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530 TENTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 24. 1809. Treble the raft or carriage, such ship or vessel, boat, raft or carriage shall be for-

 °*` ‘*”’· {'cited, and the owner and master thereof shall moreover each forfeit

' and pay treble the value of such articles, _ Prohibited an Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That if any article cr articles, the gill; ;‘:‘Hf:n'l' importation of which is prohibited by this act, and which shall nevery,,s,,,,,.i,,c;,,d,,j theless be on board of any ship or vessel, boat, raft or carriage, arriving in entry to be after the said twentieth of May next, m the United States, or the tem- £‘;g°‘§.m **;;:*1 tories thereof, shall be omitted m the manifest, report or entry of the Maja1g6g_ master, or the person having the charge or command of such ship or vessel, bout, raft or carriage, or shall be omitted m the entry of the goods owned by the owner or consigned to th; colnsignee ofiisuih gig cles, or shall be imported, or landed, or uttempte to e importe or an e without a permit, the same penalties, fines, and forfeitures, shall be incurred, and may be recovered, as in the case of similar omission or omissions, landing, importation, or attempt to land or import in relation to articles liable to duties on their importation into the United States. Powers of the Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That every collector, naval officer, §gIf;;;";c‘;”°éct surveyor, or other officer of the customs, shall have the like power and to ,Q(,i,,,,cs_P authority to seize goods, wares and merchandise imported contrary to the intent and meaning of this act, to keep the same in custody until it shall have been ascertained whether the same have been forfeited or not, and to enter any ship or vessel, dwelling-house, store, building or other place, for the purpose of searching for und seizing any such goods, wares and merchandise which he or they now have bylaw in relation to Persons cou- oods, wares and merchandise subject to duty; and if any person or per- EZTJIQQO g:?g“ gons shall conceal or buy any goods, wares or merchandise, knowing them wmto be liable to seizure by this act, such person or persons shall, on conviction thereoh forfeit and pay u sum double the amount or value of the goods, wares and merchandise so concealed or purchased. Additions_ to Sec. 9. And be it fiarther enacted, That the following additions shall g:;‘;;;‘;_°“‘““‘ be made to tho oath or atlirmation taken by the masters or persons having the charge or command oil any ship or vessel arriving at eny port of the United States, or the territories thereoi after the twentieth of May, viz: *‘I further swear (or affirm) that there are not, to the best of my knowledge and belief; on board, (insert the denomination and name Q" the vessel) any goods, wares or merchandise, the importation of which mtg ih; Ufnitegl States, pr theiiterrgitciyieeftlgerejota E profhibited by law: an o urt er swear or tl rm t at 1 s at erea er xscover or know of any such goods, wares or merchandise, on board the said vessel, or which shall have been imported in the same, I will immediately, and wyqitlignt delrty, make due report thereof to the collector of the port 0f t is rstnc . 0¤th¤ and all Sec. 10. And be it jlzrther enacted, That the following addition be f;l;:"§;fx;;°Ef made, after thetwentieth of May, to the oath or affirmation taken by ters, Sw importers, consignees, or agents, at the time of entering goods imported pmm Op Oath into the United States, or the territories thereof, viz. "I also swear, (or or nflirmation. athrm) that there are not, to the best of my knowledge and belief} amongst the said goods, wares and merchandise, imported or consigned as aforesaid, any goods, wares or merchandise, the importation of which into the United States, or the territories thereof, is prohibited by law; and I do further swcar (or eflirm) that if I shall hereafter discover or know of any such goods, wares or merchandise, amongst the said goods, vvares and merchandise, rmported or consrgned as aforesaid, I_wxll immediately and without delay report the same to the collector of this district." p.-esrdenhmy Sec. ll. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United cnuqe by pr<>c\¤- States be, and he hereby is authorized, in case either France or Great

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f'°w` Britain shall so revoke or modify her edicts, as that they shall cease to

enum, violate the neutral commerce of the United States, to declare the same by proclamation; after which the trade of the United States, suspended