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Certificate to be used in prosecutions of masters of vessels for refusal to
UNITED STATES CONSULATE, 189— SIR: A penalty is supposed to have been incurred by (James Johnson), of [New Orleans, commander of the brig Jackson, of that place], for a violation of sections 4309 and 4310 of the Revised Statutes of the United States for [refusing to deposit the papers of the said brig with such consul], and for which he is liable to be prosecuted in my name as consul of the United States for this port.
You, or the proper law officer of the United States, are authorized, at their proper costs and charges, to institute in my name a suit to recover the same for their use and benefit, and the same to control and to discharge according to law in such court having jurisdiction thereof as you or he shall deem proper.
Witness my hand and consular seal.
U. S. Consul.
Secretary of State.
1 The equivalent for "good" in the language of the country should be used.
FORM No. 13.
Certificate given to master on deposit of ship’s register and papers.
189— I, the undersigned, consul of the United States of America, for id the dependencies thereof, do hereby certify that r of the has duly deposited in this consulate the register of e said together with the crew list and shipping articles. Given under my hand and the seal of this consulate, the day and year pove written. [L. S.]
FORM No. 14.
"Certificate given to master on delivery of ship’s register and papers.
189— I, the undersigned, consul of the United States of America, for and the dependencies thereof, do hereby certify that ter of the ship or vessel called the of having this day exhibited to me the clearance of said vessel from the proper authorities of this port, I have delivered to him, the said master, the register and papers of the said vessel, duly deposited in this consulate on the day of — 189—.
Given under my hand and the seal of this consulate the day and year above written. (L. S.]
U. S. Consul.
1 No extra charge is to be made for this certificate.
FORM No. 15.
Shipping agreement between master and crew.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
(Date and place of first signature of agreement, including name of Consular Officer.)
It is agreed between the master and seamen or mariners of the of which
is at present master, or whoever shall go for master, now bound from the port of 1 to - and such other ports and places in any part of the world as the master may direct and back to a final port of discharge in the United States, for a term not exceeding calendar months.
And the said crew agree to conduct themselves in an orderly, faithful, honest, and sober manner, and to be at all times diligent in their respective duties, and to be obedient to the lawful command of the said master, or of any person who shall lawfully succeed him, and of their superior officers, in everything relating to the said ship, and the stores and cargo thereof, whether on board, in boats, or on shore; and in consideration of which service, to be duly performed, the said master hereby agrees to pay to the said crew as wages the sums against their names respectively expressed, and to supply them with provisions according to the annexed scale. And it is hereby agreed that any embezzlement or willful or negligent destruction of any part of the ship's cargo or stores shall be made good to the owner out of the wages of the person guilty of the same. And if any person enters himself as qualified for a duty which he proves himself incompetent to perform, his wages shall be reduced in proportion to his incompetency. And it is also agreed that if any member of the crew considers himself to be aggrieved by any breach of the agreement, or otherwise, he shall represent the same to the master or officer in charge of the ship, in a quiet and orderly inanner, who shall thereupon take such steps as the case may require. And it is also agreed that (here any other stipulations may be inserted to which the parties agree, and which are not contrary to law).
1 Here the voyage is to be described, and the places named at which the ship is to touch, or, if that can not be done, the general nature and probable length of the voyage is to be stated, and the port or country at which the voyage is to terminate.
? If these words are not necessary they must be stricken out.
in witness whereof the said parties have subscribed their names hereto the days against their respective signatures mentioned. signed by
master, on the day of eighteen ndred and
Wages per month.
Place and time of entry.
signature or initials.
NOTE. - In the place for signatures and descriptions of men engaged after the first eparture of the ship the entries are to be made as above, except that the signature f the Consul or Vice-Consul, officer of customs, or witness before whom the man is ngaged, is to be substituted for that of the shipping master.
Date of registry
Port at which
Date of register
Port at which assignment was
TABLE D.-(To be inserted in agreement.)-Scale of provisions to be allowed ad
served out to the crew during the voyage.
(Here any stipulation for changes, or substitution of one article for another, may be inserted.)
One ounce of coffee, or cocoa, or chocolate, may be substituted for one quarter ounce of tea; molasses for sugar, the quantity to be one half more; one pound of potatoes or yams, one-half pound floor or rice. one-third pint of pease, or one-quarter pint of barley, may be substituted for each other. When fresh meat is issued, the proportion to be two pounds per man per day, in lieu of salt meat. Flour, rice, and pease, beef and pork, may be substituted for each other, and for potatoes onions may be substituted.
FORM No, 16. Acknowledgment and indorsement on shipping agreement between master
CONSULATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AT
-,consul of the United States at -, A B, etc., all personally known to me, and in my presence signed the within agreement with my sanction, and in all respects complied with the requirements of the act approved June 7, 1872, entitled "An act to authorize the appointment of shipping. commissioners by the several circuit courts of the United States, to