United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 23

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 1
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Fifth Congress, Third Session, Chapter 23

March 2, 1799.
Chap. XXIII.—An Act to establish the compensations of the officers employed in the collection of the duties on imports and tonnage, and for other purposes.[1]

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Collectors, naval officers and surveyors to give bond.every collector, naval officer and surveyor, employed in the collection of the duties on imports and tonnage, shall, within three months after he enters upon the execution of his office, give bond, with one or more sufficient sureties, to be approved of by the comptroller of the treasury of the United States, and payable to the said United States, with condition for the true and faithful discharge of the duties of his office according to law, that is to say;—the collector of Philadelphia and New York, in the sum of sixty thousand dollars, each: the collector of Boston and Charlestown, forty thousand dollars; the collectors of Baltimore and Charleston, thirty thousand dollars, each; the collector of Norfolk and Portsmouth, fifteen thousand dollars; the collectors of Portsmouth in New Hampshire, of Salem and Beverly, Wilmington (in the state of Delaware) Annapolis, Georgetown (in Maryland), Bermuda Hundred and City Point, Alexandria, Wilmington, Newbern and Edenton, in the state of North Carolina, Newport and Providence, in the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, ten thousand dollars, each; the collectors of Newburyport, Gloucester, Marblehead, Plymouth, Nantucket, Portland and Falmouth, New London, New Haven, Fairfield, Perth Amboy, Yorktown, Dumfries, Washington, Cambden, Georgetown (South Carolina), Beaufort and Savannah, five thousand dollars, each; the collectors of Hudson, Middletown and Waldoborough, four thousand dollars, each; and all the other collectors in the sum of two thousand dollars each; the naval officers of the ports of Boston and Charlestown, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charleston, ten thousand dollars, each; and all other naval officers, in the sum of two thousand dollars each; the surveyors of the ports of Boston and Charlestown, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Charleston, five thousand dollars, each; and all the other surveyors, in the sum of one thousand dollars, each:—Which bonds shall be filed in the office of the said comptroller, and be, by him, severally, put in suit for the benefit of the United States, upon any breach of the condition thereof.

And all bonds to be hereafter given, shall be of the form following; to wit:

Form of the bond.Know all men by these presents, that we are held and firmly bound unto the United States of America, in the full and just sum of dollars, money of the United States; to which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, jointly and severally, our joint and several heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this day of one thousand

The condition of the foregoing obligation is such, that, whereas the President of the United States hath, pursuant to law, appointed the said to the office of in the state of

Now therefore if the said has truly and faithfully executed and discharged, and shall continue truly and faithfully to execute and discharge all the duties of the said office, according to law; then the above obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise it shall abide and remain in full force and virtue.

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Provided, that in cases where bonds have been already given, according to the directions aforesaid, new bonds shall not be required.