Report of Special Committee on Railroads

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Side 107 - Which It Is mutually agreed Is to be forwarded to our agency nearest or most convenient to destination only, and there delivered to other parties to complete the transportation. "'It Is part of the consideration of this contract, and It Is agreed, that the said express company are forwarders only, and are not to be held liable or responsible for any loss or damage to said property while being conveyed by the carriers to whom the same may be by said express company...
Side 107 - Company, or their servants; nor, in any event, shall the holder hereof demand beyond the sum of FIFTY DOLLARS, at which the article forwarded is hereby valued, unless otherwise herein expressed, or unless specially insured by them, and so specified in this receipt, which insurance shall constitute the limit of the liability of the Adams Express Company.
Side 107 - ... ocean or river navigation, steam, fire in stores, depots, or in transit, leakage, breakage, or from any cause whatever, unless in every case the same be proved to have occurred from the fraud or gross negligence of said express company, or their servants...
Side 108 - Company are hereby authorized to do) such company or person so selected shall be regarded exclusively as agent of the shipper or owner, and as such alone liable, and the Adams Express Company shall not be in any event responsible for the negligence or nonperformance of any such company or person...
Side 108 - Upon the special acceptance and agreement that this company is to forward the same to its agent nearest or most convenient to destination only, and there to deliver the same to other parties to complete the transportation — such delivery to terminate all liability of this company for such package...
Side 107 - ... office, within thirty days after this date, in a statement to which this receipt shall be annexed. All articles of glass, or contained in glass, or any of a fragile nature, will be taken, at shippers...
Side 108 - ... or detention of such package or its contents, or of any portion thereof, occasioned by the acts of God, or by any person or persons acting or claiming to act in any military or other capacity in hostility to the government of the United States, or occasioned by civil or military authority, or by the acts of any armed or other mob or riotous assemblage, piracy, or the dangers incident to a time of war, nor when occasioned by the dangers of railroad transportation, or ocean or river navigation,...
Side 107 - And if the same is entrusted or delivered to any other express company or agent (which said Adams Express Company are hereby authorized to do), such company or persons so selected shall be regarded exclusively as the agent of the shipper or owner, and as such alone liable; and the Adams Express Company shall not be, in any event, responsible for the negligence or non-performance of any such company or person...
Side 107 - ... nor in any event shall the holder hereof demand beyond the sum of fifty dollars, at which the article forwarded is hereby valued, unless otherwise herein expressed, or unless specially insured by them, and so specified in this receipt, which insurance shall constitute the limit of the liability of the Adams Express company.
Side 107 - Shipper's risk only, and the Shipper agrees that the Company shall not be held responsible for any injury, by breakage or otherwise, nor for damage to goods not properly packed and secured for transportation. It is further agreed that said Company shall not, in any event, be liable for any loss, damage or detention, caused by the acts of God, Civil or Military authority, or by...

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