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each package, and the number or quantity and description of the packages in words at length, whether leaguer, pipe, butt, puncheon, hogshead, barrel, keg, case, bale, pack, truss, chest, box, band-box, bundle, parcel, cask, or package, of any kind or sort, describing the same by its usual name or denomination ; together with the name or names of the person or persons to whom the same are respectively consigned, •agreeably to the bills of lading, signed for the same, unless when the said goods are consigned to order, when it shall be so expressed in the said manifest or manifests, together with the name or names of the several passengers on board the said ship or vessel, distinguishing whether cabin or steerage passengers, or both, with their baggage, specifying the number and description of packages belonging to each respectively, together with an account of the remaining sea stores, if any; and the form of a manifest for goods and merchandise imported in a vessel of the United States shall be

as follows, to wit: form of mani- Report and manifest of the cargo laden on board of the [here insert the fest.

denomination and name of the vessel] whereof [insert the master's
name] is master, which cargo was taken on board at there insert the port
or ports, place or places at which the cargo was laden] burthen
tons, built at
in the State of

and owned by
merchants at

[inserting the tonnage, where built, by whom owned, and place or places of residence, as particularly detailed in the certificate of registry] as per register granted at [here insert the port or place] the [here insert the day of the month, and year when granted] and bound for [here insert the name of the port or place where

bound to.]

Marks.

Returned cargo.

[If any articles of the outward cargo are brought back, they are to be detailed, specifying by whom shipped outward, and to whom consigned inward.] Return of passengers and of packages belonging to them respectively.

[Here insert the names of the passengers, and whether cabin or steerage passengers, with the description and number of packages containing their baggage, or the tools or implements of a mechanical trade.]

Vessel and cabin stores. [Here detail what are remaining.]

And if merchandise shall be imported, destined to be delivered in different districts or ports, the quantities and packages so destined to be delivered, shall be inserted in successive order in the manifest as aforesaid ; and all spirits, wines and teas, constituting the whole or any part of the cargo of any vessel, shall also be inserted in successive order, distinguishing the ports to which the same may be destined, and the kinds, qualities and quantities thereof; and if merchandise shall be imported by citizens or inhabitants of the United States, in vessels other than the United States, the manifests shall be of the form, and shall contain the particulars aforesaid, except that said vessels shall be described in manner following, viz. :

Report and manifest of the cargo laden on board the [here insert the denomination and name of the vessel and the port to which she belongs] whereof (here insert the master's name, and whether or not master during the voyage] burthen [here insert the nation where built] bound to [here insert the port or ports of destination] which cargo was taken on board at [here insert the part or ports where laden.

Sec. 24. That if any goods, wares and merchandise shall be imported Forfeiture on or brought into the United States, in any ship or vessel whatever, belong- having on board

no manifest, or ing in the whole or in part to a citizen or citizens, inhabitant or inhabitants

an imperfect one. of the United States, from any foreign port or place, without having a manifest or manifests on board, agreeably to the directions in the foregoing section, or which shall not be included or described therein, or shall not agree therewith ; in every such case the master, or other person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, shall forfeit and pay a sum of money equal to the value of such goods, not included in such manifest or manifests, and all such merchandise not included in the manifest, belonging or consigned to the master, mate, officers or crew of such ship or vessel, shall be forfeited. Provided always, That if it shall be made appear to the satisfaction of the collector, naval officer and surveyor, or to the major part of them, where those officers are established at any port, or to the satisfaction of the collector alone, where either of the other of the said officers are not established, or to the satisfaction of the court in which a trial shall be had concerning such forfeiture, that no part of the cargo of such ship or vessel had been unshipped, after it was taken on board, except such as shall have been particularly specified and accounted for, in the report of the master or other person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, and that the manifests had been lost or mislaid, without fraud or collusion, or that the same was or were defaced by accident or incorrect by mistake, in every such case the forfeiture aforesaid shall not be incurred. Sec. 25. That every master or other person, having the charge or com

Duties of masmand of any ship or vessel, belonging in the whole or in part to a citizen ters of vessels in or citizens, inhabitant or inhabitants of the United States, laden with fests. goods as aforesaid, and bound to any port or place in the United States, shall, on his arrival within four leagues of the coast thereof, or within any of the bays, harbors, ports, rivers, creeks or inlets thereof, upon demand, produce the manifest or manifests in writing, which such master or other person is required as aforesaid to have on board his said ship or vessel, to such officer or officers of the customs, as shall first come on board his said ship or vessel, for his or their inspection, and shall deliver to such officer or officers a true copy or copies thereof (which copy or copies shall be provided and subscribed by the said master or other person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel), and the officer or officers, to whom Officers of the the original manifest or manifests shall have been so produced, shall re

tify manifests. spectively certify upon the back thereof, that the same was or were produced, and the day and year on which the same was or were so produced, and that such copy or copies as aforesaid was or were to him or them delivered and by them examined with the original manifest; and shall likewise certify upon the back of such copy or copies the day and year on which the same was or were delivered, and shall forth with transmit such copy or copies to the respective collectors of the several districts, to which the goods by such manifest or manifests shall appear respectively to be consigned; and that the said master, or other person, so having the charge or command of any such ship or vessel, shall in like manner produce to the officer or officers of the customs who shall first come on board such ship or vessel, upon her arrival within the limits of any district of the United States, in which the cargo, or any part thereof, is intended to be discharged or landed for his or their inspection, such manifest or manifests as aforesaid; and shall also deliver to him or them a true copy or

customs to cer

copies thereof (such copy or copies also to be provided and subscribed by the said master or other person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel) the production of which said manifest or manifests, and the delivery of which said copy or copies thereof, shall also be certified by the said officer or officers of the customs, who shall so first come on board the said ship or vessel, on her arrival within the limitş of any such district, upon the back of the said original manifest or manifests, with the particular day and year when such manifest or manifests was or were produced to such officer or officers, and when he or they so received the said copy or copies thereof; and such officer or officers is and are hereby required forth with to transmit, or cause to be transmitted, the said copy or copies of the said manifest or manifests to the collector of that district; and the said master, or person having the charge or command of the said ship or vessel, shall afterwards produce and deliver the said original manifest or manifests so certified to the said collector; and when any manifest shall be produced, upon which there shall be no certificate from any officer of the customs as before mentioned, the master or commander producing the same shall be required to make oath or affirmation, that no officer has applied for, and that no endorsement has taken place on any manifest of the cargo of such vessel. Provided always, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to require of such master, or other person haring the charge or command of such ship or vessel, the delivery of more than one copy of each manifest to the officer or officers aforesaid, who shall first come on board of such ship or vessel, within four leagues of the coast of the United States aforesaid, and one other copy to such officer or officers as shall first come on board within the limits of any district, for which the cargo of such ship or vessel, or some part thereof, shall be consigned or destined, or shall be construed to require the delivery of any such copy to any other officer; but it shall be sufficient in respect to any such other officer, to produce and show to him the said original manifest or manifests, and the certificate or certificates thereupon; and the form of the certificate aforesaid, to be endorsed on an original manifest, shall be as

follows, to wit: Form of cer- I[A. B.] certify that the within manifest was this day produced to me tificate on an original mani- as the original manifest of the cargo on board the [insert the denominafest.

tion and name of the vessel] whereof [insert the name] is master, from [insert the port last from]. In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name, this

day of And the form of the certificate aforesaid, to be endorsed on the copy

of a manifest, shall be as follows, to wit: On a copy of I[A. B.] certify that I have examined the within manifest, produced a manifest.

to me this day as a copy of the original manifest of the cargo on board the [insert the denomination and name of the ressel] whereof [insert the name] is master, from [insert the port last from] with the original, and find the same to agree.

In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my

day of Penalty on not Sec. 26. That if the master or other person having the charge or comexhibiting mani- mand of any ship or vessel, laden as aforesaid, and bound to any port or fests, &c.

place in the United States, shall not upon his arrival within four leagues of the coast thereof, or within the limits of any district thereof, where the cargo of such ship or vessel, or any part.thereof, is intended to be discharged, produce such manifest or manifests as are heretofore required, in writing, to the proper officer or officers upon demand thereof, and also deliver such copy or copies thereof as aforesaid, according to the directions of this act, in each case, or shall not give an account of the true destination of such ship or vessel, which he is hereby required to do, upon request of such officer or officers, or shall give a false account of such destination, in order to evade the production of the said manifest or manifestø, the said master or other person having the charge or command of

name, this

such ship or vessel, shall forfeit, for every such neglect, refusal, or offence, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars; and if such officer or officers Penalty on the

officer omitting first coming on board in each case, within the distance or limits aforesaid,

to certify mauishall neglect or refuse to certify on the back of such manifest or manifests, fests, &c. the production thereof, and the delivery of such copy or copies respectively, as are hereinbefore directed to be delivered to such officer or officers ; every such otficer so neglecting or refusing shall forfeit and pay the sum of five hundred dollars. And the officer or officers who may apply to the master or person having the charge or command of any such ship or vessel, respecting any of the provisions in this and the foregoing sections, and who shall not receive full satisfaction therein, are hereby required to make a return in writing of the name of the vessel and master 80 offending, in any or all of the particulars required, immediately, or as soon after as possible, to the collector of the district to which such ship or vessel shall be considered to be bound.

Sec. 27. That if after the arrival of any ship or vessel, so laden with Penalty on ungoods as aforesaid, and bound to the United States, within the limits of

lading goods

without authorany of the districts of the United States, or within four leagues of the ity. coast thereof, any part of the cargo of such ship or vessel sball be unladen for any purpose whatever from out of such ship or vessel as aforesaid, before such ship or vessel shall come to the proper place for the discharge of her cargo, or some part thereof, and shall be there duly authorized by the proper officer or officers of the customs to unlade the same, the master or other person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, and the mate, or other person next in command, shall respectively forfeit Forfeiture of and pay the sum of one thousand dollars, for each such offence, and the such goods. goods, wares and merchandise, so unladen and unshipped, shall be forfeited and lost, except in the case of some unavoidable accident, necessity Exception in or distress of weather; of which unavoidable accident, necessity or dis- case of necessity. tress, the master, or other person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, shall give notice to, and together with two or more of the officers or mariners (of which the mate or other person next in command shall be one) on board such ship or vessel, shall make proof upon oath before the collector, or other chief officer of the customs of the district within the limits of which such accident, necessity or distress shall happen, or before the collector or other chief officer of the first district of the United States, within the limits of which such ship or vessel shall afterwards arrive, if the said accident, necessity or distress shall have happened not within the limits of any district, but within four leagues of the coast of the United States, which oath the said collector, or other chief officer, is hereby authorized and required to administer.

Sec. 28. That if any goods, wares and merchandise, so unladen from Penalty on aidon board any such ship or vessel, shall be put or received into any other ing: in such un

lading of goods. ship, vessel, or boat, except in the case of such accident, necessity or distress as aforesaid, to be notified and proved as aforesaid, the said master or other person having the charge or command of any such ship, vessel or boat, into which the said goods, wares or merchandise, shall be so put and received, and every other person aiding and assisting therein, shall forfeit and pay treble the value of the said goods, wares or merchandise, and the ship, boat or vessel, in which they shall be so put, shall be forfeited and lost.

Sec. 29. That if any ship or vessel which shall have arrived within Penalty on the limits of any district of the United States, from any foreign port or sailing from a place, shall depart, or attempt to depart from the same, unless to proceed entry is made. on her way to some more interior district to which she may be bound, before report or entry shall have been made by the master or other person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, with the collector of some district of the United States, the said master or other person having such charge or command, shall forfeit and pay the sum of four

hundred dollars; and it shall be lawful for any collector, naval officer, surveyor, or commander of any of the cutters herein after mentioned, to arrest and bring back, or cause to be arrested and brought back, such ship or vessel, to such port of the United States to which it may be most conveniently done. Provided, That if it shall be made to appear by the oath of the said master, or other person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, and of the person next in command, or other sufficient proof to the satisfaction of the collector of the district, within which such ship or vessel shall afterwards come, or to the satisfaction of the court in which the prosecution for such penalty may be had, that the said departure or attempt to depart, was occasioned by distress of weather, pursuit or duress

of enemies, or other necessity, the said penalty shall not be incurred. Within what Sec. 30. That within twenty-four hours after the arrival of any ship time report is to or vessel, from any foreign port or place, at any port of the United States

established by law, at which an officer of the customs resides, or within any harbor, inlet or creek thereof, if the hours of business at the office of the chief officer of the customs at such port will permit, or as soon thereafter as the said hours will permit, the master or other person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel shall repair to the said office, and shall make report to the said chief officer, of the arrival of the said ship or vessel ; and within forty-eight hours after sạch arrival, shall make a further report in writing, to the collector of the district, which report shall be in the form, and shall contain all the particulars required to be inserted in a manifest, as the case may be; and the said master, or person having the charge or command of any such ship or vessel, shall declare to the truth of such report or manifest, as the same ought to be in conformity to this act; which declaration shall be on oath or solemn affirmation, before the said collector of the district, in the manner and form

following, to wit: Oath on mak- I[A. B.) do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear (or affirm] that the ing report. report and manifest subscribed with my name, and now delivered by me

to the collector of the district of [insert the name of the district] contains, to the best of my knowledge and belief, a just and true account of all the goods, wares and merchandise, including packages of every kind and nature whatsoever, which were on board the [insert the denomination and name of the vessel) at the time of her sailing from the port of [here insert the name of the port or place the vessel last sailed from] or which have been laden or taken on board at any time since, and that the packages of the said goods are as particularly described as in the bills of lading, signed for the same by me, or with my knowledge; that I am at present, and have been during the voyage, master of the said vessel, [or insert, if otherwise, specifying how long he has been master] that no package whatsoever or any goods, wares or merchandise have been unladen, landed, taken out, or in any manner whatever removed from on board the said [insert denomination and name of the vessel] since her departure from the said port of [insert the name of the last port she sailed from] except such as are now particularly specified and declared in the abstract or account herewith, and that the clearance and other papers, now delivered by me to the collector, are all that I now have, or have had, that any way relate to the cargo of the said vessel. And I do further swear (or affirm] that the several articles specified in the said manifest, as the sea stores for the cabin and vessel, are truly such, and were bona fide put on board the said [insert the denomination and name of the vessel] for the use of the officers, crew and passengers thereof, and have none of them been brought, and are not intended, by way of merchandise, or for sale, or for any other purpose, than above mentioned, and are intended to remain on board for the consumption of the said officers and crew; I further swear (or affirm] that if I shall hereafter discover, or know of any other or greater quantity of goods, wares or merchandise of any nature or kind whatsoever,

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