Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the Cape of Good Hope; During the Year 1868[-1879]

Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the Cape of Good Hope; During the Year 1868[-1879] : With Table of Cases and Alphabetical Index Volume 4

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...1. Gifiordj Table Bay Dock and llilreakwater anagement-Commission.-but the lower masts standing. has had charge of the slip. Robertson is a master shipwright, and carries on a business of his own in Cape Town. Daniel Louis Gifi'ord.--I am plaintiff. I was the master of the barque China, of 367 tons, belonging to the port of New Bedford, U.S., bound on a whaling voyage to the South Seas. We put into Table Bay on the 28th June for the purpose of sending home oil and for repairs. I discharged my cargo of oil to send home. It took some weeks doing. I engaged Robertson to do the repairs, and he was on board and about the ship from day to day. I spoke to him on two or three different occasions about going on the slip. About the 20th Jul I determined to have my vessel hauled up. Afterwards went with Mr. Peabody (my agent) to the Harbour Board's oflice (defendants). We saw Mr. Thwaits, the chief clerk. My agent told him I had come to see when the China could be taken on the slip. Thwaits said the Namaqua was then on t-he slip, but we could go on when she came off. We went again to Thwaits about a week.or ten days alter. Thwaits then said the slip would be ready about the first of the next week. This was on a Wednesday or Thursday. Nothing whatever was said about conditions on which vessels were taken on the slip. I heard about the price charged. On the Friday or Saturday after, Robertson told me the Namagua was off the slip, and there would be a chance for the China to go on. I said I would be ready on Monday. When Monday came Robertson came on board and said the ship was too much down by the stern. I had some cargo in the lower hold moved midships to remedy this. Robertson came on board on Tuesday, but the weather was not favourable. He...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826558
  • 9781236826558