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Sec. 12. And be it [further] enacted,Confederacy to become pirates, how punished.
Act of March 3, 1825, ch. 65, sec. 6, sec. 22. That if any seaman or other person shall commit manslaughter upon the high seas, or confederate, or attempt or endeavour to corrupt any commander, master, officer or mariner, to yield up or to run away with any ship or vessel, or with any goods, wares, or merchandise, or to turn pirate, or to go over to or confederate with pirates, or in any wise trade with any pirate knowing him to be such, or shall furnish such pirate with any ammunition, stores or provisions of any kind, or shall fit out any vessel knowingly and with a design to trade with or supply or correspond with any pirate or robber upon the seas; or if any person or persons shall any ways consult, combine, confederate or correspond with any pirate or robber on the seas, knowing him to be guilty of any such piracy or robbery; or if any seaman shall confine the master of any ship or other vessel, or endeavour to make a revolt in such ship; such person or persons so offending, and being thereof convicted, shall be imprisoned not exceeding three years, and fined not exceeding one thousand dollars.
Sec. 13. And be it [further] enacted,Maiming, what cases shall be judged, and how punished.
Act of March 3, 1825, ch. 65, sec. 22. That if any person or persons, within any of the places upon the land under the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, or upon the high seas, in any vessel belonging to the United States, or to any citizen or citizens thereof, on purpose and of malice aforethought, shall unlawfully cut off the ear or ears, or cut out or disable the tongue, put out an eye, slit the nose, cut off the nose or a lip, or cut off or disable any limb or member of any person, with intention in so doing to maim or disfigure such person in any the manners before mentioned, then and in every such case the person or persons so offending, their counsellors, aiders and abettors (knowing of and privy to the offence aforesaid) shall on conviction, be imprisoned not exceeding seven years, and fined not exceeding one thousand dollars.
Sec. 14. And be it [further] enacted,Forgery, what cases shall be judged, and how punished.
Act of March 3, 1825, ch. 65, sec. 17, 18, 19, 20, act of March 3, 1823, ch. 36. That if any person or persons shall falsely make, alter, forge or counterfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, altered, forged, or counterfeited, or willingly act or assist in the false making, altering, forging or counterfeiting any certificate, indent, or other public security of the United States, or shall utter, put off, or offer, or cause to be uttered, put off, or offered in payment or for sale any such false, forged, altered or counterfeited certificate, indent or other public security, with intention to defraud any person, knowing the same to be false, altered, forged or counterfeited, and shall be thereof convicted, every such person shall suffer death.
Sec. 15. And be it [further] enacted,Stealing or falsifying any record, process, &c. how punished. That if any person shall feloniously steal, take away, alter, falsify, or otherwise avoid any record, writ, process, or other proceedings in any of the courts of the United States, by means whereof any judgment shall be reversed, made void, or not take effect, or if any person shall acknowledge or procure to be acknowledged in any of the courts aforesaid, any recognizance, bail or judgment, in the name or names of any other person or persons not privy or consenting to the same, every such person or persons on conviction thereof; shall be fined not exceeding five thousand dollars, or be impri-
- Although the crimes act of 1790, sec. 12, does not define the offence of endeavouring to make a revolt, it is competent for the court to give a judicial definition of it. United States v. Kelley, 11 Wheat. 417; 6 Cond. Rep. 370.
A revolt, is the usurpation of the authority and command of the ship, and an overthrow of that of the master, or commanding officer. Any conspiracy to accomplish such an object, or to resist a lawful command of the master for such purpose; any endeavour to stir up others of the crew to such resistance, is an endeavour to make a revolt, within the meaning of the 12th section of the act of 1790. United States v. Hemmer et al., 4 Mason’s C. C. R. 105. See also United States v. Keefe, 3 Mason’s C. C. R. 475; 5 Mason’s C. C. R. 460. United States v. Smith, 1 Mason’s C. C. R. 147. United States v. Hamilton, 1 Mason’s C. C. R. 443. United States v. Kelley, 4 Wash. C. C. R. 528.
- See United States v. Turner, 7 Peters, 132. United States v. Brewster, 7 Peters, 164. United States v. Stewart, 4 Wash. C. C. R. 226. United States v. Reuben Moses, 4 Wash. C. C. R. 726. United States v. Morrow, 4 Wash. C. C. R. 733. United States v. Britton, 2 Mason’s C. C. R. 464. United States v. Hinman, 1 Baldwin’s C. C. R. 292. United States v. Mitchell, 1 Baldwin’s C. C. R. 366.