Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volum 13

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Freeman Hunt
Freeman Hunt, 1845
 

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Side 528 - April, 1790,(i) provides that "If any person or persons shall commit upon the high seas, or in any river, haven, basin or bay, out of the jurisdiction of any particular state, murder or robbery, or any other offence which if committed within the body of a county, would by the laws of the United States be punishable with death...
Side 23 - The first impression made on the mind by this amendment is, that it was intended for those cases, and for those only, in which some demand against a state is made by an individual in the courts of the Union. If we consider the causes to which it is to be traced, we are conducted to the same conclusion. A general interest might well be felt in leaving to a state the full power of consulting its convenience in the adjustment of its debts or of other claims upon it; but no interest could be felt in...
Side 190 - ... bright lights as well as gloomy shadows. If we here dwell chiefly on the latter, let us not be blamed : it is in general more profitable to reckon up our defects than to boast of our attainments.
Side 527 - The register is not a document required by the law of nations, as expressive of a ship's national character.
Side 79 - States, for carrying the mail upon said route for any length of time not exceeding four years and without advertising for proposals therefor whenever the public interest and convenience will thereby be promoted; but the price paid for such service shall in no case be greater than the average price paid under the last preceding or then existing regular contract upon the same route.
Side 88 - June 1 July 1 August 1 September 1 October 1 November 1 December 1...
Side 25 - A state, like a merchant, makes a contract ; a dishonest state, like a dishonest merchant, wilfully refuses to discharge it. The latter is amenable to a court of justice upon general principles of right. Shall the former, when summoned to answer the fair demands of its creditor, be permitted, Proteus-like, to assume a new appearance, and to insult him and justice, by declaring, li I am a sovereign state !
Side 528 - ... would by the laws of the United States be punishable with death ; or if any captain or mariner of any ship or other vessel, shall piratically and feloniously run away with such ship or vessel, or any goods or merchandise to the value of fifty dollars...
Side 528 - That if any person or persons whatsoever, shall, on the high seas, commit the crime of piracy, as defined by the law of nations...
Side 80 - ... for conveying the letter mail over such route, by horse express or otherwise, at the greatest speed that can reasonably be obtained ; and aleo to contract for carrying over such route the residue of the mail, in wagons or otherwise, at a slower rate of speed...

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