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Digest of laws relating to duties on imports --Continued.

Act approved ! Sec. 11 June 30, 1864.

Cont'd.

fifty cents per pound; of lead, twenty (cents) per pound; of magnesia and soda, fifty cents per pound ; of lime, twenty-five

per centum ad valorem: On analine dyes, one dollar per pound, and thirty-five per centum

ad valorem : On blanc fixe, enamelled white, satin white, lime white, and all

combinations of barytes with acids or water, three cents per pound; on carmine lake, dry or liquid, thirty-five per centum ad valorem; on French green, Paris green, mineral green, mineral blue, and Prussian blue, dry or moist, thirty per

centum ad valorem : On almonds, six cents per pound; shelled, ten cents per pound: On articles not otherwise provided for, made of gold, silver,

German silver, or platina, or of which either of these metals

shall be a component part, forty per centum ad valorem: On antimony, crude, and regulus of antimony, ten per centum

ad valorem :
On opium, two dollars and fifty cents per pound:
On opium prepared for smoking, and the extract of opium, one

hundred per centum ad valorem :
On morphine and its salts, two dollars and fifty cents per ounce:
On arrowroot, thirty per centum ad valorem :
On brimstone, crude, six dollars per ton :
On brimstone, in rolls, or refined, ten dollars per ton:
On castor beans or seeds per bushel of fifty pounds, sixty cents :
On chiccory root, four cents per pound ; ground, burnt, or pre-

pared, five cents per pound:
On cassia, twenty cents per pound. On cassia buds and ground

cassia, twenty-five cents per pound :
On cinnamon, thirty cents per pound:
On chloroform, one dollar per pound:
On collodion and ethers of all kinds, not otherwise provided for,

and ethereal preparations or extracts, fluid, one dollar per pound: On Cologne-water and other perfumery, of which alcohol forms

the principal ingredient, three dollars per gallon, and fifty per

centum ad valorem: On cloves, twenty cents per pound; on clove stems, ten cents

per pound: On fusel oil, or amylic alcohol, two dollars per gallon : On Hoffman's anodyne and spirits of nitric ether, fifty cents per

pound:
On bristles, fifteen cents per pound; on hogs' hair, one cent per

pound; on istle, or Tampico fibre, one cent per pound:
On brushes of all kinds, forty per centum ad valorem:
On honey, twenty cents per gallon :
On lead, white or red, and litharge, dry or ground in oil, three

cents per pound:
On percussion caps, forty per centum ad valorem :
On lemons, oranges, pine-apples, plantains, cocoa-nuts, and fruits

preserved in their own juice, and fruit juice, twenty-five per

centum ad valorem: On licorice root, two cents per pound; on licorice paste or licorice

in rolls, ten cents per pound : On nutmegs, fifty cents per pound: On mace, forty cents per pound: On oils, croton, one dollar per pound; olive, in flasks or bottles,

and salad, one dollar per gallon; castor, one dollar per gallon; cloves, two dollars per pound; cognac or ænanthic ether, four

dollars per ounce: On peanuts, or ground beans, one cent per pound; shelled, one

and one-half cent per pound: On filberts and walnuts, of all kinds, three cents per pound: On pimento, and black, white, and red or Cayenne pepper, fifteen

cents per pound; on ground pimento and pepper of all kinds,

eighteen cents per pound: On spirits of turpentine, thirty cents per gallon :

Digest of laws relating to duties on imports-Continued.

Act approved Sec. 11 On sulphur, flour of, twenty dollars per ton and fifteen per centum June 30, 1864.

Cont'd. ad valorem :

On tannin and tannic acid, two dollars per pound; on gallic

acid, one dollar and fifty cents per pound: On santonin, five dollars per pound: On salt in sacks, barrels, and other packages, twenty-four cents

per one hundred pounds. On salt in bulk, eighteen cents per

one hundred pounds :
On crude saltpeter, [salt petre, ] two and one-half cents per pound:
On strychnine and its salts, one dollar and fifty cents per ounce :
On tagger's iron, thirty per centum ad valorem:
On vinegar, ten cents per gallon:
On watches, gold or silver, twenty-five per centum ad valorem:
On wood pencils, filled with lead or other materials, fifty cents

per gross, and in addition thereto thirty per centum ad valorem: On ostrich, vulture, cock, and other ornamental feathers, crude

or not dressed, colored, or manufactured, twenty-five per centum ad valorem; when dressed, colored, or manufactured, fifty per

centum ad valorem: On playing cards, costing not over twenty-five cents per pack,

twenty five cents per pack; costing over twenty-five cents per

pack, thirty-five cents per pack. Sec. 12 And be it further enacted, That on and after the day and year afore

said there shall be levied, collected, and paid a duty of fifty per centum ad valorem on the importation of the articles hereinafter

mentioned and embraced in this section—that is to say: Anchovies and sardines, preserved in oil or otherwise : Artificial and ornamental feathers and flowers, or parts thereof,

of whatever material composed, not otherwise provided for,

beads and bead ornaments :
Billiard chalk:
Ginger, preserved or pickled :
Ivory or bone dice, draughts, chess men, chess balls, and baga-

telle balls :
Jellies of all kinds :
On kid or other leather gloves of all descriptions, for men's, wo-

men's, or children's wear:

On wooden and other toys for children, (not dolls.)
Sec. 13 And be it further enacted, That on and after the day and year afore-

said, in lieu of the duties heretofore imposed by law on the
articles hereinafter mentioned, there shall be levied, collected,
and paid, on the goods, wares, and merchandise enumerated
and provided for in this section, imported from foreign countries,

the following duties and rates of duty-that is to say: On books, periodicals, pamphlets, blank books, bound or un

bound, and all printed matter, engravings, bound or unbound, illustrated books and papers, and maps and charts, twenty-five

per centum ad valorem : On cork, bark or wood, unmanufactured, thirty per centum ad

valorem. On corks and cork bark, manufactured, fifty per

centum ad valorem : On hatters' furs, not on the skin, and dressed furs on the skin,

twenty per centum ad valorem. Furs on the skin, undressed,

ten per centum ad valorem : On fire-crackers, one dollar per box of forty packs, not exceeding

eighty to each pack, and in the same proportion for any greater

number: On gutta-percha, manufactured, forty per centum ad valorem : On gunpowder, and all explosive substances used for mining,

blasting, artillery, or sporting purposes, when valued at twenty cents or less per pound, a duty of six cents per pound, and in addition thereto twenty per centum ad valorem ; valued above twenty cents per pound, a duty of ten cents per pound, and in

addition thereto twenty per centum ad valorem: On marble, white statuary, brocatella, sienna, and verd antique Digest of laws relating to duties on imports-Continued.

Aet approved Sec. 13 in block, rough or squared, one dollar per cubic foot, and in
Jane 30, 1864.
Cont'd. addition thereto twenty-five per centum ad valorem. On veined

marble and marble of all other descriptions, not otherwise pro-
vided for, in block, rough or squared, fifty cents per cubic foot,

and in addition thereto twenty per centum ad valorem : On mineral or medicinal waters, or waters from springs impreg

nated with minerals, for each bottle or jug containing not more than one quart, three cents, and in addition thereto twenty-five per centum ad valorem; containing more than one quart, three cents for each additional quart, or fractional part thereof, and

in addition thereto twenty-five per centum ad valorem: On palm-leaf fans, one cent each: On pipes, clay, common or white, thirty-five per centum ad va

lorem: On meerschaum, wood, porcelain, lava, and all other tobacco

smoking pipes and pipe-bowls, not herein otherwise provided for, one dollar and fifty cents per gross, and in addition thereto

seventy-five per centum ad valorem: On pipe cases, pipe stems, tips, mouthpioces, and metallic mount

ings for pipes, and all parts of pipes or pipe fixtures, and all

smokers' articles, seventy-five per centum ad valorem : On pen-tips and pen-holders, or parts thereof, thirty-five per

centum ad valorem: On pens, metallic, ten cents per gross, and in addition thereto

twenty-five per centum ad valorem: On soap, fancy, perfumed, honey, transparent, and all descrip

tions of toilet and shaving soap, ten cents per pound, and in

addition thereto twenty-five per centum ad valorem: On all soap not otherwise provided for, one cent per pound, and

in addition thereto thirty per centum ad valorem: On starch made of potatoes or corn, one cent per pound, and

twenty per centum ad valorem : On starch made of rice or any other material, three cents per

pound, and twenty per centum ad valorem: On rice, cleaned, two and one-half cents per pound; on uncleaned,

two cents per pound:

On paddy, one and one-half cent per pound:
Sec. 14 Provides that the decision of the collector as to all duties and dues

shall be final, unless appealed from within thirty days, &c.,
and suit must be brought within ninety days in case of appeal

to the courts, &c. Sec. 15 Provides that the like rules shall apply to all fees and charges im

posed by collectors of customs. Sec. 16 Authorizes a warrant to be drawn to refund any excess of duties ori

ginally paid. Sec. 17 Imposes a discriminating duty of ten per cent. on importations in

vessels not of the United States, unless exempted by treaty. Sec. 18 Imposes a discriminating duty of ten per cent. on importations the

produce of countries beyond the Cape of Good Hope, if imported from countries west of the said Cape of Good Hope, (repealing

sec. 3, act of August 5, 1861, and sec. 14, act of July 14, 1862.) Sec. 19 Applies the provisions of this act to goods in bond on the day it takes

effect. Sec. 20 Defines the time at which the act of April 29, 1864, takes effect. Sec. 21 Provides that “during the period of one year from the passage of this act there may be imported,

free of duty, any machinery designed for or adapted to the manufacture of woven fabrics from the fibre of flax or hemp, including all the preliminary processes requisite therefor; and that steam agricultural machinery and implements may be imported free from duty for one year from the passage

of this act. Sec. 22 Repeals conflicting acts. Duties not herein provided for to remain Digest of laws relating to duties on imports-Continued.

as they are.

Act approved Sec. 23 Provides that on entry the importer or consignee may advance the June 30, 1864.

value of an invoice, and may add costs and charges necessary to make true market value; and if the appraised value of any importation shall exceed by ten per cent. the value so declared on the entry, then, in addition to the duties imposed by law, there shall be paid a duty of twenty per centum ad valorem on the appraised value: Provided, That duties shall not be assessed on less than the invoice or entered value; (and repealing sec. 8, act approved July 30, 1846, with amendment of March 3,

1857.) Repealed by sec. 7, act of March 3, 1865. Sec. 24 Provides for determining the dutiable value of imports : (repealed in

part by sec. 7, act of March 3, 1865, and both superseded by

act of July 28, 1866.) Sec. 25 Repeals the exemption from duty, declared by the act of March 2,

1861, of philosophical apparatus and instruments imported for the use of any society incorporated for philosophical, literary, or religious purposes, or for the encouragement of the fine arts, or for the use or by the order of any college, academy, school, or seminary of learning in the United States; and the same shall

be subject to a duty of fifteen per centum ad valorem. Sec. 26 Provides that when any cask, barrel, carboy, or other vessel of

American manufacture, exported or sent out of the country filled with the prodncts of the United States, shall be returned

empty, the same be admitted free of duty. Sec. 27 Provides that after January 1, 1865, invoices of all importations shall

be made out in the weights and measures of the country whence
imported, without regard to the weights and measures of the

United States.
Sec. 28 Relates to certain salaries.
Sec. 29 Provides for the reception of baggage for persons in transit to any

foreign country, and its delivery free of duty.

Approved June 30, 1864.

Act of March 3, 1865, entitled An act amendatory of

certain acts imposing duties upon foreign importations." Act approved Sec. 1 Be it enacted, &c., That section 6 of the act of June 30, 1864, be March 3, 1965.

amended so that paragraphs second, third, and fourth of said

section shall read as follows: On all manufactures of cotton, (except jeans, denims, drillings bed-tickings, ginghams, plaids, cottonades, pantaloon stuff

, and goods of like description,) not bleached, colored, stained, painted, or printed, and not exceeding one hundred threads to ihe square inch, counting the warp and filling, and exceeding in weight five ounces per square yard, five cents per square yard: if bleached, five and one-half cents per square yard: if colored, stained, painted, or printed, five and one-half cents per square yard, and in addition thereto ten per centum ad valorem: on finer and lighter goods of like description, not exceeding two hundred threads to the square iuch, counting the warp and filling, unbleached, five cents per square yard: if colored, stained, painted, or printed, five and one-half cents per square yard, and in addition thereto twenty per centum ad valorem. On goods of like description, exceeding two hundred threads to the square inch, counting the warp and filling, unbleached, five cents per square yara: if bleached, five and one-half cents per square yard: if colored, stained, painted, or printed, five and one-half cents per square yard, and in addition thereto twenty per centum ad valorem : On all cotton jeans, denims, drillings, bed-tickings, ginghams, plaids, cottonades, pantaloon stuffs, and goods of like description, or for similar use, if unbleached, and not exceeding one hundred threads to the square inch, counting the warp and filling, and exceeding Digest of laws relating to duties on imports--Continued.

Act approved Sec. 1 five ounces to the square yard, six cents per square yard: if
March 3, 1865.
Cont'd. bleached, six and one-half cents per square yard: if colored,

stained, painted, or printed, six and one-half cents per square
yard, and in addition thereto ten per centum ad valorem. On
finer or lighter goods of like description, not exceeding two
hundred threads to the square inch, counting the warp and
filling, if unbleached, six cents per square yard: if bleached,
six and one-half cents per square yard: if colored, stained,
painted, or printed, six and one-half cents per square yard, and
in addition thereto fifteen per centum ad valorem. On goods
of lighter description, exceeding two hundred threads to the
square inch, counting the warp and filling, if unbleached, seven
cents per square yard : if bleached, seven and one-half cents
per square yard : if colored, stained, painted, or printed, seven
and one-half cents per square yard, and in addition thereto fif-
teen per centum ad valorem : Prorided, That upon all plain
woven cotton goods, not included in the foregoing schedule,
unbleached, valued at over sixteen cents per square yard,
bleached, valued at over twenty cents per square yard, colored,
valued at over twenty-five cents per square yard, and cotton
jeans, denims, and drillings, unbleached, valued at over twenty
cents per square yard, and all other cotton goods of every de-
scription, the value of which shall exceed twenty-five cents per
square yard, there shall be levied, collected, and paid a duty of
thirty-five per centum ad valorem: And provided further, That
no cotton goods having more than two liundred threads to the
square inch, counting the warp and filling, shall be admitted
to a less rate of duty than is provided for goods which are of

that number of threads : On spool thread of cotton, six cents per dozen spools, containing

on each spool not exceeding one hundred yards of thread, and in addition thereto thirty per centum ad valorem; exceeding one hundred yards, for every additional hundred yards of thread on each spool, or fractional part thereof, in excess of one hun. dred yards, six cents per dozen, and thirty-five per centum ad valorem: on cotton thread or yarn, when advanced beyond single yarn, by twisting two or more strands together, if not wound upon spools, four (4) cents per skein or hank of eight hundred and forty (840) yards, and thirty-five per centum ad

valorem. Sec. 2 Imposes additional duties on the following named articles: on

brandy, rum, gin, and whiskey, and on cordials, liquors, arrack, absynthe, and all other spirituous beverages, fifty cents per gallon, of first proof and less strength, and shall be increased in proportion for any greater strength than the strength of first proof. On spun silk for filling in skeins or cops, ten per centum ad valorem. On iron bars for railroads or inclined planes, ten cents per one hundred pounds: on wrought-iron tubes, one

cent per pound. Sec. 3... That in lieu of the duties heretofore imposed by law on the

articles hereinafter mentioned, there shall be paid, &c., the

following duties : On cotton, five cents per pound: on illuminating oil and naphtha,

benzine and benzole, refined or produced from the distillation of coal, asphaltum, shale, peat, petroleum, or rock oil, or other bituminous substances used for like purposes, forty cents per gallon. On crude petroleum, or rock oil, twenty cents per gallon: on crude coal oil, fifteen cents per gallon. On tobacco stems, fifteen cents per pound. On ready-made clothing of silk, or of which silk shall be a component material of chief value, sixty per centum ad valorem.' On quicksilver, fifteen

per centum ad valorem. Sec. 4 Relates to tonnage duties. Sec. 5 Defines the term statuary, restricting it to the professional productions

of a sculptor only.

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