after 18 Oct. 1804
The ordinance in the enclosed Gazette is one passed by the Senate of Hamburg on the 10th. Octr. reviving and extending former prohibitions of residents of Hamburg being concerned in aiding or procuring passengers to embark for distant foreign countries in vessels wholly or principally engaged in carrying them, either from Hamburg or foreign ports. The penalties are pecuniary, viz. 25 Rix dollars on persons who engage the passengers, for each passenger; 10 do. for each passenger on notaries or other persons who draw out or attest contracts for the above purpose; & a discretionary penalty upon all other persons who are concerned in the exportation of passengers as above, except Boatmen who are to pay 5 R.D. for every passenger they may carry out to such vessels lying out of the port.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.