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a duty on the tonnage of vessels from foreign ports,” be and the same is hereby continued in force from the passage of this act for five years, and thence to the end of next session of Congress thereafter, and no longer.

J. B. VARNUM, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO: CLINTON,
Vice-President of the l'nited States, and

President of the Senate.
June 15, 1809.
APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER VI.

112 ACT authorising the discharge of John

Heard from his imprisonment.

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E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That John Heard, late collector of the port of Amboy, in the state of New Jersey, be discharged from his imprisonment, upon a judgment obtained against him in favor of the United States : Provided however, That he shall first assign and convey all the estate, real and personal, which he may now own, or be entitled to, to some person or persons, for the use and be. nefit of the United States, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury: And provided also. That the said judgment shall remain in full force against any estate which

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the said John Heard may hereafter acquire, and that process may at any time be thereupon issued against the same.

J. B. VARNUM,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO: CLINTON,
Vice-President of the United Slates, and

President of the Senate.
June 20, 1809,
APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

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An ACT to fix the time for the next meeting

of Congress.

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E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That after the adjournment of the present session, the next meeting of Congress shall be on the fourth Monday of November next.

J. B. VARNUM, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO: CLINTON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
June 24, 1809.
APPROVED

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER VIII.

An ACT for the remission of certain penal

ties and forfeitures, and for other purposes.

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E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President auPresident of the United States be, and he is thorised to re.

mit penalties hereby authorised to remit any penalty or & forfeitures, forfeiture which may have been incurred in in the case of

fugi. consequence of the violation of any of the tives from Ca. provisions of the act, entitled "An act to ba. prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States, from and after the first day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eight,” by any per. son who may have been concerned in bringing into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States, any slave or slaves, owned by any person or persons, who shall have been forcibly expelled from the island of Cuba, by order of the government there. of: and the President of the United States is hereby further authorised to release all vessels and other effects, which may have been or may hereafter be seized therefor: Provided, That he shall be first satisfied in Proviso, every case, that the person thus concerned in bringing in such slave or slaves as aforesaid, was impelled thereto, by circumstances which, in the judgment of the President of the United States, would justify the act ; and without any intention on the part of such person voluntarily to evade any of the pro. visions of the act aforesaid: And provided

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also, That such slave or slaves shall have been brought into the United States in the same vessel and at the same time as their

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Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That thorised to the President of the United States be, and make srane ments with the he is hereby authorised to make any arFrench minis- rangement with the Minister Plenipotentiary porting the ex of France, which he may deem necessary and iles to France, proper for transporting such of the unfortu

nate exiles from the said island of Cuba, with their effects, as shall desire to depart from the United States to any port or place within the territories of France, her colonies or dependencies, any law to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided, That the vessels transporting the same shall depart only in ballast, and without taking on board any other cargo than such sea stores as may be

deemed necessary for the voyage in eve. Appropriation. ry case. And to enable the President to

carry into effect any such arrangement, as well as for supplying, temporarily, such of the unfortunate exiles with the necessaries of subsistence, as may be in actual want there. of, there be appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, or so much the reof as may be necessary for these objects, to be paisi out

of any money in the Treasury, not other. Conditions wise appropriated : Provided, however, that upon which it is to be appli all monies which nay be drawn out of ed.

the Treasury, in virtue of this act, shall be charged to the French government, under such stipulations for reimbursing the same, on the part of the Minister Plenipotentiary of France, as, in the judy meni of the President, may be deemed proper for that object.

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Sec. 3. And be it further enacted,
That all claim and demand of the United Interest of the

the States to any monies arising from the sale of 1.5

proceeds of the slip Clara, sold in pursuance of a decree the sale of the of the district court for Orleans district;

Clura given holden in March, one thousand eight hundred and nine, be, and the same is hereby relinquishcil and remitted to Andrew Foster and Jacob P. Giraud, late owners of the said ship Clara, any thing in any former law to the contrary notwithstanding.

J. B. VARNUM,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

A DREW GREGG,
President of the Senale, pro tempore.
June 28, 1809.
APPROVED.

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER IX.

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An ACT to amend and continue in force

certain parts of the act, entitled " in act
to interdict the commercial intercourse
tween the United States and Great Bri.
tain and France, and their dependencies,
and for other purposes.'

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E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Certain parts third, fourth, fitih, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, elevenih, seventeenth and continued in eighteenth sections of the act, entitled “ An act to interdict the commercial intercourse

of Non-inter, Course law

force.

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