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THE

UNITED STATES

CUSTOMS GUIDE;

BEING

A COMPILATION OF THE LAWS

RELATING TO THE REGISTRY, ENROLLMENT, AND LICENSING OF VESSELS;
ENTRY AND CLEARANCE IN THE Foreign and COASTING TRADE;
NAVIGATION; COMMERCIAL INTERCOURSE; SEAMEN
IN THE MERCHANT SERVICE;

THE ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE

FOR CONSUMPTION AND FOR WAREHOUSING;
WITH

A TABLE OF DUTIES PAYABLE,

ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LATEST
DECISIONS; THE CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS; THE FRONTIER
TRADE; OFFENSES AGAINST THE REVENUE; REMISSION
OF FINES, PENALTIES, FORFEITURES, &c.;

WITH COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM THE REGULATIONS OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED

A SCHEDULE OF FEES PAYABLE AT THE CUSTOM HOUSES, AND TABLES OF FOREIGN WEIGHTS, MEASURES, AND MONEYS REDUCED

TO FEDERAL STANDARDS.

BY R. S. S. ANDROS,

LATE DEPUTY COLLECTOR OF THE CUSTOMS, BOSTON.

C BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY T. R. MARVIN.

NEW YORK: D. APPLETON & CO.

1863. Apr.10

unay· .75

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1859, by
T. R. MARVIN,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

INDEX.

APPEALS AND PROTESTS.

APPRAISEMENT

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Value of imposts to be ascertained by appraisement...

Certificate of one appraiser sufficient

In case there are no appraisers at the port..

118

Appraisers must use all reasonable means to get value....

Appraisers may summon importer and others

118

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120

121

122

Importer may demand reappraisement...

................................... 119

Other officers may act as appraisers

120

Secretary of Treasury may establish regulations...

................................................. 120

Number of packages in every invoice to be examined.

What is meant by period of exportation....

What must be regarded as principal markets..

What must be understood by the term "country"

Actual examination must be made by appraisers, and how................. 122

Examination and appraisement at port of importation

Goods transported under bond, appraisement may be revised.

Percentage advances and average valuations prohibited...

Examination of articles not imported as merchandise.................................................. 124

Appeal from decision of appraisers.....

122

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123

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Merchant refusing to act as appraiser, penalty..

................................................................................... 124

Compensation of merchant appraiser...

Appraisements legally made not to be reopened

No appeal being taken, decision of local appraisers final ................................... 125

Reappraisement, when demanded, to be immediate...............

BAGGAGE OF PASSENGERS

125

127

257

257

258

258

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Provision respecting berths, &C........

117

117

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118

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