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iinsj, per htmaVed weight more than
when imported in a British ship ; this
extra, duty amounts on a tierce of rice
to about 33. 9d sterling the freight
of a tierce of rice may. be estimated aj
13 akVillut Vw J-'' V w v.
1 5s. 9d. freight in an American, when
he can'' have the same carried for 42s.
in a British ship. . : i
. Pot airl Pearl Ashes pay a counter
vailing dutyT of 2 14-lSd. the hundred
weight." A cask-of ashes contains .a
boui three hundred weight 1 .thejsxtra.
duty on that" by'ari American ship
Will be nine pence per barrel ; the
freight o such Inrrel is presumed to
be 5s. or 5s. 6d. !iteiTing in times of
peace- a difference 6rnirie-pence ster
ling per barrel will effectually give the.
carjiige to British ships, of all the ash
es exported from 'the United States to
.Great-Britain. ;. .
The committee take leave. to refer
the house to a table of duties imposed ,
by Great-Britain on goods imported in
.Ame'rican-and British ships, which was
printed the last session-' of Congress,
;mJ is. herewith exhibited No. 3.
On .recurring .-.thereto ah important
co'intervaflin the- articles of wood of
all kinds, , a small one in tar, turpen
tine,, rtch; ancl other" Articles , will be
discovered.' - ' ''":
The co mmittee take leave to state,
that" the parliament of Great-Britain,
by a statute, bearing date the fjlh of
May, 18J2, has imposed the following
new .and "additional- duties on articles
the produce unJ manufacture of the
United States, to wit : :
Ashes pot and pearl, Is. 6d. the c wt.
Indigo American( -
Bees Wax, 7"
6s. the 100 lbs.
I3a the 100 lbs.
16s. the ton.
4s. 6d. the ton.
3s. 8d. ? last of
2s. lid. 5 12 bis.
4d. the cwt.
8d. the cwt.
34. the 100 lbs.
2s. the ton.
5s. 9d. the cwt.
7s. 10. 100 lbs.
The countervailing duty of 10 per
c?m. Deing aiso-levied on all ,thyse
now mures, except that of tobacco,
... .--J ,-"-"- -
tamed by American ships carrrying
such articles, and secures to British
ships the exclusive carriage f the
following, articles, in addition to the
objects already mentioned, to wit
Iildigo, iron, ginseng, bees wa, and
sthe important and bulky article of cot
ton. Prior to. the passinc of the Bri
tish statute of May last, American cot
ton and Indigo, were free of duty on
importation into Great-Britain, the
countervailing duty on indigo, will, in
Salt, is charged with only two cents
'per bushel more when imported in a
foreign ship, than-when imported in
an American ; this small extra, duty
has never prevented its importation
: n:,f.i. u:j .. -,,
hARTapNWARE -a crate thereof will
cOjSt'aboirt fire pounds sterling. The
usual peace freight of such aerate is
presumed to be about '20s. or 25s.
erfihg ; the extra, duty thereon, be
in. only is. 6d. sterling,' would be
v paidyAhe owner of a British; ship
rathejj"utari not obtain the freight.
BLAJiKETS-a. bale of ten pieces Will
cost about; sterling, the usual
1 peace freight "tbout 85 s. sterling;
the extra, duty payable if imported in
a British ship, will bpJOs. sterling. .
-Woot.- Hats, ozriabiirgssail canvas,
kerseys, negro Cottons, flannel, baize,
h.iH-lhic'K., and in truth' all woollen
cloths under 2s." sterling per yard ;
beer, porter and a variety , of other
. bulky articles, pay an extra, duty, s&
small when cornpared ;.with J the
freight of such good., that the owners
of British ships, w hen assured of a
full return freight from the United
Srtates ..Great-Brit ain,. will find it
their interest to agree to pay the extra,
duly payable on such good's when
imported into thy United States in
foreign ship or vessels. "
r ranee also has taken measures to!
meet the operation of our discrhninat
ing duties. Iu the second year of the
French' republic, a' decree (relative to
t' act of navigation of that nation) was
passed, bv which a duty of tonnage of
soisper ton. was imposed on toreigh
vessels entering the ports of Vrance,
"f 'w i-un uii r rtnen vessels.
, In the third year of the French rt
public, a law was passed, imposing a
duty of 1 8 livres 1 5 sols per quintal on
tobacco imported in French vessels,
and of 23 livres on tobacco imported
into the port of France in foreign
vessel ; which duty has since been in
creased to "30 livres per quintal, when
imported into foreign ships,, and to 20
livres when in French ships ; making
a difference of 120 livres -or 22- dollars
and 90 cents per hhrf. of 1200 lbs. a
gainst the importation of tobacco into
France in American vessels. This
discriminating duty amounts in fact,
to th prohibiting of the importation
of tobacco in American vessels, into
France. . . .,
Your committee further state, that
by a late law, "France has imposed a
discriminating duty of 20 per cent, on
the duties payable on sugar, codec,
cocoa & other West-India gcods, when
imported in foreign Bhip9into her ports.
!..Tbe committee take leave to exhibit
herewith, (No. 1.) statements of ex
ports, imports and tonnage, as they
relate to" France, Great-Britain, and
the United States. And a statement,
(No. 2.) sl'.ewintr the exnorts Tcom Un
united States, to the European ports
of Great-Britain and France, of the
following articles, to wit :
J Pot and pearl ashes, ginsengs iron,''
pitch, rosin, rice, tobacco, tar, fish
oil, turpentine, bees-wax. and cotton.
nd the total value of exports to those
nation, for the year 1802. 1
Sweden and Denmark have laws
imposing discriminating duties highly
fdvorable to their, carrying trade.
Spain alio, by its navjgidioh laws, gives
important advantages to its own ship
ping over those of foreign nations,
trading to her ports. Holland ulso,
has her discriminating duties, which
in their consequences, are injurious to
th'. commercial intercuts of the U. S.
Two mode have prvsvnfcd them
wives to your co.nmitee, to obviate
the disadvantages . rcudung to the
carrying trade of the United. States,
from the rour.tcrvttUiug und diciimi
natin duties already recited. The
one to ir.craasj our discriminating du-
ties, SO as to mett the iriuri.- nnm
l;jtx)5ti;nc;UXdm-4 hper3timi of
mosc ana inc countervailing duties of
other nations. The oih?i In icl'ui.
rcu'uh our t!bcri,miaatin: duties,
lar as they relate Jo goods, wares, and
merchindiic'ihe growth, produce fc
manufacture of the nation, to which
the ihip If whom the name re im
ported, nuv belong, in favor of such
foreign nation, us will agree to nbolifdi
ch of thtir dUciimiiiating or conn
tervailin? ilutic. a are in lhi-ir f.ni.
nmn inptriousto the interest of tbc U-
. Tils first mode would. In hi mntr
Qliencr. lead to a rnuunf rri&I uriifmr.
between the Uniied State nd foreign
fuiion. Admit lor instance, thstthf
l'nil...t ,, .l.mit.l
r . ti JJ-;tsMi fur the can-finer of all ' f rimin .il,,,. itmifii km r...
- . - p, , iivt null ;n
V rpmiMvuiRi m Mrviiuu- iiiium o incrrie their in every
' ' il ISM! i hfi t Mft nvi'f A mM
. - - - i r i t
nage of ships tnd vessels, and on
goods rares and merchandize, im
ported infoihe;U)ited5rates, as im
poses a discriminating duty of ton-
oeiween loreign vessels and vea
1 sels of the United States, andbe-
twtn-oods imported intotfte Unit
j.ed Siates, in foreign vessds, aid ves
j sels f the United States ough to be
repelled :'so far athe sarn. rpsnr rta
piit ptoduce of manufacture of the na-
j "OnwMcn &ncn loreign ships or
( vesstfts may belongsuch repeal to
! tpke jffeQi in favor of any foreign na
tion, whenever the president shall be
satisfied :,that the-i discriminating or
Uwintervailing duties of such foreign
i nation, so far as they operate to the
uisauvaniage ot the United States,
h,ave beeq abolished. .. : .
V " ' ' No. I.
the exports of the United States, fwm
the st of October 93, to the 30th of
September 09.' '
Great-Britain, . 26,546,9(87
trance, , 2,780,540
Fwtfhe 1st of October 1789, to the &Qth
- of September:, 1800.
Great-Brftain, ' 27,310,289
France, ,V ;, . 5,163,033
Fr.am the 1st of October 18QO, to the 2Dt h
; t of September, 1801. . ; :;"TV
Fhmcet " : i 1 1,261,751
Statement if i mports of "goods subject to
dutitfs ad valorem, from thelst of 01-
tjberW.i), to the 30th of Sept. 1 800.
G. Britaif., ( Amr. vessels) 28,656,758
Ditto, (Foreignvessels) 2,451,096
lpnaequence of the duty above stated
oc- js. iocj. per 100 lbs. that or cot
ton 9-4 lOd. the 100 lbs. The freight
. .f 1 A -A t! . " P . .
m uj ins. oi cotton may dc estnnatea
m t't ivies of peace, at'ahout 8. id ster
ling the difference of 9d. on 8s. 4d.
will give a decided pre ference to Bri
tish over American.ships.
Thus, then it appears, that Great
Britain by her countervailing act, has
secured c.Tectu ally the carrying (for
h 'r wn wjnt'i andher foreign e nnmerce )
? our fish-oil, tobacco, pot and pearl
avtei, rice, indigo, and cotton, and
li i-iving the carriags of thosi bulky ar
tirle?, the minor objects, (except na
val Mores') not bh snHiricntly im
V'ort.uit to form entire caroes, will
;4 ;o Im; carried in Brit'th ships.
The committee t:i!t leavw fllrthp
t ii tate Thatbv the sme sta'titg of i
Grent-Ilriuin, of the 7th of May last,
a d.tty -of half per cent, is Impov d on
rdf gw ls, .wares and merchandize of
Ctv growth or m mufacturc of Grcat
Urilain, on their exportation to any
toi t in Ktmipe, or within the Streight
Gibraltar, and of cue per cent, on
similar goods, when exposed to any
Ucs not!e?:i7 in Kurone. or within
th! Hirvh'.ts of fMbriiliar Uthusub
j.k'i-n ui.' wnreu -jutes to a uty
double thnt which it pntd by the na
livH of Kurop?. This diHcrtmina.
, tixi your committee believe to be in
. carratnction to the ftpifilofthc trca.
tis txisf.ng between the U States
and nreni-nfiuin. , t
Uy Hit utafite of C. Tlrium, pacd
the Ithof July 1 737, a duty of tonnage
wu impiHed nn Amtrican ships e i-
r ing hrr ports of 3s. stct ling per
ton wide h is admittfd'iis fair counter-
'i!f ti' diirimin4ting duty of 41
ri'ntper un on their shipi cntcriij;
France, (Amer. vessels )
Ditto, ( Foreign vessels)
. ' 12,954
Foreign No. of bushells of
Salt, . 323,155
American ditto, 90,902
Amer'rcafi tonnage for 1 7 99,
foreign fqjr .thesame year,..,
nit nftlie United Mat,
mm the prrrling view t,f the
! 'C. It anoufiPl to vniip rriti.n.ilt'rp
i n? AHt?rn.4n vessels will be prefer
ge l. inance, Snd at every thnt the Unil
ip. !; i(t ki if. .i .ti iiiihik i ..i . r
".t in thr r irrnge tr 1I the bulky crease. If so, your eommiitre srt tt a
-i Imported artiiKofthe growth or ; h to perceive what benefit cotdd a.
H'vifirtt.rcorthetViteil Slates, ncjitiie to tie Intercut of the United States
Jti, i,.- I,, niumpuon oi Ionian n irom tjtn i y:etn.
! , r,.rrff f'f ;rcaMJiiuin, will tia. I, The strond mtxlc appears to our
" lurn.ir liin an ao-rcommitiec, more connntent with the
- :.!n-rous ron.jHtition ith the A. 'tnir nterr tt. wrll ith it,. .
r ' ii h c arrying from (Jreat. , M difrVitinn of the U. States. Thcr
.. 'IB Inll.. I'. '.. it... li i.l I . . . .. .. . .
' ,w iuicm mcs ot nm tnerciore submit me following rtw
of nil itto coar and hnlkv lutionst
r '.rp!urc or mantifuturc gf RevCrti, That much of th se-
' . 4-llnu.o. Krinnmcj Tcral a.tt, Unpotin; rfiuici oa the ten
o." i $
m , a- I 5
- ' "a
en r cJ
" , (f.
- J 'l-
z - v
. .- A .
. M . M
- X. ; 5
S . g
O i g!
m i V
. I b
- Z ;
- o 7?
i e f
It.' M I
'a - -
frmjhejccutary e tfj
cra(ig inftrmat'un rfaaing timber
United Stcies, for the purpoi oj
building Jbips ej w.ir, in purjuance
f a rejolution if the biue, cj the
d intfani ; ' " -
Nay y Deiartm e nt, ,j '
si 2ar'uary i Soj' ' . "
In nbedieuce to he refoluu'on of the
honorable' the boufe of reprcfeniaiifes
of (he 3d infl. calling for informatuin
as 10 the tiiuaiion of -the timber df 'ofwe d
in the navy.? ards oT the Unitfd States,
for itie purpole of building fljipi of war,
and wbeiher in order to prtferve the
fame, it Daould not be covered with
flieds. - -' . ;
The following report it refpeftfully
fubrbitted. ' '
Under.; the iajprfJTion that adequate
rpearis ought to be provided for .the ef
fet'tual prefervation of ihe limber of
the United Siatci, depoiiied and io be
.iSepofited in the navy. yrds, amounting
m value to the ftim of. cf 0,006 dol'ats,
I fent.-iQ the feyeral navy agenu a cir
cular letter bearing date, : Feb. ;aj, 1802,
whicb, among oiher t'ubjc6t, coniaintd
" It is prefumed that all the "public
property committed t your . care, ; but
mote efpecially the timber, will be
kept in a (late of due prefervation..
This is an article of fuch inimenfe
confeqeence and may luffer jo tnurh for
want of care, that n paini or expenfe
ought to be fpared to feafon and preferve
it. in the nioft "effectual manner. You
be pleafed to flaie ihe fituaiion of
all the timber in your cuflody."
After I hti recei tt in anl'wer to this
letier, ihe reportj of. ihe navy agenti,
fating the fituaiion of the limber in their
refpcclive navyyard, and after the pafT
ing of the aft cf tongrefs, cntiiled An
act making an appropriation for ike fup:
pon of the navy of the United Stitei, for
the year one irloulasd eight .hundted and
two," (h following circular letter dated
aoth May, 1S02, w font to the navy
agenti, at Portfmou;h, Boflon, New.
Voik, Philadelphia, and Norfolk.
'"Such of ihe timber ai i not entirety
covered with water, mull be immedit.
; put under a (lied and if neceffary, a
' ihed ma be built for ihat purpufe.
I 'r r innnr allnu vnn fn. .k. ....
, - J awl iiic
j- tion of a flied, (hould it be pecelTary to
eiect one, a turn exceeding two hmjland
dollarj. .The (bed however, (lotild be
fo conllrudlcd,- tiut it may be enlarged
" Vbo may draw 0n roe for this fum.
foTttisiob'ieftlbut our Ippropnaiiimi will
not admit cent beyond it."
And in rfolr to ihelu lttm. ik fnl.
1 - - - -. - - . .v.-
lowti'j repori hair been received, vii.
From Por r'swtiyTM,
J4' Oflebe,, 1802.
"The fl.ed ii Hmfhrtt : ir 'n mr
good one and Si rhran at I cimld n.ifTt.
bly procure it done. The plank, wall
p.ecei ando.henbu k Huff are complete,
ly InniferJ, ar.d it will be uonetellary
10 buiid any more fhedt, uulefi all the
limber in the dockt Mil IA br hill inl.
Ihf d, the coQ ot whuh would be very cub.
1.1 Lit. . '
" I bet leave to obterve. ihat all ih
live oak timber, which hai ieen deliver
ed into the nivy.yird here (rxrepting
three iodi received thii month) habeen
covered from the fun and wenher under
btjiljug and (lied ere tied lot the pur.
tofe. No cart of it ha at any time
Wen docked or touched with fca water.
Another (htd if tiow preparing to covet
(he freights lately received and the re
mainirg quantity to he delivered here.
The timber tnd thick floffexpofed ta ihe
fun - ndeithernnne UrorrrrUW
waier, 11 oak and pire."
tjl ej Junttyk Julyf 1 Q j,
ik-e nectfJary direction! fur (;cttt-
ff ,U .imb.f (igrtVly loul letier
of 20 h May, I bav givm to the car
pettier of ihe yard, and ever; exp.-Jniwn
11 maktrg to in tompleii.)o.
Two vt ifelt wti umber have arrived
from Georgia lor the 74 gun flipi ill
which, together with wlui waon hand,
11 petf'tlly fecuterj from any 'rjury, be.
irg well dockel.M
Fiom Tii TCId 1 itn Ta?
22i Junt go2.
Tri tktA would lofl i.Pm dn'lin
and lite iittnii of halin ftdufive .,r
laborer! 160 to jCO dullari, rxilrding;
the approptia'ion 11 lead I, too dollar, '
,1 therefore, with the, be A advice I coulj
ubui g) datetfliintd or - leveling the
iiinbrr in in firefrnl fituiiion. ani
nting it 18(0 the waitr at far ai rofli.'
It viiti fifrit. ltd then covetms tl!
at t i -
wrtoie wnn vidi to be irturta to the
limber, inJ in add.itorv to be kipt duwn
wuli firnie old iton bilUU 1 wq Iff.
tcfhbU Qiip.righ'i, Miffn. fiowtn ind
lution tie el opinion that ii will not
only be 11 well, tui better preferred lan
ty tbtUttf. 1U upeact tot
, tttet! i?dellan(
For lbs nrefervitirtB nf iV. ...ur..
(ga0j cirr.ag Ruff) yellow ke.rt, pisl
Wds,.nd ce4er, I -have taken a
.nine yard. For the live oak J expel
- null lOCO. . ..
! From NoRFoir.
..... cnave no timber ih the yard e
tirely Covered with wir 'X.K-
put of that which lately lay in the do.
we ,re tu
hl been drawn out, and
After making every poflible arrang
mem at the tiavy.yjrd, for the prefc.
vation of the public orotvrf i.
myintemidi To vifit my family in t
cterlon countv. At nrefint if mat tt.
hapj only be neceffary (0 fay that thfrj
are in fach a train as to admit of jny b
fLnCr fr tl!me "'tl'oughi, withoL
;hc fmallefl incoftvenience of deUimct
10 me pvwic tervtce."
The timber at the navy .yard at Wafli
u- Pr.in?'Pally docked and 'fu
. prcient 11 is thought, u in a flare
leturny and piefervaiinn.
Krom ihe arrangements that have thul
hffn miiliiVi. ' f 1 " ,r. 1
r n. j r T vruv, me necellm
of tteds for the prefervation of tbe tint
' . ne unuea ita.es, i, apparent
verfal experience : i Amng praftical men
u . "ii'ciciicc or opititoti as iJ
uI0 ums woen Uieds ought to be ufed
Some are of oninirtrt fhi. .u. : .1
ought. tj remain immerfed in ivater. fJ
- per.oo ot (me, before it be pu
under (beds. vOjiers ihi.,t ,h, ;tJ.
not to be prrvmufly depofued in Water,
out that it (Urt.iM .k. C.n :n ' . ,'
Fucea under cover. All, however, ,J
gree ihat w.thoui fteds or roof?, timber
i'erved raPlc,c,' ""frned anil pre
I have the honor to be, '
With great refpeft, '
- . Sir, : ':. -.,
. v Your mofl obedient fcrvao
, , R. SMIl'il.
Tbt bin. the fptaker
0 the hovft of. re- ' , '
prrftntdtwet of the ' "?
. United States.
House or Representatives.
VVcdnefday, Jan. 13,
Mr. Moore rrade a rennet nn ih n.
. , , , I -11 niyn7
liiion of lundry inhabitants reGding o
French Broad Creek, declaring that ihe
prayer 01 tnr petition could not he grant
ed. Aereed to.
Mr. Greene moved a refblution for the
appointment of a committee ; in ,.;,.
inio the expediency of repealing Co much
,,,c oraioance ot itie iiih July. i7g;(
for tbe ffovernment f .k. ,.,r,t., .Li
well of the Obi, and of the aA of con-
greis ot the 71b of April, 1798, asjr0.
videf for the rdilllfkm,.-! r.t .
pilltce and the appointment of judifes of
us nvitmnnni onne wnitca piatcs in
the MilfiGbDi territory '
Carried, and referred to the corpmlttee
v me wnme to-morrow.
A meffage was received from trje.Se
kate, returning the bill makmo
priaiions lor. tbe miliary enablifhnjent
uimng me ear I803, with two amend
men is. mak
the one of iooo dollar., for mapt, Ac
l letftrs to and fiom certain oflicen ta
tne war depannicnt.
Referred to a commine of the whole
rtoranam atout, praying relief.
1 On the referrente of ihi
converfaiion took place, on the propie.
. juuue vi mining provilion lvf
pctfons wuucdrd duiinr the revnlminn.
ary war, noiwiihflandinglhe tnterferene
of the Oaiute of limitations this provi.
fion was warmly urged by Mr. Elmer,
and fupponed by Mellri. Helms aai
It wai finally Jgreed, that the petitioa
Aioulal b .lefarre-io-ihe-comrflirree "of
When Mr, Helmi nt-ved a refola.
fr ibe appointment of a eommtttet
Jo enqaire into the expediency of allow,
ing penfions 10 perfont laborirg binder
txinin diUbiliiiel from wruud rem.
,ed in the fervict of the United Siaifi,
t ad not heretofore prortded Ut I to re.
Port by b.Uarotoerwife.
! .Carrfcd.'ind refe.ted toa feltO com.
. wtte f five, ;
j Mr. Varnum prefente i 10 h$ boufe
a map of Malfacbafetts, in two psni,
I which he hid been levelled to prefe nt
; Jy the fectttary of (l.ie of Maffachu.
'f'i i'trabiy.to a.rttoiuuo f iba
lfg(lsiuff of that line. .
Mr, Varnum farther (litrd ihat an a.
dittonal eocv bad been Bfefroii l. ,K.
tf ol tbs hbtary of tongrtfi. an! ano-
O motioitof Mr, Dana, the fpnlir
wn tequtfltd 10 acknowledge tk rtctf
of tbt map.
list fbe.ker cbfervti tba. alt& b-
therwifa in(lrc1ed. ha QmJl d.r,Aik
map to be fei up In a (unfpuiswai pan of
tnc tnamoer 01 trie rtoulf
The hHifa rtfulved itfelf
mittee of tht hlet on tht rrpott of the
("""'" ci aya a 14 ncaai, on IM
pennon Hygh Alexander,
Mr.'Vlragro in ihjcluir.
The report fatoublfU ika (!s'
f ib petiiicntf.