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ized person, relating to such infection or disease, he shall forfeit a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.

Sec. 44. The master of a vessel ordered to perform quarantine, shall deliver to the officer appointed to see it performed, his bills of health and manifests, and his log-book and journal. If he fail to do so, or to repair in proper time, after notice, to the quarantine ground, or shall depart thence without authority to do so, he shall forfeit a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.

Sec. 45. If any person ordered to perform quarantine shall escape, a justice of the peace, on complaint thereof under oath, may issue his warrant to the marshal, or any constable, commanding him to arrest such fugitive and deliver him to the custody of the officers of quarantine. Any such person attempting to escape may be forcibly detained at the place of quarantine by such officers.

Sec. 46. The expenses incurred by the boards of health of Washington City and Georgetown shall be a charge upon those places respectively. All expenses, however, incurred on account of any person, vessel, or goods, under quarantine regulations, shall be paid or reimbursed by such person, vessel, or goods, respectively; and the vessel or goods may be detained until such expenses are paid.

Sec. 47. All fines under the sections of this chapter relating to health regulations shall enure to the use of the city where the offence shall have been committed, and may be recovered in the name of such city.

INSPECTIONS.

Sec. 48. The corporations of Washington City and Georgetown, respectively, shall have power to provide for the inspection of tobacco, flour, corn meal, bread, salt, fish, pork, beef, tar, pitch, turpentine, lumber, lime, hemp, hay, leather, butter, lard, and pot and pearl ashes, and for the gauging of casks and liquors; and may enforce such regulations as may be made by them, respectively, in pursuance of this section, by appropriate fines and penalties.

TITLE VII.

Vessels.

CHAPTER 12. Of ballast-masters and port-wardens; of burying the dead from vessels; and of

landing therefrom sick seamen and passengers without maintenance. CHAPTER 13. Of seamen who desert their vessel.

CHAPTER 12.

OF BALLAST-MASTERS AND PORT-WARDENS; OF BURYING THE DEAD FROM VESSELS; AND OF LANDING THEREFROM SICK SEAMEN AND PASSENGERS WITHOUT MAINTENANCE.

SECTION

SECTION

1. 1

Ballast-masters; how appointed, and 2.

their jurisdiction. 3. j 4. Shall take an oath. 5. Penalty for failure or neglect of duty. 6. Duties of ballast-master. 7. / When and how commander of vessel to 8. ) give notice of ballast to be unladen, &c.

9. Master to produce certificate of ballast

master. 10. Port-wardens; by whom appointed. 11. Burial of dead persons from vessels. 12. Landing sick and disabled persons con

trary to law.

SECTION 1. The corporations of Washington City and Georgetown, respectively, shall annually appoint one or more ballast-masters to superintend the delivery and unlading of ballast.

Sec. 2. The jurisdiction of the ballast-master for Georgetown shall extend to so much of the river Potomac within this District as is above a line drawn across said river due west from the south end of the east side of Twenty-second street west in Washington City. The jurisdiction of the ballast-master for Washington City shall extend to so much of the river Potomac and the Eastern Branch within this District as lies below said line.

Sec. 3. Any such ballast-master may continue to act until his successor is appointed and qualified. If a vacancy occur, the corporation making the original appointments shall fill such vacancy.

Sec. 4. Each ballast-master, before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his office, shall take an oath, before any judge or justice of the peace, that he will faithfully perform the duties of his office.

Sec. 5. If any ballast-master shall fail or neglect to discharge the duties of his office, he shall forfeit a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.

Sec. 6. Every ballast-master, on receiving information that ballast is to be discharged from any vessel in his district, shall go on board such vessel and attend until the whole is unladed. He shall see that it is brought on shore and laid at some convenient place where it will not obstruct navigation, nor be washed or roll into the channel. And thereupon he shall give to the commander of such vessel a certificate that his ballast has been duly unladen from on board his vessel, on being paid by such commander two dollars for each day's attendance.

Sec. 7. Every commander of a ship or vessel having ballast to unlade, shall give notice in writing to the ballast-master of the district of the time when he intends to unlade the same. If any such commander shall land or cast overboard any ballast without having given such notice, or otherwise than according to the directions of the proper ballast-master, he shall forfeit one hundred and fifty dollars, and be imprisoned not exceeding six months, in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 8. If any commander of a vessel shall intend to discharge his ballast in a district where no ballast-master has been appointed, he may give notice in writing to any justice of the peace. Upon such justice being sworn to discharge the duties of a ballast-master faithfully, he shail act as such, and receive the same compensation, and his certificate as ballast-master shall have the same effect as if it had been given by one regularly appointed as such.

SEC. 9. If a commander of any vessel from which ballast has been upladed shall, when required by any ballast-master, justice of the peace, marshal, or constable, fail to produce the certificate of the ballast-master, or other person who superintended the unlading thereof, he shall forfeit thirty dollars.

Sec. 10. The corporations of Washington City and Georgetown, respectively, shall have power to appoint port-wardens for their respective ports, to prescribe their duties, to fix their fees, and to make regulations in respect to them not inconsistent with law.

Sec. 11. When any person shall die on board any vessel in this District, the master thereof shall cause the body to be buried above

high-water mark, and at least four feet deep. If he fail to do so, he shall forfeit one hundred dollars.

Sec. 12. If a commander of any vessel shall discharge, or cause to be put on shore, any sick or disabled seaman whose term of service has not expired, without making provision for his maintenance, and for proper medical attendance on him, he shall forfeit one hundred dollars.

CHAPTER 13.

OF SEAMEN WHO DESERT THEIR VESSEL.

SECTION
1. Warrant to issue against runaway sea-
men,

&c.

SECTION
2. When such seamen to be confined in jail.
3. When he may be discharged.

SECTION 1. If any seaman or mariner who is under a contract in writing to serve on board of any merchant vessel, or any apprentice who is lawfully bound to the master or owner of any such vessel, for the purpose of being taught to be a seaman or mariner, shall desert or absent himself without lawful permission from such vessel, any justice of the peace within this District, upon complaint thereof being made by any officer of such vessel, shall issue his warrant to apprehend such seaman, mariner, or apprentice, and bring him before the same or some other justice.

Sec. 2. The justice before whom the complaint is tried, shall, if it be proved, deliver such seaman, mariner, or apprentice to the master or commander of such vessel, or may commit him to jail, there to remain until he shall be delivered to the master or commander, or until the vessel shall sail on her voyage.

Sec. 3. If it appear, however, that such seaman, mariner, or apprentice has been cruelly treated while on board such vessel by the master thereof, or that there is good ground to apprehend danger to his life, or to limb, or to health, from the master, should he be compelled to go on board such vessel, or that the master or owner of such vessel is in arrears to him for wages due, the said justice shall discharge him from custody. In either case the officer making the complaint shall pay the costs of the arrest and imprisonment.

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Section 1. Every able-bodied male citizen between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years, residing in this District, and not exempt by law, shall be subject to military duty, and enrolled as hereinafter directed.

Sec. 2. The following named persons shall be exempt from enrolment and compulsory performance of military duty, to wit: the Vice President of the United States; the officers, legislative, executive, and judicial, of the government of the United States ; members of Congress and their respective officers; all custom-house officers and their clerks; all post officers, and other persons actually employed in the care and conveyance of the mails; all ferrymen employed at any ferry; all inspectors of exports ; all pilots; all mariners actually employed in the sea service, in coasting vessels or river craft; all professors, tutors, assistants, and pupils in colleges and schools; all ministers of the gospel licensed to preach according to the rules of their sect; warden and keepers of the penitentiary and jail ; superintendents and servants of public hospitals, infirmaries, and lunatic

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