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latitudes, to be subject to the operation of this act.

Proviso.

Proviso.

STATUTE I.

act, after the first day of November next; and if at any port or place to the east of the Cape of Good Hope, or between the same and the United States, after the first day of January next; and if in either case such vessel arrive in the United States previous to the said periods respectively, then, after her arrival, shall in like manner be subject to the operation of this act: Provided, That if any such ship or vessel be, in either of the foregoing cases, delayed by stress of weather or other unavoidable accident, from returning to the United States within the pericds above stated, the same shall not be subject to the operation of this act, until a sufficient time shall have elapsed after a knowledge thereof, for her return to the United States: And provided also, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to arrest or stay any prosecution or judicial proceeding now pending in any court of the United States or the territories thereof, instituted against any citizen or inhabitant of the United States, for using, or against any ship or vessel belonging wholly or in part to any citizen or citizens, inhabitant or inhabitants of the United States, for sailing under the protection of a license or pass granted by the authority of the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or by any person or persons acting under the authority of

the same.

APPROVED, August 2, 1813.

August 2, 1813. CHAP. LVIII.—An Act to amend and explain the act regulating pensions to persons on board private armed ships.

Act of Feb

ruary 13, 1813, chap. 22. Construction

to be put upon

a former act

regulating pen

sions, &c. &c.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act regulating pensions to persons on board private armed ships shall be construed to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to place on the pension list under the restrictions and regulations of the said act any officer, seaman, or marine belonging to any private armed ship or vessel of the United States, bearing a commission of letter of marque, who shall have been wounded or otherwise disabled in the line of their duty as officers, seamen, or marines of such private armed ship or vessel.

APPROVED, August 2, 1813.

STATUTE I.

August 2, 1813. [Obsolete.] Further time allowed for filing certain land claims.

CHAP. LIX.-An Act giving further time for registering claims to lands in the late district of Arkansaw, in the territory of Missouri, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every person or persons claiming lands in the late district of Arkansaw, in the territory of Missouri, who are actual settlers on the land which they claim, and whose claims have not been heretofore filed with the recorder of land titles for the territory of Missouri, shall be allowed until the first day of January next, to deliver notices in writing and the written evidence of their claims Notices to be to the recorder of land titles in the territory aforesaid; and the notices and evidences so delivered within the time limited by this act, shall be recorded in the same manner, and on payment of the same fees, as if the same had been delivered before the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and eight; but the right of such persons as shall neglect so doing, within the time limited by this act, shall, so far as they are derived from or founded on any act of Congress, ever after be barred and become void, and the evidences of their claims never after admitted as evidence in any claim of the United States, against any grant derived from the United States.

recorded.

Claims to be

barred on failure, if founded on any act of Congress.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the recorder of land titles

for the territory of Missouri, shall have the same powers and perform the Recorder of saine duties in every respect in relation to the claims that

land titles for be filed may

the territory of according to the preceding section, as the board of commissioners for Missouri, to ascertaining and adjusting claims to lands in the district of Louisiana have power to would have had or should have performed, if such notice had been filed settle and ad

just land claims, and such evidence delivered before the first day of July, one thousand &c. &c. eight hundred and eight, except that his decisions shall be subject to the revision of Congress.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the said Recorder to recorder of land titles, to make to the commissioner of the general land

make reports to

commissioner office a report of all claims filed with said recorder, with the substance of the general of the evidence in support thereof; and also his opinion, and such re- land office. marks respecting the claims as he may think proper to make; which report, together with a list of the claims which in the opinion of the said recorder ought to be confirmed, shall be laid by the commissioner of the general land office before Congress for their determination. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said recorder shall be

Fees to reallowed fifty cents for each claim on which a decision shall be made, shall be in full whether such decision shall be in favour or against the claims, which al- for his services. lowance shall be in full for his services under this act.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That in every case where notice Where notice of the claim shall have been filed under former laws, and in which no filed under fortestimony shall have been produced, the claimants shall be allowed until mer laws,claimthe first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, to pro- ants to have

further time. duce to said recorder testimony in support of such claims; and the said recorder shall in relation to such claims have the same powers and perform the said duties as are required of him on claims filed under This act.

APPROVED, August 2, 1813.

shall have been

ACTS OF THE THIRTEENTH CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES,

Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the City of
Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the sixth of
December, 1813, and ended the eighteenth day of April, 1814.

JAMES MADISON, President; Elbridge Gerry, Vice President of the
United States and President of the Senate; J. B. VARNUM, President
of the Senate, pro tempore, from the 17th of December to the 28th
day of January: JOHN GAILLARD, President of the Senate, pro tempore,
on the 18th of April; HENRY CLAY, Speaker of the House of Repre
sentatives until the 17th of January, 1814; LANGDON CHEVES, Speaker
of the House of Representatives from the 25th of January, 1814.

STATUTE II.

Dec. 17, 1813. CHAP. I.-An Act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbours of the United States. (a) 1814, ch. 17. Repealed by act of April 14, 1814, ch. 56. An embargo laid, with cer

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an embargo be, and hereby is laid on all ships and vessels in the ports and places within the limits or jurisdiction of the United States and the territories thereof, tain exceptions. cleared or not cleared; and that no clearance be furnished to any ship President may cause the neor vessel, except vessels in ballast, with their necessary sea stores, under cessary instruc- the immediate direction of the President of the United States; and that tions to be giv- the President be authorized to give such instructions to the officers of en for carrying it into effect. the revenue, and of the navy, and of the private armed vessels and revenue cutters of the United States, as shall appear best adapted for carrying the same into full effect: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the departure of any foreign ship or vessel, in ballast, with her necessary sea stores, and with the goods, wares, and merchandise, other than provisions, military and naval stores, on board of such foreign ship or vessel when notified of this act, whose officers and crews shall consist wholly of such foreigners as did belong to nations in amity with the United States at the time of the arrival of said ship or vessel in the United States, and which shall not have nor take on board for the voyage any citizen of the United States, except such as may produce a passport therefor, to be furnished under the auForeign pub- thority and direction of the President of the United States. And all lic armed ships public armed vessels possessing public commissions from any foreign ject to this empower are not to be considered as liable to the embargo laid by this act. bargo. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons

Nothing in this act to prevent the departure of foreign ves sels with provisions, naval and military stores, and whose officers

and crews belong to nations in amity with

the United States.

not to be sub

(a) See notes to act of December 22, 1807, chap. 5, "An act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbours of the United States."

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shall put, place, or load on board any ship, vessel, boat, or water craft, Specie, &c. or into any cart, wagon, sled, or other carriage or vehicle, or in

&c. put on other any

board manner attempt to convey any specie, goods, wares, merchandise, pro- sel, &c. &c. to duce, provisions, naval military stores, or any kind of live stock, with be sent without intent to export, transport, or convey the same without the United States the limits of the

United or the territories thereof, to any foreign place, kingdom, or country, or and the vessels, with intent to convey the same on board any foreign ship or vessel with- &c. &c. with in or without the limits of the United States, or with the intent in any other

the cargoes,

wholly forfeitmanner to evade the provisions of this act, all such specie, goods, wares, ed. merchandise, produce, provisions, naval or military stores, live stock, and also the ship, vessel, boat, water crafi, cart, wagon, sled, or other carriage or vehicle, on board, or on or in which the same may be so put, placed, or Additional loaded as aforesaid, and also all horses, mules, and oxen, used or employed penalties. in conveying the same, shall be forfeited, and the person or persons so putting, placing, or loading the same as aforesaid, and also the aiders and abettors therein, shall, upon conviction, be adjudged guilty of a high misdemeanor, and fined a sum, by the court before which the conviction is had, equal to four times the value of such specie, goods, wares, merchandise, produce, provisions, naval or military stores, or live stock: Provided however, That this section shall not be construed to extend to Proviso, that

the section shall any person or persons not being the owner or owners of such specie,

not extend to goods, wares, merchandise, produce, provisions, naval or military stores, persons, &c. who shall first inform and make complaint to the collector of the district who shall first of any such offence committed within the same district; and any in- inform the col.

lector, &c. forner or informers, not being the owner or owners aforesaid, upon conviction of the offenders, shall be entitled to one-half of the fine aforesaid, when the same shall be received by the United States, and shall be entitled to a certificate for that purpose from the court before whom the conviction shall be had. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the owner or owners, con

Alter notice signee or factor of any ship, vessel, or boat, which may, at the time when of this act, ves

sels loaded to notice of this act shall be received at the several custom houses respec- be discharged Lively, be laden in whole or in part, shall, on notice given by the collector, of their cargoes either discharge such cargo or give bond with two or more sufficient or give bonds

not to depart, sureties, in double the value of such vessel and cargo, not to proceed on the intended voyage or trip, until permitted to do so, agreeably to the provisions of this act; and if the cargo shall not be discharged within ien days, or the bond given as aforesaid, the ship, vessel, or boat and cargo shall be wholly forfeited. And the several collectors are authorized Collectors in the meanwhile, and until the cargoes shall have been discharged, or may take posthe bond given as aforesaid, to take possession of such vessels, and to sessels in the take such other measures as may be necessary to prevent their departure. mean time. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United

President States may authorize the collectors of the customs (when in his opinion collectors to

may authorize it can be done without danger of the embargo being violated, and under permit coasting such limitations as he may deem expedient) to grant permission to vessels vessels or boats, whose employment has uniformly been confined to the naviga- cles of domestic tion of bays, sounds, rivers, or lakes, within the jurisdiction of the United growth, &c. &c. States, or the territories thereof, to take on board at any time such articles upon bond, &c. of domestic or foreign growth as may be designated in such permission,

Bond to be bond with one or more sufficient sureties being previously given to the given. United States by the owner, owners, consignee, or factors of such vessel or boat, and by the master thereof, in an amount equal to three hundred dollars for each ton of the said vessel or boat, that such vessel or boat shall not, during the time limited in the condition of the bond, depart from district of the United States without having previously obtained a clearance, nor until the master or commander shall have delivered to the collector or surveyor of the port of departure, a manifest of the whole cargo on board, that the said vessel or boat shall not during the time VOL. JII.-12

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above mentioned proceed to any other port or place than that mentioned in her clearance, nor put any article on board of any other vessel or boat, or be employed in any foreign trade; and that on every voyage or trip, the whole of the cargo shall be landed in a port or place of the United

States or the territories thereof, within the bay, sound, rivers or Jakes to Proof of fact which the navigation of such vessel is confined, and the burthen of of landing to

proof of the landing the whole of any such cargo in a port or place of the lie on the owner, factor, con

United States or the territories thereof, within the bay, sound, rivers, or signee and mas- lakes to which the navigation of such vessel or boat is confined, or in ter of the ves- the port or place mentioned in her clearance, shall in case of any suit or rel.

prosecution instituted on such bond for a breach of the conditions thereof, lie upon the owner or owners, consignee or factors of such vessel or boat, or the master thereof, as the case may be: Provided, Such prosecution or suit be instituted within two years after such breach shall have been

committed. Penalties for taking prohibit

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That if any vessel or boat, not ed articles on having received a permission, and a bond not having been first given in board vessels. the manner provided for in the next preceding section, shall take on

board any article or articles prohibited by this act, such vessel or boat, together with her cargo, shall be wholly forfeited, and the owner or ow'ners, agent, freighter or factors, master or commander of such vessel or boat, shall moreover severally forfeit and pay a sum equal to the value

of the vessel or boat, and of the cargo put on board the same. Who are to Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the person or persons, whose be reputed

names do or may appear as owner or owners of any ship or vessel either sels committing on the certificate of registry, enrolment, or license of any such ship or breaches of this vessel, or if neither registered or licensed, on the last clearance or cus

tom house documents issued before the passing of this act for such ship or vessel, shall be reputed as the true owner or owners of such ship or vessel, and be liable to the payment of all penalties which may be incur.

red by the owners of such ship or vessel, by reason of any violation of Proviso. any of the provisions of this act: Provided always, That nothing in this

section contained shall be construed to release any other person or per

sons from the payment of any penalty incurred by virtue of this act. On granting And in case of any new register or license being granted during the new register, bond to be

continuance of this act, or in case of the sale of any ship or vessel given.

neither registered or licensed, a bond with one or more sureties to the United States shall, previous to the granting any such new register or license, or to recognising the sale of such vessel not registered or licensed, be required by the collector, in an amount equal to three hundred dollars of each ton of such ship or vessel, that such ship or vessel shall

not, during the continuance of this act, contravene or infringe any of Nothing in the provisions thereof: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall this act to ex- be construed to extend to the owner or owners of any ship or vessel who tend to vessels

shall have made a bona fide sale of such ship or vessel, in any port or sold bona fide before notice.

harbour of the United States, before notice of this act at such port or harbour respectively, nor to the owner or owners of any ship or vessel,

in any foreign port or place, who shall have made a bona fide sale thereof Proviso. before notice of this act: And provided, also, That such bond shall not

release the owners and master of such ship or vessel, or any other person Owners of from the obligation of giving every other bond required by this act. licensed fishing Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the owner or owners of all vessels to give vessels licensed for fisheries, or those bound on a whaling voyage, and bonds not to proceed to for having no other cargo than necessary sea stores, salt, and the usual fishing eign places, tackling and apparel, shall give a general bond in four times the value of and that they the vessel and cargo, that they will not, during the continuance of this will return with their fishing fare act, proceed to any foreign port or place, and will return with their fishto the United ing fare to some port or place within the United States. States.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That if any ship or vessel shall

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