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PREFACE

TO THE EDITION OF 187 2.

The favorable reception of the author's previous labors pertaining to impost duties, has encouraged him to amplify and extend his tariff manual. The plan of his first edition excluded all repealed and obsolete portions of the Statutes; but, for obvious reasons, the original plan could not, in this respect, be strictly followed in subsequent editions. Then, as the erasures had necessarily to be made chiefly upon his own judgment, entire freedom from error was hardly possible. Yet he has the satisfaction of knowing, that after a test of several years, only two or three changes in this respect, and those of comparatively minor importance, have become necessary under subsequent decisions. Therefore, and as ready access to all the tariff acts in their entirety, passed since the beginning of the year 1861, is a desideratum, and greatly facilitates investigation, the author, at the instance of the Treasury Department, has restored in this edition the entire text of the several acts; so distinguishing by differences in type, existing laws, from those repealed or superseded, that the re-introduction of the latter cannot confuse or mislead. Many Statutes have also been added which are not strictly tariff acts; but to which revenue officers and others are obliged to refer so frequently, that their presence in a tariff manual cannot but be acceptable. Many additions have also been made to Parts II and III which it is hoped will lighten the burden of customs officers. The author desires specially to acknowledge bis obligations to Messrs. W. H. McMahon, chief entry clerk, and H. Millard, entry clerk, in the New York Custom-house, for valuable information and assistance in the prosecution of his work.

PART I.

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1. Extracts from Sections 8 and 9, Article 1, of the U.S. Constitution,

ENACTMENTS OF CONGRESS.

2. July 4, 1789. First Tariff Act under the Constitution,

3. March 2, 1799. Sections 39 to 45, Relating to marking of Spirits, &c., and to sea

Storcs, .

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Sections 61 and 52, Ascertainment of quantities, and damage on

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Sec:ions to and 59, Draft. tare, and leakage,

Sections 104 to 112, Miscellaneous,

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3, 1801. Section 2, Invoice currencies,

8. April 6, 1802 Sections 7 and 8, Certificates on Spirits, &c.,

9. March 1, 1823. Collection Act, (Part,).

10. 2. 1831. Importations for certain inland ports,

11. July 14, 1832 Relating to tens from beyond Good Hope Cape, (Part,)

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4, 1836. Certificates of wincs abolished,

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7, 1838. Exempting coal on steamers from duty,

14. Aug. 30, 1842 Tariff Act, (Purt,)

15. March 3, 1843. Entry of shipwrecked goods,

16. July 30, 1816. Tariff Act, (Part,)

17. Aug. 8, 1816. Drawback on imports from British Provinces,

18. Murch 29, 1848. Duties on importations for Congressional Library remitted,

19. June 26, 1848. Relating to importations of drugs and medicines, .

20 March 3, 1851. Arpruisement of importations,

21. 2, 1857: Prohibiting entry or indecent imports,

22. March 2, 1861. General Tariff Act,

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Amending last named act,

24. Aug. 5, To provide increased revenue from imports,

25. Dec. 24, To increase duty on Tea and Coffee,

26. July 14, 1862. General Tariff Act,

27. March 3, 1863. To prevent and punish frauds on Revenue, (Part)

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To modify duty laws,

29. April 29, 1864. To increuse teinporarily the duties on imports,

30 June 27, Further to continue the above,

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30, To increase duties on imports,

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Section 168, Internal Revenue Act,

33. March 3, 1865. To amend above section,

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To amend Turitf Acts,

35. 6, 1866. To amend act to prevent the spread of foreign diseases among

cattle,

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14, Extending time for withdrawals from warehouse,

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16,

Relating to timber arriving from St. John River via New Bruns-

wick,

38. May 16, Imposing duty on live animals,

39. June 1, To protect lumbering on St. Croix River,

40 July 18, Act further to prevent smuggling, (Part,)

26, To regulate weighing of exports, .

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Appraisers and appraisement at New York,

To protect the revenue, :

44. March 2, 1867. Seciion 3, Fees for gauging,

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Disposition of Fines, &c.,

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To provide increased revenue from wool,

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To amend Section 5 of Tariff Act of June 30, 1864,

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22, To amend " Wool Act" of 1867,

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25, To fix duty on umbrellas and furniture springs,

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50. March 26, 1867. Exempting certain works of art from duty,

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29, Further to amend "Wool Actof 1867,

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52. Feb. 3, 1868. Exempting cotton from duty,

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53. July 20, Relating to Burenu of Statistics, (Part)

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Imposing taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco, (Part,)

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55. Feb.

19, 1869. Authorizing exemption of certain machinery from duty, . 107

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24, To regulate duties on copper, &c.,

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57. April 10, Section 3, Relating to duty on certain cigars in bond,

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58. July 14, 1870. Amending duty laws,

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59. Dec. 22, To amend the above, .

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60. Jan. 30, 1871. Defining the same,

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61. Feb.

10, To amend Section 22 of Act to Prevent Smuggling,

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To exempt canal boats, &c., from hospital tax,

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25, Relative to “enacting clauses" of laws,

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64. March 3, Sections 4 and 7 General Appropriation Act,

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65.

As to trade-marks on watches,

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66. April 20, To amend tax act of July 14, 1870,

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67. March 5, 1872. To exempt certain works of art imported for exhibition from

duty,

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Extending inland transportation laws to Toledo,

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18, Extending same to Pittsburg,

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70. April 2, Making Pittsburg a port of entry,

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71.

Extending rights of discoverers of guano to heirs, and amend.

ing Section 3 of Act of July 28, 1866,

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5, Amending Section 32 of Tariit Act of July 14, 1870,

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73. May 1, Repealing duty on tea and coffee,

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74. June 4, Entry and clearance of certain ferry-boats, railroad cars, &c., 125

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6, Act to reduce duties on imports, &c.,

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Act to refund duties on certain goods in bond,

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77. April 20, 1871. Section 15, Extending privileges of Act of 1870 to Detroit, 137

78. Jan. 15, 1873. Amending "Shipping Commissioner Act,"

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17, Compensation of gaugers and measurers at Boston,

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80. Feb. 14, Refunding of certain discriminating duties,

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Section 3, Relating to consular certificates,

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25, Collection district of Teche,

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83. March 1, To carry into effect the Treaty of Washington,

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3, To abolish surveyorship at Chester,

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Amending Alaska Act of July 27, 1868,

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Amending Revenue Act of June 6, 1872,

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Authorizing unlading of steamships at night,

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Collection of seamen's wages,

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Amending acts to prevent

smuggling,

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Makirg La Crosse a port of delivery,

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Making San Diego a port of entry,

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Relating to fractional parts of barrels, &c.,

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Prohibition of obscene importations, .

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Creating collection district of S. Oregon,

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Payment of certain seamen's wages to be in gold,

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Fixing value of sovereign, &c., .

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Authorizing deputy collectors to be disbursing agents,

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Compensation of deputy collector at St. Paul, .

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99. Jan. 8, 1874. Changing title, &c., of U. S. Consulate at Alexandria,

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100. March 24, Amending act relating to fur-seals, &c., of Alaska, .

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Warehouses for storing and cleansing rice for exportation, 147

102. April 17, Enrolment, &c., of certain vessels,

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Exempting canal boats, &c., from provisions of “Coasting

Acts,"

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104. May 7,

Amendment of Passenger Acts,

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9, Duties on imported fruits, .

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106. June

Amending Section 3 of Duty Act of 1873,

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107.

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Relating to Shipping Commissioner Act,

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18, Exempting from duty articles for Centennial Exhibition, 149

109.

22, Amending customs laws and repealing moieties,

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Revised Statutes, Title XXXIII,

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XXXIV, (Part,)

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XXXV, (Part)

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113.

LXIV,

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114. Jan. 22, 1875. Declaratory of Act of 1874, to repeal moieties, &c.,.

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1. Table of Tares,

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2. Table U. 8. Coins, their weight, value, &c.,

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3. Treasury Regulations as to Moneys receivable,

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4. Table of Foreign Moneys of Account and their Values,

5. Tables of Weight, &c., of Foreign Coins, .

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6. Regulations as to Invoice Currencies,

7. Tables of Currencies and Equivalents (old rates),

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8. Tables of Equivalents, special,

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10. Table of Tons, Cwts., and Quarters, reduced to ids.,

11. Metric System Act of July 28, 1866,

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12. French Kilogrammes or Kilos and French Litres, .

13. Arithmetical Examples for reducing Lineal Yards, Metres, Aunes, and Berlin Elis

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14. Rules for reducing Lineal Yards, Aunes, &c., to Square, by Fractions,

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15. Lineal Yards reduced to Square,

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16. Lineal Metres (width in centimetres), reduced to Square Yards,

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18. Castilian Libras, or Spanish Pounds, reduced 10 Pounds A'voirdupois,

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19. Arrobas, reduced to Pounds A voirdupois,

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20. Percentage of Wools on the Skins,

23. Computation of Duties on Sugar and Melada,

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24. Table of Duties on Glass,

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25. Table of Foreign Coins (Elliott's),

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26. Table of U. S. Weights and Measures (Elliott's),

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27. Table of Foreign Weights and Measures (Elliott's),

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28. Table of Miscellaneous Weights and Measures,

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29. Extracts from U. S. Mint Laws,

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30. Commercial Relations with Foreign Nations,

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31. Consular Regulations,

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32. Consular Service of the U.S.,

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33. U. S. Collection Districts and Ports, .

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3.). Recording and Conveyance of Vessels,

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36. Treasury Circular as to Guano Islands,

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