United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/1st Congress/1st Session/Chapter 15
Restriction on vessels bound up the Potomac suspended.
[Act of July 31, 1789, § 4]. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the act, intituled “An Act to regulate the collection of the Duties imposed by Law on the Tonnage of Ships or vessels, and on Goods, Wares, and Merchandises, imported into the United States,” as obliges ships or vessels bound up the river Potomac, to come to and deposit manifests of their cargoes, with the officers at St. Mary’s and Yeocomico, before they proceed to their port of delivery, shall be and is hereby suspended until the first day of May next.
Privileges of ships, &c. of the U. States extended to ships, &c., of N. Carolina and Rhode Island, until the 15th January next. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the privileges and advantages to which ships and vessels owned by citizens of the United States, are by law entitled, shall be, until the fifteenth day of January tended to ships next, extended to ships and vessels wholly owned by citizens of the States of North Carolina, and Rhode island and Providence Plantations. Provided, That the master of every such ship or vessel last mentioned, shall produce a register for the same, conformable to the laws of the state in which it shall have been obtained, showing that the said ship or vessel is, and before the first day of September instant, was owned as aforesaid, and make oath or affirmation, before the collector of the port in which the benefit of this act is claimed, that the ship or vessel for which such register is produced, is the same therein mentioned, and that he believes it is still wholly owned by the person or persons named in said register, and that he or they are citizens of one of the states aforesaid.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all rum, loaf sugar, and Certain articles subject to duties as on foreign goods. chocolate, manufactured or made in the states of North Carolina, or Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and imported or brought into the United States, shall be deemed and taken to be, subject to the like duties, as goods of the like kinds, imported from any foreign state, kingdom or country, are mode subject to.
Rehoboth established a port of entry Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That Rehoboth, in the state of Massachusetts, shall be a port of entry and delivery, until the fifteenth day of January next, and that a collector be appointed for the same.
Approved, September 16, 1789.