The American Reports, Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided in the Courts of Last Resort of the Several States Volume 7

The American Reports, Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided in the Courts of Last Resort of the Several States Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... circumstances stated, the goods were lost, it was in consequence Of the plaintifi"s own negligence, or that of his servant. The case was decided upon its peculiar circumstances. and upon the ground of the neglect of the plaintiff, and it is not an authority for any gelleral principle. ' Richardson v. Goddard, supra, is authority for the rule, that when Redmond v. The Liverpool, New York & Philadelphia Steamboat Co. the master of a vessel delivered the goods at the place chosen by the consignees, at which they agreed to receive them, and did receive a large portion of them, after full and fair notice, and the master deposited them for the consignees in proper order and condition at midday, on a week-day, in good condition, it was a good delivery, according to the general usages of the commercial and maritime law. The rule is carefully guarded, and comes far short of the request made by the defendant. The facts, as stated, were held to constitute a good delivery to the consignees. The goods were not delivered at the wharf of the carriers, or at a wharf at which they intended to discharge the cargo, but at another wharf selected by the consignees, and for their convenience. The cotton had been placed on the wharf at the disposal of the consignees, and with their knowledge, and they had removed a part of it, and postponed the removal of the residue, for reasons which the court held insuflicient, for more than twenty-four hours after the unloading was completed, when the cotton was destroyed by an accidental fire. The consignees had hindered the discharge of the cargo, by their prior neglects to remove that which had been placed on the wharf, and received repeated notices from the master to remove the cotton. This case does not...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236781066
  • 9781236781062