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steam or other vessel, or vehicle, transporting such bonded
merchandise, the master, owner, or conductor of which
shall fail to deliver the same to the collector at the desig-
nated port, shall be liable to seizure and forfeiture. And
the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to
remit, in whole or in part, on such conditions and under
such regulations, not inconsistent with law, as he may
prescribe, the additional duty secured by the bond given
for the transportation of merchandise from a port in one
collection-district to a port in another collection-district
prescribed by the preceding section: Provided, That it
shall be proved to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the
Treasury that the failure to transport and deliver the
merchandise aforesaid according to the conditions of the
bonds occurred without willful negligence or fraudulent
intent on the part of the obligors.
234. Transportation to special ports.

Any imported merchandise in the original packages R. S., 3002. which shall have been duly entered and bonded, in pursuance of the provisions relating to warehouses, may be withdrawn from warehouse for immediate exportation, without payment of duties, to Chihuahua, in Mexico, by the route of the Arkansas River, through Van Buren, or by the route of the Red River, through Fulton, or by the route of the Missouri River, through Independence, or by such other routes as may be designated by the Secretary of the Treasury. Any imported merchandise duly entered and bonded at Brownsville, in the district of Brazos de Santiago, or imported and bonded at any other port of the United States, and transported thence in bond, and duly rewarehoused at Brownsville, may be withdrawn from warehouse for immediate exportation, without payment of duties, to ports and places in Mexico, by land or water, or partly by land and partly by water, or by such routes as may be designated by the Secretary of the Treasury.

Any imported merchandise duly entered and bonded in R. s., 3003. any port of the United States may be withdrawn from warehouse without payment of duties, for immediate exportation for San Fernando, Paso del Norte, and Chihuahua, in Mexico, through the port of Lavaca, in the collection-district of Saluria, in the State of Texas, and be transshipped inland, thence to San Antonio, in that State, and from the latter place to the destinations in Mexico, either by way of Eagle Pass, the Presidio del Norte, or San Elizario, all on the Rio Grande; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to prescribe such regulations, not inconsistent with law, as he may deem proper and necessary, respecting the packing, marking, inspection, proof of due delivery at their foreign destinations of the imports authorized by this and the foregoing section to be exported from warehouse to ports and places in Mexico, and for the due protection in other respects of the public revenue.

R. S., 3005.
May 21, 1900,
Sec. 2.

R. S., 3006.

R. S., 3004.

Imported merchandise duly entered and bonded at a Sept. 25, 1890.

port of the United States, and withdrawn from warehouse in accordance with existing law, for exportation for San Fernando, Paso del Norte, and Chihuahua, in Mexico, may pass through Eagle Pass, the port of entry for the district of Saluria, in Texas, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe, as

well as through the port of Lavaca. R. S., 3005. All merchandise arriving at the ports of New York,

Boston, Portland in Maine, or any other port specially designated by the Secretary of the Treasury, and destined for places in the adjacent British provinces, or arriving at the port of Brownsville in Texas, or any other port specially designated by the Secretary of the Treasury, and destined for places in the republic of Mexico, may be entered at the custom-house, and conveyed, in transit, through the territory of the United States, without the payment of duties, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe.

Åll merchandise arriving at any port of the United States destined for any foreign country may be entered at the custom-house, and conveyed, in transit, through the territory of the United States, without the payment of duties, under such regulations as to examination and transportation as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe.

Imported merchandise in bond, or duty paid, and products or manufactures of the United States, may, with the consent of the proper authorities of the British provinces or republic of Mexico, be transported from one port in the United States to another port therein, over the territory of such provinces or republic, by such routes, and under such rules, regulations, and conditions as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe; and the merchandise so transported shall, upon arrival in the United States from such provinces or republic, be treated in regard to the liability to or exemption from duty, or tax, as if the transportation had taken place entirely within

the limits of the United States. R. S., 3007. Railroad-cars or other vehicles laden with merchandise,

sealed by a customs officer, passing, under the provisions of the preceding section and the regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury, from one port in the United States to another therein, through foreign contiguous territory, shall be exempt from the payment of any fees for receiving or certifying manifests thereof.

No merchandise exported to Mexico or the British North American Provinces shall be voluntarily landed or brought into the United States; and any so landed or brought into the United States shall be forfeited; and the same proceeding shall be had for its condemnation, and ihe distribution of the proceeds of the sales, as in other cases of forfeiture of merchandise illegally imported. Every person concerned in the voluntary land

R. S., 3008.

ing or bringing such merchandise into the United States
shall be liable to a penalty of four hundred dollars.
235. Immediate delivery.

When merchandise shall be imported into any port of Fuse 2866 the United States from any foreign country in vessels, Sec. 24.

June 26, 1884. and it shall appear by the bills of lading that the merchandise so imported is to be delivered immediately after the entry of the vessel, the collector of such port may take possession of such merchandise and deposit the same in bonded warehouse; and when it does not appear by the bills of lading that the merchandise so imported is to be immediately delivered, the collector of the customs may take possession of the same, and deposit it in bonded warehouse, at the request of the owner, master, or consignee of the vessel, on three days' notice to such collector after the entry of the vessel. 236. Immediate transportation.

When any merchandise, other than explosive articles, June 10, 1880. and articles in bulk not provided for in section five of this act, imported at the ports of Alburg, Vt.

Honolulu, Hawaii, Port Arthur, Tex.
Ashtabula, Ohio. Island Pond, Vt. Portland, Me.
Astoria, Oreg.

Key West, Fla. Portland, Oreg.
Baitimore, Md. Knights Key, Fla. Port Townsend, Wash.
Bangor, Me.
Laredo, Tex.

Providence, R. I.
Bath, Me.

Los Angeles, Cal. Ranier, an.
Bay City, Mich. Lowelltown (or Richford, Vt.
Beecher Falls, Vt. Holeb), Me.

Rochester, N. Y.
Blaine, Wash.
Malone, N. Y.

Rouses Point, N. Y.
Boston, Mass.

Marquette, Mich. St. Albans, Vt.
Brownsville, Tex. Miami, Fla.

St. John, N. Dak.
Brunswick, Ga. Milwaukee, Wis. St. Vincent (No y es),
Buffalo, N. Y.
Mobile, Ala.

Minn.
Burlington, Vt. Neche, N. Dak. San Diego, Cal.
Calais, Me.

New London, Conn. San Francisco, Cal.
Charleston, S. C. New Orleans, La. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Chicago, Ill.
Newport, Vt.

Savannah, Ga.
Cleveland, Ohio. Newport News, Va. Seattle, Wash.
Detroit, Mich.

New York, N. Y. Sioux City, Iowa. Duluth, Minn,

Niagara Falls, N. Y. Sumas, Wash. Eagle Pass, Tex. Nogales, Ariz.

Tacoma, Wash.
Eastport, Idaho. Norfolk, Va.

Tampa, Fla.
Eastport, Me.
Nyando, N. Y.

Texas City, Tex.
El Paso, Tex.

Ogdensburg, N. Y. Toledo, Ohio. Everett, Wash. Pembina, N. Dak. Van Buren, Me. Fernandina, Fla. Pensacola, Fla. Vanceboro, Me. Fort Covington, N. Y. Philadelphia, Pa. Walhalla, N. Dak. Galveston, Tex. Port Huron, Mich. Wilmington, N. C. Gladstone, Mich. Portal, N. Dak. shall appear by the invoice or bill of lading and manifest of the importing vessel to be consigned to and destined for either of the ports specified in the seventh section of this act, the collector at the port of arrival shall allow the said merchandise to be shipped immediately after the entry prescribed in section two of this act has been made.

The collector of the port of first arrival shall retain in June 10, 1880. his office a permanent record of such merchandise so to be Sec. 2. forwarded to the port of destination, and such record

Sec. 3,

Sec. 5.

shall consist of a copy of the invoice and an entry whereon the duties shall be estimated as closely as possible on the merchandise so shipped, but no oaths shall be required on the said entry. Such merchandise shall not be subject to appraisement and liquidation of duties at the port of first arrival, but shall undergo such examination as the Secretary of the Treasury shall deem necessary to verify the invoice; and the same examination and appraisement thereof shall be required and had at the port of destination as would have been required at the port of first arrival if such merchandise had been entered for consumption or warehouse at such port.

Such merchandise shall be delivered to and transported by common carriers, to be designated for this purpose by the Secretary of the Treasury, and to and by none others; and such carriers shall be responsible to the United States as common carriers for the safe delivery of such merchandise to the collector at the port of its destination; and before any such carriers shall be permitted to receive and transport any such merchandise, they shall become bound to the United States in bonds of such form and amount, and with such conditions, not inconsistent with law, and such security as the Secretary of the Treasury shall require.

Merchandise transported under the provisions of this Feb. 23, 1887.

act shall be conveyed in cars, vessels, or vehicles securely fastened with locks or seals, under the exclusive control of the officers of the customs; and merchandise may also be transported under the provisions of this act by express companies on passenger-trains, in safes, “pouches", and trunks, which shall be of such size, character, and description and secured in such manner as shall be from time to time prescribed by the Secretary;

And in cases where merchandise shall be imported in boxes or packages too large to be included within the safes, trunks, or “pouches” as prescribed, such merchandise may be transported under the provisions of this act by such express companies, “ corded and sealed”, in such manner as shall from time to time be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury;

And passengers” baggage and effects arriving at any of the ports specified in section one of this act, which shall appear by the manifest of the importing vessel, or other satisfactory evidence, to be destined to any of the ports specified in the seventh section, may also be transported by express companies under the provisions of this act to any of the ports specified in the seventh section thereof, in such manner and under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribed;

And merchandise such as pig-iron, spiegle-iron, scrapiron, iron-ore, railroad-iron, and similar articles commonly transported upon platform or flat cars may be transported under the provisions of this act upon such platform or flat cars; and the weight of such merchandise so transported shall be ascertained in all cases before shipment, and ordinarily railroad seals may be used for such

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purposes; and inspectors shall bestationed at proper points along the designated routes, or upon any car, vessel, vehicle, or train, at the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury, and at the expense of the companies, respectively.

Such merchandise shall not be unladen or transshipped between the ports of first arrival and final destination, unless authorized by the regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury in cases which may arise from a difference in the gauge of railroads, or " where the route is bonded for both land and water carriage," or from accidents, or from legal intervention, or when, by reason of the length of the route, the cars, after due inspection by customs officers, shall be considered unsafe or unsuitable to proceed further, or from low water, ice, or other unavoidable obstruction to navigation; and in no case shall there be permitted any breaking of the original packages of such merchandise.

Section five of the Act approved June tenth, eighteen Feb. 2, 1899. hundred and eighty, governing the immediate transportation of dutiable goods without appraisement, be, and the same is hereby, so amended as to allow common carriers bonded under the provisions of said Act, in instances where a sufficient quantity of such merchandise is not offered at the port of first arrival to fill an entire car, or compartment thereof, to forward such merchandise in cars not secured by the prescribed customs fastenings if the packages are corded and sealed, under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury; in all other respects the provisions of the Act referred to to remain in full force. The privilege of immediate transportation shall extend June 10, 1880.

Sec. 7.
to the ports of:
Albany, N. Y.
Dunkirk, N. Y.

Memphis, Tenn.
Astoria, Oreg.
Durham, N. C.

*Middletown, Conn.
Atlanta, Ga.
Eagle Pass, Tex.

Milwaukee, Wis.
Baltimore, Md. Eastport, Me.

Minneapolis, Minn.
Bangor, Me.
El Paso, Tex.

Mobile, Ala.
Bath, Me.
Erie, Pa.

Nashville, Tenn.
Bellingham, Wash. Evansville, Ind. Newark, N. J.
Birmingham, Ala. Everett, Wash.

New Bedford, Mass. Boston, Mass.

Fall River, Mass. New Haven, Conn. Bridgeport, Conn. Galveston, Tex.

New Orleans, La. Buffalo, N. Y.

Gladstone, Mich, Newport, R. I. Burlington, Vt. Gloucester, Mass. Newport News, Va. Calais, Me.

Grand Haven, Mich. New York, N. Y. Charleston, S. C. Grand Rapids, Mich. Niagara Falls, N. Y. Chattanooga, Tenn. Green Bay, Wis. Nogales, Ariz. Chicago, Ill.

Greenwich, Conn. Norfolk, Va. Cincinnati, Ohio. Hartford, Conn. Norwalk, Conn, Cleveland, Ohio. Honolulu, H. I.

Oakland, Cal. Columbus, Ohio. Houston, Tex.

Ogdensburg, N. Y. Corry, Pa.

Indianapolis, Ind. Omaha, Nebr.
Council Bluffs, Jacksonville, Fla. Oswego, N. Y.
Iowa.

Kansas City, Mo. Peoria, Ill.
Dallas, Tex.
Key West, Fla.

Perth Amboy, N. J.
Dayton, Ohio.

Knoxville, Tenn. Petersburg, Va.
Denver, Colo.
Laredo, Tex.

Philadelphia, Pa.
Des, Moines, Iowa. Lincoln, Nebr.

Pittsburg, Pa.
Detroit, Mich.

Los Angeles, Cal. Port Arthur, Tex.
Dubuque, Iowa. Louisville, Ky.
Duluth, Minn.

Marquette, Mich.

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