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Report "State of the duties payable by vessels of the United States of America, in the ports of Marseilles, Bayonne, L'Orient, and Dunkirk," including circular letter from John Jay to the state governors
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Walker, Benjamin, 1753-1818; United States. Continental Congress. Dept. of Foreign Affairs
April 11, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 436-437

HON. JOHN JAY, SECY. OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

(Circular).


Office for Foreign Affairs, 11th April, 1785.

Sir:

I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency herewith enclosed “A State of the Duties payable by Vessels of the United States of America in the Ports of Marseilles, Bayonne, L'Orient and Dunkirk.

An accurate knowledge of the duties payable in those Ports appears to me to be interesting & important to such of our Merchants, and others, as may have Commercial Business to transact in either of them.

I therefore submit to your Excellency's Consideration the propriety of having these tables reprinted & published in your State.

I have the Honor to be with great Respect, Your Excellency's
Most obedient & very humble servant,
JOHN JAY.

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STATE OF DUTIES PAYABLE BY VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN THE PORTS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE FOUR ADMIRALTIES HEREAFTER MENTIONED.

No. 10.

DUTY OF ANCHORAGE.

Names of Admiralities.
Cases in which the Duties are payable.
Amount.
For whose profit.
By what Title Received.
Sols per Livre.
Laws which authorise them.
Observations.
Marseilles.
Vessels arriving in the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty
li.
so.
de.
The Admiral.
Custom.
Six Sols. per Livre.
Act of Council of Jan. 1st, 1773.
Per Ton, full
0.
3.
0
Per Ton, empty
.
1.
6
Bayonne.
Vessels arriving in the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty
The Admiral.
Letters patent, May 21, 1600, & Act Council, May 4, 1741. Judgment of the Commission 29 Decr., 1742.
Six Sols per Livre.
Act of Council, Novr. 8th, 1772.
Per Ton, full
0.
3.
0
Per Ton, empty
0.
1.
6
Exempt from Sols per Livre.
Small duty of Anchorage.
1.
0.
0
Mr. De la Bordetissat.
L'Orient.
Vessels arriving in the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty
The Admiral.
Act of Council, May 4, 1784.
Eight Sols per Livre.
Act of Council, Sept. 3rd, 1772.
Per Ton, full
0.
3.
0
Per Ton, empty
0.
1.
6
Dunkirk.
Vessels of the Size of 100 Ton at 3 Sols per Ton.
15.
0.
0
The Admiral.
Act of Council, 4th May, 1741.
Six Sols per Livre.
Act of Council, 8th Sept., 1772.