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y must be demanded on all watches but one brought by a single passenger. Seizure would only be made upon denial by enger that he has any other watch than one, or upon a false statement of the number in his possession. If all the watches the passenger may choose the one to be treated as personal effects. If some are old and some new, the new are to be I among those to be treated as subject to duty.
DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLES.
ing apparel, other than linen, silk, or
wool, made up or manu-
40 cts. per lb.
valued over 60 cts.
valued at over 80 cts.
..ving looms, according to materials.
bing, cotton, flax, or any other ma
terials not otherwise pro-
Dresses imported for "Sisters of Charity" who were nursing the soldiers in the hospitals of Philadelphia and elsewhere, 'held to be dutiable.
uch exemption of wearing apparel cannot be without limit as to the character and quantity of the articles which are to be tted to free entry; and it is for the Department or its officers to determine whether articles for which exemption is claimed ntitled thereto under a reasonable construction of the law.
Clothing or wearing apparel, or personal ornaments accompanying persons arriving in the United States, cannot be admitted ́of duty, unless it appear by declaration of the party, under oath, that they have been in his or her actual use.”
́e rule by which the Department usually determines the dutiable or free character of wearing apparel in such cases is as follows:
. Did the owner visit the foreign country for the purpose or with the direct intention of purchasing the article or articles? d. Were the articles intended for the sole use of the person purchasing the same.
1. Was such purchase actually necessary for the health or comfort of the person or persons purchasing the same?
ese questions must be answered under oath."
By the term wearing apparel,' Congress intended to make the purpose, adaptation, and use of an article, and not its comial designation, the test of its dutiable description."