Customs' administrators and customs' reformers; or,'The digest of the proceedings of the Charlotte row committee' examined

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Strona 83 - By this indulgence of the public, the smuggler is often encouraged to continue a trade which he is thus taught to consider as in some measure innocent; and when the severity of the revenue laws is ready to fall upon him, he is frequently disposed to defend with violence, what he has been accustomed to regard as his just property.
Strona 8 - ORDERS, and to report their Observations thereupon, together with the MINUTES OF THE EvIDENCE taken before them from time to time, to the House...
Strona 160 - SIR, I AM commanded by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you that, the...
Strona 83 - Not many people are scrupulous about smuggling, when, without perjury, they can find any easy and safe opportunity of doing so. To pretend to have any scruple about buying smuggled goods, though a manifest encouragement to the violation of the revenue laws, and to the perjury which almost always attends it, would in most countries be regarded as one of those pedantic pieces of hypocrisy which, instead of gaining credit with...
Strona 83 - To pretend to have any scruple about buying smuggled goods, though a manifest encouragement to the violation of the revenue laws, and to the perjury which almost always attends it, would in most countries be regarded as one of those pedantic pieces of hypocrisy which, instead of gaining credit with anybody, serve only to expose the person who affects to practise them, to the suspicion of being a greater knave than most of his neighbours.
Strona 130 - ... that lighters may not be floating warehouses for unexamined goods 6 days will be allowed for the completion of Transhipments for all goods except for silks, spirits, wines, nutmegs, tea, and tobacco, for which 3 days only...
Strona 189 - The Lords Commissioners of her Majesty's Treasury have had under their consideration your...
Strona 128 - April, 1850.) 1. All goods in transit to be in the position of goods entered for exportation only, and at the time of ship's report must be described by their specific name, and declared " in transit ;" no goods described under a general denomination, such as " Merchandise," or " Contents unknown," to be entitled to the privilege.
Strona 186 - I have the fact upon the best authority — that numbers of vessels are constantly leaving the ports of Flushing, Ostend, &c., carrying contraband tobacco to this country. It is a fact which was established in evidence before a committee of this House, that seventy cargoes of tobacco containing 3,644,000 Ibs., were smuggled in one year on the coast of Ireland, from the port of Waterford to the Giant's Causeway alone.* In Scotland, the smuggling in this article is also carried on to a great extent.
Strona 48 - The wholesale cash price, less trade discount, for which goods of the like kind and quality are sold, or are capable of being sold, at the time and place of importation, without any abatement or deduction whatever except of the amount of the duties payable on the importation thereof ; or...

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