This section is from the book "Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: A Guide To Correct Writing", by Thos. E. Hill. Also available from Amazon: Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: The How-To-Do-Everything Book Of Victorian America.
Not the entire free list, but including: those which most generally interest the people.
Acids, carbolic, for chemical or manufactur'g purposes.
Acids, nitric, not 3hemically pure.
Adhesive-felt, for sheathing vessels.
African Fibre, unmanufactured, for beds.
Amber in the gum.
American artists, works of.
Angora Goats, alive.
Angora Skins, without wool.
Animals, specially imported for breeding purposes, must be of superior breed for improvement of stock
Annotta or Annotto, and all extracts of, and seed.
Antiquities, for cabinets.
Baggage of immigrants or.
returning tourists, in actual use. Bagging Waste, fit only for making paper.
Bags, gunny, old or refuse, fit only to be remanufactured. Balm of Gilead. Balsams, copaiva or copaiba. Balsams, fir, or Canada. Balsams, Peruvian. Bamboo sticks, canes, or for umbrella sticks. Basswood-bark. Beads, amber. Bed-feathers, or downs. Beds, curled hogs-hair, for. Bees, of superior stock for breeding. Beet-root Ashes. Belladonna, root and leaf. Bell-metal. Bergamot-oil. Berries, for dyeing. Berries, juniper and laurel. Birds, living or stuffed. Bleaching Powders. Bologna Sausages.
Bone-ash and bone-dust, for manufacture of phosphates and fertilizers.
Bones, crude, burned, not manufactured, ground, calcined or steamed.
Books which have been printed over twenty years.
Books, professional, of persons arriving in the United States.
Books, as household effects of immigrants, when they have been used abroad for more than one year and are not intended for sale.
Brazil or cream-nuts.
Bronze, statuary, the|original creative work of American artists.
Caraway, oil of caraway-seeds.
Cars, Canadian, used only in through business between Canada and U. S.
Cattle, specially imported for breeding purposes, musc be of superior breed for improvement of stock.
Charts for library of Congress, United States.
Cinnamon, oil of.
Clothing, in actual use of persons arriving in the United States.
Coal stores of American vessels not unladen.
Coffee, in the natural berry.
Coins, cabinets of.
Cork, bark or wood manufactured.
Cotton Waste, for making paper.
Diamonds, rough or uncut.
Dried Skins, not otherwise specified.
Drugs, crude, used in dyeing or tanning.
Fence-posts, cedar. round and unmanufactured.
Fish, all kinds, the produce of the fisheries of the Dominion of Canada, Prince Edward's Island, Newfoundland, or Labrador (but not British Columbia), except fish of the inland lakes, or of the rivers falling into them, and except fish preserved in oil.
Fish, simply packed in ice for preservation while in transit to market and intended for immediate consumption.
Fish oil, the product of the sea - fisheries of Canada, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador (but not British Columbia).
Flax Waste for paper stock.
Flint, flints and ground flint-stones.
Flowers, natural, dried and prepared.
Fowls, land or water, living.
Fruit-plants, tropical and semi-tropical for propagation or cultivation.
Fur-skins, not dressed in any manner.
Ginger-root, green, fresh or dried. Glass, fit only to be remanufactured. Glaziers' Diamonds. Glue, fish. Gold - beaters' moulds and skins.
ARTICLES WHICH ARE ADMITTED FREE OF DUTY.
Gold, old and unfit for use without remanufacture
Grasses and Pulp of, for making paper.
Grease, for use as soap-stock only, not otherwise specified.
Guitar Strings, gut.
Gums, all not otherwise specified.
Gut, cat or whip, unmanufactured.
Gut and Worm-gut, for whip and other cord, manufactured or not.
Gut-cord or catgut strings.
Gut-rope or whip-gut strings.
Gutta - percha, unmanufactured or crude.
Hair, hogs', curled, for beds and mattresses, not fit for bristles.
Hair, horse and cattle, cleaned or uncleaned,drawn or undrawn, but unmanufactured.
Hair, sheep-skins, sheared.
Hides, raw, hair removed by liming.
Hoop-timber, round, in its natural condition, with the bark on.
Hop-roots, for cultivation.
Horn, in strips.
Horses, of superior breed for the improvement of stock.
Iceland Moss. Indian-hemp, crude. India-rubber, crude. India-rubber, crude, in rough sheets. Isinglass. Ivory, and vegetable ivory, unmanufactured. Ivory Nuts, unmanufactured. Japan-wax.
Juniper Berries. Junk, old.