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THIRTY—EIGH'l`H CONGRESS. Sess. I. C11. 249. 1864. 39] charge of such vessel, carrying passengers, shall file with the collector, or sworn passenger other officer of the customs granting the clearance, a list, verified by the hsiwllh °°H*°*°'· oath of the master, or other agent, or owner of the vessel, of all passengers received, or to be received, on the vessel so cleared, for conveyance during the proposed voyage, designating cabin and and steerage passengers distinctly ; and on the receipt by such customs officer on the full list so verified, a departure permit shall be given, without which no vessel peparture perconveying passengers shall go to sea; and such departure permit shall be mm shown to the pilot of each vessel before he shall have authority to take to be shown the vessel to sea; and any pilot who shall, without such authority being Pia} I shown to him, pilot a vessel to sea, shall be subject to a fine of one hundred p,lO€fifit§c`Tp°H dollars, and a revocation of his license. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the master or commander of Master ofpasany vessel carrying passengers from any port or ports in the United States @**%*3; "‘:;§t°l;l to any port or place in Mexico or Central America shall, imrr ediately on Mi;p,0’p&c_7 ,0 arriving at such last-mentioned port or place, deliver to the U1 ited States give to ponsul consul, vice-consul, or commercial agent at such port two copies of the list Egg 3i33E3i_ of passengers required to be kept on such vessel by said section thirty- gm,I five of the act of August thirty, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, embracing all the passengers on board the vessel at any time during its voyage up to its said arrival, and duly verified by the oath of such master or commander, and by the inspection of the consul, vice-consul, or commercial agent, previous to or at the landing of the passengers; one of which copies Disposition of the said consul, vice-consul, or commercial agent shall file in his office, the °°Pi°¤· and the other of which he shall transmit, without delay, to the collector of the port in the United States from which the vessel last cleared. And if Penalty for such master or commander shall refuse or neglect to comply with the re- “°g}€°‘· quirements of this section, or shall knowingly make a false return of the list of passengers, he, together with the owner or owners of said vessel, shall be subject to a fine of not less than ten thousand dollars, and such fine shall be a lien upon the vessel until paid. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of section twelve Provisions of of the act entitled “An act to provide for the better security of the lives $82% °f “°* °*` . . , , ch. 191 exof passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam, ’ tended_ ’ approved July seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, be, and the Vol- v·p- 306· same are hereby, extended to the owner or owners of any steamboat or other vessel propelled in whole or in part by steam, and to all public omcers, by, or in consequence of, whose fraud, connivance, misconduct, or violation of law, the life or lives of any person or persons on board such steamboat or vessel may be destroyed. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That if the owner or owners, master, penalty upon commander, or other person in charge of any steamboat or other vessel, <>W¤¢1‘i 5%-, f<>¤' shall wilfully present, or cause to be presented, any false or fraudulent list £;€;°;}t;;€s?£° or lists of its passengers, or copies thereof, to any consul, vice-consul, com- gers. mercial agent, collector, or other custom-house officer, or of the departure permit to any pilot, he or they shall be held guilty of misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding two years; and the vessel shall be liable to seizure and forfeiture. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury Synopsis of shall cause to be prepared a synopsis of such of the laws relating to the g:s§§1§;§1*g`;Sl° carriage of passengers, and their safety on vessels propelled in whole or ’ " in part by steam, as he shall think expedient, and have the same printed in convenient form to be framed under glass, and give to any such vessel two copies, on application of its owners or master, who shall, without unnecessary delay, have the same framed under glass, and place and keep them in to be kept in conspicuous places in such vessel, in the same manner as is provided by law °°¤SPi°“°“S . . . . place on board 111 regard to certificates of inspect0rs ; and no clearance shall be issued to Vg8SM_ such vessel until the collector or other chief' [officer] of the customs shall Clearance not be satisfied that the provisions of this section shall have been complied §cl’°’”“*d ““°‘]*