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a sum equal to one-half his yearly compensation : and shall, moreover, stand charged with, and be accountable for, all moneys so disbursed or paid, contrary to the provisions of this act.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That, from and after the first day of November next, no consul of the United States residing on the Barbary coast shall own, in whole or in any part, any ship or vessel, to be concerned, directly or indirectly, in the exportation from, or importation to, any of the states on the coast of Barbary, of any goods, wares, or merchandise, on penalty that every consul so offending, and being thereof convicted, shall, for every offence, forfeit a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the consuls residing on the Barbary coast to transmit to the Secretary of the Treasury, annually, an account of all moneys received, and of all disbursements or expenditures made, by them, respectively, for or on account of the United States, and the particular purpose to which the moneys have been applied, and the vouchers to support the same ; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall transmit to Congress, within two months after the commencement of the first session thereof, in every year, a statement of all the moneys disbursed from the treasury of the United States, for expenses of intercourse with the Barbary powers during the preceding year, therein noting as far as can be ascertained at the treasury, the sums received by the respective agents or consuls, and the purposes to which the same have been applied.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the act, entitled " An act in addition to the law of the United States concerning consuls and vice consuls," approved July sixth, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, and the act, entitled “ An act to ascertain the compensation of public ministers," approved May the tenth, one thousand eight hundred, be, and the same are hereby, repealed. [ Approved, May 1, 1810.]

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An act to repeal so much of the several acts imposing duties on the

tonnage of ships and vessels, and on goods, wares and merchandise, imported into the United States, as imposes a discriminating duty on tonnage, between foreign vessels and vessels of the United States, and between goods imported into the United States in foreign vessels and vessels of the United States.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted, 8c. That so much of the several acts imposing duties on the tonnage of ships and vessels, and on goods, wares and merchandise, imported into the United States, as imposes a discriminating duty on tonnage, between foreign vessels and vessels of the United States, and between goods imported into the United States in foreign vessels and vessels of the United States, be, and the same are hereby, repealed, so far as the same respects the produce or manufacture of the nation to which such foreign ships or vessels may belong. Such repeal to take effect in favour of any foreign nation, whenever the President of the United States shall be satisfied that the discriminating or countervailing duties of such foreign nation, so far as they operate to the disadvantage of the United States, have been abolished. [.2 pproved, March 3, 1815.]

An act concerning discriminating duties of Tonnage and Impost.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted, &c. That, from and after the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, during the continuance of this act, and under the limitations hereinafter mentioned, so much of the several acts imposing duties on the tonnage of vessels in the ports of the United States, as imposes a discriminating duty between foreign vessels and vessels of the United States, is hereby suspended, so far as respects vessels truly and wholly belonging to subjects or citizens of the Kingdom of the Netherlands ; of Prussia ; of the Imperial Hanseatic Cities of Hamburg, Lubeck and Bremen ; of the Dukedom of Oldenburg; of the Kingdom of Norway; of the Kingdom of Sardinia and of the Empire of Russia.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of the sereral acts imposing duties on goods, wares and merchandise, imported into the United States, as imposes a discriminating duty between goods imported into the United States in foreign vessels, and in vessels of the United States be, and the same is hereby, suspended, so far as the same respects the produce or manufactures of the territories in Europe, or any of the above mentioned nations, or such produce and manufactures as can only be, or most usually are, first shipped from a port or place in the said territories in Europe, or either of them, respectively, the same being imported in vessels truly and wholly belonging to the subjects or citizens of each of the said nations respectively, the vessels of each nation importing its own produce and manufactures as aforesaid.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the suspension of the discriminating duties of tonnage and impost, in the two preceding sections of this act prescribed, shall continue, in behalf of each of the above mentioned nations, on condition that, and so long as, the vessels of the United States, truly and wholly belonging to the citizens thereof, and all goods and merchandise, of the produce and manufacture of the United States, laden therein, and imported into any of the ports of the said nations in Europe, respectively, shall be exempted from all and every discriminating duty of impost or tonnage, direct or indirect, whatsoever, other or higher than is levied upon the vessels and merchandise therein imported, belonging to the subjects or citizens of each of the said nations, respectively. But if, in any of the territories in Europe, of either of the said pations, any such discriminating duty shall, at any time, be imposed or levied on vessels wholly belonging to the citizens of the United States, or on the merchandise imported as aforesaid in them, then, and from that time, the said suspension herein prescribed shall cease, and determine, so far as respects the vessels and merchandise imported into the United States in them, of such nations : and all the provisions of the acts imposing discriminating foreign tonnage and impost duties in the United States, shall revive and be in full force with regard to the said nation.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, upon satisfactory eyidence being given to the President of the United States, by the government of any foreign nation, that no discriminating duties of tonnage or impost are imposed or levied within the ports of the said nation, upon vessels wholly belonging to citizens of the United States, or upon merchandise, the produce or manufacture thereof, imported in the same, the President is hereby authorized to issue his proclamation, declaring that the foreign discriminating duties of tonnage and impost within the United States are, and shall be, suspended and discontinued, so far as respects the vessels of the said nation, and the merchandise of its produce or manufacture, imported into the United States in the same: the said suspension to take effect froin the time of such notification being given to the President of the United States, and to continue so long as the reciprocal exemption of vessels, belonging to citizens of the United States, and merchandise as aforesaid, thereon laden, shall be continued, and no longer. [-Approved, January 7, 1824.]

An act to exempt Swedish and Norwegian vessels, and the merchan

dise imported therein, from the payment of discriminating duties of tonnage and impost, for a limited time, and for other purposes.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted, &c. That, from and after the date of this act, until the termination of the next session of Congress, vessels truly and wholly belonging to the subjects of the King of Sweden and Norway, arriving in the United States, in ballast or with cargoes, shall be exempted from the payment of any other or higher duties or charges whatsoever, than vessels of the United States are required to pay under like circumstances; that merchandise, the produce and manufacture of the territories of the King of Sweden and Norway, imported in Swedish or Norwegian vessels, shall not be subjected to any other or higher duties than are levied on the same kinds of merchandise when imported in American vessels ; and that the exemption or privilege allowed by this act shall extend to vessels arriving, and merchandise imported, from the Swedish colony of St. Barthelemy: Provided, That the owners of res, sels, arriving from said colony in the United States, shall be in habi. tants of that colony, and there established and naturalized, and shall have caused their vessels to be there naturalized.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby directed to cause to be repaid or remitted, all alien or discriminating duties of tonnage or impost, which since the twenty-fifth of September last may have been paid, or secured to be paid, on vessels of the description mentioned in the first section of this act, or on merchandise imported in such ressels ; for the purpose of which repayment, any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, is hereby appropriated. [Approved, 22d February 1827.)

An act to equalize the duties on vessels of the Republic of Columbia

(Colombia), and their cargoes, Be it enacted, &c. That no other or higher rate of duties shall be imposed or collected on vessels of the Republic of Columbia (Colombia), and their cargoes, consisting of articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of said Republic, than are, or may be, payable on vessels of the United States, with cargoes composed as aforesaid.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby authorized to return all duties which have been assessed since the twenty-ninth January, eighteen hundred and twenty-six, on vessels of the Republic of Columbia (Colombia), and their cargoes composed of articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of the said Republic, beyond the amount which would have been payable on vessels of the United States and cargoes, composed as aforesaid, imported therein; and that the same allowances of drawback on exportations, in vessels of the Republic of Columbia (Colombia), be made as on the like exportations in vessels of the United States.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue and be in force during the time that the equality for which it provides shall, in all respects, be reciprocated in the ports of the Republic of Columbia (Colombia); and if, at any time hereafter, the said equality shall not be reciprocated in the ports of the said Republic, the President may, and he is hereby authorized to issue his proclamation, declaring that fact, whereupon this act shall cease and determine. [Approved, 20th April 1826.]

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