Congressional Edition Volume N . 5150

Congressional Edition Volume N . 5150

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...considering the same with the briefs of counsel on each side, determine the facts to be as follows: The ship Apollo, John Walker, master, sailed on a commercial voyage from Norfolk, Va., on or about the 18th day of August, 1798, bound for Falmouth. While pursuing her said voyage she was captured on the high seas by the French privateer L'Aventure. of Bordeaux. Capt Jacques Conte, owner, and carried into the port of Rivadeo. Spain, where she and her earjro were condemned by the French vice-consul holding a prize court at Corunna. Spain, on the 13th day of October, 1798. The decree of condemnation was affirmed January 18, 1800, by the civil tribunal at Nantes, but prior thereto, and at or about the date of the original condemnation at Corunna, the ship and cargo had been delivered by the court to the owner of the privateer, and he had sold the ship and shipped the cargo to Bayonne and there sold it. An appeal was taken from the civil tribunal at Nantes to the council of prizes, where the case was pending at the time of the convention between the Republic of France and the United States concluded September 30. 1800. (Public Treaties of the United States 1873, p. 225.) On the 3d day of November following, and before the exchange of ratifications of the treaty, the said decree of condemnation was reversed and restitution of the vessel and cargo was ordered; but in the meantime, us hereinbefore stated, the vessel and cargo had been sold and the vessel had been partially destroyed by fire in tarring, and had become valueless. After the exchange of the ratifications of the treaty, but before April 30. 180: J, a decree was rendered against the owner of the privateer for 119,280 francs for the cargo sold, of which only 12.294 francs and 80 centimes was paid..show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589564
  • 9781236589569