Reports of Cases in Prize: Argued and Determined in the Circuit and District Courts of the United States for the Southern District of New York, 1861-65

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1866 - Admiralty - 729 pages
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Page 400 - Thirdly. That, when that visit is made, the vessel is not then to be seized without a search carefully made so far as to render it reasonable to believe that she is engaged in carrying contraband of war for or to the insurgents and to their ports directly, or indirectly by transshipment, or otherwise violating the blockade...
Page 175 - ... on her register the fact and date of such warning ; and if the same vessel shall again attempt to enter or leave the blockaded port, she will be captured and sent to the nearest convenient port, for such proceedings against her and her cargo as prize as may be deemed advisable.
Page 16 - ... if individuals were allowed to plead their ignorance of it; it is the duty of foreign governments to communicate the information to their subjects, whose interests they are bound to protect. I shall hold therefore that a neutral master can never be heard to aver against a notification of blockade, that he is ignorant of it.
Page 522 - That the right of visiting and searching merchant-ships upon the high seas, whatever be the ships, whatever be the cargoes, whatever be the destinations, is an incontestable right of the lawfully commissioned cruisers of a belligerent nation.
Page 676 - ... 20. What papers, bills of lading, letters, or other writings, relating to the vessel or cargo, were on board the vessel at the time she took her departure from her last clearing port, before she was taken as prize ? Were any of them burnt, torn, thrown overboard, destroyed, or cancelled, or attempted to be concealed, and when, and by whom, and who was then present?
Page 384 - Sea or the West Indies, and back to a final port of discharge in the United Kingdom, the term not to exceed six months.
Page 76 - ... parties residing in the dominions of the other, shall have the privilege of remaining and continuing their trade therein, without any manner of interruption, so long as they behave peaceably, and commit no offence against the...
Page 337 - Carolina, a person learned in the law to act as attorney of the United States in such district." . . . Section 771 is — "It shall be the duty of every District attorney to prosecute in his district all delinquents for crimes and offences cognizable under the authority of the United States...
Page 440 - And therefore, if the same owner possess articles of which some are and some are not contraband, all will be alike condemned. To escape from the contagion of contraband, the innocent articles must be the property of a different...
Page 664 - You shall true answer make to all such questions as shall be asked of you on these interrogatories, and therein you shall speak the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God.

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