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Bond to be given.
been made as above directed, shall make oath or affirmation, that the pickled fish expressed in such entry, and then actually laden on board 2, 1799, ch. 22. the ship or vessel as therein expressed, are truly and bona fide of the fisheries of the United States, that they are truly intended to be exported as therein specified, and are not intended to be relanded within the limits of the United States; and shall also give bond in double the amount of the bounty or allowance to be received, with one or more sureties to the satisfaction of the collector of the port or place from which the said pickled fish are intended to be exported, conditioned that the same shall be landed and left at some foreign port or place without the limits aforesaid; which bonds shall be cancelled at the same periods and in like manner as is provided in respect to bonds given on the exportation of goods, wares, and merchandise, entitled to drawback of duties; Provided always, That the said bounty or allowance shall not be paid until at least six months after the exportation of such pickled fish, to be computed from the date of the bond, and until the exporter or exporters thereof shall produce to the collector with whom such outward entry is made, such certificates or other satisfactory proof of the landing of the same as aforesaid, as is made necessary for cancelling the bonds given on the exportation of goods entitled to drawback; And provided also, That the bounty or allowance as aforesaid, shall not be paid unless the same shall amount to ten dollars at least upon each entry.
Bounty not to
be paid until six
months after exportation.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That no bounty, drawback, or allowance, shall be made under the authority of this act, unless it shall bounty or drawbe proved to the satisfaction of the collector that the pickled fish for which the bounty, drawback, or allowance, shall be claimed, was wholly cured with foreign salt, and on which a duty shall have been secured or paid.
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That if any pickled fish shall be falsely or fraudulently entered with intent to obtain the bounty or allowance on their exportation as here provided, when the said fish are not entitled to the same, the said fish or the value thereof, to be recovered of the person making such false entry, shall be forfeited.
falsely entering pickled fish to obtain the boun
Allowance to be made to owners, &c. &c.
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That from and after the last day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, there shall be paid on the last day of December, annually, to the owner of every vessel of fishing vesor his agent, by the collector of the district where such vessel may belong, that shall be qualified agreeably to law for carrying on the bank and other cod fisheries, and that shall actually have been employed therein at sea for the term of four months, at the least, of the fishing season next preceding, which season is accounted to be from the last day of February to the last day of November in every year, for each and every ton of such vessel's burthen according to her admeasurement as licensed or enrolled, if of twenty tons and not exceeding thirty tons, two dollars and forty cents; and if above thirty tons four dollars; of which allowance aforesaid three-eighth parts shall accrue and belong to the owner of such fishing vessel, and the other five-eighths thereof shall be divided by him, his agent, or lawful representative, to and among the several fishermen, who shall have been employed in such vessel during the season aforesaid, or a part thereof, as the case may be, in such proportions as the fish they shall respectively have taken may bear to the whole quantity of fish taken on board such vessel during such season: Provided, That the allowance aforesaid on any one vessel for one season, shall not exceed two hundred and seventy-two dollars.
SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That from and after the last day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, there shall also be paid on the last day of December annually, to the owner of every fishing boat or vessel of more than five tons and less than twenty tons, or
Tonnage allowance to be made to owners
of fishing ves
be made only to vessels employed for four months at least. Quantity of fish to be landed to entitle to
Act of March 2, 1799, ch. 22.
Owners of fishing vessels
to exhibit cer
tain papers be
fore receiving allowance authorized.
No vessels entitled to the authorized allowance but upon certain conditions.
to his agent or lawful representative, by the collector of the district where such boat or vessel may belong, the sum of one dollar and sixty cents upon every ton admeasurement of such boat or vessel, which allowance shall be accounted for as part of the proceeds of the fares of said boat or vessel, and shall accordingly be so divided among all persons interested therein: Provided, however, That this allowance shall be made only to such boats or vessels as shall have been actually employed at sea in the cod fishery for the term of four months at the least of the preceding season: And provided also, That such boat or vessel shall have landed in the course of said preceding season, a quantity of fish not less than twelve quintals for every ton of her admeasurement; the said quantity of fish to be ascertained when dried and cured fit for exportation, and according to the weight thereof as the same shall weigh at the time of delivery when actually sold, which account of the weight, with the original adjustment and settlement of the fare or fares among the owners and fishermen, together with a written account of the length, breadth, and depth of said boat or vessel, and the time she has actually been employed in the fishery in the preceding season, shall in all cases be produced and sworn or affirmed to before the said collector of the district, in order to entitle the owner, his agent, or lawful representative to receive the allowances aforesaid. And if at any time within one year after payment of such allowance it shall appear that any fraud or deceit has been practised in obtaining the same, the boat or vessel upon which such allowance shall have been paid, if found within the district afore said, shall be forfeited, otherwise the owner or owners having practised such fraud or deceit, shall forfeit and pay one hundred dollars, to be sued for, recovered, and distributed in the same manner as forfeitures and penalties are to be sued for, recovered, and distributed for any breach of the act, entitled "An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage."
SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That the owner or owners of every fishing vessel of twenty tons and upwards, his or their agent or lawful representative, shall, previous to receiving the allowance made by this act, produce to the collector who is authorized to pay the same, the original agreement or agreements which may have been made with the fishermen employed on board such vessel as is herein before required, and also a certificate, to be by him or them subscribed, therein mentioning the particular days on which such vessel sailed and returned on the several voyages or fares she may have made in the preceding fishing season, to the truth of which he or they shall swear or affirm before the collector aforesaid.
SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That no ship or vessel of twenty tons or upwards, employed as aforesaid, shall be entitled to the allowance granted by this act, unless the skipper or master thereof shall, before he proceeds on any fishing voyage, make an agreement in writing or in print, with every fisherman employed therein according to the provisions Act of June of the act, entitled "An act for the government of persons in certain 19, 1813, ch.2. fisheries."
Penalty for false oaths.
Act of September 24, 1789, ch. 20, Бес. 18.
Continuance of this act to February 17, 1816.
1816, ch. 14.
SEC. 9. And be it further enacted, That any person who shall make any false declaration in any oath or affirmation required by this act, being duly convicted thereof in any court of the United States having jurisdiction of such offence, shall be deemed guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury and shall be punished accordingly.
SEC. 10. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue in force until the termination of the war in which the United States are now engaged with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the dependencies thereof, and for one year thereafter and no longer. APPROVED, July 29, 1813.
CHAP. XXXVI.—An Act supplementary to the acts heretofore passed on the subject of an uniform rule of naturalization. (a)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That persons resident within the United States, or the territories thereof, on the eighteenth day of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, who had before that day made a declaration according to law, of their intentions to become citizens of the United States, or who by the existing laws of the United States, were on that day entitled to become citizens, without making such declaration, may be admitted to become citizens thereof, notwithstanding they shall be alien enemies at the times and in the manner prescribed by the laws heretofore passed on that subject: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be taken or construed to interfere with or prevent the apprehension and removal, agreeably to law, of any alien enemy at any time previous to the actual naturalization of such alien. APPROVED, July 30, 1813.
CHAP. XXXVII.—An Act to lay and collect a direct tax within the United
Act of July
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a direct tax of three 22, 1813, ch. 13. millions of dollars shall be and is hereby laid upon the United States, and apportioned to the states respectively, in the manner following: To the state of New Hampshire, ninety-six thousand seven hundred ninety-three dollars and thirty-seven cents.
To the state of Massachusetts, three hundred sixteen thousand two Massachusetts. hundred seventy dollars and ninety-eight cents.
To the state of Rhode Island, thirty-four thousand seven hundred two Rhode Island. dollars and eighteen cents.
To the state of Connecticut, one hundred eighteen thousand one hun- Connecticut. dred sixty-seven dollars and seventy-one cents.
To the state of Vermont, ninety-eight thousand three hundred fortythree dollars and seventy-one cents.
To the state of New York, four hundred thirty thousand one hundred forty-one dollars and sixty-two cents.
To the state of New Jersey, one hundred eight thousand eight hundred seventy-one dollars and eighty-three cents.
To the state of Pennsylvania, three hundred sixty-five thousand four Pennsylvania. hundred seventy-nine dollars and sixteen cents.
To the state of Delaware, thirty-two thousand forty-six dollars and Delaware. twenty-five cents.
To the state of Maryland, one hundred fifty-one thousand six hundred Maryland. twenty-three dollars and ninety-four cents.
To the state of Virginia, three hundred sixty-nine thousand eighteen Virginia. dollars and forty-four cents.
To the state of Kentucky, one hundred sixty-eight thousand nine hun- Kentucky. dred twenty-eight dollars and seventy-six cents.
To the state of Ohio, one hundred four thousand one hundred fifty Ohio.
dollars and fourteen cents.
To the state of North Carolina, two hundred twenty thousand two North Carolina. hundred thirty-eight dollars and twenty-eight cents.
To the state of Tennessee, one hundred ten thousand eighty-six dol- Tennessee. lars and fifty-five cents.
(a) Notes of the naturalization acts, vol. i. 103.
(b) See notes of acts relating to the assessment of lands for the direct taxes, and the acts for the collection of direct taxes, vol. i. 580.
To the state of South Carolina, one hundred fifty-one thousand nine hundred five dollars and forty-eight cents.
To the state of Georgia, ninety-four thousand nine hundred thirty-six dollars and forty-nine cents.
And to the state of Louisiana, twenty-eight thousand two hundred ninety-five dollars and eleven cents.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the quotas or portions payable district appor- by the states respectively shall be laid and apportioned on the several counties and state districts of the said states, as defined with respect to the boundaries of the said counties and state districts by an act, entitled "An act for the assessment and collection of direct taxes and internal duties," in the manner following:
July 22, 1813, ch. 16.
In the State of New Hampshire.-On the county of Rockingham, twenty-five thousand two hundred ninety-eight dollars and eighty-nine
On the county of Strafford, seventeen thousand six hundred ninetyeight dollars and sixty-six cents.
On the county of Hillsborough, twenty thousand two hundred nineteen dollars and sixteen cents.
On the county of Cheshire, nineteen thousand three hundred eighteen dollars and three cents.
On the county of Grafton, eleven thousand nine hundred ten dollars and forty-three cents.
On the county of Coos, two thousand three hundred forty-eight dollars and twenty cents.
In the State of Massachusetts.-On the county of Washington, two thousand six hundred twenty-three dollars and fifty-nine cents.
On the county of Hancock, nine thousand one hundred ninety dollars and sixty-five cents.
On the county of Lincoln, thirteen thousand six hundred seventy-two dollars.
On the county of Kennebeck, nine thousand six hundred ninety-six dollars and fifty-two cents.
On the county of Sommerset, three thousand five hundred four dollars and sixty-three cents.
On the county of Oxford, five thousand five hundred fifty-nine dollars and sixty cents.
On the county of Cumberland, fifteen thousand seven hundred eightyseven dollars and ninety-nine cents.
On the county of York, fourteen thousand one hundred seventy-five dollars and three cents.
On the county of Essex, forty-one thousand six hundred forty-three dollars and one cent.
On the county of Middlesex, twenty-six thousand four hundred thirtythree dollars and forty-five cents.
On the county of Suffolk, forty-three thousand six hundred seventy-six dollars and eighty-three cents.
On the county of Norfolk, fifteen thousand six hundred twenty-nine dollars and eighty-eight cents.
On the county of Plymouth, fourteen thousand four hundred seventyeight dollars and sixty-seven cents.
On the county of Bristol, fourteen thousand four hundred sixty-nine dollars and sixteen cents.
On the county of Barnstable, six thousand five hundred fifty-three dollars.
On the county of Dukes, one thousand one hundred seventy-three dollars and thirty-three cents.
On the county of Nantucket, four thousand nine hundred twenty-four dollars and thirty-one cents.
On the county of Worcester, thirty thousand one hundred seventy-one dollars and seventy-one cents.
On the counties of Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden, twenty-nine thousand six hundred thirty-four dollars and five cents.
And on the county of Berkshire, thirteen thousand two hundred seventy-three dollars and fifty-seven cents.
In the State of Vermont.-On the county of Windham, eleven thousand eight hundred sixty-seven dollars and eighty-five cents.
On the county of Windsor, fifteen thousand five hundred forty-two dollars and thirty-two cents.
On the county of Orange, eleven thousand seven hundred eighty-four dollars and five cents.
On the county of Caledonia, seven thousand six hundred forty-three dollars and eighty-four cents.
On the county of Orleans, two thousand one hundred twenty-eight dollars and ten cents.
On the county of Essex, one thousand one hundred ninety-seven dollars and ninety-six cents.
On the county of Bennington, eight thousand three hundred ninety dollars and twelve cents.
On the county of Rutland, fourteen thousand thirty-six dollars and eighty-nine cents.
On the county of Addison, ten thousand seventy-nine dollars and eleven cents.
On the county of Grand Isle, one thousand five hundred fifty-three dollars and thirty-seven cents.
On the county of Franklin, five thousand eight hundred ninety dollars and forty cents.
And on the county of Chittenden, eight thousand two hundred twenty-nine dollars and seventy cents.
ment as to counties.
In the State of Rhode Island.-On the county of Providence, fourteen Rhode Island. thousand five hundred sixty dollars.
On the county of Newport, eight thousand fifty-six dollars.
On the county of Washington, five thousand three hundred ninety-four
On the county of Kent, four thousand two hundred ninety-five dollars.
On the county of Bristol, two thousand three hundred ninety-five dollars and eighteen cents.
In the State of Connecticut.-On the county of Litchfield, nineteen thousand sixty-five dollars seventy-two cents.
On the county of Fairfield, eighteen thousand eight hundred ten dollars and fifty-six cents.
On the county of New-Haven, sixteen thousand seven hundred twenty-three dollars and ten cents.
On the county of Hartford, nineteen thousand six hundred three dollars and two cents.
On the county of New London, thirteen thousand three hundred ninety-two dollars and four cents.
On the county of Middlesex, nine thousand sixty-four dollars and twenty cents.
On the county of Windham, fourteen thousand five hundred twentyfour dollars and thirty-eight cents.
And on the county of Tolland, six thousand nine hundred eighty-four dollars and sixty-nine cents.
In the State of New York.-On the county of Suffolk, nine thousand thirty dollars.
On Queens county, nine thousand two hundred fifty dollars.