Mr. Adee to Mr. Ibsen.
Department of State,
Washington, June 9,
Sir: A copy of your note of the 21st ultimo,
asking, under the instruction of your Government, to be furnished with a
list specifying all dues of any kind levied on Swedish vessels in
American ports, and, second, the amount of such dues, was transmitted to
the Treasury Department, and I have now the honor to inclose a report
from the Commissioner of Navigation of that Department, giving the
to Mr. Bayard.
May 31, 1888.
Sir: Referring to your letter of the 26th
instant, I have the honor to transmit herewith a report and its
inclosures by the Commissioner of Navigation, relating to the dues,
etc., levied on Swedish vessels.
Mr. Morton to
Treasury Department, Bureau of Navigation,
Washington, D. C., May 31, 1888.
Sir: Referring to the letter of the
Secretary of State dated the 26th instant, inclosing a copy of a
note from the Swedish minister, in which he requests a list
specifying (1) all dues of any kind levied on Swedish vessels in
American ports, and (2) the amount of such dues, I have the honor to
state that the tonnage dues imposed are set forth in the inclosed
copy of the act of June 19, 1886, and that the fees are specified in
the inclosed list.
No other fees or dues are imposed by the Government of the United
States on Swedish vessels engaged in foreign trade.
It should he observed that the fees specified in the list are exacted
only when the circumstances require the particular service to be
performed for which they are allowed: thus, the admeasurement fees
are not charged in the case of vessels already admeasured and
certified under the Swedish laws.