Naval Documents Related to the Quasi-war Between the United States and France: Naval Operations ... February 1797-December 1801, Том 1

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Страница 115 - States, and for introducing among them the habits and arts of civilization, the president of the United States shall be, and he is hereby authorized...
Страница 68 - Whereas armed vessels, sailing under authority, or pretence of authority, from the republic of France, have committed depredations on the commerce of the United States, and have recently captured the vessels and property of citizens thereof, on and near the coasts, in violation of the law of nations, and treaties between the United States and the French nation ; therefore," And then follows its only section, in these words : — "Sec. 1. Be it enacted, ($'<:., That it shall be lawful for the President...
Страница 68 - States, to be proceeded against according to the laws of nations, any such armed vessel which shall have committed, or which shall be found hovering on the coasts of the United States for the purpose of committing, depredations on the vessels belonging to citizens thereof; and also retake any ship or vessel of any citizen or citizens of the United States, which may have been captured by any such armed vessel.
Страница 165 - States shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to instruct the commanders of the public armed vessels which are or which shall be employed in the service of the United States to subdue, seize, and take any armed French vessel which shall be found within the jurisdictional limits of the United States...
Страница 114 - States, the same shall and may be adjudged and condemned to their use, and that of the captors, after due process and trial, in any court having admiralty jurisdiction, and which shall be holden for the district into which such captured vessel shall be brought; and the same court shall thereupon order a sale and distribution thereof accordingly, and at their discretion.
Страница 162 - And the same court, who shall have final jurisdiction of any libel or complaint of any capture, as aforesaid, shall and may decree restitution, in whole or in part, when the capture and restraint shall have been made without just cause, as aforesaid; and if made without probable cause, or otherwise unreasonably, may order and decree damages and costs to the party injured...
Страница 39 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States oj America in Congress assembled, That...
Страница 43 - ... is at present master, and is a citizen of the United States, and that the said ship or vessel was...
Страница 40 - Navy, the chief officer of which shall be called the Secretary of the Navy, whose duty it shall be to execute such orders as he shall receive from the President of the United States, relative to the procurement of naval stores and materials and the construction, armament, equipment, and employment of vessels of war, as well as all other matters connected with the naval establishment of the United States.
Страница 162 - And be it further enacted,* That all captures and prizes of vessels and property, shall be forfeited and shall accrue to the. owners, officers, and crews of the vessels by whom such captures and prizes shall be made; and on due condemnation had, shall be distributed according to any written agreement which shall be made between them ; and if there be no such agreement, then one moiety to.

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