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is to say:
An Act making appropriations for carrying into effect may have claims against the United States, for certain Indian Treaties.
expenses incurred in the inquiry into the conduct Be it enacted, fc., That, for the purpose of of John Smith, a Senator of the United States, carrying into effect a treaty between ihe United from the State of Ohio, as an alleged associate of States and the Choctaw nation of Indians, con- Aaron Burr; which expenses may have been aucluded at Pooshapukanuk, in the Choctaw coun- thorized by the committee of inquiry, or by order try, on the sixteenth day of November, one thou- 1 of the Senate: Provided, That ihe said accounts sand eight hundred and five, the following sums shall have been first certified by the chairman of be, and the same hereby are, appropriated, in con- the committee, or by the Secretary of the Senate. formity with the stipulations contained in the Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That to every said treaty, that is to say:
witness before the said committee of inquiry, or To the said Choctaw nation, fifty thousand five before the Senate upon the said inquiry, there hundred dollars, and the further annual sum of shall be allowed and paid for every day's attendthree thousand dollars.
ance thereon, the sum of three dollars. And to To each of the three great Medal Mingoes, defray the said expenses, there is hereby approPukshunnubbee, Mingo Hoomastubbee, and Puo- priated the sum of five hundred dollars, to be shamattaha, five hundred dollars, and a further paid from any moneys in the Treasury not otherannual sum of one hundred and fifty dollats to wise appropriated. each of the said Mingoes during his continuance Approved, February 19, 1808. in office. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, for
22 the purpose of carrying into effect a treaty between An Act making additional compensation to the Marthe United States and the Ottawa, Chippewa,
shals for the Districts of North Carolina and New Wyandotte, and Portawatamie nations of Indians,
Jersey. concluded at Detroit on the seventeenth day of
Be it enacted, f-c., That, from and after the November, in the year one thousand eight hun- last day of March next, there shall be paid annudred and seven, the following sums be, and the ally to the Marshal for the district of North Carsame hereby are, appropriated, in conformity with olina, the sum of four hundred dollars ; to the the stipulations contained in the said treaty, that Marshal for the district of New Jersey, the sum
of two hundred dollars, in addition to the fees and Ten thousand dollars to be paid to the said na- emoluments heretofore allowed them by law. tions in the following proportions:
Approved, February 25, 1808. To the Ottawa nation, three thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars thirty-three cents An Act extending the right of suffrage in the Indiana and four mills.
Territory. To the Chippewa nation, three thousand three hundred thirty-three dollars thirty-three cents and
Be it enacted, fc., That every free white male four mills.
person in the Indiana Territory, above the age of To the Wyandotte pation, one thousand six United States, and resident in the said Territory,
twenty-one years, having been a citizen of the hundred and sixty-six dollars sixty-six cents and six mills.
one year next preceding an election of RepresenTo the Pottawatamie nation, one thousand six sentatives, and who has a legal or equitable title hundred and sixty-six dollars sixty-six cents and
tract of land of the quantity of fifty acres, or six mills; and the further annual sum of two who may become the purchaser from the United thousand four hundred dollars, to be paid to the States of a tract of land of the quantity of fifty said nations in the following proportions:
acres, or who holds in his own right a town lot To the Ottawas, eight hundred dollars.
of the value of one bundred dollars, shall be entiTo the Chippewas, eight hundred dollars.
tled 10 vote for Representatives to the General To the Wyandottes, eight hundred dollars ;
Assembly of the said Territory. and to such of the Pottawalamies as now reside
Approved, February 26, 1808. on the river Huron of Lake Erie, the river Raisin, and in the vicinity of the said rivers, four An Act supplementary to the act entitled “ An act to hundred dollars.
prohibit the importation of certain goods, wares, and Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the merchandise.” several sums appropriated by this act shall be
Be it enacted, 4-c., That nothing in the act to paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not dther which this is a supplement shall be so construed wise appropriated. Approved, February 19, 1808.
as to prohibit the importation of the following
articles, that is to say: 29.
First. Wrappers and outside packages, in which An Act to provide for the payment of certain expenses goods, the importation of which is not prohibited,
incurred in the inquiry into the conduct of John usually are and shall be wrapped or packed, at Smith, a Senator from the State of Ohio.
the time of their importation : Be it enacted, fc., That the Accounting officers Second. Bags or sacks in which salt shall be of the Treasury be, and they are hereby directed imported: to audit and settle the accounts of all persons who ! Third. Glass bottles or phials in which drugs,
Public Acts of Congress. medicines, or any other article, the importation of An Act making appropriations for the support of the which is not prohibited, shall be imported : Military Establishment of the United States, for the
Fourth. Printed books, maps, and charts: year one thousand eight hundred and eight.
Fifth. Watches, tradesmen's and artificers' tools; Be it enacted, 4-c., 'hat for defraying the ermathematical, astronomical, and surgical instru- pense of the Military Establishment of the Uniments; gilt buttons, locks, and all other articles lied States, for the year one thousand eight huomanufactured partly of brass and partly of any ured and eight, for the Indian Department, and other metal :
for the expense of fortifications, arsenals, maga. Sixth. Shalloons and woollen stuffs, muskets, zines, and armories, the following sums be, and bayonets, swords, cutlasses, and pistols.
the same hereby are, respectively appropriated; Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the ar- that is to say. ticles of the following description shall be held For the pay of the Army of the United States, and considered as being embraced by the descrip- three hundred and two thousand nine hundred tion of articles, the importation of which is pro- and fifty-two dollars. hibited by the act to which this act is a supple- For forage, four thousand six hundred and eight ment, that is to say:
dollars. All articles manufactured entirely of silk and For the subsistence of the Army and corps of wool, or of silk and flax, or of flax and wool; engineers, two hundred and forty-iwo thousand floor-cloths, woollen cassimeres, carpets, carpet. five hundred and forty-eight dollars and thirty. ing, and mats, whose invoice prices shall exceed five cents. five shillings sterling per square yard.
For clothing, eighty-five thousand dollars. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That no arti- For bounties and premiums, fifteen thousand cles imported on board any vessel of the United dollars. States, cleared out before the fourteenth day of For the medical and hospital departments, filDecember last, from any port within the United teen thousand dollars. States, or the Territories thereof, shall be subject For camp equipage, fuel, tools, and transportato the prohibition enacted by the act to which tion, ninety thousand dollars. this aci is a supplement: Provided, That such For fortifications, arsenals, magazines, and arvessels which may have cleared for any port mories, two hundred and eighteen thousand six beyond the Cape of Good Hope, shall return to bundred and forty-two dollars and five cents. some port in the United States, or its Territories, For purchasing maps, plans, books, and instruwithin twelve months: And provided, That such ments, fifteen hundred dollars. vessels as shall have cleared from any other port For contingencies, eighteen thousand dollars: shall return as aforesaid within six months from For ordnance, forty-five thousand dollars. the said fourteenth day of December.
For tents, twenty ihousand dollars. Approved, February 27, 1808.
For extra transportation of military stores,
twenty-five thousand dollars. 2
For the Indian Department, one hundred and An Act making further provision for the disposal of forty thousand six hundred dollars.
the sections of land heretofore reserved for the fu- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the ture disposition of Congress.
several sums herein specifically appropriated, shall Be it enacted, 4-c., That all the sections of land be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not heretofore reserved for the future disposition of otherwise appropriated. Congress, not sold or otherwise disposed of, and Approved, March 3, 1808. lying within either of the districts established for the disposition of public lands in the State of Ohio, with the exception of the section numbered six- An Act to allow the importation of old copper, saltteen, of the salt springs, and lands reserved for
petre, and sulphur, free of duty. the use of the same, shall be offered for sale in Be it enacted, f.c., That, from and after the that district within which such reserved sections thirty-first day of March next, no duły shall be may respectively lie, on the same terms, and un- demanded or collected on the importation of old der the same regulations, as other lands in the copper, which term shall apply only to such copsame district: Provided, That such sections shall per manufactures as have been worn out or otherpreviously be offered to ihe highest bidder, at pub- wise so damaged as to be unfit for any other purlic sales, to be held under the superintendence of pose than that of supplying a raw material, to be the registers and receivers of public moneys of the inanufactured anew. And it shall be lawful for land offices, respectively, to which they are at the collector of the port or district in which such tached, on the same terms as have been provided old copper shall arrive, should any doubt arise by law for the public sales of the other lands of the whether such importation comes within the inUnited States, and on such day or days as shall, tent and meaning of this act, to appoint one perby a proclamation of the President of the United son, and the owner, importer, or consignee, to States, be designated for that purpose. And pro- appoint another, who shali ascertain whether the vided, also, That no such heretofore reserved sec- copper imported comes under the denomination tion shall be sold, either at public or private sale, of old copper, as above described; and the proat a less price than four dollars per acre.
ceedings in this instance shall be conducted in Approved, February 29, 1808.
the like manner and form as the proceedings are
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directed to be had by the fifty second section of scribed articles, which either have been rethe act passed the second of March, one thousand exported. or are not entitled to be exported with seven hundred and ninety-nine, regulating the benefit of drawback, nor to any which have been, collection of duties on imports and tonnage, in or will be, sold by the importer. cases of incomplete entry, or of damage sustained Sec. 2.' And be it further enacted, That the perby goods, wares, and merchandise, during the sons entitled to the extension of credit, allowed voyage.
by the preceding section, shall, in order to enjoy SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That, from its benefit, take up, or have cancelled, the bonds and after the said thirty-first day of March next, heretofore given for duties, on which the extenpo duty shall be demanded or collected on the sion of credit is allowed, and give to the collector importation of saltpetre or sulphur.
new boods, with one or more sureties, to the satisApproved, March 4, 1808.
faction of said collector, for the sums of their 21
former bonds respectively, payable whenever the
act entitled "An act laying an embargo on all An Act in further addition to an act entitled " An act ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the
to amend the Judicial System of the United States.” United States," shall no longer be in force: which
Be it enacted, fc., That the Circuit Court of bonds shall be accepted by the collectors respecthe United States, in the second circuit, shall con- tively, upon the terms following, that is to say; sist of the Justice of the Supreme Court residing the goods for the duties whereon such bonds shall within said circuit, and the district judge of the be accepted shall be deposited at the expense and district in which such court may be holden. risk of the importer or importers, parties to the
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That within said bonds, in one or more store-house or storethe district of Georgia, the Circuit Court to be houses, in the same manner as is now provided for holden in the month of December, annually, shall the deposite of teas, by the sixty-second section of hereafter be holden at Milledgeville instead of the act, entitled “An act to regulate the collection Louisville.
of duties on imports and tonnage," but no delivery Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That instead of the said goods, or of part thereof, shall be made of the times heretofore established by law for hold to the owners thereof, unless the duties on so much ing the fall terms of the district court for the dis- thereof as may, on the application of the owners, trict of North Carolina, the same be commenced be thus delivered, shall have been paid. And and holden in future on the following days; that whenever the sum specified in any of the bonds is to say: at Wilmington, in and for the district taken by virtue of this section shall become due of Cape Fear, on the third Monday of October; and remain unpaid more than forty-five days, so at Newbern, in and for the district of Pamptico, much of the said deposited goods as may be neon the Friday next after the third Monday of cessary shall be sold by the collector at public sale, October, and at Edenton, in and for the district of and the proceeds thereof, after deducting the charAlbemarle, on the first Tuesday which shall fol. ges of safe-keeping and sale thereof, shall be aplow the Friday next after the third Monday of plied to the payment of such sum, rendering the October, annually. And that all actions, suits, overplus arising on such sale and the residue of writs, process, pleadings, and other proceedings the goods so deposited, if any there be, to the percommenced, or to be commenced, or which shall son or persons by whom such a deposite shall have be now pending in any of the district courts of been made, or to his or their agent or lawful repthe district of North Carolina, for the terms afore- resentative. But if the proceeds of such sale said, shall be continued over and have day accord- shall not be sufficient to pay the duties and charing to the alterations hereby made and estab-ges, or if any of the goods shall, while deposilished, anything in any former act or acts to the ted, be destroyed, stolen, lost, or damaged, the contrary notwithstanding.
bood taken by virtue of this section, for the pay: Approved, March 9, 1808.
ment of duties on such goods, shall be proceeded with, in all respects, as other bonds taken by col
lectors for duties due to the United States. An Act for extending the terms of credit on revenue Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That whenbonds, in certain cases, and for other purposes.
ever any goods, wares, or merchandise, which, Be it enacted, f.c., That the payment of all being entiiled to be exported with benefit of bonds given for duties on the importation of coffee, drawback, had, prior to the twenty-second day of sugar, pepper, indigo, cocoa, and wine, paying a December last, been actually laden on board a duty of twenty-three cents per gallon, which re- vessel, and inspected under the superintendence of main unpaid at the passing of this act, and have a proper officer, in conformity with the provisions or may become due, subsequent to the twenty- of the seventy-sixth section of the act, entitled second of December last, and whilst the act en- " An act to regulate the collection of duties on titled “ An act laying an embargo on all ships and imports and tonnage," have been detained under vessels in the ports and harbors of the United the act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels States," shall continue in force, may be suspend in the ports and harbors of the United States, so ed during the continuance of the said act, on the as to prevent the actual exportation of such goods, terms and conditions hereinafter provided : Pro- wares, and merchandise, the payment of bonds vided, That such extension of credit shall not ap- given for duties on the importation of the same, ply to the duties due for any of the above de may, to an amount equal io that of such duties
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and no farther, be suspended during the continu- lowed to depart from any port of the United ance of the last mentioned act, in the same man- States, or shall receive a clearance; nor shall aoy ner, and on the same terms and conditions, as is foreign vessel be allowed to depart from any port provided by the preceding section for bonds given of the United States, with a cargo destined for for duties on certain specified articles: Provided, another port of the United States, or shall receive
That the owners of such goods, wares, and mer- a clearance for that purpose, until the owner or chandise, shall surrender any debentures which owners, consignee, or factors
, of such American previously have been granted for the drawback or foreign vessel, shall, with the master, give bond of duties on the same.
with one or more sureties, to the United States, in Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the per- case of a vessel owned by citizens of the United sons entitled to the extension of credit allowed States, in a sum double the value of the vessel and by the next preceding section, may, at their op- cargo, and in that of a foreign vessel four times the tion, either deposite thegoods, wares, and merchan- value of the vessel and cargo, that the vessel shall dise, in a store-house or store-houses, or leave the not proceed to any foreign port or place, and that the same on board the vessel on which the same have cargo shall be relanded in some port of the United been laden ; the said goods, wares, and merchan. States : Provided, That it shall be lawful and sufdise, being in either case secured in the same man- ficient, in the case of any such American vessel, ner as is provided for goods deposited in confor- whose employment has uniformly been confined mity with the second section of this act: Provi- to rivers, bays, sounds, and lakes, within the juded, always, That whenever it may be lawful to risdiction of the United States, to give bond, in export such goods, wares, or merchandise, it shall an amount equal to two hundred dollars for each be necessary that the same should again be in-ton of said vessel, with condition that such resspected by a proper officer on board the vessel in sel shall not be employed in any foreign trade duwhich the same shall be exported, in order to en-ring the time limited in the condition of the bond. title the exporter to the benefit of drawback; nor Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no shall any debentures for drawback of duties on bond shall be required of boats not masted, or, if such goods, wares, and merchandise, be issued or masted, not being decked, whose employment has paid, until after the actual exportation of the been, and shall continue to be, confined to rivers, same: And provided, also, That nothing herein bays, and sounds, within the jurisdiction of the contained shall be construed to prevent the owners United States, and lying within districts which of such goods, wares, and merchandise, who may are not adjacent to the territories, colonies, or prornot claim the extension of credit allowed by this inces of a foreign nation, whether such boats be act, and who bave not received debentures for licensed or not, and unless, in the opinion of the the drawback of duties on the same, from landing Secretary of the Treasury, such bond be necesand keeping in their possession any such goods, sary; and in case the Secretary shall deem such wares, and merchandise.
bond necessary, it shall be lawful and sufficient Approved, March 10, 1808.
for the owner of the boat, to give bond, in an
amount equal to thirty dollars for each ion of said An Act procuring an additional number of arms, and boat, with condition that such boat shall not be for the purchase of saltpetre and sulphur.
employed in any foreign trade during the continBe it enacted, fc., That a sum of money, not bargo on all ships and vessels in tbe ports and
uance of the act entitled "An act laying an emexceeding three hundred thousand dollars, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any moneys
harbors of the United States." in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted. That in purpose of procuring by purchase, or causing to every case where bond hath been or shall be giro he manufactured within the United States, and
en to the United States under this act, or under under the direction of the President of the Uni- the act entitled "An act laying an embargo on all ted States, an additional number of stands of arms, ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the to be deposited in safe and suitable places. And United States," or under the act supplementary for the purchase of salt petre and sulphur, a sum
to the last mentioned act, with condition that cer. not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand tain goods, wares, and merchandise, or the cargo dollars.
of a vessel, shall be relanded in some port of the Approved, March 11, 1808.
United States; the party or parties to such bond
shall, within four months after the date of the 2527
same, produce to the collector of the port, from An Act in addition to the act, entitled “An act supple- which the vessel had been cleared with such
mentary to the act entitled "An act laying an em- goods, wares, merchandise, or cargo, a certificate bargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and har- of the relanding of the same, from the collector of bors of the United States."
the proper port; on failure whereof the bond shall Be it enacted, fc., That, during the continuance be put in suit, and in every such such suit judg. of the act entitled "An act laying an embargo on meat shall be given against the defendant or deall ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of fendants, unless proof shall be produced of such the United States," no ship, vessel, or boat, of relanding, or of loss by sea, or other unavoidable any description whatever, owned by citizens of accident. the United States, and which is neither registered, Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it licensed, nor possessed of a sea-letter, shall be al- / shall not be lawful to export from the United Public Acts of Congress.
States, in any manner whatever, any goods, wares, eleventh of February, one thousand eight hunor merchandise, of foreign or domestic growth or dred. manufacture; and if any goods, wares, or merchan- Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the dise, shall, during the continuance of the act en- President of the United States be, and he is hereby, titled “ An act laying an ero bargo on all ships and authorized, if he shall be satisfied by a statement vessels in the ports and harbors of the United or account current, on oath or affirmation, of any States," and of the act supplementary to the last citizen or citizens of the United States, and such mentioned act, contrary to the prohibitions of this other proof as the nature of the case will admit, act, be exported from the United States, either or the President may require, that such citizen by land or water, the vessel, boat, raft, cart, wag- or citizens have property of value in any port or on, sleigh, or other carriage, in which the same place without the jurisdiction of the United shall have been exported, shall, together with the Staies, arising from property actually without tackle, apparel, horses, mules, and oxen, be forfeit- such jurisdiction, prior to the twenty-second day ed, and the owner or owners of such goods, wares, of December last, to grant, on application, peror merchandise, and every other person knowingly mission to such citizen or citizens, to despatch a concerned in such prohibited exportation, shall vessel in ballast to such port or place, for the pureach, respectively, forfeit and pay a sum not ex- pose of importing into the United States such ceeding ten thousand dollars for every such of property: Provided, That bond with sufficient fence: Provided, however, That nothing in this security be given to the United States, under the section contained shall be construed to prevent direction of ihe Secretary of the Treasury, in such foreign vessels from departing from the ports of a sum as he shall deem necessary, with the folthe United States with the cargo or cargoes which lowing conditions, to wit: that such vessels shall may be on board of the same, when notified of the not export from the United States any specie or act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in any goods, wares, or merchandise, of foreign or the ports and harbors of the United States, in con- domestic growth or manufacture, necessary proformity with the provisions of the said act, nor visions and stores excepted, that she shall return to take away any power conferred on the Presi- (reasonable time being allowed for performing dent by the last mentioned act, nor to prevent for the voyage) to the United States with such propeign vessels from furnishing themselves with ne- erty, and that she shall not, during the voyage, cessary provisions and sea-stores for the voyage, either directly or indirectly, be engaged in any nor fishing vessels from departing with sea-stores, traffic, freighting, or other employment, and that salt
, and their usual fishing tackle and apparel, in po goods, wares, or merchandise, shall be imported the manner prescribed by the act supplementary in such vessel other than the property for which to the aforesaid act.
such vessel shall obtain such permission, or the Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That on proceeds of property shipped bona fide by a citizen the return into the United States of any fishing
or citizens of the United States prior to the said vessel, such as is described by the second section twenty-second day of December last: And proof the act, supplementary to the act entitled “An vided, also, That the bond herein directed to be act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in taken shall not be cancelled, unless the Secretary the ports and harbors of the United States," which of the Treasury he satisfied, either by the oath of shall have sailed subsequent to the passage of the the party or parties to the same, or such other last mentioned acts, it shall be the duty of the proof as the nature of the case will admit, that the master and mate to declare on oath or affirmation, conditions of the said bond have been complied before the collector, whether any part of the fish- with: And provided, further, That the owner or ing fare has been sold during the voyage, and in owners, factor or agent, master and mate of such default of taking such oath or affirmation, the vessel, shall, on her return to the United States, master and mate shall each respectively forfeitand make oath or affirmation that such vessel hath pay one hundred dollars: Provided, that the not, to the best of their knowledge and belief, duaforesaid oath or affirmation may be dispensed ring the voyage for which such permission had with so far as relates to the fishery on our own
been granted, either directly or indirectly been coasts in the customary small vessels.
employed in any act contrary to the tenor of such
bond. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all penalties and forfeitures incurred by force of this act,
Approved, March 12, 1808. shall be sued for, recovered, distributed, and accounted for, in the manner prescribed by the act, An Act remitting the duties payable on the importation entitled “An act to regulate the collection of du.
of a monument to be erected in memory of the offities on imports and tonnage," passed the second
cers of the United States Navy, who fell during the day of March, one thousand seven hundred and
attack made on the city of Tripoli, in the year one ninety-nine, and may be mitigated or remitted in
thousand eight hundred and four. the manner prescribed by the act entitled "An
Be it enacted, 4-c., That the duties payable acact to provide for mitigating or remitting the for- cording to law, on the importation of a monument feitures, penalties, and disabilities accruing in cer- imported in the frigate Constitution, from Italy, tain cases therein mentioned,” passed the third of on account of the officers of the United States March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety- Navy, be, and they are hereby, remitted. seven, and made perpetual by an act passed the Approved, March 13, 1808.