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tax, as if the transportation had taken place entirely within the limits of the United States.
Act July 28, 1866, c. 298, $ 6, 14 Stat. 329. § 5692. (R. S. § 3007.) Exemption from fees.
Railroad-cars or other vehicles laden with merchandise, sealed by a customs officer, passing, under the provisions of the preceding section and the regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury, from one port in the United States to another therein, through foreign contiguous territory, shall be exempt from the payment of any fees for receiving or certifying manifests thereof.
Act June 4, 1872, c. 280, $ 2, 17 Stat. 215. § 5693. (R. S. § 3008.) Forfeiture for relanding exported merchan
dise. No merchandise exported to Mexico or the British North American Provinces shall be voluntarily landed or brought into the United States; and any so landed or brought into the United States shall be forfeited; and the same proceeding shall be had for its condemnation, and the distribution of the proceeds of the sales, as in other cases of forfeiture of merchandise illegally imported. Every person concerned in the voluntary landing or bringing such merchandise into the United States shall be liable to a penalty of four hundred dollars.
Act March 3, 1845, c. 70, $ 9, 5 Stat. 752. Act Aug. 30, 1852, c. 96, § 4,
10 Stat. 38. § 5694. (Act May 14, 1898, c. 299, § 14.) Bonded privileges for
exportations to British Columbia or Northwest Territory. Under rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, the privilege of entering goods, wares, and merchandise in bond or of placing them in bonded warehouses at any of the ports in the District of Alaska, and of withdrawing the same for exportation to any place in British Columbia or the Northwest Territory without payment of duty, is hereby granted to the Government of the Dominion of Canada and its citizens or citizens of the United States and to persons who have declared their intention to become such whenever and so long as it shall appear to the satisfaction of the President of the United States, who shall ascertain and declare the fact by proclamation, that corresponding privileges have been and are being granted by the Government of the Dominion of Canada in respect of goods, wares and merchandise passing through the territory of the Dominion of Canada to any point in the District of Alaska from any point in said District. (30 Stat. 415.)
This was the last section of an act extending the homestead laws and providing for rights of way for railroads in Alaska, cited above.
The preceding sections of the act are set forth ante, $$ 4517, 5045, 5049, 5083-5092. (2528)
CHAPTER SEVEN A
Immediate Transportation in Bond to Inland Ports
This chapter, inserted here as additional to the chapters of this Title of the Revised Statutes, includes the provisions of the Immediate Transportation Act of June 10, 1880, c. 190, 21 Stat. 173, which repealed R. S. 88 2990–2997, and also provisions of the Revised Statutes and of subsequent acts relating to the
immediate transportation of dutiable merchandise in bond. Sec. 5695. Ports at which entry may be 5703. Merchandise liable to specific made for transportation in
rates of duty. bond.
5704. Transportation of merchandise 5696. Examination of merchandise for
landed ten days, prohibited. transportation at port of first 5705. Special delivery and appraisement arrival; appraisal at port of
of imported articles of limited destination.
value and weight. 5697. Carriers; bond.
5706. Carriers to be responsible; 5698. Transportation of merchandise in
turn of unclaimed packages. bond.
5707. Merchandise to be corded and 5699. Cording and sealing packages in
sealed; record. unlocked cars.
5708. Consignment to carrier; invoice; 5700. Transfer of merchandise directly
delivery; increased duty on refrom vessel to car or other ve
liquidation; change of destinahicle.
tion. 5701. Penalty for breaking, entering, 5709. Special agents in foreign terrietc.
tory. 5702. Ports to which goods may be
transported in bond. $ 5695. (Act June 10, 1880, c. 190, § 1, as amended, Act June 14,
1880, c. 214, and Act June 20, 1884, c. 103.) Ports at which entry may be made for transportation in bond. When any merchandise, other than explosive articles, and articles in bulk not provided for in section five of this act, imported at the
of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Portland and Bath, in Maine, Chicago, Port Huron, Detroit, New Orleans, Norfolk, Newport News, Charleston, Savannah, Mobile, Galveston, Pensacola, Florida, Cleveland, Toledo, and San Francisco, shall appear by the invoice or bill of lading and manifest of the importing vessel to be consigned to and destined for either of the ports specified in the seventh section of this act, the collector at the port of arrival shall allow the said merchandise to be shipped immediately after the entry prescribed in section two of this act has been made. (21 Stat. 173. 21 Stat. 198. 23 Stat. 48.)
This was the first section of the Immediate Transportation Act of 1880, cited above.
Sections 2, 3, 5–7, and 9 of the act are set forth post, $8 5696-5698, 5700, 5702, 5704.
Section 4 of the act amending R. S. § 2855, is set forth ante, $ 5542.
Section 10 of the act amended R. S. § 2981, and is incorporated in that section as set forth ante, $ 5667.
Section 11 of the act provided that it should take effect July 1, 1880.
section" the word "four," and inserting in place thereof the word “five," by Act June 14, 1880, c. 214, cited above.
It was further amended by inserting after the word “Norfolk” the words “Newport News," as set forth here, by Act June 20, 1884, c. 103, cited above.
The privileges of this section were extended to additional ports, which were continued and made ports of entry with the privileges of the Immediate Transportation Act, as “heretofore existing," by articles I-III of the Plan of Reorganization of the Customs Service pursuant to the provisions of Act Aug. 24, 1912, c. 355, § 1, ante, $ 5327. The additional ports and the acts extending said privileges to each, were as follows:
Alburg, Vt. Act Feb. 24, 1908, c. 36, 35 Stat. 35.
30 Stat. 30. :
Stat. 30. Calais, Me. Act June 4, 1900, c. 623, 31 Stat. 266. Duluth, Minn. Act Dec. 22, 1892, c. 11, 27 Stat. 408. Eagle Pass, Tex. Act April 12, 1900, c. 188, 31 Stat. 75. Eastport, Idaho. Act June 13, 1910, c. 289, 36 Stat. 467. Eastport, Me. Act June 4, 1900, c. 623, 31 Stat. 266. El Paso, Tex. Act April 12, 1900, c. 188, 31 Stat. 75. Everett, Wash. Act March 3, 1901, c. 857, 31 Stat. 1437. Fernandiņa, Fla. Act July 14, 1892, c. 168, 27 Stat. 14. Fort Covington, N. Y. Act Aug. 22, 1912, c. 332, 37 Stat. 326. Gladstone, Mich. Act June 29, 1898, c. 536, 30 Stat. 522. Honolulu, Hawaii. Act Feb. 15, 1901, c. 373, 31 Stat. 791. Island Pond, Vt. R. S. § 2526, as amended, Act June 4, 1897, c. 2, § 1, 30
Stat. 30. Key West, Fla. Res. May 1, 1886, No. 12, 24 Stat. 342. Laredo, Tex. Act April 12, 1900, c. 188, 31 Stat. 75. Los Angeles, Cal. Act March 31, 1892, c. 29, § 3, 27 Stat. 12. Lowelltown (or Holeb), Me. Act May 10, 1912, c. 118, § 1, 37 Stat. 110. Malone, N. Y. Act Feb. 17, 1905, c. 580, 33 Stat. 718. Marquette, Mich. Act April 13, 1892, c. 44, 27 Stat. 16. Miami, Fla. Act Feb. 21, 1899, c. 172, 30 Stat. 839. Milwaukee, Wis. Act Feb. 20, 1901, c. 385, 31 Ştat. 799. Neche, N. D. Act June 7, 1912, c. 159, § 2, 37 Stat. 129, section 3 of which
authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to withdraw the privileges. New London, Conn. Act June 25, 1910, c. 398, 36 Stat. 828. Newport, Vt. R. S. § 2526, as amended, Act June 4, 1897, c. 2, § 1, 30 Stat.
30. Niagara Falls, N. Y. Act March 2, 1903, c. 982, 32 Stat. 955. Nogales, Ariz. Act April 12, 1900, c. 188, 31 Stat. 75. Ogdenburg, N. Y. Act April 13, 1892, c. 43, 27 Stat. 16. Portal, N. D. Act Jan. 22, 1903, c. 197, 32 Stat. 780. Port Arthur, Tex. Act May 23, 1908, c. 187, § 4, 35 Stat. 245. Portland, Or. Act May 1, 1886, c. 69, 24 Stat. 16. Port Townsend, Wash. Act May 1, 1886, c. 69, 24 Stat. 16. Ranier, Minn. Act Feb. 27, 1909, c. 226, 35 Stat. 659. Richford, Vt. R. S. § 2526, as amended, Act June 4, 1897, c. 2, § 1, 30
Stat. 30. Rouses Point, N. Y. Act Feb. 17, 1905, c. 580, 33 Stat. 718. Saint Albans, Vt. R. S. § 2526, as amended, Act June 4, 1897, c. 2, § 1,
30 Stat. 30.
Saint John, N. D. Act June 7, 1912, c. 159, § 2, 37 Stat. 129, section 3 of
which authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to withdraw the privileges. Saint Vincent, Minn. Act May 23, 1908, c. 187, § 7, 35 Stat. 245. San Diego, Cal. Act April 26, 1890, c. 159, 26 Stat. 66. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Act Feb. 13, 1889, c. 149, 25 Stat. 667. Seattle, Wash. Act March 1, 1889, c. 310, 25 Stat. 750, Act Aug. 28, 1890,
c. 814, § 2, 26 Stat. 363, Act July 1, 1902, c. 1359, 32 Stat. 636. Sioux City, Iowa. Act Sept. 25, 1890, c. 909, § 1, 26 Stat. 466. Sumas, Wash. Act Feb. 23, 1909, c. 171, § 1, 35 Stat. 643. Tacoma, Wash. Act March 1, 1889, c. 310, 25 Stat. 750, Act Aug. 28, 1890,
c. 814, § 2, 26 Stat. 363, Act July 1, 1902, c. 1359, 32 Stat. 636. Tampa, Fla. Act April 3, 1890, c. 62, 26 Stat. 34. Texas City, Tex. Act Feb. 17, 1905, c. 582, 33 Stat. 719. Vanceboro, Me. Act July 21, 1892, c. 215, 27 Stat. 254. Walballa, N. D. Act June 7, 1912, c. 159, $ 2, 37 Stat. 129, section 3 of
which authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to withdraw the privileges. Wilmington, N. C. Act Dec. 23, 1902, c. 11, 32 Stat. 760. The ports entitled to the privileges of this section were named in the Treas
ury Department's circular of July 1, 1913, as follows: “Ports at which merchandise may be entered for transportation to other
ports without appraisement under the Act of June 10, 1880. Alburg, Vt.
Neche, N. D. Ashtabula, Ohio.
New London, Conn. Astoria, Or.
New Orleans, La. Baltimore, Md.
Newport, Vt. Bangor, Me.
Newport News, Va. Bath, Me.
New York, N. Y. Bay City, Mich.
Niagara Falls, N. Y. Beecher Falls, Vt.
Nogales, Ariz. Blaine, Wash.
Norfolk, Va. Boston, Mass.
Ogdensburg, N. Y. Brunswick, Ga.
Pensacola, Fla. Buffalo, N. Y.
Philadelphia, Pa. Burlington, Vt.
Port Huron, Mich. Calais, Me.
Portal, N. D. Charleston, S. C.
Port Arthur, Tex. Chicago, Ill.
Portland, Me. Cleveland, Ohio.
Portland, Or. Detroit, Mich.
Port Townsend, Wash. Duluth, Minn.
Ranier, Minn. Eagle Pass, Tex.
Richford, Vt. Eastport, Idaho.
Rochester, N. Y. Eastport, Me.
Rouses Point, N. Y. El Paso, Tex.
St. Albans, Vt. Everett, Wash.
St. John, N. D. Fernandina, Fla.
St. Vincent (Noyes), Minn. Fort Covington, N. Y.
San Diego, Cal. Galveston, Tex.
San Francisco, Cal. Gladstone, Mich.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Honolulu, Hawaii.
Savannah, Ga. Island Pond, Vt.
Seattle, Wash. Key West, Fla.
Sioux City, Iowa. Laredo, Tex.
Sumas, Wash. Los Angeles, Cal.
Tacoma, Wash. Lowelltown (or Holeb), Me.
Tampa, Fla. Malone, N. Y.
Texas City, Tex. Marquette, Mich.
Toledo, Ohio. Miami, Fla.
Vanceboro, Me. Milwaukee, Wis.
Walhalla, N. D. Mobile, Ala.
Wilmington, N. C.”
§ 5696. (Act June 10, 1880, c. 190, $ 2.) Examination of merchan
dise for transportation at port of first arrival; appraisal at port
of destination. The collector at the port of first arrival shall retain in his office a permanent record of such merchandise so to be forwarded to the port of destination, and such record shall consist of a copy of the invoice and an entry whereon the duties shall be estimated as closely as possible on the merchandise so shipped, but no oaths shall be required on the said entry. Such merchandise shall not be subject to appraisement and liquidation of duties at the port of first arrival, but shall undergo such examination as the Secretary of the Treasury shall deem necessary to verify the invoice; and the same examination and appraisement thereof shall be required and had at the port of destination as would have been required at the port of first arrival if such merchandise had been entered for consumption or warehouse at such port. (21 Stat. 173.)
See notes to section 1 of this act, ante, $ 5695. § 5697. (Act June 10, 1880, c. 190, $ 3.) Carriers; bond.
Such merchandise shall be delivered to and transported by common carriers, to be designated for this purpose by the Secretary of the Treasury, and to and by none others; and such carriers shall be responsible to the United States as common carriers for the safe delivery of such merchandise to the collector at the port of its destination; and before any such carriers shall be permitted to receive and transport any such merchandise, they shall become bound to the United States in bonds of such form and amount, and with such conditions, not inconsistent with law, and such security as the Secretary of the Treasury shall require. (21 Stat. 173.)
See notes to section 1 of this act, ante, $ 5695. § 5698. (Act June 10, 1880, c. 190, § 5, as amended, Act July 2,
1884, c. 142, and Act Feb. 23, 1887, c. 215.) Transportation of
merchandise bond. Merchandise transported under the provisions of this act shall be conveyed in cars, vessels, or vehicles securely fastened with locks or seals, under the exclusive control of the officers of the customs; and merchandise may also be transported under the provisions of this act by express companies on passenger-trains, in safes, “pouches," and trunks, which shall be of such size, character, and description and secured in such manner as shall be from time to time prescribed by the Secretary; and in cases where merchandise shall be imported in boxes or packages too large to be included within the safes, trunks, or "pouches" as prescribed, such merchandise may be transported under the provisions of this act by such express companies, “corded and sealed,” in such manner as shall from time to time be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury; and "passengers” baggage and effects arriving at any of the ports specified in section one of this act, which shall appear by the manifest of the importing vessel, or other satisfactory evidence, to be destined to any of the ports specified in the seventh section, may also be transported by express companies under the provisions of this act to any