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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"
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Walker, Benjamin, 1753-1818; United States. Continental Congress. Dept. of Foreign Affairs
1785
Volume 17, Pages 608-623

DUTY ON PERMITS.

New York, 14 March, 1785.
Admiralties.
On what payable.
Amount.
For whose profit.
By what title received.
Sols per Livre.
Laws which authorise them.
Observations.
Marseilles.
li.
so.
de
On Ships.
7—
10—
0
The Admiral.
Custom.
Ten sols per Livre.
Act of Council 1 January, 1773.
On Polacres & Brigs
3—
0,,
0
On Barques, Sloops & Pinks
2,,
0,,
0
Bayonne.
On Vessels.
2,,
0,,
0
The Admiral.
Treaty of Utrecht, act of Council 18 March, 1600.
Ten sols per Livre.
Act of Council 8th Novr., 1772
Seal.
0,,
10,,
0
L'Orient.
On Vessels.
7,,
10—
0
The Admiral.
Tariffs of the Count de Troulouse.
Six sols per Livre.
Act of Council 8 November. 1772.
Dunkirk.
Vessels going long voyages.
9,,
7,,
6
The Admiral.
Six sols per Livre.
Act of Council 8th Novr., 1772.
Small coasting Vessels.
1,,
17,,
6

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DUTY FOR BUOYS—Coming in and Going Out.
Admiralties.
On what payable.
Amount.
For whose profit.
By what title received.
Sols. per Livre.
Laws which authorize them.
Observations.
Marseilles.
No Buoy duty in this Admiralty.
li.
so.
de.
Bayonne.
On vessels of 100 tons and upwards
12,.
0,,
0
The Admiral.
Ancient regulation of the Exchevine or Magistrate
Exempt from Sols. per Livre.
From 50 to 100
8,,
0,,
0
From 30 to 50
4,,
0,,
0
From 20 to 30
3,,
0,,
0
Decked and under 20
1,,
10,,
0
Not decked
0,,
8,,
0
L'Orient.
No such duty in this Admiralty.
Dunkirk.

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DUTIES PAYABLE TO THE OFFICERS OF THE FOUR ADMIRALITIES REGISTERING THE PERMITS.
Names of Admiralties.
On what payable.
Amount.
Division between the Officers.
By what Title Received
Sols per Livre.
Laws which authorize them.
Observations.
Lt. Gen'l.
Kg's Atto.
Register
Marseilles.
li.
so.
de.
li
so.
de.
li.
so.
de.
li.
so.
de.
Vessels not Coaster, viz: Ships.
9-
2-
4
4-
4-
10
2-
8-
9
2-
8-
9
Tariff of 1770
The duties of officers are subject to 6 S.per Liv and those of the Regr to 8 Sols.
Act of Council 1st Jan 1773.
Polacres & Brigs
6-
9-
0
2-
19-
6
1-
13-
9
1-
13-
9
Barques, Sloops and Pinks
3,
0,
0
1-
17-
6
0-
16-
3
0-
16-
3
Bayonne.
Vessels not Coasters
7-
10-
0
4-
0-
0
1-
10-
0
2-
0-
0
Tariff of 1770.
Idem.
Act of Council 8 Nov. 1772.
Coasting Vessels.
1-
10-
0
1-
16-
0
0-
6-
0
0-
8-
0
L'Orient.
Vessels not Coasters
7-
1-
0
4-
0-
0
1-
10-
0
1-
15-
0
Idem.
Eight sols per Livre.
Idem.
Dunkirk.
Vessels not Coasters.
7-
10-
0
4-
0-
0
1-
10-
0
2-
0-
0
Idem.
The duties of officers subject to 6 Sols prLiv. those of the Regs. to 8 Sols
Idem.
Coasting Vessels.
1-
10-
0
0-
16-
0
0-
6-
0
0-
8-
0

-------------------- page 611 --------------------

REPORT AND DECLARATION.
Names of Admiralties.
On what payable.
Amount.
Division between the Officers.
By what Title Received
Sols per Livre.
Laws which authorize them.
Observations.
Lt. Gen'l.
Kg's Atto.
Register
Marseilles.
li.
so.
de.
li.
so.
de.
li.
so.
de.
li.
so.
de.
Tariff of 1772.
The duties of officer are subject to 6 sols per Livre and those of the Regr. to 8 Sols.
Act of Councll 1st Jany, 1773 & 8th Sept., 1773.
On arrival of Vessels not Coasters.
9-
2-
4
4-
4-
10
2,,
8,,
9
2,,
8,,
9
Ships
6-
7-
0
2-
19-
6
1,,
13,,
9
1,,
13,,
9
Polacres & Brigs, Barques, Sloops.
3-
0-
0
1-
7-
6
0,,
16,,
3
0,,
16,,
3
And Pinks on List of the Crew
0-
5-
0
0-
0-
0
0,,
0,,
0
0,,
5,,
0
Bayonne.
On arrival of Vessels not Coasters.
7-
10-
0
4-
0-
0
1,,
10,,
0
2,,
0,,
0
Tariff of 1770, edict of 17 May and Tariff of 1770.
Idem. The sole duties of the Register subject to 8 Sols.
Act of Council 8 Sept., 1772.
Vessels Coasters
1-
10-
0
0-
16-
0
0,,
6,,
0
0,,
8,,
0
Attest'g Declarat'n
13-
0-
0
6-
0-
0
4,,
0,,
0
3,,
0,,
0
Seal
0-
2-
6
0-
2-
6
Examining on Witness
0-
16-
0-
8-
0
0,,
4,,
0
0,,
4,,
0
L'Orient.
On arrival of Vessels not Coasters.
7-
5-
0
4-
5-
0
1,,
10,,
0
1,,
15,,
0
Idem Tariff 1770, Act 17. Idem.
Eight Sols per Livre.
Idem.
Grand Report
8-
13-
0
4-
-
2,,
13,,
4
2,,
-,,
-
For each witness to the Report
0-
16-
0
-,,
8,,
-
-,,
4,,
-
-,,
4,,
-
Expedition when demanded by role
3-
9
-,,
3,,
9
Dunkirk.
On arrival of Vessels not Coasters.
7-
10-
0
4,,
0,,
0
1,,
10,,
0
2,,
0,,
0
Idem.
The Officers duties subject to 10 sols the Regr to 8.
Idem.
Coasters
1-
10-
-,,
16,,
0
-,,
16,,
0
-,,
8,,
0

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DUTY FOR PUTTING INTO THE HARBOR.
Names of Admiralties.
On what payable.
Amount.
Division between the Officers.
By what Title Received
Sols per Livre.
Laws which authorize them.
Observations.
Lt. Gen'l.
Kg's Atto.
Register
Marseilles.
li.
so.
de.
li.
so.
de.
li.
so.
de.
li.
so.
de.
Tariff 1770.
The Officer's duty subject to 6 Sols per Livre. The Reg'r to 8 Sols.
Act of Council, 1st January, 1773, Idem.
Ships.
2,,
12,,
0
1,,
6,,
0
0,,
13,,
0
0,,
13,,
0
Polacres and Brigs.
2,,
4,,
0
1,,
2,,
0
,,
11,,
-
,,
11,,
0
Barques, Sloops and Pinks
1,,
16,,
-
-,,
18,,
0
-,,
9,,
-
,,
9,,
0
Each Ship without distinction arriving or departing per ton
1,,
6,,
0
-,,
12,,
0
-,,
8,,
0
,,
6,,
0
Bayonne.
L'Orient.
Dunkirk.

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VISSIT OF VESSELS AT THEIR ENTRANCE AND DEPARTURE.
Names of Admiralties.
On what payable.
Amount.
Division between the Officers.
By what Title Received
Sols per Livre.
Laws which authorize them.
Observations.
Lt. Gen'l.
Kg's Atto.
Register
Marseilles.
li.
so.
de.
li.
so.
de.
li.
so.
de.
li.
so.
de.
Bayonne.
Vessels of 30 Tons and under
0,,
13,,
0
0,,
6,,
0
0,,
4,,
0
0,,
3,,
0
Tariff 1770.
The Register duties subject to 8 Sols. per Livre. Those of Lt. Gen'l and Kg's Att. exempt.
Act of Council, 8th Sept,, 1772.
Do. 30-60
,,
19,,
6
0,,
9,,
-
-,,
6.,
-
-,,
4,,
6
Do. 60-100
1,,
6,,
0
0,,
12,,
-
-,,
8,,
-
-,,
6,,
0
Do. 100-200
2,,
12,,
0
1,,
4,,
0
0,,
16,,
0
0,,
12,,
0
Do. 200-300
3,,
18,,
0
1,,
16,,
0
1,,
4,,
0
0,,
18,,
0
Do. 300-400
5,,
8,,
0
2,,
8,,
0
1,,
16,,
0
1,,
4,,
0
Do. 400-500 and above
6,,
10,,
0
3,,
0,,
0
2,,
0,,
0
1,,
10,,
0
L'Orient.
Vessels coming from long voyages, not coasters, from 40 to 500 tons and upwards
7,,
0,,
0
3,,
0,,
0
2,,
0,,
0
2,,
0,,
0
Tariff 1770.
Idem.
Idem.
Dunkirk.
Vessels of 100 tons
2,,
12,,
0
1,,
4,,
0
0,,
16,,
0
0,,
12,,
0
Idem.
Idem.
Idem.
Certificate
-,,
5,,
0
0,,
5,,
0

-------------------- page 614 --------------------

DUTIES PAYABLE TO THE VISITOR AT ENTRANCE AND DEPARTURE.
Admiralties.
On what payable.
Amount.
For whose profit.
By what Title received.
Sols. per Livre.
Laws which authorize them.
Observations.
Marseilles.
li.
so.
de.
Bayonne.
Each vessel not coaster
0-
16-
0
Visitor.
Tariff of 1770.
Exempt.
Ditto coaster
0-
5-
0
L'Orient.
Each vessel not coaster
0,,
16,,
0
Visitor.
Idem.
Idem.
Dunkirk.
Each vessel not coaster
0,,
16,,
0
Visitor.
Idem.
Idem.
Ditto coaster
0,,
5,,
0

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VISIT OF ASSURANCES.

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Admiralties.
On what payable.
Amount
Division between the officers.
Division between the Surveyors.
By what title receiv'd.
Sols per Livre.
Laws which authorize them.
Observations.
Lt. Gen'l
Kg'sAtt.
Register
Capt.
Builder.
Carpenters.
Marseilles.
li.
so.
de.
li.
so.
de
li.
so.
de
li.
so.
de
li.
so.
de
li.
so.
de
li.
so.
de
Bayonne.
L'Orient.
Nomination of the surver's swearing to survey.
6,,
10,,
0
3,,
0,,
0
2,,
0,,
0
1,,
10,,
0
Declaration of the King 17 August, 1779.
Registers Duty to 8 sols
Act of Council 8 Sept., 1772.
Expediti'n
1,,
10,,
0
,,
,,
,,
,,
1,,
10,,
0
Pay of Surveyors.
8,,
0,,
0
,,
,,
,,
3,,
0,,
0
3,,
0,,
0
2,,
0,,
0
exempt.
Dunkirk.

-------------------- page 616 --------------------

DUTY OF MEASURER.
Admiralties.
On what payable.
Amount.
For whose profit
By what Title received.
Sols per Livre.
Laws which authorize them.
Observations.
li.
so.
de.
Marseilles.
Each Ton.
0,,
0,,
8
Measurer.
Fixed by the Secretary of the Marine and the officer of the Admiralty.
Exempt
Bayonne.
Vessels 30 Tons and under
1,,
10,,
0
Measurer.
Ancient Custom.
Exempt.
Do 30 & 100
3,,
0,,
0
Do 100 & upwards
6,,
0,,
0
L'Orient.
Vessels of 100 tons and upwards.
6,,
0,,
0
Measurer.
Idem.
Idem.
Dunkirk.
Vessels of 100 tons
3,,
0,,
0
Measurer.
Idem.
Idem.

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BROKERS' AND INTERPRETERS' FEES.
Admiralties.
On what payable.
Amount.
For whose profit.
By what Title received.
Sols per Livre.
Laws which authorize them.
Observations.
Marseilles.
For the Report
li.
so.
de.
Interpreter.
Ancient Customs.
Exempt.
Declaration in all the offices and presentation of the arrival of a vessel. For attending her during her stay and expediting her in. 7 offices on her departure
30,,
0,,
0,,
Bayonne.
On each vessel
20,,
0,,
0,,
Broker.
The Brokers and Interpreters fees are received in virtue of a regulation 5th Sept., 1771. Confirmed by Act of Port of Bourdeaux, 22d Oct., 1772.
Exempt.
N. B. When the freight is procured through his means, he receives the first Ton on each Vessel.
20,,
0,,
0,,
Interpreter.
L'Orient.
Dunkirk.

-------------------- page 618 --------------------

DUTY ON TAKING IN AND DISCHARGING BALLAST.
Admiralties.
On what payable.
Amount.
For whose profit.
By what Title received.
Sols per Livre.
Laws which authorize them.
Observations.
Marseilles.
li.
so.
de
Bayonne.
On each Lighter Load of Ballast
11,,
5,,
0
The City.
It is not known by what Law or Tariff this is received. It is confirmed by many Acts.
Exempt.
L'Orient.
Per Ton
1-
0-
0
The administration of the Marine of the Port.
Ordinance 15th Aug't, 1689, for Naval, Army, Marine Arsenals, Book II-8-3.
Exempt.
Dunkirk.
Per Ton
0,,
12,,
0
Chamber of Commerce.
Act of Council, 29th July, 1700.

-------------------- page 619 --------------------

DUTY OF WHARFAGE.
Admiralties.
On what payable.
Amount.
For whose profit.
By what Title received.
Sols per Livre.
Laws which authorize them.
Observations.
Marseilles.
li.
so.
de.
Bayonne.
In the Port of S, per Ton
0,,
2,,
0
This duty is paid to the community of St. Jean de Luz and C. and C. to keep in repair the Wharves and Basin of Socoa.
Authorized by many Acts of Council.
Exempt.
L'Orient.
Dunkirk.
Vessels of 100 Tons
3,,
0,,
0
Wharf Master.

-------------------- page 620 --------------------

FEES OF PILOTAGE.
Admiralties.
On what payable.
Amount.
For whose Profit.
By what Title received.
Sols per Livre.
Laws which authorize them.
Observations.
Marseilles.
li.
so.
de.
Bayonne.
The detail of Fees in this port is so long, they are put in a separate chaptert
L'Orient.
From the farthest distance to the port of L'Orient perfeet of water the vestel draws.
2—
15—
Pilot.
Regulation of Court of Admiralty of Nannes 4th Jan., 1774.
Exempt.
Dunkirk.
Pilotage from the Road into this port of a vessel of 100 Tons five sols per ton
25,,
0,,
0
Pilot.
Act of Council 1774.
Exempt.
N. B. Going out is only 4 Sols p. Ton

-------------------- page 621 --------------------

FEES OF THE PILOT IN THE PORT OF BAYONNE THE PORT AND ROAD OF SOCOA, AND THE RIVER BETWEEN ST. JEAN DeLUZ AND CIBOURRE.
IN THE PORT OF BAYONNE.
li.
so.
de.
Every Vessel which enters the Port of Bayonne, pays the Pilot from the Bar for the Boat called Detour
14-
2-
0
If a second and third is taken, for each is paid
11-
14-
0
Besides which, for each Boat is paid to the Chief Pilot
2-
4-
0

THE SAME IS PAID GOING OUT.
As the boats are not obliged to bring the Vessels farther than within the Bar of the River, Vessels pay for being taken up the River, to 1st boat
11-
2-
0
The second, third &c
9-
12-
0
For going down to the mouth of the River, each Vessel pays for each Pilot boat of the River
12-
12-
2
If the Pilot goes to sea with the Vessel with his boat they pay
25-
4-
0

N. B. Small Vessels are not obliged to take Pilots unless they please. These fees are received in virtue of an ancient custom, but it is thought that they have been paid by a regulation of the Magistrates of Bayonne.

IN THE PORT AND ROAD OF SOCOA AND OF THE RIVER ABOVE MENTIONED.

Each Vessel pays for the Customary Pilotage on her arrival, including the half part for the pay of Wharf Master viz:

To the first Boat
Liv.
20,,
5,,
0
To the second Boat
15,,
12,,
6
To the third Boat
12,,
10,,
0

Each Vessel pays for going out of Socoa without anchoring in the road including the half part of the Wharfinger viz:

To the first Boat
Liv.
15,,
15,,
0
-------------------- page 622 --------------------
To the second Boat
12,,
12,,
6
To the third Boat
9,,
10,,
0
and to the Pilot
6,,
0,,
6

For going out of Socoa and anchoring in the road with four Anchors, and for raising the Anchors and coming into Socoa including the half part of Wharfage (viz):

To the first Boat
15,,
15,,
0
To the second Boat
Liv.
12,,
12,,
6
To the third
Liv.
9,,
10,,
0

FOR CARRYING A VESSEL FROM SOCOA TO THE RIVER AND FROM THE RIVER TO SOCOA.

Vessels of 2 Decks, including the ½ part of the wharfinger.

To the first Boat
Liv.
12,,
15,,
6
To the second third &c
Liv.
9-
10-
0
All decked Vessels, as Barques, Bretonnes, or others entering & going out of the River, besides ½ part of the Wharfinger
6-
0-
0
When a Vessel sails from the road and leaves her Anchors and Cables there, the Pilot which carries them to Socoa receives for each Boat
6-
0-
0
For each Boat furnished by the Pilots for the use of the Vessels
6-
0-
0

These fees or duties are paid in virtue of a Regulation of the Communities of St. John de Luz and Cibournne 26th June 1764, and confirmed by the officers of the Admiralty of Bayonne.

DUTIES PARTICULAR TO THE ADMIRALTY OF MARSEILLES.
Each Vessel pays to the Secretary of the Health office of the City, for the Bill of Health and Certificate of Goods ds Exported as well as the sealing them
3-
0-
0
To the keeper of the Powder Magazine for keeping their powder
1-
4-
0

-------------------- page 623 --------------------
DUTIES PARTICULAR TO THE ADMIRALTY OF L'ORIENT.

Lighterage and other Duties in the Road which are paid to the King, and which do not take place at the Wharves of the City, viz:

Eeach Vessels of
1200 Tons
40 Beam
Liv.
6,,
0,,
0
ditto
874¾
36
4,,
7,,
5
ditto
614½
32
3,,
1,,
5
ditto
412
28
2,,
1,,
2
ditto
219
24
1,,
5,,
11
ditto
150
20
0,,
15,,
0
ditto
76½
16
0,,
7,,
6
ditto
32½
12
0,,
3,,
3

The above payable by Act of Council 12 Decr. 1773.

DUTIES OF CUSTOM AND VISCOUNTY.

Payable to the Prince of Guimene, as Lord of Leon, on the Rivers Blavee & Scorff.

Each Ton of Wine
0,,
5
0
For Keelage or Anchorage of each Vessel, which lades or
unlades any Merchandise whatever
0,,
1,,
0
Each Vessel loaded with Salt
1,,
7,,
0

New York 14th March 1785. The foregoing Tables faithfully Translated from the Original, by

BEN WALKER, T. F. L.