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§ 561. The collector shall give a receipt for the Duty of certificate to the master, and without delay transmit the certificate to the comptroller.

1 R. S., 507, § 207.



§ 562. The comptroller shall keep with the Duty of books and papers relating to the canals, and open to inspection during office hours, a register of all such boats. If any persons residing in the state, claiming to own such a boat by transfer from former owners, produce to him due proof of such transfer, and a new certificate of registry signed by themselves, he shall accordingly change the register of such boat. He shall, from time to time, transmit to the several collectors a certified copy of his register and of changes therein.

Ib., §§ 208, 209, 210.

§ 563. The name of no registered boat shall be changed without the comptroller's order, under a penalty upon the owner who makes such change, and also upon any master who reports or enters a boat by a changed name, of twenty-five dollars for every offense.

Ib., § 208, last clause § 213.

Penalty for

changing name with

out order.

not granted to unregistered boats.

§ 564. No collector shall grant a clearance for Clearances any boat unless he has evidence that it is duly registered, or a proper certificate of registry has been delivered to him, or the receipt of some other collector therefor has been exhibited to him. Ib., § 211.

Name to be on each boat.

The bill of Jading and its

§ 565. No boat shall receive a clearance or be permitted to pass unless it has its name and the place where it is owned, according to the existing certificate of registry, painted in some conspicuous and permanent part of the outside of the boat, in letters at least four inches in height.

1 R. S., 507, § 214.

§ 566. Every master of a boat conveying prorequisites. perty shall exhibit, as hereinafter required, a bill of lading signed by himself and the consignor, and, if so required by the collector receiving it, verified by his oath to be taken before such collector, and containing:

1. The name of every place on the canal where any portion of such property was shipped, and of the place for which it is intended to be cleared;

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2. A statement of the names, description and weight of all the articles thereof on which toll is charged by the ton, of the number of those on which toll is charged by number, and of the feet of each article on which toll is charged by the foot;

3. A specification of the weight or quantity of each article where a different rate of toll is charged on different articles, on which toll is so computed.

1 R. S., 508, § 215; 509, § 220; amended by Laws of 1859, ch. 16, § 1, subdiv. 1, 2, 3.

§ 567. Every such bill shall be exhibited:

1. To every collector of whom a clearance is required;

2. To every collector whose office is next in order in course of the voyage to the place where a clearance has been given;

3. To the collector wherever any of the cargo is unladen or received, or, if there be none there, to the collector whose office is next on the voyage;

4. To every other collector who demands it.

No clearance shall be granted, except on the production of such a bill.

1 R. S., 508, § 216; Laws of 1859, ch. 16, § 1, subdiv. 4.

To whom

to be exhibited

§ 568. If there is no collector's office at the Provision

place where any articles are laden, nor where they are delivered, nor at any intermediate place, the master shall, within ten days after the delivery of such articles, exhibit the bill of lading thereof to the collector whose office is nearest to such place of delivery, and pay to him the tolls due thereon, under the penalty of twenty-five dollars for every


Ib., § 217.

where there is no collector on the route.

569. Every master who omits to deliver a Penalties true bill of lading to any collector, when required, or who delivers any articles mentioned in any bill of lading at a place beyond that to which they are cleared, shall forfeit twenty-five dollars. Every

Making a

false bill



person who signs or delivers to any collector a false bill of lading shall pay, on all property omitted in such bill, treble the toll usually charged on such property, to any collector demanding it, for the whole distance the same is conveyed.

§ 570. Every person who knowingly signs or y delivers a false bill is guilty of a misdemeanor. 1 R. S., 509, § 219.


Delivery of clearance.

Provision if there is no collector there.

Penalty for omitting to deliver clearance.

§ 571. Each boat shall have a separate clearance, and no part of any cargo shall be cleared to a place beyond that to which the boat is cleared. Ib., § 221.

§ 572. No boat shall go beyond the place to which it is cleared, nor unlade any article before or after its arrival at the place to which such article is cleared, nor proceed beyond such place, until the master has delivered the clearance of the boat or articles to the collector at the place for which they are cleared.

Ib., § 222.

§ 573. If there is no collector at such place, the master shall deliver the clearance to the last collector whose office is passed in the order of the voyage, and receive from him a permit to proceed to such place.

Ib., § 223.

§ 574. Every master who omits to deliver a clearance to the collector to whom it ought to

be delivered incurs a penalty of twenty-five dollars.

1 R. S., 509, § 224.

copies of clearances.

§ 575. Every collector issuing a clearance, or in Certified whose office any clearance is on file, shall, on request, give a certified copy of it, with the additional cargo entered thereon and the several indorsements of other collectors, which copy shall have the same validity as the original. The collector shall receive for such copy, if it does not exceed two folios, six cents, and if over two folios, twelve and a half cents; for which he shall account to the canal fund as the comptroller directs.

Ib., §§ 225, 226.

§ 576. All articles charged by the ton shall be Tonnage. charged according to their real weight.

Ib., § 227.

counting and measur

§ 577. When a difference arises as to the amount Weighing, of tolls to be paid, the collector shall detain the ing freight. boat, and weigh, count or measure the articles, as the case may require, and if the weight, number or feet exceeds the amount contained in the bill of lading, the collector shall charge for the excess; and also at the rate of twenty-five cents for every ton weight, five mills a piece for articles counted, and five cents a hundred feet for those measured. The boat, the cargo and the master are liable for the tolls and for such expenses; and the collector

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