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Hardwich, Wellfleet, Province town, and Chatham, as ports of delivery only: A collector shall be appointed for the district, to reside at Barnstable. There shall be paid to the collector three per centum on all moneys received by him for duties, in addition to the fees allowed him by law.(1)

1824. Nantucket, including the island of Nantucket: Nantucket shall be the sole port of entry and delivery: A collector shall be appointed for the district to reside at Nantucket. He shall receive three per centum on all moneys received by him for duties, and two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, in addition to the fees allowed him by law.(2)

1825. Edgartown, including all the waters and shores in Duke's county. To the collector appointed for the district, there shall be paid an annual com. pensation of three per centum ou all moneys received by him for duties, and iwo hundred and fifty dollars in addition to the sees allowed him by law.(3)

1826. New Bedford, including all the waters and shores within the towns of New Bedford, Dartmouth, Westport, Rochester, and Wareham, together with all the islands, within the county of Bristol : Westport, Rochester, and Wareham, shall be ports of delivery only. There shall be a collector appointed for the district, to reside at New Bedford, to whom shall be paid a compensation of three per centum on all moneys received by him for duties, in addition to the fees allowed him by law.(4)

1827. Fall River, including all the waters and shores on Taunton river and in the town of Rehoboth : To it shall be annexed Swansey, Somerset, Freetown, Berkley, and Taunton, as ports of delivery only. A collector shall be appointed to reside at the village of Fall River, to whom shall be paid a compensation of three per centum on all moneys received by him for duties, and one hundred and fifty dollars per annum, in addition to the fees allowed him by law.(5)

SECTION V.

Collection Districts in Connecticut.

New London district ; vessels bound

to Lyme to come to at New Lon. don; surveyor of Saybrook may officiate at Lyme

1828

New Haven district
Fairfield district
Middletown district

1829 1830 1831

In the state of Connecticut there shall be four districts, to wit : New Lon. don, New Haven, Fairfield, and Middletown.

Art. 1828. The district of New London shall extend from the east line of the state to the town of Lyme, and shall include the several towns of Lyme, Norwich, Stonington, and Groton, as ports of delivery only; New London to be the sole port of entry ; a collector, and surveyor, for the district shall be appointed, to reside at New London; and a surveyor, to reside at Stonington (6) All vessels bound to or from Lyme, shall first come to, enter, and clear, at the port of New London. The surveyor at Saybrook

(1) Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 7th May, 1822, sec. 6.

(2) Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 26th May, 1824.

(3) Act 2d March, 1799.- Act 3d March, 1817.-Act 7th May, 1822.

(4) Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 7th May, 1822, sec. 6.

(5) Act 2d March, 1799.--Act 2d March, 1833.

(6) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 4.

may act as surveyor at Lyme.(1) There shall be paid to the collector of the district of New London two and a half per centum on the duties received by him, and to the surveyor at New London two hundred and fifty dollars, and to the surveyor at Stonington one hundred and fifty dollars, in addition to the fees allowed them by law.(2)

1829. The district of New Haven shall extend from the west line of the district of New London, westerly, to Oufatumnick river, to which shall be annexed the several towns of Guildford, Brandford, Milford, and Derby, as ports of delivery only; New Haven shall be the sole port of entry; and a collector, and surveyor, for the district, shall be appointed, to reside at New Haven.(3) To the collector of New Haven there shall be paid two per centum on the duties received by him; to the surveyor two hundred dollars annually, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(4)

1830. The district of Fairfield shall include all the ports or places in the state, west of the district of New Haven, to which shall be annexed the seve. ral towns of Norwalk, Stratford, Stamford, and Greenwich, as ports of de. livery only; Fairfield shall be the sole port of entry; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Fairfield.(5) To the collector of Fairfield shall be paid three per centum on the duties received by him, and two hundred and fifty dollars annually, in addition to the fees allowed him by law.(6)

1831. The district of Middletown shall include the several towns of Lyme, Saybrook, Killingsworth, Haddam, East Haddam, Middletown, Chatham, Weathersfield, Glastenbury, Hartford, East Hartford, Windsor, and East Windsor, of which Middletown shall be the sole port of entry; and the other towns named, shall be ports of delivery only; a collector and surveyor shall be appointed, to reside at Middletown, and a surveyor to reside at Hartford, and another to reside at Saybrook.(7) To the collector of Middletown shall be paid three per centum on the duties received by him ; to the surveyor two hundred and fifty dollars ; to the surveyors at Hartford, Middletown and Say. brook two hundred and fifty dollars, in addition to the fees allowed them re. spectively by law.(8)

SECTION VI.

Collection Districts in Rhode Island and Providence.

Newport district
Providence district

1832 Bristol and Warren district
1833

1834

In this state there shall be three districts, Newport, Providence, and Bristol.(9)

Art. 1832. Newport, comprehending all the waters, shores, bays, harbours, creeks, and inlets, from the west line of the state, along the sea coast, and northward up the Naraganset bay to the most southerly part of War. wick neck, thence nearly a north-west course to the south end of Rum. stick Point, at high water mark; including the several harbours, towns, and landing places at Westerly, Charleston, South Kingston, North Kingston, East Greenwich, and all that part of Warwick, southward of Warwick Neck, and the harbours, towns, and landing places of Tiverton, Little Compton, and the island of Rhode Island, Jamestown, Prudence, New Shoreham, and every other island and place within the state, southward of Warwick Neck and Rumstick Point, not included in the Bristol district.

(1) Act May 10th, 1800, sec. 3.

(6) Act 2d March, 1799.-7th May, (2) Act 2d March, 1799.--Act 7th 1822. May, 1822.

(7) Act 2d March, 1799. (3) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 4. (8) Ibid.-Acts 10th March, 1800 ; 7th

(4) Act 2d March, 1799.-7th May, May 1822. 1822.-27th March, 1804.

(9) Acts 2d March, 1799; 25th Feb(5) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 4.

ruary, 1801.

The town of Newport shall be the sole port of entry of the district. A col. lector, naval officer, and surveyor for the district shall be appointed, to reside thereat. North Kingston, East Greenwich, Pawcatuck river, and Tiverton, shall be ports of delivery only, at all of which a surveyor shall be appointed to reside.(1)

There shall be paid to the collector two and a half per centum on all moneys received by him for duties; to the naval officer two hundred and fifty dollars; to the surveyor at North Kingston, at East Greenwich, and Newport, two hundred and fifty dollars; at Pawcatuck one hundred and fifty dollars ; at Tiverton two hundred dollars, in addition to the fees respectively allowed them by law.(2)

1833. Providence, comprehending all the waters, shores, bays, harbours, creeks, and inlets, within the state, northward of a line running nearly a north-east course from the south end of Warwick Neck to the south end of Rumstick Point at high water mark, including only the waters bounded by the east and west shores of said Rumstick Point and Warwick Neck, leading up the bay of the port of Providence. The town of Providence shall be the sole port of entry in the district of Providence; and Patuxet shall be a port of delivery only; and a collector, naval officer, and surveyor shall be appointed, to reside at Providence; and a surveyor, to reside at Patuxet.(3)

There shall be paid to the collector one and one-quarter per centum on duties received by him; to the naval officer two hundred and fifty dollars ; to the surveyor at Providence two hundred and fifty dollars ; to the surveyor at Patuxet two hundred dollars, in addition to the fees respectively allowed them by law.(4)

1834. Bristol and Warren district, comprehending the towns of Bristol, Warren, and Barrington, and all the shores and waters around the same, within the following limits, viz. a line beginning at the middle of the bay, between Mount Hope and Common Fence Point, running south-westerly, through the middle of Bristol Ferry, and continuing such course until it strikes a point of equal distance from Rhode Island to Prudence Island, from thence northwardly, on a straight line, to the westernmost part of Nahant Point, and from thence to the western shore of Bullock's Point. Bristol and Warren shall be one port of entry. A collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Bristol, and Warren and Barrington shall be ports of delivery only, and a surveyor shall be appointed, to reside at each of the ports of Bristol and Warren; and the surveyor at Warren shall also be surveyor for the port of Barrington.(5)

There shall be paid to the collector two per centum on the duties received by him; to the surveyors of Bristol and Warren, two hundred and fifty dol. lars, in addition to the fees respectively allowed them by law.(6)

(1) Acts 2d March, 1799.-25th Feb. (3) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 3. ruary, 1801.-31 March, 1803, sec. 2. (4) Acts 2d March, 1799.–10th May,

(2) Acts 2d March, 1799, sec. 3.-7th 1800.-7th May, 1822. May, 1822.-10th May, 1800.-34 March, (5) Act 25th February, 1801, sec. 6. 1803, sec. 2.

(6) Act 3d March, 1799, sec. 5, cl. 1.

SECTION VII.

Collection Districts in New York.

Sagg Harbour district
New York district
Champlain district
Oswego district
Niagara district

1835 Sackett's Harbour district
1836 Genessee district
1837 Buffaloe district
1838 Oswegatchie district
1839 Cape Vincent district

1840 1841 1842 1843 1844

There shall be the following districts in this state:

Art. 1835. The district of Sagg Harbour shall include all the bays harbours, rivers and shores, within the two points of land which are called Oyster Pond Point and Montauck Point; and a collector for the district shall be appointed to reside at Sagg Harbour, which shall be the only port of entry and delivery in the said district.(1)

He shall receive a compensation of three per centum on the duties receive ed by him, and four hundred dollars annually, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(1)

1836. The district of the city of New York shall include all such part of the coasts, rivers, bays, and harbours of the state, as are not included in other districts thereof, especially the several towns of New Windsor, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Esopus, Kinderhook, Hudson, Troy, Rhinebeck and Albany, as ports of delivery only; a collector, naval officer, and surveyor for the district, shall be appointed, to reside at New York, which shall be the sole port of entry therefor; and a surveyor, at the city of Albany; and the president may appoint one other surveyor, to reside at such other place in the district as he shall direct.(2)

The collector of New York district shall receive a compensation of onesixth of one per centum on moneys arising from duties received by him; and the surveyor of Albany, one hundred and fifty dollars per annum, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(3)

All that part of the State of New Jersey which lies north and east of the Kill Van Kull, where it empties into the bay of New York, shall be annexed to the district of New York; an assistant collector shall be appointed by the president, to reside at the town of Jersey, who may enter and clear vessels as the collector of New York is authorized by law to do; he shall, nevertheless, act in conformity to such instructions and regulations as he may, from time to time, receive from the collector of New York: he shall receive, for his annual salary, one thousand dollars, in full for all services to be by him performed, and in lieu of commissions and fees. A surveyor shall be appointed for the port of Jersey, who shall receive a com. pensation of one hundred dollars annually, in addition to his legal fees.(4)*

(1) Act 2d March, 1799.-May 7th, 1822.

(2) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 5, cl. 2. -7th May, 1822.-3d March, 1825.

(3) Act 2d March, 1799.—7th May, 1822.

(4) Act 8th March, 1806, sec. 1.-Act 2d March, 1811, sec. 1.-Act 30th June, 1834.

* By the construction given at the treasury to the 1st sec. Act 2d March, 1811, the office of surveyor at the town of Jersey is considered abolished. No officer therefor has been appointed since the death of the last incumbent, in the year 1837. The district of Champlain shall include all such shores and waters of Lake Champlain, and the rivers connected therewith, as lie within the boundary line of the state, unto the place where said line is bounded by the river St. Lawrence; the president may appoint such place within the district to be a port of entry and delivery, as he shall judge expedient; and a col. lector to reside at such port, and not exceeding two surveyors, to reside at such places as he may constitute ports of delivery only.(1)*

The collector shall receive a compensation of three per centum on the duties received by him, and two hundred and fifty dollars annually, in addition to the fees allowed him by law.(2)

1838. The district of Oswego shall include all the shores and waters of the river St. Lawrence, from the place where said river is intersected by the forty-fifth degree of northern latitude, and all the shores and waters of lake Ontario, and the rivers and waters connected therewith, lying within the jurisdiction of the United States, and within the State of New York, to the eastward of the west bank of Genesee river, and west of the western boundary of the county of St. Lawrence; and a collector shall be appointed, who shall reside at or near Oswego, at such place as the president of the United States shall appoint, to be the port of entry for the district; and the president of the United States is authorized to appoint not exceeding three surveyors, to reside at such places, within the said district, as he shall judge proper, and to constitute each or either of such places to be ports of delivery only.(3)

The collector shall receive a compensation of three per centum, and two hundred and fifty dollars annually, and the surveyors two hundred and fifty dollars each, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(4)

1839. Niagara district comprises the waters and shores of lake Ontario, in the State of New York, between the eastern shore of Oak Orchard creek and the falls of the Niagara river. A collector shall be appointed to reside at Lewistown, which shall be the port of entry for the district. The president may appoint not exceeding two surveyors, to reside at such places within the district as he may constitute ports of delivery only. The collector shall receive a compensation of three per centum on duties collected by him, and two hundred and fifty dollars annually; the surveyors two hundred dollars annually, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(5)

1840. The district of Sackett's Harbour was established by the president, 25th April, 1805, by virtue of the act of 3d March, 1803, section 3, which authorized him, in addition to the port of entry and delivery, then established on lake Ontario, to establish one other port of entry and delivery on that lake, or on the waters and rivers emptying therein, and to appoint a collector of the customs to reside and keep an office thereat. The collector shall re. ceive a compensation of three per centum on all money received by him, and two hundred and fifty dollars annually, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(6) Sackett's Harbour is the port of entry.

(1) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 5.

(4) Act 7th May, 1822, sec. 6.-Act (2) Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 7th 2d March, 1799, sec. 2. May, 1822.

(5) Ibid. sec. 5.-Act 3d March, 1805. (3) Act 28 March, 1799, sec. 5.-20 (6) Act 3d March, 1803, sec. 3.-Act March, 1811.

7th May, 1822, sec. 8. -Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 2.

• Plattsburgh is the port of entry.

+ The district of Oswego has been divided, and Sackett's Harbour has been taken from it. Oswego is the port of entry for Oswego district.

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