The person producing an invoice for certification shall at the same time declare to the consul or vice consul the port in the United States at which it is intended to make entry of merchandise; whereupon the consul, or vice consul, shall indorse upon each of the triplicates a certificate, under his hand and official seal, stating that the invoice has been produced to him, with the date of such production, and the name of the person by whom the same was produced, and the port in the United States at which it shall be the declared intention to make entry of the merchandise therein mentioned.
19 U.S. Code § 338. Indorsement upon invoice; port of entry
R.S. § 2855 derived from act Mar. 3, 1863, ch. 76, § 1, 12 Stat. 738.
Section is based on the first sentence of R.S. § 2855. The second sentence of R.S. § 2855, which related to the disposition of certified copies of invoices, was superseded by section 482(e) of the Tariff Act of 1922, and later by section 482(e) of the Tariff Act of 1933 which is classified to section 1482(e) of this title.