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1847 Passenger Act (An act to regulate the carriage of passengers in merchant vessels)

Sess. II, Chap. 17; 9 Stat. 128.

29th Congress; February 22nd, 1847.

You can find the full text of this law as a PDF here.

 

SUMMARY

Established standards to be followed by ships carrying passenges to the United States, and penalties for captains not ensuring these standards.

 

 
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