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LAWS

OF

THE UNITED STATES

IN RELATION TO

THE NAVAL ESTABLISHMENT

AND

THE MARINE CORPS;

COLLECTED AND ARRANGED BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY

OF THE NAVY, FROM THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES,

TO THE END OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE NINETEENTH

CONGRESS.

Washington :

PRINTED BY DAVIS & FORCE, (FRANKLIN'S HEAD,)

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.

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The Laws in the following collection, are thus arranged : Under the head of Navy Department, are included all those Acts of Congress which relate to the institution of the Department, the general duties of the Secretary, and the pecuniary accountability of officers and agents.

The head of Naval Armament, comprehends all the Laws in force, up to the 4th of March, 1825, relative to the construction, purchase, equipment, and disposal, from time to time, of public vessels of war; the employment of seamen, and legal provisions of an incidental nature.

Under the head of Marine Corps, will be found all the enact. ments of Congress, concerning that Corps, 10 the 3d of March, 1817, inclusive, when it was fixed at a peace establishment.

The head of Government of the Navy, comprises the rules and regulations by which it is governed, with respect to the obligations, duties, and punishment, of officers and men, and the organization and powers of Courts Martial and Courts of Inquiry.

The laws relating to Pensions, are arranged under two heads : 1. Navy Pensions, which embraces all the provisions on that subject for claims, in virtue of services, sufferings, and death, in public armed ressels : And 2. Privateer Pensions, which includes the like provisions with regard to claims, in reference to private armed vessels.

The head of Navy Hospitals, includes all the laws in force, respecting institutions of that kind, to the 26th of February, 1811.

Under the head of Crime of Piracy, are arranged the Acts passed from the 3d of March, 1819, to the 30th of January, 1823, both inclusive, for the protection of commerce, punishment of piratical offences, and declaring certain offences to be piracy.

Under the head of Slare Trade, the Act of the 3d of March, 1819, prohibiting that trade, and prescribing the conduct to be observed

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