number of persons employed on board such boat, raft or flat, and the money paid to him by the master or owner thereof: and if any such master shall render a false account of the number of persons, and the length of time they have severally been employed, as is herein required, he shall forfeit and pay fifty dollars,Penalty for rendering a false account.
Persons navigating such boats, to be considered as seamen of the United States. which shall be applied to, and shall make a part of, the said general fund for the purposes of this act: Provided, that all persons employed in navigating any such boat, raft or flat, shall be considered as seamen of the United States, and entitled to the relief extended by law to sick and disabled seamen.
President to appoint a director of the marine hospital at New Orleans.
Sick foreign seamen may be admitted in certain cases.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to nominate and appoint for the port of New Orleans, a fit person to be director of the marine hospital of the United States, whose duties shall be in all instances the same as the directors of the marine hospitals of the United States, as directed and required by the act, intituled “An act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen.” [ Act of July 16, 1798, chap. ]
Seamen admitted into the hospital subject to a charge for every day they shall remain therein.
Clearance not to be given by the collector until the money due from the master, as aforesaid, shall be paid.
Accs. against foreign seamen to be made out by the director of the hospital.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That each and every director of the marine hospitals within the United States, shall, if it can with convenience be done, admit into the hospital of which he is director, sick foreign seamen, on the application of the master or commander of any foreign vessel to which such sick seamen may belong; and each seaman so admitted shall be subject to a charge of seventy-five cents per day for each day he may remain in the hospital, the payment of which the master or commander of such foreign vessel shall make to the collector of the district in which such hospital is situated: and the collector shall not grant a clearance to any foreign vessel, until the money due from such master or commander, in manner and form aforesaid, shall be paid; and the director of each hospital is hereby directed, under the penalty of fifty dollars, to make out the accounts against each foreign seaman that may be placed in the hospital, under his direction, and render the same to the collector.
Collectors to pay the money they collect into the Treasury of the U. States under this and the act to which this is a supplement.Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the collectors shall pay the money collected, by virtue of this and the act to which this is an amendment, into the treasury of the United States, and be accountable therefor, and receive the same commission thereon, as for other money by them collected.
Director of the marine hospital to account for the money received by him.
Allowed a commission.Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That each and every director of the marine hospitals shall be accountable at the treasury of the United States for the money by them received in the same manner as other receivers of public money, and for the sums by them expended shall be allowed a commission at the rate of one per cent.
Approved, May 3, 1802.
February 27, 1801, ch. 15.
Same proceedings may be had against non-residents in the circuit court for the county of Washington as in the general court or court of chancery in Maryland.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the circuit court of the county of Washington, in the territory of Columbia, shall have power to proceed in all common law and chancery causes which now are, or hereafter shall be instituted before it, in which either of the parties reside without the said territory, in the same way that non-residents are proceeded against in the general court or in the supreme court of chancery in the state of Maryland.