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Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
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                               WILLIAM PACA, Esq; Governor.

    II.  Be it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That the value of all
damaged goods, wares and merchandise, imported into this state, shall be ascertained
by the oaths of two impartial men, judges of goods, one to be appointed
by the naval officer, the other by the owner or owners of the goods imported and
damaged, and in case of disagreement, they to call in a third person, to determine
likewise on oath the said value, which shall be conclusive, and the duty paid
accordingly; and where any vessel or vessels have heretofore entered into any
port or harbour within this state, and have departed this state without breaking
bulk, and the duties of such vessels and their cargoes have been paid, or secured
by bond to be paid, that said duties, if paid, shall be repaid to the owner or importer,
and if only secured by bond to be paid, that such bond or bonds shall be
cancelled.

1783.

CHAP.
XXXVI.

Value of damaged
goods
to be ascertained,
&c.

    III.  And be it enacted, That where any vessel or vessels, belonging to subjects
of foreign nations in amity and alliance with the United States, are compelled
by stress of weather, or damage received, to enter into the ports or harbours
of this state to avoid shipwreck, or to repair their damages, that the duties shall
be collected on the goods landed and sold only, and if it should be necessary to
land the whole, or any part of the cargo, to refit the vessel, the goods, wares and 
merchandise, so landed, shall be stored in some convenient warehouse under lock,
and the key to be kept by the naval officer, and such goods at all times subject to
his inspection.
Duties to  be
paid on goods
sold only, &c.
    IV.  And be it enacted, That when any vessel or vessels shall enter into any
port or harbour within this state for the purpose of traffic, and cannot meet with
a suitable sale for their cargoes, and do not break bulk, such vessels shall be subject
only to the duty on tunnage; and if the importers of any goods, wares or
merchandise, at any time after landing, shall not find a ready and advantageous
sale, and choose to reship such goods, wares or merchandise, or any part thereof,
that licence shall be given them for that purpose by the naval officer, without subjecting
such goods, wares and merchandise, so reshipped, to any duty or duties
imposed by this state for its separate emolument; and if any duties have been
paid, or secured by bond to be paid, the said duties, if paid, shall be repaid
to the importer, if only secured to be paid, the bond shall be cancelled; and
the master of every such vessel, and the owner or owners of such goods,
wares and merchandise, so reshipped, shall first give their bond or bonds, with
good and sufficient security, to the naval officer, that the said goods, wares
and merchandise, or any part thereof, shall not be relanded in any part of this
state, and shall previously satisfy the naval officer for the fees due, and that the
said goods, wares and merchandise, were legally imported.
Vessels not
breaking bulk
ti pay for
tunnage only,

&c.
    V.  And be it enacted, That the documents, and other papers, belonging to
the vessels of his Most Christian Majesty, shall be lodged with his consul, or deputy
consuls, to be delivered to the masters of such vessels by said consul, or his
deputies, on his or their receiving a certificate under the hand and seal of office of
such naval officer, that the fees of office, and duties imposed by this state for its
separate emolument, have been duly paid.
Papers to be
lodged with
consul, &c.
    VI.  And be it enacted, That all goods, wares and merchandise, imported for
the use and consumption of the minister of his Most Christian Majesty, the minister
of their High Mightinesses the United Provinces of the Netherlands, or the
minister or ministers of such kingdoms or nations as are or may be in alliance
with the United States, shall be duty free; and where any duty has been paid on
any goods, wares or merchandise, imported as aforesaid, the same shall be repaid.
Certain goods
imported to be
duty free, &c.
    VII.  And be it enacted, That all duties imposed by this act shall be levied
and collected in the same manner, and at the same per centum, as is directed by
an act, entitled, An act for the defence of the bay, and to impose certain duties
on imported articles, passed November session, seventeen hundred and eighty-two.
How duties
are to be collected,
&c.


 
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