hired and armed, shall be employed under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury.
President no longer authorized to grant permissions to despatch vessels.
1808, ch. 33.Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That the powers given to the President of the United States by the seventh section of the act of March the twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and eight, to grant permission to citizens having property of value in places without the jurisdiction of the United States, to despatch vessels for the same, shall henceforth cease.
Continuance of this act.
1807, ch. 5.Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force from and after the passing thereof, 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 no longer.
Approved, January 9, 1809.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,Act of March 26, 1804, ch. 46. That so much of the act, passed on the twenty-fifth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and four, intituled “An act further to protect the commerce and seamen of the United States, against the Barbary powers,” as is contained in the first section of the said act, (and which was revived and continued in force, for the time therein mentioned, by an act, intituled “An act to revive and continue in force, for a further time, the first section of the act, intituled An act further to protect the commerce and seamen of the United States, against the Barbary powers,”Act of Jan. 19, 1808, ch. 11. passed the nineteenth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight,) be, and the same hereby is revived and continued in force, until the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and ten: Provided however, that the additional duty laid by the said section shall be collected on all such goods, wares and merchandise,Additional duty. liable to pay the same, as shall have been imported previous to that day.
Approved, January 10, 1809.
Proprietors of squares, &c. &c. may subdivide them.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever the proprietor of any square or lot in the city of Washington shall deem it necessary to subdivide such square or lot into convenient building lots, pieces or portions for sale and occupancy, and alleys for their accommodation, he may cause a plat of the same to be made, on which shall be expressed the dimensions and length of all the lines of such portions as are necessary, for defining and laying off the same on the ground, and may certify such subdivision under his hand and seal, in the presence of two or more credible witnesses, upon the same plat, or on a paper or parchment attached thereto.Subdivisions may be examined by the surveyor, and recorded.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That at the request of the said proprietor, the surveyor of the city shall examine whether the lots, pieces or parcels into which any square or lot may be subdivided as aforesaid, agree in dimensions with the whole of the square or lot so intended to be subdivided, and whether the dimensions expressed on the plat of subdivision, be the true dimensions of the parts so expressed; and if upon such examination, he shall find the plat correct, he shall certify the same under his hand and seal, with such remarks as appear to him necessary