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ACT of May 1st, 1810. 4 Bioren, 310. 13. Sec. iv. It shall not be lawful for the consuls of the United States, residing on the Barbary coast or either of them to expend or to disburse or pay, or cause to be paid for any purpose or on any pretence whatever, not authorized by law, to any one of the Barbary powers, or to the officers or subjects thereof, a greater sum than three thousand dollars in any one year, with intent to charge the United States with the same, without first obtaining a special approbation in writing from the president of the United States for that purpose. And every such consul who shall, after notice of this act, expend or disburse, or pay or cause to be paid for any purpose or on any pretence whatever, not authorized by law to any one of the Barbary powers, or to the officers or subjects thereof a greater sum than three thousand dollars in any one year, or shall be aiding or assisting therein, without first obtaining the approbation of the president, as aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay to the treasury of the United States, a sum equal to one half his yearly compensation: and shall moreover stand charged with and be accountable for all moneys so disbursed or paid contrary to the provisions of this act,

14. Sec. V. From and after the first day of November next, no consul of the United States, residing on the Barbary coast shall own in whole or in part any ship or vessel, to be concerned directly, or indirectly, with exportation from or importation to any of the states on the coast of Barbary, of any goods, wares or merchandise, on penalty that every consul so offending and being thereof convicted, shall for every offence forfeit a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.

15. Sec. vi. It shall be the duty of the consuls residing on the Barbary coast to transmit to the secretary of the treasury, annually, an account of all moneys received and of all disbursements or expenditures made by them respectively, for or on account of the United States, and the particular purpose to which the moneys have been applied, and the vouchers to support the same. (See Treasury Department.]

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ACT of 31st May, 1790. 2 Bioren, 104. Ad act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.

1. Sec. I. From and after the passing of this act, the author and authors of any map, chart, book or books already printed within these United States, being a citizen or citizens thereof, or resident within the same, his or their executors, administrators, or assigns, who hath or have not transferred to any other person the copy right of such map, chart, book or books, share, or shares thereof; and any other person or persons, being a citizen or citizens of these United States, or residents therein, his

executors, administrators, or assigns, who hath or have purchased, or legally acquired the copy right of any such map, chart, book or books, in order to print, reprint, publish, or vend the same, shall have the sole right and liberty of printing, reprinting, publishing, and vending such map, chart, book or books, for the term of fourteen years, from the recording the title thereof in the clerk's office, as is hereinafter directed: And that the author and authors of any map, chart, book or books, already made and composed, and not printed or published, or that shall hereafter be made and compused, being a citizen or citizens of these United States, or resident therein, and his or their executors, administrators, or assigns, shall have the sole right and liberty of printing, reprinting, publishing, and vending, such map, chart, book or books, for the like term of fourteen years, from the time of recording the title thereof in the clerk's office, as aforesaid. And if, at the expiration of the said term, the author or authors, or any of them, be living, and a citizen or citizens of these United States, or resident therein, the same exclusive right shall be continued to him, or them, his or their executors, administrators, or assigns, for the further term of fourteen years: Provided, he or they shall cause the title thereof to be a second time recorded, and published in the same manner as is hereinafter directed, and that within six months before the expiration of the first term of fourteen years aforesaid.

2. Sec. 11. If any other person or persons, from and after the recording the title of any map, chart, book or books, and publishing the same as aforesaid, and within the times limited and granted by this act, shall print, reprint, publish, or import, or cause to be printed, reprinted, published, or imported, from any foreign

(ACT of May 31st, 1790.) kingdom or state, any copy or copies of such map, chart, book or books, without the consent of the author or proprietor thereof, first had and obtained in writing, signed in the presence of two or more credible witnesses; or knowing the same to be so printed, reprinted, or imported, shall publish, sell, or expose to sale, or cause to be published, sold, or exposed to sale, any copy of such map, chart, book or books, without such consent first had and ob. tained in writing as aforesaid, then such offender or offenders, shall forfeit all and every copy or copies of such map, chart, book or books, and all and every sheet and sheets, being part of the same, or either of them, to the author or proprietor of such map, chart, book or books, who shall forthwith destroy the same: And every such offender and offenders, shall also forfeit and pay the sum of fifty cents for every sheet which shall be found in his or their possession, either printed or printing, published, imported, or exposed to sale, contrary to the true intent and meaning of this act, the one moiety thereof to the author or proprietor of such map, chart, book or books, who shall sue for the same, and the other moiety thereof to and for the use of the United States; to be recovered by action of debt, in any court of record in the United States, wherein the same is cognizable. Provided always, That such action be commenced within one year after the cause of action shall arise, and not afterwards. Altered by act of 29th April, 1802. [Infra 11.)

3. Sec. III. No person shall be entitled to the benefit of this act, in cases where any map, chart, book or books, hath or have been already printed and published, unless he shall first deposit, and in all other cases, unless he shall, before publication, deposit a printed copy of the title of such map, chart, book or books, in the clerk's office of the district court where the author or proprietor shall reside: And the clerk of such court is hereby directed and required, to record the same forthwith, in a book to be kept by him for that purpose, in the words following, (giving a copy thereof to the said author or proprietor, under the seal of the court, if he shall require the same.) “ District of

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year of the independence of the United States of America, A.B. of the said district hath deposited in this office, the title of a map, chart, book or books, (as the case may be) the right whereof he claims as author or proprietor; (as the case may be) in the words following to wit: [here insert the title] in conformity to the act of the congress of the United States, entitled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.” C. D. clerk of the district of

." For which the said clerk shall be entitled to receive sixty cents from the said author or proprietor, and sixty cents for every copy, under seal, actually given to such author or proprietor as aforesaid,

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(ACT of April 29th, 1802.) And such author or proprietor shall, within two months from the date thereof, cause a copy of the said record to be published in one or more of the newspapers printed in the United States, for the space of four weeks. [ Infra 8.]

4. Sec. iv. The author or proprietor of any such map, chart, book or books, shall, within six months after the publishing thereof, deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the secretary of state, a copy of the same, to be preserved in his office. [Infra 8 and 9.]

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5. Sec. v. Nothing in this act shall be construed to extend to prohibit the importation, or vending, reprinting, or publishing, within the United States, of any map, chart, book or books, written, printed, or published, by any person not a citizen of the United States, in foreign parts or places without the jurisdiction of the United States.

6. Sec. vi. Any person or persons, who shall print or publish any manuscript, without the consent and approbation of the au. thor or proprietor thereof, first had and obtained as aforesaid, (if such author or proprietor be a citizen of, or resident in these United States,) shall be liable to suffer and pay to the said author or proprietor, all damages occasioned by such injury, to be recovered by a special action, on the case,

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7. Sec. vii. If any person or persons shall be sued or prosecu. ted for any matter, act or thing done under or by virtue of this act, he or they may plead the general issue and give the special matter in evidence.

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ACT of 29th April, 1802. 3 Bioren, 493. An act supplementary to an act, entitled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching, bistorical and other prints.

8. Sec. I. Every person who shall, from and after the first day of January next, claim to be the author or proprietor of any maps, charts, book or books, and shall thereafter seek to obtain a copy right of the same agreeable to the rules prescribed by law, before he shall be entitled to the benefit of the act, entitled “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned,” he shall, in addition to the requisites enjoined in the third and fourth sections of said act, if a book or books, give information, by causing the copy of the record which, by said act, he is required to publish in one or more of the newspapers, to be inserted at full length in the title page, or in the page immediately following the title, of every such book or books; and if a map or chart, shall cause the following words to be impressed on the face thereof, viz: “Entered according to

(ACT of April 29th, 1802.) act of congress; the day - 18— (here insert the date when the same was deposited in the office] by A. B. of the state

-- [here insert the author's or proprietor's name, and the state in which he resides.]

9. Sec. II. From and after the first day of January next, every person, being a citizen of the United States, or resident within the same, who shall invent and design, engrave, etch, or work, or, from his own works and inventions, shall cause to be designed and engraved, etched, or worked, any historical or other print or prints, shall have the sole right and liberty of printing, reprinting, publishing, and vending, such print or prints, for the term of fourteen years from the recording the title thereof in the clerk's office, as prescribed by law for maps, charts, book or books: Provided, he shall perform all the requisites in relation to such print or prints, as are directed in relation to maps, charts, book or books, in the third and fourth sections of the act to which this is a supplement, and shall, moreover, cause the same entry to be truly engraved on such plate, with the name of the proprietor, and printed on every such print or prints, as hereinbefore required to be made on maps or charts.

10. Sec. 3. If any printseller, or other person whatsoever, from and after the said first day of January next, within the time limited by this act, shall engrave, etch, or work, as aforesaid, or in any other manner copy or sell, or cause to be engraved, etched, copied, or sold, in the whole or in part, by varying, adding to, or diminishing from, the main design, or shall print, reprint, or import for sale, or cause to be printed, reprinted, or imported for sale, any such print or prints, or any parts thereof, without the consent of the proprietor or proprietors thereof, first had and obtained, in writing, signed by him or them, respectively, in the presence of two or more credible witnesses; or, knowing the same to be so printed or reprinted, without the consent of the proprietor or proprietors, shall publish, sell, or expose to sale, or otherwise, or in any other manner, dispose of any such print or prints, without such consent first had and obtained, as aforesaid, then such offender or offenders shall forfeit the plate or plates on which such print or prints are or shall be copied, and all and every sheet or sheets (being part of, or whereon, such print or prints are or shall be copied or printed) to the proprietor or proprietors of such original print or prints, who shall forthwith destroy the same; and further, that cvery such offender or offenders shall forfeit one dollar for every print which shall be found in his, her, or their custody, either printed, published, or exposed to sale, or otherwise disposed of, contrary to the true intent and meaning of this act; the one moiety thereof to any person who shall sue for the same, and the other moiety thereof to and for the use of the United States, to be recovered in any court having competent jurisdiction thereof.

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