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An Act of the First Congress

 
 
An Act of the First Congress Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 30, 2022
1. An Act of the First Congress Marker
Inscription.  
An Act of the First Congress,
August 4, 1790
An act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels.

Be it enacted,
that the President of the United States be empowered to cause to be built and equipped, so many boats or cutters, not exceeding ten, as may be necessary to be employed for the protection of the revenue, the expense whereof shall not exceed ten thousand dollars, which shall be paid out of the product of the duties or goods, wares and merchandise, imported into the United States.

And be it further enacted,
that the officers of said boats or cutters, shall be appointed by the President of the United States, and shall respectively be deemed officers of the customs, and shall have power and authority to go on board of every ship or vessel which shall arrive within the United States, or within four leagues of the coast thereof, if bound for the United States, and to search and examine the same and every part thereof, and to demand, receive and certify the
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manifests ...and to remain on board the said ships or vessels until they arrive at their places of destination.

( signature ) A Hamilton
( signature ) G Washington
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLaw EnforcementWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is August 4, 1790.
 
Location. 41° 22.316′ N, 72° 6.065′ W. Marker is in New London, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker can be reached from Mohegan Ave. Pkwy. north of Williams Street, on the right when traveling north. Located in front of Hamilton Hall at the Washington Parade Ground on the campus of the United States Coast Guard Academy. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Mohegan Ave Pkwy, New London CT 06320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revenue Cutter Scammel (here, next to this marker); Alexander Hamilton (here, next to this marker); Honor Duty Respect (here, next to this marker); Letter of Instruction (here, next to this marker); Washington Parade (within shouting distance of this marker); Guns from Reina Christina (within shouting distance of this marker); To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington (about 600 feet away, measured in
An Act of the First Congress Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 30, 2022
2. An Act of the First Congress Marker
a direct line); George Washington, Prefident of the United States of America (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New London.
 
Also see . . .
1. The United States Coast Guard Academy. (Submitted on September 9, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. United States Coast Guard Academy (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 9, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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