Cases Illustrative of Oriental Life; And the Application of English Law to India, Decided in H. M. Supreme Court at Bombay

Cases Illustrative of Oriental Life; And the Application of English Law to India, Decided in H. M. Supreme Court at Bombay

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...the district having proceeded to the spot, and by t e activity of himself and his subordinates, havin revailefoii the THE HYDROOS. Comm PERRY, (1. J., and YARDLEY, J. Admiralty side. THIS was a claim for salvage, which was brought before the Court by act on petition. The vessel, which had a lak of rupees on board, and about 400 pilgrims, was returning from Judda, on the coast of Africa, to Bombay, when she was driven by distress of weather to a place called Konkeshwar, a wild spot on the Malabar coast, fifty or sixty miles to the northward of Goa. She cast anchor in seven fathoms water about half a mile from the shore, and the weather, which had been previously blowing strong at the commencement of the south west monsoon, moderated to a fair wind from the north west. On casting anchor, the pilgrims on board, who were in great distress for want of water and fuel, made the best of their way to the shore, by the aid of the ship's boats, and of some other boats which they procured from the shore at exorbitant prices. But many of them were drowned in their passage through the surf, from the overcrowding of the boats. A portion of the crew had also left the vessel, and some of the ship's spars had been made use of to construct a raft. Information having been given to the European collector, Mr. Loughnan, who resided at Malwzin, twenty-five miles to the southward, he gave orders to one of his deputies to proceed to the spot to render assistance; but on a subsequent day having heard that the ship was in imminent danger, and that many lives had been lost, he proceeded himself to the coast fishermen to supply the vessel with the requisites needed, she got away safely from the spot, and made a port some sixty miles to the southward. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977270
  • 9781236977274