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FOURTEENTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 110. 1817. 397 cargo shall have been taken on board, any law to the contrary notwithstanding. _ Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That when any goods, wares, or A¤ *°l¤¤dl¤8 merchandise, shall hereafter be imported from the province of Lower 8°°j;a"’g“g‘;* Canada into the United States, in any steamboat on lake Champlain, and iii0m (3:;;,;., on the said goods, wares, and merchandise, shall have been duly entered, the l¤k¤ Ch¤¤¤pl¤i¤· duties thereon paid, or secured, at the office of ihe collector of any district adjoining lake Champlain, it shall be lawful to land such goods, wares, or merchandise, in the same, or any other, district adjoining said lake Champlain, any law to the contrary notwithstanding. Sec. 5. And be it furthrr enacted, That in any action or prosecution G¤¤<¤r¤i i¤¤¤9» against any person as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for such person to °**%j1*°f·“g· “‘ plead the general issue, and give this act, and any special matter in evi- on mw' c` dence. And if in any suit the plaintiff' is non-suit, or judgment pass against him, the defendant shall recover double costs. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue in This act in force for the term of four years, from and after the third day of March f°"’° of f°“" next, and no longer. y°m’ °’ Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That every collector of the customs Collectors shall have authority, with the approbation of the Secretary of the mil °“‘gl°Y d°` Treasury, to employ within his district such number of proper persons, Pu l°s’ c` as deputy collectors of the customs, as he shall judge necessary, who are hereby declared to be officers of the customs; and the said deputy collectors, before they enter on the duties of their offices, shall take and subscribe, before the collector appointing them, or before some magistrate within their respective districts, authorized by law to administer oaths, the following oath or afiirmatinm, to wit: “I, , having been appoint- Form of me cd deputy collector of the customs, within and for the district of , 3**3 *0 l;?*“·k°” do solemnly, sincerely, and truly, swear (or affirm, as the case may be,) y cpu m' that I will diligently and faithfully execute the duties of the said office of deputy collector, and will use my best endeavours to prevent, and detect, frauds and violations against the laws of the United States: I further swear (or affirm) that I will support the constitution of the United States." Ar1·R0vm>, March 3, 1817. S·r.¤.·rv·r.¤: I1. CHAP. CX·—JIn Act to amend the acl “au.i}wrizing lhepuymemt farprupcrfy lost, March 3, 1817. captured, or destroyed by Ike enemy, while in the military service of the United "_‘";—‘ States, and for other pw·puses," passed the ninth of April, one tlsmwand eight hundred and sixteen. Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the ninth section of the act, entitled "An act authorizing the payment for property lost, captured, Act or April or destroyed by the enemy, while in the military service of the United 9»é81$u?l¤· 40- States, and for other purposes," passed on the ninth of April, one thou- to nf:u:";駧:: sand eight hundred and sixteen, shall be construed to extend only to Orme auuefexhouses cr other buildings, occupied by an order of an officer or agent of red *0- the United States as a place of deposit for military or naval stores, or 20AM of April ns barracks for the military forces of the United States-; and that, in act- WLISI * °h‘ ing on all claims arising under the aforesaid ninth section, as well those whererm commissions are now returned, and remain undecided, as those on which commissions may be hereafter executed, it shall be the duty of the commissioner, appointed in virtue of the act aforesaid,' carefully to ex. qq,,,,,,;,e;(,m,, amine and investigate the same, and to rérpntt {hi: facts m such case to to invcstuéam, Congress as soon as may be, that such provision mey be made for the re- f;°é;:g;’;s ag; liefof the respective claimants as shall be deemed just arid proper. ’ Sec. 2. And be it jirmtlrcr cruzcteri, '1`haL the said commissioner shall, in 2