limits, viz. a line beginning at the middle of the bay, between Mount Hope and Common Fence Point, running southwesterly through the middle of Bristol Ferry, and continuing such course until it strikes a point of equal distance from Rhode Island to Prudence Island, from thence northwardly on a straight line to the westernmost part of Nahant Point, and from thence to the western shore of Bullock’s Point, shall be a district, to be called the district of Bristol, of which the port of Bristol shall be the sole port of entry,Collector to reside at Bristol.
1799, ch. 22. and a collector for said district shall be appointed to reside at Bristol, and Warren and Barrington shall be ports of delivery only, and a surveyor shall be appointed to reside at each of the ports of Bristol and Warren; and the surveyor at Warren shall also be surveyor for the port of Barrington.
Vessels from beyond the Cape of Good Hope may enter at its ports.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That said port of Bristol shall also be a port of entry, for all ships or vessels arriving from the Cape of Good Hope, or places beyond the same.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That from and after the said thirty-first day of March next, the towns of Kittery and Berwick, in the state of Massachusetts, shall be annexed to the district of Portsmouth, in New Hampshire, as ports of delivery only: Provided,Kittery and Berwick annexed to Portsmouth. that nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the master or commander of any ship or vessel, having merchandise on board, destined for either of the said places, from making entry at his option, with the collector of the district of York, and obtaining permits for the delivery thereof as heretofore.
Approved, February 25, 1801.
Letters to John Adams to be free of postage.
Act of March 3, 1801, ch. 35, sec. 3.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all letters and packets to John Adams, now President of the United States, after the expiration of his term of office and during his life, shall be carried by the mail, free of postage.
Approved, February 25, 1801.
Repealed by Act of April 6, 1802, ch. 19.
Act of , and , 1794Act of June , continues in force to March 4, 1801. , 1794
1794, ch. 65.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an act passed on the fifth day of June, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, intitutled “An act laying duties on licenses for selling wines and foreign distilled spirituous liquors by retail;” and that so much of an act passed on the fifth day of June, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, intituled “An act laying certain duties upon snuff and refined sugar,” as respects a duty upon refined sugar, and that an act passed on the ninth day of June, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, intituled “An act laying duties on property sold at auction,” and which acts were, by an act, passed on the third day of March, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, continued in force until the first day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and one, shall be, and the same are hereby continued in force without limitation of time; any thing in any former act to the contrary notwithstanding.
May 28, 1796, ch. 37.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of the thirteenth section of an act, passed on the twenty-eighth day of May in the year