TENTH Congress, Session II, Volume 2, Chapter 17.


An Act concerning the naval establishment.


          Sec. 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States, in the event of a favorable change in our foreign relations, be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be discharged from actual service, and laid up in ordinary, such of the frigates and public armed vessels as, in his judgment, a due regard to the public security and interest may permit.

          ec. 2.  And be it further enacted, That so much of the first section of an act, entitled "An act to authorize the employment of an additional naval force," passed at the last session of Congress, as requires the public armed vessels to be stationed at such ports and places on the sea‑coast, or cruise on the sea‑coast of the United States, and territories thereof, be, and the same is hereby repealed.


          Approved, June 28, 1809.