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JAPAN, 1858. 457 The word ship, wherever it occurs in these regulations, or in the Meaning oro-unl treaty to which they are attached, is to be held as meaning ship, barque, “ “'**i’·” brig, schooner, sloop, or steamer. REGULATION FIFTH. Any person signing a false declaration or certificate, with the intent False certificates to detrand the revenue of Japan, shall pay a line of (125) one hundred &°· and twenty-tive dollars for each offence. REGULATION SIXTH. No tonnage duties shall be levied on American ships in the ports of Tonnage duties. Japan, but the following fees shall be paid to the Japanese customhouse authorities: For the entry of a ship, (I5) fifteen dollars; for the FMS_ clearance of a ship, (7) seven dollars; for each permit, (lg) one dollar and a half; for each bill of health, (lg) one dollar and a half; for any other document, (Ll) one dollar and a half. REGULATION SEVENTH. Duties shall be paid to the Japanese Government on all goods landed Turin` or duties. in the country, according to the following tariff: ’ Class mw.--All articles in this class shall be free of duty. Gold and silver, coined or uucoined. Wearing apparel in actual use. Household furniture and printed books not intended for sale, but the property of persons who come to reside in Japan. Class two.-A duty of (5) Eve per cent. shall be paid on the following articles: All articles used for the purpose of building, rigging, repairing, or fitting out of ships. Whaling gear of all kinds. Salted provisions of all kinds. Bread and breadstuifs. Living animals of all kinds. Goals. Timber for building houses. Rice. Paddy. Steam machinery. Zinc. Lead. Tin. Raw silk. Class thr0c.—A duty of (35) thirty-five per cent. shall be paid on all intoxicating liquors, whether prepared by distillation, fermentation, or in any other manner. · Class four.—All goods not included in any of the preceding classes shall pay a duty of (20) twenty per cent. All articles of Japanese production which are exported as cargo shall pay a duty of (5) Eve per cent., with the exception of gold and silver coin and copper in bars. (5) Five years after the opening of Kanagawa the import and export duties shall be subject to revision, if the Japanese Government desires it. TOWN SEND HARRIS. {L. s.] " See convention of 1864, p. 458.