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8 SIXTH CONGRESS. Sress. I. Ch. IO. 1800. Intercourse mercial l11l.6l'GOtl1'S€ between any person or persons resident within the ““sP°”d°d· United States or under their protection, and any person or persons resi. dent within the territories of the French Republic, or any of the dependencies thereof, shall be, and from and after the second day of March next, is hereby prohibited and farther suspended, exceptrng only in the cases hereinafter provided. And any ship or vessel, owned, hired, or employed wholly or in part by any person or persons. resident within the United States, or any citizen or citizens thereof resrdent elsewhere, and sailing therefrom after that day, which contrary to the intent hereof, shall be voluntarily carried, or shall be destined or permitted to proceed, or shall be sold, bartered, entrusted or transferred, for the purpose that she may proceed, whether directly or from any intermediate. port or place, to any port or place within the territories of that Republic, or any of the dependencies thereof ; or shall be engaged many trailic or commerce, by or for any person resident within the territories of that Republic, or within any of the dependencies thereof; and also any cargo which shall be found on board of such ship or vessel, when detected and interrupted in such unlawful purpose, or at her return from such voyage to the United States, shall be wholly forfeited, and may be seized and condemned in any court of the United States, having competent jurisdiction. On clearing Sm. 2. And be it further enacted, That excepting for foreign ships °*?*°’ Wn °"· or vessels owned, hired, and employed by persons permanently residing Qzlgf?-gilg; l-Z: in Europe, and commanded and wholly navigated by foreigners, no eignvoyage,se. clearance forla foreign voyage shall be granted to any ship or vessel "!"i*Y *° l’° whatever, until the owner or the employer for the voyage, or if not resigw°°' dent within the district where the clearance shall be required, his factor or agent, with the master and one or more sufhcient surety or sureties, to the satisfaction of the collector of the district, hall give bond to the United States; such owner, employer, or factor, with the master, in a sum equal to the value of the vessel, and of one third of her cargo; and such surety or sureties in a like sum, when it shall not exceed ten thousand dollars; and if it shall exceed, then in that sum, with condition that the ship or vessel for which a clearance shall be required, is actually destined, and shall proceed to some port or place without the limits or jurisdiction of the French Republic, or any of the dependencies thereol, und during the intended voyage shall not be voluntarily carried, or permitted to proceed or sold, entrusted or transferred, with the purpose that she may proceed whether directly, or from any intermediate port or place, to any port or place within the territories of that Republic, or any of the dependencies thereof; and shall not, at any such port or place, voluntarily deliver or unlade any part of such cargo; and if compelled by distress of weather, or taken by force into any such port or place, will not there receive on board of such ship or vessel, any goods, produce, or merchandise, other than necessary sea stores; and generally, that such ship or vessel shall not be employed in any traffic or commerce, with or for any person resident within the territory of the French Republic, or any of the dependencies thereof Master of a Sec. 3. Provided, and be it further enacted, That when any ship or

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and admins, shall be given as aforesaid, shall be compelled by distress of weather, or by compulsion, other casualty endangering the safety of such ship or vessel, or of the

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mm, 0,. ML other superior force, into any port or place within the territories of the nomic. French Republic, or any of the dependencies thereof, and shall there necessarily unlade and deliver, or shall be deprived of any cargo then on board, then, and in such case, the master or other person having charge of such ship or. vessel, may receive compensation or payment in bills of exchange, or m money or bullion, for such cargo, but not otherwise,