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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/13th Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 91

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March 3, 1815.
[Repealed.]
Chap. XCI.—An Act to amend the act entitled “An act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same,” and the act entitled “An act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit, by laying duties on household furniture, and on gold and silver watches.”

Act of Jan. 9, 1815, ch. 21.
Act of Jan. 18, 1815, ch. 23.
First of April instead of the first of February fixed for notifying the collectors of the direct tax.
And May instead of February fixed for collection.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That instead of the first day of February next, prescribed by the “Act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same,” to the principal assessors to direct and cause the several assistant assessors to inquire after and concerning all lands and other objects taxed, the first day of April next be, and the same is hereby prescribed for that purpose. And that the time prescribed in the thirty-ninth section of the said act, to the Secretary of the Treasury, to notify the collectors of the several collection districts, to proceed to the collection of the direct tax, after the current year, shall be some day in the month of May, instead of the month of February.

Act of Jan. 18, 1815, ch. 23.
The several acts required to be performed in February relative to duties on household furniture, are in every instance to be performed in May.
Duty of the principal assessor.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the thirteenth section of the “Act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying duties on household furniture, and on gold and silver watches,” be, and the same is hereby so amended, as that the several acts, required to be performed, previously to, or during the month of February, in any year, may, and shall be performed, previously to, or during the month of May, in any year, as the case may be, which last month, instead of February, shall be taken as the time referred to therein, for taking the lists of property under a general assessment; and it shall be the duty of the principal assessor, in every year, within thirty days after the expiration of the said month of May, to make out and deliver to the collector, the lists as is required to be rendered by the said last mentioned act, to which this act is a supplement, and the like alteration hereby made in the tenth section of the said act, shall, and hereby is made in the other sections thereof, so far as any acts depending thereon are thereby required to be done.

Collectors to publish once a week for eight weeks in succession instead of sixty days.
Terms.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the publication to be made by the collectors to be designated by the Secretary of the Treasury for that purpose, as prescribed and required in the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth sections of the act to which this act is a supplement, shall, instead of being printed for sixty days, in at least one newspaper published in the state, as therein provided, be printed at least once a week, for eight weeks in succession, in every newspaper within the state, in which the laws of the United States are by public authority published; and for which printing the Secretary of the Treasury shall be, and he is hereby authorized, to pay and allow a price proportionate to the price of the other public printing done in said papers, and no more.

Approved, March 3, 1815.