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clearance snall be required, is actually destined, and shall proceed to some port or place without the limits or jurisdiction of the French Republic, or any of the dependencies thereof, and during the intended voyage shall not be volun. . tarily carried, or permitted to proceed or fold, entrusted or transferred, with the purpose that she may proceed whether directly, or from any intermediate port or place, to any port or place within the territories of that Republic, or any of the dependencies thereof; and shall not, at any such port or place, voluntarily deliver or unlade any part of such cargo; and if compelled by distress of weather, or taken by force into
any such port or place, will not there receive on board of such ship or vessel, any goods, produce, or merchandize, other than necessary sea-stores; and generally, that such ship or velsel shall not be employed in any traffic or commerce, with or for any person resident within the territory of the French Republic, or any of the dependencies thereof.
Sec. 3. Provided, and be it further enacted, That when any ship or vessel which shall obtain Master of a clearance for a foreign voyage, after'a bond a vessel shall be given as aforesaid, shall be compelled
going to by distress of weather, or other cafwalty endangering the safety of such ship or vessel, or of the unlading, mariners on board the same, or shall be taken by comby any armed vessel, or other superior force, pulsion, into any port or place within the territories of the French Republic, or any of the dependen- ment in cies thereof, and shall there necessarily unlade money or and deliver, or shall be deprived of any cargo then on board, then, and in such case, the master or other person having charge of such ship or vefsel, may receive compensation or payment in bills of exchange; or in money or bullion, VOL. V.
for such cargo, but not otherwise, and shall not be understood thereby to contravene this law, or to incur a forfeiture of the said bond.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That no Fortei- hip or vessel coming from any port or place
within the territories of the French Republic,
or any of the dependencies thereof, whether coming
with or without a cargo, or from any other
port or place, with a cargo on board obtained French for, or laden on board of such vefsel at any port from an
or place within the said territories or depen. interme. dencies, which shall arrive within the limits of diate port, the United States after the said second day of
March next, thall be admitted to an entry with the Collector of any diitrict; and each and every such ship or vessel which shall arrive as aforesaid, having on board any goods, wares or merchandize, destined to be delivered within the United States, contrary to the intent of this act, or which shall have otherwise contravened the fame, together with the cargo which shall be found on board, fall be forfeited, and may be seized and condemned in any court of the United States having competent jurisdiction : Provided, That nothing herein contained thall be construed to prohibit the entry of any vessel having a passport granted under the authority of the French Republic, and solely employed for purposes of political or national intercourse with the government of the United States, and not in any commercial intercourse, and which shall be received, and permitted by the President of the United States to remain within the same: And provided also, that until the first day of August next, and no longer, any ship or vessel, wholly owned or employed by a foreigner, other than any person resident in France, or in any of the dependencies of the French Republic, and
which coming therefrom shall be destined to the United States, and shall arrive within the same, not having otherwise contravened this act, shall be required and permitted to depart therefrom, and in case she ihall accordingly depart, without any unreasonable delay, and without delivery, or attempting to deliver, any cargo or lading within the United States such ship or vefsel, or any cargo, which may be on board the same, shall not be liable to the forfeiture aforesaid. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That if any
Treatthip or vessel, coming from any port or place within the territories of the French Republic, reflels or any of the dependencies thereof, or with any coming cargo there obtained on board, but not destined from a to any port or place within the United States, shall be compelled by distress of weather, or sith a Other necessity, to put into any port or place cargo within the limits of the United States, such ihip therein or vessel shall be there hospitably received in
obtained, the manner prescribed by the act, intituled, ting in ss An act to regulate the collection of duties on through imports and tonnage;" and shall be permitted itress of to make such repairs, and to obtain such sup
weather, plies as shall be necessary to enable her to proceed according to her destination; and such repairs and supplies being obtained, hall be thereafter required and permitted to depart. But if such ship or vessel shall not conform to the regulations prescribed by the act last mentioned, or fhall unlade any part of her cargo, or shall take on board any cargo or supplies whatever, without the permit of the Collector of the district previously obtained therefor, or shall refuse, or unreasonably delay to depart from and out of the United States, after having received a written notice to depart, which such Collector may, and shall give, as soon as such ship or
veffel shall be fit for sea ; or having departed fhall return to the United States, not being compelled thereto by further distress or neceflity, in each and every such case, such ship, or vessel and her cargo shall be forfeited and may be seized, and condemned in any court of the United States having competent jurisdiction.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That at any
time after the passing of this act, it shall be law. The Pre- ful for the President of the United States, by
his order to remnit and discontinue for the time may re- being, whenever he shall deem it expedient, and
for the interest of the United States, all or any prohibition of in- of the restraints and prohibitions imposed by tercourse this act, in respect to the territories of the French and renew Republic, or to any island, port, or place be. it again. longing to the faid Republic, with which in his
opinion a commercial intercourse may be safely renewed; and also it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, whenever he shall afterwards deem it expedient, to revoke such order, and hereby to re-establish such restraints and prohibitions: And the President of the United States shall be, and he is hereby authorized, to make proclamation thereof accordingly.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the How Hil. whole of the island of Hispaniola shall for the paniola purposes of this act be considered as a depen. thall be dency of the French Republic: Provided, that ed under nothing herein contained shall be deemed to this act. repeal or annul in any part, the order or pro
clamation of the President of the United States, heretofore issued for permitting commercial intercourse with certain ports of that island.
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, to give instructions to the public armed vessels of the United States, to stop and examine any
fhip or vessel of the United States on the high President sea, which there may be reason to suspect to be may inengaged in any traffic or commerce contrary to
public this act, and if upon examination, it shall appear armed that such fip or vessel is bound or failing to, or frips to from any port or place, contrary to the true stop velintent and meaning of this act, it shall be the rels con
travening duty of the commander of fuch public armed this act. vessel, to seize every ship or vefsel engaged in such illicit commerce, and send the same, to the nearest convenient port of the United States, to be there prosecuted in due course of law, and held liable to the penalties and forfeitures provided by this act.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That all penalties and forfeitures incurred by force of this act, shall, and may be examined, mitigated and remitted in like manner, and under the like mitigaconditions, regulations and restrictions, as are ted, &c. prescribed, authorized and directed by the act, entitled "An act to provide for mitigating, or remitting, the forfeitures, penalties and disabilities accruing in certain cases therein mentioned ;” and all penalties and forfeitures, which Distribu
tion ofpemay be recovered in pursuance of this act in consequence of any seizure made by the commander of any public armed veffel of the United States, shall be distributed according to the rules prescribed by the act, intituled “ An act for the government of the navy of the United States ;” and all other penalties arising under this act, and which may be recovered, shall be distributed and accounted for in the manner prescribed by the act, intituled “ An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage.
Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That nothing contained in this act shall extend to any