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No. 496. MARCH 3, 1865.

Stat. at Large, CHAP. CI.—An Act to regulate the Fees of Custom-House Officers on the Northern, Vol. XIII. p. 518. Northeastern, and Northwestern Frontiers of the United States.

Fees of customs

officers on

Be it enacted, &c. That, in lieu of the fees now authorized by law to N. E., and N. W. be collected by customs officers on the northern, northeastern, and northwestern frontiers of the United States, there shall be levied and collected:

frontiers.

Admeasure

For admeasurements of vessels, the fees prescribed by the act entitled ment of vessels." An act to regulate the admeasurement of tonnage of ships and vessels 1864, ch. 88, § 4. of the United States," approved May 6, eighteen hundred and sixtyfour.

Certificate of registry, &c.;

of enrolment.

License.

Manifest and clearance.

Entry of vessel and clearance.

Manifest and permit to unlade.

Permit to go from district to district and unlade.

Entry of goods.

Permit to land.

Official bonds.
Debenture.

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Certificate of registry, including bond, two dollars and twenty-five cents.
Indorsement on register, one dollar.

Certificate of enrolment, including bond on vessel not exceeding fifty tons, one dollar; on vessel of above fifty and not exceeding one hundred and fifty tons, one dollar and fifty cents; on vessel of over one hundred and fifty tons, two dollars.

License, including bond on vessel of not over one hundred and fifty tons, one dollar; on vessel of over one hundred and fifty tons, one dollar and fifty cents.

Indorsement on license of change of master, including master's oath, fifty cents.

Certifying manifest, and granting clearance for a licensed vessel to go from district to district, on vessel of fifty tons or under, twenty-five cents; on vessel of over fifty tons, fifty cents.

Receiving certified manifest and granting permit to unlade on entry of a vessel from any other district, on vessel of fifty tons or under, twentyfive cents; on vessel of over fifty tons, one dollar.

Entry of a vessel from a foreign port otherwise than by sea, if vessel of fifty tons or under, fifty cents; if of over fifty tons, one dollar; and the same fees for clearance of like vessels to foreign ports.

Receiving manifest of goods brought into the United States from foreign countries adjoining said frontiers by land vehicles, and permit to unlade the same, twenty-five cents.

Receiving manifest of baggage of passengers arriving from foreign countries, adjoining said frontiers, including permit to unlade the same, twenty-five cents.

Granting permit to a vessel not belonging [to] a citizen of the United States to go from district to district, two dollars, and [the] same fee for receiving manifest and granting permit to unlade such vessel on arrival in a district from another district.

Entry of goods imported from any foreign port or place for consumption, warehousing, re-warehousing, transportation or exportation, entry, including official certificate or oath on entry or to invoice, fifty cents, and for every post entry, forty cents.

Permit to land or deliver goods not above provided for, twenty-five

cents.

Official bonds not herein provided for, each one dollar.

Debenture on [or] other official certificate not herein provided for, twenty-five cents.

Bill of health, twenty-five cents.

Crew-list, including bond, one dollar.

Protection, fifty cents.

Recording bill of sales, mortgages, hypothecations, or conveyances, fifty cents each, and certified copies thereof, fifty cents each.

Recording certificates for discharging and cancelling such conveyances, fifty cents; copies thereof, twenty-five cents.

Certificate setting forth the names of the owners of a vessel, with their respective interest, and also the material facts of any existing bill of sale,

mortgage, hypothecation, or other encumbrance, the date and amount of such encumbrance, and the parties thereto, one dollar: Provided, That no Bill of sale, bill of sale, mortgage, hypothecation, conveyance, or discharge of mort- &c. not to be regage or other encumbrance of any vessel, shall be recorded unless the acknowledged. same is duly acknowledged before a notary public or other officer authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds.

corded unless

No. 497.

MARCH 3, 1865.

CHAP. CXI. — An Act further to provide for the Verification of Invoices.

Stat. at Large,

Vol. XIII. p. 532.
Consular offi-

Be it enacted, &c. That all consular officers of the United States be, and they are hereby, authorized to require before certifying any invoice cers before certior invoices under the provisions of the first section of the act entitled fying invoices, "An act to prevent and punish frauds upon the revenue, to provide isfactory proof of may require satfor the more certain and speedy collection of claims in favor of the their correctness. United States, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen 1868, ch. 76. hundred and sixty-three, satisfactory evidence, either by the oath of the person or persons presenting such invoices or otherwise, that such invoices are correct and true: Provided, That in the exercise of the discretion hereby given, the said consular officers shall be governed by such general or special regulations or instructions as may from time to time be established or given by the Secretary of State.

No. 498.

MARCH 3, 1865.

CHAP.

XVII.—An Act to extend the Provisions of the first Section of "An Act for the Government of Persons in certain Fisheries," approved June nineteenth, eighteen hundred and thirteen.

Stat. at Large, Vol. XIII. p. 535. 1813, ch. 2, § 1. Provisions re

Be it enacted, &c. That the provisions of the first section of "An act for the government of persons in certain fisheries," approved on the nine-lating to the cod fishery to apply teenth of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, to mackerel shall extend and apply to the master or skipper and seamen of vessels of fishery. the burthen of twenty tons or upwards, qualified according to law for carrying on the mackerel fisheries, bound from a port in the United States to be employed in such fisheries, in the same way as if such fisheries had been embraced in said act: Provided, That the agreement named in said section shall be duly made, indorsed, and countersigned.

No. 499.- FEBRUARY 10, 1866.

CHAP. VIII. — An Act to regulate the Registering of Vessels.

Stat. at Large, Vol. XIV. p. 3. American ves

Be it enacted, &c. That no ship or vessel, which has been recorded or registered as an American vessel, pursuant to law, and which shall have sels denationalbeen licensed or otherwise authorized to sail under a foreign flag, and to ized during rehave the protection of any foreign government during the existence of the bellion, not to be again registered rebellion, shall be deemed or registered as an American vessel, or shall except by act of have the rights and privileges of American vessels, except under the Congress. provisions of an act of Congress authorizing such registry.

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No. 500.

Stat. at Large,

CHAP. XII. An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to prevent the Spread of foreign Diseases among the Cattle of the United States," approved December eighteenth, Vol. XIV. p. 3. eighteen hundred and sixty-five.

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Proviso.

- MARCH 6, 1866.

Be it enacted, &c. That an act entitled "An act to prevent the spread of foreign diseases among the cattle of the United States," approved December eighteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Importation of States of America in Congress assembled, That the importation of neat

neat cattle and
hides thereof,
prohibited.
Act suspended
whenever, &c.

cattle and the hides of neat cattle from any foreign country into the United
States is hereby prohibited: Provided, however, That the operation of this
act, or any part thereof, shall be suspended as to any foreign country or
countries, or any parts of such country or countries, whenever the Secre-
tary of the Treasury shall officially determine, and give public notice
thereof, that such importation will not tend to the introduction or spread
of contagious or infectious diseases among the cattle of the United States;
and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and empowered,
and it shall be his duty, to make all necessary orders and regulations to
carry this law into effect, or to suspend the same as therein provided, and
to send copies thereof to the proper officers in the United States, and to
such officers or agents of the United States in foreign countries as he shall
judge necessary.

Act may be SEC. 2. That the President of the United States, whenever in his made inoperative judgment the importation of neat cattle and the hides of neat cattle may by proclamation of the President, be made without danger of the introduction or spread of contagious or in

&c.

fectious disease among the cattle of the United States, may, by proclamation, declare the provisions of this act to be inoperative, and the same shall be afterwards inoperative and of no effect from and after thirty days from the date of said proclamation.

SEC. 3. That any person convicted of a wilful violation of any of the provisions of this act shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

Penalty for violation of this

act.

Stat. at Large, CHAP. XVII. Vol. XIV. p. 8.

No. 501.- MARCH 14, 1866.

- An Act to extend the Time for the Withdrawal of Goods for Consumption from public Store and bonded Warehouse, and for other Purposes.

Until May 1, 1866, goods, &c. under bond, in any public, &c.

warehouse, on

which duties are

unpaid, may be
withdrawn for
consumption
upon payment
of duties.
After May 1,

Be it enacted, &c. That on and after the passage of this act, and until the first day of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, any goods, wares, or merchandise under bond, in any public or private bonded warehouse, upon which the duties are unpaid, may be withdrawn for consumption, and the bonds cancelled, on payment of the duties and charges prescribed by law; and any goods, wares, or merchandise deposited in bond, in any public or private bonded warehouse, on and after the first day of May aforesaid, and all goods, wares, or merchandise remaining in warehouse, under bond, on said first day of May, may be withdrawn for consumption within one 1866, such goods year from the date of original importation, on payment of the duties and

may be withdrawn, within one year after importation, upon payment,

&c.

charges to which they may be subject by law at the time of such withdrawal; and after the expiration of one year from the date of original importation, and until the expiration of three years from said date, any goods, wares, or merchandise, in bond as aforesaid, may be withdrawn for conHow may be sumption on payment of the duties assessed on the original entry and charges, and an additional duty of ten per centum of the amount of such duties and charges.

withdrawn after one year and within three years from date of importation. The exporta

tion of bonded goods and their

SEC. 2. That neither this nor any other act shall operate to prevent the exportation of bonded goods, wares, or merchandise from warehouse within three years from the date of original importation, nor their transportation in bond from the port into which they were originally imported to any other port or ports for the purpose of exportation; and all acts and Repeal of in- parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby reconsistent acts. pealed.

transportation in

bond not prevented.

No. 502. APRIL 5, 1866.

Stat. at Large, CHAP. XXIV.—An Act more effectually to provide for the Punishment of certain Vol. XIV. p. 12. Crimes against the United States. Be it enacted, &c. That if any person or persons shall falsely make,

The forging,

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alter, forge, or counterfeit; or cause or procure to be falsely made, altered, &c. of any bond, forged, or counterfeited; or willingly aid or assist in the false making, &c. with intent public record, altering, forging, or counterfeiting any bond, bid, proposal, guaranty, secu- to defraud the rity, official bond, public record, affidavit, or other writing for the purpose willingly aiding of defrauding the United States; or shall utter or publish as true, or cause therein, or the to be uttered or published, as true, any such false, forged, altered or coun- knowingly utterterfeited bond, bid, proposal, guaranty, security, official bond, public intent, any such ing, with such record, affidavit, or other writing, for the purpose of defrauding the United bond, &c. &c. States, knowing the same to be false, forged, altered, or counterfeited; or made a felony, shall transmit to, or present at, or cause or procure to be transmitted to, ished. or presented at, the office of any officer of the United States, any such false, forged, altered, or counterfeited bond, bid, proposal, guaranty, security, official bond, public record, affidavit, or other writing, knowing the same to be false, forged, altered, or counterfeited, for the purpose of defrauding the United States; every such person shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of felony, and being thereof duly convicted, shall be sentenced to be imprisoned, and kept at hard labor, for a period not exceeding ten years, or be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars, or both of said punishments in the discretion of the court.

Offences com

ceded to

SEC. 2. That if any offence shall be committed in any place which has been, or shall hereafter be, ceded to, and under the jurisdiction of the mitted in places United States, which offence is not prohibited, or the punishment thereof within the jurisis not specially provided for by any law of the United States, such offence diction of the United States, shall, upon conviction in any court of the United States having cognizance not prohibited, thereof, be liable to, and receive the same punishment as the laws of the and for which a State in which such place is, or may be situated, now in force, provided punishment is not specially for the like offence when committed within the jurisdiction of such State; provided by any and no subsequent repeal of any such State law shall affect any prosecu- law of the United States, how tion for such offence in any of the courts of the United States. to be punished.

No. 503.

APRIL 13, 1866.

CHAP. XLIV. - An Act to establish the Collection District of Port Huron, the Collection
District of Michigan, the Collection District of Montana and Idaho, and to change the
Name of the Collection District of Penobscot.

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Stat. at Large, Vol. XIV. p. 32.

Collection dis

Be it enacted, &c. That a new collection district, to be called the district of Port Hutrict of Port Huron, be, and the same is hereby, established in the State ron in Michigan. of Michigan, which shall embrace the mouth and entire shore of the Saint Clair river, and the counties of Saint Clair, Lapeer, Tuscola, and Saginaw, and all the territory and waters of the State of Michigan lying north of said counties and east of the principal meridian; and a collector shall be appointed to reside at Port Huron, which shall be the sole port of entry

for said district. And the said collector shall receive the same compensa- Pay of collector. tion provided for the collectors of Pembina, Chicago, and certain other .ports, by the second section of the act entitled "An act to regulate the foreign coasting trade on the northern, northeastern, and northwestern frontiers of the United States, and for other purposes," approved June seventeen, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. And all the territory and 1864, ch. 130, § 2. waters of the said State of Michigan lying west of the said principal meridian, and not included in the district of Michilimackinac, are hereby made a separate district, to be called the district of Michigan, for which a collector, with the same compensation as above provided for the collector of Michigan. Port Huron, shall be appointed to reside at Grand Haven, which shall be Pay of collector. the sole port of entry for said district of Michigan.

District of

SEC. 2. That the Territories of Montana and Idaho, be, and the same are hereby, made a new collection district, to be called the district of Montana and Idaho; and that a collector, with the same salary as is above provided for each of the collectors of Port Huron and Michigan, shall be appointed to reside at the port of entry in said district, which shall be designated by the Secretary of the Treasury.

&c.

District of Montana and Idaho.

Collector, pay,

SEC. 3. That the collection district of Penobscot, in the State of Maine, shall hereafter be called the District of Castine.

District of Castine, Maine.

Stat at Large, Vol. XIV. p. 353.

Preamble.

Protest against pardons by foreign governments of con

victs, on condiof emigration to the Unit

ed States.

Marine hospital buildings and land may be leased or sold. See ch. 142.

Appropriation of proceeds. Proviso.

Stat. at Large, CHAP. LXIII.Vol. XIV. p. 40.

APRIL 17, 1866.

No. 504. [No. 24.] A Resolution protesting against Pardons by Foreign Governments of Persons convicted of infamous Offences, on Condition of Emigration to the United States.

WHEREAS it appears from official correspondence that the authorities of Basleland, a canton in Switzerland, have recently undertaken to pardon a person convicted of murder on the condition that he would emigrate to America, meaning thereby the United States; and there is reason to believe that similar pardons of persons convicted of infamous offences have been granted in other countries: Now, therefore,

Proceeds of sales.

Stat. at Large, Vol. XIV. p. 41.

Resolved, &c. That the Congress of the United States protests against such acts as unfriendly and inconsistent with the comity of nations, and hereby requests the President of the United States to cause a copy of this protest to be communicated to the representatives of the United States in foreign countries, with instructions to present it to the governments where they are accredited respectively, and to insist that no such acts shall, under any circumstances, be repeated.

No. 505.

·An Act to authorize the Sale of Marine Hospitals and of Revenue Cutters. Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to lease, or to sell at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, after due notice in the public newspapers, such marine hospital buildings and lands appertaining thereto as he may deem advisable, and he is hereby empowered to make, execute, and deliver all needful conveyances to the lessees or purchasers thereof respectively; and the proceeds of said leases and sales are hereby appropriated for the marine hospital establishment: Provided, That the hospitals at Cleveland, Ohio, and Portland, Maine, shall not be sold or leased, nor shall any hospital be sold or leased where no other suitable and sufficient hospital accommodations can be procured upon reasonable terms for the comfort and convenience of the patients.

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SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby

nue cutters may thorized, in his discretion, to sell at public auction, to the highest and best

be sold.

bidder for cash, after due notice in the public newspapers, such of the revenue cutters as he shall find to be ill adapted to the purposes of the revenue service, and to expend the proceeds of said sales in the purchase or construction of other vessels better suited to the wants of said service.

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- APRIL 20, 1866.

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No. 506. MAY 2, 1866.

CHAP. LXX.- An Act to facilitate the Settlement of the Accounts of the Treasurer of the United States, and to secure certain Moneys to the People of the United States, or to Persons to whom they are due, and who are entitled to receive the same.

Drafts or

Be it enacted, &c. That all amounts of moneys that are represented by

to the credit of any disbursing officer, and dated prior to July 1, standing July 1, 1866, to be deposited, &c. and called "out

1863,

checks standing certificates, drafts, or checks, issued by the treasurer of the United States, or by any disbursing officer of any department of the government of the United States, upon the treasurer or any assistant treasurer, or designated depositary of the United States, or upon any national bank designated as a deposita[o]ry of the United States, and which shall be represented on the books of either such offices as standing to the credit of any disbursing officer, and bearing date prior to July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and which were issued to facilitate the payment of warrants, or for any other purpose in liquidation of a debt due from the United States, which may remain outstanding on the first day of July,

standing liabili

ties."

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