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between the United States and Great Britain
and France and their dependencies, and for
other purposes," shall continue in force until
the end of the next session of Congress :
Provided, That nothing therein contamed
shall be construed to prohibit any trade or
commercial intercourse which has been or
may be permitted in conformity with the
provisions of the eleventh section of the said

act.

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Proviso:

Sec. 2, And be it further enacted, That all acts repealed, or mentioned or intended to be repealed by the said act to interdict commercial intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France, and their dependencies, shall be and remain repealed, notwithstanding any part of the same act which has been or may hereafter be revoked or annulled, or which may expire by its own limitation : Provided, That all the penalties and forfeitures which may have been incurred, or shall hereafter be incurred on account of any infraction of the act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States, or of any of the acts supplementary thereto, or of the act to enforce and make more effectual an act, entitled “ An act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States," or of any of the provisions of the act to interdict the commercial intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France and their dependencies, and for other purposes, shall, after the expiration of any of the said acts or of any provision thereof, be recovered and distributed in like manner as if the

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said acts and every provision thereof had
continued in full force and virtue.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That Vessels pro-
durig the continuance of this art, no ship going inter-
or vessel, except such as may be chartered dicted ports.
or e ployed for the public service by the
President of the United Siates, shall be per
mitted to depart for any foreign port or
place with which commercial intercourse has
not been or may not be permitted by virtue
of this act, or of the act to interdict the com-
mercial intercourse between the United
States and Great Britain and France and
their depen encies, and for other purposes.
And no ship or vessel bound to a foreign Vessels going
port or place with which commercial in- thin forbidden
tercourse has been or may be thus permit. ones to give

bonds, &c. &c. ted, except such as may be chartered or em. ployed as aforesaid, shall be allowed to de. part, unless the owner or owners, consignee or factor of such ship or vessel shall, with the master, have given boud with cne or more sureties to the United States, in a sum double the value of the vessel and cargo, that the vessel shall not proceed to any port or place with which commercial intercourse is not thus permitted, nor be directly or indirectly engaged, during the voyage,

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any trade with such port or place. And if any ship or vessel shall, contrary to the provisions of this section, depart from any portof the United States, without clearance, or without having given bond in the manner above mentioned, such ship or vessel, together with her cargo, shall be wholly forfeited, and the owner or owners, agent, freighter or factors, master or commander of such ship or vessel, shall moreover severally forfeit and pay a sum equal

Proviso.

to the valuc of the ship or vessel, and of the car. go put on board the sime: Provided arways, That the provisions of the eleventh section of the act to interdict the commercial intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France and their dependencies, and for other purposes, shall extend to the prohibitions imposed by this section ; which prohibitions shall cease to operate in the manner and under the limitations prescribed by the eleventh section aforesaid, in relation to any nation with which commercial inter. course may hereafter be permitted, in conformity with the provisions of the eleventh

section aforesaid. Penalties and Sec. 4 And be it further enacted, That all how to be re- penalties and forfeitures arising linder, or in. sovered ind curred by virtue of this act, shall, during the distributed.

cortimuance and after the expiration thereof be recovered and distributed, ai:d may be remitted or mitigated in the manner prescribed by the act to interdict the commercial intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France and their dependencies, and for other purposes, and the acts therein referred to.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That may have ar. all the vessels which may have arrived at any 9. between the port or place within the United States from 20th May and Great Britain, her colonies or dependencies, empt from for between the twentieth day of May and the feiture, &c. &c eleventh of June, one thousand eight hun

dred and nine, shall be exempted from all the forfeitures and pinalties incurred in consequence of any violation of any of the pro. visions of the said act to interdict the coni. mercial intercourse between the United

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11th June ex

States and Great Britain and France and their dependencies.

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

ANDREW GREGG, President of the Senate pro tempore.

June 28, 1809.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER X.

An ACT supplementary to the act, entitled

An act making further provision for the support of public credit, and for the

redemption of ihe public debt." BE it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United Stutes of America, in Congress assembled, That the powers vested in the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, by the tenth section of the act to which this act is a supplement, shall extend to all the cases of reimbursement of any instalments or parts of the capital, or principal, of the public debt now existing, which may become payable according to law. And in every case in which a loan may be made accordingly, it shall be lawful for such loan to be made of the bank of the

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United States, any thing in any act of Congress to the contrary notwithstanding.

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

ANDREW GREGG, President of the Senate, pro tempore.

June 28, 1809.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER XI,

An ACT making an appropriation to finish

and furnish the Senate Chamber and for other pui poses.

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BE

E it enacted by the Senate and House of

kepresentatives of the United States of Specific America, in Congress assembled, That to propriation. detray the txpenses of finishing and furnish

ing the permallent Senate Chamber, its committet rooms, loblies and other apartments, the sum of filiern thousand dollars is appropriaieu, to be paid out of any monies in the Treasury rot otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That

to defra; the expense incurred in fitting Appropriation to defend the up the temporary Senate Chamber, and re. expence of the pairing and providing articles of furouture, temporary Se. the further sum of sixteen bu..dred dollars be

appropriated, the same to be paid out of any

Naile Room,

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