the vessel shall not proceed to any foreign port or place, and that the cargo shall be relanded in some port of the United States: Provided,Proviso. that it shall be lawful and sufficient, in the case of any such American vessel, whose employment has uniformly been confined to rivers, bays, sounds and lakes, within the jurisdiction of the United States, to give bond in an amount equal to the two hundred dollars for each ton of said vessel, with condition that such vessel shall not be employed in any foreign trade during the time limited in the condition of the bond.
Bonds not required in cases of boats and vessels not masted, engaged in the river trade, where the adjacent territory does not belong to a foreign nation: but in particular instances the Secretary of the Treasury may require them.
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Time within which certificates of relanding must be produced.
1807, ch. 5.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no bond shall be required of boats not masted, or if masted, not being decked, whose employment has been, and shall continue to be confined to rivers, bays and sounds, within the jurisdiction of the United States, and lying within districts which are not adjacent to the territories, colonies or provinces of a foreign nation, whether such boats be licensed or not, and unless in the opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury, such bond be necessary, and in case the secretary shall deem such bond necessary, it shall be lawful and sufficient for the owner of the boat, to give bond in an amount equal to thirty dollars for each ton of said boat, with condition that such boat shall not be employed in any foreign trade during the continuance of the act intituled “An act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States.”
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in every case where a bond hath been or shall be given to the United States under this act, or under the act, intituled “An act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States,” or under the act supplementary to the last mentioned act, with condition that certain goods, wares and merchandise, or the cargo of a vessel shall be relanded in some port of the United States; the party or parties to such bond shall, within four months after the date of the same, produce to the collector of the port, from which the vessel had been cleared with such goods, wares, merchandise or cargo, a certificate of relanding of the same from the collector of the proper port, in failure whereof the bond shall be put in suit, and in every such suit judgment shall be given against the defendant or defendants, unless proof shall be produced of such relanding, or of loss by sea, or other unavoidable accident.
Penalties and forfeitures for exporting goods, &c. &c.
1807, ch. 5.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful to export from the United States, in any manner whatever, any goods, wares or merchandise, of foreign or domestic growth or manufacture, and if any goods, wares or merchandise shall, during the continuance of the act intituled “An act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States,” and of the act supplementary to the last mentioned act, contrary to the prohibitions of this act, be exported from the United States, either by land or water, the vessel, boat, raft, cart, wagon, sleigh, or other carriage, in which the same shall have been exported, shall, together with the tackle, apparel, horses, mules, and oxen, be forfeited, and the owner or owners of such goods, wares or merchandise, and every other person knowingly concerned in such prohibited exportation, shall each respectively forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars for every such offence: Provided however, that nothing in this section contained shall be construed to prevent foreign vessels from departing from the ports of the United StatesNothing in this act shall prevent foreign vessels departing with the cargo on board when notified of this act. with the cargo or cargoes which may be on board of the same, when notified of the act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States, in conformity with the provisions of the said act, nor to take away any power conferred on the President by the last mentioned act, nor to prevent foreign vessels from furnishing themselves with necessary provisions and sea stores for the voyage, nor fishing vessels from departing with sea stores, salt, and their usual fishing tackle and apparel, in the manner prescribed by the act supplementary to the aforesaid act.