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act of parliament actual captor Admiral Berkeley admitted affidavit aforesaid afterwards agent allegation American appears applied authority Barbadoes behalf belonging blockade bottomry bottomry bond brig British ship British subjects Captain capture certainly Charles Burrard chase circumstances claim claimants colony commander condemnation consequence considered convoy Court of Admiralty crew crown decree deponent direct enemy entitled Eurotas evidence fact fleet foreign freight French frigate given granted ground head-money Heligoland hypothecation interest island Jamaica joint captor Judgment jurisdiction law of nations laws of France license Lord Cochrane Lord Gambier Majesty Majesty's ship mariners master merchant Messrs navigation officers order in council owners parties payment persons Pompee port Portuguese possession present proceed proceedings protection purpose question respect restitution sailed salvage salvors schooner Scott seamen seizure share ship and cargo statute taken tion transaction treaty vessel voyage wages witnesses
Page 576 - Secondly, a misfortune of this kind may arise where both parties are to blame ; where there has been a want of due diligence or of skill on both sides : In such a case, the rule of law is, that the loss must be apportioned between them, as having been occasioned by the fault of both of them.
Page 7 - In the absence of such descendants, other persons are eligible to the scholarships. The will requires that this announcement shall be made in every book added to the Library under Its provisions.
Page 425 - The blockade imposed by it is applicable to a very great extent of coast, and was never intended to be maintained according to the usual and regular mode of enforcing blockades...
Page 99 - ... will respect the property of persons engaged in it under the sanction of the laws of their
Page 81 - Trade has since been totally abolished in this country, and our legislature has pronounced it to be contrary to the principles of justice and humanity. Whatever we might think as individuals before, we could not, sitting as judges in a British court of justice, regard the trade in that light, while our own laws permitted it. But we can now assert, that this trade cannot, abstractedly speaking, have a legitimate existence. When I say abstractedly speaking...
Page 664 - Slave-trade, — and, after stating these facts, to observe, that neither this British Act of Parliament nor any Commission founded on it can affect any right or interest of Foreigners, unless they are founded upon principles, and impose regulations, that are consistent with the Law of Nations. That is the only Law which Great Britain can apply to them; and the generality of any terms employed in an Act of Parliament must be narrowed in construction by a religious adherence thereto.
Page 497 - And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, and the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, and the Judges of the Courts of Vice- Admiralty, are to take the necessary measures herein, as to them may respectively appertain.
Page 247 - It is not the less a war on that account, for war may exist without a declaration on either side. It is so laid down by the best writers on the law of nations. A declaration of war by one country only, is not a mere challenge to be accepted or refused at pleasure by the other.
Page 157 - Navigation, it was enacted, that from and after the first day of December, one thousand six hundred and sixty, and from thenceforward, no goods or commodities shall be imported into or exported out of any lands, islands, plantations, or territories, to his Majesty belonging or in his possession, or which may hereafter belong unto or be in the possession of his Majesty, his heirs and successors, in Asia, Africa...