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708 TWELFTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 57. 1812. goods of foreign during the continuance of the act, entituicd “An act laying an embargo };‘§;£;;“’° on all the ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United Crates, Act {April for a. limited time," to export from the United States or the territones 4, 1812, ch. 49. thereof, in any manner whatever, any spccie, nor any goods, wares or merchandise of foreign or domestic growth or manufacture; and if any person shall, with intent to evade this law, export or attempt to export any specie, goods, wares or merchandise from the United States or the territories thereof, either by land or water, such spccie, goods, wares and merchandise, together with the vessel, boat, raft, cart, wagon, sleigh or other carriage in which the same shall have been exported or attempted to be exported, shall, together with the tackle, apparel, horses, mules and oxen, be forfeited, and the owner or owners of such specie, goods, wares or merchandise, and every other person knowingly concerned in such prohibited exportation, on conviction thereof, 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 P’°"i*‘°· be construed to prevent the departure of vessels, which according to the 1812,ch. 49. act Iast above mentioned, are or may be permitted to depart in the manner and under the restrictions provided by the said act. Any portion Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the

§;£°i,;*;';g· President of the United States, or such other person as he shall have

the United empowered for that purpose, to employ any part of the land or naval States may be forces, or militia of the United States or of the territories thereof, as °mPl°Y"d F° may be judged necessary, for the purpose of preventing the illegal Yggggntc? departure of any ship or vessel, or the illegal exportation of any specic, or embargo. of any goods, wares or merchandise, contrary to the provisions of this, or of the last above mentioned act, and for the purpose of detaining, taking possession oi, and keeping in custody, any such ship or vessel, specic, goods, wares or merchandise. Penalties, sm. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all penalties and forfeitures,

‘;·0;’é’;d*° be incurred by virtue of this act, shall and may be prosecuted, sued for,

' recovered and distributed, and may be mitigated and remitted in the manner provided by the act, cntituled "An act laying an embargo on all the ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States for a 1812.<=h·49· limited time," and also, that the penalties and forfeitures incurred by virtue of this act may be recovered subsequently to the expiration thereof, in the same manner as if this act had continued in full force and virtue. APPROVED, April 14, 1812. STATUT1: I. ... APN! i4, W12- CHAP. LVII.-.611 Act to enlarge the limits of the slate of Louisiana. 15-Ag] 1°fchF i2· Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Act 0}- Ami States of America an Congress assembled, That in case the legislature of S,1$12,ch.50. the state of Louisiana shall consent thereto, all that tract of country stg;;";‘§a*;;Egh° comprehended withinlthe following bounds, to wit-: Beginning at the ' junction of the Iberville, with the river Mississippi; thence along the middle of the Iberville, the river Amite, and of the lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain to the eastern mouth of the Pearl river; thence up the The non-intercourse act of the 28th of June, 1809, which requires a vessel bound to a permitted port to give bond rn double the amount of vessel and cargo not to go to a prohibited port, is applicable to s vessel sailing in ballast. The Ship Richmond v. The United States, 9 Crzmch, 102; 3 Cond. Rep. 294. Under the non-intercourse act of 1809, a vessel from Great Britain had a right to lay 0H` the coast of the United States, to receive instructions from her owners in New York; and, if necessary, to drop anchor: and, in case of a storm, to make a harbor: and if prevented by a mutiny of her crew, from putting out to sea again, she might wait in the waters of the United States, for orders. The United States v. The Cargo of the Ship Fanny; Jennings, Master, 9 Cranch, 181 ; 3 Cond. Rep. 347. Under thethnrd section of the act of Congress of the 28th of June, 1809, every vessel bound to a. foreign peruiitted port, was obliged to give a bond, with s condition not to proceed to any port with which commercial intercourse was not permitted, nor to trade with such port. The Edward ; Scott, Claimant, 1 Wheat, 261 ; 3 Cond. Rep. 565. `