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SECTION XIII.

Collection Districts in Virginia.

Norfolk and Portsmouth district 1868 districts in which he does not re-
Petersburg district

1869 side-provision for vessels owned Richmond district

1870 by or consigned to persons in the Master of revenue cutter at James district of Richmond, and laden

river to board vessels bound up in the district of Petersburg 1872 said river-to put officer on board Yorktown district

1873 -when-master of such vessel to East river district

1874 deposite à copy of manifest with Tappahannock district

1875 surveyor at Hampton, when 1871 Folly Landing district

1876 Duties of master arriving at district Cherry Stone district

1877 of Petersburg or Richmond-im- Compensation to collectors 1878 porter not to make entry in the Compensation to surveyors

1879

Art. 1868. Norfolk and Portsmouth districts shall include the waters, shores, bays, harbours, and inlets between the south side of the mouth of York river, along the west shore of Chesapeake bay to Hampton, thence up the northern side of James river, to the east side of Chickahominy river, thence on the south side of James river, from Hood's, to the mouth, including Elizabeth river, to the highest tide water thereof, and all the waters, shores, bays, harbours, and inlets in that part of the state southward of the mouth of James river and Cape Henry, embracing the districts formerly known as Hampton, Norfolk, and South Quay districts. Norfolk and Portsmouth shall be the sole ports of entry : a collector, na. val officer, and surveyor shall be appointed for the district, to reside at Nor. folk. Hampton, Suffolk, Smithfield, and South Quay, shall be ports of delivery only; to each of which, a surveyor shall be appointed, who shall reside at the port for which he may be appointed (1)

1869. The district of Petersburg shall comprehend Petersburg, City Point, and all the waters, shores, bays, harbours, and inlets of James river, from Hood's and the Chickahominy to the junction of the James and Appamattox, and also the Chickahominy to its highest tide water. And the port for the said district shall extend from Petersburg to City Point. There shall be a collector for the district, who shall keep his office at Petersburg, and a surveyor.(2)

1870. The district of Richmond shall comprehend Richmond, Manchester, and Bermuda Hundred, and all the waters, shores, bays, harbours, and inlets of James river from Permuda Hundred, including the harbour thereof, to the highest tide water of James river; the port_shall extend from Richmond and Manchester to Bermuda Hundred. There shall be a collector and surveyor appointed, to reside at the town of Richmond, and a surveyor to reside at Bermuda Hundred or City Point.(3)*

1871. The master of the revenue cutter on the James river station, shall, under the orders of the secretary of the treasury, board all vessels bound up James river, endorse their manifests, and place an officer on each vessel

(1) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 11.- (3) Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 10th Act 7th May, 1822.

May, 1800. (2) Act 10th May, 1800.

• The surveyor of Bermuda Hundred or City Point is commissioned surveyor of Richmond and Petersburg, performing duties in both districts. Prior to the Act 230 March, 1830, vessels bound up James river were required to stop in Hampton Roads, to deposite a manifest with the collector at Norfolk.

so boarded, having a cargo from a foreign port. Whenever there shall be no revenue cutter on that station for the purpose of boarding vessels ; or when the state of the weather shall render it impracticable to send an officer on board any vessel, bound up James river, having a cargo from a foreign port, the captain shall deposite with the surveyor at Hampton a copy of the manifest of the cargo on board such vessel.(1)

1872. The commander of any vessel arriving within the districts of Pe. tersburg or Richmond, laden with goods, belonging or consigned to persons resident within both districts, shall make entry of such vessel with the col. lector of that district wherein the owner or consignee, or the husband or acting manager, of such vessel shall actually reside : and the commander shall, at the time of making the entry, deliver a duplicate manifest of the cargo to the said collector, who shall certify it as a true copy, and transmit it to the collector of the other district; and the delivery of such goods shall be authorized by permits from the collector of each district, respectively, in which they shall have been duly entered. No bona fide importer, owner, or consignee of goods, residing in either district, shall be admitted to make an entry of such goods with the collector of the district in which such im. porter, owner, or consignee, shall not reside. All entries for goods, made by agents, for persons residing in other districts, shall be made with the collector of the district in which such vessel may discharge (2) Any vessel owned by or consigned to any person in the collection district of Richmond, and which shall be loaded in whole or in part in the district of Petersburg by the owner or consignee, may be cleared out by the collector of the district of Richmond on the application of such owner or consignee.(3)

1873. The district of Yorktown shall comprehend all the waters, shores, bays, harbours, and inlets between the point forming the south shore of the mouth of Rappahannock river and the point forming the shore south of the mouth of York river, (except so much as is included in the district of East river,) thence up that river to West Point; thence up Pamunkey and Mat. tapony rivers to the highest navigable waters thereof. To this district shall be annexed West Point and Cumberland, as ports of delivery only. A collector shall be appointed to reside at Yorktown, which shall be the only port of entry; and a surveyor for the two ports of delivery, to reside at West Point.(4)

1874. The district of East River shall comprehend the waters, shores, harbours, and inlets of North and East River, and Mobjack bay, and all other navigable waters, shores, harbours, and inlets, within the county of Matthews, in the state. The president may designate a proper place to be the port of entry and delivery within such district, and appoint a collector and surveyor to reside thereat.(5)

1875. The district of Tappahannock shall comprehend the Rappahannock river to the highest tide water thereof, and all the waters, shores, har. bours, bays, and inlets between the point forming the south shore of the mouth of that river and Smith's Point, at the mouth of the Potomac river, thence on the south side of that river to Cockpit Point. A collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at Tappahannock, which shall be the sole port of entry." Urbanna, Port Royal, Fredericksburg, including Falmouth, Yeocomico, including Kinsale, and Dumfries shall be annexed thereto, as ports of delivery only; for each of which, a surveyor shall be

(1) Act 230 March, 1830.
(2) Act 3d March, 1801, sec. 1.

(3) Act 26th May, 1824, sec. 1.-28th May, 1830.

(4) Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 1st May, 1802.

(5) Act 1st May, 1802, sec. 1.

appointed :(1) and a surveyor shall be appointed to reside at the mouth of Rappahannock river, at such place as the president shall designate.(2)

1876. For the district of Folly Landing shall be appointed a collector, who shall reside at Accomack Court-house, and whose authority shall ex. tend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbours, and inlets of the county of Accomack.(3)

1877. For the district of Cherrystone shall be appointed a collector, to reside at Cherrystone, whose `authority shall extend over all the waters, shores, bays, harbours, and inlets comprehended within Northampton county.(4)

1878. There shall be paid a compensation to the collectors of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Petersburg, and Richmond, respectively, one and three-fourths per centum on the duties received by them ; of Yorktown, East River, Folly Landing, and Cherrystone, three per centum, and two hundred dollars per annum ; of Tappahannock, three per centum, and two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(5)

1879. To the surveyors at Hampton, Suffolk, Smithfield, Richmond, Fre. dericksburg, and Port Royal, two hundred and fifty dollars each ; at South Quay, Petersburg, and East River, two hundred dollars each; at Bermuda Hundred, three hundred dollars ; at West Point, Urbanna, Yeocomico, and Dumfries, one hundred and fifty dollars each, in addition to the fees allowed them by law.(5)

SECTION XIV.

Collection Districts in North Carolina.

Wilmington district
Newbern district
Beaufort district
Ocracoke Inlet district
Washington district
Edenton district
Plymouth district
Cambden district

1880 Vessels proceeding to certain ports,
1881 to enter at Edenton, &c.-other
1882 vessels designated may enter at
1883

any port of entry in Ocracoke
1884 Inlet

1888 1885 Compensation of collectors, &c. 1889 1886 Compensation of surveyors 1890 1887

ART. 1880. The district of Wilmington shall include all the waters, shores, bays, harbours, creeks, and inlets, from Little River Inlet, inclusive, to New River Inlet, inclusive. The town of Wilmington shall be a port of entry and delivery : a collector, naval officer, and surveyor, shall be appointed, to reside thereat.(6)

1881. The district of Newbern shall comprehend all the waters, shores, bays, harbours, creeks, and inlets, from New River Inlet, inclusive, to Ocracoke Inlet, inclusive, except so much as may be embraced by the districts hereinafter formed, together with that part of Pamptico sound, which lies southward and westward of the shoal projecting from the mouth of Pamptico river, toward the Royal shoal, and southward of that shoal. The town of Newbern shall be a port of entry and delivery, and Swansborough a port of

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

(2) Act 2d March, 1811.
(3) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 11. cl. 9.
(4) Ibid. cl. 10.

(5) Act 2d March, 1799,-Act 1st May, 1802.-Act 7th May, 1822.-Act 10th May, 1800.

(6) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 12.

delivery. A collector shall be appointed for the district, to reside at Newe bern, and a surveyor at Swansborough.(1)

1882. The district of Beaufort shall include the town of Beaufort, and all the water and shore porth and east of that town to Harbour Island, and south and west to Dog Island, inclusive. The town of Beaufort shall be the sole port of entry and delivery for the district : a collector shall be appointed, to reside thereat.(2)

1883. The district of Ocracoke Inlet shall include Shell Castle and Bea. con Islands, and all the shores, islands, shoals, bays, and waters, within two miles of the shores of that inlet, on each side thereof. The president may designate such place in the district as he shall think proper, to be the port of entry; and a collector shall be appointed, to reside thereat. No duties shall be paid or secured to be paid, in this district, or any articles intended for any other port connected with the waters of Ocracoke Inlet, such only excepted, as may be cast away within the district.(3)*

1884. The district of Washington shall comprehend all that part of Pamptico Sound not included in the above described districts, as far north as the Marshes. The town of Washington shall be the sole port of entry, and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside thereat.(4)

1885. The district of Edenton shall comprehend all the waters, bays, creeks and inlets, from the Marshes inclusive, northward and westward, except those included in the districts of Plymouth and Campden. The town of Edenton shall be a port of entry and delivery, and Hertford, Murfreesborough, and Princeton, ports of delivery only. A collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside at the town of Edenton, and a surveyor at each of the ports of Hertford and Murfreesborough, for that port and for Princeton.(5)

1886. The district of Plymouth shall include the rivers Roanoke and Cashie, and all the waters, creeks and harbours belonging thereto. The town of Plymouth shall be the port of entry and delivery, and Windsor a port of delivery only. A collector shall be appointed to reside at Plymouth, and a surveyor to reside at Windsor.(6)

1887. The district of Cambden shall comprehend North river, Pasquotank and Little rivers, and all the waters, shores, bays, harbours, creeks and inlets, from the junction of Currituck and Albemarle sounds to the north extremity of Black bay; and Elizabeth city, on Pasquotank river, shall be the port of entry and delivery, and Currituck Inlet a port of delivery. A collector shall be appointed to reside at Elizabeth city, and a surveyor at Currituck Inlet, whose authority shall extend over all the waters, shores, harbours, creeks and inlets comprehended within the district.(7)

1888. All vessels intending to proceed to Plymouth, Windsor, Salmon creek, Murfreesborough, or Princeton, shall first come to and enter at the port of Edenion. Any vessel coming in at Ocracoke Inlet, that may be under, the necessity of employing lighters before she pass the Royal Shoal,

(1) Act 2d March, 1799.

(6) Act 25th April, 1808.--Act 7th (2) Act 3d March, 1803.

May, 1822. (3) Act 21st April, 1806.

(7) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 12.(4) Act 2d March, 1799.

Act 9th April, 1814.-Act 7th May, (5) Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 7th 1822. May, 1802.-Act 25th April, 1808.

For some special prorisions relative to ressels entering Ocracoke Inlet, see sumay enter at any port of entry connected with the waters of said inlet, to which such vessels are bound ; and any vessel coming in at said inlet in ballast, for the purpose of loading without the Royal Shoals, may enter at any port of entry connected with the waters of the said inlet.(1)

pra, art. 1402.

1889. There shall be paid to the collectors of Wilmington, two and a half per centum, of Newbern, Beaufort, Edenton, Washington and Camb. den, two hundred and fifty dollars each, of Plymouth, two hundred dollars, of Ocracoke, one thousand dollars, and each of the said collectors, (Wilmington excepted) three per centum on the duties respectively received by them; to the naval officer at Wilmington, one hundred and fifty dollars, in addition to the fees allowed by law.(2)

1890. To the surveyors of Wilmington and Swansborough, each two hundred and fifty dollars ; of Cambden, Murfreesborough, Hertford, and Currituck Inlet, each two hundred dollars; of Windsor, one hundred and fifty dollars, in addition to the fees allowed them by law.(2)

SECTION XV.

Collection Districts in South Carolina.

ART. 1891. In the state of South Carolina there shall be three districts, to wit: Georgetown, Charleston, and Beaufort, each of which shall be a port of entry. The district of Georgetown shall include the shores, inlets, and rivers, from the boundary of North Carolina, to the point of Cape Romain. The district of Charleston shall include all the shores, inlets, and rivers, from Cape Romain to Combahee river, inclusive ; and the district of Beaufort shall include the shores, inlets, and rivers, from Combahee river to Black river, in Georgia, comprehending all the shores, inlets, and harbours, formed by the different bars and sea islands lying within each district, respectively; and a collector, naval officer, and surveyor shall be appointed, to reside at Charleston, and a collector at each of the other ports.(3)

1892. There shall be paid a compensation to the collector of Charleston, of three-fourths of one per centum; and to the collectors of the districts of Georgetown and Beaufort, three per centum, and two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, each, in addition to the fees allowed them by law.(4)

SECTION XVI.

Collection Districts in Georgia.

Savannah district

1893 districts may grant permit to unSunbury district

1894 lade within the district, &c. 1897 Brunswick district 1895 Hardwicke district

1898 St. Mary's district

1896 Compensation to officers of reve. Collector of each of the foregoing

1999

nue

In the state of Georgia there shall be five districts, to wit : Savannah,

(1) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 12. 1817.-Act 1st May, 1802.-Act 27th

(2) Act 2d March, 1799.-Act 21st March, 1804. April, 1806.-Act 25th April, 1808.- (3) Act 2d March, 1799, sec. 13. Act 7th May, 1822.-Act 3d March, (4) Ibid. sec. 3.-10th May, 1800.

Act 7th May, 1822.

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