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Title: Rules to be observed by masters and pilots of vessels, arriving at the port of Philadelphia, - established by the health law, and regulations of the Board - of Health, to which is annexed, a supplement to the health - law, passed on the 2d day of April, 1821.
Author: Board of Health Pennsylvania. General Assembly;
Language: English
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                                 RULES
                           TO BE OBSERVED BY
                    _MASTERS AND PILOTS OF VESSELS_,
                            ARRIVING AT THE
                        _PORT OF PHILADELPHIA_,
                             ESTABLISHED BY
                            THE HEALTH LAW,
                                  AND
                 _REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH_.
                          TO WHICH IS ANNEXED,
                  _The Supplement to the Health Law_,
                  Passed on the 2d day of April, 1821.


                             PHILADELPHIA:

                      PRINTED BY JACOB FRICK & CO.
                         No. 22, Walnut Street.

                                 1821.



                               RULES, &c.


I. From the first of June to the first of October, in every year,
vessels arriving at the port of Philadelphia, from any foreign port or
place, and every vessel arriving from any port or place within the
United States, at which port or place the said vessel had only called in
or touched upon her arrival from a foreign port, and vessels sailing
under coasting documents, having on board goods, persons, baggage, or
clothing from any foreign port or place, or any diseased person, before
any of the cargo or baggage be landed, or any person who came in such
vessel shall leave her, or any person, except the pilot, is suffered to
come on board, (unless imminent danger of the loss of the vessel or
lives of the crew shall render assistance necessary) shall stop at the
Lazaretto, and there submit to the examination of the Lazaretto
Physician and Quarantine Master.

Every vessel of the above description, under one hundred and fifty tons
burthen, will come to anchor as near the Lazaretto as their draught of
water and the weather will allow; and if of one hundred and fifty tons
or upwards, may either come to anchor near the Lazaretto or in the outer
channel, as near the west end of the island of Tinicum, opposite the
Lazaretto, as her draught of water and the weather will permit—those
preferring to be visited in the outer channel, will hoist a whiff at the
topgallant-mast head, as a signal for the same.

A neglect or refusal to comply with the above, will subject the person
so neglecting or refusing, to a fine of five hundred dollars.


II. From the first of October in every year, to the first of June in the
succeeding year, every vessel arriving at the port of Philadelphia,
either directly or indirectly from any foreign port or place, shall come
to anchor in the stream, opposite the city; and before any of the
passengers, crew, cargo, or baggage are landed, shall receive the visit
and submit to the examination of the Port Physician; and as a signal for
the visit of the said physician, shall hoist a whiff at the
foretopgallant mast head; vessels that arrive in the day time, will
hoist the signal before they arrive at the lower part of the city, and
those that come up in the night, will hoist the signal before sunrise
next morning. _Every captain, pilot, or other person, hauling any vessel
to the wharf, on her arrival as above, and before she is visited by the
port physician, shall for each and every offence forfeit and pay the sum
of two hundred dollars_, unless it shall be made to appear, that there
was at the time, imminent danger of the loss of such vessel, or of the
passengers or crew thereof.


III. Any master, or other person, on board any vessel, who shall
knowingly deceive, or attempt to deceive the Lazaretto or Port
Physician, or shall make false answers to their official inquiries, will
be liable to a fine of two hundred dollars, and imprisonment at hard
labour for five years.


IV. The certificates of health, granted by the Lazaretto or Port
Physician, are to be presented at the health office, within twenty-four
hours after the arrival and safe mooring of the vessel at the city under
a penalty not exceeding three hundred dollars.


V. Masters of vessels, on presenting their certificates at the health
office, shall pay to the health officer, the following sums, viz:

 All coasting vessels, from any port or place in the United        $2 50
   States, between the river St. Croix, and the river St. Mary,
   (except from between Sandy Hook and Cape Charles) for each
   arrival, during quarantine months,

 All coasting vessels, from between Sandy Hook and Cape Charles,    2 50
   including the Bay and river Delaware, having on board foreign
   goods, for each arrival, during quarantine months,

 All American vessels, from any port or place in New Brunswick,     5 00
   Nova Scotia, Canada, or the islands or ports adjacent; the
   river St. Mary; the coast of Florida, bay of Mexico, including
   New Orleans, and parts adjacent, and from thence along the bay
   of Honduras, and coast of Terra Firma, as far as the river
   Amazon, including all the islands, generally denominated West
   India, Bahamas, or Bermudas, shall pay on arrival,

 All American vessels arriving from any place in Europe, Western,  10 00
   Canary, or Cape de Verd Islands, and west coast of Africa as
   far as latitude 34 deg. S. and from any place in the
   Mediterranean, or from any place, from the river Amazon,
   inclusive, and round the coast of Brazil, as far as latitude 34
   deg. S.

 All American vessels, from any place beyond latitude 34 deg. S.   20 00
   or round cape Horn, or the Cape of Good Hope,

 Foreign vessels shall pay twenty-five per cent. additional,
   unless otherwise regulated by any treaty.

 Prize vessels, taken by foreign armed vessels,                    12 50

 Prize vessels, taken by American vessels,                         10 00

 Public armed vessels, and privateers, each                         6 00

 Vessels that are visited in the outer channel at the Lazaretto,    5 00
   shall pay an additional sum of

 For every passenger, not a citizen of the United States,           1 00
   (reckoning two children between the age of five and twelve
   years, as equal to one full passenger,)


VI. No master of a vessel, or other person whatsoever, shall remove any
sick person, from any vessel, lying in the river Delaware, before the
city of Philadelphia, the district of Southwark, or the township of the
Northern Liberties, before such sick person has been visited by the Port
Physician, and a written permit, granted by him for the purpose of such
removal.

Any person neglecting or refusing to comply with the same, shall be
subject to a fine of fifty dollars, and imprisonment for three months.


VII. Any master of a vessel, who shall knowingly receive, or employ, on
board his vessel, any person eloping from the Lazaretto during
quarantine, for every such offence, shall be liable to pay a fine of two
hundred dollars.


VIII. No pilot, bringing a vessel to the Lazaretto in a healthy state,
shall be obliged to perform quarantine, but the Lazaretto Physician
shall grant such pilot a certificate, permitting him to proceed to the
capes of Delaware, in order that he may prosecute his profession, but
such pilot shall not, on any pretence, come into the city or adjacent
districts, for twenty days from the date of such certificate, under the
penalty of one hundred dollars, and one year's imprisonment.


IX. To prevent unnecessary delay, the commanding officer of every vessel
will have prepared muster rolls of his crew and passengers, for the
examination of the boarding officer.


X. Pilots are requested to keep a copy of the foregoing rules, and offer
them for the perusal of the commanding officer of every vessel they
bring up, and also to inform them, that every refusal or neglect to
comply with the same, will be punished to the utmost extent of the law.



                              A SUPPLEMENT

  _To an Act, entitled "An act for establishing a Health Office, and
    to secure the City and Port of Philadelphia from the introduction
    of pestilential and contagious diseases, and for other purposes."_


SECT. 1. _Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, and it is
hereby enacted by the authority of the same_, That from and after the
passing of this act, between the first day of June and the first day of
October, every ship or vessel coming from any port or place southward of
Cape Fear, bound to Philadelphia, shall be subject to the examination
directed by the fourth section of the act to which this is a supplement;
for every ship or vessel coming from any foreign port or place, and the
master, commander or pilot of every such ship or vessel coming from any
port or place southward of Cape Fear shall be subject to the same
restrictions, and liable to the same indictment, prosecution and
penalties, as by the said fourth section of the said act is prescribed
for the master, commander or pilot of any ship or vessel coming from any
foreign port or place. And the same duties shall be performed by the
Lazaretto Physician and Quarantine Master, and the same oaths or
affirmations shall be by them administered, first making known to the
person interrogated the penalty imposed by the said act to which this is
a supplement, which penalty is hereby extended to every person who shall
give false answers, under oath or affirmation, to the questions proposed
under the authority of this act. And the said Physician and Quarantine
Master, and the master or captain of such ship or vessel, shall proceed
in the same manner in all respects as is directed by the said fourth
section of the act to which this is a supplement; and the Board of
Health shall have the same power to determine and direct what measures
shall be pursued, and the same shall be carried in like manner into
execution.


SECT. 2. _And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid_, That
from and after the passing of this act, between the first day of June
and the first day of October, every ship or vessel coming from a port or
place in the United States, bound to the port of Philadelphia, and from
which ship or vessel shall have been, within thirty days then next
preceding, unladen, the whole or a part of the cargo or baggage, brought
in the said ship or vessel from some foreign port or place, every such
ship or vessel shall be liable and subject to all the rules, regulations
and restrictions of the said fourth section of the said act to which
this is a supplement, and shall be examined and treated as well the
vessel itself, as the cargo, crew, passengers and baggage on board, in
the same manner as if such ship or vessel had brought the same cargo,
crew, passengers or baggage, directly from such foreign port or place,
and had the same then on board at the Lazaretto.


SECT. 3. _And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid_, That
from and after the passing of this act, between the first day of June
and the first day of October, no ship or vessel which shall be laden
with, or have on board, any vegetables, fish or hides, shall be unladen
at the port of Philadelphia, until a permit shall be applied for and
obtained from the Board of Health. And if any master, captain, owner or
owners, consignee or consignees, or other persons, shall presume to
unlade from on board of any such ship or vessel, any vegetables, fish or
hides, without first having applied for and obtained a permit from the
Board of Health, every such master, captain, owner or owners, consignee
or consignees, or other person, so offending, shall pay a fine not
exceeding five hundred dollars, to be recovered and appropriated as is
directed in the act to which this is a supplement.


SECT. 4. _And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid_, That
from and after the passing of this act, between the first day of June
and the first day of October, within forty-eight hours after the
discharge of the cargo of every ship or vessel at the port of
Philadelphia, it shall be the duty of the captain or master, owner or
owners, consignee or consignees, and other person, having the direction
of the discharge of the same, under the penalty of one hundred dollars,
to be recovered and appropriated as by the act to which this is a
supplement is directed, to give, or cause to be given, to the Board of
Health, notice that the same cargo is discharged, and to permit and
suffer the Board of Health, by themselves or by their lawful agent by
them for that purpose appointed, to examine the condition of the hold,
ballast and limbers of such ship or vessel. And if the Board of Health
shall deem it for the safety and health of the city of Philadelphia,
they are hereby authorised and empowered to designate a proper place to
which the said ship or vessel shall be taken, and that her hold, ballast
and limbers shall there be cleansed and purified, or at the expense of
such captain or master, owner or owners, consignee or consignees, or
other person, having the direction of the discharge of the cargo, to
send, or cause to be sent, such ship or vessel to a proper place, and
have her hold, ballast and limbers cleansed and purified.

SECT. 5. _And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid_, That
from and after the passing of this act, between the first day of June
and the first day of October, no person or persons shall, under the
penalty of fifty dollars, to be recovered and appropriated as is
directed by the act to which this is a supplement, be permitted to
store, or keep in any one house, store, cellar or other inclosure, a
greater quantity than one hundred bushels of vegetables which are in
themselves of a perishable nature, without a permit from the Board of
Health, which permit shall be granted for a limited time therein
expressed, and may be renewed from time to time by the Board of Health.

                                      JOHN GILMORE,
                              _Speaker of the House of Representatives_.

                                      PHILIP S. MARKLEY,
                                          _Speaker of the Senate_.

               APPROVED, April 2d, 1821.
                                      JOSEPH HIESTER.



                          TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES


 1. Silently corrected simple spelling, grammar, and typographical
    errors.
 2. Retained anachronistic and non-standard spellings as printed.
 3. Enclosed italics font in _underscores_.





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