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-caution against imposture :

1095. Collectors are cautioned against being imposed upon, with evasions of the foregoing instructions of the 16th March last, by circuitous voyages of British vessels from her possessions in the West Indies, not entitled to the benefits of the said Convention: S's cir. 31st May, 1816; V.2, p. 67.

--order to refund is repeated.

1096. By the act of the 3d instant, the Alien Duties accruing on British vessels between the 17th of August and 22d of December, 1815, are required to be refunded, or remitted: S's cir. 28th March, 1817; V.2, p. 73.

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Navigation act of 1st 1097. (The 1st section of the Navigation act of 1st March, 1817, adopts a regulation toMarch, 1817, restrictions of, as 'io Great wards other nations which they have odopted towards the United States, “prohibiting imBritain, and other nations):

portations of the products and manufactures (other than gold and silver coin and bullion) of such nations, except in their own vessels or vessels of the United States;”[of which foreign nations, Great Britain and Sweden were all who had then adopted the regulation intended to be countervailed by the said act]: S's cir. 29th September, 1817; V.2, p. 78.)

- also of 18th April, 1818, in regard to Bril. ish colonies :

1098. (The act of the 18th of April, 1818,"concerning navigation, producing material changes in our commerce with the Colonies and Territories of Great Britain, the said act with instructions, and form of a bond to restrain its violation by traders, are transmitted to Collectors: S's cir. 25th May, 1818; V. 2, p. 87.)

[Same subject.]

1099. (Certain questions referred to, respecting our commercial intercourse with certain Colonial ports of Great Britain, under the Navigation act of 18th April, 1818, settled: S''s cir. 24th July, 1818; V. 1, p. 411.)

- British orders in council.

1100. ("British orders in Council,” their effect on British vessels trading to the United States from Halifax and St. John's, and from British ports in Europe, stated: S's cir. 31st August, 1818; V.1, p. 421.)

--certain Alien Tonnage to be refunded.

1101. By the act of 20th April last, alien or Discriminating Duties received or accruing on British tonnage and merchandise between the 3d July and 18th August, 1815, are authorized to be refunded or remitted; which will be done according to the instructions of 28th March, 1817, respecting the like duties subsequent to the above period: S’s cir. 1st October, 1818; V.2, p. 92.

( Comparative abstracts 1102. (Three separate Abstracts of Duties are prescribed to be returned with Collectors' of American and Alien rates of impost duties, lo Quarterly Accounts Current--one to exhibit the duties on goods imported in American vesbe returne il quarterly.) sels; another to exhibit the duties on goods imported in Foreign vessels paying equalization or

American rates; and the third to exhibit the duties on goods imported in Foreign vessels paying foreign or discriminating rates: C's folio cir., 31st July, 1821 ; p. 9.

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1103. (Reciprocal regulations of the commerce between the United States and the British colonial ports are proclaimed by the President, on the 24th August, 1822; whereupon, minute instructions are given by the Comptroller to execute the same: C's cir. 14th September, 1822; V. 2, p. 197.)

[Same subject.

1104. ('The produce of any country may be imported in American vessels 'from certain

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British colonial ports, according to the act of 1st March, 1823, regulating commercial intercourse between the United States and British colonial ports: C's cir. 17th March, 1823; V. 2, p. 241.)

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(Same subject.)

1105. (In pursuance of the act of 1st March, 1823, "to regulate the commercial intercourse between the United States and certain British colonial ports," instructions are given to Collectors, with the form of a bond to be iaken of masters of British vessels in certain cases: S's cir. 26th March, 1823; V.2, p. 138.)

Tonnage duties and Light money, alien, demandable.

1106. Tonnage duties and Light money demandable from British vessels arriving from certain British colonial poris, specified in the act of 1st March, 1823, regulating our commercial intercourse with certain British colonial ports, are decided to be 50 cents per ton each, Tonnage duty and Light money: C's cir. 25th August, 1823; V.2, p. 272.

British orders in council, further coun

on :

1107. (In consequence of the “British Orders in Council of the 27th of July, 1826, laying certain restrictions upon the trade between her colonies and the United States, the tervailing action therePresident having issued his proclamation to the like or countervailing effect, that is, prohibiting the direct trade heretofore authorized both by acts of Parliament and of Congress, the said proclamation and acts of Congress respecting said trade are transmitted to Collectors, with instructions to enforce the prohibition, but with temporary indulgences: S’s cir. 17th March, 1827; V.2, pp. 178 to 184.)

1108. (The prohibitions of the act of 18th April, 1813, closing our ports against certain _exceptions in favor

of passengers in BritBritish colonial ports, are not intended to apply to passengers who may arrive in British ves- ish vessels : sels, for such persons may land with their baggage: S’s cir. 28th April, 1827; V. 2, p. 186.)

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1109. (Since the cessation of the direct trade in American and British vessels, between direct trade being the United States and the British West Indies, information on sundry points is desirable, has indirect trade takrelative to the indirect course which that trade may have taken, to what extent the usual supplies are still made, and the relative proportions in which American and British tonnage are engaged in it: S's cir. 1st August, 1827; V.2, p. 188.)

1110. (The instruction of the 28th April, 1827, respecting passengers and their bag. –further, of passengage, arriving in British vessels, is repeated verbatim: S's cir. 28th April, 1828; V.2, p.

gers in British vessels.

197.)

CONvention renewed inde

1111. The Convention between the United States and Great Britain, of the 3d July, 1815,

Equalization respecting the reciprocal repeal of discriminating Impost and Tonnage duties, is renewed finitely. indefinitely by Convention of the 6th August, 1827: C's cir. 12th August, 1828; V.2, p. 583.

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Orders in council

1112. The act of the 29th May, 1830, having authorized the President to announce by proclamation “the repeal of the acts of 18th April, 1818, and 15th May, 1820, and 1st tion extended to BritMarch, 1823, regulating our commerce with certain British colonial ports, whenever he ish colonial trade. shall receive satisfactory evidence that the Government of Great Britain will open her colonial ports to the commerce of the United States on terms of reciprocity, such proclamation

Orders in council was issued accordingly, on the 5th instant, announcing the same, with collateral circumstanrevoked, and equalization extended to Brit- ces, and directing a suspension of discriminating duties on such British vessels: S's cir. 8th ish colonial trade :

October, 1830; V.2, p. 252.

[Same subject.)

1113. Certain additional British Colonial Ports about the Cape of Good Hope are announced, through the Department of State, by the British Minister, to be open to vessels of the United States, which information is conveyed to Collectors: S's cir. 16th December, 1833; V.2, p. 335.

--equalized as to Canada, &c.

1114. Duties on Imports and Tonnage, to be collected on British vessels entering from the British possessions on the Northern Frontier, otherwise than by sea, are to be equalized with those exacted from American vessels entering British ports on the same frontier: C's cir. 11th April, 1831; V.3, p. 151.

(Same subject.]

1115. More specific regulations on the same subject of reciprocal Duties on the Northern Frontiers, with forms of quarterly returns thereof, are transmitted: C's cir. 9th June, 1831 ; V. 3, p. 159.

(Same subject.]

1116. In consequence of information from the British Chargé, that no Tonnage duties, or discriminating duties on merchandise, are levied on American vessels and cargoes arriving in the Provinces of Canada, no such are to be levied on British vessels and cargoes arriving in the United States from those Provinces: C's cir. 9th November, 1831; V. 3,

p. 191.

Ας ΤΟ THE NETH- 1117. Discriminating Tonnage duties on vessels of the Netherlands are abolished, in ERLANDS : Tonnage duties are equalized consequence of their act of reciprocity of the 3d October, 1816, and the duties collected

since said act took effect are to be refunded; but, in regard to the remission of the discriminating duties on the goods imported in those vessels, it is decided to await the action of Congress thereon: C's cir. 19th May, 1818; V.1, p. 385.

-said equalization of 1118. Certain acts and proclamations to the contrary notwithstanding, "some doubts Tonnage is rescinded : being entertained” respecting the language used in the proviso of the act of the 31st May,

1830, &c., Collectors of the Customs are required and instructed to exact on the vessels of the Netherlands (and certain other nations mentioned) such Tonnage duties as would have been exacted, if the said act of the 31st May, 1830, had not passed; and that a separate account be kept of the same: C's cir. 9th April, 1831; V.3, p. 149.

-said decision is reinstated, and duties refunded.

1119. The aforesaid decision of the 9th April, 1831, so far as it regards the discriminating tonnage on vessels of the Netherlands, is reversed by the interposition of the Secretary of State, and the duties collected under said decision are ordered to be refunded: C's cir. 26th May, 1836; V.3, p. 525.

A, TO THE KINGDOM OF HANOVER: Equalized on merchandise :

1120. The several acts imposing discriminating duties are declared, by proclamation of the President, to be suspended, so far as they respect the produce and manufactures of the Kingdom of Hanover, in consequence of the evidences of reciprocity received from his Britannic Majesty as King of Hanover: Proclamation 1st July, 1828; C"'s cir. V. 2, p. 576.

1121. Certain acts and proclamations to the contrary notwithstanding, "some doubts being-but not on tonnage: entertained” respecting the language used in the proviso of the act of the 31st May, 1830, &c., Collectors of the Customs are required and instructed to exact on the vessels of the Kingdom of Hanover (and certain other nations mentioned) such Tonnage duties as would have been exacted if said act of the 31st May, 1830, had not passed; and that a separate account be kept of the same: C's cir. 9th April, 1831; V. 3, p. 149.

1122. A treaty of commerce and navigation, establishing reciprocities therein, between -reciprocity estab

lished by treaty : the United States and the Kingdom of Hanover, having been ratified at Berlin on the 14th November, 1840, an extract thereof is transınitted to Collectors, &c., for their government: C's cir. 28th October, 1841; V. 3, p. 906.

1123. Collectors are informed that discriminating Tonnage duties are improperly col- -tonnage to be relected of Hanoverian vessels, which must be refunded: S's cir. 5th August, 1844; V.3,

funded.

p. 356.

As TO

1124. Discriminating Tonnage duties between vessels of the United States and those of

HAMBURG

AND BREMEN: EqualiHamburg and Bremen, and between the duties on goods imported in American vessels and zation established. vessels of those two Hanseatic cities, are discontinued, on principles of reciprocity, by proclamation of the President: C's cir. 14th August, 1828; V.1, p. 415.

(Same subject.]

1125. Further instructions are given respecting the repeal of discriminating duties between the vessels and cargoes of Hamburg and Bremen and those of the United States: C's cir. 14th April, 1819; V. 2, pp. 9, 10.

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1126. A reciprocity of commercial intercourse between the United States and Prussia is anticipated: C's cir. 14th April, 1819; V. 2, pp. 9, 10.

As PRUSSIA: Equalization is anticipated.

(Same subject.]

1127. The Prussian Government having repealed her discriminating duties as to the United States, the vessels of that country are entitled to the benefit of the act of the 20th April, 1818, concerning Tonnage and discriminating duties; and such duties, inconsistent with that act, collected since the said repeal, are to be refunded: C's cir. 18th November, 1819; V.2, p. 85.

[Same subject.)

1128. Of the Prussian sea coast, the districts of Koenigsburg, Danzig, Stellin, Coeslin, and Stralsund, with the ports embraced in each, comprehend the whole: C's cirs. 18th November, 1819, and 10th May, 1820; V. 2, pp. 85, 90.

(Same subject.]

1129. Discriminating Impost and Tonnage duties between the United States and the Gov. ernments of Prussia and Brazil, (see Brazil, sequel,) are, by treaty stipulations, reciprocally abolished for a definite period of twelve years, and to continue thereafter abolished, subject to revocation upon twelve months' notice: C's cir. 18th October, 1830; V.3, p. 85.

TO

1130. Discriminating duties between the tonnage of American and Russian vessels, and As Russia :

Equalization estabthe goods imported in them, are terminated by the repeal on the part of Russia of her dis- lished: criminating duties, as far as they affect the United States: C's cir. 18th November, 1819; V.2, p. 85.

-said decision is rescinded as to Tonnage duties.

1131. Certain acts and proclamations to the contrary notwithstanding, "some doubts being entertained” respecting the language used in the proviso of the act of the 31st May, 1830, &c., Collectors of the Customs are required to exact on the vessels of Russia (and certain other pations mentioned) such Tonnage duties as would have been cracted if the said act had not passed; and that a separate account be kept of the same: C's cir. 9th April, 1831; V.3, p. 149. .

As TO LUBECK : Equalization established.

1132. All the discriminating and countervailing duties of Lubeck, as far as they affect the commerce of the United States, having been abolished by that Hanseatic city on the 30th October, 1819, such duties imposed by laws of the United States, as far as they affect the commerce of that city, are abolished by authorized proclamation of the President: C's cir. 10th May, 1820; V.2, p. 89.

As to SWEDEN AND

1133. By virtue of the act of 3d March, 1815, and a Convention between the United Norwar: Equaliza- States and Sweden and Norway, the countervailing or discriminating duties affecting the

respective interests of the parties are abolished: S's cir. 27th January, 1819; V.2, p. 99.

As TO

Norway: Further established :

1134. Official information having been received that the laws and regulations of the Kingdom of Norway, restricting foreign vessels in their importations, &c., have been repealed as to vessels of the United States, the provisions of the 1st and 2d sections of the act of 3d March, 1817, concerning the navigation of the United States, are directed to be no longer applied to Norwegian vessels: S's cir. 5th November, 1821; V.2, p. 129.

[Same subject.]

1135. The discriminating and countervailing duties of the United States, as far as they affect Norwegian commerce, are discontinued on principles of reciprocity by proclamation of the President, with retrospective action to refund any duties collected against the provisions in the case: C's cir. 10th November, 1821; V.2, p. 157.

As to OLDENBURG: Equalization estabJished :

1136. All countervailing duties, so far as they affect the commerce of the Dukedom of Oldenburg, are discontinued by the authorized proclamation of the President: C''s cir. 291h January, 1822; V.2, pp. 159, 161.

[Same subject. )

1137. Another proclamation respecting the discontinuance of discriminating duties, so far as they affect the Dukedom of Oldenburg, is made by President Jackson: C's cir. 5th November, 1830; V.3, pp. 99, 107.

said equalization is rescinded.

1138. Certain acts and proclamations to the contrary notwithstanding, "some doubts being entertained” respecting the language used in the proviso of the act of the 31st May, 1830, &c., Collectors are required to exact on vessels of the Dukedom of Oldenburg (and certain other countries mentioned) such duties as would have been exacted if the said act had not been passed; and that a separate account be kept of the same: C's cir. 9th April, 1831; V. 3, p. 149.

As to France: $18 1139. The discriminating duties on French vessels entering American ports after the 1st per ton, with benefit of equalization when July, 1820, were fixed at $18 per ton and 50 cents per ton as Light money by the act of 15th she will :

• May, 1820, without withdrawing from France the benefit of the law of the 3d March,

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