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the same stall bave been reviewed and inspected ac cording to the directions of this act; but that all tobacs co whatsoever, to be received or taken on board any ship or other vessel, and to be therein exported, or ia be carried and put on board any ship or vessel for exa portation as aforesaid, shall be received and taken on board at the several warehouses for that purpose herein after mentioned, or some or one of them, and at oo
other place whatsoever: And every master, mate, or The gaths of masters of
boatswain, of any ship or other vessel which shall arvessels in rive in this state, in order to load tobacco during the tending to continuance of this act, shall, before the said ship or load with to. vessel be permitted to take on board auy tobacco whatpacco
soever, make oath before the naval officer of the dis
trict wherein sach ship or vessel shall arrive, which ** oath the said naval oficer is hereby empowered and
required to administer, that they will not permit any tobacco whatsoever to be taken on board their respective ships or vessels, except the same be packed in hogsheads or casks, stamped by some iuspecior legally thereanto appointed; which oath they shall subscribe
is a book, to be kept by the naval officer for that purpenalties.
And if any master shal} cause any person whe not legally and bona fide mate or boatswaiu, to
come on shore and take such oath, he shall, for the said No tobacco offence, forfeit and pay five hundred pounds: And if to be ta en any master or commander of any ship or other vessel, on board a shall take on board, or suffer to be taken on board the bulk of par- ship or vessel whereof he is master, any tobacco brought
from any other place than some or one of the public warehouses herein after mentioned, or any hogshead or cask of tobacco, not stainped by some lawful inspector, or shall suffer to be brought on board, any tobac
co, except in hogsheads or casks, stamped as aforesaid, Penalties. every such master or commander shall forfeit and pay
fifty pounds for every hogshead or cask of tobacco which shall not have been brought from one of the said public warehouses, or which shall not be stamped as aforesaid; and moreover, every such hogshead or cask of tobacco shall be forfeited, one moiety thereof to the use of the informer, and the other moiety to the use of
the commonwealth. Furtherpen II. And be it further enacted, That if any person, alties for taking on
not being a servant or slave, taking upon himself to braid tobacc carry any tobacco to or from any of the said ware,
longing, to be recovered and applied as aforesaid. Proa Pravisos for vided nevertheless, That it shall be lawful for the propriemundry pur toror proprietors to break any hogshead of tobacco after poses.
it shall be passed and stamped, and to repack and prize
ing, provided it be done at the warehouse where the
tobacco in bulk or par cels, for the payment of his or her levies, debts, or other duties, or to prohibit any person to put or take on board any boat or other vessel, any hogsheads or casks of tobacco to be waterborn to any ware-house appoint ed by this act, so as the same be not carried out of the naval officer's district wherein the said tobacco shall be made, nor to prohibit the owner of any tobacco to transport his crops, or any part thereof, in hogsheads or casks, from one plantation to another, for the better handling and managing thereof, nor any purchaser of tobacco from bringing the same by water to be res packed, sorted, stemmed, or prized, before the same be carried to the said ware-houses, so as súch last mens Įioned tobacco bé packed in hogsheads or casks; but no tobacco, on any pretence whatsoever, shall be carried or transported by water to be inspected out of the district limited and appointed for the several naval of ficers of this state, wherein the same shall be made, or being so carried, shall not be inspected or passed by any inspectors knowing the same to be made out of such district, upon pain of forfeiting, by the owner of such tobacco, and the inspectors who shall pass the
same, fifty shillings for every hogshead to the inform.
at Indian creek; and the inhabitants at Warrasqueake.
be also ne
III. And be it further enacted, That every master.
vesse is in of a ship or vessel wherein tobacco shall be laden, skall
gile in upon at the time of clearing, deliver to the naval officer, a Cath a nuania fair manifest of all the tobacco on board his ship or rest of their
tobaccia vessel, expressing the marks and numbers of every
when clear hogshead or cask, and the tare and nett weight stanp.ing out. ed thereoil
, the person by whom shipped, and from what warehouse, and shall make oath thereto, and that the same is a just and true account of the marks, munibers, tare, and nett weight, of each respective hogstead or: cask, as the same was taken down by the person or persous appointed by him to take the same before the said tobacco was siowed away; and no ship or vessel shall be cleared by the naval officer before he shall have received such list and inanifest, wbich shall by the said vaval officer be transmitted to the treasurer of this commonwealth for the time being.
IV. And be it further euacted, That is the skipper Relan led to, or
any boat or vessel, or the person or persons to whom pacco must the care and management thereof shall be entrusted,
public wareshall land or put on shore any hogshead, cask, or pack- house." age of tobacco, put on board the same to be carried to any public warehouse at any other place or places than the warehouses by this act appointed for the reception and inspection of tobacco, or at soime or one of them, or the wharss or other landing to such warehouse or warehouses belonging, or shall put the same on boud any other vessel, or suffer the same to be done, so as ihe same be not delivered at some of the said public. warehouses, without fraud or embezzlement, or shali open any hogshead or cask of tobacco so as aforesaid waterborn and landed, and take thereout any tobacco before the same be received by the inspectors according to the directions of this act; or after the same has been viewed shall fraudulently open any hogshead or cask, and take thereout any tabacco, every such offence shall be judged felony, and the offender or offenders shall suiler as in ihe case of felony. Provided always, that or open
Penalty for That nothing herein before contained shall be constru- ing logs ed to prohibit the landing or putting on shore any hogs-ing out to
heads & taka head, cask, or package of tobacco, out of any boat or
barco other vessel, which by distress of weather shall be forced Exception as on ground, or become leaky, so as such landing be re- to tobacco ally and bona fide for the preservation of the tobacco distress of B 22