TWELFTH CONGRESS.Sess. II. Ch. 8, 9, 10.1812.
Act of March 3, 1797, ch. 13.of the provisions of the act, entitled “An act to provide for mitigating or remitting the fines, forfeitures and penalties, in certain cases therein mentioned;” and on the facts being shown, on inquiry had by said judge or court, stated and transmitted, as by said act is required, to the Secretary of the Treasury; in all such cases wherein it shall be proved to his satisfaction that said goods, wares and merchandise, at the time of their shipment, were bona fide owned by a citizen or citizens of the United States, and shipped and did depart from some port or place in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, owned as aforesaid, between the twenty-third day of June last and the fifteenth day of September last, the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to remit all the fines, penalties and forfeitures,Conditions.
Costs and charges and duties to be paid.
Proviso as to goods purchased after the war was known to exist. that may have been incurred under the said acts, in consequence of such shipment, importation or importations, upon the costs and charges that have arisen or may arise being paid, and on payment of the duties which would have been payable by law on such goods, wares and merchandise, if legally imported; and also to direct the prosecution or prosecutions, if any shall have been instituted for the recovery thereof, to cease and be discontinued: Provided nevertheless, that no case in which the purchase of such goods, wares and merchandise was made, after war was known to exist between the United States and Great Britain, at the port or place where such purchase was made, shall be entitled to the benefits of this act.
Approved, January 2, 1813.
Act of Jan. 22, 1811, ch. 7.
Report of the commissioners adopted and approved of.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the report of the commissioned appointed by the Secretary at War to settle the exterior line of the public land at West Point, in the state of New York, with the adjoining proprietor, conformably to an act to authorize the Secretary at War to ascertain and settle, by the appointment of commissioners, the exterior line of the public land at West Point with the adjoining proprietor, be and the same is hereby approved.
Approved, January 5, 1813.
President may direct a mail to be carried from the head quarters of any army of the United States to the nearest post.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States, during the existence of the war in which the United States are engaged, or of any war in which they may be engaged, shall be, and is hereby authorized to direct the Postmaster-General to send a mail between the head quarters of any army of the United States, and such post-office as he may think proper; and the route or road on which the same shall be conveyed, shall, to all intents and purposes be an established post road, so long as the mail shall be sent on the same, conformably to the authority hereby given.
Approved, January 14, 1813.