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latitudes, to be act, after the first day of November next; and if at any port or place to subject to the the east of the Cape of Good Hope, or between the same and the United operation of this act. 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 respectivelv. 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.
August 2, 1813.
Act of Feb
ruary 13, 1813, chap. 22. Construction to be put upon
a former act
sions, &c. &c.
APPROVED, August 2, 1813.
CHAP. LVIII.-An Act to amend and explain the act regulating pensions to persons on board private armed ships.
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.
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 Claims to be 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.
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 same duties in every respect in relation to the claims that may be filed according to the preceding section, as the board of commissioners for ascertaining and adjusting claims to lands in the district of Louisiana would have had or should have performed, if such notice had been filed and such evidence delivered before the first day of July, one thousand 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 of land titles, to make to the commissioner of the general land office a report of all claims filed with said recorder, with the substance of the evidence in support thereof; and also his opinion, and such remarks 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 allowed fifty cents for each claim on which a decision shall be made, whether such decision shall be in favour or against the claims, which allowance shall be in full for his services under this act.
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That in every case where notice of the claim shall have been filed under former laws, and in which no testimony shall have been produced, the claimants shall be allowed until the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, to produce 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.
land titles for the territory of Missouri, to have power to settle and adjust land claims, &c. &c.
make reports to of the general land office.
Fees to re
shall be in full for his services.
Where notice shall have been filed under for
mer laws,claimants to have
ACTS OF THE THIRTEENTH CONGRESS
Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the City of
JAMES MADISON, President; Elbridge Gerry, Vice President of the
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."
Specie, &c. &c.
put on board any vessel, &c. &c. to be sent without the limits of the United States and the vessels, &c. &c. with the cargoes, wholly forfeit
shall put, place, or load on board any ship, vessel, boat, or water craft,
Proviso, that the section shall
not extend to persons, &c. who shall first inform the collector, &c.
of this act, ves
sels loaded to
be discharged of their cargoes or give bonds not to depart, &c. &c.
may take posvessels in the mean time.
session of the
President may authorize
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the owner or owners, consignee or factor of any ship, vessel, or boat, which may, at the time when notice of this act shall be received at the several custom houses respectively, be laden in whole or in part, shall, on notice given by the collector, either discharge such cargo or give bond with two or more sufficient 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 ten days, or the bond given as aforesaid, the ship, vessel, or boat and cargo shall be wholly forfeited. And the several collectors are authorized in the meanwhile, and until the cargoes shall have been discharged, or the bond given as aforesaid, to take possession of such vessels, and to take such other measures as may be necessary to prevent their departure. SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States may authorize the collectors of the customs (when in his opinion it can be done without danger of the embargo being violated, and under such limitations as he may deem expedient) to grant permission to vessels or boats, whose employment has uniformly been confined to the navigation of bays, sounds, rivers, or lakes, within the jurisdiction of the United States, or the territories thereof, to take on board at any time such articles of domestic or foreign growth as may be designated in such permission, 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 any 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. III.—12
collectors to permit coasting vessels to take
on board arti
cles of domestic growth, &c. &c. upon bond, &c.
Bond to be
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 lakes to which the navigation of such vessel is confined, and the burthen of proof of the landing the whole of any such cargo in a port or place of the United States or the territories thereof, within the bay, sound, rivers, or lakes to which the navigation of such vessel or boat is confined, or in the port or place mentioned in her clearance, shall in case of any suit or 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.
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That if any vessel or boat, not having received a permission, and a bond not having been first given in 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 owners, 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.
SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the person or persons, whose names do or may appear as owner or owners of any ship or vessel either on the certificate of registry, enrolment, or license of any such ship or vessel, or if neither registered or licensed, on the last clearance or custom 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 incurred by the owners of such ship or vessel, by reason of any violation of any of the provisions of this act: Provided always, That nothing in this section contained shall be construed to release any other person or persons from the payment of any penalty incurred by virtue of this act. And in case of any new register or license being granted during the continuance of this act, or in case of the sale of any ship or vessel 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 the provisions thereof: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to extend to the owner or owners of any ship or vessel who shall have made a bona fide sale of such ship or vessel, in any port or 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 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 from the obligation of giving every other bond required by this act.
SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That the owner or owners of all vessels licensed for fisheries, or those bound on a whaling voyage, and having no other cargo than necessary sea stores, salt, and the usual fishing tackling and apparel, shall give a general bond in four times the value of the vessel and cargo, that they will not, during the continuance of this act, proceed to any foreign port or place, and will return with their fishing fare to some port or place within the United States.
SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That if any ship or vessel shall