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UNDER THE

REVENUE AND COLLECTION LAWS

OT

THE UNITED STATES.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

WASHINGTON:
A. 0. P. NICHOLSON, PUBLIC PRINTER.

1857.

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

February 1, 1857.

The subjoined regulations and instructions, prepared by this Department, are transmitted for the information and government of the

officers of the several branches of the public service referred to therein, whose careful attention to the same, and strict compliance therewith, is enjoined by the Department.

It will be observed that these regulations and instructions occupy a

scope embracing subjects in regard to which such officers may have

been heretofore instructed. When such is the case, the regulations previously issued, if not conflicting or inconsistent, in whole or in part, with those now promulgated, are to continue in full force; but when found to be in conflict or inconsistent, the former regulations and instructions are to be considered rescinded, either in whole or in

part, according to the extent to which they may be so in conflict or

inconsistent with the regulations and instructions now established

and promulgated.

JAMES GUTHRIE,

Secretary of the Treasury.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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CHAPTER 1.–Of the registering, enroling and licensing, licensing and recording,

ships or vessels of the United States.....

SECTION I.–Vessels entitled to registry ...........

Section II.--On the distinctive character of permanent and temporary certificates of registry.

SECTION III.-On the granting of certificate of registry .....

EECTION IV.- Registry of vessels purchased or owned by citizens of the United States in a

district other than that in which they reside........

SECTION V.-On the granting of certificates of registry to vessels not previously documented

as vessels of the United States .........

SECTION VI.—On registering of vessels previously documented as vessels of the United States.

SECTION VII.—Issue and surrender of permanent and temporary certificates of registry....

SECTION VIII.-Change of master of vessel and oath on entry.......

SECTION IX.-On the enrolment and licensing of vessels to be employed in the coasting trade

and fisheries ..............

SECTION X.-Change of vessels' names and record of conveyances..

SECTION XI.-On recording ships or vessels........

SECTION XII.-Records and abstracts ........

SECTION XIII.–Foreign-built vessels wholly owned by citizens of the United States, canal

boats, and lighters....................

SECTION XIV.-Regulations of the foreign trade......

Section XV.-Regulations of the coasting trade and fisheries.........

SECTION XVI.–Vessels on the northern, northeastern, and northwestern frontiers of the

United States ............

SECTION XVII.- Passenger, steamships, and other vessels....

SECTION XVIII. - For the security of the lives of passengers on board steam vessels...........

SECTION XIX.-On licensing yachts used exclusively as pleasure vessels..........

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