Notes on the Principles and Practice of Prize Courts

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W. Benning, 1854 - Admiralty - 286 pages
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Page 198 - 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 3 - When two powers are at war, they have a right to make prizes of the ships, goods, and effects of each other, upon the high seas. Whatever is the property of the enemy may be acquired by capture at sea ; but the property of a friend cannot be taken, provided he observes his neutrality.
Page 198 - In witness whereof the master or purser of the said ship hath affirmed to three bills of lading, all of this tenor and date, the one of which three bills being accomplished, the other two to stand void, and so God send the good ship to her desired port in safety. Amen.
Page 128 - ... shall be, and the same are hereby prohibited either to be exported from the United Kingdom, or carried coastwise.
Page 148 - It is impossible for her Majesty to forego the exercise of her right of seizing articles contraband of war, and of preventing neutrals from bearing the enemy's...
Page 128 - Majesty shall judge capable of being converted into or made useful in increasing the quantity of military or naval stores, provisions, or any sort of victual which may be used as food by man, and if any goods so prohibited shall be exported from the United Kingdom or carried coastwise, or be water-borne to be so exported or carried, they shall be forfeited.
Page 4 - ... the law of nations allows, according to the different degrees of misbehaviour, or suspicion, arising from the fault of the ship taken, and other circumstances of the case, costs to be paid, or not to be received, by the claimant, in case of acquittal and restitution. On the other hand, if a seizure is made, without probable cause, the captor is adjudged to pay costs and damages...
Page 61 - So if the agency carry on a trade from the hostile country which is not clearly neutral, and if a person be a partner in a house of trade in an enemy's country, he is, as to the concerns and trade of that house...
Page 197 - That the said ship being tight, staunch and strong, and every way fitted for the voyage, shall with all convenient speed sail and proceed to , or so near thereunto as she may safely get, and there load...
Page 99 - The reason of this rule in relation to privateers, is, that the being in sight is not sufficient, with respect to them, to raise the presumption of co-operation in the capture. They clothe themselves with commissions of war, from views of private advantage only.

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