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(ACT of March 28, 1819.) water, one hundred pounds of salted provisions, one gallon of vinegar, and one hundred pounds of wholesome ship bread, for each and every passenger on board such ship or vessel, over and above such other provisions, stores, and live stock, as may be put on board by such master or passenger for their use; or that of the crew of such ship or vessel; and in like proportion for a shorter or longer voyage; and if the passengers, on board of such ship or vessel in which the proportion of provisions herein directed shall not have been provided, shall at any time be put on short allowance, in water, flesh, vinegar, or bread, during any voyage aforesaid, the master and owner of such ship or vessel shall severally pay to each and every passenger who shall have been put on short allowance as aforesaid, the sum of three dollars for each and every day they may have been on such short allowance; to be recovered in the same manner as seamen's wages are, or may be, recovered. . Sec. iv. The captain or master of any ship or vessel arriving in the United States, or any of the territories thereof, from any foreign place whatever, at the same time that he delivers a manifest of the cargo, and, if there be no cargo, then at the time of making report or entry of the ship or vessel, pursuant to the existing laws of the United States, shall also deliver and report, to the collector of the district in which such ship or vessel shall arrive, a list or manifest of all the passengers taken on board of the said ship or vessel at any foreign port or place; in which list or manifest it shall be the duty of the said master to designate, particularly, the age, sex, and occupation, of the said passengers, respectively, the country to which they severally belong, and that of which it is their intention to become inhabitants; and shall further set forth whether any, and what number have died on the voyage; which report and manifest shall be sworn to by the said master, in the same manner as is directed by the existing laws of the United States, in relation to the manifest of the cargo, and that the refu. sal or neglect of the master aforesaid, to comply with the provisions of this section, shall incur the same penalties, disabilities, and forfeitures, as are at present provided for a refusal or neglect to report and deliver a manifest of the cargo aforesaid.

Sec. v. Each and every collector of the customs, to whom such manifest or list of passengers as aforesaid shall be delivered, shall, quarter yearly, return copies thereof to the secretary of state of the United States, by whom statements of the same shall be laid before congress at each and every session.

ACT of March 2, 1819. Pamphlet edit. 43. An act supplementary to the acts concerning the coasting trade. 37. Sec, 1. For the more convenient regulation of the coasting trade, the seacoast and navigable rivers of the United States hereby are, divided into two great districts; the first, to include all the districts on the seacoast and navigable rivers, between the eastern li

(ACT of March 22d, 1794.) mits of the United States and the southern limits of Georgia; and the second, to include all the districts on the seacoast and navi. gable rivers, between the river Perdido and the western limits of the United States.

Sec. 11. Every ship or vessel, of the burthen of twenty tons or upwards, licensed to trade between the different districts of the United States, shall be, and is hereby, authorised to carry on such trade between the districts included within the aforesaid great districts, respectively, and between a state in one, and an adjoining state in another, great district, in manner, and subject only to the regulations that are, now by law required to be observed by such ships or vessels, in trading from one district to another in the same state, or from a district in one state to a district in the next adjoining state, any thing in any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 111. Every ship or vessel of the burden of twenty tons or upwards, licensed to trade as aforesaid, shall be, and is hereby, required, in trading from one to another great district, other than between a state in one, and an adjoining state in another, great district, to conform to and observe the regulations, that, at the time of passing this act, are required to be observed by such ves. sels in trading from a district in one state to a district in any other than an adjoining state.

Sec. iv. The trade between the districts not included in either of the two great districts aforesaid, shall continue to be carried on in the manner, and subject to the regulations, already provided for this purpose.

Sec. v. This act shall commence and be in force, from and after the thirtieth day of June next after the passing thereof.

SLAVE TRADE.

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Bonds to be given,

1 Penalty on preparing vessels, Part ownership of slave vessel,

- taking negroes on board, Serving on board,

3 Holding, purchasing, &c. Jurisdiction of courts,

Onus probandi, Informer's share,

Limitation, Slave ships found near the coast,

Repeal, Slaves carried coastwise, 7, 8, 9 | Naval force employed,

19, 21, 23 Penalty on importation,

10, 14 | Removal to Africa, being concerned,

11 ACT of March 22, 1794. 2 Bioren, 383. An act to prohibit the carrying on the slave trade, from the United States to any

foreign place or country, : [Secs. I. and 11. are supplied by the act of April 20, 1818. Infra 10, &c.]

1. Sec. in. The owner, master, or factor, of each and every foreign ship or vessel, clearing out for any of the coasts or kingdoms of Africa, or suspected to be intended for the slave trade,

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(ACT of May 10th, 1800.) and the suspicion being declared to the officer of the customs, by any citizen, on oath or affirmation, and such information being to the satisfaction of the said officer, shall first give bond, with sufficient sureties, to the treasurer of the United States, that none of the natives of Africa, or any other foreign country or place, shall be taken on board the said ship or vessel, to be transported, or sold, as slaves, in any other foreign port or place whatever, within nine months thereafter. Sec. iv. (Supplied, Infra, 13.]

ACT of May 10, 1800. 3 Bioren, 382. An act in addition to the act, entitled “ Ad act to prohibit the carrying on the

slave trade from the United States to any foreign place or country. 2. Sec. 1. It shall be unlawful for any citizen of the United States, or other person residing within the United States, directly or indirectly, to hold or have any right or property in any vessel employed, or made use of, in the transportation or carrying of slaves from one foreign country or place to another, and any right or property belonging as aforesaid, shall be forfeited, and may be libelled and condemned, for the use of the person who shall sue for the same; and such person, transgressing the prohibition aforesaid, shall also forfeit and pay a sum of money equal to double the value of the right or property in such vessel, which he held as aforesaid; and shall also forfeit a sum of money equal to double the value of the interest which he may have had in the slaves, which at any time may have been transported or carried in such vessel, after the passing of this act, and against the form thereof.

3. Sec. 11. It shall be unlawful for any citizen of the United States, or other person residing therein, to serve on board any vessel of the United States, employed, or made use of, in the transportation or carrying of slaves from one foreign country or place to another; and any such citizen, or other person, voluntarily serving as aforesaid, shall be liable to be indicted therefor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars, and be imprisoned not exceeding two years.

Sec, 11. If any citizen of the United States shall voluntarily serve on board of any foreign ship or vessel, which shall hereafter be employed in the slave trade, he shall, on conviction thereof, be liable to, and suffer, the like forfeitures, pains, disabilities, and penalties, as he would have incurred had such ship or vessel been owned or employed, in whole or in part, by any person or persons residing within the United States.

Sec. Iv. [Supplied and repealed, Infra 19.]

4. Sec. v. The district and circuit courts of the United States shall have cognizance of all acts and offences against the prohibitions herein contained.

Sec, Ví. Provided, nevertheless, That nothing in this act contained shall be conetrued to authorise the bringing into either of

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(ACT of March 20, 1807.) the United States, any person or persons, the importation of whom is, by the existing laws of such state, prohibited.

5. Sec. vii. The forfeitures which shall hereafter be incurred under this, or the said act to which this is in addition, not otherwise disposed of, shall accrue and be, one moiety thereof to the use of the informer, and the other moiety to the use of the United States, except where the prosecution shall be first instituted on behalf of the United States, in which case the whole shall be to their use.

ACT of February 28, 1803. 3 Bioren, 529. An act to prevent the importation of certain persons into certain states, where,

by the laws thereof, their adınission is prohibited. [This act is supplied by the act of April 20, 1818. Infra 10, &c.]

ACT of March 2, 1807. 4 Bioren, 94. [The first six sections of this act are repealed. See Infra, 18.]

6. Sec. vii. If any ship or vessel shall be found, from and after the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight, in any river, port, bay, or harbour, or oh the high seas, within the jurisdictional limits of the United States, or hovering on the coast thereof, having on board any negro, mulatto, or person of color, for the purpose of selling them as slaves, or with intent to land the same, in any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States, contrary to the prohibition of this act, every such ship or vessel, together with her tackle, apparel, and furniture, and the goods or effects which shall be found on board the same, shall be forfeited to the use of the United States, and may be seized, prosecuted, and condemned, in any court of the United States having jurisdiction thereof. And it shall be lawful for the president of the United States, and he is hereby authorised, should he deem it expedient, to cause any of the armed vessels of the United States to be manned and employed to cruize on any part of the coast of the United States, or territories thereof, where he may judge attempts will be made to violate the provisions of this act, and to instruct and direct the commanders of armed vessels of the United States to seize, take, and bring into any port of the United States, all such ships or vessels, and moreover to seize, take, and bring into any port of the United States, all ships or vessels of the United States, wheresoever found on the high seas, contravening the provisions of this act, to be proceeded against according to law; and the captain, master, or commander, of every such ship or vessel, so found and seized as aforesaid, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall be liable to be prosecuted before any court of the United States having jurisdiction thereof; and being thereof convicted, shall be fined, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and be imprisoned, not less than two years and not exceeding four years. And the proceeds of all ships and vessels, their tackle, apparel, and

ture, shall be forfited, and wereof. Andhie is herebyr med

(ACT of March 2, 1807.) furniture, and the goods and effects on board of them, which shall be so seized, prosecuted, and condemned, shall be divided equally between the United States and the officers and men who shall make such seizure, take, or bring the same into port for condemnation, whether such seizure be made by an armed vessel of the United States, or revenue cutters thereof, and the same shall be distributed in like manner as is provided by law for the distribution of prizes taken from an enemy: Provided, That the officers and men, to be entitled to one-half of the proceeds aforesaid, shall safe keep every negro, mulatto, or person of color, found on board of any ship or vessel so by them seized, taken, or brought into port for condemnation, and shall deliver every such negro, mulatto, or person of color, to such person or persons as shall be appointed, by the respective states, to receive the same; and if no such person or persons shall be appointed by the respective states, they shall deliver every such negro, mulatto, or person of color, to the overseers of the poor of the port or place where such ship or vessel may be brought or found, and shall immediately transmit to the governor or chief magistrate of the state an account of their proceedings, together with the number of such negroes, mulattoes, or persons of color, and a descriptive list of the same, that he may give directions respecting such negroes, mulattoes, or persons of color.

7. Sec. viii. No captain, master, or commander, of any ship or vessel, of less burthen than forty tons, shall, from and after the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight, take on board and transport any negro, mulatto, or person of color, to any port or place whatsoever, for the purpose of selling or disposing of the same as a slave, or with intent that the same may be sold or disposed of to be held to service or labour, on penalty of forfeiting, for every such negro, mulatto, or person of color, so taken on board and transported, as aforesaid, the sum of eight hundred dollars; one moiety thereof to the use of the United States, and the other moiety to any person or persons who shall sue for and prosecute the same to effect: Provided, however, That nothing in this section shall extend to prohibit the taking on board or transporting on any river, or inland bay of the sea, within the jurisdiction of the United States, any negro, mulatto, or person of color, (not imported contrary to the provisions of this act) in any vessel or species of craft whatever.

8. Sec. ix. The captain, master, or commander, of any ship or vessel, of the burthen of forty tons or more, from and after the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight, sailing coastwise, from any port in the United States to any port or place within the jurisdiction of the same, having on board any negro, mulatto, or person of color, for the purpose of transporting them, to be sold or disposed of as slaves, or to be held to service or labour, shall, previous to the departure of such ship or vessel, make out and subscribe duplicate manifests of every such negro,

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