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[ Philadelphia, November 11, 1791. “I do not consider myself as at liberty to authorise anything; and so much are the circumstances effaced from my memory that I do not even feel myself competent to advise.” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold at American Art Association, November 24, 1924, Lot 333. Jones, a prominent lawyer of Queens County, New York, had served in the New York Assembly from 1786...
I am of Opinion that the Duties upon Goods imported into any District after the first Day of August and before a Custom House was established and organized in such District are recoverable by Action of Debt in the Name or by Information on Behalf of the United States against the Importers. The Acts for Collection of the Duties and regulating the coasting Trade suppose and some of their...
In Consequence of the Application of the ninth Instant made to us by the Secretary of the Treasury, we have considered the several Questions proposed upon the Act for registering & clearing of Vessels &ca. passed the 22d Day of last September, and are of Opinion 1. That Vessels of less than twenty Tons licenced as the Act directs, are exempt from Tonnage, because the Act having declared that...
I Are the duties recoverable on goods imported between the first of August and the time the custom house was organised in a state recoverable? II May vessels arriving in any port leave that port without paying or securing the duties prior to the expiration of 48 hours and go where they please or not? III May they only go prior to the same period to another state? IV May they after that period...
The Duties to be collected are imposed only upon Goods imported into the United States after the first of August. Consequently no Goods imported on or before that Day are charged with those Duties. And I am of Opinion that all such Goods may be carried to and landed at any other Port of the United States Duty free. The Act regulating the Collection of the Duties requires the Master or Person...
The Secretary of the Treasury requests the opinion of Council on the following points, arising on the Act for Registering & Clearing Vessels regulating the Coasting Trade & for other purposes— 1st   By the 22d Section it is provided that every Vessel of Less than Twenty Tons shall procure a license from the Collector of the District to which she belongs purporting that such Vessel is exempt...