International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied by the United States Volume 2, No. 2

International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied by the United States Volume 2, No. 2

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: the United States, necessarily involved the opening of covers so as to verify the contents, a procedure which could not be carried out on board ship without great confusion, serious delay and danger of loss or miscarriage to letters in transit.1 For that reason, it was declared, the Allies had had mail bags landed and sent to centers provided with the necessary force and equipment for prompt handling. A distinction was drawn between the seizure and confiscation of genuine mails on the high seas (conduct to which the Allied Governments had declared themselves unwilling to resort), and such treatment of mails on neutral vessels voluntarily entering an allied port. It was stated that in no case where a neutral ship had been summoned on the high seas and compelled to make such a port, had the mails been subjected to treatment other than if the ship had been visited on the high seas. 1 Memorandum representing the joint_views of the British and French Governments, enclosure in note of Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British Ambassador, to Mr. Lansing, Secy. of State, Oct. 12, 1916, American White Book, European War, IV, 53. With respect to the mails on vessels voluntarily entering allied ports, it was contended that entrance was voluntary when a master acted upon the instructions of the owner of the ship, 'and not upon those of the Allied Governments, and that a master so acting did not undergo any restraint.1 Ships putting in of their own accord were, therefore, it was said, making voluntary calls. The subjection to the local laws of merchant ships entering voluntarily a foreign port was declared to be a general rule of law accepted particularly in the United States,2 a law giving to local authorities the right to make sure that the more

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  • Paperback | 482 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236958136
  • 9781236958136