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(ACT of March 20, 1799.) culars required to be inserted in a manifest, as the case may be; and the said master, or person having the charge or command of any such ship or vessel, shall declare to the truth of such report or manifest, as the same ought to be, in conformity to this act; which declaration shall be on oath, or solemn affirmation, before the said collector of the district, in the manner and form following, to wit:

I[A B,] do solemnly, sincerely, and truly, swear (or affirm) that the report and manifest subscribed with my name, and now delivered by me to the collector of the district of [insert the name of the district] contains, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a just and true account of all the goods, wares, and merchandise, including packages of every kind and nature whatsoever, which were on board the [insert the denomination and name of the vessel] at the time of her sailing from the port of There insert the name of the port or place the vessel last sailed from] or which have been laden or taken on board at any time since, and that the packages of the said goods are as particularly described as in the bills of lading, signed for the same by me, or with my knowledge; that I am at present, and have been during the voyage, master of the said vessel, (or insert, if otherwise, specifying how long he has been master] that no package whatsoever, or any goods, wares or merchandise, have been unladen, landed, taken out, or, in any manner whatever, re. moved from on board the said [insert denomination and name of the vessel] since her departure from the said port of [insert the name of the last port she sailed from] except such as are now particularly specified and declared in the abstract or account herewith, and that the clearance and other papers, now delivered by me to the collector, are all that I now have, or have had, that any way relate to the cargo of the said vessel. And I do further swear (or affirm) that the several articles specified in the said manifest, as the sea stores for the cabin and vessel, are truly such, and were bona fide put on board the said [insert the denomination and name of the vessel] for the use of the officers, crew, and passengers, thereof, and have none of them been brought, and are not intended, by way of merchandise, or for sale, or for any other purpose than above mentioned, and are intended to remain on board for the consumption of the said officers and crew: I further swear (or affirm) that if I shall hereafter discover, or know of, any other or greater quantity of goods, wares and merchandise, of any nature or kind whatsoever, than are contained in the report and manifest, subscribed and now delivered by me, I will, immediately and without delay, make due report thereof to the collector of the port or district of [here insert the port or district entering at;] and I do likewise swear (or affirm) that all matters whatsoever, in the said report and manifest expressed, are, to the best of my knowledge and belief, just and true. [The following addition to the oath or affirmation is to be insert. ed, in cases where the manifests shall not have been certified by

(ACT of March 28, 1799.) some officer of the customs in manner provided.] I further swear (or affirm) that no officer of the customs has applied for an inspection of the manifest of the cargo on board the said vessel, and that no certificate or endorsement has been delivered to me on any mani. fest of such cargo, So help me God.

(Signed)

A. B. Sworn (or affirmed) before me, this day of

C. D. collector. And the master, or other person having the charge or command of any ship or vessel, having on board distilled spirits, wines, or teas, shall, within forty-eight hours after his arrival as aforesaid, whether the same be at the first port of arrival of such ship or vessel, or not, shall, in addition to the requirements before mentioned, report, in writing, to the surveyor or officer acting as inspector of the revenue of the port at which he shall so arrive, the foreign port or place from which he last sailed, the name of his vessel; his own name, the burthen and denomination of such ship or vessel, and whether a ship or vessel of the United States, or to what other nation belonging, together with the quantity and kinds of spirits, wines, and teas, on board of the said ship or vessel, particularizing the number of casks, vessels, cases, or other packages, containing the same, with their marks and numbers, as also the quantity and kinds of spirits, wines, and teas, on board such ship or vessel, as sea stores, on pain of forfeiting and paying the sum of five hundred dollars, and of the loss of the spirits so omitted; and the form of said report shall be as follows, to wit:

Report of distilled spirits, wines, and teas, imported in the [here insert the name and denomination of the vessel] built in [here insert where built in the United States, or to what foreign nation belonging] burthen [here insert the tonnage of the vessel] whereof (here insert the name of the master) from [here insert the foreign port, from which the vessel last sailed) bound to [here insert the port or ports to which destined in the United States.]

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(ACT of March 2d, 1799.) Sea stores, consisting of spirits, wines, and teas, [Here insert the quantities particularly.] (Signed)

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of And if the said master, or other person having the charge or command of any such ship or vessel, shall neglect, or omit, to make the said reports, or either of them, (other than that requircd to be made to the surveyor, inspector of the revenue as aforesaid,) and the declaration or declarations, or to take the said oath as required, or shall not fully comply with the true intent and meaning of this section, as the case may be, he shall, for each and every offence, forfeit and

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one thousand dollars. 14. Sec. xxxi. It shall not be necessary for the master, or person having the charge or command of any ship or vessel of war, or of any ship or vessel employed by any prince, or state, as a public packet, for the conveyance of letters and despatches, and not permitted, by the laws of such prince or state, to be employed in the transportation of goods, wares, or merchandise, in the way of trade, to make such report and entry as aforesaid.

15. Sec. XXXII. It shall be lawful for any ship or vessel to proceed with any goods, wares, or merchandise, brought in her, and which shall, in the manifest first delivered to any officer receiving the same, be reported as destined, or intended, for any foreign port or place, from the district within which such ship or vessel shall first arrive, to such foreign port or place, without paying or securing the payment of any duties upon such of the said goods, wares, or merchandise, as shall be actually re-exported in the said ship or vessel accordingly, any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided always, That the said master, or person having the charge or command of the said ship or vessel, shall first give bond, with one or more sureties, in a sum equal to the amount of the duties upon the said goods, wares, or merchandise, as the same shall be estimated by the collector and naval officer of the port where the said report shall be made, to the satisfaction of the said collector, with condition that the said goods, wares, or merchandise, or any part thereof, shall not be landed within the United States, unless due entry thereof shall have been first made, and the duties thereupon paid, or secured to be paid, according to law; which bonds shall be taken for the same periods, and cancelled in like manner, as bonds hereinafter directed to be given for obtaining drawbacks of duties: And the form of the said bonds shall be as follows, to wit:

Know all men by these presents, That we, [here insert the name of the master of the vessel, and the name or names of the sureties,] are held and firmly bound unto the United States of America, in the sum of — to be paid to the said United States: for which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs,

(ACT of March 23, 1799.) executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly, by these presents: Sealed with our seals, dated this day of in the year of the independence of the United States, and in the year of our Lord one thousand

Whereas the following described packages of goods, wares, and merchandise, {here insert the marks, numbers, denomination, and number of packages, and contents, as far as may be, and, if articles in bulk, the quantity and quality,] imported into the district of — in the [insert the denomination and name of vessel] whereof (in sert name] is master, from [insert port or place where from] on the [insert date of vesse!'s entry] as per report and manifest then delivered by the said master, are now about to be exported and conveyed in the said [insert denomination and name of vessel] to the port of [insert name of the port intended for] and whereas the duties that would have become due on the said goods, wares, and merchandise, had the same been unladen here, and not so exported, would have amounted to the aforesaid sum of

Now, therefore, the condition of this obligation is such, That if the above bounden — shall and do, within months from the date hereof, produce to the collector of this district the certificates required by law, that the said enumerated [packages of merchandise, or articles in bulk, as the case may be,] have been exported to, and landed at the aforesaid port of — or at any other port or place without the limits of the United States, or if neither the whole, nor any part, of the said goods, wares, and merchandise, shall be landed within the limits of the said United States, until due entry thereof shall have been first made, and the duties thereon paid, or secured to be paid, according to law, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue. Sealed and delivered in the presence of

Provided, nevertheless, That such bond shall not be required in respect to the goods on board of any ship or vessel which shall have put into the United States from necessity, to be made to appear in manner hereinafter prescribed: And the collector receiving such bonds, or any other bonds taken upon the exportation of merchandise, entitled to drawback, is hereby required and enjoined, immediately after the time when, by the conditions of the same, they ought to be cancelled, to put the same in suit: Provided, The necessary proof shall not have been produced, or further time. granted therefor, by the comptroller of the treasury.

16. Sec. XXXIII. It shall be lawful for any ship or vessel, in which any goods, wares, or merchandise, shall be brought into the United States, from any foreign port or place, and which shall be specified in the manifest, verified on oath or affirmation, before the collector of the port in which such ship or vessel shall first arrive, to be destined for other districts, to proceed with the same, from district to district, within the United States, in order to the land

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(ACT of March 2d, 1799.) ing, or delivery thereof, and the duties on such of the said goods only as shall be landed in any district, shall be paid, or secured to be paid, within such district,

17. Sec. xxxiv. Before any ship or vessel shall depart from the district in which she shall first arrive, for another district, (provided such departure be not within forty-eight hours after her arrival within such district,) with goods, wares, or merchandise, brought in such ship or vessel, from a foreign port or place, the duties whereof shall not have been paid or secured, the master, or person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, shall obtain, from the collector of the district from which she shall be about to depart, (who is hereby required to grant the same;) a copy of the report and manitest made by such master, or other person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, certified by the said collector, to which copy shall be annexed a certificate of the quantity and particulars of the goods which shall appear to him to have been landed within his district, or of the quantity and particulars of the goods which remain on board, and upon which the duties are to be paid, or secured to be paid, in some other district.

The form of which certificate shall be as follows:
District of —, port of

These are to certify, that the within is a true copy of the report and manifest of the cargo of the [insert the denomination and name of the vessel] whereof (insert the name] is master, from [insert the port where from] entered at this port the [insert the day and month of entry) as exhibited on (oath or affirmation) by the said master: That no part of the said cargo as expressed in such manifest, hath been unladen or landed at this port: (or, as the case may require,) That there hath been unladen and landed at this port, and the duties paid, or secured to be paid, on the following articles, (or) That all the said cargo, as expressed in the said manifest, hath been duly entered and landed in this district, according law, except the following articles, [here enumerate the marks, numbers, packages, and contents, or, if articles in bulk, the quantities, whether landed, or remaining on board, as the case may require] and that bond hath here been entered as the law directs, for the delivery of the [insert the whole, or remaining part, as the case may require] of the said cargo, at the [insert the port and district of destination.] Witness our hands and seals, this day of

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CD, n. offi. And within twenty-four hours after the arrival of such ship or vessel within any other district, the said master or person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, shall make report or entry, to or with the collector of such other district, producing and showing the said certified copy of his said first report, to

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