Lord Stowell: His Life and the Development of English Prize Law

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Houghton Mifflin, 1916 - 116 sider

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Side 7 - Lectures were once useful ; but now, when all can read, and books are so numerous, lectures are unnecessary. If your attention fails, and you miss a part of the lecture, it is lost ; you cannot go back as you do upon a book.
Side 12 - The College of Doctors of Law exercent in the Ecclesiastical and Admiralty Courts.
Side 67 - In the absence of such provisions the court shall apply the rules of international law. If no generally recognized rule exists, the court shall give judgment in accordance with the general principles of justice and equity.
Side 92 - I think, not tenable to the extent in which it has been thrown out ; for though in the ordinary state of things he is a stranger to the cargo, beyond the purposes of safe custody and conveyance, yet in cases of instant and unforeseen and unprovided necessity, the character of agent and supercargo is forced upon him, not by the immediate act and appointment of the owner, but by the general policy of the law...
Side 61 - ... for it being impossible to ascertain the final use of an article andpitis iisus, it is not an injurious rule which deduces both ways the final use from the immediate destination ; and the presumption of a hostile use, founded on its destination to a military port, is very much inflamed if at the time when the articles were going a considerable armament was notoriously preparing, to which a supply of those articles would be eminently useful.
Side 101 - When goods are clearly intended to become incorporated in the mass of merchandise for sale in a neutral country, it is an unwarranted and inquisitorial proceeding to detain shipments for examination as to whether those goods are ultimately destined for the enemy's country or use. Whatever may be the conjectural conclusions to be drawn from trade statistics, which, when stated by value, are of uncertain evidence...
Side 50 - A blockade is a sort of circumvallation round a place, by which all foreign connexion and correspondence is, as far as human force can effect it, to be entirely cut off. It is intended to suspend the entire commerce of that place; and a neutral is no more at liberty to assist the traffic of exportation than of importation.
Side 53 - It is an inherent and settled principle, that the mere touching at any port, without importing the cargo into the common stock of the country, will not alter the nature of the voyage, which continues the same in all respects, and must be considered as a voyage to the country to which the vessel is actually going for the purpose of delivering her cargo at the ultimate port.
Side 83 - is well known that a declaration of hostilities naturally carries with " it an interdiction of all commercial intercourse ; it leaves the " belligerent countries in a state that is inconsistent with the relations "of commerce.
Side 59 - ... observing that rules are not to be so hardly laid down as to press upon neutrals, "that corn, wine, and oil, will be deemed contraband.

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