The Revised Reports; Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English Courts of Common Law and Equity

The Revised Reports; Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English Courts of Common Law and Equity : From the Year 1785, as Are Still of Practical Utility Volume 13

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...interfering with the George Street slipway or the wall thereof, or doing anything to prevent, obstruct or endanger the free access thereto and user thereof." "That the defendants may paycthe costs of this suit." The cause came on upon a motion for a decree. Mr. Baggallay and Mr. John Pearson, for the plaintilfs. Mr. Selwyn and Mr. O'. T. Simpson, for the defendants. They cited Ware v. The Regent's Canal Company/(1), The Mayor of Liverpool v. The Charley Waterworks O0-mpan_1/(2), Elmhirst v. Spencer (3). In this case there is a great deal of paper, and some amount of hostility, but, on examination, the matter in dispute, if not evanescent, shrinks into the narrowest possible compass. It appears that the defendants, under the supposed authority of an Act of Parliament, and with the sanction of the Lords Commissioners of her Majesty's Admiralty, have constructed (whether authorized or not authorized under their Act of Parliament I do not now inquire) in front of the esplanade at Ryde a dock or tidal basin, and a portion of a pier. In doing so, they gave notice under their Act, and within a suflicient time for that purpose, of their intention to take possession not only of the outer wall of the esplanade, but also of the outer wall of a certain landing place, close adjoining on the west to the tidal basin of the defendants, which landing is called the George Street slipway. The defendants say, that their sole object is to improve it, and to render it more commodious for the town and its inhabitants. The plaintiffs say, "whether you do or do not, you have no authority to do what you propose to do; you endeavoured in 1858 to obtain an Act of Parliament to sanction it, you failed and you must not do it without more

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