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Act of September 7, 1916, an act to establish a United States Shipping

Board for the purpose of encouraging, developing, and creating a naval

auxiliary and naval reserve and a merchant marine to meet the require-

ments of the commerce of the United States with its territories and

possessions and with foreign countries; to regulate carriers by water

engaged in the foreign and interstate commerce of the United States.

(Public Law No. 260, 64th Cong.) ----

Act of June 15, 1917, an act to punish acts of interference with the foreign

relations, the neutrality, and the foreign commerce of the United States,

to punish espionage, and better to enforce the criminal laws of the

United States. (Public Law No. 24, 65th Cong.) ----

Act of October 6, 1917, an act giving the U.S. Shipping Board power to

suspend present provisions of law and permit vessels of foreign registry

and foreign-built vessels admitted to American registry under the act of

August 18, 1914. (Public Law No. 73, 65th Cong.)--

Act of March 1, 1918, an act to authorize and empower the U.S. Shipping

Board Emergency Fleet Corporation to purchase, lease, requisition, or

otherwise acquire, and to sell or otherwise dispose of improved or unim-

proved land, houses, buildings. (Public Law No. 102, 65th Cong.)----

Act of March 28, 1918 (extract from), making appropriations to supply

urgent deficiencies. (Public Law No. 109, 65th Cong.).

Act of May 16, 1918, an act to amend section 1, title 1, of the act entitled

An Act to punish acts of interference with the foreign relations, the

neutrality, and the foreign commerce of the United States, to punish

espionage. (Public Law No. 150, 65th Cong.)

Act of July 11, 1918, an act to amend the war-risk insurance Act. (Public

Law No. 195, 65th Cong.).

Act of July 15, 1918, an act to amend the act approved September 7, 1916.

(Public Law No. 198, 75th Cong.) ---

Act of November 4, 1918 (extract from), Emergency Shipping Fund.

(Public Law No. 233, 65th Cong.).

Act of May 12, 1917, resolution authorizing the President to take over for

the United States the possession and title of any vessel within its juris-

diction, which at the time of coming therein was owned in whole or in

part by any corporation. (Public Law No. 2, 65th Cong.) ----

Act of February 28, 1920 (extract from), to amend certain sections of the

Interstate Commerce Act. (Public Law No. 152, 66th Cong.).

Act of October 14, 1919, an act extending the provisions for the regulation

of steam vessels owned or operated by the U.S. Shipping Board. (Pub-

lic Law No. 65, 66th Cong.) -

Act of March 9, 1920, an act authorizing suits against the United States in

admiralty, suits for salvage services, and providing for the release of

merchant vessels belonging to the United States from arrest and attach-

ment in foreign jurisdictions. (Public Law No. 156, 66th Cong.)---

Act of June 5, 1920, an act to provide for the promotion and maintenance of

the American merchant marine, to repeal certain emergency legislation,

and provide for the disposition, regulation, and use of property acquired

thereunder. (Public Law No. 261, 66th Cong.) -

Act of June 6, 1924, an act to amend sections 11 and 12 of the Merchant

Marine Act of 1920. (Public Law No. 205, 68th Cong.)..

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