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The Seventh Report Fees, Gratuities, Perquisites Ireland


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Date of Article: 31/01/1809
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42 ( Ireland.)— SEVENTH REPORT or THB COMMISSIONERS [ APPx. No. 5. The Examination of Mr. THOs HARNETT , taken on Oath, the 18th day of January 1808. This Examinant faith, T .1 r T T onri hie been in charge of Mill- street Leather Sb^^ Eas S SnL^ le oath by;- hlch the law has required file returns made by Skinners and Leather- drelfers to oe verified, be- cau feh e could not procure the printed forms for fuch affidavus, but was mformed, Tpon application atfire Stanonary Stores, that there were not then m ftore any cop. es of fuch forms. Th Harnett. J. S. Rocbfort, Fredk Geale, Robert Alexander, Charles Saxton. No. 6. The Examination of Mr. WM DOYLE, Surveyor of Excife; taken on Oath, the 8th and 17th days ot December 1807. This Examinant faith, That he is a Surveyor of Excife 5 he was in charge of Mill- ftreet Leather Survey, in the City of Dublin, for upwards of two years: the duty of the Surveyor in charge of Tan Yards is, to afcertain the number of Pits, Vats, Latches and Handlers, and the contents in cubic feet in each; this he does by taking an account of the number, and meafuring all the Tan Pits, Vats, Latches, and Handlers. No entry is made of the feparate dimenfions of each Pic, Vat, & c. except in the Dimenfion Book, in which he enters alfo the grofs meafurement, and the deduction of 2> 9ths. which is always made therefrom. The nett content only after this deduction is entered in the Officer's Stock Book ; the Dimenfion Book is not returned to any Office in the ordinary courfe of bufinefs. About April laft, there was a general order from the Board, to return to the Examinator of Excife, the dimenfions of the Pits, & c, in the different Tan Yards throughout Ireland. Before a Tanner takes out a Licence, he fhould fend to the Colleftor of Excife a regifter of his Tan Yard, lpecifying the dimenfions of each and every Tan Pit, Vat, Latch and Handler, but this regifter in general only contains the aggregate content of the feveral Pits, after the deduction aforefaid. When Examinant furnilhes a Tanner with the dimenfions of his Pits, & c. he receives, in fome inftances, a fee of one Guinea, in others from five to ten Shillings, Britifh; he ufually furnilhes the Tan- ner with the aggregate content only of his feveral Pits, after the deduction of 2- 9ths. as before- mentioned. The Skinner is obliged to give twenty- four hours previous notice to the Gauger in charge, when he intends to take out any Skins for the purpofe of drying, and forty- eight hours notice when he requires the Officer to attend in order to ftamp the Skins. In Dublin, fpecimen papers are kept in each Tan Yard, and the Officers enter their vifics therein, as well as in the Stock Books; the fpecimen papers are not returned to any Office, but remain in the Tan Yards, where they have been polled up.
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