The law relating to merchant seamen, arranged chiefly for the use of masters and officers in the merchant service

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Side 93 - ... every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the seas for the term of seven years...
Side 72 - For the purpose aforesaid such consular officer may order the master of any ship belonging to any subject of Her Majesty bound to the...
Side 84 - Such an authority is absolutely necessary to the safety of the ship, and of the lives of the persons on board. But it behoves the master to be very careful in the exercise of it, and not to make his parental power a pretext for cruelty and oppression.
Side 134 - And the said crew agree to conduct themselves in an orderly, faithful, honest, and sober manner, and to be at all times diligent in their respective duties, and to be obedient to the lawful commands of the said master, or of any person who shall lawfully succeed him, and of their superior officers in everything relating to the vessel, and the stores and cargo thereof, whether on board, in boats, or on shore...
Side 143 - Justice appear reasonable and just; and in case such order shall not be obeyed within two days next after the making thereof, it shall be lawful for such Justice to issue his warrant to levy the amount of the wages awarded to be due, by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the party on whom such order for payment shall be made, rendering to such party the overplus, (if any shall remain of the produce of the sale,) after deducting thereout all the...
Side 44 - ... to the House of Correction, there to be kept to hard labour for any time not exceeding three calendar months...
Side 104 - Provided always, that nothing in this Clause contained shall extend to the Cases of Ships employed in the Southern Whale Fishery, or on Voyages for which Seamen by the Terms of their Agreement are compensated by Shares in the Profits of the Adventure.
Side 73 - Commissioners an allowance in respect of the subsistence and passage of each such man and boy (exceeding the number so wanting of his complement), according to such rate per day as in that behalf hath been or shall be authorized by the said Lord High Admiral, or the commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral...
Side 39 - I say, the agreement is void for want of consideration. There was no consideration for the ulterior pay promised to the mariners who remained with the ship. Before they sailed from London they had undertaken to do all they could under all the emergencies of the voyage. They had sold all their services till the voyage should be completed.
Side 20 - States shall be deemed to be the "master" thereof; and every person (apprentices excepted) who shall be employed or engaged to serve in any capacity on board the same shall be deemed and taken to be a "seaman...

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