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FORTY—SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 322. 1872. 273 children, or to be entitled to the effects of the deceased under his will (if any), or under the statute for the distribution of the effects of intestates, Power and duty or under any other statute, or at common law, or to be entitled to procure Of circuit °9“’l probate, or take out letters of administration or confirmation, although no gigs,,??; l` probate or letters of administration or confirmation have been taken out, $300 in value. and shall be thereby discharged from all further liability in respect of the money and effects so paid and delivered, or may, if it thinks fit so to do, require probate, or letters of administration or confirmation, to be taken out, and thereupon pay and deliver the said money and effects to the legal personal representatives of the deceased; and if such money and effects exceed in value the sum of three hundred dollars, then, subject to deduction for expenses, the court shall pay and deliver the same to the legal personal representatives of the deceased. Sec. 50. 'l`hat in cases of wages or effects of deceased seamen or ap- Ifclaimto prentices received by the circuit courts, to which no claim is substantiated w“§,°*’ is ’,§"“ . within six years after the receipt thereof by any of the said courts, it shall i1,:;; ?€;,;,°°mt be in the absolute discretion of any of such courts, if any subsequent claim court may allow is made, either to allow or refuse the same; and each of the respective g;,;;f“S° tm courts shall, from time to time, pay any moneys arising from the unclaimed cei-tain unwages and effects of deceased seamen, which, in the opinion of such court, ;l**l¤¤?d Wages W it is not necessary to retain for the purpose of satisfying claims, into the ,,i,{°;;g,",;2°,Q2° treasury of the United States, which moneys shall form a fund for, and United states, be appropriated to, the relief of sick and disabled and destitute seamen ‘*“dh°“' ”‘Pl’ll€d· belonging to the United States merchant marine service. DISCIPLINE OF SEAMEN. S€£ji;;Pli¤€ 0* Sec. 51. That whenever any seaman who has been lawfully engaged, Punishment for or any apprentice to the sea service, commits any of the following d°“m°“i offences, he shall be liable to be punished as follows, that is to say: first, for desertion, he shall be liable to imprisonment for any period not ex— ceeding three months, and also to forfeit all or any part of the clothes or effects he leaves on board, and all or any part of the wages or emoluments which he has then earned; secondly, for neglecting and refusing, for neglecting, without reasonable cause, to join his ship, or to proceed to sea in his ship, &°(p,f° lfgn Shllh or for abscence without leave at any time within twenty-four hours of the gvqmofticgzgia ship’s sailing from any port, either at the commencement or during the progress of any voyage, or for abscence at any time without leave, and without sufficient reason, from his ship, or from his duty, not amounting to desertion, or not treated as such by the master, he shall be liable to imprisonment for any period not exceeding one month, and also, at the discretion of the court, to forfeit out of his wages a sum not exceeding the amount of two days’ pay, and, in addition, for every twenty-four hours of abscence, either a sum not exceeding six days’ pay, or any expenses which have been properly incurred in hiring a substitute; thirdly, for for quitting quitting the ship without leave after her arrival at her port of delivery, of and before she is placed in security, he shall be liable to forfeit out of his delivery; · wages a sum not exceeding one month’s pay; fourthly, for willful dis- b {gf Wllfuldlwobedience to any lawful command, he shall be liable to imprisonment for ° "m°°’ any period not exceeding two months, and also, at the discretion of the court, to forfeit out of his wages a sum not exceeding four days’ pay; fifthly, for continued willful disobedience to lawful commands, or con— i‘er continued e tinued willful neglect of duty, he shall be liable to imprisonment for any g;Sg;£}°”°° °·“d period not exceeding six months, and also, at the discretion of the court, ’ to forfeit, for every twenty-four hours’ continuance of such disobedience or neglect, either a sum not exceeding twelve days’ pay, or any- expenses which have been properly incurred in hiring a substitute: sixthly, for for assaulting ~ ,' . ,' Hl3.St0l` OI' Hl2.lZ€§ assaulting any master or mate, he shall he liable to imprisonment for any for conspiracy, period not exceeding two years ; seventhly, for combining with any other gee, von. xvu. Pon.- 18