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have been, or may be re-imported in vessels own- Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That all ed by citizens of the United States, and which penalties and forfeitures, incurred by force of this having sailed subsequent to the first day of Octo-act, may be mitigated and remitted in the manner ber last, and prior to the twenty-second day of prescribed by the act, entitled "An act to provide December lasi, may be or have been stopped on for mitigating and remitting the forfeitures, penthe high seas by foreign armed vessels, and by alties, and disabilities, accruing in certain cases reason thereof have returned, or may hereafter re- therein mentioned ;” and all penalties and forturn into the United States. And the said Comp- feitures which may be recovered in pursuance of troller is likewise authorized to direct the export- this act, in consequence of any seizure made by ation bonds given for foreign merchandise, ex: the commander of any public armed vessel of the ported with privilege of drawback, in such vessel United States, shall be distributed according to and re-imported in the same, in the manner afore the rules prescribed by the act, entitled "An act said, to be cancelled, the duties on such re-import- for the government of the Navy of the United ation being previously paid, and on such other States," and all other penalties and forfeitures, conditions and restrictions as may be necessary arising under this act, shall be distributed in the for the security of the revenue.
manner prescribed by the act, entitled "An act Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That, during to regulate the collection of duties on imports and the continuance of the act laying an embargo on tonnage." all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That nothing the United States, no foreign ship or vessel shall in the act laying an embargo on all ships and go from one port in the United States to another, vessels in the ports and harbors of the United and should any foreign ship or vessel, contrary to States, or in the several acts supplementary this section, go from one port of the United States thereto, or in the act to prohibit the importation to another, the vessel with her cargo shall be of certain goods, wares, and merchandise, shall be wholly forfeited, the owner, or owners, agent, construed to prevent the exportation by land. or factors, freighters, and master of such ship or ves- inland navigation, from the territories of the Unisel, shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding ted States into those of Great Britain, of furs and three thousa dollars, nor les than one thousand peltries, the property of subjects of Great Britain, dollars.
and by them purchased from the Indians, or to Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That no prevent the importation by land, or inland navivessel, flat, or boat, comprehended in this act shall gation, from the territories of Great Britain into be obliged to pay more than twenty cents for each those of the United States, of merchandise the clearance.
property of British subjects, and by them imported SBc. 11. And be it further enacted, That the solely for the use of the Indians aforesaid. collectors of the customs be, and they are hereby, Approved, April 25, 1808. respectively authorized to detain any vessel osten
57 sibly bound with a cargo to some other port of the United States, whenever in their opinions the in- | An Act supplemental to "An act regulating the grants tention is to violate or evade any of the provisions
of land in the Territory of Michigan.” of the acts laying an embargo, until the decision Be it enacted, Lc., That every person claiming of the President of the United States be had there- lands, within that part of the Michigan Territory upon.
to which the Indian title hath been extinguished, Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That if any by virtue of any legal grant made by the French unusual deposites of provisions, lumber, or other Government prior to the Treaty of Paris, of the articles of domestic growth or manufacture, shall tenth of February, one thousand seven hundred have been, or shall be made in any of the ports of and sixty-three; or of any legal grant made by the United States, adjacent to the territories, col- the British Government subsequent to the said onies, or provinces of a foreign pation, the col-treaty, and prior to the Treaty of Peace between lector of the district shall be, and he hereby is, au- the United States and Great Britain, of the third thorized to take the same in his custody, and not of September, one thousand seven hundred and to permit such articles to be removed until bond eighty-three, or of the second section of the act to with sufficient sureties shall have been given for which this act is a supplement, shall be allowed the landing or delivery of the same in some port until the first day of January next, to deliver to or place of the United States.
the register of the land office for the district of Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That any Detroit, a notice in writing, stating the nature and ship or vessel, owned by a citizen or citizens of extent of his claims, together with a plat or plats the United States, loaded, or in part loaded, with of the tract or tracts claimed; and if such person the produce of the United States, before the act shall fail to deliver such notice in writing, together laying an embargo was passed, and by said act with a plat of the tract claimed, all his right, so detained in any port of the United Siates. may far as it may be derived from any act of Congress, be permitted to proceed to any other port of the shall become void ; and the Commissioners apUnited States, and there to remain with such car- pointed for the purpose of ascertaining and decigo on board, subject to such other restrictions ding the rights of persons claiming lands in the and bonds as are prescribed in the act laying an said district of Detroit, shall have the same powers embargo, and the several supplementary acts and perform the duties in relation to the claims, thereto.
notices of which shall be thus filed, as are provided Public Acts of Congress
by the act to which this act is a supplement, in under the same conditions, as are provided by relation to the claims therein described.
law for such other public lands. And every perSec. 2. And be it further enacted, That every son entitled to the benefit of this section, shall
, on person whose claim has been or shall be confirmed, or before the first day of January next, deliver 10 by the Commissioners aforesaid, to a tract of land the register of the land office, for the district aforebordering on the river Detroit, and not exceeding said, a notice in writing, of the situation and ex. in depth forty arpens, French measure, shall be tent of the tract of land he wishes to purchase. entitled to a preference in becoming the purcha- | The Commissioners aforesaid are hereby authorser of any vacant tract of land adjacent to, andized to examine and decide the claims of every back of his own tract, not exceeding forty arpens, person claiming the benefit of this section, and French measure, in depth, nor in quantity of land whenever it shall appear to them that the claimthat which is contained in his own tract, at the ant is entitled to a right of pre-emption they shall same price, and on the same terms and conditions give a certificate thereof, directed to the register as are provided by law for the other public lands of the land office, which certificate, together with in the said district. And the surveyor general a receipt from the receiver of public money, of at shall be, and he is hereby, authorized, as soon as least one-fourth part of the purchase money, shall, may be, to cause to be surveyed the tracts claimed on or before the first day of January next, be proby virtue of this section, and in all cases where, duced by the claimant to the register of ihe land by reason of bends in the said river, and of adja- office for the said district. And if any person cent prior, or pre-emption claims, each claimant shall fail to deliver such notice in writing. or procannot obtain a tract equal in quantity to the ad- duce such certificate and receipt within the times jacent tract already owned by him, to divide the above-mentioned, his right of pre-emption shall vacant land, applicable to that object, between the cease and become void. several claimants, in such manner as to him will Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That so appear most equitable. And every person enti- much of the second section of the act to which tled to the benefit of this section, shall, on or before this act is a supplement, as provides that not more the first day of January next, deliver to the register than one tract or parcel of land shall be granted of the land office for the district of Detroit, a no- to any one person, shall be, and the same is heretice in writing, stating the situation and extent of by. repealed. the tract of land he wishes to purchase, and de- Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the posite at the same time one-twentieth part of the lands to which the Indian title bas been extinpurchase money; and shall also, within three guished, by the treaty made at Detroit, on the months after the return of the survey to the office seventeenth of November, one thousand eight of the said register, produce to him a receipt from hundred and seven, shall be attached to and made the receiver of public money for the said district a part of the district of Detroit, and be offered for for one-fourth part of the purchase money. And sale at that place, under the same exceptions and if any such person shall fail to deliver such no regulations, at the same price, and on the same tice, and make such deposite and payment, at the terms, as other lands lying in ihat district. times above mentioned, his right of pre-emption Approved, April 25, 150s. shall cease, and become void.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That every Resolution to authorize the disposition of certain charts person who, being the head of a family, did, prior
of the coast of North Carolina. to the twenty-sixth of March, one thousand eight hundred and four, and doth, at the time of ihe
Resolved, by the Senate and House of Repre passage of this act, inhabit and cultivate a tract sentatires of the United States of America in Con. of land in the Territory of Michigan, not claimed gress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasby virtue of a legal French or British grant, or ury, be, and he is hereby, directed to cause to be by the second section of the act to which this act sold as many of the charts of the coast of North is a supplement, shall be entitled to a preference, Carolina, published in conformity to the resoluin becoming the purchaser from the United States tion which passed the second of March.one thouof such tract of land, not exceeding one section, at sand eight hundred and seven, as shall remain on
price at which ihe oth public lands in the hand. after reserving the number requisite for the said Territory are directed to be sold ; and payment use of the Government of the United States. may be made therefor in the same manner, and
Approved, March 4, 1808.
TO THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE FIRST SESSION OF
THE TENTH CONGRESS.
Arms, a bill from the House to procure an addi-
66, 69, 73, 84, 88
read a second time, and referred
reported with amendments, and ordered to
a third reading
read a third time, and passed as amended 157
Armstrong, John; Mr. S. Smith, on leave, pre-
sented a bill authorizing the Secretary of
the Treasury to pay to the Comptroller,
in trust, the amount of certain bills drawn
by, which was twice read, and ordered to
a third reading
read a third time, and passed
returned from the House with amendments,
which were concurred in
appoint a committee on the subject of
certain, reported to be due from several of
resolutions adopted, and a committee ap-
a bill reported to extinguish the claims of
the United States to certain, and read 85
read a second time
the further consideration of the bill, on mo-
tion of Mr. Adams, postponed indefinitely 98
475 Bank of the United States, memorial of the stock-
428 holders of the, presented, read, and re-
ferred to the Secretary of the Treasury
431 Baptist Church, (City of Washington,) a bill
from the House to incorporate the, read 38
read a second time, referred to a committee 39
reported with amendments
the amendments and the bill recommitted 100
reported with further amendments
read a third time, and passed as amended 157
154 Barclay, Thomas, a bill from the House for re-
lief of the representatives of, read twice,
reported without amendment, read a third
75,85 time, and passed
70, 76, 84
remarks of, on the motion to excuse said
Smith from voting