United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/6th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 46

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May 7, 1800.
Chap. XLVI.—An Act for the regulation of public Arsenals and Magazines.

Rations to the superintendents and master armorers.
Vol. i. 352.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the several officers who now are, or hereafter may be employed in the armories of the United States, shall be entitled to, and shall receive the following compensations, in addition to their pay as established by law, to wit: A superintendent of such armory three rations per day, or an equivalent in money; and a master armorer two rations per day, or an equivalent in money.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall procure, or Penalty on enticing away, employing, &c. workmen under engagements to the public.entice any artificer or workman, retained or employed in any arsenal or armory of the United States, to depart from the same during the continuance of his engagement, or avoid or break his contract with the United States, or who after due notice of the engagement of any such workman or armorer, in any arsenal or armory, shall during the continuance of such engagement, retain, hire, or in any wise employ, harbor, or conceal such artificer or workman, the person so offending shall, upon conviction, be fined at the discretion of the court not exceeding fifty dollars, or be imprisoned for any term not exceeding three months.

Penalty on workmen being guilty of certain misconduct.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That if any artificer or workman hired, retained or employed in any public arsenal or armory, shall, wantonly and carelessly, break, impair, or destroy any implements, tools, or utensils, or any stock, or materials for making guns, the property of the United States; or shall wilfully and obstinately refuse to perform the services lawfully assigned to him, pursuant to his contract, every such person shall forfeit a sum not exceeding twenty dollars for every such act of disobedience or breach of contract, to be recovered in any court having competent jurisdiction thereof.

Exemption from military service, and service as jurors.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all artificers and workmen, who are or shall be employed in the said armories, shall be, and they are hereby exempted, during their time of service, from all military service, and service as jurors in any court.

Approved, May 7, 1800.