United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/13th Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 77
Act of Jan. 7, 1824, ch. 4, and notes to the act.
Act of Feb. 7, 1816, ch. 10.
Repeal of certain parts of acts imposing discriminating duties.
Foreign nations only, who reciprocate, can enjoy such advantage.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the several acts imposing duties on the tonnage of ships and vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, as imposes a discriminating duty of tonnage, between foreign vessels and vessels of the United States, and between goods imported into the United States in foreign vessels and vessels of the United States, be, and the same are hereby repealed, so far as the same respects the produce or manufacture of the nation to which such foreign ships or vessels may belong. Such repeal to take effect in favour of any foreign nation, whenever the President of the United States shall be satisfied that the discriminating or countervailing duties of such foreign nation, so far as they operate to the disadvantage of the United States, have been abolished.
Approved, March 3, 1815.