Reports of cases argued and determined in the High Court of Admiralty ..., Volume 3

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Page 443 - An Act for amending an Act passed in the fourth year of the reign of His late Majesty, intituled "An Act for the better administration of justice in His Majesty's Privy Council, and to extend its jurisdiction and powers.
Page 12 - And those acts of parliament, which have from time to time been made to enforce this universal law, or to facilitate the execution of its decisions, are not to be considered as introductive of any new rule, but merely as declaratory of the old fundamental constitutions of the kingdom : without which it must cease to be a part of the civilized world.
Page xxxvii - in its simple character, is the service which those who recover property from loss or danger at sea render to the owners, with the responsibility of making restitution, and with a lien for their reward.
Page 439 - Court shall have full jurisdiction to take cognizance of all claims and causes of action of any person in respect of any mortgage of such ship or vessel, and to decide any suit instituted by any such person in respect of any such claims or causes of action respectively.
Page 490 - And as Steam Vessels may be considered in the light of Vessels navigating with a fair Wind, and should give way to Sailing Vessels on a Wind on either Tack, it becomes only necessary to provide a Rule for their observance, when meeting other Steamers, or Sailing Vessels, going large...
Page 460 - When steamers must inevitably or necessarily cross so near that by continuing their respective courses, there would be a risk of collision, each vessel must put her helm to port, so as always to pass on the larboard side of each other; 6.
Page 185 - For which reason the affairs of commerce are regulated by a law of their own, called the law merchant or lex mercatoria, which all nations agree in, and take notice of. And in particular it is held to be part of the law of England, which decides the causes of merchants by the general rules which obtain in all commercial countries ; and that often even in matters relating to domestic trade, as, for instance...
Page 405 - ... then this obligation to be void and of no effect, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Page 12 - In arbitrary states this law, wherever it contradicts or is not provided for by the municipal law of the country, is enforced by the royal power: but since in England no royal power can introduce a new law, or suspend the execution of the old, therefore the law of nations...
Page 10 - Rome, and still possesses in those nations which have adopted the civil law as the basis of their jurisprudence, a privilege or right of payment in preference to other creditors upon the value of the ship itself, without any instrument of hypothecation, or any express contract or agreement subjecting the ship to such a claim. This privilege exists in France, not only while the ship remains in the possession of the owner, but even after a sale to a third person, for some period of time...

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