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ACTS OF THE ELEVENTH CONGRESS or mn: UNITED STATES, Passed at the jirst session, which was begun and held at the Gty of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the twenty- second day of May, 1809, and ended on the twenty-eighth day of June, 1809. JAM1:s MADISON, President; Gnonom Ctmrron, Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate; Anmucw Gmac, President of the Senate pro tempore, on the 28th of June; J. B. Vuznum, Speaker of the House of Representatives. STATUTE I. Cunrma 1.--dn Act respecting the ships or vessels owned by citizens or subjects May 30, 1809. cf foreign nations with which commercial intercourse is permitted. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatioes of the United Act of March States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the *»g,§P9» °h· 24- passing of this act, all ships or vessels owned by citizens or subjects of ,,,1, lg;?;.;;; any foreign nation with which commercial intercourse is permitted by nations with the act, entituled "An act to interdict the commercial intercourse be- "’l‘l°l‘l“f·°'· tween the United States and Great Britain and France, and their depen- if, P3; dencies, and for other purposes," be permitted to take on board cargoes act of March 1, of domestic or foreign produce, and to depart with the same for any 1i°9z“:l&"·u bs foreign port or place with which such intercourse is, or shall, at the g,kr:n,,,,.g°;: time of their departure respectively, be thus permitted, in the same man- and depart for ner, and on the same conditions, as is provided by the act aforesaid, for Q:h{ChP‘;;:""l'*l‘ vessels owned by citizens of the United States; any thing in the said ,0,,,,,,,, ,,,,}_ act, or in the act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports mitted._ _ and harbors of the United States, or in any of the several acts supple- °°“d‘*‘°““· mentary thereto, to the contrary notwithstanding. Anpnovno, May 30, 1809. _____ Srsrnre I. Can-. II.-An Jn: making farm oppmprmrm to compete the fortifcations J·¤1<=14,18<>9· commenced for the security of the ports and harbors tf the United States, and to erect such fortyications as may be necessary for the protection of the northern [Obsolete_] and western frontiers of the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Eptagfcn ¤P· States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of Pr pr ‘° ‘ completing the fortifications commenced for the security of the seaport towns and harbors of the United States, and territories thereof ;_and for erecting such fortifications as may, in the opinion of the President of the United States, be deemed necessary for the protection of the northern and western frontiers, there be and hereby is appropriated the sum of seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be paid out of any monies in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated. Approved, June 14, 1809. 547