Admiralty Decisions in the District Court of the United States, for the Pennsylvania District, Volume 1

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William P. Farrand; Robert Carr, printer, 1807 - Admiralty

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Page 11 - The law of nations, founded upon justice, equity, convenience, and the reason of the thing, and confirmed by long usage, does not allow of reprisals, except in case of violent injuries, directed or supported by the state, and justice absolutely denied, in re minime dubia, by all the tribunals, and afterwards by the prince...
Page 12 - By the maritime law of nations universally and immemorially received, there is an established method of determination, whether the capture be, or be not, lawful prize. Before the ship or goods can be disposed of by the captor there must be a regular judicial proceeding wherein both parties may be heard, and condemnation thereupon as prize in a Court of Admiralty, judging by the law of nations and treaties.
Page xxxii - a mariner being ashore in the master's or the ship's service, if he should happen to be wounded, he shall be maintained and cured at the charge of the ship...
Page 230 - ... ended, unless the contrary be expressly stipulated in the contract : and as soon as the voyage is ended, and the cargo or ballast be fully discharged at the last port of delivery...
Page ix - ... together; the walls thereof shall be demolished, the stones pulled down, and the place converted into a market-place for the sale only of hogs and swine to all posterity.
Page 254 - ... and forbid him, yet the master ought not to forbear casting out so many of the goods as he shall see to be for the common good and safety; he and the third part of his mariners making oath on the Holy Evangelists, when they arrive at their port of discharge, that he did it only for the preservation of the vessel, and the rest of the lading that remains yet in her. And the wines, or other goods, that were cast overboard, ought to be valued or prized according to the just value of the other goods...
Page xxxv - ... damage, either in her hulk or cargo, the two ships shall jointly stand to the loss; but if the ship that struck against the other might have avoided it, if it was done by the master on purpose, or by his fault, he alone shall make satisfaction.

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