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Certificate to be produced on entry,

shall enter the same in his book of records, and forward a duplicate of such entry, to the Register of the Treasury of the United States ; and in such café, until the said owner, partowner, or confignée, shall cause the said memorandum to be made, by the collector, in manner aforefaid, such fhip or veffel shall not be deemed, or considered, as a vefsel recorded, in pursuance of this act.

Sec. 24. And be it further enacted, That the master, or other person having the command or charge of any ship or vesel, recorded in pursuance of this act, fhall on entry of such ship or vessel, produce the certificate of such record, to the collector of the district, where

she shall be so entered ; in failure of which, in failure to forfeit pri

the faid ship or vefsel shall not be entitled to vileges of the privileges of a vessel, recorded as aforesaid:

Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to make it necessary to record, a second time, any ship or vessel, which shall have been recorded, pursuant to the act, hereby in part repealed : but such recording shall be of the like force and effect, as if made, pursuant to this act. - Sec. 25. And be it further enacted, That the fees and allowances, for the several fervices to be performed, pursuant to this act, and the distribution of the same, shall be as

follows, to wit: For the admeasurement of how diftri- every ship or vessel, of one hundred tons, and


under, one cent per ton ; for the admeasurement of every ship or vessel, above one hundred, and not exceeding two hundred tons, one hundred and fifty cents; for the admeasurement of every ship or vessel, above two hundred tons, two hundred cents; for

every cer



tificate of registry or record, two hundred cents; for every endorsement upon a certificate of registry or record, one hundred cents; and for taking every bond required by this act, twenty-five cents. The whole amount of which fees fhall be received, and accounted for, by the collector, or, at his option, by the naval-officer, where there is ones and vhere there is a collector, naval-officer, and surveyor, shall be equally divided, monthly, between the said officers; and where there is no navalofficer, two-thirds to the collector, and the of fees. other third co the surveyor; and where there is only a collector, he shall receive the whole amount thereof; and where there is more than one surveyor in any district, each of them shall receive his proportionable part of such fees, as shall arise in the port, for which he is appointed: Provided always, that, in all cases, where the tonnage of any ship or vessel shall be ascertained, by any person appointed for that purpose, such person shall be paid a reasonable compensation therefor, out of the fees aforesaid, before any distribution thereof, as aforesaid. And every collector and navalofficer, and every surveyor, who shall reside at a port, where there is no collector, shall cause to be affixed, and constantly kept, in some conspicuous part of his office, a fair table of the rates of fees, demandable by this act.

Sec. 26. And be it further enacted, That Penalty on every collector, or officer, who shall know- making

falle regil. ingly make, or be concerned in making, any ters, or defalse register or record, or shall knowingly manding grant, or be concerned in granting, any falle fces. certificate of registry or record of, or for any ship or vessel, or other false document what

foever, touching the same, contrary to the true intent and meaning of this act, or who shall defignedly take any other, or greater fees, than are by this act allowed, or who shall receive any voluntary reward or gratuity, for any of the services performed, pursuant thereto; and every surveyor, or other person appointed to measure any ship or vessel, who shall wilfully deliver to any collector, or naval-officer, a false description of such ship or vessel, to be registered or recorded, shall, upon conviction of any such neglect, or offence, forfeit the sum of one thousand dollars, and be rendered incapable of serving in any office of trust or profit, under the United States; and if any person or persons, authorized and required by this act, in respect to his or their office or offices, to perform any act or thing, required to be done or performed, pursuant to any of the provisions of this act, shall wilfully neglect to do or perform the same, according to the true intent and meaning of this act, such person or persons shall, on being duly convicted there. of, if not subject to the penalty and disqualification aforesaid, forfeit the sum of five hundred dollars for the first offence, and a like sum for the second offence, and shall, thenceforth, be rendered incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under the United States.

Sec. 27. And be it further enacted, That if

any certificate of registry, or record, shall be using cer; fraudulently or knowingly used for any ship or registry. vessel, not then actually intitled to the benefit

thereof, according to the true intent of this act, such ship or vessel shall be forfeited to the United States, with her tackle, apparel, and furniture,

On frau. dulently

false oath,

Sec. 28. And be it further enacted, That if on making any person or persons shall falsely make oath or affirmation, to any of the matters, herein required to be verified, such person or persons shall suffer the like pains and penalties as fhall be incurred by perfons committing wilful and corrupt perjury; and that if any person or perfons Thall forge, counterfeit, erase, alter, or falsify any certificate, register, record, or other document, mentioned, described or authori. zed, in and by this act, such person, or perfons, shall, for every such offence, forfeit the sum of five hundred dollars.

Sec. 29. And be it further enacted, That all Penalties the penalties and forfeitures, which may be vered and incurred, for offences against this act, shall disposed of. and may be sued for, prosecuted and recovered, in such courts, and be disposed of, in such manner, as any penalties and forfeitures, which may be incurred, for offences against the act, intitled, “ An act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties imposed by law, on goods, wares and merchandize imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels,” may legally be sued for, profecuted, recovered and disposed of : Provided always, That if any officer entitled to a part, or share of any such

penalty, or forfeiture, shall be necessary, as a witness, on the trial for such penalty or forfeiture, such officer may be a witness upon the said trial; but in such case, he shall not receive, nor be entitled to any part or share of the said penalty or forfeiture; and the part or share, to which he would otherwise have been entitled, shall accrue to the United


When this Sec. 30. And be it further enacted, That act thall take effect,

from and after the last day of March next, &c. this act shall be in full force and effect ; and

so much of the act, intitled, “ An act for re. gistering and clearing vessels, regulating the coasting trade, and for other purposes, comes within the purview of this act, shall, after the said last day of March, be repealed.



of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate. APPROVED, thirty-first December, 1792: GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.


An Act to amend an Act, intitled An Act ef

tablishing a Mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States," so far as respects the Coinage of Copper.

per, and

E it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every cent shall contain two hundred and eight grains of cop

half cent shall contain one hundred and four grains of copper ; and that so much of the act, intitled “ An act establishing a Mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States," as respects the weight of cents


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