Definition of IMPORTATION


IMPORTATION

st two-thirds of the
crew thereof, shall be proved citizens of the United States, or
persons not the Subjects of any foreign prince or state, to the
satisfaction of the collector, fifty cents per ton: And provided
also, that this section shall not extend to ships or vessels of
the United States, which are now on foreign voyages, or which may
depart from the United States prior to the first day of May next,
until after their return to some port of the United States.

9.- 7. That the several bounties and remissions, or
abatements of duty, allowed by this act, in the case of vessels
having a certain proportion of seamen who are American citizens, or
persons not the subjects of any foreign power, shall be allowed
only, in the case of vessels having such proportion of American
seamen during their whole voyage, unless in case of sickness, death
or desertion, or where the whole or part of the crew shall have
been taken prisoners in the voyage. Vide article Entry of goods at
the Custom-house.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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