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Your letter of the thirtieth of December, 1789, enclosing a weekly return has been duly received. The Collector for the Port of Boston has been directed to supply you with the Registers you stand in need of; by applying you will, without doubt receive them. With respect to the Sugars imported into your District and said to be not merchantable . The Sixteenth Section of the Act entitled an Act...
I have received your letter of the twelfth of January, enclosing your returns. With respect to the question you submit, I am of opinion that the true construction of the Act, is that the duties on the Cargo must be paid or secured to be paid in the first district at which a vessel arrives, except where she puts in from necessity, as provided for by the twelfth Section of the Collection Bill;...
It appears to be a defect in our Laws, that the Registry of a Foreign Ship, sold after condemnation is not provided for. It will be laid before a Committee of the House of Representatives now sitting upon the alterations and amendments in which the Commercial and Revenue Laws require. I am, Sir, with respect,   Your obedient Servant Copy, RG 56, Letters to and from the Collector at Portland,...
It is to be presumed that the Collectors cause all goods which are reported for exportation to be reshipped under the care of an Inspector; and that he draws the allowance, per diem, during the time he is engaged in this duty. This I apprehend is the only charge which arises on the service of Inspection prior to and during the shipment. I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, Copy, RG 56, Letters to...
Inclosed I transmit to you herewith, the Copy of a Petition of William Gurish to the District Judge of the District of Maine, with a request, that you will state fully to me your ideas relative to the transaction which gave rise to the said petition, which is at present regarded as a suspicious one— 1st Because, the probability is against the ignorance of the custom of entering , which is...