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WARD V. PECK, 59 U. S. 267 (1855)

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Ward v. Peck, 59 U.S. 18 How. 267 267 (1855)

Ward v. Peck*

59 U.S. (18 How.) 267

Syllabus

The courts of admiralty of the United States have jurisdiction of petitory as well as mere possessory actions.

The cases of The Tilton, 5 Mason 465, and Taylor v. Royal Saxon, 1 Wall.Jr. 322, confirmed.

The abandonment of a ship by her owners to the underwriters does not operate to ratify the title of one who claims her under an unauthorized sale by the master.


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