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The Judge orders that the Boat & Seine be sold by the Marshal by private contract for the best sum that can be obtained therefor.

The Marshal files Commission of Sale with return thereto-Also Account Sales of Seine & Boat and account of expenses and vouchers therefor.

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Marshal's Fees and Disbursements having been taxed pursuant to Notice in the presence of Counsel for Her Majesty were this day computed and allowed as follows:

Marshal's Fees £12.16.0.

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Nov. 14. To paid Marshal's Fees

as taxed

To paid Marshal's Dis-
bursements as taxed...
To amt. paid in Bank of
N. S. to credit of the
Receiver General of
Canada under Judge's
Order of 12th instant

Disbursements

23.392

Memo. of Sales (as returned by Marshal):

1 Seine Boat with Gear thereto be-
longing sold for..

1 Seine with Gear thereto belonging
sold for

By amt. received from
Marshal & placed to
Credit of Registrar in
Merchants Bank of P.
E. Island

$62.29

$370.00

$120.00

250.00

$370.00

$62.29

23.391/2

I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the Minutes of the Court of Vice-Admiralty for the Province of Prince Edward Island in the case of The Queen vs. The Boat and Seine ex Ship or Vessel Col. J. II. French.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the Seal of the said Court at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, this thirteenth day of November, A. D. 1912.

[Seal of the Exchequer Court of Canada, the Prince Edward Island Admiralty District.]

W. A. O. MORSON,

In the Vice-Admiralty Court of Prince Edward Island.

OUR SOVEREIGN LADY THE QUEEN, Plaintiff,
against

THE BOAT AND SEINE ex OR BELONGING TO THE SHIP OR VESSEL Argonaut.

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Registrar.

Nov. 18.

1888. March 5.

Mr. Hodgson Q. C. for Our Sovereign Lady the Queen takes out a writ of Summons against the boat and seine er or belonging to the Ship or Vessel Argonaut in an action for forfeiture.

Also files copy of said writ, and Minute.

Mr. Hodgson files original Writ of Summons with return thereto.

The Owners of Argonaut (per Mr. George) file a certified copy of affidavit of Benjamin F. Sprague, Master of Argonaut, and others.

Certificate of no appearance having been filed issued to Mr. Hodgson.

Judge's order setting down trial for 6th inst.

The Queen

v.

The Seine Boat and
Seine ex Argonaut

TUESDAY, 6th March, A. D. 1888.

Before The Honourable
Edward Palmer, Judge.

Mr. Hodgson states plaintiffs case and tenders in evidence, Commission to Capt. William McLaren under the Great Seal of Canada bearing date 14th day of June, 1886, appointing him a fishery officer under the Fisheries Act, &c.

Capt. William McLaren sworn, exd by Mr. Hodgson. Capt. Philip Wright R. N. sworn exd by Mr. Hodgson. 1 Ex.-Chart of eastern portion of Straits of Northumberland.

19.

23.

Mr. Hodgson moves that the Boat and Seine Er. Argonaut seized by William McLaren a Fishery Officer on board the cruiser Critic on the 24th day of July, 1887, off West River, Prince Edward Island, be condemned as forfeited to Her Majesty for violation of the treaty or convention made between His late Majesty George the Third, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland of the one part and the United States of America of the other part, signed at London on the twentieth day of October, 1818, and for a breach and violation of the Imperial Statute 59 Geo. 3 Cap. 38 and for a breach and violation of Chapter 94 of the Revised Statutes of Canada.

Also that a Commission of appraisement do issue and that upon its return a Commission of Sale may issue, and that he may have leave to apply again.

COURT: Be it so.

March 16. Mr. Hodgson Q. C. takes out commission of appraisement.

Mr. Hodgson files Decree of Condemnation.

The Marshal files commission of appraisement and return thereto.

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The Marshal files a/c Sales of Seine & Boat and Commission of Sale with return thereto, also account of expenses and vouchers therefor.

1.

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Marshal's fees and disbursements having been taxed pursuant to Notice in the presence of Counsel for Her Majesty were this day completed and allowed as follows:

Marshal's fees £12.5.6=

66

disbursements

Memo. of Sales (as returned by Marshal):

1 Seine with gear thereto belonging
sold for ..

14. To paid Marshal's Fees as

taxed

1 Seine boat with gear thereto be-
longing sold for....

By amount received from
Marshal and placed to
Cr. of the Registrar in
Merchants Bank of P.
E. Island

.$62.17 23.391/2

To paid Marshal's Dis-
bursements as taxed.

To Amt. paid in bank N.
S. to credit of the Re-
ceiver General of Can-
ada under Judge's Or-
der of 12th instant being
balce in the hands of
Registrar

$238.00

$150.00

88.00

$238.00

$62.17

23.391%2

152.431%

$238.00 $238.00

I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the Minutes of the Court of Vice-Admiralty for the Province of Prince Edward Island in the case of the Queen v. The Boat and Seine ex Ship or Vessel Argonaut.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of the said Court at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, this thirteenth day of November, A. D. 1912.

[Seal of the Exchequer Court of Canada, the Prince
Edward Island Admiralty District.]

W. A. O. MORSON,
Registrar.

EXHIBIT 21.

The American Consul at Charlottetown to the Secretary of

State.

The Honorable

AMERICAN CONSULATE,

CHARLOTTETOWN, P. E. I., CANADA,

January 3, 1913.

Subject: Proceedings Condemning Property ex American Fishing Schooners Argonaut and Jonas H. French.

THE SECRETARY OF STATE,
Washington.

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the Department's instruction No. 12, of December 12, 1912, received December 19, 1912, calling for a complete transcript of proceedings, with evidence in full as well as judgments of the court, in the cases of the American fishing schooners Argonaut and Jonas H. French before the Admiralty Court of Prince

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