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OF

CASES

ARGUED AND DETERMINED

IN THE

HIGH COURT OF ADMIRALTY,

COMMENCING WITH

THE JUDGMENTS

OF THE

RIGHT HON. SIR WILLIAM SCOTT, ,

TRINITY TERM, 1811.

BY JOHN DODSON, LL.D.,

ADVOCATE.

* Eo magis necessaria est hæc opera quod et nostro sæculo non desunt, et olim non defuerunt,
qui hanc juris partem ita contemnerent, quasi nihil ejus præter inane nomen existeret.” Grotius.

EDITED BY GEORGE MINOT,

COUNSELLOR AT LAW.

VOLUME I.

BOSTON:

LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853,

By LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

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TO

THE RIGHT HONORABLE

JOHN LORD SHEFFIELD,

BARON SHEFFIELD OF SHEFFIELD,

IN THE COUNTY OF YORK,

AND OF DUNA MORE AND ROSCOMMON IN THE KINGDOM OF IRELAND,

ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S MOST HONORABLE PRIVY COUNCIL,

ETC., ETC.,

THESE REPORTS

ARE,

WITH HIS LORDSHIP'S PERMISSION, MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,

BY HIS

LORDSHIP'S OBEDIENT AND VERY HUMBLE SERVANT,

JOHN DODSON.

ADVERTISEMENT.

The following pages contain an attempt to continue the Reports of Cases argued and determined in the High Court of Admiralty, upon the same plan on which the proceedings of that court have been hitherto recorded. The editor is well aware that the excellence of the Reports, for which the public is indebted to his learned predecessors, Sir Christopher Robinson and Dr. Edwards, has rendered his task more difficult; but though he cannot venture to hope that his efforts have been equally successful with theirs, yet he trusts that the inconvenience which must have arisen from an entire discontinuance of the publication has been prevented, and that the utility of his undertaking will in some degree compensate for the defects in its execution. The public may rest assured that great care has been taken to state correctly all the facts upon which the decisions of the court have been founded, and to preserve, without diminution or addition, all the legal principles which have received confirmation from the very high authority that at present presides in the Court of Admiralty. He has to thank the most experienced members of the profession, for the assistance they have kindly rendered him ; and, as a very considerable part of this work has already been submitted to their inspection, he feels confident that, in what has thus been revised, no material error can have escaped their penetration and learning

DOCTORS COMMONS, October 10th, 1815.

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