Sess. II. Ch.75. 1798.
more good and sufficient sureties, in at least double the amount of the taxes assessed on the collection district for which he may be appointed; which bond shall be payable to the United States, with condition for the true and faithful discharge of the duties of his office, according to law, and particularly, for the due collection and payment of all monies assessed upon such district. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid tax shall be, and Tax to be a lien upon the remain a lien upon all lands, and other real estate, ~d all slaves, of the land, &c. individuals who may be assessed for the same, during two years after the time when it shall become due and payable according to this act; and the said lien shall extend to each and every part of all tracts or lots of land, or dwelling-houses, which shall be valued according to the aforesaid act, notwithstanding the same may have been divided or alienated, in part, unless an apportionment of the valuation thereof shall have been made and recorded pursuant to the aforesaid act, prior to the time when the collection lists shall have been stated, in manner herein before prescribed. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That each of the said collectors How the col. lectors .hall de. shall, immediately after receiving his collection list, advertise, by notifi. mand and en. cations, to be posted up in at least fOllr public places in each collection force payment. district, that the said tax has become due and payable and the time-s and places at which he will attend to receive the same; and, in respect to persons who shall not attend, according to such notifications, it shall be the duty of each collector to apply once at their respective dwellings, within such district, and there demand the taxes payable by such per. sons; and if the said taxes shall not be then paid, or within twenty days thereafter, it shall be lawful for such collector to proceed to collect the said taxes, by distress and sale of the goods, chattels or effeets of the persons delinquent as aforesaid, with a commission of eight per centum upon the said taxes, to and for the use of such collector: Provided, that it shall not be lawful to make distress of the tools or implements of a trade or profession, beasts of the plough necessary for the cultivation of improved lands, arms, or the household utensils, or apparel necessary for a family. Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That except, as aforesaid, all goods, chattels, and personal effects whatever, being or remaining on lands, subject to the said tax; and all grass, or produce of farms, standing and growing thereon, shall and may be taken and sold for the payment of the said tax, under guch regulations as have been or may be made for the sale of goods or effects taken and sold by distress: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall invalidate or impair any con· tract or agreement between any landlord, tenant, or other person, relative to the payment of taxes. Sec. II. And be it furtller enacted, That in respect to lands, dwellingProvision for the case where houses and slaves, which shall not be owned by, or in the oceupation, lands, &c. are or under the care or superintendp,nce of some person within the collecnot possessed by a per.on in tion district where the same shall be situated or found at the time of the oolleotion the assessment aforesaid, the said collectors respectively, upon receiving district. lists of such lands, dwelling-houses, or slaves, in manner aforesaid, shaH transmit copies of such lists, certified under their hands respectively, to the surveyors of the revenue for the assessment districts respectively within which the persons owning, or having the care and superinten. dence of such dwelling-houses, lands, or slaves, may reside, if such persons be known, together with a statement of the amount of taxes assessed as aforesaid upon such dwelling-houses, lands or slaves, respectively, and a notification to pay, or cause to be paid the said taxes to the said collectors respectively, within thirty days after such notification shall be served as is herein provided; which copies, statements and notifications