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Eo magis necessaria est hæc opera quod et noftro fæculo non defunt, et olim
non defuerunt, qui hanc juris partem ita contemnerent, quafi nihil ejus præter
inane nomen existeret.-Grotius.

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PRINTED BY A. STRAHAN,
LAW-PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY,
FOR J. BUTTERWORTH & son, LAW-BOOKSELLERS, FLEET-STREET,
AND J. COOKE, ORMOND-QUAY, DUBLIN.

1815

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ADVERTISEMENT.

THE following pages contain an attempt to

continue the Reports of Cases argued and determined in the High Court of Admiralty, upon the same plan on which the proceedings of that Court have been hitherto recorded. The Editor is well aware that the excellence of the Reports for which the Public is indebted to his learned predecessors, Sir Christopher Robinson and Dr. Edwards, has rendered his task more difficult; but though he cannot venture to hope that his efforts have been equally successful with theirs, yet he trusts that the inconvenience which must have arisen from an entire discontinuance of the publication has been prevented, and that the utility of his undertaking will in some degree compensate for the defects in its execution. The Public may rest assured, that great care has been taken to state correctly all the facts upon which the decisions of the Court have been founded, and to preserve without diminution or addition all the legal principles which have

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