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and if seized by a collector, surveyor, or marshal, then to the use of the United States. (R. S., 4297.)
The President is authorized to instruct the commanders of the public armed vessels of the United States, and to authorize the commanders of any other armed vessels sailing under the authority of any letters of marque and reprisal granted by Congress, or the commanders of any other suitable vessels, to subdue, seize, take, and, if on the high seas, to send into any port of the United States, any vessel or boat built, purchased, fitted, out or held as mentioned in the preceding section. (R. S., 4298.)
The collectors of the several ports of entry, the surveyors of the several ports of delivery, and the marshals of the several judicial districts within the United States, shall seize any vessel or boat built, purchased, fitted out, or held as mentioned in section fortytwo hundred and ninety-seven, which may be found within their respective ports or districts, and to cause the same to be proceeded against and disposed of as provided by that section. (R. S., 4299.) Crimes deemed piracy.
Whoever, on the high seas, commits the crime of piracy as defined by the law of nations, and is afterwards brought into or found in the United States, shall be imprisoned for life.
Whoever, being a seaman, lays violent hands upon his commander, thereby to hinder and prevent his fighting in defense of his vessel or the goods intrusted to him, is a pirate, and shall be imprisoned for life.
Whoever, being engaged in any piratical cruise, or enterprise, or being of the crew of any piratical vessel, lands from such vessel, and on shore commits robbery, is a pirate, and shall be imprisoned for life.
Whoever, being a citizen of the United States, commits any murder or robbery, or any act or hostility against the United States, or against any citizen thereof, on the high seas, under color of any commission from any fore prince, or state, or on pretense of authority from any person, is, notwithstanding the pretense of such authority, a pirate, and shall be imprisoned for life.
Whoever, being a citizen or subject of any foreign state, is found and taken on the sea making war upon the United States, or cruising against the vessels and property thereof, or of the citizens of the same, contrary to the provisions of any treaty existing between the United States and the state of which the offender is a citizen or subject, when by such treaty such acts are declared to be piracy, is guilty of piracy, and shall be imprisoned for life.
Whoever, being a captain or other officer or mariner of a vessel upon the high seas or on any other waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States, piratically or feloniously runs away with such vessel, or with any goods or merchandise thereof, to the value of fifty dollars, or who yields up such vessel voluntarily to any pirate, shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
Whoever attempts or endeavors to corrupt any commander, master, officer, or mariner to yield up or to run away with any vessel, or with any goods, wares, or merchandise, or to turn pirate, or to go over to or confederate with pirates, or in any wise to trade with any pirate, knowing him to be such, or furnishes such pirate with any ammunition, stores, or provisions of any kind, or fits out any vessel knowingly and, with a design to trade with, supply, or correspond with any pirate or robber upon the seas; or whoever consults, combines, confederates, or corresponds with any pirate or robber upon the seas, knowing him to be guilty of any piracy or robbery; or whoever, being a seaman, confines the master of any vessel, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars and imprisoned not more than three years.
The words “ vessel of the United States," wherever they occur in this chapter, shall be construed to mean a vessel belonging in whole or in part to the United States, or any citizen thereof, or any corporation created by or under the laws of the United States, or of any State, Territory, or District thereof. (Mar. 4, 1909; sec. 290; Repeals R. S., 5368; sec. 294; Repeals R. S., 5369; sec. 302; Repeals R. S., 5371; sec. 304; Repeals R. S., 5373; sec. 305; Repeals R. S., 5374; sec. 506; Repeals R. S., 5383; sec. 307; Repeals R. S., 5384; sec. 310.)
CUSTOMS DISTRICTS, PORTS, AND SUB-PORTS
OF UNITED STATES
Names of DISTRICTS are shown in BOLD FACE CAPITALS followed by the district Headquarters in Capitals and small letters. The District Boundary follows immediately below with the Ports of Entry following.
MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE-Portland
State of Maine and all of New Hampshire except county of Coos
Portland, Houlton, Fort Fairfield, Mars Hill, Van Buren, Madawaska, Monticello, Machias, Lubec, Bath, Boothbay, Limestone, Fort Kent, Bridgewater, Eastport, Calais, Bangor, Ellsworth, Rockland, Vanceboro, Lowelltown (or Holeb), Belfast, Rockport, Castine, Vinalhaven, South West Harbor, Portsmouth, N. H. (including Kittery).
VERMONT-St. Albans All of the State of Vermont; and the County of Coos in the State of
New Hampshire Newport, North Troy, Derbyline, Island Pond, Bleecher Falls, St. Albans, Richford, Burlington, Alburg, Swanton, Highgate.
All of the State of Massachusetts Boston, Gloucester, Salem (including Beverly, Marblehead, and Lynn), Provincetown, Plymouth, Barnstable, Vineyard Haven, Fall River, New Bedford, Worcester, Springfield, Holyoke.
All of the State of Rhode Island
All of the State of Connectica
Hartford, New Haven, New London, Stonington, Middletown, South Manchester, Bridgeport, Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk.
State of New York, to include all of the counties of Clinton, Essex,
Franklin, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis
Ogdensburg, Nyando, Morristown, Rouses Point, Malone, Fort Covington, Plattsburg, Champlain, Chateaugay, Moores Junction, Waddington, Cape Vincent, Alexandria Bay, Chaumont, Clayton.
All of the counties of Oswego, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Broome, Tompkins, Chenango, Madison, Cortland, Hamilton, Schuyler, Chemung, Herkimer, Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Yates,
Steuben, Orleans, Genesee, and Wyoming
Rochester, Oswego, Utica, Syracuse, Charlotte, Fair Haven, Sodus Point.
All of the counties of Niagara, Erie, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua
Buffalo, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda (including Tonawanda), Dunkirk, Lewiston.