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person or persons who shall furnish or attempt or conspire to furnish or be concerned in furnishing or in the concealment of furnishing facilities or privileges to ships or persons contrary to the prohibition in such proclamation shall be liable to a fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $50,000 or to imprisonment not to exceed two years, or both, in the discretion of the court.

In case any vessel which is detained by virtue of this Act shall depart or attempt to depart from the jurisdiction of the United States without clearance or other lawful authority, the owner or master or person or persons having charge or command of such vessel shall be severally liable to a fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $10,000, or to imprisonment not to exceed two years, or both, and in addition such vessel shall be forfeited to the United States.

That the President of the United States is hereby authorized and empowered to employ such part of the land or naval forces of the United States as shall be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.


177. Clearance.
178. Master's oath.
179. Form of outward manifest.
180. Form of clearance.
181. State inspection laws.
182. Manifests in Alaskan and insular

183. Bullion and coin,
184. Live-oak timber.

185. Fees.
186. Enrolled and licensed vessels in

foreign trade.
187. Oath of ownership on entry.
188. Deposit of papers.
189. War documents; passports; sea

190. Illegal boarding of vessel.

R. S., 4197.

6, 1917,


177. Clearance.

The master or person having the charge or command of Apr. 29, 1902.

(See act of any vessel bound to a foreign port, shall deliver to the June 15, 1917, collector of the district from which such vessel is about to and act of Oct! depart, a manifest of all the cargo on board the same, and 13.)

the value thereof, by him subscribed, and shall swear to the truth thereof; whereupon the collector shall grant a clearance for such vessel and her cargo, but without specifying the particulars thereof in the clearance, unless required by the master or other person having the charge or command of such vessel so to do. If any vessel bound to a foreign port departs on her voyage to such foreign port without delivering such manifest and obtaining a clearance, as hereby required, the master or other person having the charge or command of such vessel shall be liable to a penalty of five hundred dollars for every such offense.

178. Master's oath. R. S., 4198. The oath to be taken by the master or commander of the Apr. 29, 1902.

(See act of vessel shall be as follows: June 15, 1917, Title V, sec. 4, and act of Oct.

District of 6, 1917, 13.)

I, (insert the name), master or commander of the (insert the denomination and name of the vessel), bound from the port of (insert the name of the port or place sailing from) to (insert the name of the port or place bound to), do solemnly, sincerely, and truly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that the manifest of the cargo on board the said (insert denomination and name of the

vessel), now delivered by me to the collector of this dis


trict, and subscribed with my name, contains, according to the best of my knowledge and belief, a full, just, and true account of all the goods, wares, and merchandise now actually laden on board the said vessel, and of the value thereof; and if any other goods, wares, or merchandise shall be laden or put on board the said (insert denomination and name of vessel) previous to her sailing from this port, I will immediately report the same to the said colsector. I do also swear (or affirm) that I verily believe the duties on all the foreign merchandise therein specified have been paid or secured, according to law, and that no part thereof is intended to be relanded within the United States, and that if by distress or other unavoidable accident it shall become necessary to reland the same, I will forthwith make a just and true report thereof to the collector of the customs of the district wherein such distress or accident may happen. So help me God. 179. Form of outward manifest. The form of the report and manifest to be delivered R. S., 4199.

Apr. 29, 1902. to the collector shall be as follows: Report and manifest of the cargo laden at the port of board the

master, bound for port




Packages or arti

cles in bulk.

Contents or

Value at the port
of exportation.

Apr. 29, 1902.

(See act of

Before a clearance shall be granted for any vessel R.S., 4200 bound to a foreign port, the owners, shippers, or consignors of the cargo of such vessel shall deliver to the June 15, 1917, collector manifests of the cargo, or the parts thereof and act of Oct. shipped by them respectively, and shall verify the same 13.) by oath. Such manifests shall specify the kinds and quantities of the articles shipped respectively, and the value of the total quantity of each kind of articles; and the oath to each manifest shall state that it contains a full, just, and true account of all articles laden on board of such vessel by the owners, shippers or consignors, respectively, and that the values of such articles are truly stated, according to their actual cost, or the values which they truly bear at the port and time of exportation. And before a clearance shall be granted for any such vessel, the master of that vessel, and the owners, shippers, and consignors of the cargo, shall state, upon oath, to the collector, the foreign port or country in which such cargo is truly intended to be landed. The oaths shall be taken and subscribed in writing.

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180. Form of clearance, R. S., 4201. The form of a clearance, to be granted to a ship or Apr. 29, 1902. vessel on her departure to a foreign port or place, shall

bə as follows:
District of

Port of
These are to certify all whom it doth concern, that
master or commander of the burden tons, or
thereabouts, mounted with guns, navigated with
built, and bound for

having on board hath here entered and cleared his said vessel according to law. Given under our hands and seals, at the custom-house of


day of one thousand

and in the

year of the Independence of the United States of America.

181. State inspection laws. R. S., 4202. The collectors and other officers of the customs shall Apr. 29, 1902.

pay due regard to the inspection laws of the States in which they may respectively act, in such manner that no vessel having on board goods liable to inspection shall be cleared until the master, or other proper person, shall have produced such certificate that all such goods have been duly inspected, as the laws of the respective States may require to be produced to collectors or other officers of the customs.

182. Manifests in Alaskan and insular trades. Apr. 29, 1902. The provisions of sections four thousand one hundred Feb. 14, 1903. Secs. 7, 10.

and ninety-seven to four thousand two hundred, inclusive, of the Revised Statutes of the United States, requiring statements of quantity and value of goods carried by vessels clearing from the United States to foreign ports, shall be extended to and govern, under such regusations as the Secretary of Commerce shall prescribe, in the trade between the United States and Hawaii, Porto Rico, Alaska, the Philippine Islands, Guam, and its other noncontiguous territory, and shall also govern in the trade conducted between said islands and territory, and in shipments from said islands or territory to other parts of the United States: Provided, That this law shall not apply in the Philippine Islands during such time as the collectors of customs of those islands are under the jurisdiction of the War Department.

183. Bullion and coin. R. S., 4204. All vessels belonging to citizens of the United States,

and bound from any port in the United States to any other port therein, or to any foreign port, or from any foreign port to any port in the United States, shall, before clearance, receive on board all such bullion, coin, United States notes and bonds and other securities, as the Government of the United States or any department thereof, or

any minister, consul, vice-consul, or commercial or other
agent of the United States abroad, shall offer, and shall
securely convey and promptly deliver the same to the
proper authorities or consignees, on arriving at the port
of destination; and shall receive for such service such
reasonable compensation as may be allowed to other car-
riers in the ordinary transactions of business.
184. Live-oak timber.

Collectors of the collection-districts within the States R. S., 4205. of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, before allowing a clearance to any vessel laden in whole or in part with live-oak timber, shall ascertain satisfactorily that such timber was cut from private lands, or, if from public lands, by consent of the Department of the Navy. 185. Fees.

Previous to a clearance being granted to any vessel, Fune 13, 1886. outward bound, the legal fees which shall have accrued on such vessel shall be paid at the offices where such fees are respectively payable; and receipts for the same shall be produced to the collector or other officer whose duty it may be to grant clearances, before a clearance is granted.

Whenever any clearance is granted to any vessel of the R. S., 4207. United States, duly registered as such, and bound on any foreign voyage, the collector of the district shall annex thereto, in every case, a copy of the rates or tariffs of fees which diplomatic and consular officers are entitled, by the regulations prescribed by the President, to receive for their services. 186. Enrolled and licensed vessels in foreign trade.

If any vessel, enrolled or licensed, shall proceed on a R. S., 4337. foreign voyage, without first giving up her enrollment and license to the collector of the district comprehending the port from which she is about to proceed on such voyage, and being duly registered by such collector, every such vessel, together with her tackle, apparel, and furniture, and the merchandise so imported therein, shall be liable to seizure and forfeiture. (See R. S., 4377, p. 271.)

If the port from which any vessel, so enrolled or R. S., 4338. licensed is about to proceed on a foreign voyage, is not within the district where such vessel is enrolled, the collector of such district shall give to the master of such vessel a certificate, specifying that the enrollment and license of such vessel has been received by him, and the time when it was so received; which certificate shall afterward be delivered by the master to the collector who may have granted such enrollment and license.

Whenever any vessel, licensed for carrying on the fish- R. S., 4364. ery, is intended to touch and trade at any foreign port, it shall be the duty of the master or owner to obtain permission for that purpose from the collector of the district


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