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Violations of this act to be reported.

ered by any person suing therefor in any court of the United States in the district where such delinquent may reside or be found.

Twentieth. It shall be the duty of the boarding officer to report all violations of this act to the collector of the port where any vessel may arrive, and the collector shall report the same to the Secretary of the Treasury and to the attorney of the United States in his district.

No. 230. — JULY 21, 1840. Stat. at Large, CHAP. LXIX. — Private Acts. An Act for the Relief of Chastelain and Ponvert, Vol. VI. p. 813.

and for other Purposes. 3d Sec. act

Sec. 7. That the third section of the act of July seven, eighteen hun7th July, 1838, dred and thirty-eight, entitled “ An act to provide for the support of the Military Acad- Military Academy of the United States for the year eighteen hundred emy, revived,

and thirty-eight, and for other purposes,” be and the same is hereby revived and continued in force for the year eighteen hundred and forty, and until otherwise directed by law.

No. 231. — MARCH 3, 1841. Stat. at Large, CHAP. XXXV. - An Act making Appropriations for the Civil and Diplomatic Expenses Vol. V. p. 421.

of the Government for the Year eighteen hundred and forty-one. Additional ac- Sec. 5. That in addition to the account now required to be rendered by counts to be

every collector of customs, naval officer and surveyor of ports, every such rendered by collectors, &c. collector, naval officer and surveyor shall, each and every year hereafter,

See 1857, ch. render a quarter-yearly account, under oath, to the Secretary of the 108, \ 8.

Treasury, in such form as said secretary shall prescribe, of all sums of money by each of them respectively received or collected for fines, penalties, or forfeitures, or for seizure of goods, wares, or merchandise, or upon compromises made upon said seizure; or on account of suits instituted for frauds against the revenue laws; or for rent and storage of goods, wares, or merchandise, which may be stored in the public store-houses, and for

which a rent is paid, beyond the rents paid by the collector or other such The excess of officer; and if from such accounting it shall appear that the money remoney over $ 2000 a year,

ceived in any one year by any collector, naval officer, or surveyor, on acreceived for count and for rents and storage, as aforesaid, and for fees and emolurents, storage, ments, shall in the aggregate, exceed the sum of two thousand dollars, &c. to be paid into the treas

such excess shall be paid by the said collector, naval officer, or surveyor, ury:

as the case may be, into the treasury of the United States, as part and Compensation of collectors

parcel of the public money; and no such collector shall, on any pretence limited. whatsoever, hereafter receive, hold, or retain for himself, in the aggregate,

more than six thousand dollars per year, including all commissions for du

ties, and all fees for storage, or fees or emoluments, or any other commisNaval officers sions or salaries which are now allowed and limited by law. Nor shall limited. such naval officer on any pretence whatever, in the aggregate, receive, hold, or retain for himself

, hereafter, more than five thousand dollars per year, including all commissions on duties, and all fees for storage, or fees

or emoluments, or any other commissions or salaries which are now alSurveyors lowed and limited by law. Nor shall such surveyor, in the aggregate, relimited. ceive, hold, or retain for himself, hereafter, more than four thousand five

hundred dollars per year, including all commissions or fees or emoluments

or any other commissions or salaries which are now allowed and limited by Proviso. law: Provided, The aggregate sums allowed per year to the several offi

cers aforesaid shall be exclusive of the necessary expenses incident to their respective offices, in the same year, subject to the regulation of the

Secretary of the Treasury ; All stores here- Sec. 6. That all stores hereafter rented by the collector, naval officer, after rented to

or surveyor, shall be on public account, and paid for by the collector as

such, and shall be appropriated exclusively to the use of receiving for- be on public eign merchandise, subject as to the rates of storage, to regulation by the account, &c. Secretary of the Treasury; Sec. 7. That every collector, naval officer, and surveyor of the several

False swearports of the United States, who shall be guilty of false swearing in taking ing to the afore the oath, at the rendition of his accounts as required by the fifth section by the 5th secof this act to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, with the tion of this act, intention to deceive and defraud the Government of the United States,

perjury. shall be deemed to be guilty of perjury, and liable to the same prosecution and penalty inflicted for like offences, to be tried and adjudged in any court of the United States having jurisdiction thereof, and it shall be the

Sec. Treasury duty of the Secretary of the Treasury, whenever in his opinion the said

may direct the offence has been perpetrated as aforesaid, to direct the district attorney dist

. attorney of the United States for the district within which the same has occurred to prosecute the

offender. to prosecute the offender; Sec. 8. That all laws, or parts of laws, inconsistent with the provis

Laws inconions of the fifth, sixth, and seventh sections of this act, are hereby re- 5th, 6th, and 7th pealed.

act, repealed.

sistent with the

sections of this

No. 232. - March 3, 1841. CHAP. XL. – An Act to abolish the Port of Delivery and the Office of Surveyor of the Stat. at Large, Customs at Currituck Inlet in North Carolina.

Vol. V. p. 436. Be it enacted, &c. That the port of delivery and the office of Surveyor The port and of the Customs at Currituck Inlet in North Carolina be, and the same are and laws in conhereby abolished, and that all laws in conflict with this act be, and the flict with this same are hereby repealed.

act repealed.


No. 233. - August 13, 1841. CHAP. VII. – An Act to repeal the Act entitled An Act to provide for the Collection, Stat. at Large,

Safe-keeping, Transfer, and Disbursement of the Public Revenie," and to provide for the Vol. V. p. 439. Punishment of Embezzlers of Public Money, and for other Purposes.

Be it enacted, &c. That the act entitled “ An act to provide for the col- Act of 4th July, lection, safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue," pealed. approved on the fourth day of July, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and forty, be, and the same is hereby, repealed : Provided, always, That, for any offences which may have been committed against the provisions of the seventeenth section of the said act, the offenders may be prosecuted

Bonds, &c. and punished according to those provisions; and that all bonds executed

not affected by under the provisions of said act, and all civil rights and liabilities which the repeal. have arisen or accrued under said act, and the remedies therefor, shall remain and continue as if said act had not been repealed; anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 2. That if any officer charged with the safe-keeping, transfer, or Felony, for of disbursement of public moneys, or connected with the Post-Office Depart- with sate-keepment, shall convert to his own use, in any way whatever, or shall use by ing, transfer, or way of investment in any kind of property or merchandise, or shall loan, disbursement of with or without interest, any portion of the public moneys intrusted to &c. to use pubhim for safe-keeping, transfer, disbursement, or for any other purpose, lic moneys. every such act shall be deemed and adjudged to be an embezzlement of so much of the said moneys as shall be thus taken, converted, invested, used, or loaned, which is hereby declared to be a felony; and the neglect Neglect or re

fusal to pay or refusal to pay over on demand any public moneys in his hands, upon

over, transfer, the presentation of a draft, order, or warrant drawn upon him, and signed or disburse such by the Secretary of the Treasury, or to transfer or disburse any such moneys, prima moneys promptly according to law, on the legal requirement of a superior of such use. officer, shall be prima facie evidence of such conversion to his own use of

so much of the public moneys as may be in his hands. Any officer or Punishment agent of the United States, and all persons advising, or knowingly and for said offence, willingly participating in such embezzlement, upon being convicted thereof

before any court of the United States of competent jurisdiction, shall, for every such offence, forfeit and pay to the United States a fine equal to the amount of the money embezzled, and shall suffer imprisonment for a

term not less than six months nor more than five years. Act of June Sec. 3. That the act entitled “ An act to regulate the deposits of the 23, 1636, ch.116, public money," approved on the twenty-third day of June, eighteen hun

13th and 14th secs. dred and thirty-six, excepting the thirteenth and fourteenth sections repealed. thereof, be and the same hereby is repealed.

So much of act SEC. 4. That so much of an act, passed the fourteenth of April, eighof 14th April, teen hundred and thirty-six, entitled “ An act making appropriations for 1836, ch. 52, as prohibits the the payment of the Revolutionary and other pensioners of the United payment by the States, for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-six,” as provides that no U. S. of bank notes under cer

bank note of less denomination than ten dollars, and after the third day tain denomina- of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, no bank note of less denomtions, repealed. ination than twenty dollars, shall be offered in payment in any case what

soever, in which money is to be paid by the United States, or the PostOffice Department, be, and the same hereby is, repealed.

No. 234. SEPTEMBER 11, 1841.
Stat. at Large,

CHAP. XXIV. - An Act relating to Duties and Drawbacks.
Vol. V. p. 463.
Drawbacks on

Sec. 3. That from and after the passage of this act, drawbacks payable certain sugars

on exported refined sugars, manufactured from foreign sugars, and on exand rum to be reduced, how.

ported rum, distilled from foreign molasses, shall be reduced in proportion to the reduction which shall have been made by law (after the passage of the acts of Congress of the twenty-first of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, and twenty-ninth of May, eighteen hundred and thirty, allowing said drawbacks) in the duties on the imported sugars or molasses, out of which the same shall have been manufactured or distilled, and in no case shall the drawback exceed the amount of import duty paid on either

of those articles. Laws and parts Sec. 7. That all laws or parts of laws inconsistent with this act are of laws incon- hereby repealed. sistent with this act, repealed.

No. 235. — SEPTEMBER 11, 1841. Stat. at Large, (No. 6.1., A Joint Resolution making it the Duty of the Attorney-General to exumine into Vol. V. p. 468. the Titles of the Lands or Sites for the Purpose of erecting thereon Armories and other

Public Works and Buildings, and for other Purposes. Attorney-Gen. Resolved, &c. That it shall be the duty of the Attorney-General of the to make the ex- United States to examine into the titles of all the lands or sites which amination, and

have been purchased by the United States, for the purpose of erecting report to the President. thereon armories, arsenals, forts, fortifications, navy yards, custom-houses,

lighthouses, or other public buildings of any kind whatever, and report his opinion as to the validity of the title in each case, to the President of

the United States. Title-papers to 2. That it shall be the duty of all the oflicers of the United States be furnished to having any of the title-papers to the property aforesaid in their possession, the AttorneyGeneral.

to furnish them forth with to the Attorney-General, to aid him in the investigation aforesaid.

3. That no public money shall be expended upon any site or land herenot to be ex- after to be purchased by the United States for the purposes aforesaid, until pended on any site hereafter

the written opinion of the Attorney-General shall be had in favor of the purchased, un- validity of the title, and also the consent of the Legislature of the State til, &c.

in which the land or site may be shall be given to said purchaser.

Public money


deem necessary,

4. That it shall be the duty of the district attorneys of the United

District attorStates, upon the application of the Attorney-General, to furnish any as

neys to furnish sistance or information in their power in relation to the titles of the public property aforesaid lying within their respective districts.

5. That it shall be the duty of the Secretaries of the Executive Depart- Secretaries of 'ments, upon the application of the Attorney-General, to procure any addi- the Executive tional evidence of title which he may

Departments to and which may not

procure addibe in the possession of the officers of government; the expense of pro- tional evidence. curing which to be paid out of the appropriations made for the contingencies of the Departments respectively.

6. That it shall be the duty of the Secretaries of the Executive Depart. To apply to ments, respectively, under whose direction any lands for the purposes latures for Jurisaforesaid may have been purchased, and over which the United States do diction over not possess jurisdiction, to apply to the legislatures of the States in which said lands, &c. the lands are situated, for a cession of jurisdiction, and in case of refusal, to report the same to Congress at the commencement of the next session thereafter.

than American vessels.

No. 236. — JUNE 1, 1842. CHAP. XXXII. – An Act regulating Commercial Intercourse with the Port of Cayenne, Stat. at Large, in the Colony of French Guiana, and to remit certain Duties.

Vol. V. p. 489. Be it enacted, 8c. That the provisions of the act entitled “ An act reg- French vessels ulating the commercial intercourse with the islands of Martinique and coming directly Guadaloupe,” approved on the ninth of May, eighteen hundred and &c. to pay no twenty-eight, admitting French vessels coming from, and laden with higher duties articles, the growth and manufacture of either of the said islands, are hereby extended to the vessels of the same nation coming from the port 1828, ch. 49. of Cayenne, in the colony of French Guiana, so as to entitle said vessels coming directly from said port of Cayenne, and laden with articles the growth or manufacture of said colony, which are permitted to be exported therefrom in American vessels, to admission into the ports of the United States, on payment of no higher duties of tonnage, or on their cargoes, as aforesaid, than are imposed on American vessels, and on like cargoes therein imported : Provided, That if the President of the United States

President au

thorized to susshall, at any time, receive satisfactory information that the privileges pend the operaallowed to American vessels and their cargoes in the said colony of tions of this act, French Guiana by the arretes of its Governor, bearing date the fifth of when. December, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, and the twenty-eighth of December, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, and by the tariffs and regulations in force in the colony, have been revoked or annulled, he is hereby authorized, by proclamation, to suspend the operations of this act, and withhold all privileges allowed under it. Sec. 2. That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to

Certain duties

to be refunded. refund, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, such amount of duty, inconsistent with the provisos of the first section of this act, which, since the arretes and the tariffs, and regulations referred to in the provisions to the first section of this act, have been in operation in said colony, as may have been levied in the ports of the United States upon any French vessels coming directly from the port of Cayenne, laden with such articles, the growth or manufacture of said colony, which were allowed to be exported therefrom in American vessels.

No. 237. — JUNE 4, 1842. CHAP. XXXVIII. – An Act to authorize the Collector of the District of Fairfield to Stat. at Large,

reside in either of the Towns of Fairfield or Bridgeport. Be it enacted, &c. That so much of the act entitled “ An act to regulate So much of act the duties on imports and tonnage,” approved March second, seventeen 24 March, 1799,

Vol. V.

ch. 22, as re

p. 489.

quires the cold lector to reside at Fairfield, repealed, &c.

hundred and ninety-nine, as requires the collector for the district of Fairfield, in the State of Connecticut, to reside in the town of Fairfield, be, and the same is hereby, repealed; and the said collector shall reside in said town of Fairfield, or in the town of Bridgeport, within said district.

No. 238. - JULY 27, 1842. Stat. at Large, CHAP. LXVI. – An Act to regulate the Value to be affired to the Pound Sterling by the Vol. V. p. 496.

Treasury Department. The pound Be it enacted, &c. That in all payments by or to the treasury, whether sterling to be

made here or in foreign countries, where it becomes necessary to compute computed at $ 4.84.

the value of the pound sterling, it shall be deemed equal to four dollars and eighty-four cents, and the same rule shall be applied in appraising mer

chandise imported where the value is by the invoice in pounds sterling. Acts, &c. in- Sec. 2. That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with these provisconsistent here- ions, be and the same are hereby repealed. with, repealed.

port of

No. 239. - August 3, 1842. Stat. at Large, CHAP. CXX. An Act to constitute the Ports of Stonington, Mystic River, and PawVol. V. p. 499.

catuck River, a Collection District. Stonington a Be it enacted, 8c. That the town of Stonington, in the county of New collection dis- London, State of Connecticut, shall be a collection district, from and after trict and entry.

the thirtieth day of June next; and that the port of Stonington, aforesaid, 1842, ch. 177. shall be, and hereby is, made a port of entry.

District of Sec. 2. That the district of Stonington shall comprehend all the waters, Stonington designated.

shores, bays, and harbors, from the west line of Mystic River, including the villages of Portersville and Noank, in the town of Groton, State of Connecticut, to the east line of Pawcatuck river, including the town of Westerly, State of Rhode Island, anything in any former law to the con

trary notwithstanding. Office of sur- Sec. 3. That, from and after the thirtieth day of July present, the office veyor abolished. of surveyor of the port of Stonington, aforesaid, be, and the same is hereby,

A collector to abolished; and a collector for the aforesaid district shall be appointed, to be appointed

reside at the port of Stonington, who, in addition to his other emoluhis salary and duties. ments, shall be entitled to receive the salary now allowed by law to the

surveyor, aforesaid, and no more; and said collector shall also perform the duties heretofore enjoined on the surveyor.

No. 240. August 9, 1842. Stat. at Large, CHAP. CXXVI. - An Act to anner a Part of the Town of Tiverton, in the State of Vol. V. p. 504. Rhode Island, to the Collection District of Fall River in the State of Massachusetts.

The part of Be it enacted, &c. That all that part of the town of Tiverton, in the Tiverton an

State of Rhode Island, which lies north of the south line of the farm of nexed, described. William Slade, and of the farm of the heirs of Boylston Brayton, to Wat

tupper Pond, and by said pond to the south line of the State of Massachusetts, and the waters and shores adjoining thereto, be, and the same is hereby, annexed to, and made a part of the collection district of Fall River in the State of Massachusetts.

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