680 Tables of fees and duties to be fixed up. Receipts to be given for fees. Penalty on officcr of the customs taking unlawful fees.
Penalty on public gaugers, &c. in certain districts gauging, &c. for private person., or making reo turns without having actually gauged, &C.
1826, ch. 82.
Penalty on in. spectors, &c. neglecting their duty with respect to dl'llwback •.
In what moniea the duties are to be paid.
Rates of foreign coins.
1793, cb. 43. 1801, ch. 76.
Drawback of duties to be allowed on ex. portation.
Sec.73. And be it jurtker enacted, That every collector, naval officer and surveyor, shall cause to be. affixed, and ~nstant1y kept in some public and conspicuous place of his office, a fair table of the rates of fees and duties demandable by law, and shall give a receipt for the fees he shall receive, specifying the particul~rs whenever requned so to do; and in case of failure therein, shall forfelt and pay one hundred dollars, to be recovered with costs, in any proper court having cognizance thereof, to the use of the informer; and if any officer of the customs shall demand or receive any greater,. or othe~ fee, co~pensation or reward, f~r executing any duty or service requITed of him by law, he shall forfeIt and pay two hundred dollars for each ?ffence, reco~erable. in manner aforesaid, for the use of the party aggneved. And If any Inspector, gauger, weigher or measurer, s~all receiv~ any gratuity, fe~ or reward for any services performed hy Vlltue of thIS act, other than is by law allowed, or if any gauger, weigher or measurer, employed as such by the public, in the districts of Portsmouth, Salem and Beverly, Boston and Charlestown, Providence, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk and Portsmouth, or Charleston, shall gauge, weigh or measure, any article or articles other than shall be directed by the proper officer in order to ascertain the duties to be received, or the drawbacks to be allowed thereon, or shall make a return of the weight, gauge or measure of any merchandise laden, or to be laden, on board any ship or vessel for the benefit of drawback upon exportation, without having actually weighed, gauged or measured the same, as the case may require, after Buch merchandise shall have been notified to the collector and entered for exportation, they shall for the first offence forfeit and pay the sum of fifty dollars, and for the second offence shall forfeit two hundred dollars, and be discharged from the public service; and if any inspector or other officer of the customs shall certify the shipment of any merchandise entitled to drawback on exportation, without having duly inspected and examined the same, after he shall have received the permit for lading such merchandise, or, if the amount of such drawback shall be estimated according to weight, gauge or measure, until such merchandise shall be first weighed, g:auged or measured, as the case may require, he shall be subject to the like forfeitures, and be discharged from the public service. Sec. 74. And be it furtlur enacted, That all duties and fees to be collected tlhall be payable in money of the United States, or in foreign gold and silver coins, at the following rates; that is to say: The gold coins of Great Britain and Portugal of the standard prior to the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, 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 the standard prior to the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, 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 dollar, the actual weight whereof shall not be less than seventeen pennyweights and seven grains, and in 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 par~ of a crown. Provided, that no foreign coins shall be receivable which are not by law a tender for the payment of all debts, except in consequence of a proclamation of the President of the United States authorizing such foreign coins to be received in payment of the dutie~ and fees aforesaid. SEC: 75. And be it further enacted, That a drawback of duties, as prescr~be~ by law s~all be allow;ed and paid on all good!!, wares or merchandIse Imported mto the Umted States, in respect to all such goods,