ACTS OF THE ELEVENTH CONGRESS
Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the twenty-second day of May,, 1809, and ended on the twenty-eighth day of June, 1809.
James Madison, President; George Clinton, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate; Andrew Gregg, President of the Senate pro tempore, on the 28th of June; J. B. Varnum, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Act of March 1, 1809, ch.&nbap;24.
Ships and vessels of foreign nations with which intercourse is permitted by the act of March 1, 1809, shall be permitted to take cargoes and depart for any port with which intercourse is permitted.
Conditions.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passing of this act, all ships and vessels owned by citizens or subjects of any foreign nation with which commercial intercourse is permitted by the act, entituled “An act to interdict the commercial intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France, and their dependencies, and for other purposes,” be permitted to take on board cargoes of domestic or foreign produce, and to depart with the same for any foreign port or place with which such intercourse is, or shall, at the time of their departure respectively, be thus permitted, in the same manner, and on the same conditions, as is provided by the act aforesaid, for vessels owned by citizens of the United States; any thing in the said act, or in the act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States, or in any of the several acts supplementary thereto, to the contrary notwithstanding.
Approved, May 30, 1809.
Specific appropriation.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of completing the fortifications commenced for the security of the seaport towns and harbors of the United States, and territories thereof; and for erecting such fortifications as may, in the opinion of the President of the United States, be deemed necessary for the protection of the northern and western frontiers, there be and hereby is appropriated the sum of seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be paid out of any monies in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated.Approved, June 14, 1809.