A Treatise on the Rights and Duties of Merchant Seamen: According to the General Maritime Law, and the Statutes of the United States

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C. C. Little and J. Brown, 1841 - Maritime law - 456 pages

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Page 218 - London, (the act of God, the queen's enemies, fire, and all and every other dangers and accidents of the seas, rivers, and navigation, of whatever nature and kind soever, excepted,) unto order or to assigns, he or they paying freight for the said goods at 51.
Page 418 - That if any person shall falsely make, forge or counterfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, forged or counterfeited, or willingly aid or assist in falsely making, forging or counterfeiting any bill or note in imitation of or purporting to be...
Page 222 - But to prevent litigation, collusion, and the necessity of going into circumstances impossible to be unravelled, the law presumes against the carrier, unless he shows it was done by the king's enemies, or by such act as could not happen by the intervention of man, as storms, lightning, and tempests.
Page 158 - ... shall, on conviction thereof, be punished, by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment, not exceeding three months, or both, according to the nature and aggravation of the offence.
Page 209 - ... goods between a person holding himself forth as the owner of a lighter or vessel ready to carry goods for hire, and the person putting goods on board or employing his vessel or lighter for that purpose, it is a term of the contract on the part of the carrier or lighterman Implied by law, that his vessel is tight, and fit for the purpose or employment for which he offers and holds it forth to the public. It is the very foundation and immediate substratum of the contract that it is so ; the law...
Page 418 - That no person who shall arrive in the United States from and after the time when this act shall take effect, shall be admitted to become a citizen of the United States who shall not for the continued term of five years next preceding his admission as aforesaid, have resided within the United States, without being at any time during the Haid five years out of the territory of the United States.
Page 404 - ... the matter in dispute is not forthwith settled, the judge or justice or commissioner shall certify to the clerk of the district court that there is sufficient cause of complaint whereon to found admiralty process; and thereupon the clerk of such court shall issue process against the vessel.
Page 390 - ... thereof shall be divided by him, his agent, or lawful representative, to and among the several fishermen, who shall have been employed in such vessel during the season aforesaid, or a part thereof, as the case may be, in such proportions as the fish they shall respectively have taken may bear to the whole quantity of fish taken on board such vessel during such season : Provided, That the allowance aforesaid on any one vessel for one season, shall not exceed two hundred and seventy-two dollars.
Page 404 - ... in dispute; otherwise the complainants shall be permitted to state the contents thereof, and the burden of proof of the contrary shall be on the master.
Page 406 - AB, collector of the district of D., do hereby certify that EF, an American seaman, aged . . years, or thereabouts, of the height of . . feet . . inches (describing the said seaman as particularly as may be), has, this day, produced to me proof in the manner directed...

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