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Digest of laws relating to duties on imports—Continued.

Act approved Sec. 2 Second. On ale, porter, and beer, in bottles, thirty-five cents per
June 30, 1804.
Cont'd. gallon; otherwise than in bottles, twenty cents per gallon:

On snutt and snuff flour, manufactured of tobacco, ground, dry

or damp, and pickled, scented, or otherwise, of all descriptions,

fifty cents per pouud: On tobacco in leaf, unmanufactured and not stemmed, thirty-five

cents per pound: On tobacco, manufactured, of all descriptions, and stemmed to

bacco, Lot otherwise provided for, titty cents per pound. Sec. 3 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 ari:cles hereinafter mentioned, there shall be levied, collected, and paid, on the goods, wares, and merchandise herein enumerated and provided for, imported from foreign countries, the fol.

lowing duties and rates of duty-that is to say: On bar iron, rolled or hammered, comprising thats not less than

one inch nor more than six inches wide, nor less than three. eighths of an inch or more than two inches thick ; rounds not less than three-fourths of an inch nor more than two inches in diameter, and squares not less than three-fourths of an inch nor more than two inches square, one cent per pound. On bar iron, rolled or hammered, comprising flats less than threeeighths of an inch or more than two inches thick, or less than one inch or more than six inches wide; rounds less than threefourths of an inch or more than two inches in diameter; and squares less than three-fourths of an inch or more than two inches square, one and one-half cent per pound: Prorided, That all iron in slabs, blooms, loops, or other forms, less finished than iron in bars, and more advanced than pig iron, except castings, shall be rated as iron in bars, and pay a duty accordingly: And provided further, That none of the above iron shall pay a less

rate of duty than thirty-five per centum ad valorem: On all iron imported in bars for railroads and inclined planes,

made to patterns and fitted to be laid down on such roads or planes without further manufacture, sixty cents per one hundred pounds, (see sec. 2, act of March 3, 1865.) Ou boiler or other plate iron not less than three-sixteenths of an inch in thickness, one and one-half cent per pound. On iron wire, bright, coppered, or tinned, drawn and finished, not more than one-fourth of an inch in diameter, not less than number sixteen, wire gauge, two dollars per one hundred pounds, and in addition thereto fifteen per centum ad valorem; over number sixteen and not over number twenty-five, wire gauge, three dollars and fifty cents per one hundred pounds, and in addition thereto fifteen per centum ad valorem*: Provided, That wire covered with cotton, silk, or other material shall pay five cents per pound in addition to the foregoing rates. On smooth or polished sheet iron, by whatever name designated, three cents per pound. On sheet irou, common or black, not thinner than number twenty, wire gauge, one and one-fourth cent per pound; thinner than number twenty, and not thinner than number twenty-five, wire gauge, one and one-half cent per pound; thinner than num

ber twenty-five, wire gauge, one and three-fourthis cent per pound: On tin plates, (galvanized,) and iron galvanized or coated with

any metal by electric batteries, or otherwise, two and one-half

cents per pound: On all band, hoop, and scroll iron from one-half to six inches in

width, not thinner than one-eighth of an inch, one and one-fourth

cent per pound: On all band, hoop, and scroll iron from one-half to six inches

wide, under one-eighth of an inch in thickness, and not thinner

than number twenty,wire gauge, one and one half cent per pound: On all band, hoop, and scroll iron, thinner than number twenty,

wire gauge, one and three-fourths cent per pound: * Iron wire above number 25, wire gauge, pays four cents per pound and fifteen per cent by rec. 7, act of March 2, 1861, and sec. 3, act of July 24, 1862.

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Digest of laws relating to duties on imports—Continued.

Act approved Sec. 3 June 30, 1861.

Cont'd.

On slit rods, one and one-half cent per pound, and on all other

descriptions of rolled or hammered irou, not otherwise provided

for, one and one-fourth cent per pound: On locomotive tire, or parts thereof, three cents per pound: On mill-irons and mill-cranks of wrought iron, and wrought iron

for ships, steam-engines, and locomotives, or parts thereof,

weighing each twenty-five pounds or more, two cents per pound: On anvils and on iron cables, or cable chains, or parts thereof,

two and one-half cents per pound: On chains, trace chains, halter chains, and fence chains, made of

wire or rods, not less than one-fourth of one inch in diameter, two and one-half cents per pound; less than one-fourth of one inch in diameter, and not under number nine, wire gange, three cents per pound; under number nine, wire gauge, thirty-five

per ceptum ad valorem: On anchors, or parts thereof, two and one-fourth cents per pound: On blacksmiths' hammers and sledges, axles, or parts thereof,

and malleable iron in castings, not otherwise provided for, two

and one-half cents per pound: On wrought-iron railroad chairs, and wrought-iron nuts and

washers, ready punched, two cents per pound: On bed-screws and wrought-iron hinges, two and one-half cents

per pound:
On wrought board nails, spikes, rivets, and bolts, two and one-

half cents per pound:
On cut nails and spikes, one and one-half cent per pound:
On horseshoe nails, five cents per pound :
On cut tacks, brads, or sprigs, pot exceeding sixteen ounces to

the thousand, two and one-half cents per thousand; exceeding

sixteen ounces to the thousand, three cents per pound: On screws, commonly called wood screws, two inches or over in

length, eight cents per pound; less than two inches in length,

eleven cents per pound: On steam, gas, and water tubes and Aues of wrought iron, two and

one- half cents per pound: (add one cent per pound in sec. 2,

act of March 3, 1865:) On screws of any other metal than iron, and all other screws of

iron, except wood screws, thirty-five per centum ad valorem : On iron in pigs, nine dollars per ton: On vessels of cast-iron, not otherwise provided for, and on and

irons, sadirons, tailors' and hatters irous, stoves and stove

plates, of cast-iron, one and one-half cent per pound:
On cast-iron steam, gas, and water-pipe, one and one-half cent

per pound:
On cast-iron butts and hinges, two and one-half cents per pound:
On hollow ware, glazed or tinned, three and one-halfcts, per pound:
On all other castiugs of iron, not otherwise provided for, thirty

per centum ad valorem :
On all manufactures of iron, not otherwise provided for, thirty-

five per centum ad valorem: On old scrap iron, eight dollars per ton: Provided, That nothing

sball be deemed old iron that has not been in actual use and tit

only to be remanufactured: On steel in ingots, bars, coils, sheets, and steel wire, not less

than one-fourth of one inch in diameter, valued at seven cents per pound or less, two and one-fourth cents per pound; valued at above seven cents and not above eleven cents per pound, three cents per pound; valued at above eleven cents per pound,

three and one-half cents per pound and ten per cent, ad valorem: On steel wire, less than one-fourth of au inch in diameter and not

less than number sixteen, wire gauge, two and one-half cents per pound, and in addition thereto twenty per centum ad valorem ; less or finer than number sixteen, wire gauge, three cents

per pound, and in addition thereto twenty per cent. ad valorem: On steel in any form, not otherwise provided for, thirty per cent

um ad valorem :

Digest of laws relating to duties on imports-Continued.

Act approved Sec. 3 On skates costing twenty cents or less per pair, eight cents per
June 30, 1804.
Cont'd. pair: costing over twenty cents per pair, thirty-five per centum

ad valorem :
On cross-cut saws, ten cents per lineal foot:
On mill, pit, and drag saws, not over nine inches wide, twelve and

one-balf cents per lineal foot; (over nine inches wide, twenty

cents per foot, by sec. 7, 1561:) On all handsaws not over twenty-four inches in length, seventy.

five cents per dozen, and in addition thereto thirty per centum ad valorem: over twenty-four inches in length, one dollar per

dozen, and in addition thereto thirty per centum ad valorem: On all back-saws not over ten inches in length, seventy-tive cents

per dozen, and in addition thereto thirty per ceutum ad valorem; over ten inches in length, one dollar per dozen, and in

addition thereto thirty per centum ad valorem: On files, file blanks, rasps, and floats of all descriptions, not ex

ceeding ten inches in length, ten cents per pound, and in addition thereto thirty per centum ad valorem; exceeding ten inches in length, six cents per pound, and in addition thereto thirty

per centum ad valorem: On penknives, jackknives, and pocket-knives of all kinds, fifty

per centum ad valorem : On needles for knitting or sewing machines, one dollar per thou

sand, and in addition thereto thirty-five per centum ad valorem: On iron squares marked on one side, three cents per pound, and

in addition thereto thirty per centum ad valorem; on all other squares of iron or steel, six cents per pound, and thirty per

centum ad valorem : On all manufactures of steel, or of which steel shall be a com

ponent part, not otherwise provided for, forty-five per centum ad valorem: Provided, That all articles of steel partially manufactured, or of which steel shall be a component part, not otherwise provided for, shall pay the same rate of duty as if

wholly manufactured: On bituminous coal and shale, one dollar and twenty-five cents

for a ton of twenty-eight bushels, eighty pounds to the bushel;
on all other coal, forty cents per ton of twenty-eight bushels,

eighty pounds to the bushel:
On coke and culm of coal, twenty-five per centum ad valorem :
On lead, in pigs and bars, two cents per pound :
On old scrap lead, fit only to be remanu tactured, one and one-

half cent per pound :
On lead in sheets, pipes, or shot, two and three-quarter cents per

pound: On pewter, when old and fit only to be remanufactured, two cents

per pound: On lead ore, one and one-half cent per pound: On copper in pigs, bars, or ingots, two and one-half cents per

pound: On sheathing copper, in sheets forty-eight inches long and four

teen inches wide, weighing from fourteen to thirty-four ounces

per square foot, three and one half cents per pound: On copper rods, bolts, nails, spikes, copper bottoms, copper in

sheets or plates, called braziers' copper, and other sheets of copper, not otherwise provided for, thirty-five per centum ad

valorem; On zinc, spelter, or teutenegue, manufactured in blocks or pigs,

one and one-half cent per pound: On zinc, spelter, or teutenegue in sheets, two and one-quarter

cents per pound: On diamonds, cameos, mosaics, gems, pearls, rubies, and other

precious stones, when not set, a duty of ten per centum ad ve

lorem: Sec. 4 And be it further enactod, That on and after the day and year afore

said, there shall be levied, collected, and paid, on the importation of the articles hereinafter mentioned, the following auriesthat is to say: On all wool, unmanufactured, and all hair of the

Digest of laws relating to duties on imports-Continued.

Act approved Sec. 4 alpaca, goat, and other like animals, unmanufactured, the value June 30, 1864. Cont'd. whereof at the last port er place from whence exported to the

United States exclusive* of charges in such ports shall be twelve cents or less per pound, three cents per pound; exceeding twelve cents and not exceeding twenty-four cents per pouwd, six cents per pound; exceeding twenty-four cents per pound, and pot exceeding thirty-two cents, ten cents per pound, and in addition thereto ten per centum ad valorem; exceeding thirty-two cents per pound, twelve cents per pound, and in addition ihereto ten per centum ad valorem : Prorided, That any wool of the sheep, or bair of the alpaca, the goat, and other like animals, which shall be imported in any other than the ordinary condi. tion, as now and beretofore practiced, or which shall be changed in its character or condition for the purpose of evading the duty, or which shall be reduced in value by the admixture of dirt or any foreign substance, shall be subject to pay a duty of twelve cents per pound and ten per centum ad valorem, ans. thing in this act to the contrary notwithstanding: Prorided further, That when wool of different qualities is imported in the same bale, bag, or package, and the aggregate value of the contents of the bale, bag, or package shall be appraised by the appraisers at a rate exceeding twenty-four cents per pound, it shall be charged with a duty of ten cents per pound and ter per centum ad valorem; and when bules of different qualities are embraced in the same invoice at the same price, whereby the average price shall be lessened more than ten per centum, the value of the whole shall be appraised according to the value of the bale of the best quality; and no bale, bag, or package sball be liable to a less rate of duty in consequence of being invoiced with wool of lower value: And prorided further, That wool which shall be imported scoured shall pay, in lieu of the

duties herein provided, three times the amount of such duties: Second. Sheepskins, raw or unmanufactured, imported with the

wool on, washed or unwashed, shall be subject to a duty of twenty per centum ad valorem ; and on flocks, waste, or shoddy,

three cents per pound. Sec. 5 And be it further enacted, That on and after the day and year afore

said, there shall be levied, collected, and paid, on the importation of the articles dereinafter mentioned, the following duties

that is to say : First. On Wilton, Saxony, and Aubusson, Axminster, patent

velvet, Tournay velvet, and tapestry velvet carpets and carpeting, Brussels carpets wrought by the Jacquard machine, and all medallion or whole carpets, valued at oue dollar and twenty• five cents or under per square yard, seventy cents per square yard; valued at over one dollar and twenty-five cents per square yard, eighty cents per square yard: Prorided, That no carpeting, carpets, or rugs of the foregoing description sball pay a duty of less than titty per centum ad valorem,' On Brussels and tapestry Brussels carpets and carpetings, printed on the warp, or otherwise, titty cents per square yard. On all treble ingrain, three-ply, and worsted chain Venetian carpets and carpeting, forty cents per square yard. On yarn Venetian and two-ply ingrain carpets and carpeting, thirty-five cents per square yard. Ou hemp or jute carpeting, six and one-halt cents per square yard. On druggets, bookings, and felt carpets and carpetings, printed, colored, or otherwise, twenty-five cents per square yard. On carpets and carpeting of wool, flax, or cotton, or parts of either, or other material not otherwise specified, forty per centum ad valorem: Provided, That mats, rugs, screens, covers, hassocks, bedsides, and other portions of carpets or carpetings, shall be subject to the rate of duty herein imposed on carpets or carpetings of like character or description, and on all other mats, screens, hassocks, and rugs, forty-tive

per centum ad valorem :

Second. On woollen cloths, woollen shawls, and all manufactures * By seo. 9, act of July 28, 1866, this is so changed as to be inclusive of such charges.

Digest of laws relating to duties on imports—Continued.

Act approved Sec. 5 of wool of every description, made wholly or in part of wool, June 30, leci. Cont'd. not otherwise provided for, twenty-four cents per pound, and

in addition thereto forty per centum ad valorem. On goods of like description, when valued at over two dollars per square yard, a duty, in addition to the foregoing rates, of five per centum ai valorem: Prorided, That goods of like description, composed of worsted, the hair of the alpaca, goat, or other like animals, and weighing over eight ounces to the square yard, shall be snbject to pay the same duties and rates of duty herein provided for woollen cloths. On endless belts or felts for paper, and blanketing for printing machines, twenty cents per pound, and in addition thereto thirty-five per centum ad valorem. On flannels, uncolored, valued at thirty cents or less per square yard, twenty-four cents per pound, and thirty per centum ad valorem ; valued at above thirty cents per square yard, and on all tlannels, colored, printed, or plaided, not otherwise provided for, and Hannels composed in part of cotton, twenty-four cents per pound, and thirty-five per centum ad valorem. On flannels composed in part of silk, titty per centum ad valorem. On hats of wool, twenty-four [cents) per pound, and in addition thereto thirty-five per centum ad valorem. On woollen and worsted yarn, valued at fitty cents and not over one dollar per pound, twenty cents per pound, and in addition thereto twenty-five per centum ad valorem ; valued at over one dollar per pound, twenty-four cents per pound, and in addition thereto thirty per centum ad valorem. On woollen and worsted yarn valued at less than fifty cents per pound, and not exceeding in fineness number fourteen,* sixteen cents per pound, and in addition thereto twenty-five per centum ad valorem. On clothing, readymade, and weariug apparel of every description, composed wholly or in part of wool, made up or manufactured wholly or in part by the tailor, seamstress, or manufacturer, except hosiery, twenty-four cents per pound, and in addition thereto forty per centum ad valorem. On blaukets of all kinds, made wholly or in part of wool, valued at not exceeding twenty-eight cents per pound, twelve cents per pound, and in addition thereto twenty per centum ad valorem; valued at above twentyeight cents and not exceeding forty cents per pound, twentyfour cents per pound and twenty-tive per centum ad valorem; valued above forty cents per poud, twenty-four cents per pound and thirty per centum ad valorem. On Balmorals and goods of similar description, or used for like purposes, composed of wool, worsted, or any other material, twenty-four cents per pound, and in addition thereto thirty-five per centum ad va.

lorem: On women's and children's dress goods, composed wholly or in

part of wool, worsted, mohair, alpaca, or goats' hair, gray or uncolored, not exceeding in value the sum of thirty cents per square yard, four cents per square yard, and in addition tkereto twenty-five per centum ad valorem; exceeding in value thirty cents per square yard, six cents per square yard, and in addition

thereto thirty per centum ad valorem: On all goods of the last-mentioned description, if stained, colored,

or printed, not exceeding in value the sum of thirty cents per square yard, four cents per square yard and thirty per centum ad valorem; exceeding in value thirty cents per square yard six cents per square yard, and in addition thereto thirty-tive

per centum ad valorem: On shirts, drawers, and hosiery, of wool, or of which wool shall

be a component material, not otherwise provided for, twenty cents per pound, and in addition thereto ihirty per centum ad

valorem: On bunting, and on all other manufactures of worsted, mohair,

alpaca, or goats' hair, or of which worsted, mohair, alpaca, or goats' hair shall be a component material, not otherwise pro

vided for, fifty per centum ad valorem: * See, for the rate on yarn fiuer than No. 14, sections 13, act of March 2, 1861, and 9, act of July 14, 1862.

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