Laws of the Republic of Texas, in two volumes. Volume 01. Page: 253
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l0o raise a public revenue by Impost Duties
Whereas, it is deemed expedient to raise a Jpublic revenue
by impost duties, to aid in defraying the public expenses, sustaining
the public credit, and securing to the public creditors a
fair annual or semi-annual interest on their shares of stock in
the funded debt:
SEC. 1. Therefore be it enacted by the senate and house of
representatives of the republic of Texas in' congress assembled, That
from and after the passage of this act, there shall be imposed on
all goods, wares and merchandize, which may be introduced into
this republic, the duties hereinafter designated, which shall be
levied and collected in conformity with the following classification,
atioit of ucs to be eactd a tI3e sever ports of enry in
Texras, on goozde imported into the repitblic.
Provisions and groceries, bread stuffs, including corn, wheat,
barley and oats, free: beef pickled, free: pork, salted, and
smoked free: butter sixth and a fourth cents per pound: codfish
one dollar per hundred pounds: mackerel one dollar and fifty
cents per barrel: salmon two dollars per barrel: herrings one
dollar t)er barrel: herrings, in boxes, one dollar per hundred
pounds: shad one dollar and fi ty cents per barrel: neat's
tongces, pickled or smoked free: potatoes, onions, beets, beans,
and rice, free: coffee one cent per pound: sugar, brown, two
cents per pound: sugar, white, four cents per pound: molasses,
or syrup five cents per gallon: tea, black, twelve and a half
cents per pound: teal, green, twenty-five cents per pound: spices;
pepper, five cents per pound: pimento or allspice, five cents per
pound: cinnamon, cloves, and other spices, ten cents per pound:
mustard twenty-five per cent ad valorem: pickles twenty-five
per ceIrt ad valorem: fruits, apples or peaclhes twenty-five per
ce-nt ad valorem; preserved in brandy or other spirits twentyfive
per cent ad valorem: raisins, figs, almonds, filberts, &c. three
cents per pound: oils, salad, spermaceti, whale, rape, and linseed
fifteen per cent ad valorem: candles, tallow, two cents
per pound; spermacc;i, three cents per pound; wax, four cents
per pound: soap, yellow, four cents per pound: salt three cents
per bushel of fifty pounds: vinegar, free. Other articles of pro
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Front cover, spine, and title page of the first volume of Republic of Texas laws. One of a two-volume set; this volume contains 3 volumes and is the personal copy of Anson Jones; "Jones, Barrington, 1845" scratched on leather cover; Jones' signature throughout
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Texas (Republic). Secretary of State. Laws of the Republic of Texas, in two volumes. Volume 01., book, 1838; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45356/m1/253/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .