The Naval Chronicle, Volume 4 (Google eBook)
James Stanier Clarke, John Jones, Stephen Jones
J. Gold, 1801 - Naval art and science
Contains a general and biographical history of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, with a variety of original papers on nautical subjects, under the guidance of several literary and professional men.
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Page 201 - right, is the confiscation of the property so withheld from visitation and search. It is a principle, not only of the civil law, (on which great part of the law of nations is founded) but the private jurisprudence of most countries in Europe—that a contumacious refusal to submit to fair inquiry infers all the penalties of
Page 200 - be the destinations, is an incontestible right of the lawfully commissioned cruisers of a belligerent nation. I say, be the Ships, the cargoes, and the destinations what they may: because, till they are visited and searched, it does not appear what the Ships, or the cargoes, or the destinations
Page 200 - must admit the exercise of this right, at least for the purpose of ascertaining whether the Ships are free Ships or not. The right is equally clear in practice ; for practice is uniform and universal upon the subject. The many European treaties which refer to this right, refer to it as pre-existing, and merely regulate the exercise of
Page 79 - New lighted on a Heaven-kissing hill ; A combination and a form indeed, Where every God did seem to set his seal, To give
Page 513 - plausible tongue, whereby he could set out his parts to the best advantage; and to these he had the adjuncts of some general learning, which by diligence he enforced to a great augmentation and perfection, for he was an indefatigable reader, whether by sea or land, and none of the least observers both of men and the times.
Page 108 - E. SIR, I have the pleasure to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that at nine o'clock this morning, I got sight of the Dutch fleet ; at
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Page 202 - I venture to lay it down, that by the law of nations, as now understood, a deliberate and continued resistance to search, on the part of a neutral vessel to a lawful cruizer, is followed by the legal consequence of confiscation.