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(ACT of March 20, 1803.) ing only the delivering up of the former certificate of registry, enrolment, or license, as the case may be: Provided, nevertheless, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to remove the liability of any person or persons to any penalty for not surrendering up the papers belonging to any ship or vessel, on a transfer or sale of the same.

ACT of June 27, 1797. 3 Bioren, 4. An act in addition to an act, entitled “ An act concerning the registering and

recording of ships and vessels." 24. Sec, No ship or vessel which has been, or shall be, registered pursuant to any law of the United States, and which hereafter shall be seized, or captured and condemned, under the authority of any foreign power, or that shall, by sale, become the property of a foreigner or foreigners, shall, after the passing of this act, be entitled to, or capable of receiving, a new register, notwithstanding such ship or vessel should afterwards become American property; but that all such ships and vessels shall be taken and considered, to all intents and purposes, as foreign vessels: Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall extend to, or be construed to af. fect, the person or persons owning any ship or vessel, at the time of the seizure, or capture of the same, or shall prevent such owner, in case he regain a property in such ship or vessel, so con. demned, by purchase or otherwise, from claiming and receiving a new register for the same, as he might or could have done if this act had not been passed. (Infra, 31.]

ACT of March 2, 1803. 3 Bioren, 532. Ad act supplementary to the act, entitled “ An act providing passports for the

ships and vessels of the United States.” 25. Sec. 1. Every unregistered ship or vessel, owned by a cit. izen or citizens of the United States, and sailing with a sealetter, going to any foreign country, shall, before she departs from the United States, at the request of the master, be furnished by the collector of the district where such vessel may be, with a passport, of the form prescribed and established by the act to which this is a supplement, for which the master shall pay to the collector ten dollars, and be subject to the rules and conditions prescribed in the said act, for ships and vessels of the United States.

Sec, fi. There shall be paid on every such unregistered ship or vessel, sailing or trading to any foreign country, other than some port or place in America, for each and every voyage, the same sum, at the time of clearing outwards, to be received and accounted for in the same manner, as is by said act required in cases of ships and vessels of the United States.

ACT of March 2, 1803. 3 Bioren, 534. 26. Sec. 1. If any person shall knowingly make, utter, or publish, any false sealetter, Mediterranean passport; or certificate of registry, or shall knowingly avail himself of any such Mediterra

(ACT of March 27th, 1804.) nean passport, sealetter, or certificate of registry, he shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, to be recovered by action of debt, in the name of the United States, in any court of competent jurisdiction; and, if an officer of the United States, he shall forever thereafter be rendered incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under the authority of the United States.

27. Sec. 11. (New certificates of registry to be provided, See infra 34.]

28. Sec. nu. When any ship or vessel, which has been, or which shall be, registered pursuant to any law of the United States, shall, whilst such ship or vessel is without the limits of the United States, be sold or transferred, in whole or in part, to a citizen or citizens of the United States, such ship or vessel, on her first arrival in the United States thereafter, shall be entitled to all the privileges and benefits of a ship or vessel of the United States: Provided, That all the requisites of law, in order to the registry of ships or vessels, shall be complied with, and a new certificate of registry obtained for such ship or vessel, within three days from the time at which the master or other person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, is required to make his final report upon her first arrival afterwards, as aforesaid, agreeably to the thirtieth sectiun uf the act, passed on the second day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, entitled, An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage.” And it shall be lawful to pay to the collector of the district within which such ship or vessel may arrive, as aforesaid, the duties imposed by law on the tonnage of such ship or vessel, at any time within three days from the time at which the master, or other person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, is required to make his final report, as aforesaid, any thing to the contrary in any former law notwithstanding: Provided, always, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to repeal, or in any wise change, the provisions, restrictions, or limitations, of any former act or acts, excepting so far as the same shall be repugnant to the provisions of this act.

29. Sec. iv. The power vested in the secretary of the treasury, to remove disabilities incurred under the act to which this is a supplement, and under the act, entitled “An act for enrolling and licensing ships or vessels, to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same," shall extend to the remission of any foreign duties which shall have been or shall be incurred by reason of such disabilities.

ACT of March 27, 1804. 3 Bioren, 618. 30. Sec. I. No ship or vessel shall be entitled to be registered as a ship or vessel of the United States, or, if registered, to the benefits thereof, if owned in whole or in part by any person natu. ralized in the United States, and residing for more than one year in the country from which he originated, or for more than two

(ACT of March 12th, 1812.) years in any foreign country, unless such person be in the capacity of a consul, or other public agent of the United States: Propided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the registering anew of any ship or vessel before registered, in case of a bona fide sale thereof to any citizen or citizens resident in the United States. And provided, also, That satisfactory proof of the citizenship of the person on whose account a vessel may be purchased, shall be first exhibited to the collector, before a new register shall be granted for such vessel.

31. Sec. 11. The provision in the act, entitled “ An act in addition to an act, entitled . an act concerning the registering and recording of ships and vessels,' passed the twenty-seventh of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, shall be taken and deemed to extend to the executors or administrators of the owner or owners of vessels, in the said proviso described.

ACT of March 26, 1810. 4 Bioren, 261. 32. Sec. I. From and after the thirtieth day of June next, no sealetter, or other document, certifying or proving any ship or vessel to be the property of a citizen or citizens of the United States, shall be issued, except to ships or vessels duly registered, or enrolled and licensed, as ships or vessels of the United States, or to vessels which, at that time, shall, be wholly owned by citi. zens of the United States, and furnished with, or entitled to, sealetters or other customhouse documents; any law or laws, heretofore passed, to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided, nevertheless, That no sealetter shall be issued to any vessel which shall not at this time be furnished or entitled to a sealetter, unless such vessel shall return to some port or place in the United States, or territories thereof, on or before the said thirtieth day of June next: Provided, nevertheless, That no sealetter, or other document, certifying or proving any ship or vessel to be the property of a citizen or citizens of the United States, shall be issued to any vessel now abroad, which shall not, at this time, be furnished or entitled to a sealetter, unless such vessel shall arrive at some port or place in the United States, or territories thereof, on or before the said thirtieth day of June next.

ACT of March 12, 1812. 4 Bioren, 393.

Au act respecting the enrolling and licensing of steam boats. 33. Sec. 1. From and after the passing of this act, a steam boat employed or intended to be employed, only in a river or bay of the United States, owned wholly or in part by an alien, resident within the United States, may and shall be enrolled and licensed, as if the same belonged to a citizen of the United States, according to, and subject to all the conditions, limitations, and provisions contained in the act; entitled “ An act for enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same,” except that in such case,

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(ACT of March 3, 1817.) no oath or affirmation shall be required that the said boat belongs to a citizen or citizens of the United States.

Sec. 11. The owner or owners of such steam boat, upon application for enrolment or license, shall give bond to the collector of the district, to and for the use of the United States, in the penalty of one thousand dollars, with sufficient surety, conditioned that the said boat shall not be employed in other waters than the ri. vers and bays of the United States.

ACT of March 3, 1813. 4. Bioren, 521. 34. Sec. 1. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to cause to be provided blank certificates of registry, and such other papers as may be necessary, executed in such manner, and with such marks, as he may direct; and from and after the thirtyfirst day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, no certificate of registry shall be issued, except such as shall have been provided and marked as aforesaid, and the ships or vessels of the United States, which shall have been duly registered as such, shall be entitled to new certificates of registry (gratis) in exchange for their old certificates of registry. And it shall be the duty of the respective collectors, on departure of any such ship or vessel, after the said thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, from any district to which such ship or vessel shall belong, to issue a new certificate accordingly and to retain and deface the former certificate.

ACT of March 3, 1817. Pamphlet edit. 227. 35. Sec. 1. The register, or other document in lieu thereof, together with the clearance and other papers, granted by the officers of the customs to any foreign ship or vessel, at her departure from the port or place from which she may have arrived, shall, previously to entry in any port of the United States, be produced to the collector with whom such entry is to be made. And it shall be the duty of the master or commander, within forty eight hours after such entry, to deposite the said papers with the consul or vice-consul of the nation to which the vessel belongs, and to deli. ver to the collector the certificate of such consul or vice-consul, that the said papers have been so deposited; and any master, or commander, as aforesaid, who shall fail to comply with this regu. lation, shall, upon conviction thereof in any court of competent jurisdiction, be fined in a sum not less than five hundred dollars, nor exceeding two thousand dollars: Provided, That this act shall not extend to the vessels of foreign nations, in whose ports American consuls are not permitted to have the custody and possession of the register and other papers of vessels entering the ports of such nation, according to the provisions of the second section of the act supplementary to the act“ concerning consuls and vice consuls, and for the further protection of American seamen," passed the twenty-eighth of February, eighteen hundred and three.

(ACT of March 20, 1819.) Sec. 11. It shall not be lawful for any foreign consul to deliver to the master or commander of any foreign vessel, the register and other papers deposited with him pursuant to the provisions of this act, until such master or commander shall produce to him a clearance, in due form, from the collector of the port where such vessel has been entered; and any consul offending against the provisions of this act, shall, upon conviction thereof before the supreme court of the United States, be fined, at the discretion of the court, in a sum not less than five hundred dollars, nor exceeding five thousand dollars.

ACT of March 2, 1819. Pamphlet edit. 37.

An act regulating Passenger ships and vessels. 36. Sec. 1., If the master or other person on board of any ship or vessel, owned in the whole or in part by a citizen or citizens of the United States, or the territories thereof, or by a subject or subjects, citizen or citizens, of any foreign country, shall, after the first day of January next, take on board of such ship or ves. sel, at any foreign port or place, or shall bring or convey into the United States, or the territories thereof, from any foreign port or place; or shall carry, convey, or transport, from the United States, or the territories thereof, to any foreign port or place, a greater number of passengers than two for every five tons of such ship or vessel, according to custom-house measurement, every such master, or other person so offending, and the owner or owners of such ship or vessel, shall severally forfeit and pay to the United States, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, for each and every passenger so taken on board of such ship or vessel over and above the aforesaid number of two to every five tons of such ship or vessel; to be recovered by suit, in any circuit or district court of the United States, where the said vessel may arrive, or where the owner or owners aforesaid may reside: Provided, ne. vertheless, That nothing in this act shall be taken to apply to the complement of men usually and ordinarily employed in navigating such ship or vessel.

Sec. 11. If the number of passengers so taken on board of any ship or vessel as aforesaid, or conveyed or brought into the United States, or transported therefrom as aforesaid, shall exceed the said proportion of two to every five tons of such ship or vessel, by the number of twenty passengers, in thc whole, every such ship or vessel shall be deemed and taken to be forfeited to the United States, and shall be prosecuted and distributed in the same manner in which the forfeitures and penalties are recovered and distributed under the provisions of the act, entitled “ An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage."

Sec. in. Every ship or vessel bound on a voyage from the United States to any port on the continent of Europe, at the time of leaving the last port whence such ship or vessel shall sail, shall have on board, well secured under deck, at least sixty gallons of

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