United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 4

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Jan. 12, 1825.
Chap. IV.—An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to adopt a new hydrometer for ascertaining the proof of liquors.

The Secretary of the Treasury authorized to adopt an hydrometer for ascertaining the proof of liquors.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized, under the direction of the President of the United States, to adopt and substitute such hydrometer as he may deem best calculated to promote the public interest, in lieu of that now prescribed by law, for the purpose of ascertaining the proof of liquors; and that, after such adoption and substitution, the duties imposed by law upon distilled spirits shall be levied, collected, and paid, according to the proof ascertained by any hydrometer so substituted and adopted.

Approved, January 12, 1824.