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Power granted to commissioners of emigration to appoint officers of hospitals. 123
Passengers absent from State more than one year not entitled to aid............................... 124
Act not to effect the appointment of certain officers............................

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Power of board of health to appoint a physician for certain purposes....
Superintendents of hospitals to make certain reports......

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Alien passengers who are infected to be received in quarantine hospitals....... 124
Manner in which the expenses of said aliens are to be paid........
Vessel not to leave quarantine until expenses are paid........
Limit to authority of health officers.....

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Provision for repeal of certain acts and parts of others......
Additional duties required of health officers........

Duties and powers of physicians of marine hospital.....

Duties and powers of assistant physicians of marine hospital.....
Pay of such officers and mode of payment of.........

Mode of recovery and disposition of penalties.....

Act of New York of April 10, 1850......

Act of New York of July 11, 1851.......

Power to sell, exchange or convey lands purchased given to commissioners

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Time of effect of certain parts of act extended..

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Act of New York of April 11, 1848.................

Commissioners of emigration to purchase emigrant dock and to license........ 129
Steamboats and lighters for certain purposes....

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Penalties for violation of provisions of law........

Duties of ship masters relative to passengers on their arrival..

Duties of emigrant boarding house keepers.........

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Limit to lien of boarding house keepers on baggage of emigrants...
Emigrant runners not allowed unless licensed.....

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Proprietors of boarding houses excepted.............

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Persons to be appointed to board vessels and advise emigrants....

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Health officers to let no one but advisers aboard until they have left............ 132
Legal duties and restrictions imposed on persons booking passengers, taking

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money for their inland fare and transportation of baggage..............
Government or state officers prohibited discharging the duties of runners or
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Manner in which penalties shall be sued for, recovered or disposed of........... 134
Commissioners of emigration to qualify to their annual reports.........................
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Manner in which is to be supplied the deficiency for support of fever or small

pox hospital...........

Act of New York of April 10, 1841.

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Act of New York of April 11, 1849..
Commissioners of emigration authorized to appoint certain agents......
Act of New York of December 10, 1847...
Duties of masters of vessels arriving at certain ports of entry..
Penalty in case of violation of provisions of law..............
Bond of indemnity or commutation by head tax required...........

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Treasurers of such cities and village to execute a bond.............................
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Superintendents of poor to audit the accounts of such officers for services..... 137
Additional duties of superintendents of poor.....
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Duties of superintendents of poor to such persons as become public charges.. 137
Liability of ship for penalties and power to attach it....

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Act of New York of April 9, 1851...........

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Act of New York of April 13, 1853..........

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Provision relative to landing emigrants on certain wharves in New York...... 139
Duties of masters, &c., relative to passengers prior to landing...................
Duties of captains of vessels conveying passengers from quarantine............. 139
Penalties for violation of provisions of law..........
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Penalties constitute a lien of vessel and subject them to attachment............. 140
Exception to infliction of penalties.........................
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Selling of tickets to emigrants limited to a certain price...............................
Prohibition of inducements to emigrants to sell or exchange their passage

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Passengers not detained under health law exempted..........

Act of Pennsylvania of April 8, 1785.....

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Tickets not to be sold to emigrants beyond the prices advertised by companies. 141
Act of New York of July 21, 1853.........

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Penalty for runner of emigrant boarding houses or conveyances soliciting

emigrants before they leave the vessel...........

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Remission or compounding of penalties provided for..........
Amendment of certain previous act on subject.......

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Prohibition of owners or officers ordering emigrants to leave the ship before

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Provision for registry of German emigrants arriving in Philadelphia.......................... 144
Appointment of a German interpreter authorized...
Duties of health officer and German interpreter....

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Register of their indentures to be made......................

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Fees of Register.......

Act of Pennsylvania of 7th of February, 1818...........

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Duties of masters and captains relative to reception and delivery of baggage. 147
Penalty in case of violations of provisions of law......... ............147, 149, 151
Detention by captains of passengers unable to pay, authorized.........
Disposition of passengers to masters and mistresses with restrictions............ 148
Provision relative to sick without pestilence and mothers in labor amongst the

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Provision relative to passengers arriving after 1st of December......
Duty of captain to make report relative to German passengers...
Goods of such passengers to stand lawful pledge for freight money.
Provision for executing and making out of the goods the freight money....... 150
Provision relative to one passenger becoming obligated for the freight money

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Special courts granted in cases where passengers are plaintiffs, relative to their
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Mode of procedure in such special courts..
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Duties of masters relative to goods of passengers deceased on passage.......... 151
Binding out of minor children for their passage money authorized in certain

cases

Masters, captains, owners, &c., liable for penalties........
Mode of recovery and disposition of penalties......
Mode of bringing actions by virtue of this act......
Duties of health officer and interpreter relative to ships importing German

passengers.....

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Law of Rhode Island relative thereto........

Duties of masters of vessels bringing passengers into State.......

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Mode of action and recovery on bond...

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Act of Pennsylvania of June 13, 1836.........

Bringing in poor person, and leaving him where he was not last legally set-
tled, prohibited.......

Penalty in case of violation..........

Mode of recovery of penalties.......

Law of Vermont relative thereto..............

Penalty in case of importation of paupers into that State..........
PASSENGERS AND PASSENGER SHIPS.

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Remarks on laws of the United States, relative to.........

Act of Congress, approved 2d of March, 1819.......

Ships, &c., carrying passengers from, or bringing them to the United States,
not to carry more than two passengers to every five tons......
Navigators of vessel excepted.............
Penalty and forfeiture in case of violation of law...

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Penalty in case of violation.......

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Act of South Carolina of November 4th, 1788.......

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Duties of masters of vessels bringing in passengers to dispose of them......... 155
Oath to be taken by such masters......

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Act of Texas, passed 11th of February, 1850.........

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Duties of captains of vessels arriving in State, relative to passengers............ 156
Penalties for violation of provisions of law.................

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Bonds against passengers becoming public charges, or commutation tax re-

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Amount of water, salted provisions, vinegar and bread to be carried by ves-

sels so engaged.........................

Character of list of passengers to be made by captain to collector.........
Collector to return such lists quarterly to the Secretary of State of the United
States.........

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Act of Congress, approved February 22d, 1847..

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Number of passengers which may be taken on board of vessel limited.................. 18
Penalties and forfeitures of vessel in case of violation of law......

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Tiers of berths, and space allotted to passengers......

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Mode of recovery of penalty..............

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Two children under eight years of age to be reckoned as one passenger........ 19

PASSENGERS AND PASSENGER SHIPS.

Penalties to constitute a lien on vessel...........

Act of Congress, approved March 2d, 1847..........

Act of 22d February, 1847, take effect on vessels from this side of Capes Good
Hope or Horn........

Estimate of two children under eight years as one passenger repealed.......... 20
Act of Congress, approved 31st January, 1848.........

Exemption of American colonization vessels from effect of act..

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Act of Congress, approved May 17, 1848............

Certain vessels to have one house, and others two houses on the upper deck...
Booby hatches may be substituted in certain vessels.....

Provision for ventilators in certain vessels........

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Camboose or cooking ranges on deck, or between decks, to be provided......... 22
Amount of victualling to be carried for passengers.....

Penalty in case of short allowance to passengers...

Passengers may contract to supply themselves......

Provision relative to maintaining health and discipline on passenger vessels...
Penalty in case of violation of certain provisions of law, and mode of recovery
thereof............

Limitation as to two passengers for every five tons repealed...

Act of Congress of March 3d, 1849.....

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One inspector of customs to make examination of vessels, and report to the
collector as to their compliance with the law..
Height between decks of passenger vessels....
Space to be allowed to each passenger......

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Penalty for taking too many passengers......

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Children under one year of age to be excluded from computation of passengers 24
Time when the act is to take effect........

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Penalty in case a full supply of food and water is not furnished to passengers 25
Number of passengers allowed on vessels passing through the tropics.......... 25
Time of effect of act...........

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Circular from the Treasury Department, March 23, 1855, on subject....

Attention of collectors called to act of March 23, 1855....
Instructions as to dimensions of decks of vessels.....

Mode in which vessels are to be measured to decide their complement of pas-
sengers.........

Duties of collectors relative to monies received on account of deceased pas-

sengers......

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Instructions as to time when the act shall go into effect.........

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Provisions of existing law to have full force until late act takes effect.......... 28
Act of Congress of March 3d, 1855........
Proportion of passengers to tonnage..
Space to be allowed each passenger..

Penalty for violation of provision.....

Lockers or inclosures allowed for deck freight..........................

Hospital to be provided on board..........

Space to be allowed each passenger in two deck vessels................

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PASSENGERS AND PASSENGER SHIPS.

Berths to be provided, and penalty for violation of this provision...........

Description of house to be built over passage way...

Provision relative to hand rails and booby hatches...

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Authority to captain to maintain discipline and cleanliness amongst passengers 32
Provision as to privies........

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escription of ventilator to be provided...........

Camboose or cooking range to be used......

Quantity and quality of provisions to be provided for passengers.

Penalty in case of short allowance to passengers................................

Penalty for deficiency in ventilators and cambooses...............

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Inspector of customs to examine passenger vessels and report to collector...... 33
Application of act to space for steerage passengers in steam-ships.......... 33
Vessels bound to or from Pacific ports subject to act....................

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Description of list of passengers to be delivered to collector on arrival......... 34
Collectors to return such lists quarterly to Secretary of State, to be sent to

Congress

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Payment to be made by vessel for each death on board....
Application of money accruing in that way......

Penalty in case of refusal to make such payment....

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Mode in which penalties are to be recovered...
Vessels of colonization society subject to this act.........
Collector to examine emigrant ships on their arrival and report to Secretary

of the Treasury..
Date of effect of act......

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Notice to be given in Europe and elsewhere of act.......

Repeal of former acts.......

Penalties saved from such repeal...................

PASSENGERS ON BOARD OF STEAM VESSELS.

Act of Congress of July 7, 1838

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Owners of steamboats to make a new enrolment and take out a new license... 39
Penalty for transporting goods or passengers without a new license......
Mode of recovering penalty....

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District judge to appoint inspectors of boilers and machinery.

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Duties and qualifications of such inspectors.............

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Inspectors of hulls to give certificate as to age and soundness of boat........... 40

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Fee for inspection........
Inspectors of boilers to make certificate as to soundness of boiler...........
Duplicate certificates to be made out to master and owner..........

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Number of times a boiler is to be inspected...................

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Penalties for violation of provisions of law, and mode of recovery of.........41, 42
Number of competent engineers to be employed......
Safety valve to be opened when the vessel stops....
Long boats or yawls to be carried by steamers engaged in certain trade........ 41
Vessels at sea or on lakes to carry suction hose and fire engine.......
Signal lights to be carried between sunset and sunrise...................
Iron rods or chains to be used instead of wheel or tiller ropes....

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