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REGULATIONS

MADE IN PURsUANCE OF

AN ACT OF PARLIAMENT PASSED IN THE SECOND YEAR OF THE REIGN OF

TOUCHING THE

PRACTICE TO BE OBSERVED IN SUITS AND PROCEEDINGS

IN THE sEVERAL

COURTS OF VICE-ADMIRALTY

ABROAD,

AND ESTABLISHED BY THE KING'S ORDER IN COUNCIL.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY W. CLOWES AND SONS, 14, CHARING CROSS.

1842.

CONTENTS.

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As to the holding of Courts 3

Surrogates 3

Registrar and Marshal to be sworn 3

Registry Office 3

Registrar's Duties 3

Marshal's Duties . 4

Proceedings by Action 4

Execution of Warrants 5

Appearance and Bail 5

Proceeding by Default 5

Contested Suits 7

Proceedings by Plea and Proof 8

Examination of Witnesses 9

Proceeding by Act on Petition 11

Suits for Mariners Wages 12

Suits for Pilotage 12

Suits of Bottomry 12

Causes of Damage by Collision 13

Suits for Salvage 13

Causes of Possession 14

Action to obtain Security for the safe Return of a Vessel 15

Derelict Cases __ 15

Prosecutions against the Ships and Goods of Pirates 16

Bounty Money upon the Capture of Piratical Vessels 17

Prosecutions for a Breach of the Laws for the Abolition of the Slave Trade . ... 18 Proceedings in the case of the ill-treatment of Slaves Apprenticed, cognizable in the

Courts of Vice-Admiralty, pursuant to the 24th section of 5 Geo. IV., cap. 113 . . 20

Prosecutions for Breach of the Revenue or Navigation Laws 20

General Rules to be observed in Practice 22

Tender 22

References 22

Taxation of Costs 23

Incidental Monitions 23

Commissions 23

Acts on Petition 23

Appeals 24

Regulations as to Sittings of the Court 24

As to the Return and Service of Warrants, Monitions, and other Instruments ... 25

Interlocutory Decree 25

Monitions 26

Proxies 26

Other General Rules 26

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