs amount dlfcount of ten per or col ' cft ° rs >infpec- c ft, mate df luln Gross for pr. centage,
of Impost cent, of the dutieson fit" the returns of produce | amount of | whi hwillpro- j Mettamountofthe I Total a '3ount of the
imports by Ameri- * charges made from exports ot ihe °f the Impost. the tonnage bahably a- Tonnage duty ' producc ofl mpc !;
can vessels. f-ral State,. ' -tonnage.
NEW-Hampshi ßE, D ° L ,Z"t S ; D ° L C '""- D ° L Doi Doi C "" S - D °'- ?<"'■ D O L Cm
Co*"icricut* *' *768*4 8* 968 , 'g 8 5 46 7,4*7 20 8 9 J 28 si » h
bss£ "IL' «SS Bs
'fit mSS »*£l» «*s , 6 |s •«?
I 9 a 11 : :Si! : if
V , . ' J' 495 ' 8 ' 0 . 94i ', 81,104 74 | 14)147 2 | 36,047 56 | 1,364,5.. 6241 103,.93 57 j 619 .6 | 102,574 "ITT ' i 467 086 ~
From the above Eft.ipate, itwdl appear that the Nett produce of the Impost from the ift, and the Tonnage from the 1 «hAainft lift iT i
December next, computed according to the time, will amount as follows: 5 Au S ult lalt » t0 the 31ft
The Impost to Dollar., 568,546-50
The Tonnage to do- 38,465-40
charges, wh.ch on the Impost, are averaged a, the , pr. centum, and on ,h?,onnage .1n,,, a, ,'th. ofLepr. cent™,be '
(Remainder of the COASTING ACT, began in our laji J
Sec. 23. AND be it further enafled, That the matter, com
mander or owner of every (hip or vessel of the burthen of twenty
tons or upwards to be employed in trade between different dif
trifh in the United States, and of every vessel to beeinployed in the
bank or whale filheries, having a certificate of registry or enroll
ment,as is herein dire&ed, (hall upe n application to the collector of
the diftrift where such vessel may lie, be entitled to receive a li
cense to trade between the different diftrifts in the United States,
or to carry on the bank or whale filhery for one yeas, and it (ball
be the duty of the collector to grant the fame; but no license shall
he granted for any vessel until the owner or owners applying
therefor, shall have paid the tonnage duty thereon, and shall en
ter into bond, with fufficient security, for the payment of one
thousand dollars to the United States, with conditron, that such
vessel shall not within the time for which such license was grant
ed > he employed in any illicit trade or commerce: And if any
Vessel of the burthen of twenty tons or upwards, not having a
certificate of registry or enrollment, and a license, (hall be found
trading between different diftrifts, or be employed in the bank
or whale fi(heries, every such ship or vessel (hall be fubjeft to the
lame tonnage and fees, as foreign (hips or vessels.
Sec. 24. And be it further crafted, That the matter or com
mander of every (hip or vessel Bound to any foreign port, (hall
deliver to the eolleftor of the diftrift where such (hip or vessel
may be, a manifeft of the cargo on board such (hip or vessel,
and on making oath or affirmation to the truth thereof, it (hall
be the duty of the said eolleftor to grant a clearance for such*(hip
or vessel. and her loading; and if any ship or vessel, bound to
any foreign port, shall depart from the place of her loading with
out such clearancc, the matter, commander, consignee, or owner
thereof, (hall forfeit and pay the sum of two hundred dollars for
every such offence.
Sec. 25. And be it further enabled, That the master of every {hip or
vessel of the burthen of twenty tons or upwards, licensed to trade
between the different diftrifts of the United States, having on board
goods, wares or merchandize of foreign growth or maliufafture,
of tiie value of two hundred dollars, of rum or other ardent fpi'
r:tsexceeding four hundred gallons, and being bound from one
aiftnft to another, shall deliver to the eolleftor, and where the
eolleftor and furvcyor reside at different place® within the fame
diftrift, to the eolleftor or furvcyor, as the one or the other may
reside at or nearest to the port where such ship or vessel may be
duplicate manifefts of the whole cargo onboard such sKip or vef
ftl, whether such cargo (hall consist wholly of wares and
merchandize of foreign growth and manufacture, or partly of
iuch goods, wares or merchandize, and partly of goods, wares
or merchandize, the growth or manufacture of the United States
fpTcfiying therein the name and place ot residence of every shipper',
and consignee, together with the quantity of goods, wares or
merchandize (hipped by and to each; and upon the oath or af
firmation of the. said master before the said eolleftor or surveyor
to the truth ot such manifeft, and that he doth not know, and
hath no reason to believe that the revenue of the United States
hath been defrauded of any partofthe duties imposed by law
upon the importation® of any of the goods, wares or merchandize
contained in the said manifeft, it shall be the duty of such eolleftor
or surveyor 10 return to the said master one of the said manifefts,
firft certifying thereon that the fame had- been sworn or affirmed
? nC ? delivered to according to law, and also to grant to
the said master a permit authoiifing such ship or vessel to proceed
to the place of her destination.
So a/ways and provided, That when goods, wares or merchan
dizes of foreign growth or manufacture, are to be tranfportedto,
and from the tefpeftive ports of Philadelphia and Baltimore'
unto each, other through and across the state of Delaware, a ma
nifeft certified as aforefaid by the officers of that one of the said
ports from whence the fame goods, wares or merchandizes are to
be so transported, shall be fufficient to warrant the transportation
thereof to the other of said ports, without an intermediate entrv
in the diftnft of Delaware.
Provided aways, That no master of any ship or vessel, licensed
to tiadeas aforefaid, having on board goods, wares or merchan
dize, of the growth or manufacture of the United States only,
rum or other ardent spirits exceeding four hundred gallons ex
cepted, and being bound from one diftrift to another in the fame
itate, or from a diftnft in one state to a diftrift in the next ad
joining state, shall be obhgcd to deliver duplicate manifefts, or
to apply for a permit as al'orefaid ; but any such master may in
JL'.ch cale lawfully proceed to any other diftrift in the fame state,
or in the next adio;ning state, freely ,ind without, interruption.
Sec. 26. And be itfurther cnattcd, That the master of every such;
ihipor vessel of the burthen of twenty tons or upwards, licensed
to trade as aforefaid, having on board goods, wares or merchan
dize, of the growth or manufacture of the United States only,
and being bound from a diftrift in cne state to a diftrift in any
other than an adjoining Hate, shall deliver to the eolleftor, or
where the coljeftor and furvcyor reside at different places within
the fame diftrift,'to the eolleftor or surveyor as the one or the
other may reside at or ncareft to the port where fucli ship or vessel
jT/iy be, duplicate manifefts of the whole cargo on board such
ftiip or vessel, fpecifying therein the name and place of residence
ofcvciy shipper and consignee, together with the quantity of
goods, wares or merchandize fliipped by and to each : And upon
the oath or affirmation of the laid master, before the said col
lector or surveyor, to the truth of such manifeft, it shall be the
du 7 °f such colle&or or surveyor to return to the said master one
of the said manifefts, firft certifying thereon that the fame had
been sworn or affirmed to, and delivered to him according to
Jaw ; and also to grant the said master a permit, authorising such
ihip or vessel to proceed to the place of her destination.
Sec. 27. And be it further enadcd y That the master of every
ihip or vessel of the burthen of twenty tons and upwards, licensed
to trade as aforefaid, not having on board rumor other ardent
(pints, exceeding foui hundred gallons, and arriving from one
diftrift to another in the fame state, or from a diftrift in one
state to a diftrifl :n the next adjoining state, with goods, wares
or merchandize, of the growth or manufacture of the United
Stattsonly, fhalJ, within twenty-four hours, Sundavs excepted,
next after his arrival at any place or port where a colte&or or
surveyor resides, and before any part of the cargo on board such
Ihip or vessel shall be landed or unloaded, deliver to such collect
or or surveyor, a manifeft thereof, and shall make oath before
(uch colle&or or surveyor, that (uch manifeft contains a true ac
count of all the goods, wares or merchandize on board such shin
or vessel, and thereupon (hall rcceive from fqch, colle&or or sur
veyor, a permit to land or unload the fame.
C " be it further evafledy That in all other cases the
mailer of every vessel of the burthen of twenty tons or upwards,
licensed to trade as aforefaid, shall within twenty-four hours,
Sundays excepted, next after his arrival in any port or placc with
in the United States, where a collc&or or surveyor resides, and
before any part of the cargo on board any such sKip or vessel be
landed or unloaded, deliver to such colleaor or surveyor the ma
nifeft thereof, authenticated before and received from the collc£lor
or surveyor of a port or place where the said cargo was tajten ou
board, together, with his permit to depart from the place of lad*
ing, whereupon it shall be the duty of such colle£lor or surveyor
to grant a permit to land or unload such cargo.
Sec. 29. And be it further matted. That if the master of any
Imp or vessel, of the burthen of twenty toiw or upwards, licensed
to trade as aforefaid, and having on board goods, wares or mer
chandize, of the value of two hundred dollar*, or upwards, shall
depart with the said ship or vessel from any port, with intent to ec
to another diftrift, without such manifeft, and permit, except as ij
hereinafter provided, the master or owner of such (hipor vessel fhal
forfeit anti pay tlie sum of four hundred dollars for every fuch'of
tence, and all goods wares and merchandize, of the value of two
""ndredr dollars or upwards, which shall be found on board any
lucli thipor vessel after her departure from the port where the fame
were taken on board, without being contained in, and accom
panied with such maniteft as is herein before dire&ed ; except as
is creinaftcr excepted, shall be fubjeft to seizure and forfeiture.
Prmidtd always, That nothing herein contained (hall be con
ltrutd to lub,ea the master or Owner of any ship or vessel licensed
to trade as aforefaid, having on board goods, wares or merchan
dize ol the growth and manufaaure of the United States only, rum
and other ardent rpints exceeding four hundred gallons excepted,
and b ound f ro di(wa tQ d)({ria m(he orf £ m J
diltrict in one state to a diftnft in the next adjoining state, to any
penalty lor having departed from the port of loading without
luch permit and maniteft, or to fubjeft the said goods on board
""P " r vcffel ,0 seizure, or forfeiture in cafe they are not ac.
companied with a manifeftas aforefaid.
Sec. 30. And be itfurtktr uMiltd, That if any ship or vessel
,Z"\ g a j 'a rnC J e t0 l,adeor one year, (hall within that
time be defined to any foreign port, the master or commander of
ery such (hip or vessel, (hall before he departs from the United
h.i'l j 110I 10 I,ccnce to the colleftorof theport from whence
he intends to depart ; and it (hall be the duty of such colleaor
iSfcT-lf u ht hcc " tc t0 him so delivered, to the col
eaorofthediftria where thefame was granted, who (hall therr
nep°lrA Ca r C 'ffryT ry I."," 06 ; and ,' f a " y mast " o'conim'nder (hall
neglea or lefufe, to deliver up such licence before he departs from
dolhrl'f "V l , f S rfeLt and phy the sum of one h^dred
dollars for every fuehneglea or refufal.
tmStd, That the fees and allowances
the several duties to be performed in virtue of thisaa, and the
diftnbution of the fame, (hall be as follows, to vyit •
For the firft register, or certificate of record granted for every
; * Pa ' d 10 theC ° llea 'he fame!
For every subsequent one, one dollar and fifty cents •
ror every certificate of enrollment fifty cents
trade between the different diftria* of the
Sr fifty c^u.° rto Carfy °° thebaHk ° r for one
For every entry of inward cargo direaed to be made in con
foraiity with this ast, antffor receiving of and oualifvin
manifeft of veffds licUd to, trade .
tv,ln : r y a c P c e „ts.'' ttolind °' f ° rei S" or m.nuWture,
?Crmit t0 pr ° Ce€d l ° thc P lacc of twity-
And for taking eV«ry bond required by this ast, twentvcejt<
The whole amount of which fees (hall be accounted for by t cc
col eftor,and where there is a qolleftor, naval-officer, and furvevor
• bc c ? ua "y divided between the said officers, and where there
i! no naval-officer, between the collector and furvevor, aud wherr
t here is only * collector, he Q\all receive the whole amount thereof
and where there is more than one surveyor in any diftrift, each of
hem shall receive his proportionable part of such fees as (hall arifeia
the port for which he is appointed. Provided always, That in all
cafcs where the tonnage of any fhiporveffel fHaU be afcertamed
Dy any P«rfon fpecully appointed for that purpose, u is herein
bejore directed, that such person (ball be allowed and paid bvthe
collector a reafonablc compensation for the fame, out of the fees
aiorefaKi, before any distribution thereof asaforefaid.
3 2 - And be it further en* Bed, That in every cafe wherefhe
collector is by tlmaft directed to grant aoy licence, certificate.'per
nutor other document, the oayal-officer. if there be ostc rdidice
at the port, sHall sign the fame.
Sec - 33- And be it further enafled, That in every cafe where a
orieiture of any (h»p or or of any goods, wares and merch
andize inall accrue it (hall be the duty of the coUeftor oroikt
proper officer, wlu>(hall giveaoticc of the sale ps such fhiporveC-
A ° r -r goods, waresor merchandize, to insert imhefam*
a verufement, the name or names, and the place or places of refi*
dcncc of the person or persons, to whom any such (hip or vessel,
goods, wares or belonged or were corifiimed attht
time of such seizure.
it 34: And be it further enafled, That every collector vho
a knowingly make any falfe register, record or enrollment of
any ship or vefljs]; and every officer or n appointed as rt
erem pro.ided, who Avail make any falfe record, or grant any
falfe certificate, or ally document whatever, in any manner thzt
all not be herein prescribed, or that shall be contrary to thc true
intent and meaning of this ast, or shall take any other or greater
tees than are by this ast allowed, or receive any other reward or
gratuity, contrary jo the provisions 0/ this ast : andeveryfur
veyor, or other perfor ppointed to meafurc (hips or veflels, who
wilfully deliver to any collector, or naval-officer, a falfe dei
cnption of any (hiporveflel to be registered, -irolleo,
in pursuance of this ast, (hall, upon conviction of any fucn neglect
or offence, forfeit the sum of one thousand dollais, and be ren
dered incapable of serving in any. office of truiVor profit under
the United States ; and it any person or persons, authorifedand
required by this ast, in refpeft of hisortheir office or offices, to
perform any ast or thing required to be done or performed, pur
want to <uiy of the pnovitions of this ast, and wilfully
or jcfufingto do or perforin the fame, according to the true intent
and meaning of this ast, shall, on being duly convicted thereof, if
not fubjeft to the penalty and difqualification aforefaid, forfeit
the sum of five hundred dollar* for the firft offencc, and a like sum
for the second offence, and (hall from thence forward be rendered
»ncapable.of holding any office of trust or profit under theUuited
States.
n EC ' i{ f Urther That if any certificaee of re*
giftry, rceord, or enrollment, (hall be fraudulently used for any
jhip or vessel, not entitled to the fame by this ast, such (hipor ves
sel (hall be forfeited to thc United States, with her tackle, apparel
and furniture.
St.c. 36. And be it further enacted, That if any person or person*
lira 11 faLfely make oath or affirmation to any of the matters herein
required to bc verified, such person or persons shall fuffer thc like
pains and penalties, as shall be incurred by persons committing
wilful and corrupt perjury ; and that if any person or persons (hall
forge counterfeit, erase, alter, or falfify any certificate, register, li
cence, permit, or other document, mentioned in this ast, or to be
granted by any officer of the customs, such person or perfonsfhai-;
for every such offence, forfeit the sum of five hundred dollars.
Sec. 37. And zu/iereas, By an ast entitled, " An ast for laying
a duty on goods, wares and merchandizes imported into the United
States," it is provided, That there (hall be allowed or paid five
cents oneveryxjuintal of dried fiffi, and on every barrel of pickle
nfh, and offalted provisions, exported from the United States to
aoy country without the limits thereof, in lieu of the drawback 0
the duties imposed on the importation of thc fait employed and ex
pended thereto, and there are now large quantities of fait within
the United States, imported before any duties were laid fortne
use of thc said dates :
Sec. 38. Be it enabled, That no allowance (hall be made byan\
collector, for any dried or pickled fi(h, or for any faltedprovnio n j»
which (hall be exported from the United States prior to ti>- ai.
day.of May, one thoufaud seven hundred and ninety.
FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG"
Speaker of the House of Rcprcfentity
JOH N AD AMS, Vici-Prefident of the United totts,
and President of the Sctatc*
September 1, 1789. c ,
_OEORGE WASHINGTON, President ofjheJ^rnt^J^J^
Puijlifhed by JOHN KENNO, No. 9, Mai""'
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