United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 41

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 1
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Fifth Congress, Third Session, Chapter 41

March 2, 1799.
Chap. XLI.—An Act to revive and continue in force, certain parts of the “Act for the relief and protection of American seamen,” and to amend the same.

Parts of the act revived.
1796, ch. 36.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first, second and third sections of the act, intituled “An act for the relief and protection of American seamen,” shall be and hereby are revived and continued in force for one year.

Duty of the Secretary of State.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of State shall be, and hereby is required to lay before Congress, within ten days after the commencement of each ordinary session, an annual statement, containing an abstract of all the returns made to him, by the collectors of the different ports, pursuant to the said act, and of the communications received by him, from the agents employed by virtue of the same, in foreign countries.

Approved, March 2, 1799.