1012 PROCLAMATIONS. Nc. 19. [No. 19.] BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION. umn is, moz. Whereas in Section 3 of an Act passed by the Congress of the United ” States entitled “An Act to reduce the revenue and equalize duties on Vol.26, p.612. imports, and for other purposes " approved October 1, 1890, it was pro- . vided as follows: “ That with a view to secure reciprocal trade with countries producing the following articles, and for this purpose, on and after the iirst day of January, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, whenever, and so often as the President shall be satisfied that the Government of any country producing and exporting sugars, molasses, coffee, tea, and hides, raw and uncured, or any of such articles, imposes duties or other exactions upon the agricultural or other products of the United States, which in view of the free introduction of such sugar, molasses, coifee, tea, and hides into the United States he may deem to be reciprocally unequal and unreasonable, he shall have the power and it shall be his duty to suspend, by proclamation to that effect, the provisions of this act relating to the free introduction of such sugar, molasses, coffee, tea, and hides, the production of such country, for such time as he shall deem just, and in such case and during such suspension duties shall be levied, collected, and paid upon sugar, molasses, coilee, tea, and hides, the product of or gxported from such designated country” the duties hereinafter set 01*th: And whereas it has been established to my satisfaction, and I find the fact to be, that the Government of Hayti does impose duties or other exactions upon the agricultural and other products of the United States, which in view of the tree introduction of such sugars, molasses, coifee, tea and hides into the United States, in accordance with the provigions of said Act, 1 deem to be reciprocally unequal and unreasona e: rm simmer or Now, therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison, President of the United States ggezggk ¤g(}¤;y;g,;$; of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 3 of said néyasnspenasa. Act, by which it is made my duty to take action, do hereby declare and proclaim that the provisions of said Act relating to the free introduction of sugars, molasses, coffee, tea and hides, the production of Hayti, shall be suspended from and after this fifteenth day of March, 1892, and until such time as said unequal and unreasonable duties and exactions are removed by Hayti and public notice of that fact given by the President of the United States, and I do hereby proclaim that on and after this fifteenth day of March, 1892, there will be levied, collected, and paid upon sugars, molasses, coffee, tea and hides, the product of or ex- D¤¤•¤¤ i¤¤1¤>¤¤<i ported from Hayti, dining such suspension, duties as provided by said Act as follows: sugar. All sugars not above number thirteen Dutch Standard in color shall pay duty on their polariscopic tests as follows, namely: All sugars not above number thirteen Dutch Standard in color, all tank bottoms, simps of cane juice or of beet juice, melada, concentrated . melada, concrete and concentrated molasses, testing by the polariscope not above seventy-ive degrees, seven-tenths of one cent per poundand for every additional degree or fraction of a degree shown by the polariscopic test, two hundredths of one cent per pound additional. All sugars above number thirteen Dutch Standard in color shall be classied by the Dutch Standard of color, and pay duty as follows namely; All sugar above number thirteen and not above number six; teen Dutch standard of color, one and three-eighths cents per pound. All sugar above number sixteen and not above number twenty Dutch standard of color, one and five-eighths cents per pound.
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