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(ACT of March 1st, 1817.) wares, or merchandise, shall be imported into the United States from any foreign port or place, except in vessels of the United States, or in such foreign vessels as truly and wholly belong to the citizens or subjects of that country of which the goods are the growth, production, or manufacture; or from which such goods, wares, or merchandise, can only be, or most usually are first shipped for transportation: Provided, nevertheless, That this regulation shall not extend to the vessels of any foreign nation which has not adopted, and which shall not adopt, a similar regulation.

1. Sec. 11. All goods, wares, or merchandise, imported into the United States contrary to the true intent and meaning of this act, and the ship or vessel wherein the same shall be imported, together with her cargo, tackle, apparel, and furniture, shall be forfeited to the United States; and such goods, wares, or merchandise, ship, or vessel, and cargo, shall be liable to be seized, prosecuted, and condemned, in like manner, and under the same regulations, restrictions, and provisions, as have been heretofore established for the recovery, collection, distribution and remission, of forfeitures to the United States by the several revenue laws,

3. Sec. 111. After the thirtieth day of September next, the bounties and allowances now granted by law to the owners of boats or yessels engaged in the fisheries, shall be paid only on boats or vessels, the officers and at least three-fourths of the crews of which shall be proved to the satisfaction of the collector of the district where such boat or vessel shall belong, to be citizens of the United States, or persons not the subjects of any foreign prince or state.

4. Sec. iv. No goods, wares, or merchandise, shall be imported, under penalty of forfeiture thereof, from one port of the Uni. ted States to another port of the United States in a vessel belong. ing wholly or in part to a subject of any foreign power; but this clause shall not be construed to prohibit the sailing of any foreign vessel from one to another port of the United States, provided no goods, wares, or merchandise, other than those imported in such vessel from some foreign port, and which shall not have been unladen, shall be carried from one port or place to another in the United States.

5. Sec. v. After the thirtieth day of September next, there shall be paid a duty of fifty cents per ton, upon every ship or vessel of the United States, which shall be entered in a district in one state from a district in another state, except it be an adjoining state on the sea coast, or on a navigable river or lake, and except also it be a coasting vessel going from Long Island, in the state of New York, to the state of Rhode Island, or from the state of Rhode Island to the said Long Island, having on board goods, wares, and merchandise; taken in one state, to be delivered in another state: Provided, That it shall not be paid on any ship or vessel having a license to trade between the different districts of the Uni(ACT of April 18th, 1818.) ted States, or to carry on the bank or whale fisheries, more than once a year: And provided, also, That if the owner of any such vessel, or his agent, shall prove, to the satisfaction of the collector, that three-fourths at least of the crew thereof are American citizens, or persons not the subjects of any foreign prince or state, the duty to be paid in such case shall be only at the rate of six cents per ton; but nothing in this section shall be construed to repeal or affect any exemption from tonnage duty given by the eighth section of the act, entitled “ An act to provide for the es. tablishment of certain districts,” and therein to amend an act, entitled “ An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage, and for other purposes.

Sec. vi. After the thirtieth day of September next, there shall be paid upon every ship or vessel of the United States, which shall be entered in the United States, from any foreign port or place, unless the officers and at least two-thirds of the crew, thereof shall be proved citizens of the United States, or persons not the subjects of a foreign prince or state, to the satisfaction of the collector, fifty cents per ton; And provided also, That this section shall not extend to ships or vessels of the United States which are now on foreign voyages, or which may depart from the United States prior to the first day of May next, until after their return to some port of the United States.

6. Sec. vh. The several bounties and remissions, or abatements of duty, allowed by this act, in the case of vessels having a certain proportion of seamen, who are American citizens, or persons not the subjects of any foreign power, shall be allowed only in the case of vessels having such proportion of American seamen during their whole voyage, unless in case of sickness, death, or desertion, or where the whole or part of the crew shall have been taken prisoners in the voyage. ACT of April 18, 1818. Pamphlet edit. 94.

An act concerning navigation. 7. Sec. I. From and after the thirtieth of September next, the ports of the United States shall be and remain closed against every vessel owned wholly or in part by a subject or subjects of his Britannic majesty, coming or arriving from any port or place in a colony or territory of his Britannic majesty, that is or shall be, by the ordinary laws of navigation and trade, closed against vessels owned by citizens of the United States; and such vessel, that in the course of the voyage, shall have touched at, or cleared out from, any port or place in a colony or territory of Great Britain, which shall or may be, by the ordinary laws of navigation and trade aforesaid, open to vessels owned by citizens of the United States, shall, nevertheless, be deemed to have come from the port or place in the colony or territory of Great Britain closed as (ACT of April 18th, 1818.) aforesaid, against vessels owned by citizens of the United States, from which such vessel cleared out and sailed before touching at and clearing out from an intermediate and open port or place as aforesaid; and every such vessel, so excluded from the ports of the United States, that shall enter or attempt to enter the same, in violation of this act, shall, with her tackle, apparel, and furniture, together with the cargo on board such vessel, be forfeited to the United States.

8. Sec. 11. From and after the aforesaid thirtieth of September next, the owner, consignee, or agent, of every vessel owned whol. ly, or in part, by a subject or subjects of his Britannic majesty, which shall have been duly entered in any port of the United States, and on board of which shall have been there laden for exportation any article or articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of the United States, other than provisions and sea stores necessary for the voyage, shall, before such vessel shall have been cleared outward at the custom-house, give bond in a sum double the value of such articles, with one or more sureties, to the satisfaction of the collector, that the article or articles so laden on board such vessel for exportation, shall be landed in some port or place other than a port or place in a colony or territory of his Britannic majesty, which, by the ordinary laws of navigation and trade, is closed against vessels owned by citizens of the United States; and any such vessel that shall sail, or attempt to sail from any port of the United States, without having complied with the provision aforesaid, by giving bond as aforesaid, shall, with her tackle, apparel, and furniture, together with the article or articles aforesaid, laden on board the same as aforesaid, be forfeited to the United States: Provided always, That nothing in this act contained shall be so deemed, or construed so as to violate any provision of the convention to regulate commerce between the territories of the United States and his Britannic majesty, signed the third day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.

Sec. 111. The form of the bond aforesaid shall be prescribed by the secretary of the department of the treasury, and the same shall and may be discharged, and not otherwise, by producing, within one year after the date thereof, a like certificate, to that required by and under the regulations contained in the eightyfirst section of the act, “to regulate the collection of duties on imports,” passed the second day of March, seventeen hundred and ninety-nine, that the articles of the growth, produce and ma. Rufacture of the United States, laden as aforesaid, were unladen and landed conformably to the provisions of this act, or, in cases ot loss by sea, by capture, or other unavoidable accident, by the production of such other proofs as the nature of the case will admit, according to the provisions of the said eighty-first section of the act aforesaid. 9. Sec. iv. All penalties and forfeitures incurred by force of

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(ACT of May 15th, 1820.) this act, shall be sued for, recovered, distributed, and accounted for; and may be mitigated or remitted, in the manner, and according to the provisions of the revenue laws of the United States.

ACT of May 15, 1820. Pamphlet edit. 107. An act supplementary to an act entitled " An act concerning navigation."

[Supra, 7.] 10. Sec. I. From and after the thirtieth day of September next, the ports of the United States shall be and remain closed against every vessel owned wholly, or in part, by a subject or subjects of his Britannic majesty, coming, or arriving by sea, from any port or place in the province of Lower Canada, or coming or arriving from any port or place in the province of New Brunswick, not included within the act to which this act is supplementary. And every such vessel, so excluded from the ports of the United States, that shall enter, or attempt to enter, the same, in violation of this act, shall, with her tackle, apparel, and furniture, together with tht cargo on board such vessel, be forfeited to the United States.

11. Sec. 11. From and after the thirtieth day of September next, the owner, consignee, or agent, of every vessel owned wholly or in part by a subject or subjects of his Britannic majesty, which shall have been duly entered in any port of the United States, and on board of which shall have been there laden, for exportation, any article or articles of the growth, produce or manufacture, of the United States, other than provisions and sea stores necessary, for the voyage, shall, before such vessel shall have been cleared outward at the custom house, give bond, in a sum double the value of such article or articles, with one or more sureties, to the satisfaction of the collector, that the article or articles so laden on board such vessel, for exportation, shall be landed in some port or place other than a port or place in any province, island, colony, territory, or possession, belonging to his Britannic majesty, that is mentioned or described in this act, or in the act to which this act is supplementary. And every such vessel that shall sail, or attempt to sail, from any port of the United States, without having complied with the provisions aforesaid, by giving bond as afore said, shall, with her tackle, apparel, and furniture, together with the article or articles aforesaid, laden on board the same as afore. said, be forfeited to the United States: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be deemed or construed so as to violate any provision of the conrention to regulate commerce between the territories of the United States and of his Britannic majesty, signed the third day of July one thousand eight hundred and fif teen.

12. Sec. 111. From and after the thirtieth day of September next, no goods, wares, or merchandise, shall be imported into the United States of America from the province of Nova Scotia, the

(ACT of April 30th, 1798.) province of New Brunswick, the islands of Cape Breton, St. Johns, Newfoundland, or their respective dependencies, from the Ber. muda islands, the Bahama islands, the islands called Caicos,or either or any of the aforesaid possessions, islands, or places, or from any other province, possession, plantation, island, or place, under the dominion of Great Britain in the West Indies, or on the continent of America, south of the southern boundaries of the United States, except only such goods, wares, and merchandise, as are truly and wholly of the growth, produce, or manufacture, of the province, colony, plantation, island, possession, or place, aforesaid, where the same shall be laden; and from whence such goods, wares, or merchandise, shall be directly imported into the United States; and all goods, wares, and merchandise, imported, or attempted to be imported into the United States of America, contrary to the provisions of this act, together with the vessel on board of which the same shall be laden, her tackle, apparel, and furniture, shall be forfeited to the United States.

13. Sec. iv. The form of the bond aforesaid shall be prescribed, and the same shall be discharged, and all penalties and forfeitures, incurred under this act, shall be sued for, recovered, distributed, and accounted for, and the same may be mitigated, or remitted, in the manner, and according to the provisions, of the act to which this act is supplementary.

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Department established,

Slave trade, Vessels how commanded,

2 Peace establishment, Pay,

3, 12, 29, 34 Vessels to be sold, Rations,

4, 17 i surrections, Docks,

5 Accounts, Lands to grow timber,

6, 39, 45 Hospitals, Revenue cutters,

7, 33 Pursers, Pensions,

8, 15, 16, 30, 32, 37, 41 Increase of the nary, Salvage,

9/ Navy commissioners, Rules and regulations,

10) Vessels on the lakes, Crews separated from their ships, 11 Names, Prizes and prize money,

13 Terms of enlistment, Bounty,

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ACT of April 30, 1798. 3 Bioren, 44. An act to establish an executive department, to be denominated the depart

ment of the navy. 1. SEC. 1. There shall be an executive department, under the denomination of the department of the navy, the chief officer of which shall be called the secretary of the navy, whose duty it shall be to execute such orders as he shall receive from the presi.' dent of the United States, relative to the procurement of naval stores and materials, and the construction, armament, equipment,

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