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Statute Ⅰ.


May 7, 1822.
Chap. LXII.—An Act to provide for the collection of duties on imports and tonnage in Florida, and for other purposes.

Part of Florida annexed to the collection district of Saint Mary’s in Georgia.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all the ports, harbours, waters, and shores of all that part of the main land of Florida lying between the collection district of St. Mary’s, in Georgia, and the river Nassau, with all the ports, harbours, waters, and shores, of all the islands opposite and nearest thereto, be, and hereby are, annexed to, and made and constituted a part of, the collection district of St. Mary’s, in Georgia.

District of St. Augustine.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the ports, harbours, shores, and waters, of the main land of Florida, and of the islands opposite and nearest thereto, extending from the said river Nassau to Cape Sable, be, and the same are hereby, established a collection district, by the name of the district of St. Augustine, whereof St. Augustine shall be the only port of entry.

District of Key West.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all the ports, harbours, shores, and waters, of the main land of Florida, and of the islands opposite and nearest thereto, extending from Cape Sable to Charlotte Bay, be, and the same are, established a collection district, by the name of the district of Key West, and a port of entry may be established in said district, at such place as the President of the United States may designate:Proviso; Key West annexed to the district of Apalachicola, &c. Provided, That until the President of the United States shall deem it expedient to establish a port of entry in the district of Key West, and a collector shall be appointed for said district, the same district is annexed to, and shall be part of, the district of Apalachicola.

District of Apalachicola.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all the ports, harbours, shores, and waters, of the main land of said Florida, and of the islands opposite and nearest thereto, extending from Charlotte Bay to Cape St. Blas, be, and hereby are, established a collection district, by the name of the district of Apalachicola; and a port of entry shall be established for said district, at such place as the President of the United States may designate.

District of Pensacola.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all the residue of the ports, harbours, waters, and shores, of said Florida, and of the islands thereof, be, and the same are, established a collection district, by the name of the district of Pensacola, whereof Pensacola shall be the only port of entry.

The President authorized to establish ports of deliver, &c.Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to establish such ports of delivery in each of said districts, and also in that portion of said territory annexed to the district of St. Mary’s, as he may deem expedient.

The President to appoint a collector for each district.Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States, with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint a collector for each district, to reside at the port of entry, and a surveyor for the district of Pensacola, and a surveyor for,The President may make appointments in the recess, &c. and to reside at, each port of delivery authorized by this act: But the President, in the recess of the Seante, may make temporary appointments of any such collector or surveyor, whose commission shall expire in forty days from the commencement of the next session of Congress thereafter.

Collectors and surveyors to give bond, &c.Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That each collector and surveyor authorized by this act, shall give bond for the true and faithful discharge of his duties, in such sum as the President of theCollector of Pensacola to receive only three per cent. commissions in addition to fees and emoluments. United States may direct and prescribe; and the collector for the district of Pensacola shall, in addition to the fees and emoluments allowed by law, receive three per cent. commissions, and no more, on all moneys received and paid by him on account of the duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, and on the tonnage of vessels; and each other collector shall, in addition to the fees and emoluments allowed by law, receive an annual salary of five