1805.053: Act of Congress for Preservation of Peace in Ports of United States.
Full Title: [An Act for the more effectual preservation of peace in the ports and harbours of the United States, and in the waters under their jurisdiction].
Author: United States. Eighth Congress.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants
Act passed by the Eighth Congress on March 3, 1805; law was intended to assist states in bringing to justice any seamen on "foreign armed vessels" in U.S. ports for felonious and treasonous activities in this country. No copy known extant; Pleasants was ordered to print 50 copies for the use of state and local officials in the effected port districts; title here taken from statute itself (Chap. XLI of the Acts of 8th Congress, 2nd Session); Pleasants also printed a complete copy of those laws as well (1805.024).
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