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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/7th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 19

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April 6, 1802.
[Obsolete.]
Chap. XIX.—An Act to repeal the Internal Taxes.

Repeal of the acts imposing duties on certain things after 30th June, 1802.
Provisions of these acts still to be in force with respect to the recovery of what may be due under them.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the thirtieth day of June next, the internal duties on stills and domestic distilled spirits, on refined sugars, licenses to retailers, sales at auction, carriages for the conveyance of persons, and stamped vellum, parchment and paper, shall be discontinued, and all acts and parts of acts relative thereto shall, from and after the said thirtieth day of June next, be repealed: Provided, that for the recovery and receipt of such duties as shall have accrued, and on the day aforesaid remain outstanding, and for the payment of drawbacks or allowances on the exportation of any of the said spirits or sugars legally entitled thereto, and for the recovery and distribution of fines, penalties, and forfeitures, and the remission thereof, which shall have been incurred before and on the said day, the provisions of the aforesaid acts shall remain in full force and virtue.

The office of superintendent of stamps abolished, and when.
The commissioner of revenue to perform certain duties under this act.
Collectors of the internal duties to be continued till their collections are complete, unless sooner discontinued by the President.
Supervisors to continue in office in the same manner.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the office of superintendent of stamps shall cease and be discontinued from and after the thirtieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and two; after which day the commissioner of the revenue shall perform all the duties by law enjoined on the said superintendent of stamps, which may be required in pursuance of this act; that the office of collectors of the internal duties shall continue in each collection district, respectively, until the collection of the duties above mentioned shall have been completed in such district, and no longer, unless sooner discontinued by the President of the United States, who shall be and hereby is empowered, whenever the collection of the said duties shall have been so far completed in any district as to render, in his opinion, that measure expedient, to discontinue any of the said collectors, and to unite into one collection district any two or more composition of one per cent. on their dividends, in lieu of the stamp duty on the notes issued by them, shall pay only at the rate of one per cent. per annum, on such dividends, to the thirtieth day of June next: that retailers of wines and spirits, who may take licenses after the passing of this act, shall pay for such licenses only in proportion to the time which may intervene between the obtaining of such licenses and the thirtieth day of June next: and that the owners of carriages for the conveyance of persons, who may enter the same after the passing of this act, and before the thirtieth day of June next, shall pay the duty for the same only to the said thirtieth day of June.

Supervisor of the Northwest district allowed an annual salary, in addition to his commission for clerk hire.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the supervisor of the Northwest district shall, in addition to the same commissions on the product of all the internal duties collected in his district, as heretofore have been allowed to the supervisor of Ohio, be allowed an annual salary of five hundred dollars, and at the rate of three hundred dollars per annum for clerk hire.

Extra allowances for clerk hire to certain supervisors.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the following extra allowances for clerk hire, shall be made for one year, to the supervisors of the following districts, as a full compensation for the additional duties arising from the settlement of accounts of certain inspectors of the internal revenues, whose offices have been suppressed by the President of the United States, that is to say, to each of the supervisors of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina, the sum of eight hundred dollars, and to the supervisor of Virginia, the sum of five hundred dollars.

Annual entries of stills to be no longer made.Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That so much of any act, as directs an annual entry of stills to be made, be, and the same hereby is repealed.

Certain certificates to be furnished by collectors, designated by the Secretary of the Treasury.
And the inspectors to whom delivered, to account to them for all such.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the certificates accompanying foreign distilled spirits, wines and teas, which are now furnished by the supervisors to the inspectors of the ports shall, from and after the aforesaid thirtieth day of June, be furnished by such collectors of the customs, as may be designated by the Secretary of the Treasury. And it shall be the duty of the inspectors to account with such collectors, for the application of such certificates, in like manner, and under the same regulations, as heretofore they have accounted with the supervisors.

Allowance to the collectors for preparing and delivering certificates.Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That for preparing and issuing the certificates, the collectors performing that duty shall be entitled to, and receive the same compensation as heretofore has been allowed to the supervisors, respectively.

Stamped paper on hand, upon which a duty has been paid, may be given up, and the money paid, refunded.Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That all persons who shall, on or after the thirtieth day of June next, have any blank vellum, parchment or paper, which has been stamped by the superintendent of stamps and counterstamped by the commissioner of the revenue, and on which a duty has been paid to the use of government, shall be entitled to receive from such collector or collectors of the customs, or other revenue officer in the respective states or districts as may be designated for that purpose by the Secretary of the Treasury, the value of the said stamps, after deducting, in all cases, seven and an half per cent., and the said officers are hereby authorized to pay the same: Provided, the said blank vellum, parchment or paper, be presented within four months after the thirtieth day of June next.

Approved, April 3, 1802.