Treasury Decisions Under Customs and Other Laws Volume 14
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...respectfully, H. F. FKENCH, Acting Secretary. Collector Of Customs, Philadelphia, Pa. (4897.) Bills of lading to be retained by collectors. Treasury Department, June 15, 1881. This Department is informed that the practice varies at different ports in regard to the disposition made of bills of lading presented to collectors of customs by consignees at the time of the entry of imported merchandise. In some districts the document is retained by the collector of customs in certain cases only; in others it is invariably kept; while in others it is always returned to the importer. The right of any particular person to make entry of merchandise is mainly determined by the collector upon the evidence contained in the bill of lading submitted. It seems proper, therefore, that, for the latter's own protection, the original document should be retained upon the files of the custom-house; and you are instructed to so retain it hereafter, unless you shall be satisfied that the circumstances attending the importation are so exceptional as to require different action, as in the case of entries of diamonds or specie, in which case the paper may be returned to the importer. H. F. FRENCH, Assistant Secretary. Collector Of Customs And Others. (4898.) Hammered forgings of iron--Duty on. Treasury Department, June 17, 1881. Sir: The Department is in receipt of your letter of the 14th instant, submitting and reporting on the appeal (33110) of Messrs. Fred A. Hondlette & Co. from your assessment of duty at the rate of 1i cents per pound on certain scrap forgings imported by them, per "Palestine, ' April 18,1881. The appellants claim that the articles are forged from old scrap-iron to a pattern or sketch for a special purpose, and that they are entitled to...
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