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aforesaid, Fines to be certified,shall be certified by the presiding officer of the court martial before whom the same shall be assessed, to the marshal of the district in which the delinquent shall reside, or to one of his deputies; and also to the supervisor of the revenue of the same district, who shall record the said certificate in a book to be kept for that purpose. The said marshal or his deputy shalland duty of marshals herein. forthwith proceed to levy the said fines with costs, by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the delinquent, which costs and the manner of proceeding, with respect to the sale of the goods distrained, shall be agreeable to the laws of the state, in which the same shall be, in other cases of distress; and where any non-commissioned officer or private shall be adjudged to suffer imprisonment, there being no goods or chattels to be found, whereof to levy the said fines, the marshal of the district or his deputy may commit such delinquent to gaol, during the term, for which he shall be so adjudged to imprisonment, or until the fine shall be paid, in the same manner as other persons condemned to fine and imprisonment at the suit of the United States, may be committed.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted,To pay the fines to the supervisor, &c. That the marshals and their deputies shall pay all such fines by them levied to the supervisor of the revenue, in the district in which they are collected, within two months after they shall have received the same, deducting therefrom five per centum, as a compensation for their trouble; and in case of failure, the same shall be recoverable by action of debt or information in any court of the United States, of the district, in which such fines shall be levied, having cognizance thereof, to be sued for, prosecuted and recovered, in the name of the supervisor of the district, with interest and costs.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted,Powers of the marshals. That the marshals of the several districts and their deputies, shall have the same powers in executing the laws of the United States, as sheriffs and their deputies in the several states have by law, in executing the laws of their respective states.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted,Continuation of this act. That this act shall continue and be in force, for and during the term of two years, and from thence to the end of the next session of Congress thereafter, and no longer.

Approved, May 2, 1792.


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May 5, 1792

Chap. ⅩⅩⅨ.—An Act for the relief of persons imprisoned for Debt.[1]


Persons imprisoned on executions issuing from courts of U. States, to have like privileges as are allowed by state courts.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That persons imprisoned on executions issuing from any court of the United States for satisfaction of judgments in any civil actions shall be entitled to like privileges of the yards or limits of the respective gaols as persons confined in such gaols for debt on judgments rendered in the courts of the several states are entitled to, and under the like regulations and restrictions.


  1. The acts relating to imprisonment for debt, passed subsequent to this act, are: An act to continue in force the act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt, passed May 30, 1794, chap. 34; an act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt, passed May 28, 1796, chap. 38; an act supplementary to an act entitled, “An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debts due to the United States,” passed June 6, 1798, chap. 50; an act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt, passed January 6, 1800, chap. 4; an act supplementary to “an act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debts due to the United States,” passed March 3, 1817, chap. 114; an act supplementary to an act entitled, “An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt,” passed January 7, 1824, chap. 3; an act supplementary to the act entitled, “An act supplementary to the act entitled, ‘An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt,’” passed April 22, 1824, chap. 40; an act for the relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States, passed March 2, 1831, chap. 62; an act in addition to an act entitled “An act for the relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States,” passed July 14, 1832, chap. 230; an act to extend, for a longer period, the several acts now in force for the relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States, passed March 2, 1837, chap. 23; an act to extend for a longer period the several acts now in force for the relief of insolvent debtors to the United States, passed May 27, 1840, chap. 10; an act to re-enact, and continue in operation, the several acts now in force for the relief of insolvent debtors of the United States, passed January 28, 1843, chap. 20.