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CHAP VI. gi, lý”.

Chap, C

in original. An act to repeal the several acts of as.

sembly for seizure and condemnation of British goods found on land. I. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That all All acts and and every act and acts of assembly or convention, so

ordinances far as the same prohibit the importation of British importation

prohibiting goods, wares, or merchandize, into this commonwealthis of British or as subject the same to any manner of forfeiture or goods re. condemnamion, or the person or persons,įmporting them

pealed.
to any damage or penalty whatsoever, shall be, and
are hereby repealed. And that all such goods, wares,
and merchandize, be admitted to entry with the naval
officers, and subject to the like duties and restrictions
imposed by law upon all other goods, wares, and mer-
chapdize.

Il And be it further enacted, That this act shall
have the force and obligation of law, from and after
the thirteenth day of May, in the present year,

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Chan. Rer

CHAP. VII. --***

in original] An act lo amend an act, intituled, An

act to continue and amend an act, p. 186.) for the

inspection of pork, beef, flour, tar, pitch, and turpentine. I. WHEREAS by an act of assembly passed the price for in sixth day of May, one thousand seven hundred and

specting

tar, pitch, eighty-two, intituled, " An act to continue and amend turpentine the act, intituled, An act for the inspection of pork, reduced. beef

, flour, tar, pitch, and turpentine,” amongst other with this rates of inspection it is enacted, that seven pence halfpenny per barrel be paid for the inspection of tar, pitch, and turpentine; which said rate is found to be higher than the said articles of tar, pitch, and turpentine, will

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bear: For remedy whereof, Be it enacted, That three pence per barrel only, be paid for the inspection of tar, pitch, and turpentine, from and after the passing this act; any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

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pa. 186.

CHAP. VIII. Chap. CLII in original] An act to establish certain and ade Chan. Rey, "quate funds for the redemption of

certificates granted to the officers See October and soldiers for their arrears of 1780, ch. 27 and notes.

pay and depreciation.

I. WHEREAS 4he funds formerly appropriated by Preamble law for the redemption of the certificates granted, or

to be granted, to the officers and soldiers of thre Vire ginia live, on continental and state establishments, for their arrears of pay and depreciation, have' hitherto proved inadequale, and the finances of the state are at present in such circunstances that the same cannot be paid within the time limited by law, without greatly distressing the citizens thereof; And whereas certain

officers, deputed on behalf of the said officers and did soldiers, have presented to this present assembly an

humble and dutiful memorial, expressing their sin

cere desire to prevent every embarrassment to the y lic during the present exhausted state of the country,

and declaring their voluntary consent to postpone such payment for a reasonable time, in full confidence that the legislature will establish certain and adequate funds

for the redemption of such certificates, within the time Tax orduty which may be now appointed for the same: Be it thereimposed on fore enacted by the General Assembly, That in aid of the particular funds hitherto appropriated for the redemption of the goods im.

certificates granted, or to be granted, to the said officers ported, in aid of funds, and soldiers for their arrears of pay and depreciation, for redemp- the following duties shall be paid on the goods, wares, tion of mili and merchandize, herein after enumerated, which may tary certifi.

be imported, either by land or water, into this state; and the money arising therefrom appropriated to the sole

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purpose of redeeming the said certificates, and the warrants already issued, or which may hereafier issue, for the interest of the said certificates, that is to say: On every bushel of salt, the sum of nine pence; on every gallon of distilled spirits, the sum of four pence; on every gallon of wine, the sum of four pence; on every simon hundred pounds of hemp, the sum of iwo shillings; on every hundred pounds of cordage, the sum of one shilst ling; on every gallon of beer, ale, or porter, the sam of four pence; on every pound of snuff the sum of one shilling Il. And be it further enacted, That the master or

Master of purser of every ship, or other vessel, importing any vgroel when goods, wares, or merchandize, liable to a duty by vir- and how to tue of this act, to any port or place within this com roporto monwealth, shall, within forty eight hours after his arrival, make a true and just report, upon oath, with the collecte. To

the duties in the said port or place, of the burthen, contents, or loading of such ship or ves-> sel, with the particular numbers of every cask or pack goods, wares, or merchandize, and of all parcels or age therein laden, and containing any of the or

wares, or inerchandize, which may be laden or stowed in bulk on board such quantities of any such goods, ship or vessel, and where, and in what port, the same were taden and taken on board, upon penalty of forme feiting two hundred pounds carrent money, recovera- Penalty. ble on information in any court within this commonwealth, who shall thereupon enter judgment and award execution for the same, to be applied, one moiety to the use of the informer, and the other to the use of the commonwealth. 2. W

I! And be it further enacted, That none of the Dutiable goods, wares, or merchandizes, liable to the said du- gośdsot to ties, imported or brought into this commonwealth by

be landed

till entry, water, by any person or persons whatsoever, shall be and payment landed or put on shore until due entry made thereof or securing with the colleetor of the duties in suchi port or place, the duties and a true account of the numbers of eyery cask, and quantity of distilled 'spirits, wine, snuff, ale, beer, or porter; and also the quantity of salt; hemp, or cordage, as aforesaid, at that port or place where the same was shipped or taken on board, given on oath before the said collector, who shall certify the same upon the back of the original invoice, or a true copy thereof to

hin produced, and thereupon such importer paying the duties, laid by this act, or securing the payment

thereof within six months, shall obtain a permit under Forfeiture of

the hand of such collector, for the landing and delivegoods other ry of the same, And all spirits, wine, salt, hemp, wise landed, cordage, snuff, beer, ale, or porter, landed or put on

shore, or delivered, contrary to the true intent and meaning of this act, or the value thereof, shall be fura feited and lost, and may be seized or fecovered by the said collector of the port or place where the same shall

be put on shore or delivered, or by any other person Goods im. or persons whatsoever; and the owner or importer of land, how to any of the aforesaid spirits, wine, salt

, hempz. corda be entered age, snuft, ale, beer, or porter, by land, shall, in like and duty manner, make due entry of the same, within ten days paid or her after the importation, with the clerk of the county Gerecho

court wherein they are brought, who shall receive the taxes or duties payable thereon, or take bond with good and sufficient security from the importer, for the payment thereof within three months; and the said clerks shall, in case the owner or importer of the said articles shall fail to pay tbe duties inposed thereon, or give bond as aforesaid, proceed in like manger to seize and sell the same as is directed in the case of sein

, Contents of zures made by the collectors or naval officers. Prowia certain casks

ded: always, That no person shall be required to give certajneck

account upon oath of the true contents of any pipe or lesser cask of wine, or any hogshead or lesser cask of spirits imported, but shall have liberty to enter a pipe: of wine or hogshead of spirits as aforesaid, at age bune dred gallons, and all lesser casks after the same preportion; any thing in this act to the contrary notwithe

standing Penalty for IV. And be it further enacted, That if any person fatse entry.

or persons whatsoever, shall willingly make a false entry, and be thereof convicted, such person or persons shall forfeit and pay two hundred pounds current money, and also furfeit the goods, recoverable on ios formation, in any court within this commonwealth, who shall thereupon enter judgment and award execution for the same, to be applied, one moiety to the use of the informer, and the ather to the use of the common

wealth. enter vessels

V. And be it further enacted, That the collectors of patid bring the daties aforesaid, or any person by them appointa

Officers may

ed, shall have full power and authority to go and eti- way dütiable ter on board any ship or other vessel, and from thence goods, if dus to bring on shore any articles whatsoever, liable to a br secured. duty by virtue of this art, if such duty be not paid or agreed for within ten days after the first entry of such ship or vessel, or bond with good and sufficient security given for payment of the same within three months hext after such entry, which bond, if offered, the collecidr is hereby authorized and required to accept and take, and such articles só brought on shore to secure and detain until dur payment shall be made, or security given as aforesaid; and if such payment or security beno made or given within two days from the time of such sei zure, the collector of the duties aforesaid is hereby em powered to sell the same, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to distharge the said duties, and five per centum for the charges of such seizure and sale. Pro

Proceeding vided nevertheless, That notice shall be given of such thereupon: sale, by advertizing the same two weeks in the Vita ginia Gazette; and they are also empowered to stay and remaid on board such ship or vessel unul all such wipes, spitit, salt, hemp, cordage, snuff, beer, ale

; and porter, be discharged and delivered out of the same; and if any collertor or collectors of the said duties, or clerks of the county courts, or any other person or persons deputed by them, or any of them, shall directly or indirectly take or receive any bribe, recompence, or reward, in any kind whatsoever, or shall connive at any false entry of the articles liable to a dus ty or custom by virtue of this act, the person or per- Penalty ou sons so offending shall forfeit and pay the sum of two collector rehundred pounds corrent money, and be forever disa ceiving bled in his said office, and rendered incapable of hold bribe or coning any office for en ployment relating to the customs false entry: within this commerwealth; and the person or persons and on per. giving or offering such bribe, reward, or recompence; shall forfeit and pay two hundred pounds current mo- such bribe

or offering ney.

VI. And be it further enacted, That it shall be la w- Collectors, ful to and for all and every collector and collectors of by warrants, the duties aforesaid, or clerks of county courts, by constable, id warrant under the hand of a justiet of the peace, which the day time warrant shall not be granted but upop an information may break made to bim upon oaib, and accompanied with a con- to search for stable, to break open, in the day time, any hoest enimble

son giving

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