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[U.S. C., title 46, sec. 283] R. S. 4342. The owners of vessels residing on New River, in Onslow County, in the State of North Carolina, shall have the privilege of taking out registers or enrollments and licenses at Wilmington, in that State, and the collector of that district may grant the same on the conditions required by law.

[U. S. C., title 46, sec. 284] R. S. 4343. The deputy collector who may be appointed to reside at Chesapeake City, in Maryland, shall have power to grant enrollments and licenses to vessels.

[U. S. C., title 46, sec. 285] R. S. 4344. The Secretary of the Treasury may authorize the surveyor of any port of delivery, under such regulations as he shall deem necessary, to enroll and license vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, in like manner as collectors of ports of entry are authorized to do.

(U. S. C., title 46, sec. 286] R. S. 4345. The surveyors appointed for the ports of Cold Spring, on the north side of Long Island, Greenport, and Port Jefferson, all in the State of New York, shall have power to enroll and license vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and to enter and clear, and grant registers and other usual papers to vessels employed in the whale fisheries, under such restrictions and regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may deem necessary.

[U. S. C., title 46, sec. 317] R. S. 4371. Every vessel of twenty tons or upward, other than registered vessels found trading between district and district, or between different places in the same district, or carrying on the fishery without being enrolled and licensed, or if less than twenty tons and not less than five tons, without a license, in the manner provided by this title, if laden with merchandise the growth or manufacture of the United States only, distilled spirits excepted. or in ballast, shall pay the same fees and tonnage in every port of the United States at which she may arrive as vessels not belonging to a citizen of the United States; and, if she have on board any articles of foreign growth or manufacture, or distilled spirits, other than sea stores, she shall, together with her tackle, apparel

, and furniture, and the lading found on board, be forfeited. Comments upon these sections are as follows:

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE,

BUREAU OF NAVIGATION,

Washington, January 3, 1930. Hon. Roy G. FITZGERALD,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. MY DEAR CONGRESSMAN: In your bill, H. R. 7383, Seventy-first Congress, ser: ond session, it is noted that you do not include in the statutes to be repealed the following numbered sections of the Revised Statutes and the Statutes at Large :

R. S. 4334, which is reproduced as section 287, title 46, of the code, is obsolete.

These sections and parts of sections are either obsolete or nugatory and are referred to in Supplement 3 of the Code of the Laws of the United States, and it will be of considerable advantage if they can be incorporated in your bill and thus definitely removed from the statutes. Very truly yours,

A. J. TYRER, Commissioner.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,

Washington, July 6, 1931. THE COMMITTEE ON REVISION OF THE LAWS,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. GENTLEMEN : In connection with your letter of May 2, 1931, inclosing copy of H. R. 16694, to repeal certain sections of the Revised Statutes, I have had a careful examination made of the following sections which concern this Department :

R. S. 477, 484, 485, 490, 491, 492, 4135, 4140, 4185, 4186, 4207, 4212, 4229, 4230, 4231, 4346, 4458, 4592, 4593, 4594, 4672, 4691, 4924, 4925, 4926, 4927, 1928, 4932, 4937, 4938, 4939, 4940, 4941, 4942, 4913, 4914, 4945, 4946, 4947.

A separate report and recommendation is transmitted on each of the above sections, as requested.

Recommendations are also transmitted on the following additional sections:
R. S. 4310, 4341, 4342, 4343, 4314, 4315, 4371, 4316, 4317.
Very truly yours,

E. F. MORGAN,
Acting Secretary of Commerce.

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R. S. 4316.—This section probably was repealed by Section 27 of the Act of June 5, 1920, U. S. C. Title 46, sec. 883.

R. 8. 4317.-This section probably was repealed by Section 27 of the Art of June 5, 1920, U. S. C. Title 46, sec. 883.

R. 8. 4340.--This section should be repealed in view of Section 1 of the Act of August 24, 1912, Chapter 355, 37 Stat. 434; U, S. C. Title 19, sec. 1, reorganization of customs service.

R. 8. 4341.-This section should be repealed in view of Section 1 of the Act of August 24, 1912, Chapter 355, 37 Stat. 434; U. S. C. Title 19, sec. 1, reorganization of customs service.

R. S. 4342.--This section should be repealed in view of Section 1 of the Act of August 24, 1912, Chapter 355, 37 Stat. 434; U. S. C. Title 19, sec. 1, reorganization of customs service.

R. S. 4313.-This section should be repealed in view of Section 1 of the Act of August 24, 1912, Chapter 355, 37 Stat. 434 ; U. S. C. Title 19, sec. 1, reorganization of customs service.

R. 8. 4344.—This section should be repealed in view of Section 1 of the Act of August 24, 1912, Chapter 355, 37 Stat. 434 ; U. S. C. Title 19, sec. 1, reorganization of customs service.

R. S. 4345.—This section should be repealed in view of Section 1 of the Act of August 24, 1912, Chapter 355, 37 Stat. 434; U. S. C. Title 19, sec. 1, reorganization of customs service.

R. S. 4371.–This section is reproduced in the Act of June 19, 1886, Section 7, Chapter 421, 24 Stat. 81, U. S. C. Title 46, sec. 319. Repeal recommended.

E. F. MORGAN, Acting Secretary of Commerce,

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE,

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,

Washington, January 5, 1932. COMMITTEE ON REVISION OF THE LAWS,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. GENTLEMEN: I have your letter of December 11, 1931, inclosing copy of a letter dated December 9, 1931, from the legislative reference service of the Library of Congress concerning sections 4316, 4317, 4371 R. S., reported upon by my letter of July 6, 1931.

As requested by you, further comments upon these sections follow:

4316 R. S. : It is the view of this department that this section, in so far as it relates to the transportation of merchandise, was superseded by section 27 of the merchant marine act, and, in so far as it relates to the transportation of passengers, was superseded by the act of June 19, 1886 (24 Stat. 81), as amended by the act of February 17, 1898 (30 Stat. 248; U. S. C., title 46, sec. 289).

4317 R. S.: The above comments apply to this section also.

4371 R. S.: Inasmuch as this section applies only to vessels which are entitled to be documented (see Op. At. Gen. dated November 20, 1912: 29 Op. At. Gen. 574), and the act of June 19, 1886 (24 Stat. 81), section 7, repeals all that part of the section that applies to such vessels, the act of June 19, 1886, must be regarded as a complete repeal of section 4371 R. S. Very truly yours,

E. F. MORGAN, Acting Secretary of Commerce.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS,

Washington, January 13, 1932. Mr. ROBERT KLEPINGER,

Committee on Revision of the Laws, House Office Building. MY DEAR MR. KLEPINGER: In reference to various Revised Statute sections as to which you have asked my opinion:

I think the additional explanation as to Revised Statutes 4316, 4317, and 4371, contained in the Commerce Department's letter of January 5, gives a sufficient basis for repealing these sections as obsolete.

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PORTRAIT OF EX-PRESIDENT COOLIDGE

JANUARY 29, 1932.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the

state of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. GILBERT, from the Committee on the Library, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany S. J. Res. 75]

The Committee on the Library, having had under consideration S. J. Res. 75, reports the same with recommendation that it do pass.

At the Executive Mansion, there is a portrait in oil of each of the Presidents up to the incumbency of Ex-President Coolidge. This resolution is in the usual form for the usual amount and directs the Joint Committee on the Library to carry it into execution. This is also the usual and customary method.

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