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TENTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 66. 1808. 50] Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the commanders of the Public armed public armed vessels and gun boats of the United States shall, as well v¤¤¤¤|¤,¤n<l gun 35 the commanders cl' masters of the revenue cutters, and revenue boats, b°°°° °"°h°'i"d be authorized, and they are hereby authorized to stop and examine any gis lgiieciezidl vessel, Hat, or bout, belonging to any citizen of the United States, either vi¤ii¤ting cmon the high seas, or within the jurisdiction of the United States, or any *’°'!° '“’°· foreign vessel within the jurisdiction of the United States, which there may be reason to suspect to be engaged in any trallic or commerce, or in the transportation of merchandise, of either domestic or foreign growth or manufacture, contrary to the provisions of this act, or of the act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States, or of any of the acts supplementary thereto, and if upon examination, it shallappear that such vessel, flat or boat is thus engaged, it shall be the duty of the commander to seize every such vessel, dat, or boat, and to send the same to the nearest port of the United States for trial. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the comptroller of the trea- Comptroller gury be, and he hereby is authorized to remit the duties accruing on the °*` ¤{<=¤¤¤fY mi importation of goods of domestic produce, or which being of foreign °§:°;‘° produce, had been exported without receiving a drawback, which may ’` have been, or may be re-imported in vessels owned by citizens of the United States; and which having sailed subsequent to the first day of October lust, and prior to the twenty-second day of December lust, may be or have been stopped on the high seas by foreign armed vessels, and by reason thereof have returned, or may hereafter return into the United States. And the said comptroller is likewise authorized to direct the exportation bonds given for foreign merchandise, exported with privilege of drawback, in such vessel and re-imported in the same, in the manner aforesaid to be cancelled, the duties on such re-importation being previously paid, and on such other conditions and restrictions as may be necessary for the security of the revenue. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That during the continuance of Foreign wsthe act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and har- '°1’¤°*°“°W¢d bors of the United States, no foreign ship or vessel shall go from one gagiizgtggldggs port in the United States to another, and should any foreign ship or the -U. States vessel, contrary to this section, go from one port of the United States to :P”*¤8 ***6 ‘?°¤· another, the vessel with her cargo shall be wholly forfeited, and the °h° owner, or owners, agent, factors, freighters, and master of such ship or vessel, shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, nor less than one thousand dollars. Sue. 10. And be it further enacted, That no vessel, Het, or bout, com- Fees for clear. prehended in this act shall be obliged to pay more than twenty cents for ;"°°;°*"°"°l°» each clearance. °` °' Sm. 11. And be it further enacted, That the collectors of the cus- Collectorun. toms be, and they are hereby respectively authorized to detain any vessel thjvriwd to dsostensibly bound with a. cargo to some other; port of the United States, ::'n’;u;';“s‘{::u‘:;; whenever in their opinions the intention is to violate or evade any of to other ports cr the provisions of the acts laying an embargo, until the decision of the M U- S§¤t¤¤ President of the United States be had thereupon. :{'°'i;'cf::?':_ Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That if any unusual deposits of stances. provisions, lumber, or other articles of domestic growth or manufacture C¤Ug¢3¤>¥¤ iv shall have been, or shall be made in any of the ports of the United States, adjacent to the territories, colonies, or provinces of a foreign ries may take nation, the collector of the district shall be, and he hereby is authorized i¤:1<> their 4¢¤¤- to take the same in his custody, and not to permit such articles to be §,2"‘;fg:j removed until bond with sufficient sureties shall have been given for the mulatedin large landing or delivery of the same in some port or place of the United ;l:‘€”*3'?°’.‘“ States. &:}u?nx°u" Sec. 13. And be it fin·tlwr enacted, That any ship or vessel owned