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tion of this system; but it was much improved and extended by subsequent statutes, the regulations of which have been embodied in the following act, 8 & 9 Vict. c. 91., which took effect on the 4th of August, 1845.

This act empowers the commissioners of the customs, under the authority and direction of the Lords of the Treasury, to nominate the ports at which goods may be warehoused without payment of duty, and the warehouses in which particular descriptions of goods may be deposited. It also fixes the time during which goods are allowed to remain in the warehouse; and prescribes the regulations as to their removal from port to port, their sale and stowage in the warehouse, the remission of the duties in case of loss by accident, the allowances for waste, &c. But being of much importance, we subjoin a full abstract of the statute.

ABSTRACT OF THE ACT 8 & 9 Vict. c. 91. FOR THE WAREHOUSING OF Goods. Act to commence from the 4th August, 1845-1.

Treasury to appoint warehousing Ports. - It shall be lawful for the lords of the treasury of the U. K., by their warrant from time to time, to appoint the ports in the U. K. which shall be warehousing ports for the purposes of this Act; and it shall be lawful for the commissioners of customs, subject to the authority and directions of the lords of the treasury, by their order from time to time to appoint in what warehouses or places of special security, or of ordinary security, as the case may require, in such ports, and in what different parts or divisions of such warehouses or places, and in what manner, any goods, and what sorts of goods, may and may only be warehoused and kept and secured without payment of any Luty upon the first entry thereof, or for exportation only, in cases where the same may be prohibited to be imported for home use; and also in such order to direct in what cases (if any) security by bond, in manter herein-after provided, shall be required in respect of any warehouse so appointed by them.-$ 2.

Warehouses of special Security to be so stated on their Appointment. - Whenever any warehouse shall have been approved of by the said commissioners of custome as being a warehouse of special security, it shall be stated in their order of appointment that such warehouse is appointed as a warehouse for special security: provided always, that all warehouses connected with the wharfs for the tanding of the goods to be lodged therein, and inclosed together with such wharfs within walls such as are or shall be required by any Act for the constructing of such warehouses and wharfs, and being appointed to be legal quays, shall, without any order of the said commissioners, be warehouses for the purposes of this Act for all goods landed at euch wharss or quays, at any port appointed by the lords of the treasury to be a ware. housing port as aforesaid, and all such warehouses shall be warehouses of special security. -$3.

Appointments made and Bonds given previous to Act to continue in force. - All appointments of warehouses for the warehousing of goods made under the authority of any other Act in force at the tine of the commencement of this Act, shall continue in force as if the same had been made under the authority of this Act; and all bonds given in respect of any goods warehoused or entered to be warehoused under any Act in force at the time of the commencement of this Act, shall continue in force for the purposes of this Act. --- $4.

Commissioners to provide Warehouses for Tobacco, and Treasury to fis Rent. - The commissioners of customs shall, out of the monies arising from the duties of customs, provide from time to time ware. houses for the warehousing of tobacco at the prrts into which tobacco may be legally inported: provided always, that for every hogshead, chest, case or other package of tobacco so warehoused the ima porter or proprietor thereof shall pay as and for warehouse-rent such sum or sums, not exceeding any sum payable under any Act in force at the time of the commencement of this Act, and at such perious and in such manner as the lords of the treasury shall from time to time by their warrant appoint and direct, and all such sums shall be paid, receired, and appropriated as duties of customs. --$ 5.

Power to revoke or alter Appointment. - It shall be lawful for the said lords of the treasury by their warrant, and for the said commissioners of customs by their order, from time to time to revoke any former warrant or any former order, or to make any alteration in or addition to any former warrant or any former order made as aforesaid by them respectively.-- $6.

Publication of Appointment in Gazette. - Every order made by the said commissioners of customs in respect of warehouses of special security, as well those of original appointment as those of revocation, alteration, or addition, shall be published in the London Gazette for such as shall be appointed in Great Britain, and in the Dublin Gazette for such as shall be appointed in Ireland. -$7.

Warchouse Keeper may give general Bond, if willing. - Before any goods shall be entered to be warehoused in any warehouse, in respect of which security by bond shall be required as aforesaid, the proprietor or occupier of such warehouse, if he be willing, shall give general security by bond, with two sufficient sureties, for the payment of the full duties of importation on all such goods as shall at any time be warehoused therein, or for the due exportation thereof; and if such proprietor or occupier be not willing to give such general security, the different importers of the separate quantities of goods shall upon each importation, before such goods shall be entered to be warehoused, give such security by bond with one sufficient surety, in respect of the particular goods imported, the penalty of such bord' being double the amount of the duty to which such goods are subject. --$8.

Sale of Goods in Warehouse oy Proprietor to be valid. If any goods lodged in any warehouse shall be the property of the occupier of such warehouse, and shall be bona fide sold by him, and upon such sale there shall have been a written agreement signed by the parties, or a written contract of sale made, executed, and delivered by a broker, or other person legally authorized for or in behalf of the parties respectively, and the amount of the price stipulated in the said agņeement or contract shall have been actually paid or secured to be paid by the purchaser, every such sale shall be valid, although such goods shall remain in such warehouse ; provided that a transfer of such goods, according to such sale, shall have been entered in a book to be kept for that purpose by the officer of the customs having the charge of such warehouse, who is hereby required to keep such book and to enter such transfers, with the dates thereof, upon application of the owners of the goods, and to produce such book upon demand made - 99.

Storage in Warehouse to afford easy Access. - All goods warehoused shall be stowed in such manner as that easy access may be had to every package and parcel of the same, and if the occupier of the warehouse shall omit so to stow the same, he shall for every such omission forfeit the sum of 51. ; and if any goods shall be taken out of any warehouse without due entry of the same with the proper officers of the customs, the occupier of the warehouse shall be liable to the payment of the duties due thereon. --$10.

Occupiers of Warchouses to produce, on Demand, Goods to officers of Customs, or to forfeit 51. - The occupier or occupiers of any warehouse in which goods are deposited under the provisions of this Act shall, upon any request being made by any otficer duly authorized by the commissioners of customs, immediately produce to such officer any goods deposited therein, or received into his or their custody, for the delivery of which the said occupier or occupiers has or have not received an order duly signed by the proper warehouse oflicer, and upon every failure so to do such occupier or occupiers shall forfeit the

sum of bl. over and above the duties to which every package or parcel of goods not so produced may be liahle --$11.

Goods fraudulently concealed or removed, forfeited. If any goods warehoused shall be fraudulently concealed in or removed from the warehouse, the same shall be forfeited ; and if any importer or proprietor of any goods warehoused, or any person in his employ, shall by any contrivance fraudulently open the warehouse, or gain access to the goods, except in the presence of the proper officer acting in the execution of his duty, such importer or proprietor shall forfelt and pay for every such offence, the sum of 5001. - 12.

Persons assisting in the removing of Goods entered for the Warehouse, subjected to Penalties. - If any goods entered to be warehoused under any law made for the warehousing of goods shall be removed and not deposited in a warehouse or place of security, in pursuance of such entry, every person who shall remove or assist or be otherwise concerned in the removing of any such goods, or who shall knowingly harbour, keep, or conceal, or shall knowingly permit or suffer to be harboured, kept, or concealed, any such goods so removed, and every person to whose hands and possession any goods so removed shall knowingly come, shall forfeit either treble the value thereof, or the penalty of 11001., at the election of the commissioners of customs, and such goods shall be forfeited. --$ 13.

Examination on Entry and Landing. - Within one month after any tobacco shall have been warehoused, and upon the entry and landing of any other goods to be warehoused, the proper officer of customs shall take a particular account of the same, and shall mark the contents on each package, and shall mark the word ““ prohibited" on such packages as contain goods prohibited to be imported for home use; and all goods shall be warehoused and kept in the packages in which they shall have been imported, and no alteration shall be made in the packages or the packing of any goods in the warehouse, except in the cases herein-after provided. - 14.

Goods to be carried to Warehouse under Authurity of Officer of Customs. - All goods entered to be warehoused or to be re-warehoused shall be carried into the warehouse under the care or with the authority or permission of the proper officer of customs, and in such manner and by such persons, and by such roads or ways, and within such spaces of time, as the proper officer of customs shall authorise, permit, or direct, and all such goods not so carried shall be forfeited. - $ 15.

Goods to be cleared in three Years ; Ship's Stores in one Year. - All goods which have been $0 warehoused shall be duly cleared either for exportation or for home use within three years, and all surplus stores of ships within one year from the day of the first entry thereof, unless further time be given by the lords of the treasury; and if any such goods be not so cleared, it shall be lawful for the commisa sioners of customs to cause the sue to be sold, and the produce shall be applied to the payment of the warehouse rent and other charges, and the overplus (if any) shall be paid to the proprietor; and such goods, when sold, shall be held subject to all the conditions to which they were subject previous to such sale, except that a further time of three months from the date of the salé shall be allowed to the purchaser for the clearing of such goods from the warehouse ; and if the goods so sold be not duly cleared from the warehouse within such three months, the same shall be forfeited. -- 16.

In caso of Accident in landing or shipping Goods, Duty may be remitted. - If any goods entered to be warehoused, or entered to be delivered from the warehouse, shall be lost or destroyed by any unavoidable accident, either on ship-board or in the landing or shipping of the same, or in the receiving into or delivering from the warehouse, it shall be lawful for the commissioners of customs to remit or return the duties payable or paid on the quantity of such goods so lost or destroyed. – 17.

Duties on Goods lost or destroyed in Warehouse by Accident i emitted. -- It shall be lawful for the commissioners of customs to remit the duties payable or paid on the whole or any portion of any goods which shall be lost or destroyed by any unavoidable accident in the warehouse in which the same shall have been deposited under the provisions of this or any other Act passed for the warehousing of goods ; and the duties payable upon the following articles deposited in warehouses of special security, viz. : wines, currants, raisins, figs, hams, and cheese, when taken out of the warehouse for home use, shall be charged upon the quantities ascertained by the measure or weight of the same actually delivered.- 18.

Er.try for Erporiation or Home Use-No goods which have been so warehoused shall be taken or delivered from the warehouse, except upon due entry, and under care of the proper officers for exporta. tion, or upon due entry and payment of the full duties payable thereon for home use, if they be such goods as may be used in the U. K., save and excepe goods delivered into the charge of the searchers to be shipped as stores, and which shall and may be so shipped without entry or payment of any duty for any ship of the burden of sixty tons at least. bound

upon a voyage to foreign parts, the probable duration of which, out and home, will not be less than forty days : provided always, that such stores shall be duly borne upon the ship's victualling bill, and shall be shipped in such quantities and subject to such directions and regulations as the commissioners of customs shall direct and appoint.----, 19.

Rum for Stores and surplus Stores. -- Rum of the British plantations may be delivered into the charge of the searcher to be shipped as stores for any ship without entry or payment of any duty, and any surplus stores of any ship may be delivered into the charge of the searcher to be re-shipped as stores for the same ship, or for the same master in another ship, without entry or payment of any duty, such rum and such surplus store being borne upon the victualling bills of such ships respectively, and if the ship. for the future use of which any surplus stores have been warehoused, shall have been broken up or sold, such stores may be so delivered for the use of any other ship belonging to the same owners, or may be entered for payment of duty, and delivered for the private use of such owners, or any of them, or of the ma ter or purser of such ship.-20.

Duties to be paid on original Quantities. — Upon the entry of any such goods to be cleared from the warehouse, is the same be for home use, the person entering such goods inwards shall deliver a bill of the entry and duplicates thereof, in like manner as directed by law in the case of goods entered to be landed, as far as the same is applicable, and at the same time shall pay down to the proper officer of the customs the full duties of customs payable thereon, and not being less in amount than according to the account of the quantity first taken of the respective packages or parcels of the goods in such entry at the examination thereof, at the time of the first entry and landing of the same, without any abatement on account of any deficiency, except by th 8 Act is otherwise provided ; and if the entry be for exportation or for removal to any other warehouse, and any of the packages or parcels of the goods be deficient of the respective quantities of the same according to the account first taken as aforesaid, a like entry inwards shall also be passed in respect of the quantities so deficient, and the full duties shall be paid on the amount thereof before such packages or parcels of goods shall be delivered or taken for exportation or removal, except as by this Act is otherwise provided, and if any goods so deficient in quantity shall be such as are charged to pay duty according to the value thereof, such value shall be estimated at the price for which the like sorts of goods of the best quality shall have been last or lately sold.- $ 21.

Duties on Tobacco, Sugar, and Spirits. - Duties payable upon tobacco, sugar, and spirits respectively, when taken out of warehouse for home use, shall be charged upon the quantities ascertained by the weight, measure, or strength of the same actually delivered, save and except that if the sugar shall not be in a warehouse of special security no greater abatement on account of deficiency of the quantity, first ascertained as aforesaid, shall be made than sbail be after the rate of 3 per cert., of such quantity for the first three months, and 1 per cent., for every subsequent month during which such sugar shall have been warehoused ; and also save and except that if the spirits (being any other spirits than rum of the British plantations) shall not be in a warehouse of special security, no greater abatement on account of defi. ciency of the quantity or strength first ascertained as aforesaid shall be made than shall be after the several rates of allowances following ; (that is to say),

For every hundred gallons hydrometer proof: -

For any time exceeding two years, and not exceeding to For any time not exceeding six months, one gallon :

years and a half, six gallons : For any time exceeding six months, and not exceeding For any time exceeding two years and a half, and not exeighteen months, three gallons:

ceeding three years, seven gallons : For any time exceeding eryhteen months, and not exceed And for every additional year, two gallons :

ing two years, five gallows: Provided alwars, that no abatement shall be made in respect of any deficiency in quantity of any spirits occasioned by leakage and not by natural evaporation, in whatever warehouse the same may be, except as by this Act is otherwise specially provided. - 22.

Allorances for natural Dificiency on Corn or Grain in Warehouse - In respect of any wheat or barley, or any rye or any oats, lodged in warehouses without payment of duty on the first importation thereof, the following allowances for natural waste shall be made upon the exportation thereof, or upon the entry thereof for home consumption ; víz. In respect of all wheat, barley, and rye, except as below, In respect of oats, except as below, which have been in wuh has been in warehouse one month and less than warehouse one month and less than three months, there three months, there shall be allowed 14 per cent. :

shall be allowed 2, per cent. : In respect of all wheat, barles, and rye, except as below, In respect of oats, except as below, which have been in

which has been in warehouse three months and less than warehouse three months and less than six months, there six months, there shall be allowed 2 per cent. :

shall be all.wed 35 per cent. : In respect of all wheat, barley, and rye, except as below, In respet of oats, except as below, which have been in which has been in warehouse six months and less than warehouse six months and less than twelve months, there twelve months, there shall be allowed 25 per cent. :

shall be allowed 15 percent. : And in rest ect of all wheat, barley, and rye, except as below, And in respect of oats, except as below, which have been in

which has been in warehouse twelve months and upwards, warehouse twelve months and upwards, there shall be there shall be allowed 3 per cent.

allowed 5 per cent. : The exception referred to above is, that only half the above allowances hereby directed to be made on wheat and barley and oats respectively shall be made upon Spanish wheat and barley and oats respecLively, and upon wheat and barley kiln-dried abroad respectively, and that no such allowance shall be made in respect of rye being kiln-dried: provided also, that no such allowance shall be made unless there shall be an actual deficiency in the quantity of such wheat, rye, barley, and oats originally ware. boused. --- $ 23.

Importer may enter Goods for Home Use or for Erportation- If after any goods shall have been duly entered and landed to be warehoused, and before the same shall have been actually deposited in the warehouse, the importer shall further enter the same, or any part thereof, for home use or for exportation, as from the warehouse, the goods so entered shall be considered as virtually and constructively warehoused, although not actually deposited in the warehouse, and shall and may be delivered and taken for home use, or for exportation, as the case may be. - $ 24.

Goods may be removed to other Ports to be re-warehoused. -- Any goods which have been warehoused at some port in the U. K. may be removed by sea or inland carriage to any other port in the same in which the like goods may be warehoused upon importation, to be re-warehoused at such other port, and again as often as may be required to any other such port, to be there re-warehoused, subject to the regulations hereinafter mentioned, viz. ; 12 hours' notice in writing of the intention to remove such goods shall be given to the warehouse oficer, specifying the particular goods intended to be removed, and the marks, numbers, and description of the packages in which the same are contained, in what ship im. ported, when and by whom entered in wards to be warehoused, and if subsequently re-warehoused when and by whom re-warehoused, and to what ports the same are to be removed ; and thereupon the warehouse officer shall take a particular account of such goods, and shall mark the contents on every package in preparation for the delivering of the same for the purposes of such removal, and previous to the delivery thereof may cause the proper seals of office to be attixed thereto: provided always, that tobacco, the produce of the British possessions in America, or of the U. S. of America, and purchased for the use of the navy, may be removed by the purser of any ship of war in actual service to the ports of Rochester, Portsmouth, or Plymouth, to be there re. warehoused, in the name of such purser, in such warehouse as shall be approved for that purpose by the commissioners of customs. - 25.

Entry of Goods for Removal. - Before such goods shall be delivered to be removed due entry of the same shall be made, and a proper bill of such entry, with duplicates thereof, be delivered to the collector or comptroller, containing the before-mentioned particulars, and an exact account of the quantities of the different sorts of goods; and such bill of entry, signed by the collector and comptroller, 'shall be the warrant for the remoral of such goods; and an account of such goods, containing all such particulars, shall be transmitted by the proper ofhcers of the port of removal to the proper officers of the port of destination ; and upon the arrival of such goods at the port of destination due entry of the same to be re warehoused shall in like manner be made with the collector and comptroller at such port, containing all the particulars and accounts before mentioned, together with the paine of the port from which such goods have been removed, and the description and situation of the warehouse in which they are to be warehoused ; and the bill of such entry, signed by such collector and comptroller, shall be ihe warrant to the landing officer and the warehouse oificer to admit such goods, to be there re-warehoused, under such examination as is made of the like goods when first warehoused upon importation from parts beyond the seas; and the particulars to be contained in such notice and in such entries shall be written and arranged in such form and manner as the collector and comptroller shall require; and the oihicers at the port of arrival shall transmit to the officers at the port of removal an account of the goods so arrived, according as they shall upon examination prove to be, and the warehouse officers at the port of removal shall notify such arrival in their books.-26.

Bund to re-varchouar may be given at either Port. - The person removing such goods shall at the time of entering the same give bond, with one sufficient surety, for the due arrival and re-warehousing of such goods, within a reasonable time, with reference to distance between the respective poits, to be fixed by the commissioners of customs, which bond may be taken by the collector and comptroller either of the port of removal or of the port of destination, as shall best suit the residence or convenience of the persons interested in the removal of such goods; and if such bond shall have been given at the port or destination, a certificate thereof, under the hands of the coilector and comptroller of such port, shall, at the time of entering such goods, be produced to the collector or comptroller of the port of removal. - $ 27.

Bond hou to be discharged. - Such bond shall not he discharged unless such goods shall have been duly re-warehoused at the port of destination within the time allowed for such removal, or shall have been otherwise accounted for to the satisfaction of the said cornmissioners, nor until the full duties due upon any deficiency of such goods shall have been paid, nor until fresti security shall have been given in respect of such goods in manner hereinafter provided, unless such goods shall have been lodged in some warehouse in re sect of which general security shall have been given by the proprietor or occupier thereof, or in some warehouse in respect of which no security is required. – 28.

Goods ro-rarchoused held on Terms of first warehousing.- Such goods when so re-wareboused may be entered and shipped for exportation, or entered and delivered for home use, as the like goods may be when tirst warehoused upon importation, and the time when such goods sball be allowed to remain re. warehoused at such port shall be reckoned from the day when the same were first entered to be warehoused. --$29.

On arrival, after re-warehousing, Parties may enter export, &c. -- If upon the arrival of such goods at the port of destination the parties shall be desirous forthwith to export the same, or to pay duty thereon for home use, without actually lodging the saine in the warehouse for which they have been

entered and examined to be re-warehoused, it shall be lawful for the officers of the customs at such port, after all the formalities of entering and examining snel goods for re-warehousing have been duly performed, except the actual labour of carrying and lodging the same in the warehouse, to consider the same as virtually or constructively re-warehoused, and to permit the same to be entered and shipped for exportation, or to be entered and delivered for home use, upon payment of the duties due therevn, in like manner as iš sich goods had been actually so carried and lodged in such warehouse ; and the account taken for the re-warehousing of such gods may serve as the account for delivering the same as If from the warehouse either for shipment ur for payment of duties, as the case may be ; and all goods 80 exported, or for which the duties have been so paid, shall be deemed to have been duly cleared irom the warehouse. - $ 30.

Remoral in the same Port. - Any goods which have been warehoused in some warehouse in the port of London may, with the permission of the commissioners of customs first obtained, be removed to any other warehouse in the said port in which the like goods may be warehoused on importation, and any goods which have been warehoused in some warehouse in any other port may, with the permission of the collector and comptroller of such port first obtained, be removed to any other warehouse in the same port in which the like goods may be warehoused on importation, under such general regulations as the coinmissioners of customs shall direct. - $31.

Goods and Partis subject to original Conditions. - All goods which shall have been removed from one warehouse for or to another, whether in the same port or in a different port, and all proprietors of such goods, shall be held subject in all respects to all the conditions to which they would have been held subject ii buch goods had remained in the warehouse where the same had been originally warehoused.- $ 32.

Gouds soid, new Owner may give Bond, and release the original Bonder. - If any goods shall have bern warehoused in any warehouse in respect of which general security by bond as hereinbetore pro. vided shall not have been given by the proprietor or occupier of such warehouse, and particular securiiy, as in such case is required, shall have been given by the importer of such goods in respect of the same, and such goods shall have been sold or dis osed of, so that the original bonder shall be no longer interested in or have control over such goods, it shall be lawful for the proper officers to admit fresha security to be given, by the bond of the new proprietor of such goods or persons having the control over the same, with his sufficient surety, and to cancel the bond given by the original bonder of such goods, or to exonerate him and his surety to the extent of the fresh security 80 given. - 33.

Bond of Remover to be in furce in new Warchouse until fresh Bund be given. - I the person removing any goods froin one port to another, and who shall have given bond in respect of such removal and rewarehousing, shall be and shall continue to be interested in such goods after the saine shall have been duly re-varehoused, and such goods shall have been so re-warehoused in some warehouse in respect of which security is required, and the proprietor or occupier of the same shall not have given general security, the bond in respect of such removal and re warehousing shall be conditioned and continue in force for the re-warehousing such goods until fresh bond be given by some new proprietor or other person in manner hereibefore provided. - $ 34.

Lanfal to omt, separate, and re-pack in same or epal Pitek. Į posed of for the purpose of exportation in such manner as the ages, &c.- It shall be lawful in the wartouse to wt, separate, commissioners of customs shall direct; and thereupon the pack and r pack any nexts, and to make such lawful alterian quantity contained in each of such proper packages hall be tions therein, of arrangements thereef as may be necessary ascertained and markert upon the same; and the deficiency either for the preservauon of such goods, or in order to the shall be a certained by a comparison of the total quantity sale, shipment, or legal dispose of the same: provided that in such proper packages with the total quantity first waresuch go be re-packert in the same packages in which the hou.ed, and the proportion which such deticiency may bar to same yooxts, or some part of the whole quantity of the same the quantity in each jak uge shall also be marked on the sume, parcel of goods, were imported, or in packages of entire quan and addit to such quantity, and the total shall be deemed to be tity equal thereto, or in such other packages as the cominis the imported contenta of such package, and be held subject to sioners of customná stali permit (not being less in any case, if the full duties of importation, except as otherwise in any case the goods be to lie exportul or to be removed to another ware provided by this Act, provided always, that it shall be lawful horse, than may be required by law for the importa ion of for the said come foner to accept the abandonment for the such goods); and also in the warehouse tu draw off any vine duties of any quantity of tobacco or coffee, or pepper or cocoa. or any rum of the British plant tons into reputed quart bot. or lees of wine, and also of any whole packages of other goods, tle or reputed pint bottles, for the purpose only of being and to cause or permit the same to be destroyed, and to deduct export d from the warehous; and also in the warehouse to such quantity of tobacco or coffee, or per or cocoa, of the dras ott' any such rum into tanks, containing not loss than 20 contents of such whole packs, from the total quantity of the gallons each, for the purpose only of being disposed of as stores same importa ion in computing the amount of the deficiency of for ships, and also in ine war hone to draw off any other such total quantity, -37. spirits into reputed quer bottles, under such regulations as No Fun (asks, &c., to be hard for re-packing unless Duties the commia onets of customs shail froin time to time diret, paid. - No foreign casts, tottles, corks, packages, or materials for the purpose only of being exported from the warehouse ; whateret, except any in which some goods shall have been and also in the warehouse to draw oft and mix with any wine imported and warehoused, shall be used in the re packing of any any brandy, secured in the same warehouse, not exceeding the goods in the warehouse, unless the full duties shall have been proportion of 10 gallons of brandy to 100) gallons of wine ; and first paid thereon. - $38. also in this warehouse toll up any casks of wine or prits from Gonds may in deitered out of Warehouse by leave of Commis. any rther cases of the sune, respectively secured in the sarne sionera of Customs - It shall be lawful for the commissioner warehouse; and also in any warehouse of special security to of customs to permit any goods to be taken out of warehouse Tak ott'any wine from the lees, and in such war, house to mix for any such purpose as may appear to them to be experijent, any wines of the same sort, et 13}ng froin the cask all import under such regulation and restrictions as they may think ti to brands, and also in the warehouse to take much monterate direct, without a ment of daty nf (ustoins under securi y, samples of foods as may be allowed by the con mis oners of nevertheless, by bond to the satisfaction of the said comms. customs, without entry and without payment of duty, except sioners, that such regulations and restrictions shall be duly er ne as the same may eventually becorue payable as on a deficiency plied with, and that such pools shall be returned to the ware. of the original quantity.- $ 35.

house with an in time as they shall appoint. - $39. No Alteration to be made in Gods or Packages.No alteration Goods in Bulk delirered. - No parcels of goods so warehoused shall be made in any such goods or packages, nor shall any which were imported in bulk shall be delivered, except in the such wine, rum, brandy, or spirits be bottled, drawn off, whole quantity of each parcel, or in a quantity not less than mixed, or filled up, nor shall any such sain ples be taken, 1 ton weight, unless by special leave of the proper otticers of except after such notices given by the respective importers or customs, $40. proprietors, and at such umes and in such manner, and under Packages to be marked before Delivery. -- No goods so ware. soch regulations and restrictions, as the commissioners of housed shall be del verud, unless the same, or the packages custom shall from time to time require and direct. - $ 36. containing the same, shall have been marked in such distin.

Re pucking in proper Pack 1 Res, *. -- Where's it may happen guishing manner as the cummisainers of customs shall dem that after the re-packing into proper packages of any parcel of necessary and practicable, and shall from time to time direct. goods which have been unpacked and separated or drawn oft from the original package in any of the cases hereinbefure pro. Comissioners of Customs may approve of Premises for refining ved for, there may remain some surplus quantities of the Sugar - pon the application to the commissioners of cus respective parcels of such goods which may not be sufficient to toins of any person actually carrying on the bus net of a sugar make or fill ap any one of such propur package, or it may renner in the ports of London, Liverpool, Bristol, Hull, happen that some part of such goods when separat d from Grernock, or Glasgow, or any other port to be approved of by other parts may be such refuse, or in so damaged a state as 10 any three lords of the treasury, it shall be lawful for the com be worthless, or that the total quantity of such parrel of goods missioners of customs by their order to approve of such premay be reduced by the separation of dirt or sediment, or by the

as bonded suga houses for the relining of sugar for dispersion of dust or otherwise: And whereas the duties par exportation only, on it being made appear to the satisfaction of able on such goods may have been levied at a rat- having the said commissioners that the said premises are fit in every regard to a just allowance for the site in which such gods are respect for receiving such sigars, and wherein the same may be imported, and it is not proper that any manufacturing process

safely deposited. - $ 42. should be performed in such warehouse to the detriment of the On Apprunal theres, officers emponered to deliver Sugars Tevende; be it therefore enacted, that after such kors have Duty free fur iefining for Exp station. - On the approval of my been so re-packed in proper packages, it shall be lawful for the premises as bonded sugar houses as aforesaid, it shall be lawful commissioner of customs, at the request of the imputer or for the officers of customs at the ports respectively where such proprietos of such goods, to cause or permit any such refuse, premises are situated to deliver, without payment of duty, to damage, or surplus goods not contained in any of such pack the party or parties wo applying as aforesaid, on entry with the age, to be destroyed; and if the gods be such as may be de. proper officer of customs, any quantity of foreign sugar, or of livered for home use, the duties shall lie immediately paid upon sugar the produce of any British poucession, for the purpose of any part of such surplus as may remain, and the saine shall be being there refined under the lack of the crown for emportation delivered for home use accordingly, and if they be such as may only, and all sugars so delivered shall be logged and securel in but be so delivered, such surplus as may so retain shall be dir such prelaisei, under such conditions, regulations, and retrie

-$41.

tions as the said commissioners shall from time to time direct; chandise so warehoused in respect of any deficiency caused by provided always, that it shall be lawful for the said commis such emberzlement, waste, spoil, or destruction, and the sioners, by their order, to revoke or alter any foriner order of damage occasioned by such einbezzlemeni, wiste, spol, O approval of any such premises. – 43.

destruction of such gols or inerchandise, not being ons ond kefiner to gire Bond. Upon the entry of the sugar to be by fire, shall be repaid and made good to such importer, conrefined in any premises approved of under the authority of this signee, or proprietor, by the commissioner of customs or ex Act, the refiner on whose premises the same is to be refined cise, under such orders, regulations, and directions as shall shall give bond to the satisfaction of the officers of the customs be for that purpose made and given by the lords of the treasury, in the penalty of double the aniount of the duty payable upon a or any three of them. - 17. like quantity of sugar of the British plantations, with a con. Bond on Entry Outward. Whereas it is expedient to make dition that the whole of such sugar shall be actually subjected regulations for the exporting of such gods to parts beyond the to the process of refinement upon the said premises, and that seas a have been imported into the U. K. from parts beyond within four months from the date of such bnd the whole of the seas, and warehoused without payment of any duty on the the refined sugar and treacle produced by such process shall be importation thereof, or not withstanding the same may be proeither duty exported from the said premises or delivered into an hibite to be used in the U.K., be it therefure enacted, that approved bonded warehouse under the locks of the crown, for upon the entry outwards of any goods to be exported from the the purpose of being exentually exported to foreign parts. - $ 14. warehouse to parts beyond the neas, and before cocket be

Decrease and Increase may be ascertained and allon (d, under printed, the person in whose name the same shall be entered Regulations of the Treasury. - Whereas some sorts of gools are shall give security by bond in double the amount of duty puyHable in time to decrease, and some to increase, and some to able by law upon the importation of such goods, with one suffluctuation of quantity, by the effect of the atmosphere and ficient surety, that such goods shall be duly shipped and ober natural causes, and it may be necessary in some cases exported, and shall be landed at the place for which itey be that the duties should not be charged upon the deficiency entered outwards, or otherwise accounted for to be satisfaction arising from such causes; be it therefore enacted, that it shall of the commissioners of customas. - 48 be lawful for the lords of the treasury to make regulations for Goods removed from Warehouse under Care of the Officers. ascertaming the amount of such decrease or increase of the Goods taken from the warehouse for removal or for exportation quantity of any particular sort of goods, and to direct in what shall be removed, or shall be carried to be shipped, und Tibe proportion any abatement of duty payable under this Act for care or with the anthority or permission of the propt officer of deticiencies shall be made on account of any such lerrease ; customs, and in such manner, and by such persons, and within provided always, that if such goods be lodged in warehouses of such spaces of time, and by such roa is or ways the proper special security, or declared in the order of apprántment to be officer

of customs shall authorise, permit, or direct, and all et special security, no duty shall be charged for any amount such goods 110 so removed or carried shall be forfeited -- $19. whatever of deficiency of any of such goods on the exportation Shipe of not less than Sinty Tuns to report auch Goods,-It shall thereof, except in cases where suspicion shall arise that part of not be lawful for any person to exprort any goods so waresach goods has bein candestinely conveyed away, nor shall any housed, nor to enter for exportation to parts beyond the seas such gools (unless they be wine or spirits) be measured, any gools so warehoused, in any ship which shall not be of the counted, wrighel, of gauged for exportation, except in such burlen of sixty tous or upwaris. - *). cases of suspicion.-$15.

Goods landed in Docks liable to (krims for Freight as before Allowances for natura' Waste of Wine, fe.- For any wine, landing. - All goods or inerchandise which shall be landed in spiriti, coffee, Cocos nuts, or pepper, lodged in warehouses not docks, and lodged in the custody of the propriet rs of the said being or being declared to be of special security, the following doc ka urder the provisions of this Act, not being goods sized allowances for natural waste, in proportion to the time during as forfeited to H. M., shall, when so lander, continue and be which any such goods shall have remained in the warehouse, subject or liable to such and the same claim for freiht in shall be made upon the exportation thereof, according as such favour of the master, owner, or owners of the respective ships allowances are hereinafter respectively set forth; viz.

or vessels, or of any other person or persons interested in the Winc, upon every cask ;

freight of the same, from or out of which auch goods or er. For any time not exceeding one rear, one gallon :

chandisc shall be so landed, as such gools, wares, or merchaFor any time exceeding one year and not exceeding two dise respectively were subject and liable to whilst the same years, two gallons :

were on board such ships or vessels, and before the landing For any time exceeding two years, three gallons :

thereof; and the directors and pr prietor of any such do 24 Spirits, upon ewry one hundred gallons hidrometer proof; or in which any such gator berchandise may be landed and For any time not exceeding six months, one gallon

lolyed as aforesaid, or thrir servants or agents, or any of th , For any une exceeding six months and not exceeding shall and may, and they are hereby authorised, empowered, twelve months, two gallons :

and required, upon due notice in that bchaif given to them uy For any time exceedlink twelve months and not exceeding such master or ma ters, owner or owners, or otht! TO eighteen months, three kallons :

aforesaid, to detain and kerp such pols and merchant.se, nut For any time exceeding eighteen months and not exceeding being seized as forfeitei to ll. M., in the warehouse belonging two years, four gallons :

to the said docks as aforesaid, until the respective freight to For any tline exceed!nk two years, five gallons :

which the same shall le subject and liable as aforesaid shall be Coffee, cocoa nuts, pepper, for every one hundred pounds, duly paid or sau tied, together with the rate and charge to

and so in proportion Eur any less quantity, [wo pounds. -- which the ame shall have been subject and liable, or until a $ 46.

deposit shall have been made by the owner or owners or conCase of Embezzlement and Waste through Misconduct of signee or consignees of such goods or inerchandise, equal in Oficers. - In case it shall at any time happen that any ern

amount to the claim or dem aus inade by the Inter, wher, bezzlement, waste, spoil, or destrution shall be made of or in or owncts of the respective his or vessels, or other px rsons as any goods or merchandise which shall be warehoused in ware afores ud, for or on account of freight upon such goods or mer. hoses under the authority of this Act, by or through any wil. chandise, which deposit the satu directors or proprietorn of such fu misconduct of any officer or oficers of customs or excise, ducks, or their agents respectively, are hereby authened and much officer or officers shall be deemned guilty of a misdemeanor, dirextext to receive and hold in trust, until the claim any derau and shall upon conviction suite such punishment as ray be for freight upon such goods shall have been satisfied, un inflicted by law in cases of misdemeanor; andi á such officer prvot of which, and demand made by the person or petens, shall be so prosecuted to conviction by the importer, consignee, their exetuturs, administrators, or a signs, by whom the id or proprietor of the goods or merchandise so embezzled, wasted, deposit shall have been inade, and the rates and charge der spoilal, or destroyel, then and in such case no duty of customs upon the said goods being first paid, the said deposit shall or excise shall be payable for or in respect of such goods or rrurned to him or them by the said directors or proprietors, or merchandise se embezake, wasted, spoiled, or destroyed, and heir agents on their behall, with whom the said deposit shall no forfeiture or seizure shall take place of any goods and me have been made as aforesaid. - $51.

Warehousing Ports, &c. - Certain ports only are warehousing ports; nor may all sorts of goods be warehoused in every warehousing port. We subjoin a list of the warehousing ports in Great Britain and Ireland. Goods of all sorts may, speaking generally, be warehoused in the principal ports; but the regulations as to those that may be warehoused in the lesser ports are perpetually varying.

ENGLAND.
Aberystwith Cornirvon
Gaineborough Lyme

Plymouth

Stockton
Ainminth
Chet-tow
Gloucester

Lynn
Pour

Sunderland
Arundet
Chester
Goole

Margate
Portsmouth

Swansea
Barnstaple
Chichester
Grimsby

Maldon
Preston

Topsham
Berwick
Colchester
Hartlepool

Manchester
Rochester

Trur
Butefo.d
Cowes

Man port
kve

Tsemouth
Biston
Dartmouth
Ipswich

Milford

Scarborough Witby Bridgewater

Kingston

Newcastle

North Shields Whitehaven
Bristol
Dyer
Lancaster

Newhaven

Southampton Wasbeck
Cardit
Exeter
Llanlly

Newport
St. Ives

Woodbridge
Cardigan
Falmouth
Liverpool

Padatow
Sbure ham

Workington
Carlisle
Flert wood
London

Penzano

South shields Yarmouth

SCOTLAND
Aberdeen
Borrowstoneness Fisherrow

Greenock
Montrose

Peterhead
Alloa
Dunfries
Glasgow

Inverness
Newburgh

Port Glasgow
Arbroath
Dunbar
Grangernouth

Leith
Perth

Suirling
Bantl
Dundee

IRKLAXD.
Dublin
Coleraine
Galway
Newry

Westport
Belfast
Drogheela
Lamerick

Ross
Waterford

Wexford
Cort
Dundalk

Londonderry
WAREHOUER RENT.

Packages of baggage, small packages ni presents ; vir. bora,

kegu, jary, C., per week, ld. each. All other packages no Rates for varehouse rent on goochs deposited in the king's before described except tobacco), per week, ld. each. Warehouses at the several outports, viz.

For every hogshead of tobaceo deposited in the king's ware On large cast and vats containing tors or other mer. house at London, 2.; and for every hogled taken out of the chandise, and packages of wine and other liquids, per week, same, 23. For every hogshead of tobacco var housed in the d. taco.

king's warehouse at the outports, 134. per week.

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