United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 152
Act of March 3, 1819, ch. 89.
Any vessel licensed for the cod fishery, which may be wrecked, upon satisfactory proof shall be allowed the same as if no accident had happened.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any vessel which shall be licensed according to law, for the cod fishery, and which shall have completed her fishing term, according to the provisions of law, and thereby become entitled to the allowance of bounty, shall in returning to any port within the United States, be wrecked or lost, the owner or owners, and crew of such vessel, shall, on satisfactory proof being made to the comptroller of the treasury, of the wreck, or loss of such vessel, be entitled to the same bounty as would have been allowed, had such vessel returned to port.
The first section of this act to be extended to vessels, which, having completed their fishing terms, were wrecked subsequent to the act of March 3, 1819, ch. 89.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any vessel which shall have completed her fishing term, subsequent to the act, entitled “An act in addition to, and alteration of, an act, entitled ‘An act laying a duty on imported salt, granting a bounty on pickled fish exported, and allowance to certain vessels, employed in the fisheries,’” passed the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, and which shall, in returning to any port in the United States, have been wrecked or lost, the owner or owners, and crew of such fishing vessel, shall have extended to them the provisions of the first section of this act.
Approved, May 26, 1824.