Every master of a vessel, belonging to citizens of the United States, who shall sail from any port of the United States, shall, on his arrival at a foreign port, deposit his register, with the consul or vice consul, if any there be at such port; and it shall be the duty of such consul or vice consul, on such master or commander producing to him a clearance from the proper officer of the port where his vessel may be, to deliver to the master all of his papers, if such master or commander has complied with the provisions of law relating to the discharge of seamen in a foreign country, and to the payment of the fees of consular officers.
Reference to “commercial agent, or vice-commercial agent” was omitted in view of the abolition of the grade of commercial agent by act Apr. 5, 1906.
As originally enacted, this section also required the deposit of sea-letters and Mediterranean passports. The use of such documents was discontinued by Presidential proclamation on Apr. 10, 1815.
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