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Statement showing the number and class of ressels built, and the tonnage thereof, in the sereral

States and Territories of the United States, from 1815 to 1875, inclusire.

Class of vessels.

Year.

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1815 1816. 1817. 1818 1319 1:20. 1821. 1822 1823 1 24. 1825 1826. 1827. 18:28 1829. 1830 1831 1832 1833. 1834 1835. 1836. 1837 1838 1839 1840. 1841 1842. 1843. 1844. 1845 1846. 1847. 1848. 1849. 1850. 1851 1852. 1833. 1854. 1855. 1856. 1857 1858. 1859. 1860 1861 1862. 1863. 1864 1865. 1866+ 1867. 1868 1869. 1870. 1871 1872. 1873 1874. 1875..

67 66 83 97 114 116 58 73 124 100 151 254 198 247 211 253 269 334 381 306 251

109 101 91 34 47 87 164 168 174 148 117 65 79 93 112 126 103 58 46 28 36

681 781 559 42473 301 247 260 260 377 538 482 464 474 483 403 116 568 625 497 301 444 507 501 439 378 310 272 138 204 322 576 689 701 623 547 522 584 681 661 605 594 504 431 297 372 360 207 212 322 369 457 517 590 506 519 493 426 611 655 502

274 421 394 332 243 152 127 168 163 166 168 2:27 241 196 145 116

94 12:2 185 180 100 164 168 153 122 224 157 404 173 279 342 355 392 547 370 290 326 267 394 386 669 479 258 400 284 289 371

Tone. 934ks. 1, 315 154, 624 39 1, 403 131, 60,004 1, 073 86, 393 37

2,421 90 651 79, -17 26 534 47. 7-4 01 500 55, 356 01 6:23 73, 346 93

622 75, 007 57 26

90.39 00

114.997 25 45 1,012 126, 435 35 3

951 104. 342 67 33

93, 375 5 43 785 77, 098 63 37 6:37 5-, (94 24 34 : 711 85.762 68

1, 065 144. 1916 63 1, 18 161. 6236 68 937 118 30 37 30 506 46.238 52 125 290) 113, 927 49 135 949

122.9-722 90

113. 135 44 125

120.9-9 34 64 872 118, 309 23 78 760 11 293 71 137 1,021 129, 0-3 64

482 · 43, 617 77 163 766 103, 537 29 163 1. 03 146, 013 02 225 1, 420 13, 213 93 198 1, 598 243, 732 67 175 1, 851 318, 075 54 20N

1, 547 256, 577 47 259 1, 360 272, 21:54 233 1, 367 29. 213 60 259 1, 444 351, 493 41 271 1, 710 425, 571 49 2-1 1, 774 335, 616 01 253 2,047 53, 450 04 221 1, 703 469, 393 73 263 1. 334 372, 04 70 226 1, 225 242 2-4 69 172 870 156, 601 33 264 1,071 219 892 45 264

1, 143 233 194 35 183

38

89 110 110 62 97 112 109

397 1, 113 1, 389

853 926 657 848 816 709 901

900 1, 221

995 340

175, 075 84 367 1,823 310,44 34

2, 306 415, 740 64 411 1,700 393, 3145 60 348

331 146 56 180 1,519 303 5066 236 1, 802 283, 304 73 277 1, 726 275,230 05 290 1, 618 276, 913 31 302 1, 735 273, 926 51 292 1, 643 209, 059 92 402 2. 271 359 945 76 404 2, 147 492 715 17 323

1, 301 297. 038 79

96 95 30 91

4981

1,888

17 34 45 46 61 70 48 36 27 14 10

9 22 22

40 15 28 71 114

* New admeasurement from 1866.

REPORT OF THE SOLICITOR OF THE TREASURY.

REPORT

OF

THE SOLICITOR OF THE TREASURY.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,
OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR OF THE TREASURY,

Washington, D. C., November 18, 1875. Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith seven tabular statements, exhibiting the amount, character, and results of the litigation, under the direction of this Office, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1875, so far as the same are shown by the reports received from the United States attorners for the several districts. These tables embrace respectively1. Suits on custom-house bonds. 2. Suits on transcripts of accounts of defaulting public officers, excepting those of the Post-Office Department, adjusted by the accountingofficers of the Treasury Department.

3. Post-Office suits, embracing those against officers of the Post-Office Department, and cases of fines, penalties, and forfeitures for violation of the postal laws.

4. Suits for the recovery of fines, penalties, and forfeitures under the customs-revenue and navigation-laws.

5. Suits against collectors of customs, and other agents of the Govern. ment, for refund of duties and acts done in the line of their official duty.

6. Suits in which the United States is interested, not embraced in the other classes.

7. A general summary or abstract of all the other tables.

An exammation of this summary will show that the whole pumber of suits commenced within the year was 2,734, of wbich100 were of class 1, for the recovery of.

$2, 164, 286 65 122 were of class 2, for the recovery of.

1, 381, 119 28 315 were of class 3, for the recovery of.

100,387 23 1861 were of class 4, for the recovery of.

607,489 25 1,205 were of class 5 806 were of class 6, for the recovery of.

5, 907, 330 50 Making a total sued for, as reported, of...

10, 160, 612 91 Of the whole number of suits brought, 653 were decided in favor of the United States; 12 were adversely decided ; 537 were settled and dismissed ; in 5, penalties were remitted by the Secretary of the Treasnry; leaving 1,527 still pending.

Of those pending at the commencement of the year, 450 were decided for the United States; 124 were decided adversely; 701 were settled and dismissed; and in 20, penalties were remitted by the Secretary of the Treasury.

The entire number of suits decided or otherwise disposed of during the year was 2,502; the whole amount for which judgments were obtained, exclusive of decrees in rem, was $1,290,503; and the entire amount collected from all sources was $621,950.11.

The collections in suits for violation of the customs and navigation laws during the year, it will be noticed, are very much less than in the preceding year. The accompanying tabular statement, based upon returns from the principal customs-districts of the country, will give you a comparative view of the collections from this source for the years 1872, 1873, 1874, and: 1875, showing in the districts mentioned a fall. ing off

, in comparison with the collections of the preceding year, of $359,500.53.

As the disbursement of the $125,000 appropriated for the prerention of counterfeiting and other frauds upon the Government has been made largely under your direction, and always with your advice, I have not deemed it proper to include iu this report a detailed statement of the operations of this Office predicated upon that appropriation. If, bereafter, it is thought desirable, a special report in the premises can be made to you.

It is, perhaps, proper to remark that, in addition to the ordinary operations for the detection, prevention, and punishment of counterfeiting, a large portion of the fund has been used in wbat has proved to be a successful movement against corrupt combinations and conspiracies to defraud the United States of its internal revenue. In this counection I should also state that a portion of the fund has been used, under your direction, in a like successful movement against a similar combination to defraud the Government of its customs-revenue at the port of New York. I am, sir, very respectfully,

BLUFORD WILSON,

Solicitor of the Treasury. Hon. B. H. BRISTOW,

Secretary of the Treasury.

Comparative statement of collections in suits for violations of customs and narigation laws.

Judicial districts.

1872.

1873.

1874.

1815.

$12, 594 49
136, 703 51

819, 837 75
403, 996 80

$1,598 45

Maine
Massachusetts..
Vermont..
New York, northern district.
New York, southern district.
New York, eastern district
New Jersey
Pennsylvania, eastern district
Maryland.
South Carolina.
Georgia....
Alabama, southern district.
Louisiana
Texas, eastern district.
Michigan, eastern district.
Missouri, eastern district
California
All other districts....

2, 360 64

8, 962 34 306, 825 61

2, 513 01 18, 075 43

2, 462 17 53, 652 96 601, 962 37 10, 046 12 7, 719 91

9. 860 59 14, 935 26 43, 424 87 398, 825 93

2,187 89 15, 476 89 12, 214 00

885 00

3, 663 40 13, 73. 15 101, -66 39

2-3 34

13, 120 00

633 06

3, 001 54 1, 0-2 13

50 00 105 (0 244 21

250 00

2, 722 19

215 48 11, 354 24 13, 453 10

2,234 67 1, 966 48

2, 949 57
1, 361 30
9, 778 00
2, 459 40
8, G30 19
14, 345 62

18, 276 12
1, 046 35
7, 140 97
1, 200 00
2, 9NO 04
13, 759 33

22, 119 69
8, 233 26

25, 941 35
29, 143 57

Total collections in all districts..

556, 780 80 1, 139, 835 22

546, 553 88

187, 05 35

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