Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Admiralty: Commencing with the Judgments of the Right Hon. Sir William Scott, Michaelmas Term 1798-1808, Volume 2

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Page 166 - Majefty that it may be enacled ; and be it enacted by the King's moft Excellent Majefty, by and with the Advice and Confent of the Lords Spiritual...
Page 198 - But without reference to accidents of the one kind or other, the general rule is, that the neutral has a right to carry on, in time of war, his accustomed trade to the utmost extent of which that accustomed trade is capable.
Page 381 - That they shall stop and detain all ships laden with goods the produce of any colony belonging to France, or carrying provisions or other supplies for the use of any such colony, and shall bring the same with their cargoes to legal adjudication in our courts of admirality.
Page 404 - arts of the said One Fourth, and the other shall have the remaining third Part ; but if the Number of Flag Officers be more than Two, he Chief shall have only One Half, and the other Half shall be equally livided amongst the Junior Flag Officers ; but if there be no Fla...
Page 199 - It is an indubitable right of the belligerent to possess himself of such places, as of any other possession of his enemy. This is his common right; but he has the certain means of carrying such a right into effect if he has a decided superiority at sea. Such colonies are dependent for their existence, as colonies, on foreign supplies; if they cannot be supplied and defended, they must fall to the belligerent of course; and if the belligerent chooses to...
Page 396 - We do, therefore, now make known to all Our loving Subjects, and to all others whom it may concern, by this Our Proclamation, by and with the Advice and Consent of Our Privy Council, that Our Royal Will and Pleasure is, and We do hereby direct, That...
Page 199 - If Guadaloupe could be sunk in the sea by the effect of hostility at the beginning of a war, it would be a mighty loss to France, as Jamaica would be to England, if it could be made the subject of a similar act of violence; but such events would find their way into the chronicles of other countries as events of disinterested curiosity, and nothing more.
Page 198 - Very different is the case of a trade which the neutral has never possessed, which he holds by no title of use and habit in times of peace, and which, in fact, can obtain in war by no other title, than by the success of...
Page 219 - That all ships and goods belonging to enemies, coming into any port, creek or road of this his Majesty's kingdom of England or of Ireland, by stress of weather or other accident, or by mistake of port, or by ignorance, not knowing of the war, do belong to the Lord High Admiral...