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PHILADELPHIA:
PUBLISHED AT THE PORT Folio of FIgE, By harrison HALL.

1847.

James Maxwell, Printer.
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: ..... . District of PENNSYLVANIA, to wit: B3 to REMEMBERED, That on the 1st day of July, in the fortyfirst year-ef the independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1817, John E. HALL, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit: “The American Law Journal. Vol. VI. By JOHN E. HALL, Esq. Counsellor at Law, Member of the Am. Phil. Soc.-Phil. Agr.Soc.—N. Y. Hist. Soc.

Seu linguam causis acuis; seu civica jura
Respondere paras.”

In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States entitled, “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and hooks to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned.” And also to the act, entitled, “An act supplementary to an act entitled “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.” DAVID CALDWELL, Clerk of the Idistrict of Pennsylvania.

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AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL,

MASSACHUSETTS.

CIRCUIT COURT, U. S. MAY, 1814. The Ship L’Invincible—Maisonerara, and Derupt; gldimaats: . ‘. ... :

STORY, Judge. The French private armed ship L’Invincible,...; ... duly commissioned as a cruiser, was captured in March 1813;by: :::". the British brig of war Mutine. In the same month, she was re; . . . . captured by the American privateer Alexander; was again captured on or about the tenth day of May 1813, by a British squadron, consisting of the Shannon and Tenedos; and afterwards in the same month, again recaptured by the American privateer Young Teazer, commanded by William B. Dobson, carried into Portland, and libelled in the District Court of Maine, for adjudication, as prize of war. The proceedings and pleadings, so far as at present material to be stated, were as follows: At a special term of the District Court held in June 1813, a claim was interposed by the French consul, on behalf of the French owners, alleging the special facts aforesaid, and claiming restoration of the ship and cargo, on payment of salvage. A special claim was also interposed by Mark L. Hill, and Thomas M“Cobb, citizens of the United States, and owners of the ship Mount Hope, alleging among other things, that the said ship No. XXI. A

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