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One qau-e. At. iUji jj.j
On ,qtju, .It day. 1,7,
Kvtj other d drartlanenu, SO pr et.
Once . week (drortltamant charged a nrw
for Moh luertlon.
8I1 line or lot conatllat qure.
AdvertUemenl hould b hinded la by II
MK DAIXTKATIOXJU., RBFUBUOAH
1 buiili.hod tj .rtwnoon(8uniav excepted)
W. J. McaTAoa A Co., and U n.rnlsheo'
to our anbecrlber (by carrion) it to cent tr
Mall tabtcrlbwt, $5.00 per tniam 13.50
Tor tlx month, .nd 11.15 far three month, In;
mrl.blv In advance.
'Jingle copies, 3 cent.
WASHINGTON. D. C, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 8, 1864.
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pHOrOSAIiB FOR FORAQS.
Caitr QvAmiXBHArrc! Orrici,
Wahihto9 Dsror, December 8, IMS, (
Valed proposals are Invited by th undenlrmil
for s.iiplylng tbe Ualtd states Quartermaster's
tei.rt.iicnt, aft Washington, D. C , Baltimore, Md
Alexandria, unci Fort ZJoaroe, V., or ilhcr or
lb e ic. with 117, Cora. Oats, and Straw.
Bids will lie received (or the delivery of V
bushels ot corn or oats And 60 tens ot bay or straw,
nidiWa must state At which of the abovc-namud
pointi thf proline to make deliveries, and th
ia-s at wMah they will make deliveries thereat,
ttieisUactttyof ca.h article proposed to bedeltv
ml, theiimti when said deliveries shall be am
menned, Aod when to be completed.
The price roust he written out to words on th
corn to be put op la good atonl sacks, of about
two bushels each. Oats In Ilka sacks, of About
Ihrto rm.hali each. The sacks to be furnished
without extra eharge ta the Government. Tb
hij and itraw to be securely baled.
lb particular kin, or description of oats, corn,
bay, or straw, proposed to be delivered muat be
stated I n the proposals.
All the articles ottered tinder the bid herein In
vited, will be subject lo a rigid lnapeetlon by tbe
Goveromsitt Iaiector before being accepted.
Contract will be awarded from time to time to
the lowest responsible bidder, aa the. Interest ol
the Government may require, and payment will bo
made when the whole amount oontraoted tot shall
bare been delivered and accepted. ""
The bidder will be required to accompAny hie
proposal with a guaranty, aimed by two resooil
tlepersooB,tr.ailnasahlsbld la accepted he or
they will,, within tea days thereafter, execute the
contract for the turn, with good and sufficient
sureties In a auto equal to tbe amount of the con
trad, to deliver the forage propoaed In conformity
with the terms of this advertisementi and ln'ease
U a Aid bidder shall fall to enter Into the eontr Act,
they to make good tbe dlttorenee between the orter
of aald bidder and the next lowcat responsible bid
der, or the persona to whom tbe eonfraot may be
The responsibility of tbe guaraniora muat be
shown by the official certificate of a United States
District Attorney, Collector of Cuatoma, or any
other officer under the United states Government,
or rcr ponetbln person known to this office.
All bidders will he duly notified of the Acceptance
nr rtrotliin nf their nmnnikli.
The full namo end F. u. addrese of each tlddcr
must be leolMy written In the proposal.
Proposals mutt be addressed to Brigadier Genersi
D. 11. Rucker, Uiiei veyoi ituarrermasTer, waac
Ington, D. C, and should bo plainly marked ' Pro
posals for Forage."
Bond a, in n sum equal to tbe amount of tbe eon
tract, signed by the contractor and both of his
Sum mi tort, will be required of the successful bid
err bidders upou signing tbe contract
Blank lorml of bids, guarantee, and boom, may
to obtained upon application at this office.
FORM OF PflOPOSAl '
(Toun, County, and state) ...
1. the subscriber, do hereby propose to furnish
inldtllicrto tbe United States, at the Quarter-
on iter's ueparimsnt ai
, agreeably to
tLc terms of our kdvertlseuent. lnvltlne: Dtoix
saia lot forage, dated Waablngton Depot, bo-
niaitf r 8, lu, tbe following artlclea, nzi
bushels of Cora, In sacks, at per buahel
of m pounds.
. buiSels of Oats, In aaeka, at per buahel
tiits of baled Hay, at per ton of 3,ooo
tors of baled ttraw, at per ton of 2,000
ivii oi-v tn tommnta on or before the
nay ol - - , 166 , and to be completed on or be-
to enter Into a written contract with the United
states, with good and approved securities, within
iLe apace of ten days after being notified that my
I M haa been accepted.
YourobedleataerraQt, " "
Brigadier General D. 11. llCtnEK,
Chief Depot Uiiarterm aster,
Washington, D. C.
VS a, tun uoderalgned, residents of , In
tue count of- ,eno State of ,
Lt-tebv. lolutu nod aeverallr. covenant with tbe
United States, and guarantee in case the foregoing.
1 1, ,,t t aeocpted, that he or tbey will
Wltain teuoays aiut ine acocpiancooi ute skiu
i ..!. cieeLtf the contract for the same with aoo't
and lufflcleot sureties, in a snia equal to the
arrountof tbe contr vt, to furnish tbe forage pro
poied iij conlormlty to tbe terms of advertisement
dated December 8, 1863, under which tbe bid was
mad, atd, In caso the aald - ahall fall to
nter into a contrAct aa atoreialJ, we guarantee to
siakr eood tbe dllterenco between tbe otter by the
ttld r- . od the next loweat reapooalble bidder,
cr t'ie person to whom tbe contract may be
vltnesa, Given undar otii bands and aeals
firm day oi , itw ,
I rrtihr crrtlfv that, to the best of mv kuowl
it c and belief, tbe above-named guarantors are
good arid sufficient as auretles for the amount for
wmcu iutit unci tu u iduuii
1o be certified by tbe United States District At
torney, Collector of Customs, or Any other officer
nnder the United states Government, or responsi
ble person known to this office.
D. H. RUCKER,
des-tf Drlg. Gen. and Uuartermaiter.
-ROPOBAL8 FOR FUEL
QCAATrBMASTIA'a OFFICE, U. S. M. C, I
Washinqtor, May 18, 1864. J
fealrd propoials will be received at this office,
unlll VVt- DNKSDAY, the SUd day of June, 1861, at
9 o'clock, p. m . for supplying wood and coal to the
Doited Mates Marines At Washington city, D. C,
frm thelatof July, 1804, to the loth of June, 18U
The wood to be good merchentAble oak, and to
be delivered, piled, measured and Impeded at such
points within tbe walls of the Marine Derricks as
may be designated by tbe Commanding Marine
OflUer. free of expense to tbe United States.
The Loal to be beat White Ash, Anthracite Egg
Coal, free from dust, and to welsh 3,340 pounds to
the too, to be weighed, Inspected and delivered at
luch points within the walls of tbe Marine Dr
rscka as maybe deslgneted by the Commanding
Msnne Officer, freeofexpeme to tbe United stateii
and both wood and coal to be furnished at such
tlmeaand In such quantities aa the said Command
tng Marine Officer may require.
J'a inents will be made upon the quarterly requi
sitions of the commanding officer, stating the
quantities required for tbe use of bia command
agreeably to regulations.
A guai antee to be signed by two reaponalbleper-
..,. uhn.a raannnalhTlllv mult ha certified bv the
United Statea District Judge, United Mates D.e-
trict Attorney, or uiiiicu ie tvimiui, uuit
socoropany each propeial, otherwise it will not be
1o be endorsed "Proposals for Fuel," and ad
dresied to the undersigned. -"
W. B. BLAlrA,
mylMawiw Major and 0.uarteriLaater.
WAR UirABTWWT, I
WintiitoTUN. June 1. 1&J4. I
Sealed Proposals will be received a this office
until FRIDAY, the nth of June, at o'clock p. m ,
for tbe delivery, at the New York agency. No. 4o
Worih atreet, Mw Vork, of lOO.ooo CUIlft
COMBS. . , ...
Ihese Curry Combs are to bo made In strict eon
formlt' with the aamplei, which oan beaeen at
this office, or at the New York agency, exeeptthet
the handlea are to be of birch, beeca, or bar I
mapte. They are to be ewljsot to lnapeetlon at
the factory where made before being received by
the Government. None are to be received or paid
for but auch aa are approved on Inepcotion.
Deliveries muit be made at tbe rate of not less
Ihane.Qoo per week or l,ono per day, commencing
on the i6thdayof July, 1864, lhey are to be deliv
ered in boxes of 300 kach. .,,.,.,
t allure to dell er at a specified time w-ll subject
the contractor to a forfeiture of tbe quantity due
at that time. No bide will be consider d from par
ties other than regular manufa turersof tbe art!
o e, and such as are known to this Department to
be fully competent to execute In their own shops
the work proposed.
Bidders win enclose with their blda the written
acknowledgment of their sureties, over their own
11 haVh party obtaining a contract will be required
to enter Into bonus, with approved auretlee.for
will b. notintd, od lutoUhed vrllb. (ormi of oon.
'Vh.'DcpHtm.nt rc.erve.th. rliht to r.j.ot ny
.1 u bid. II not deemed Mtl.fMlory.
Prooo.n. will b. ddre..ed to ' Brldler Gene
t.l Georn. I). Ilmiy, Chief of Otdj.nce, W.h.
lniton, D. C ," nd Kill bo endot.ed PropoiM.
,, currycomb.." OE0ROE D. BAMIAT,
Brigadier General, thief of Ordnance.
rpHIB IS TO GIVE NOTICE, THAT
I the .UDieriDer onto oui.iuvu ,ruiu .w v.-
hlct of Columbi.. letter, of .dmiol.fr.tlon on the
rit.oo.le. tote of wmutl Be.v., Ut.of Wuhlo
loitoo county .loiei.ld, dece..ed. All Po.
:n " .... .'.i.... th.a.ld d.M.a.d .re hereby
Vd to "ittb t he ..., with th. Toucher,
hereof, to tS i woi.rtb.r.oor befor. the .ta djy
ANTHRACITE COAL FOR THE
Borav or EftuiracBT AHD Rccvitino,
May 24, 1864. J
Valed Proposals for rurnlshing Anthracite Coal
'or the Navy, to tc delivered during the fiscal year
ending 0th June, 18G3 will be received at Ibis
Bureau until lo a m , 18th Jure. I&ei.
These proposals muat bo endorse I " Proposals
for Anthracite Coal lor Steamer," that they nay
bo distinguished from other business letters.
Tbe ofler must be for the delivery of too.ooo tons,
of 3,240 pounda.
Theeofclmustbaef tbe beat Buck Mountain or
Black Hatb, or of a kind equal to them In all re
spects, for tbe purpcaa Intended, which equality
will be determined by a Board appointed by the
Secretary of tbe Wavy after the reception of the
The name of tbe coal propoaed to be furnished
mutt be stated La the offer.
it Is to be delivered In lumys of suitable size for
naval ileamare-e-aao. of uniform quality, select
ed free from impurities, unmixed of which the
contractor will te required to furnish such evi
dence aa will be satisfactory, and be subject to
auch In i peat ton aa to quality aod quantity aa the
Depaitment may direct tbeeoal must In all re
spects be aatlafactorr to tWlnapeetor or loipeot
ora, to bo Appointed by tbe BureAU, who will have
tbe right of peremptory, rejection.
Theeoal f s to be dell tared en beard vessels, at
such place In the port of Philadelphia aa may tie
designated by the Bureau, and la such quantities
and at such times aa, In the opinion of the Bureau,
the extgeneleeof the service may require) com
mencing when tbe vessel la reported ready to re
ceive car jot furnishing, If demanded, not less than
1,000 tons per day, to be distributed to each vessel,
as may be directed, uctlt the loading ta completed.
Proposals will likewise be received for the de
livery of 80,000 tons of the same quality of eoal, to
be delivered In the port of New rork,on board
vessels, aa at Philadelphia.
In the cae of failure to deliver tbe eoal tn pro
per quantity, of the ptoper quality, and at tbe pro
per time and place, ttie Bureau will reserve In the
contract the rUht to purchase forthwith, at the
contractor's risk and expense, that which may
seem necessary to supply the deQctency.
AoTilcmtitrucor other eharsea to which the
Navy Department may be eutjeeted from delay In
the prompt delivery of the eoal by the contractors,
will be deducted fro si their bills.
Thanrie tnuitbs forthe cos.1 delivered onboard
vessels, on mi terms uu ciuuuium uou iwu.
at the contr actor's risk and expanse, and without
exira enargo oi any k.du
The offer, aa reuulred by law. must be aeoonr
panted by a written tuaraaty. algoed by one or
more responsible persons, totnatfiVct that tbey
undertake that the bid Jer or blddera will, If his or
their bt be accepted, enur (ntooMlgatlon,at auch
time aa may be prescribed by the Bureau, with
god and sufficient aurotlcs , to furnish the supplies
Nft nrnnnsltlon will be considered unless ACCOBV
ranled by auch guarantor,! ant th Department
rrscrves ins riRti w rrjvt an ma uut hi
r.l tn h tn the latrrest of the service to do SO.
Two or more sureties etch In Aaumequil to the
Amount specified tole paid, will be required to
sign the contract, and their rcspoosltlllty will be
certified by a United States District Julge, United
itatcs District Attornsy.Collectorr Navy Agent.
As additional and collateral security, twenty per
cent, will bwlthbeld from the amount of all pay
ments, which reservation la not to be raid except
by authority of the Secretary of the Navy, until
the eonrrpct snau nato ueen idiii reipvcu own
piled wlth and the remaining eighty per cent., or
other amount that may be due upon each till, will,
when a proper certificate Is furnished by the la
epector, ami tbe Mil approved bylhe Bureau, be
paid by such nay agents as the contractor may
name, within ten daa after tho warrant lor the
seme shall have been pvsedbythe Secretary of
the Treasury. .
It will be stipulated tn tbe contract that If de
fault be made in the delivery of the eoal in tbe
quantity, of the qualtt), and at the place and time
tltreoted by tbe Bureau then, And tu that ease
the contractor and his sureties will forfeit and
pay to the United states, aa liquidated damazea,
a sum of money not exceeding twice the coutraet
price, which may be recovered from time to time,
according to the act or acta or Congress lnthxt
ease provided. ..... . . ,
Bidders whose proposals shall r& accepted, and
none other, win be ootiUed, and, aa early aa prac
ticable, a eoo(rct will be transmitted to them,
which they will be required to execute within teu
daa after its roorlpt af tbe pust cilice or navy
agency named by them. , . . .
rheformnf offer, guarantee and certificate is
herewith given t
FORM OF OFFER.
I, (or we,) or , stste of , hereby agree
to furulsk and deliver thousand tone or
anthracite coal for steamers' uae, at , at the
rate ol per on, of 3,340 pounds, amounting
to .i dollars, the whole lu conformity with the
protlsloos and terms or the Advertisement of the
20th day of May, 1804, from the Navy Department,
And hereunto appended. ....
Should my (or our) offer be accepted, I (or we)
request to be informed at -, and that the con
tract may be ferwarded to - for signatures
snd certificate . , M
(Place.) (Signed) A. B.
rnnM OP GUARANTY.
We. the undcrsirned. residents or , In the
State of , and of . in the state of ,
hereby, Jointly and severally, covenant with the
UnilCu siaics, anu sunrnu.ee tu .o uo iunijumS
bid or -be accepted. will, ft Uhln
n A thn rnlnt (if the contract at
, execute the same, with good and sufficient
auretles, tot tbe delivery of the anthracite coal
proposed, in compliance with the terma of tho
Advertisement or the 16h May, 1861, hereto ap-t.nii(i-
anrt nnilffr which it WAS nuvdei and. In case
the aald - ahall fall to enter Into the
contract aforesaid, we guarantee to make good
tne-UlUcrence oeiween me ourr ui uia nm
H nd that which may be nccepttd.
Wltn-is (llgnod) C D.
(Place) K F.
thereby certify' that, to tbe. best of myknowl
edge and belle f.the above-named guarantors,
and , are gool and sufficient.
(Signed) G. H.
To be signed by the Uolte Statea District Judge,
United Scales District Attorney, Collector, or
Navy Ajent. mi34-w4w
WAR DEPABTSItMT, (
Wasiiihotob. May 35, 180. t
SCALKD PROPOSALS will be received at thla
office until TUESDAY, the 14th day of June. ISM,
for 6-inch Columblad Shot aud 8-lnoh Mortar
-hell, U be dsllve cd In the following quantities,
at the undernam.d arsenals, izt
8-INCH COLUMUIAD SHOT.
At the Watcrtown Arsenal, Massachusetts, 4.OJ0.
At tbe Watervliet Ataenal, New York, 4,WM).
At the New York Arsenal, Governors isltod,
New York, 0,000.
A the AlUnhany Arsenal, Pittsburg, 4,ooo,
At the St. Loula Arsenals, Missouri, 3,uoo.
a.Tril MllIlTn SHkLL.
At the New York Araenal, Governor's Island,
New Yurk, 30,000.
At the Watervliet Araenal, New York, fl.ooo.
these protective are to be made of the klud of
metal, and Inspected after the rules lld down In
Iron for columliid shot to be not less thanSfl.ooo
lie. per squre Inch, and for mortar sheila nut
It.. ler aquare iacn,aou iur euiwr .uc,i. uu,
lei. th.D 14,000 lb.. Jier .ou.re Inch. Urawlom
oo be .een t oy of the Uulled sulci i Ar.en.u.
The projectile. re to I luijHsctcd t the foundry
heo ml, nd re to be delivered t th. Arien.l.
frc. of charge for ttu.uorUUon r handltny
Dellvcrlei mu.t bo mad. at tho rate of not lei.
than one-tenth (Moth) of the whole amouut eon
traded for per week the tint delivery to be made
on tho 3oth day of Juup, 184.
failure to make ilellverlc. at a apecllled time
will .ubject the contractor to a forfeiture of the
number, may f.ll to deliver at that time.
Separate proposal, mu.t bo made for the .hot
"uiddtr. will itale eiplleltly the Arienal, or Ar.
enala, where they pronoio to dollver, aJd the
number of projectile, they propoco to deliver at
each place, If for more than one.
No bldi will be eon.ldered from partle. other than
regular founder., or proprietor, of work, who ro
known to thl. Department to be capable .f eio
"tlnir the work proi.od for. should auy parly
obtaining a contract offer .hot or .hell other than
thi.. Sait in hi. own foundry, they will be reject,
ed, and the contract rendered null and void.
bidder, will enclo.o with their bid. tho written
acknowledgment, of their .uretle., ovor their
own .lgoaturea. . . .,, . v,,
c.k .. nM.,rln. . Anntra.t will be obll.od
to enter Into bond., with approved .uretle., for
It. faithful oxceutloo. , , .,.,...
Upon the award being made, .uccciiful bidder.
will oe noimcu. auu iuiujbusi w "-- --
traot, and bonds. , L
The Department reserves tbe right to reject any
of all bida If not deemed satisfactory.
rropoaala will be addressed to " Brigadier Gen
eral George D. Ramsay, Chief of Ordnanco, Wash
ington, D. C." and endorsed " Proposals for 8-lnoh
Columblad Shot," and " 1'ropoaals for 8-ineh Mor
tar shell " OKO. D. ItAMBAY,
my36-17t Trig Gen,Cuier ofOidnanee
ATTORNKY AN) COCJV .tfLLOU AT LAW,
as removed Mi oircvi the f jrtl east c jrner if
I and ilttw-jth .. Jt, oppv-.lt u It J awt
entrance oi Uie rroury Building,
vvai.litnnoo Clwt n C.
AtttrvU ssjlt "
t"a t i o n e n y .
Natt DcranTattirT. June 2. 1864.
generate aealed croDosais will be received at the
office of the Seeretaryof the Navy until a o'clock
j. m. oi inunAii iu vuin luaiaai, lurinraisn
nor all the stationery that mav be irnulred bv th
Navy Department and tbe several Bureaus, from
the latter date to July l, ISU.
All the Articles furnished must be of the best
quality, delivered without delay when ordered,
anu io taa .uiiftaiioii 01 ma uu vi iao gutas lor
which tbey ere required.
If It he required, each bidder for stationery muat
furnish with his nronosal aaamnlaot eaah artt
ele bid for.
No bid will be considered which dees net ruilv
eonform to tbe Advertisement, and In whlrh each
and every article Is not bid for, and la which more
than one price Is named for any one artlel.
Bonds In auOleient amount, with two or mora
approved sureties, for the faithful execution of the
contract, will be required of the peraoa or persons
contracting. The authorized names or the sure
ties that will be given, aa also satisfactory testi
monials to fulfil the eontracl, must accompany the
bldt otherwise tt will not be considered.
The Department reserves to itself therirht or
ordering a greater or less quantity of each and
every article contracted for, ai the public aetvlce
Should any article be require J not enumerated
tn the contract, it la to be furnished at tbe lowest
market price, according to Its quality.
The law of SI March. 1863, provides that "no bids
having nominal or fictitious prices shall be con
The suNoired schedule snecines. as near 17 aa
ean new be done, tbe amount, quality, and descrip
tion of each of the articles likely to be required.
foreame regulation paper, per simple, per
Orcama regulation paper, per sample, en
graved heading, per ream.
40 teama heavy, white laid, despatch cap, atop
ruled, per ream,
40 reama heavy, white laid, dispatch cap, atop
ruled, engraved heading, per ream.
30 reama foolscap, white or blue, ruled, per
SO reama foolscap, white or blue, ruled, en
craved headlns?. oer ream.
TS reams extra super doe, blue or white, laid or
wove, letter paper, per ream.
71 reams extra super floe, blue or white, laid or
wove, letter paper, engraved beading,
do reams brat note paper, thick, per ream.
30 reama beat note paper, thick, engraved bead
log, per ream.
18 reams best note paper, medium, per ream.
IS reama best note paper, medium, engrared
heading, per ream.
80 reams copying r tissue paper, 31 if by 38
(ncnri, iter maui.
10 reams Maclllapsper, 83by 19 inches, flai, per
SO reama beat buff or while envelope paper,
ruym, usi, ycr roam.
ISO yarda tracing cloth, per square yard,
fl r"lla tracing paper, per roll.
CO aheeta oil paper, per sheet,
a reama blotting paper, nyal perteam.
60 qulrea pateat blotilnf boards, per quire.
ISO sheets elephant drawing paper, per sheet.
75 aheeta double elephuit drawing paper, per
SO aheeta antlauarlan drawl or. paper, per sheet.
0,000 best buff or white envelopes, Government
rauero, ouiciai sue, prtwra lump, per
10,0 best huff or white envelopes. Government
pwwrro, uiuoiai i, rnyrarro stamp, per
0,000 best buff or white envelopes, Government
pattern, unstsmo. per 1.000.
10,000 beat buff or white envelopes, letter site,
prtmtj lamp, per i,wv.
10,000 bea buff or white envelopes, tetter else, ea
nravta iihuui tier i wu.
8,000 best white r ffltlal envelopes, tngravti stamp,
10W bv 6V Inches, iter 1.000.
10,000 beat wnlte otnolal envelopes, engravtd stamp,
v oy o inoncs. per i,wu.
1 0,000 beat whlta offloial envelones, engravtd a tamp,
bv S Inches, per 1.000.
fl.OOO best white official envelopes, engraved stamp,
0 bv AM lnchra. per 1.000.
0,000 best cream-laid envelopes, letter alze, perl
(.000 best eream-lald envelopes, note aze, ptr
l.ooo best envrlopcs, card alze, per 1 009.
1,000 patent rlo'h-Uaa 1 envelopes, S' by 4 Inches,
1,000 patent clothi-llned envelopes, 6 by 4 Incbea,
per 1 000.
1,900 patent o'oTh-llncd cavelopts,8 ' byl Inches,
W gross steel pens, on earls or In boxes, (the
Department to have the liberty of select
Ing from all the different kinds manu
factured,) per gross.
JO dozen pen holders, of the vari ius kinJa man
ufactured, per dozen.
13 dozen pen holders, gutta perch a, per dozen.
31 gold pane, large alze, with sliver extenalon
holders, beat manufacture, per pen,
iOquarta Maynard h Noyes'a Ink, In bottles,
40 quarts best London copying Ink, per quart
atounoe bottles Guyott i Co., superflno car
mine, per bottle.
1,000 quills, No. 80, opaque or clarified, per 1,000
300 swan quills, per 1,000.
75 dozen red tape, assorted numbers, per d z.
13 dozen silk tasieor brail per doz.
S dozen drawing thumb tacka, pur do.
dozen penknivea, Iiodgers's beat, buck or
1 earl handles, 4 blades, per doz.
4 dozen erasera, large alze, ivory handles, la
1 dozen pairs vt shcais, best quality, 8 Inch
blade, per doz.
1 dozen pairs or shears best quality, 6 inch
hi jut, tier ilfii.
1 dozen pairs of scissors, best quality, ner doz.
6 dozen glass li.katands, metal 11 o spring cov
ers, ptr doz,
a dozen nine loch Ivory folders, per dnz,
88 dozen black lead pencils, Faber a beat, aa
sorted Nos , per doz.
10 dozen best drawing lead pencils, per doz.
10 dozen Fatter' s artists' pencils, per doz.
13 dozen best Kaber's red an 1 blue pencils, per
3 dozen asblo brushes, sorted per doz.
a dzcn camel hair brushes, assorted, per doz,
3 dozen letter clips, per doz.
a dozen sticks beat India Ink, per doz.
so duzen rubber bands, assorted sizes, per doz
30 pounda extra superfine acarlet aeallng wax
per i u.
10 pounda best quality wafera, per pound.
10 pounds gum arable, pulverized, per pound.
I is z.'a prepared muoilago aud brush, large.
dozen prepared mucilage aod brush, small,
50 ounces otUca sponge, per ounce,
Odozeu k1" or chluaeponge cups, per dozen,
10 pounds beat hemp twine, per pound. '
10 pounds best Uneu twine, per pound.
0 quarts black sand, per quart.
6 dozen beat prepared or virgin India rubber,
13 four-quire blank books, Indexed, per quire,
13 three-quire blank books, Indexed, perqulre.
euozeu cap copy lag ututi, iuucauu, rrjuir,
8 dozen letter ooyylng booka, Indexed, per
quire. i iiww
" A MEHIOAN SPOOL COTTON.'
PORTSMOUTH STEAM FACTORY.
DEST SIX COIID SOFT FINISHED,
AMOnT'5 ENAMELLED TIIREAD.
EVEIW SPOOL WnRANTED SOU YARDS,
IQnAL IN ALL RttSpECn TO IMPORTED.
1UILLEB AMORT, JR , k CO,
M Chursh alley,
NAIIOII&Ii DANK OP WABHINQTON,
I.yT)i Tiwn, orsanlxed under the National
UaiuUujf Lr.w of the last Congress, Is opened this
day tor tho transaction of huslnoaa, at tho corner
of nnnthandrstro4titopposlWTieuury e-
piitmsflt. O. D. wukv, msiaani,
"Wm. i. XvimiffT09i CaiUsr. IWM
Ditabtmeht or the Iktmiob, June I, 1344.
Proposals for furnishing auch atatlonery aa may
be required by thla Department, and the bureaua
and nfQaea thereof, durlna: the Bscal rear cadlnr
June to 184, will be rceelved until IS o'clock, M ,
of TUKSD Y, tbe Stb day i f July, lflita. Th'tee un-
acoompanieu Dy saiisrae Tory lesnmoaiais of ability
to fulfil a contract will not be considered, and cm
tracta will only be awatded to manufacturers of,
or dealers In, the aeveral classes nf articles.
All articlra furnished muat be of the best quality
ol their kind, and not Inferior to the samples ex
hlbl'ed at thta Department.
Each proposal muat be algned by the Individual
or firm making It, and muat specify but one price
for each article of the class bid for.
All articles required under a contract must be
delivered, on tbe order of the proper bureau or
oiace, without delay, and, If requested, must cor
respond with the samples, A failure or refuel of
the contractor to furnish Pteoer art ales will ba
deemed Just cause for abrogating the contraot.
Articles notnamcaiu meecneuuie, it required
are to be furnished At tbe lowest market price,
and the right Is reserved of ordering a greater or
Ifss quantity of each article contracted tor, as the
ouhllt. service mav reonlra.
B )nd. with approved security, must be given by
the Individual or firm nbtalalng a contract. Should
a eootraotor refuse or nnlect to furnish, when re
quired, airy article or artlclea mentioned in the
contract, tbe aame may be purchased In open mar
ket, andlf agrsater price haa been paid therefor
than la apeclned in I be contrast, the dltferenee may
do cnargeu io mo coaueaior u nw twxt quarterly
The eurjMoed aehedule apeelflea, as nearly as
can now te done, the amount, qualitv, and de
scription of the articles likely to be req tred.
Tbe bids will be eanvaasei separately for each of
the classes specified belaw, and contracts for one
or more of the clasaea awarded aa may be deexed
most advantageous to the Department.
Proposals must be addressed to the Secretary ot
the Interior, and endorsed rropoials for station
ery. Class No. 1 roper.
ISO reams cap, best quality, white or blue,
ruled wide, medlnm, or close, anu
trimmed, to weigh not less than 14
lbs , per ream, per ream.
60 reama legal cap, white or blue, trim
med and ruled, per ream.
itfv renins i(ubiij"'v, none wr muv.
ruled vailnus Mldths, to weigh not
less than 10 lbs. per ream, per ream.
75 reama white commercial or other note
Rned'MS Jf or'nViin" '! ream"''' '
"a".". imp, white w'bYur, uareleJ,
39 reams envelope, ellow or buff, royal,
100 reama largo brown envelope, 24 x S3
Inches, per ream.
130 dozen aheeta patent blotting, 19 x 24
Inches, der dozen aheets.
10 reama brown envelope paper, as x 40
mooes, per ream,
15 ?.'"' "" '' " "', !
00 sheets drawing paper, toyal or me
dium, per aheet.
100 aheeta tracing paper, French, large
size, per sneer.
Cla.. No. t Envtfop$t
100vnUirrlnIr emtle nr ran) iraauuieni UOTICCS WD1CU BUll COM UU0 10 DO --"-- -- --. -v., - "" auU
w7o" l?. "JoVt 'rSlkTnof.;; than ' practiced, greatly to tho detriment of our rev "STKr K,0i'
W) Pir ., per Jmen. enuo. wares, or merchandise, suhject to ad valorem
1,000 B,u.lln.llJ, printed to or J, r, n t. Jren whl(.h mi',,,,,,,,.,, at tno wise, or whether acquired by tho ordinary pro
W iWSh;,.. of It. P..S.50. ccs. of barga n and ...e or otst; . .b.11
duit, nesvv, ox 10 ! 10
Inones. DrlatrJ to orr. ner ol
17. 23.000 adhesive envelope, white, beavr,
to 11x5 to s lactiei, prlated to order
a hk n n .Tt ....tu. ....Un.. ..Vii. n. ...lln,e
' ........ ..ifi..k.. ...ri.. i
order, H. of this nrovlslon are two-fold : tbe Invoice annexed contains atrueand faithful
IS. so,MaabeilveiDvelopei,uotetper M. ' wirBtrin vcrv fow forelirn conntrlpa nrn nnr count. If subject toad valo cm dny and ob
Intermediate zes orderol. not to baehanrd Ir"' n -rj iuw lureiLn couninea aro our ,., . - mtmmm. f ., . , f .,
htgber t&aa bid for site neat larger.
Class No. 2. Pent and PencVt.
35 gross Parr) s or Otilott's barrel pens,
. .Yirw.r Li:-J
J liW" UUII Kill V. IilT "i
ca.m, beit quality, per doieo.
' ' "hiSdlM . oi.'htv'oer doi ""lh
.. ai.! "lT, o? Jutt'iperchVV.er.
prlat.dpeoell.,l.rr. or .mall, with
.. .?".d'i"?: , ,
O IB BHCi riifii i'vijiimioi, aiiiiutiii,
s. so tloteu Kb bet's red aod blue pencils , per
C"," N- lW!WWSt!X. or
stand., per d.,i.n. ,
a. i50doienl.ini(l.Norlak, or any
ntli.r Atn.nan nitttno- Ink or flt.lil '
t ft,in.n Ar,
.!., Arnold ..
u.rt., per dnz
no Ink. ounce,
0, 23 uozen copying tan, qiiuii
.. . nozr. D.ii niucia., iui
7. 60 dnzen David's carmine
Ho 1, per dozen
2 M .eilwai.r.. ce.t quality, red, No.
. lor offlee ). ner M,
t B pnuods best red wsfen, common ilie,
10. CO pounds best extra tuper icatlet seal
Ion wax, per pti'tod.
Class No. 4 CutUryand Mwctllantcut Articltt
1, 13 uozen nogci'S nones, lour oisuci1!
tm li nr ruitirl hm. ill. tir tin I en.
23 down RfKr's ivory handle eraiers, j
1U "5r" """' or "Ci",,"' "lr,,,
100 d irn silk taste, In htnVs, per Joitn.
SOU dozen red tape, Miortnl, per duieu
tVX) duxea German tie, No 33, rel, per
ISdnzsa paper wcihti, anortcd, per
SO pounds prepared India rubber, per
10 pounds pouuee, prr pound.
St pounds linen twine, per pound.
SO pound i best oott twine, per pound
9 dozen mahogao) rulers, round or flat,
30 tnet.es loos;, i- t doten,
15 dozen IadIa-ruPr rulers, round or
flat, Ooodyear'i patent, t) inches
30 pouuds best quallt) iponge, per pouad
SO pounds futn nral ', per pound.
SOdozea mucllsgr, i rge size glais Jars,
with bruin ai lueiallo top, per
IT. 33 d( zen muellage,
or top, perdon
tS, 130 dozeo penholder
19. SO dozen strong 9-1
tote, without liruih
. ARsorted, per dozen,
-u ivory folders, per
SO. SO dozen packs Drlitol lilting eardi, per
Class No. 6. Parchment and rarchment Taper.
1. COO sheets of parchment, beit quality, 15
xSOInsbes, prr sheet.
3, flOOshrets of parchment, best quality, 3d
a331oohes, per iheet.
S. 3.G00 sheets of parchment paper, best qual
lt) . 10x16 lncbn, per sheet.
4. M0 sheets parchment piper, best quality,
15x30 Inches, per sheet.
FORM OF GUARANTY
certify that has proper facilities,
and able to fulfil a cootM-t tot furnlihlog ata
tlonery fur the Department o the Interior during
tho jear ending June so, l - should bid be
HOOFING ( KMENT.
GHAVEIi ROOFBI Oi'lVEt.nOOFSI
H. C. WILSON CO,
Sueoe.ior. t '
1. f. WALKFK 50N,
IMPHOVED FIHKANDWAIillPnOOF FELT,
CKMK.ItT AND GBA 1 1. ROOFS.
om ll Twentf.conJ .tru. nlow Tcnn. .v..
Order, may b. I.rt st orflci Mutu.l Iniur.nc.
Comnany, Sav.Dta .trsct d' t out.l.n. .venuo,
suarei.au i. it)., umo. uox om ah wui....
knd w.rrsuted. Kenslr. msil'
II. c. wilson :o,
Foot of Tsnty4.oonJ Street w. it, WsiL'n, D.C
MANnrACTU RS OF
BOOFINO FKLT. DRV AD TARnF.D,
SHETU1N0, ROOFItlO CE MNT AND LAMP
Fell ul Ceamat wholu.1. J retail.
Dealer. .onpUM on th. mot ibcral term..
Tajtorr. fool 61 Twnty-eeoad "Uwl weit.
om, 111 TreutT.Kn4 tt, below Few
rylT.nl vjrei nJWm
Cerrespondenee rtd Berore'CouBresaby
tbe Department of State.
Circular No. Sf
Depabtmekt or SrtTr,
WAaniHOTon. December 34, 1663. (
Te ih Diplomatic end Comular OJJictri of the Vntt4
The necessity of devUinp: new modes of pro
tect Ins; tho luterests of the revenao of tho
UDiiea DtaiM. anaor carrtinz tucu mctbooa
into execution, makes It dealrablo that tho
Treasury Department should bo Informed of
the means adopted 07 the several nailons of
Europe for the protection of tholr ruapecllvo
revenues and the collection of duties In tbe
passage of goods across tbe national frontiers,
and In the transhipment In their ports for tz
port to a foreign land.
1 nave, therefore, to request, at tho instance
of the Secretary of the Treasury, that yon will
rum is u me Department wun sacn information
TlDOn tht. anhlect .a vnn ran obtain In rnmftrt I
to the conntrjr of your official re.Mencei ol.o,
with the form, which arerj.ed, tborales and
rrjalatlon. In force, the fees charged, and1
olbir ezpen.e. Incurred In the foreign revenuo .
WlLUlK II. SlWAHD.
Jr. Sward to Mr. Chstt.
DCfAETMCHT OF STATf,
WA.niKOTOM March 91. lftfis.
8ir t Referring to yonr commnnlcailon of
tho 17th July, In rcuard to certain provision
of the "act Increasing temporarily tho duties
n Imports and for other purposes," ad moro
particularly tho section of that act relating to
tho verification of Invoices, I havo now the
honor to acquaint you thst tho Instructions
upon tho subject embodied lo circulars Nos. 17
and 20, (cople of whhharo herewith trns-
mlttcd,) after having been submitted to tho
Treasury Department, were transmitted to oil
our consular offlccrs rorthelr Instruction and
Tho Department Is qnlto aware of the frauds
M-I.I..I. 1...... kA.A.M-.r. k- ... .-J l
r,tera of nnder-valnatlon and double Invoices,
ouo for tho custom-house, and tho other for tho
Ecucr ui luo iiiipuriouKouu., lormo prevention
Of whlrh rVanria v.rlnna nrAl,lim, - ln,M
duced Into tho acts of the SOth Anirnit. 1843.
and tho 10th of August, 184U, which were ex-
plained and enforced by the Treasury circular
of tho Utb, SCth, and 23lh or -Vovombor, 1840,
and tho 7lhofAngust and 20th of December,
lata. .nj .i. ,.. ,1.- i...4..i . -ui
t of the 17lh of July, of the provision which
. ., . .... t . ......
consular offlcers abroad, was Intended by tho
framcraof tht act to mett and correct tho
r i. . i ai... .! .. .
It has. however, been found. In executing tho
provisions of tho act, that difficulties havo
iUU BCYCDICCUIU BVCllOU Ol inO aCireQUlre
th. oath to an Involco to bo administered by a
consular officer or tho United Slates, or. If
there bo no such officer In the district, by some
nfnrii tintv iTi(.hnrW.ti tn nrfmlntirm. ntih.
kl. Jim i.i.. i .i -r .. ..
Consuls authorized, by treaty stipulation or by
the local law, to administer oaths.
fwrmrfitr- tn . i.ritv nv .n..n ..,.
i i .ii.n... nn.n.t.,.j .jii.. ..
ti,i. .-., ,iin mnr. rl,i. n....i.. r.. :
m.b jww ... .. xvvi.j tyviLvi.u Slum a
rcrneal of the despatches, herewith enclosed,
of which a list Is annexed.
I" 'J' Brltiln. Conul r f" State,
although anlhorlred by th. law. of hi. owi
country to administer an oath In verification of
a document tn bo used In such country, would
not bo rccognlzod by tho English law as a Der-
.on dulv authorised to administer an oath ....
duly authorlxod to administer an oath, un-
alto authorized by some enactment of
llamcnt,ofwhlihlbcrols.nono. Nor would
ndlctment lie for a falso oath to an involco
- , . . 1
itea afso i
a Ul.lmanl 11a fnw a. fTnlalA Anln km la,a.A1...
not recoenlro such oaths a crimlnl acts.
Franco, neither tho Consul of tho United
.' ... ...
rpnn d bv onr revenue acts, which would hn
required by our revenuo acts, which would bo
h(. d TaU1 'by a French court of law, unless-
" h.h .. n, rhaDS hardiv orobablo lho ca.a
"?' J" -V.'' i.Sfr7tr. "?..f.cS!
miBUl UU Uiwsu i.u.u . J'.u.l.iuu. Ul lUU
sixth article of lho con.ularvonvcotlon with
Z-. " .
In Frussia, wo ore Informed by our Consul
at All la Chapolio that It has always been
known that an oath administered by a Consul
f! ,""', for-, """" " -uu.ui
in Swidnn Viinh an oath has oulv a mnrnl
. . . ! ., ,. aw does not recocnlxo
'..?iT. ftf'ihl. nnrnrn. mprr.n.ll nMhm It.
i ::.. . r hnm VintV.; ;X "
'";:.," ....:: .1 :73..i ...V. ' ...V a ....
n.nf lho vernment. to ndmlnl.tcr oaths.
lthough ho 1. not prohibited from doing so
"r-h,.", i..' ..... .11 j .. ...J?ii'
ter .fflrmatory oth. except In open court!
hVn-o It follows th.t tho law of Germ.nv. bv
wh ch oaths aro urn lea lo tho least number or
"... .ui. a . a . .-.I..
7 . .. .
n," tusdo "upon OM., "b forny f Si gn Con-
,i .. rl.,.h.t .. .Imnl. a i,.nJ. though
.-?Kv..e tyjolugperp;! ..M before an oUI-
C";nPom'.n.t1onofh..w of olher "couutr.o.
fSMtonmuo laws of other
S Kti, C!iid. aa oaths of tho character re-
qnSd by our rafenuo taw. areneUhr known
inferred that such oaths, when taken by flub.
Jecta of foreign countries, not familiar with
OUT 1BWB, ueiuru uur vuuoum vi tn uui vujiuiu-
houseB, are regarded as mere forms, and with
out any auinoninuvo ur murai nutuuu,
it not bo well, then, to uoUco carefully Instructed to report all esses which maj come
odes adopted by the older Governments ' kn,owlt,dl:? of ,UVoIe? l,nProPcrly m
rope for the prevention of frauds lu tho thrntlcatcd and the nnmo of ;very consular
May u n
or. .EU. ?? .l!""u" T "' '""" '" ""
"a , 'in this conne lonl boel..v. lo Invito
your .lieutlon to tho memorandum of Mr.
brouyn do l'Hujs, which accompanies lho
no of Mr. Dayton, our Minister at IMrls, In
which Is adopted In tho French cuslom-housuSj
7b. thl. term It I to bo understood tho Uo,:
erument reserve to llselr tho right to toko, on
ft'aTwn acoun... .1 the Involco fcrtc any artl-
.... nmlnnnil. fa.np.h1n tn pnmm.rpn .nil
ai tho'samo tlmo ellicacious acainst fraud,
would be. In cOect, the best raeaua of remedy-
lnr tne tnconveniencea o laiao uociaranooa ui
value which It Is difficult lo prevent In ruqulr-
log an oath deprived of legal sanction." Ho
concludes by observing "that tho French and
EogllBh Governments, whom a long practice
""" ...... ' .....L ..iiT '..
tlonal custom duty.'
A step In tma ainciLon was tanen uy tno cu-
haspermilteu loappruciam vuo utimy 01 pre- wun un; -- -
..! h... wtnt hBlit.tOf1 In intrnAnr-a It hi Mritr mniular CCrtlliCfttO than IS
. Jnn-t In Ihftn lntnttw.tr Ann vn. ' hv lnw." and alio tO thfl third
LUUlliiUU WUBVI'll m ! .m.v uv. fcuut VH- .j.---. ....!...
t I 'ct 10 runner t.rnviau iir vu
actment ol lho provisions of the 18th section northwcatirn frontiers, ana ror other pur
of the act of 30lh Angast, 1813, ad the In- posts." Jhjs section la as follows!
.......-. i... au.... A-thl to... "Kir J. And be it further cnottcd Thatcoo
'.""i" fgfSmSb L1" SS?S l":
extent the system 1 now la operation thla De-
ntrtmVnt ha no knowlediro.
P.,t!.K. i.n-..7.i.(?ft,.....in. ih.t
perhaps, in view of tho dlfflcnlllos Indicated by
onr Consnla at Belfast and Lyons, In their re
marks on obtaining tbe tnis valuation of inch
articles as linens and silks, except hy profes
sional expert or Individuals of lont- expcrlenca.
such a change tn our system of appraisement
ana noma raiuaimu asiaiuuicaiea in an article
In Hunt's Merchant's Magazine, volume 37,
PD. 079- 84. mlicht be found worthy of cnntM.
eratlon, especially as It4 la understood that It
has heretofore attracted the favorable rcrard
of the Treasury Department.
I will thank yon, after making auch of the
Information therein as you think proper, to
return mo acspaicucs wnico are ncrewiiu en
I should also bo pleased to rocetve from von
any suggestions which you may think best
adapted lo meet and overcome tho difficulties
which have arisen In executing the law of
uoDcrcss to which I bsro Invited your atten
tion. Ihavo the honor to be, sir. your obedient
servant, William II. Skwakd.
uon, o. v. unisv,
Secretary of tho Treasury.
fcfreul.r No. 17.1
Waiiiikotoh, July .1, 18C3. (
To '' c.rtwr.r ojicm 6 thi Iniui staitr
At tho loet.nceof tho Secrotarr of the Treat.
ury I have to call jour attention to tho twenty,
second aectlon of the ".ct Incrca.lnc tempo
rarlly the datles on Import., and for other
purpose.," of which a newspaper copy ha. al
ready been transmitted lo you.
x on will pcrcelro "that tho privilege nf pur
cn,DB snpplle. from tho public warehoues
duty free" la "citended, under such rcjjulatlons
" the Secretary of tho Treasury shall prescribe,
to ' vcs.cls-of-war of any nation, In ports of
lbe Umtod States, which may reciprocate such
prlvlloce towards tho vestelsof.war of tho Un.
,cd "e " It ports." A copy of tho "rcsn.
l"onJ" of the SccrcUryof tho Treasury, to
which reference I hero made, will bo trans-
mlttcd to you.
ou are Instructsd.lmmcdlatelyaftertho re.
eclpt of this circular, to communicate a copy
of ,he PvMon of tho law abovo mentioned,
.nd .lan nf thn (rpvnl.tlnn.f' nf Ihn RnKmt
' o Treasury, to the chief local authority of
lb n,,nlr dUtrct In which you reside, aud
-"---- ,-...-,-- ,-.v-HiUfi n.r
PMCS frOD! thO public Warehouses dutv frCO." la
"ow or will be extended to tho vcssols-of-warof
tho unltod States. You will, Immediately after
obtaining this Information, communicate It to
"" Secretary of tho Treasury, and also to this
Your attcnt on is likew so directed tn thn
provision, of tho seventeenth, eighteenth, and
nltii tnt I. Atnt Inn a nf (1,(1 tamn set A ..ri
of thcsoihreo sections Is hereto annexed,
lou will observe that It Is provided, by tho
tnvntii th Ifrtlnn nf thM mnt that lvnm nA
r "Peeme any. wanner neiousing lo a pe-son
Or person, resiuing in the united Mates or othe'-
--- j,..--.-.-- .vwu. du.u
goods, warrt, or ucrcaaddlso bo verlllod by tho
oath of thoownir, or or.ortho owner, or. In
thoabnenceortheowner, onoof thu party whola
auiaonzca vj mo owutr 10 mnho mo sinpraent
Nnii sttrn thn .nvnlrfi nfthnsnmA riilV.n.i ih.i
talncd by po-chaso, of tho tciual cot thereof,
and f u coargei thereon, and that no dls-
counts, bfinntlfs, or drawbacks are contained
In tho said Involco but surh aa hnr nrttmllv
been. Lowed on th same,. ndwh,n consigned
or outainrd in any manner oiner than v fur
. , , , . . r -
chaso, tho actual market value thereof, aud If
subject to spccltlc duty or the actual quantltv
"""of. "Web ld oath shall bo admlnls;erod
y tho Consul or commercial agent or tho
United Btatcs In tho district wn.ro tho good.
re m""u.rc'ar':d.' or from ,whlch thcy ro
senti and If there bo no consul or commercial
agent of tho United State In the said district
'ml "' ln0, unnea mc. in tno saia aistrlct
tho verification hereby nnulrpd .hill be made
b tho consul or commercial ant of the
United 8tatcs at tho nearest point, or It tho
SSib'5?. ,heloC,h.hth,ehaB,rbio aT'.Z
ttr oaths, and transmitted, with a cony of the
'nT0'"' lo.v ,i.V a ,imm . ",' "Scr
tnr Ma antnnnfln.tlnnf .no Mil. ant aim)! hn
" .uV.nt.cS .Yd ThTTS
ln0 ?cl OI 'lalc" ioj, Lriuieti an act
'"PI 'emtutary to and to amend an act entitled
An nct t0 regulnto tho collection of duties on
Imoort and tonnaL'0. passed March 2. 1709.
- 1 - . ,. .' , .,, ... , , lk
oaths therein set forth shall be modified ac
"" '" 'i' r" ' S" -h"Y, "."- '"1:."'. '""
eordlngly. And tbtre shall be paid to the said
con.ul, vice-consul, or commercial agent by
"" Pc"? or V-noat by or In bchalfof whom
lho ,aW4nV0Ct, are presented and deposited,
one dollar for each and ovcrv Involco verified,
which shall bo accounted for by the officer, re
celvlntf the same, In such manner as la now re-
qulwa Dy tDO IBWS rcffttlMinBinO ICC8 n0 Slia-
nea of consuls and commcrciol acentt."
ROluR rrovlslon.of law. .11 lniolccs of yoods
'ml"?ma 1Dto i u , """' D0 T , ,
nod bv .consul, vlco-oonsul. or commercial
"Kont of tho United State., provided there s
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ifu vninnfjiil iipiiiI fir If nm urhlch ir.nu npiiaonf
Ureal abuses hsvo sprune from tho practice.
wbleh ha. prov.lled , , . extent o. lh.
vcrlncotlon of Invoices by lho consular .nl-r
. . .t lho port orsblpment ,;t of to
th duty of the . Olcen or tho cu-toms to scru-
or any itu-mpt has been nmdoto defraud ho
ry -i . ---- P-
ConanlnrofflcLraaro not to verify Invoices.
or lauti a consular cortlllcata as a matter of
cou.fo but only after a careful and thorough
Tho appraisers of tho United States will bo
olllccr bv whoso neKllEcnco or fraud such con
tor BlOc.le I. picd. Bhould It appear
that tno compiani is wen lounaeon repetition
of lho offencow II furnish Kmund for the lm-
""o. of the delinquent,
It I. In the powtr of th, consular offlcers of
h United Bute., by dno attention and vl'.
lance, to do much towards checking and pre-
nUag tho numerous frauds wb'i li re . rac-
n tho avenue, and aeye Uj
United States In tho Urltlsli North American
provinces Is directed to the pmilso, which they
aro lusvrucicu imihu... . .. ,.., ... .--
seventeenth section of tho abovo-raentloned
act, whlsh priserlbe, "that nothing herein
contained shall be construed to require for
goods Imported nnder the reciprocity treaty
ii.i. n...i ii.im ii limed Jimii a. lbM. inv
section of the
collection of the
revenuo upon the northern, northeastern, and
SKSfi.2. .'..'fe SSSS'.? anv"DyortWon
lho northern, northeastern. no nor bwestern
front er of tho Uulled Btates.upon satisfactory
where such goods aro otTered for entry that
they are of the growth or production of Can
ada, without the consular certificate now re
quired." Consular offlcera are tntrnptl that tn mmh
of the sixteenth chapter of the consular regula
tions on the subject of the verification of In
voices, and of the thlrtr-second chanter In rrv
frard to the duties of consular officers ln the
British North American provinces, aod alsi of
tho consnlar tariff of fees, as Is Inconsistent
wun mo provisions or me aria to wmen refer
ence 1a herein made. Is, from the date at which
tho said acts respectively take effect, annulled.
Wnxixsc H. SrrriRD.
(Circular No. St
WABHiHaTOM, NovemberSS, 1863. f
To Ms Comular OjJUtrt of tho Vntted Stolen
Many luanlrlea havlnur been midr. h Mmn.
lar offlcers of the United Btates tn regard to
tb operation of the seventeenth section of the
tariff act of tbe Uth of July last, requiring all
Invofcea to be verified by consnlar certificates,
an extract from which, accompanying circular
No. 1? of this Department, has been heretofore
trammltted to yon, the following additional
inunctions upon me sunject are clvco, at the
Instance of the Secretary of the Treasrirr. foe
your Information and guidance.
First. It Is the purpose of the Department to
raalco the execution of this law aa little bur
densome to shippers as may be compatible
with Its requirements, and to avoid, aa far aa
possible, croatlng anr new embarrass menu tn
onr foreign trade.
Invoices of all goods aro to be verified by
"oath administered by tbe consnl or commer
cial agent of the United States, In the district
whero the goods are manufactured or from
which they aro sent.' For Instance, goods
manufactured In Manchester are shipped from
Liverpool. In such a case the Invoices are lo
bo verified by tbe United States Consul at Man
Chester, who Is presumed to be better able to
proieci tue interests 01 me revenue rrom rrana
ulent Invoices, which Is the aim and end of
this seventeenth section.
Secondly. Articles of merchandise, such for
example as clothes and jewelry, are brought to
a certain condition Is one place, and then sent
to a second, and subsequently to a third, to re
ceive some change In color, character, or
vaiue; ana, wnen periectea, are orongni to
common centres of commerce for shipment, as
tiamourg, trans, Liverpool, or Lionaon, wnere
they aro lnvo'cod. All auch goods are to bo
certified by the consnl of the district whence
ther are shipped, subject, however, to a wise
discretion, which Is always to bo exercised by
Thirdly. In thoso countries where foreizn
consuls residing therein aro not -permitted to
administer oaths, or whero oaths, to be valid,
can only be administered by certain local offi
cers, tho oatha to Invoices are not to be taken
before a consular officer, but before some pub
lic officer duly authorized to administer oath.s
In the country, and the official signature of
such officer Is to be authenticated by the con
sular officer. But thu consul Is not thereby re
lieved from the duty of Inspecting the Invoice,
and from reporting to the Treasury Depart
ment In regard to any attempt to defraud the
reveuuo. For the authentication of a signa
ture In these cases, the feo (No. &5) of two
dollars, prtscrlbed by the consular tariff, Is to
ton rimy, n cai oecn representee to me ue
par true ut that consular certificates are some
times sold to shippers or others tn blank, to be
subsequently nuea rp Dy mo consignee or
shipper, ana attached by them to Invoices,
Thla p. actlco Is highly reprehenslve and wrong,
tending, aa It does, to destroy all confldeuceln
consular ccrtlilcates, and cannot be tolerated.
Whenever a case of this character Is reported
to the Department It wilt be followed by tbe
Immediate dlsmtasal of the officer committing
tho offence. The certificates must be carefully
mado. either "pon the Instrument liaelr which
Isvex'Sedor authenticated, or It must boat
tacbed the.eto in ench a manner as to render
It unavailable for auy other purpose.
Fifthly. In ajthotlcang tho signature of
the local officer by whom tho oath to an invoice
Is administered, care enouiu do taiten mat mo
certificate of authentication should be on a
separate paper, but attached to tho certificate
of the magistrate and to the Invoice, tn such a
manner that It cannot be separated and used
for another purpose.
Slxtblv. Conau's are not to Include the magis
trate feo for administering an oath as a part
of the fee for the authenticating of an Invoice.
With the fee charged by thla officer for the ser
vice, neither tbe consul nor tbe Government has
any concern, tne tee must do paia ny too
person rt quiring tho service, and not by the
Seventhly. In those countries where an oath
to an Invoice, to be of legal force, most bo
tiken before a local mag s rate or olher officer,
the oaths, both of Americana and aliens, must
bo administered by sneb officer, and not by tbe
consul. The consul will authenticate tho sig
nature of auch oflVr,
EUhthly. Consular officers ln the British
provinces are Instructed that goods Imported
under tbe reciprocity treaty with Great Britain
may be entered at any port on the northern,
northeastern, and northwestern frontiers of
the United States, upon satisfactory evidence
being glveu to the collector, at tbe port where
such goods aro offered for entry, tbat tbey are
of the growth or production bf Canada, with
out tbe consular certificate now required! but
Invoices of good entered at any other than
porta on tho froutlers above mentioned must
be accompanied by the consular. certificates
now required by law.
Ninth!) . Consular officers are requested to
ascertain and report to this Department If,
uudtr the laws of tho countries In which they
respectively reside, they are authorized to ad
Wiluim IT. Stwann.
Was DirARTMerr, )
ADJUTANT Gehshal's Urncx,
WxiiiiNOTOW. D. C, &la; 30, ldS4. )
The (ollowlnit named officers, ebarged with of
fences, and heretofore published, are e tempt from
being dlsmliscd tho service of tbe United States,
the Military Commission Instituted by Speelal Or
ders, ho. S3, serlei of lw, from this office, hav
ing reported that sattifactory defence haa been
made la their respective cases, vln
Colonel Thomas D. Sedgwick, -d Kentuoa.y vol
unteers. Captain Joseph . Cook, 1st Marylanl volun
tecfi, K. D.TOWNSKND,
mJ 31 Militant Adjutant General.
ADJUTANT OtNEBAL'S OrflCI
WAIHIHQTON, V, U JUOe 6, IBM.
IHe following named officers, charged with ol
(encri, and heretofore published, are exempt from
belogdliniliied the service of the United States,
tbe Military Cemmlsslon Instituted by Special
Orders No. 63, scries of 1M3, from War Depart
meat, tin, lag reported that satisfactory defence
has tcco maie la their respective casrs, vis:
Major St. Clair Mulholland, 116th Pennsylvania
Aisistaat Surgeon J. K. Mason, United States
army. B. D. TOWNSEND,
jcG-it Asslstsnt Adjutant General.
IlEADQUABTIBI MlUTABT DlSTEteT)
Ur W ASllinUTUaT,
WAiuiitOTOV, D. C, June 4, 1 Mi. )
Goneral Orders, No. It.
Tbe bars of alt public houses, except Hotels, In rha
cities of u aldington and Georgetown will be kspt
cloied during the day and night of Monday, June
6, 1861, underpenalty of aounecatlon of their entire
tooLs and tho revocation of their licences.
' WMhlite, I. .har,.d with in. .se.utlen of .hi.
The Provost Marshal of the Military uieino. oi
, order of Col. " N. W1..W.LI, Mllllarr
Jei-M Asustant AdluUnt OwrM,