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(ACT of April 10th, 1806.) refining the same, and an accurate account of such expense, on every such deposit, shall be kept, and of the sums retained on account of the same, which shall be accounted for, by the treasurer of the mint, with the treasury of the United States. [Supra, 33.] ACT of March 3d, 1801. 3 Bioren, 428.

An act concerning the mint. 39. Sec. 1. The mint shall remain in the city of Philadelphia, until the fourth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and three.

4.0. Sec. I. During the continuance of the mint at the city of Philadelphia, the duties now enjoined on the chief justice of the United States, the secretary and comptroller of the treasury, the secretary for the department of state, and the attorney general of the United States, by the eighteenth section of the act, entitled " An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States," passed the second day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, shall be performed by the district judge of Pennsylvania, the attorney for the United States in the district of Pennsylvania, and the commissioner of loans for the state of Pennsylvania. [Supra, 18. Infru, 45.] ACT of March 3d, 1803. 3 Bioren, 558.

. 41. Sec. I. The act, entitled “ An act concerning the mint," approved March 3d, 1801, is hereby continued in force and operation, for the term of five years, after the fourth day of March next. (further continued by act of April 1st, 1808. 4 Bioren, 161. And act of December 2d, 1812. 4 Bioren, 482. Also by act of January 14th, 1818. infra, 45.]

ACT of April 10th, 1806. 4 Bioren, 29. An act regulating the currency of foreign coios in the United States. 42. Sec. I. From and after the passage of this act, foreign gold and silver coins shall pass current, as money within the United States, and be a legal tender for the payment of all debts and demands, at the several and respective rates following, and not otherwise, viz:

The gold coins of Great Britain and Portugal, of their present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-seven grains of the actual weight thereof; the gold coins of France, Spain, and the dominions of Spain, of their present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-seven grains and two-fifths of a grain, of the actual weight thereof. Spanish milled dollars, at the rate of one hundred cents for each, the actual weight whereof shall not be less than seventeen pennyweights and seven grains, and in

. (ACT of April 29th, 1816) . ; proportion for the parts of a dollar. Crowns of France, at the rate of one hundred and ten cents for each crown, the actual weight whereof shall not be less than eighteen pennyweights and seventeen grains, and in proportion for the parts of a crown. And it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to cause assays of the foreign gold and silver coins made, current by this act, to be had åt the mint of the United States, at least once in every year, and to make report of the result thereof to congress, for the purpose of enabling them to make such alterations in this act, as may become requisite, from the real standard value of such foreign coins.' And it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to cause assays of the foreign gold and silver coins of the description made current by this act, which shall issue subsequently to the passage of this act, and shall circulate in the United States, at the mint aforesaid, at least once in every year, and to make report of the result thereof to congress, for the purpose of enabling congress to make such coins current, if they shall deem the same to be proper, at their real standard value. (Infra, 43.]

ACT of April 29th, 1816. Pamphlet edit. 117. , 43. Sec. I. From and after the passage of this act, and for three years thereafter, and no longer, the following gold and silver coins shall pass current as money within the United States, and be a legal tender for the payment of all debts and demands, at the several and respective rates following, and not otherwise, videlicit; the gold coins of Great Britain and Portugal, of their present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents for every seventy-seven grains, or eighty-eight cents and eight-ninths per pennyweight: the gold coins of France, of their present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-seven and a half grains, or eighty. seven and one quarter cents per pennyweight: the gold coins of Spain, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-eight and a half grains, or eighty-four cents per pennyweight; the crown of France, at the rate of one hundred and seventeen cents and sixtenths, per ounce, or one hundred and ten cents for each crown weighing eighteen pennyweights and seventeen grains; the five franc pieces, at the rate of one hundred and sixteen cents per ounce, or ninety-three cents and three mills for each five franc piece, weighing sixteen pennyweights and two grains. [Infra, 47. Supra, 42.]

44. SEC. 11. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury, to cause assays of the foregoing gold and silver coins, made cur. rent by this act, to be had at the mint of the United States at least once in every year; and to make report of the result thereof to congress.

ACT of January 14th, 1818. Pamphlet edit. 15. An act further to prolong the continuance of the mint at Philadelphia. 45. Sec. 1. The act entitled “An act concerning the mint," approved March 3d, 1801, is hereby revived and continued in force and operation, for the further term of five years, from the fourth day of March next.

46. Sec. II. During the continuance of the mint at the city of Philadelphia, the duties which were enjoined on the commissioner of loans for the state of Pennsylvania, by the second section of the act, entitled “ An act concerning the mint,” passed on the third day of March, 1801, shall be performed by the collector of the port of Philadelphia, for the time being. [Supra, 40.]

ACT of March 3d, 1819. Pamphlet edit. 92. 47. Sec. I. The gold coins of Great Britain and Portugal of their present standard, shall be a legal tender in the payment of all debts, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-seven grains, or eighty-eight cents and eight ninths per pennyweight: the gold coins of France of their present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-seven and an half grains, or eighty-seven and a quarter cents per pennyweight: the gold coins of Spain, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-eight and an half grains, or eighty-four cents per pennyweight: until the first day of November next; and from and after that day, foreign gold coins shall cease to be a tender within the United States, for the payment of debts or demands.

48. Sec. 11. So much of the act, entitled "An act regulating the currency within the United States, of the gold and silver coins of Great Britain, France, Portugal and Spain,” passed on the 29th day of April, 1816, as relates to foreign silver coins, is hereby continued in force, two years from and after the 29th day of April next, and no longer. [Supra, 42. 43.]

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Statistical accounts to be annually pre | Exports and imports how valued, pared,

1 ] Manifests to be verified by oath, What to be comprehended therein, 2 to 6 Collector to make quarterly returns, 13 Particulars how ascertained,

7, 8 Secretary of the treasury to direct, &c. 14, 15 Gollectors to keep particular accounts, 9, 12 |

ACT of February 10th, 1820. Pamphlet edit. 10: An act to provide for obtaining accurate statements of the foreiga commerce

of the United States. 1. Sec. 1. The register of the treasury shall, under the direction of the secretary of the treasury, annually prepare statistical accounts of the commerce of the United States with foreign countries, for each preceding year; which accounts shall be laid before congress, by the secretary of the treasury, on the first Monday in December in every year, or as soon after as possible.

2. Sec, Ir. Such accounts shall comprehend and state all goods, wares, and merchandize, exported from the United States to other countries; all goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States from other countries; and all navigation employed in the foreign trade of the United States; which facts shall be stated according to the principles, and in the manner, hereby directed.

3. Sec. ff. The kinds, quantities, and values, of all articles exported, and the kinds, quantities, and values, of all articles imported, shall be distinctly stated in such accounts; except in cases in which it may appear to the secretary of the treasury that separate statements of the species, quantities, or values, of any particular article would swell the annual statements without utility; and, in such cases, the kinds and total values of such articles shall be stated together, or in such classes as the secretary of the treasury may think fit.

4. Sec. iv. The exports shall be so stated, as to show the exports to each foreign country, and their values; and the imports shall be so stated, as to show the imports froin each foreign country, and their values.

5. Sec. v. The exports shall be so stated, as to show, separately, the exports of articles of the production or manufacture of the United States, and their values; and the exports of articles of the production or manufacture of foreign countries, and their values.

6. Sec. vi. The navigation, employed in the foreign trade of the United States, shall be stated in such manner, as to show the amount of the tonnage of all vessels departing from the United States for foreign countries; and, separately, the amount of such tonnage of vessels of the United States, and the amount of such tonnage of foreign vessels; and also the foreign nations to which

(ACT of February 10th, 1820.) such foreign tonnage belongs, and the amount of such tonnage belonging to each foreign nation: and in such manner as also to show the amount of the tonnage of all vessels departing for every particular foreign country, with which the United States have any considerable commerce; and, separately, the amount of such ton. nage of vessels of the United States, and the amount of such tonnage of foreign vessels: and, in such manner as to show the amount of the tonnage of all vessels arriving in the United States from foreign countries; and, separately, the amount of such tonnage of vessels of the United States, and the amount of such tonnage of foreign vessels; and, also, the foreign nations to which such foreign tonnage belongs, and the amount of such tonnage belonging to each foreign nation: and, in such manner, as also to show the amount of the tonnage of all vessels arriving from every particular foreign country, with which the United States have any considerable commerce; and, separately, the amount of such tonnage of vessels of the United States, and the amount of such tonnage of foreign vessels.

7. SEC. vii. The kinds and quantities of all imported articles free from duty, shall be ascertained by entry made upon oath or affirmation by the owner, or by the consignee or agent of the importer; or, by actual examination, where the collector shall think such examination necessary: and the values of all such articles shall be ascertained in the same manner, in which the values of imports subject to duties ad valorem are ascertained.

8. Sec. vin. The values of all imported articles subject to specific duties shall be ascertained in the manner in which the values of imports subject to duties ad valorem are ascertained.

9. Sec. ix. The collectors shall keep separate accounts of the kinds, quantities, and values of such parts of the imports subject to duties ad valorem, as may be directed by the secretary of the treasury.

10. Sec. x. All articles exported shall be valued at their actual cost, or the values which they may truly bear, at the time of exportation, in the ports of the United States, from which they are exported: and all articles imported shall be valued at their actual cost, or the values which they may truly bear in the foreign ports from which they are exported for importation into the Uni. ted States, at the time of such exportation.

11. Sec. xi. Before a clearance shall be granted for any vessel bound to a foreign place, the owners, shippers, or consignors, of the cargo on board of such vessel, shall deliver to the collector, manifests of the cargo, or the parts thereof, shipped by them respectively, and shall verify the same by oath or affirmation; and such manifests shall specify the kinds and quantities of the articles shipped by them respectively, and the value of the total quantity of each kind of articles; and such oath or affirmation shall state that such manifest contains a full, just, and true account of all ar

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