Inspector of Tobacco, 1822, Job Description

It is his duty to inspect every hogshead of tobacco, when required so to do, by uncasing and breaking each hogshead in three different places, and shall determine its quality and weight, and mark the same on the hogshead, together with the initials of the owner's name.

The Inspector of Tobacco is appointed by the Mayor, about the fourth Monday of June, annually. He is required to give bond in the sum of three thousand dollars, and make oath that he will faithfully perform the duties required of him, by the laws respecting the inspection of tobacco.

He exercises the general superintendence over all persons employed to work in the warehouse, and must not suffer any person to be employed therein whom he does not know to be of a good moral character.

He fixes the compensations of such persons, to be paid by the persons for whom they are employed. He is required to make a report to the Register of the City, on the first Monday in January annually, of the number of hogsheads of tobacco inspected by him, and the sums received for warehouse rent, and inspection. His compensation is one hundred dollars per annum, for taking care of the warehouse, and he receives one dollar for every hogshead of tobacco inspected by him.

Reference
"Corporation Officers," The Washington Directory showing the Name, Occupation, and Residence, of each Head of a Family and Person in Business, Washington, D. C., December, 1822, page 105.

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