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j, J. JAttVES, Editor.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER J, 1811.
Vol. S. Xo. 18.
For the Polynesian.
Translated from the Hawaiian.
ftaUtf of tijc ftatoaffait Xjtfamro,
Continued from page C6.
Wc publish the following laws now, on
account of their. interest to foreign residents,
though by it they Jo not come in their regu-
ar place iii the code as it is translated for
Whereas, it has been clearly asccrtain-
pA tlmt thr Smnll Pnv lm nrnvnllml rn
flboard of one or mores hips now cruising
in inc racinc uccan, which may he ex
pected to visit the Sandwich Islands, and
whereas that disease is understood to pre
vail at the present time in ports on the
western coast of America, frequently vis-
ted by ships on their way to the Sand
wich Islands ; therefore,
Statute Regulations respecting Ships, Ves
sels, aud Harbors.
1. It shall be lawful for ships and vcsr
selsof .all countries at peace with this,
and engaged in lawful pursuits, to come
to and anchor at all the roadsteads, ports
and harbors of the Hawaiian Islands. No
embarrassment shall be thrown in their
way by the governors or local authorities
of any place. No impost, duty, or tax
shall be required except by express pro
vision of law.
or evades it, shall be fined to the amount ! knowledge of the governor or his agent, is
of one fourth of the value of the property 'obnoxious to this law. Whoever does it
thus illegally taken away.
8. On the last dav of December of each
year, the harbor masters having faithfully
shall be put to hard labor, from which lie
shall not be freed until he leave the coun
trv. He may also at the discretion of the
preserved the manifests spoken of in the! chiefs be dispossessed of all his property.
sixth and seventh sections, shall deliver; Int it the chiefs think best to leave
them all into the hands of the governors, him his property and substitute a flogging,
who shall deliver them to the primier of it shall be lawful, though the stripes shall
not exceed thirty.
M. If any native, or foreigner residing
on shore entice a man belonging to a for
9. Ships which come to these Islands
for the nnrnose of obtaining refreshments.
2. Pilots shall be established at all the I f,r for reonirs. must first render a elearand ! eirn vessel to lenvn his vessel, or if nnv nnn
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Hawaiian pons wncre puois are necessa
ry. His majesty the king, together with
the primier and governor shall make the
appointment, and give the commission.
Said commission shall state the wanes of
3. Ifanv man in a deceitful manner
tfplicit account of the kind and amount see a deserter aud understand him to bo
of purchases designed to be made, and ' such, and do not give notice to the harbor
this written account must be delivered in- j master nor to the chiefs, then he shall be
to the hands of t lie harbor master of the considered as accessoiv to the desertion
port, and if he wish to pay for such re- and shall be lined sixty dollars, one half
freshmcnts in any oilier articles except to the captain of the vessel from which he
money, he must state what articles, And deserted and the other half to the govern
if he purchas;- articles not mentioned in ment.
the written account, or if he sell any nrti-j 15. n shall be the duty of all govern-
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clo not mcniioncn in me nisi vv iiiing, f)is. and o ncers, and o t in iun n nt.
shall. present, himself as a pilot, and act
Be it enacted by the king and chiefs of; as a pilot at any of the harbors of the ls-
he Sandwich Islands in council assem-; lands and take the ray of a pilot without
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jle" first having received a certificate f up-j then previous to his sailing from the port. I.,r.v : f il... Ii,l i K
1. That after the. promulgation of this , pointment from the :".i, U guiby of a v i-i m s!lSl p, another correct account oiMhe alert, and when they see a foreign
aw, all canoes and boats, and all persons illation of this law,, lie shall be brought Whoever violates this law or evades it, .halter seio him ;o.d dehver him i.,iL
to trial and on conviction thereof shall be .,.,( whoever gives i in fa! so account, shall harbor master, Whoever seizes a desert
fined ten dollars, and shall fulhermore re- jn; brought to trial and on conviction er thus, shall receive one half of the re
store whatever he deceitfully received in thereof shall he fi led two hundred dollars. ua,,, ,
pnvmont. And if he involve the ship hi These accounts also shall be preserved If nny foreign vessel be in difficul-
diniculty he shall pay to lhe captain all j., the same manner as those mentioned ty, be wiccLcel. or sulking from a severe
damages sustained by him. or i.i default j section eighth, storm, or il'io stmits nf nnv other Li.ul St
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not authorized by the Board of Health,
are prohibited from visiting any foreign
ship whatsoever, until she shall have been
examined by a Health Officer, or one of
the Hoard of Health, as hereafter named.
and pronounced healthy. And whosoever
shall visit any ship contrary to this law
shall forfeit forty dollars, to be paid 01, e
half to the government and the other half
to the person who shall give information
of the same. ' . .
2. All vessels having the small pox, or
any other contagious disease on board,
and all vessels having had any contagious
disease on board within a period less than
four months, are hereby prohibited from
anchorage at any port, harbor, and road
stead of the Sandwich Islands, until vis-
ted by a Health Officer or by one of the
Board of Health, and having received his
approbation. And any master or officer
fany such vessel, who shall land or per
mit to be landed any persons affected with
p contagious disease or any article con
fining such contagion, shall, on being
duly convicted thereof, be fined not mom
han one. thousand dollars, or be impris
oned one year. .
3. All vessels having had contagious
iiseases on board as above, on arrival at
lie Sandwich Islands, or at any port
hereof, shall be entirely at the direction
f the Doard of Health, for a period not
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ipore than lortv two tiavs. Ann an ves
Is quarantined, or laid under restrictions
Is above, shall keep constantly flying.
Jfluring the day, a yellow flag nt the main
rll'op. And whosoever shall go on board
f any vessel thus put under the yellow
ii2, shall forfeit forty dollars, and shall
e entirely at the direction of the Board
f Health for a term not longer than for-
4. For the purpose of carrying into ex
ecution the above regulations, it shall be
he duty of tho several Governors to
it opart a Board of Health for each of
he harbors of tho Sandwich Island.
And said Board of Health-shall have full
?wer to enact such Jaws and regulations
Jmay be necessary to protect the health
''l their several places. 1 hey (the gov
ernors) shall also appoint health officers.
nose duty it shall bo to examine every
Tsel suspected of having a contagious
euse on board, and the health oincer
'tall bo entitled to receive from .every
'cssel thus examined by him, five dollars.
, "one at Honolulu, on tho 29th day 01
May in the year of our Lord, one thous
height hundred and thirty-nine.
theieof 'shall be imprisoned one year.
d. If any pilot shall, deceitfully tale
10. Ifanv vessel nrriv? from a foreign s!i:iJ . tylty f)f ,.c governors ami all
country having a passetigcr on boa: d, then hw-.d authoritifs and :ill ilm eooide. t.w.irl
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ui-ner. pay man is anoeo m nis eer;m-.lo r:ip'am shall give immediate notice m X a t I all their ability him who is thus dis
eate of appointment, he shall on convie-! writing of the n ame, country, a-e, and tr..s-ed And they shall receive their pay
tion thereof be fined four times the amount . business of said j assen::er. A:.l he shall j,v salvau! of a part of ihe property.res
which he deceitfully chimed; thus, if he ' neither set at liberty, or permit to be land- cu(:cl hy them. If there bo 110 previous
took one dollar wrongfully, he shall pay rd Sa'nl passenger nor l is pro; erty until contract, and the owner of the nionortv
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lour, iino 11 iuuu itiuogiuiiy nu
shall pay forty.
5. It shall be the duty of all pilot? or
harbormasters to uive to everv cantain of
a foreign vessel, the laws of the harbor
where said vessel anchors and the captain
iiosoever viola t
ave seen said writing.
es this law shall be lined
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one inoe..siiiiO t.".iai.
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sliall give mm a certiiieate 01 aeur.owi
edgment that he has received said laws.
If any pilot or harbor master shall neglect
thus to give a copy of the laws, and the
captain of the vessel thereby becomes in
volved in difficulty, because of this ignor
ance of the laws, then the pilot or harbor
master shall be liable and shall pay to the
captain the full amount of all damages sus
tained by him.
G. When a merchant vessel arrives nt
any port or harbor of the Hawaiian Is
lands, no goods shall be landed from a for
eign country until a correct manifest jiv
ing a full account of the; goods be deliv
ered i' to the hands of tin? harbor master.
If the captain have the charge of the sales,
then he sliall deliver the manifest, but if
he have not, and the goods are consigned
lo some one on shore, then he to whom
the property is consigned must deliver the
manifest. When the harbor master re
ceives said manifest, ho will then give a
certificate of permission that said goods
may be landed. If the certificate be not
given, then the goods must not be land
ed. Whoever violates this law or inten
tionally evades it, and whoever delivers a
false manifest shall be brought to trial and
on conv iction thereof shall be fined to the
amount of one fourth of the value of all
the property wrongfully landed by him.
.7. When goods arc once landed, hav
ing been registered on tho manifest, it
shall not be ' proper for tho captain again
to lake them on board his vessel, nor
shall it be proper for him to take other
property on board, without giving, previ
ous to his departure, a correct manifest of
said property. Whoever violates this law
Tho manifest must state th quantity and
I kind of goods.
II. No master of a vessel shall dis
charge or h ave any of his men lo leuiaiii
ion shore without the consent of the uov-
ernor or his agent in writing. Whoso. -
er violates this law shall pay sixty dollars,
and those who saved it do not agree, then
k u n cs shall be appointed to decide tho
17. If any foreign vessel arrive at any
Hawaiian port or haibr.r, the crew of
whieh have mutinied, or have committed
any misdemeanor, by which the captain
of said vessel is brought into straitened
and. he who is thus discharged shall leave . circumstances, it shall then be. the duly
the Islands by the first suitable vessel. ; ol the governors, haibor masters, and oth
But if he do not leave according to this er officers to aid the captain of the ves
requirement, then he shall be treated us mI; and if. he wish the criminal part of
the deserter spoken of bt low. jhis crew put in confinement on shore,
12. If any foreigner desert from a for-'1'"'' shall be inertly confined. No oth
eign vessel i't shall be the duty of the cap- punishment except confinement shall
tain of that vessel to make it known iyi- ,K; '"dieted. Though if they break tho
mediately to ihu harbor master who will Hawaiian law then they shall be punish-,
search for the deserter. If said deserter,' according to law.
be found near the haibor where" tho ves-! 18. If any master of a vessel wish to'
sel is at anchor, then the captain of the discharjo one of his men on shore in ac
vessel shall, pay to the haibor lu.Ker six cordanco vith the laws of I, is own eoui:
doll.irs a id the d'. sorter shall be icturncd try, and the consul of that ration conduit
to the vessel If he; be lontul at a lace to lake him under hiseaieai el return him
remote from the anchorage, .or on the to his own land, Mich a proceeelure hall
mountains, or at a distance of te-n mih s, be pro) e r. Captains of vesse ls ami con-the-u
the reward shall be twelve dollars, suls shall not be hindered in doing so,
But if he bt; fotiuel on another islanel, then though the governor must be informed
the re-ward shall be twenty feur elollars. tht'rcof.
If the deserter be kent onshore and j 19- No captain of a foreign vessel shall
boarded, the pay required will be a half a : receive on board his vessel any native, to
dollar per day. ' Though this section docs proceed to se a nor shall nny native go on
not prevent a special agreement between j board any foreign vessel, -unless he first
the captain ol the vessel and the harbor outam mo written consent ot the; gover-
master respecting the deserter provideel it
be entered into previous to his being ta
ken. If a foreigner desert, and tho vessel
from which he deserted sail without the
captain's having given notice respecting
said deserter, or if he delay to give im
tice for foity eight hours after the deser
tion of the man, then he shall be consid
ereel to have elischarged his man aud shall
therefore be fine;el according to the re
quirements of the eleventh section of this
13 Every foreigner who deserts, or
I comes on snore secretly without the
nor or his agent, nor shall he continue a
man on board for a longer period ihan
saiel certificate allows. Whoever violates
this law or evades it shall be fined four
20. If any master of a fore ign vessel
wish a native to ai! on board his vessel,
it sliall be the duty of that master to go
to the harbor master with the man he do
sires, or if he cannot obtain them, then
the haibor maste r will s arch for them.
But the men shall not frail till they receivo
the assent of the governor. When that
is obtained then the captain shall fill out
the blank in the following bond and sign