United States Supreme Court Reports, Volumes 18-21

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First series, books 1-43, includes "Notes on U.S. reports" by Walter Malins Rose.
 

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Page 188 - Contracting parties, although the whole lading or any part thereof should appertain to the enemies of either, Contraband goods being always excepted. It is also agreed in like manner that the same liberty be extended to persons who are on board a free ship, with this effect that although they be enemies to both or either party, they are not to be taken out of that free Ship, unless they are officers or soldiers and in the actual service of the enemies...
Page 178 - States shall be divided or appropriated.. ..of granting letters of marque and reprisal in times of peace... .appointing courts for the trial of piracies and felonies committed on the high seas and establishing courts for receiving and determining finally appeals in all cases of captures, provided that no member of congress shall be appointed a judge of any of the said courts.
Page 11 - That, though penal laws are to be construed strictly, they are not to be construed so strictly as to defeat the obvious intention of the legislature.
Page 174 - The question actually before the Court is investigated with care, and considered in its full extent. Other principles which may serve to illustrate it, are considered in their relation to the case decided, but their possible bearing on all other cases is seldom completely investigated.
Page 174 - It is a maxim not to be disregarded, that general expressions, in every opinion, are to be taken in connection with the case in which those expressions are used. If they go beyond the case, they may be respected, but ought not to control the judgment in a subsequent suit when the very point is presented for decision.
Page 177 - In all commercial regulations, we are one and the same people. In many other respects, the American people are one; and the Government which is alone capable of controlling and managing their interests in all these respects, is the Government of the Union.
Page 261 - Rules of Practice for the Courts of Equity of the United States are given in an appendix.
Page 187 - It shall be lawful for the citizens of the United States of America and of the Republic of New Granada to sail with their ships, with all manner of liberty and security, no distinction being made who are the proprietors of the merchandise laden thereon...
Page 13 - ... if any seaman shall lay violent hands upon his commander, thereby to hinder and prevent his fighting in defence of his ship or goods committed to his trust, or shall make a revolt in the ship ; every such offender shall be deemed, taken and adjudged to be a pirate and, felon, and being thereof convicted, shall suffer death ; and the t > ial of crimes committo!
Page 75 - Bond. Know all men by these presents, that we, , are held and firmly bound to AB, Esquire.

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