« PreviousContinue »
table articles which are now on hand, or may hereafter be paid in from the collection of the present year. "And the courts of the counties respectively in which the a foresaid towns of Alexandria, Dumfries, Falmouth,
Fredericksburg, Harrodsburg, Richmond, Manchester, Courts to provide Petersburg, Lewisburg, 'Abingdon, and West Point warehouses are, shall be, and are hereby authorized and required, for hemp & to provide good and sufficient warehouses for the sto
rage of hemp and flour, according to this act, and to And appoint appoint one or two reputable persons, as the case may receivers.require, within the said towns respectively, for the re
ceiving, safe keeping, and delivering of the said hemp Thcir duty; and floor on public account, and for inspecting the 52% ! said hemp, who in the receipts given by them, or either
of them, shall specify the names of the persons or owners delivering the same, the number and quantity of each bundle of hemp, and the warehouse, pomber, and nett weight of each barrel of inspected flour received, for which the inspectors manifest shall be produced, and filed at the said warehouse, as a voucher, to prove the
inspection thereof, before the delivery by the owner, Airedalot. And the said courts respectively, shalt maké such reaance sonable allowance to the inspectors or receivers afore
said, for their services, as they shall think proper, and shall certify the same to the auditors of public accounts, and all other expences attending the said warehouses, for the receiving and delivering of the hemp and flour aforesaid, shall be allowed and certified in like manher, and shall be paid out of the money in the public
treasury, arising from the sale thereof And the said To give inspectors or receivers of hemp and four shall, before
entering upon the doties of their office, give bond, in a reasonable penalty, payable to the treasurer for the time being. or to his successors, for the use of the common.
wealth; conditioned for the due and faithful perfor. Penalties lan hem and
mance of the duties required of them by law, in the execution of their said office, and in case of failure in any court inspector or receiver respectively, as aforesaid, such court shall be liable to the same penalties as is provided in the case of the justices neglecting or refusing to take and return lists of enumerated articles, by this set to be recovered, and applied in like manner: And such inspector or receiver shall be liable to damages'upon the action of the party grieved, and sliall moreover forfeit and pay the sum of one hundred
pounds recoverabler om information in any county
VIL. And be it further enaeted, That there shall be Tax on cer-
Tonnage on at entrance or clearance, from or to foreign partsy or vessels. from or to any of the United States, vessels of war ex cepted, there shall be paid, by the master or owner thereof, the duty of one shilling and three pence per ton, to the collector
of duties, at the port or ports established, or to be established for the entrance and clear Duty on spą ance of such vessels; and for every gallon of rum, tits & wina brandy, and other distilled spirits; and for every gal importeda
the rise, rent,money, recoverable on-information, in any court
lon of wine, which shall be imported or brought inte
pence, which shall be paid by the owner or importer On Sugar.
of the same; and for every hundred pounds of sugar,
ever, the duty or custom: of laur shillings and two Coffee *** penee; and for every pound of coffee which shall be
imported or brought into ibis eommonwealth, as afore,
one penny; and for all other goodspor merchandize,
wealth, asaloresaid, from any port or place whatso
mentioned. : Masters of
IX. And be it further enacted, That the master or vessels, purser of every ship, or other vessel, importing any when to re- goods, wares, or merchandize, liable to a duty by port,
virtue of this act, to any port or place within this com
cask or package whatsoever therein laden, with spirits, And how.
wine, sugar, coffee, and other merchandize, and the
in ubat port the same were laden and taken on board, Penalty upon penalty of forfeiting, three hundred pounds cur
to get things within this comnionwealth, who shall thereupon enter.
judgment, and award execution for the same, to be
other to the use of the commonwealth.
by water, by any person or persons whatsoever, shall
of with the collector of the duties in sueh port or place,
before the said collector, who shall certily the upload
the same shall
XI. And be it further enacted, That if any person Penalty for a
for the same, to be applied one moiety to the use of the informer, and the other to the use of the commonwealth.
XII. And be it further enacted, That the collectors may seize of the duties aforesaid, or any person by them appoint goods on on board any ship other or vessel, and from thenee to board a ves- ed, shall have full power and authority to go and enter mel, if duty pot paido
bring on shore, any articles whatsoever hable to a daty by virtue of this act, if such duty be not paid or agreed for within ten days after the first entry of such ship or Véssel, or bond with good and sufficient security given for payment of the same within six months next after such entry, which bond, if offer ed, the collector is hereby authorized and required to accept and take, and such articles so brought on shore to seeure and detain until due payment shall be made;
or security given for the same as aforesaid. And if such Proceedings thereon.
payment or security be not made or given within we days from the time of such seizure, the collector of the du ties aforesaid is hereby empowered to sell the same, on so much thereof as shall be sufficient to discharge the said daties, and five per centum for the charges of such seizure and sale. Provided nevertheless, that notice shall be given of such sale by advertising the same two weeks in the Virginia Gazette, and they are also em powered to stay and remain on board such ship or vesu sel until all such wines, spirits, sugar, coffee, and other merchandize, be discharged and delivered out of the
same. And if any collector or collectors of the said Penalty on Collector re
duties, or clerks of the county courts, or any other perceiving a son or persons deputed by them, or any of tliem, shallbribe ac con- directly or indirectly take or receive any bribe, recomfalse entry: pence, or reward, in any kind whatsoever, or shall connive at any false entry of the
artioles liable to a due ty or custom by virtue of this act, the person or pero
sons so offending shall forfeit and pay the sum of one And on the handred pounds current money, and be forever after person offer. disabled in his said oflice, and rendered incapable of: ing itse holding any office or employment relating to ihe cus
tors within this commonwealth, and the person or perCollector by Warrant and sons giving or offering such bribe, reward, or recome with a con- pence, shall forfeit and pay one hundred pounds curs stable in the rent money. day time may break
be it further enaeted, That it shall be laws pen houses, ful to and for all and every collector and collectors of