The 2d section of this act provides “That all the privileges and advantages to which ships and vessels owned by citizens of the United States are by law entitled, shall be, until the 15th day of January next, extended to ships and vessels wholly owned by citizens of the States of North Carolina and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations; provided” that the master of every ship so owned shall prove such ownership by certain described evidence. Section 3 of this act runs as follows: “And be it further enacted, That all rum, loaf sugar and chocolate manufactured or made in the States of North Carolina or Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and imported or brought into the United States, shall be deemed and taken to be subject to the like duties as goods of the like kinds imported from any foreign State, kingdom or country, are made subject to.” The Act of February 8th, 1790.--Its title is: “An act for giving effect to the several acts therein mentioned in respect to the State of North Carolina, and other purposes.” [This is the act that extended the laws of the United States over North Carolina after she had ratified the Constitution.] The 2d section of this act divides North Carolina up into five revenue districts, and establishes certain ports of entry therein. The 7th section of the act runs as follows:
And be it further enacted, That the 2d section of the act [i. e., the act of September 16th, 1879] entitled “an act to suspend part of an act,” &c., &c., passed the 16th day of September last, shall, with respect to the inhabitants and citizens of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, be revived, and also that the 4th section1 of said act shall be revived, and both continue in force until the first day of April next, and no longer.