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Certain duties to be performed

and attorvania and the of loans.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That during the continuance of the Mint at the city of Philadelphia, the du- by the district ties now enjoined on the Chief Justice of the United ney of PennsylStates, the Secretary and Comptroller of the Treasury, commissioner the Secretary for the Department of State, and the Attorney General of the United States, by the eighteenth section of the act, intituled "An act establishing a Mint, and regulating the coins of the United States," passed the second day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, shall be performed by the district judge of Pennsylvania, the attorney for the United States in the district of Pennsylvania, and the commissioner of loans for the State of Pennsylvania. Approved, March 3, 1801.

(The following acts further prolong the continuance of the mint at Philadelphia: March 3, 1803 (ch. 36, 2 Stat. L., 242), April 1, 1808 (ch. 41, 2 Stat. L., 481), December 2, 1812 (ch. 2, 2 Stat. L., 787), January 14, 1818 (ch. 4, 3 Stat. L., 403), March 3, 1823 (ch. 43, 3 Stat. L., 774), May 19, 1828 (ch. 67, 4 Stat. L., 277).)

ACT OF FEBRUARY 24, 1804.

CHAP. XIII.—An act for laying and collecting duties on 2 Stat. L., 251. imports and tonnage within the territories ceded to the United States, by the treaty of the thirtieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and three, between the United States and the French Republic, and for other purposes.

Act of Sept.

SECTION 1. * *: and the following acts, that is to 2, 1789, ch. 2. say, the act, intituled, "An act to establish the treasury department."

"An act to establish a mint and to regulate the coins of the United States."

of Feb.

"An act regulating foreign coins, and for other pur-9, 1793, ch. 5.

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And the act supplementary to, and amendatory of the two last-mentioned acts, or so much of the said acts as is now in force, * *, shall extend to, and have full force and effect in the above-mentioned territories.

Approved, February 24, 1804.

Act of Apr. 2, 1792, ch. 16.

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ACT OF APRIL 10, 1806.

2 Stat. L., 374. CHAP. XXII.—An act regulating the currency of foreign coins in the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as

Foreign gold sembled, That from and after the passage of this act, for

and silver coins

the United

to be current in eign gold and silver coins shall pass current as money States at the within the United States, and be a legal tender for the payment of all debts and demands, at the several and respective rates following, and not otherwise, viz:

following

rates.

The gold coins of Great Britain and Portugal, of their present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents, for every twenty-seven grains of the actual weight thereof; the gold coins of France, Spain, and the dominions of Spain, of their present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents, for every twenty-seven grains and two-fifths of a grain, of the actual weight thereof. Spanish milled dollars, at the rate of one hundred cents for each, the actual weight whereof shall not be less than seventeen pennyweights and seven grains, and in proportion for the parts of a dollar. Crowns of France at the rate of one hundred and ten cents, for each crown, the actual weight whereof shall not be less than eighteen pennyweights and

Coins and rates.

seventeen grains, and in proportion for the parts of a Secretary of crown. And it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the

the Treasury to

cause assays of Treasury, to cause assays of the foreign gold and silver

the foreign

coins, etc., to coins made current by this act, to be had at the Mint of

be had at the

mint, etc., and the United States, at least once in every year, and to make to make report

of the result to report of the result thereof to Congress, for the purpose

Congress.

of enabling them to make such alterations in this act, as may become requisite, from the real standard value of such foreign coins. And it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury, to cause assays of the foreign gold and silver coins of the description made current by this act, which shall issue subsequently to the passage of this act, and shall circulate in the United States, at the Mint aforesaid, at least once in every year, and to make report of the result thereof to Congress, for the purpose of enabling Congress to make such coins current, if they shall deem the same to be proper, at their real standard value.

Part of a former section repealed.

Vol. 1, 300.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the first section of the act, intituled "An act regulating foreign coins, and for other purposes," passed the ninth day of February, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, be, and

the same is hereby repealed. And the operation of the Operation of second section of the same act shall be, and is hereby suspended for, and during the space of, three years from the passage of this act.

the other section suspended.

Approved, April 10, 1806.

ACT OF APRIL 21, 1806.

CHAP. XLIX.-An act for the punishment of counterfeiting the current coin of the United States; and for other purposes.

(Section 1 provides penalties for falsely making and uttering coins of the United States, or of foreign countries made current in the United States.

(Section 2 provides penalties upon those who shall import into the United States any false or counterfeit coins to be circulated in this country.

(Section 3 provides penalties for impairing, falsifying, etc., the coins of the United States, or those of foreign countries in circulation in the United States.

(Section 4 provides that the jurisdiction of the individual States is not to be affected by this act.) Approved, April 21, 1806.

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ACT OF APRIL 14, 1812.

707.

CHAP. LVI.—An act to prohibit the exportation of specie, 2 Stat. L., goods, wares and merchandise, for a limited time.

of specie and

manufac

Act of Apr.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall not be lawful, during the continuance Exportation of the act, entituled "An act laying an embargo on all the goods of forships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United ture forbidden. States, for a limited time," to export from the United 4, 1812, ch. 49. States or the territories thereof, in any manner whatever, any specie, nor any goods, wares or merchandise of foreign or domestic growth or manufacture; and if any person shall, with intent to evade this law, export or attempt to export any specie, goods, wares or merchandise from the United States or the territories thereof, either by land or water, such specie, goods, wares and merchandise, together with the vessel, boat, raft, cart, wagon, sleigh or other carriage in which the same shall have been exported or attempted to be exported, shall, together with the tackle, apparel, horses, mules and oxen, be forfeited,

and the owner or owners of such specie, goods, wares or merchandise, and every other person knowingly concerned in such prohibited exportation, on conviction thereof, shall each respectively forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars for every such offence: ProProviso.vided however, that nothing in this section contained,

1812, ch. 49.

shall be construed to prevent the departure of vessels, which according to the act last above mentioned, are or may be permitted to depart in the manner and under the restrictions provided by the said act.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawnaval force of ful for the President of the United States, or such other

Any portion of the land or

the United States be

of the

embargo.

employed to person as he shall have empowered for that purpose, to prevent a vio: employ any part of the land or naval forces, or militia of the United States or of the territories thereof, as may be judged necessary, for the purpose of preventing the illegal departure of any ship or vessel, or the illegal exportation of any specie, or of any goods, wares or merchandise, contrary to the provisions of this, or of the last above mentioned act, and for the purpose of detaining, taking possession of, and keeping in custody, any such ship or vessel, specie, goods, wares or merchandise. (Section 3 provides penalties, etc., for a violation of this act, and how they are to be recovered.) Approved, April 14, 1812.

ACT OF JANUARY 14, 1818.

403.

3 Stat. L., CHAP. IV.-An act further to prolong the continuance of the Mint at Philadelphia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assem

Act to con- bled, That the act entitled "An act concerning the Mint."

tinue the Mint

at Philadel- approved March the third, one thousand eight hundred

phia, continued

for five years. and one, is hereby revived, and continued in force and op

eration for the further term of five years from the fourth

day of March next.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That during the conperform the du- tinuance of the Mint at the city of Philadelphia, the

The collector of the port to

on the com- duties which were enjoined on the commissioner of loans

missioner of loans.

for the State of Pennsylvania, by the second section of

Act. of Mar. the act, entitled "An act concerning the Mint," passed on

3, 1801, ch. 21.

the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and one, shall be performed by the collector of the port of Philadelphia for the time being.

Approved, January 14, 1818.

ACT OF MARCH 3, 1823.

CHAP. XLIII.-An act further to prolong the continuance of the Mint at Philadelphia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- [Expired.] tives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the act, entitled "An act concerning the Mint," approved March the third, one thousand eight hundred concerning the and one, is hereby revived and continued in force and for five years. operation for the further term of five years, from the fourth day of March next.

Act of Mar. 3, 1801, ch. 21, mint, revived

missioner of

formed by Philadelphia.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That, during the con- Duty of comtinuance of the Mint at the city of Philadelphia, the loans to be perduties which were enjoined on the commissioner of loans collector of for the State of Pennsylvania, by the second section of the act, entitled "An act concerning the Mint," passed on the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and one, shall be performed by the collector of the port of Philadelphia for the time being.

made from the

for to

United States.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That when any silver, Expense of brought to the Mint for coinage, shall require refining, the in refining and expense of the materials used in the process shall be de- tions to be ducted from the amount of the deposit; and that, when deposit, and acsilver so deposited, shall be of a quality superior to that of Treasury of the the legal standard of the silver coins of the United States, a deduction shall be made from the amount, equal to the expense of the copper necessary to reduce it to the said standard; and that all such deductions be regularly accounted for, by the treasurer of the Mint, to the Treasury of the United States.

Approved, March 3, 1823.

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ACT OF MARCH 3, 1825.

CHAP. LXV.-An act more effectually to provide for the Stat. L., punshment of certain crimes against the United States, and for other purposes.

**

3 Stat. L.,

*

774.

(Sections 20 and 21 make it an offence and punishable to falsely make, forge, or counterfeit, etc., gold, silver or copper coin.)

(Section 23 makes it an offence and punishable to debase, etc., any gold or silver coins, or to embezzle any coinage metal or coins.)

Approved, March 3, 1825.

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