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.Medical Society !n< jrporated in 1791. Annnal eleel

.•.the fimtWcdn : February. Meets at the 11'.

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Mint of the United States, north Sevent!), nearly opposite

Zane street Robert Patterson, Director; James Rush

Treasurer; Adam Eckfeldt, chief' Coiner; Joseph Richardson-,
Assayer; Joseph Cloudy Melter and Refiner; Robert Scott,,

Mosheim Society Incorporated for the improvement of

the German Language, for the Propagation of the Gospel,
and the Support of Sunday Schools.

Montgomery Beneficial Institution of Kensington.

Montgomery Beneficial Society Meets the second Mon

day in each month, at 193 Chesnut. Annual election on the
second Monday in January.

Jkfe-w England. Society of Philadelphia Founded in 1816,

for charitable and social purposes. Annual election on the
first Monday in November. Meets at Carpenters' Hall.

Northern Liberty Benevolent Society.

Northern Liberty Grand Mechanics' Beneficial Society ■ ■ ■
Meets at the S. W. corner of Second and Coats*.

Northern Liberty Harmony Beneficial Society.

Painters' and Glaziers' Beneficial Society Incorporated

in 1810. Meets at 197 Chesnut, on the first Monday in Janu-
ary, April, July and October. Annual election on the first
Monday in January.

Penn Beneficial Society Incorporated in 1815. Annual

meeting on the third Monday in March. Meets at 161 Ches =
nut street.

Pennsylvania Hospital — i — Samuel Coates, president; Thos
P. Cope, secretary; Samuel Mason, steward; Mary Mason,

Pennsylvania State drsena! and Armoury Juniper st. be ■

tween High and Chesnut.

Permsylvania Beneficial Society.

Pennsylvania Benefit Society Meets on the second Tues-
day in each month, at New Market Hall, south Second.

Pennsylvania Benevolent Society.

Pennsylvania and Netu Jersey Steam Boat Company.

PcJinsyhania Society for the Promotion of J'vblic JZeonbwi
Instituted in 1817. Meets on the second Monday of Fe-
bruary, May, August and November, in the hall above 118

Pemisylvania Union Benevolent Society Incorporated

in 1812. Meets at 161 Chesnut.

Perry Beneficial Society Incorporated in 1817- Stated

meetings on the first vVednesday of each month, at the S. W,
corner o£ Fifth and Race.

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Philadelphia Association of Friends, for the instruction of
Poor Children. Incorporated in 180S: Adelphi School-
house, Pegg st. Annual election, in January.

Philadelphia Association of the City and County, for the

Suppression of Vice and Immorality Instituted in 1819.

Meets at Commissioners' Hall, Southwark, on the second
Monday in each month.

Philadelphia Academy Fourth street above High.

Philadelfihia Beneficial Society Meets at New Market

Hall, south Second, on the 4th Friday in each month.

Philadelphia Benevolent Society of Journeymen Tailors.

Philadelphia Baptist Missionary Society.

Philadelphia Harmonic Society Meets every Tuesday,

at Harmonic Hall, Norris' alley.

Philadelphia Library Company Library Hall, N. E.

corner of Fifth and Library street. Election on the first Mon-
day in May, when the annual payments are due. Open daily,
except Sundays. Treasurer, James P. Parke.

Philadelphia Literary Association Instituted in 1813.

Philadelphia Linn<ean Society Established in 1806, un- '

der the name of the Botanical Society.

Philadelphia Mechanics' Beneficial Society Meets the

second Wednesday in every month, at New Market Hall, S.
Second street.

Philadelphia Orphan Society Formed in 1814. Annual

election first Tuesday in January. The Asylum is an elegant
two-storied fire-proof building - , erected on the site of the one
lately burnt, N. E. corner of Cherry and Sch. Fifth.

Philadelphia Society for alleviating the miseries of Indigent


Philadelphia Society for alleviating the miseries of Public
Prisons Instituted in 178.0; Annual election on the se-
cond Monday in January. [This association, composed prin-
cipal!} of Friends, was for many years successfully employed
in promoting the humane system which now predominates in
the penal code of Pennsylvania. The government of the pri-
son of the city and county of Philadelphia having, for some
years, been intrusted to a Board of Inspectors, appointed b_>
a law of the state, the services of the society have been con
fined to relieving the sufferings of prisoners who have not
been tried, and those committed for thirty days,
Which description of persons do not come under th<
the Inspectors ] President, Right liev. Bishop \

Philadelphia Society for the Establishment and Suppor

Charity Schools School-house in Walnut abo\

Annual election on the first Tuesday in January.

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Philadelphia Society for promoting Agriculture Insti-
tuted in 1785; anil incorporated in 1809. President, Richard
Peters; Secretaries, Roberts Vaux and Richard Wistar, jun.;
Treasurer, Edward Burd.

Philadlephia Typographical Society Instituted on the

2d of November, 1S02: and incorporated in 1810. Annual
election on the first Saturday of November. President, Thomas
Dowden; Vice President, llezekiah Welch; Treasurer, Horace
Boate; Secretary, John Cooper.

([This is a prosperous institution: has a capital of nearly two
thousand dollars. Three dollars per week is the least allow
ed to sick members. Members who die, are buried at the ex-
pense of the Society. Monthly contributions 25 cents. Not-
withstanding the depression of the times — which affects
the business of the Printer in a great degree — the ab-
sence of a number of members, and the sums furnished for the
relief of the sick, &c. this Society has continued to flourish. It
is believed, that when times shall have become more auspici-
ous, the Typographical Society will be second to none in use-
fulness and liberality. The Associations of Compositors, and
Pressmen, (noticed in a preceding page,) are in complete bar
pvony with the Typographical, which is the parent root.]

Philadelphia Union Society for the Education of Poor Fe

male Children Incorporated in 1808.

Plalimthropic Beneficial Society Incorporated in 1799

Philomathean Society Inquire at the University.

Pike Beneficial Society Meets the fourth Monu:.

each month, at the S VV. corner of Fifth and Race. Annual
election fourth Monday in Aprd.

Pilots' Society, for the Relief of Distressed and Decayed

Pilots, their Widows and Children lucorporated in 1789-

Robert Ralston, clerk

Protect or 8 of Property in time of Fire.

Protestant Episcopal Society, for the Advancement of Chris-
tianity in Pennsylvania

Provident Society Meets quarterly at New Market

Hall, south Second, on the fust Monday in January, May, Au-
gust and November.

Provident Society of House Carpenters Incorporated

in 1809.

Relief Beneficial Society Incorporated in 1816. Meets

on the first Monday in each month, at the N. W. corner of
Third and Arch. Annual election on the first Thursday in

Peli^ious Historical Society President, Reverend Jacob

rodliead, I). 1).; Corresponding Secretary, Rev. Ezra Sides
ly, D. 1).

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Rose Beneficial Society of Kensington.

Rush Benevolent Society Meets at 193 Chesnut, on the

third Wednesday i.i each month.

St. Andre-* s Society President, Robert Smith.

St. George, the Society of the Sons of Established for

the Advice and Assistance of Englishmen in Distress. Insti-
tuted in 1772; and incorporated in 1813. Meets on the 23d of
January, April, July and October, at Washington Hall Hotel.
Annual election on the 23d January. Anniversary meeting on
the 23d April.

St. John* s Benefic

St. Joseph** Society, for educating and maintaining Poor Or-
phan Children Incorporated in 1807. Asylum in Sixth

above Spruce.

St. Patrick Benevolent Society Incorporated in 1804.

Annual election on the 17th of March.

School for the Free Education of Blacks, by the Friends

Instituted in 1770. They have a school for each sex, in Wife
ling's alley.

Scots* Thistle Society Instituted in 1796; and incorpo-
rated in 1799. Annual election in December. Meets at New
Market Hail, south Second, on the first Monday in March,
June, September, and on St. Andrew's day.

Second Jackson Benevolent Society Established in 1815.

Meets at 193 hcsnut, on the third Monday in each month
Annual election on the third Monday in January.

Shackamaxon Union Benevolent Society.

Society to assist the Poor, Old, and Sick, of the German Lu-
theran, Sion, and St. Michael's congregations.

Society to assist and encourage the Evangelical Congregation
in and near Philadelphia.

Society for the Relief of the Poor of the First Reformed I) 1

Society for the ReUefof poor, aged, and infirm Masters of ■

seh, their Widows and Children Instituted in 1765; and

incorporated in 1770.

Stonecutters' 1 Society ■ — Instituted in 1790; and incorpo-
rated in 1806.

Spring Gard< 1 for Charitable purposes-

Meets at the public school-house N. E. corner of Button wood
and Eighth streets.

Sunday and Adult School Union Instituted in 1817;

and incorporated in 1819 Meets annually the first Tues-
day after the 28th M

Sunday School Society Instituted in 1791; and inccr-

.porated in 1796. Kight Kev. Bishop White, President.

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Dtmrnantf Society, or Brethren of Principle— ——Meets on
'ibe second Thursday in each month, alternately at 97 south.
Fifth, and S. W. corner of Second and Coats' street.

The Society for the Relief of Poor and Distressed Members
the Evangelical Lutheran Congregations of St. John's
Church in the City and County of Philadelphia Incorpo-
rated in 1817. Meets on the lust Monday in June, September,
December and March, at the vestry room, Fifth above New
Annual election on the last Monday in June. Meets the 3d
Wednesday in each month.

True American Benejicial Society -Meets at the New

Market Hall, south Second. Annual election on the first
Friday of January

True Assistance Society of Hatters.

True Beneficial Society Incorporated in 1816. Meets

at the N. E. corner of Sixth and Vine, on the second Monday
of each month.

True Columbian Beneficial Society ■ Established in 1817.

Meets in Fifth above liuttonwood, on the first Wednesday in
each month. Semi-annual elections in April and October.

True Republican Society.

Union Harrr.onic Society Meets at their hall in Norris*

Union Society of Journeymen Tailors Meets at Elliotts

every Tuesday evening.

Union Society of Philadelphia Meets monthly at New

Market Hall, south Second.

Union Society of Hatters Meets the first Monday iu

each month, at the S. W. corner of Fifth and Race.

United Beneficial Society Meets at New Market Hall

„©n the 4th Wednesday in each month.

United German Society • Instituted in 1785, and incor-*

red in 1798. Meets at the S. W, corner of Second and
Coats' streets.

United Episcopal Churches* Free Schools.

United German Fraternity • Incorporated in 18Q4-
Meets the third Saturday in each month, at C. Steinmetz's.

United Journeymen Shipwrights' Society,

University of Pejmsylvania, situated in Ninth below High.

Vaccine Society Annual election in January. Establish-
ed™ 1809. Dr. J. Wilson Moore, president. [Fresh scabs
■can always be had, gratis, at the society.]

Victuallers' Society Meets at 269 Vine street. Annujfl

election on the first Tuesday in January.


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Vine Company of Pennsylvania.

Warren Beneficial Society Meets at 193 Chesimt street*

on the first Thursday in each month.

Washington Association of Young Men~~ -Presi-
dent, Joseph P. Norris, jun.
Washington Beneficial Society.

Washington Benevolent Society of Pennsylvania—
Instituted and incorporated in 1813. Meets at their Hall, m
Third above Spruce, on the first Friday in January, April.,
July, and October. Annual election in January. Officers take
their seats on the 22d February after election. President,
Com. Richard Dale; Vice President, senior, Robert Wharton,
esq. [There is also a Vice President for each Ward in the
City, one for the Northern Liberties, and one for Southward,
elected annually.] Corresponding Secretary, John >i. Scou.
Recording- Secretary, John Bacon. Assistant Secretary, and
Treasurer, George Heyl. In addition to the above, there is
a Committee of Superintendence; an Electing Committee for
each Ward and District; a School Committee for do. do. do v
ten Counsellors; six Physicians; five Stewards; one Marshal
and one door-keeper. This is the largest and most respectr -
ble Beneficial Society in the United States: well worthy of itr
hallowed title,

Wayne Beneficial Society — Incorporated in 181T.
Meets at John Goqdin's inn, South alley, the 2d Monday
^ach month. Annual election on the 1st of January, I
Anniversary of the birth of the hero whose name the Society

Welsh Society* — Formed before the American <
valution; revived in 1798, Incorporated in 1802.
Western Charitable Association,
Wesleyan Jie., t »feial Sooiety~~ln&t\tute<\ in 181

Meets on the third Wednesday in January, April, July,
October, at New Maiket Hall, south Second street.

Whitfield Beneficial Society— Meets at New Mar
ket Hall, 6outh Second street, on the fourth Monday in eajch

Young Wen's Missionary Society of Philadelphia
-•Instituted in 1822. President, Joseph P, Engles. Vice Pre-
sident, Henry Bond, M. D, Secretary, Robert H, Smith
Treasurer, Joseph H, Dulles. There are twenty-four Manu
grr^. « • .. .The object of this Society is truly praiseworthy:
viz. u to support one or more Missionaries in the city of Phi
^Adelphia, its suburbs and vicinity." Quarterly meetings are
Jjejd on the second Monday of February, May, November and

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In the foregoing list of the Institutions, &c. \st
have given such particulars as came within our means':
there are many of them that we should have been
glad to be able to have given some particulars with
their bare titles. That, however, we were unable
to do: the indifference of the officers of the insti-
tutions alluded to, is the cause — some months since
they were invited to furnish the publisher (Mr. Itobt,
Desilver, 110 Walnut street) with what they should

conceive necessary. What follows, came too late

for insertion in the proper alphabetical place,

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia —
President, Wm, Maclure. Vice Presidents, Zaccheus Collins,
George Orel. Corresponding 1 Secretary, Reuben Haines. Re-
cording- Secretary, Wm. Keating. Treasurer, Jacob Gilliams.
Curators, Thomas Say, C. A. Lesueur, John P. Wetherill and.
Isaac Hayes, M. D. Auditors, Robert E. Griffith, jun. M. 1).,
W. S. Warder and Isaac Lea. Librarian, Jacob Pierce.

American Beneficial Society — President, Jacob
Snider. Vice President, Robert Ralston. Treasurer, Thomas
Taylor. Secretary, Win. W. Pidgeon. Meet at New MUrket
Hall, south Second, the first Tuesday in each month.

American Philosophical Society — President, Robt.
Patterson. Vice Presidents, Wm. Tilghman, P. S. Duponceau
and Zaccheus Collins. Secretaries, R. M. Patterson, Robert.
Walsh, jun., George Ord and W. H. Keating. Counsellors
for three years, N. Chapman, Robert Hare, Wm. Hembel, jr.,
and C. C. Biddle. Curators, Thomas Say, \V. E. Horner and
Isaiah Lukens. Treasurer, John Vaug-han.

Columbia Hn>e Company — Instituted in 1806.
[Hose house situated in Cherry between Seventh and Eighth
streets.] President, Wm. D. Haslet. Vice President, Wm
E Crouding. Secretary, llally Ball. Treasurer, Adam Di-
alogue — and six Managers.

*JS\w England Sociefu of Philadelphia — President,
Charles Chauncey. First Vice President, Enos Brcnson. Se-
cond Vice President, Eiihu Chauncey. Third Vice President,
John W. Peril. Fourth Vice President, Samuel Hodgdon.
Chaplains, Dr. Wm. Rogers, Dr. E. S. Ely. Secretary, Thos.
Lyman. Assistant Secretary, Jonathan Fowle, jun. Treasurer,
Benjamin Cheever. Counsellors, Henry Chester, Samuel H.
Perkins. Physicians, Dr. II. Bond, Dr.* G. M'Ciellan. Stew^
ards, B. I. Gilman, jun., J. P. Grant, Charles Eaton, John T.

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United States — Nicholas Diddle, President; Thomas Wil.
son, Cashier; John Andrews, Assistant Cashier. Discounts
on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Branches of the Hank of the United States— Portsmouth, X
H., Boston, Providence, Middletown, Ct., New York, Balti-
more, Washington, Norfolk, Richmond, Charleston, Savan-
nah, Augusta, New Orleans, Fayetteville, Pittsburg-, Chilli-
oothe, Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

North America — Henry Nixon, President; Henry Hollings-
"worth, Cashier. Discounts on Mondays and Thursdays.

Pennsylvania — Joseph P. Norris, President; Elilm Chaun-
:ey, Cashier. Discounts on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Philadelphia — John Read, President; Quintin Campbell,
Cashier. Discounts on Mondays and Thursdays.

Farmers 1 and ^Mechanics* — Joseph Tagart, President; Henry
Kuhl, Cashier. Discounts on Tuesdays and Fridays.

.Mechanics' — John Rogers, President; Jonathan Smith,
Cashier. Discounts on Tuesdays and Fridays.

A'orthem Liberties — A. C. Barclay, President; D. Mande-
ville, Cashier. Discounts on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Schuylkill — Wm. Meredith, President; Hosea J. Levis,
Cashier. Discounts on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Stephen Girard's Banking House — John Roberts, Cashier,
Discounts on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Camden (N. J.) — Richard M. Cooper, President; Wm. XI II-
legas, Cashier. Office in the City, 21 Church alley.


American Fire Insurance Company. 101 Chesnul.
—Annual election on the first Monday in May. Chandler
Price, president. Wm. Jones, secretary.

Delaware Insurance Company, S. E. corner of Se-
cond and Walnut streets. President, Samuel Keith.

Fire Association of Philadelphia — President, Ben-
jamin Thaw. Treasurer, Caleb Carmalt.

Marine Insurance Company, AT Walnut — John
Lea my, President.

Mutual Assurance Company, for Insuring Houses
from Loss by Fire, 54 Walnut. President, Robt. Wharton.
Secretary and Treasurer, John B. Palmer.

North American Insurance Company, 40 Walnut.
-President, John Inskecp. Secretary, Robert S. Stephens.

Pennsylvania Company for Insurances on Li

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and Omnting Annuities— Incorporated in 1812. Charter p£i».
petual. Office 173 Cheanut.

Pennsylvania Insurance Company, N.E. corner of

Dock and Second. President, Daniel Smith.

Philadelphia Cqntributionship, for the Insurance
.uses from Loss by Fire, commonly called the "Hand-in*
Hand Insurance Company," 25 Dock street. Incorporated In
1763. Joseph S. Lewis, treasurer.

Philadelphia Insurance Company, S. W. corner
of Second and Walnut. President, John Ashley.

Phoenix Insurance Company, 96 south Second — *
President, David Lewis.

Union Insurance Company, 45 Walnut — Presi-
dent, George Latimer.

United States Insurance Company — President, -
Chandler Price. Office, 49 Walnut;


Bustleton and Smithjield Turnpike — President,
Henry Pratt. Annual election first Monday in November,
Incorporated in 1804. Office back of 95 north Water,

Cheltenham and Willrw Grove Turnpike Company

—Annual election 2d Monday in November, Robert Wharton/
■president. Griffith Evans, treasurer.

Chesnut Hill and Spring-House Turnpike Cowt'y."

Frankford and Bristol Turnpike Road Company
r.>Atmual election on the 10th Nov. Treasurer, Jos. L. Inglis,

Gap and Newport Turnpike Co mpa tiy; Office N.E,
&e* of Second and Dock.

Germantown and Chesnut Hill Turnpike Comply %

Germantoivn and Perkiomen Turnpike Company
. Annual election on' the 2d Monday in November.

Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike Company-^-*
President, Elliston Perot. Treasurer, John Bacon.

Ridge Turnpike Company, office N. VV. corner of
Wock and Pear. Annual election on the first Monday in Janu-
ary. President, Wm. Kawle. Treasurer, Thomas H. White,

Susquehanna and Tioga Turnpike Road Company
—George Vaux, president.

Schuylkill Navigation Company. — Annual elec-
'ion in January. Treasurer and Secretary, Thomas Harper,

Schuylkill Permanent Bridge Company — Richard

Peters^ president.

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Union Canal Company of Pennsylvania — lu(
florated in 1817. [The object of this Company is the opening
of a communication by water, for the transportation of the
produce of the country, and of goods, wares, and merchan-
dise, between the city of Philadelphia and the western
and north-western counties of Pennsylvania, by means of
a complete canal and lock navigation: it is now rapidly pro-
gressing-. It must be a matter of gratulation to every Penn-
sylvanian to find public attention so much awakened to the
lasting benefit of the state, in the improvement of the
numerous and noble streams that traverse almost every
county. V/hen the Delaware shall have formed a junction
with the Chesapeake and Kariton, should the present spirit of
improving the Schuylkill, Susquehanna, 2cc. Etc. continue —
vhen, and not till then, will " Philadelphia be the Mistress of
the American Continent." Let our Legislature do their .
rre ought to lead. Maryland and Xew Jersey mainly depend,
as it were, on our commencement of the work, which ca
fout be beneficial to all concerned, especially to Philadelphia.,
from her central situation: with the Delaware and Schtr.
in front and rear, and the Lehigh Mines at a trifling distance,
she must naturally be the emporium of the vast trade arising
from this inland and canal navigation. The estimated ex-
pense of this desirable result, would, it is said, be consider-
ably less than that of the Herculean Canal of New Y
A. perusal of two pamphlets, published some time since —
first by Win. J. Duane, Esq., and the last by Samuel Breck,
Esq. would furnish more real information relative to the to-
pography of the state, its water courses, and the practicabi
lity of their conjunction, or of their being diverted into the
Susquehanna, Schuylkill, Stc. than is to be found in some fifty
legislative speeches on the subject.]

In the State House Buildings ,

Which occupy the south side of Chesnut, from Fifth to 8
streets, are all the offices of the Corporation, and of the First
Congressional District of the State. The different Courts are
held in the same place. All the offices are fire-proof.


(Appointed annually. Office No, 18 Walnut.)

Master JVarden, David MafTet

AtsUtant Wardens, Paul Cox, Stephen Girard, Wm. West,
Joseph Reynolds, Charles Penrose and Samuel Volans.

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frj south Second street, below Dock, comer of Elmslie's alley.

General John Steele, collector. Andrew Epplee, deputy

James Glentworth, surveyor.

Samuel Clark, naval officer.

John Steele, jun. weigh master.

James Stewart and Samuel Ross, appraisers.


Upper District, from the north side of Market to Kensing-

ton Charles Anderson, Thomas Cash, Chambers Gaw,

Gilbert Gaw, Peter Ozeas, John Heed, John P. Schott.

Middle District, from Market to Spruce Benjamin

Ashmead, Joseph R. Dickson, John Davis, John \V. Durante
iry Huber, Jacob Zeblcy.

Lower District, from Spruce to the mouth of the Schuyl-
kill Win. Dulzell, Robert Hopkins, Hunlock Huddy,

V.idrew Jackson, Joseph Robinson, Job Whipple, J. Brown

At the Lazaretto David Ross.

At Marcus Hook Frederick Shull.

Benjamin Thomas, Inspector, and Captain of the Port Re»
venue Barge.

For finding the different Offices in the Custom House.
The desks of the Clerks, &c. are numbered from 1 to 6;
I the business done at each desk is as follows:
Ifcsk, Xo. 1— Examination of Inward Entries, calculations
of Duties and Drawbacks.
Xo. 2 — Bonds for Duties taken and Permits issued.
Xo. 3— Cashier, and for the Entrance and Clearance

of Vessels coastwise.
Xo. 4— Exports and Debentures.
Xo. 5 — Record of Imports.

Xo. 6— Entrance and Clearance of Vessels from and
to foreign ports, and for preparing ships

(n-ioards— Under and up to 12 feet, at §3 53 cts. per fotit

Above 12 feet, at §4 16 cts. per foot.
(Ju;\i-ards~ -Under and up to 12 feet, at %2$ per foot.
Above 12 feet, at §3 33 cts. per foot.

And ten dollars extra, from the 20th of Xovember until the
IGth of March, inclusive, is paid by all vessels of 100 torts
rjurthen and upward-

F'creign bottoms pay two dollars and 67 cts. additional tb
'.He above.








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