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Treasury decisions under customs and other laws Volume 17

Treasury decisions under customs and other laws Volume 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...supposed without clearance, but does not allow an arrival under similar circumstances without formal entry. Or, to express the rule more simply, a vessel of 20 tons burden or upwards, laden as above described, may depart without clearance from any district in a State contiguous to a great district to any district in an adjoining State of such great district, but she must make formal entry on every voyage from one great district to another, if the voyage be not between adjoining States in the two great districts. Galveston is in the second great coasting district of the United States, and Pensacola in the third. Texas, in which Galveston is a port, is not a State adjoining the State of Florida, in which Pensacola is situated. The "Nantasket," therefore, if her tonnage and lading were as above described, might sail without clearance from Galveston to Pensacola, but she could not arrive at Pensacola from Galveston without becoming liable to make formal entry. It is an anomalous provision of the statute, but such is the law. Your action is therefore approved. Very respectfully, H. F. FRENCH, Assistant Secretary. Collector Of Customs, Pensacola, Fla. (6375.) Hat Materials and Trimmings. Treasury Department, May 28, 1884. Sir: The Department is in receipt of your letter of the 3d instant, transmitting the appeals (6883 i, 6884i, 6885t, and 6886t) of Kempner & Weill, per "France," "Amerique," and "Canada," (two entries,) in September last, and (6887 i) of Veit & Nelson, per "Normandie," October 2, 1883, from your decision assessing duty at the rate of 50 per cent, ad valorem on certain so-called hat materials and trimmings, which the appellants claim to be dutiable at the rate of 20 per cent, ad valorem und...