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American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive of the Congress of the United States ..., Part 5, Volume 1 - Primary Source Edition

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...strangers, with their own vessels, or with other foreign vessels, freighted, cannot import into Sweden any produce, except that of their own country, on pain of confiscation of the ship and cargo: one-half for the profit of the Crown, and the other to the profit of the person effecting the confiscation. The rigor of this ordinance has been since moderated, for now foreign vessels may bring the produce of other countries than their own, on paying an additional duty of forty per cent. SALVAGE. There is in Sweden an institution peculiar to that country--a company, chartered by the Government, who have a monopoly of the care of all goods and vessels shipwrecked on the coast, and who receive certain fixed rates of salvage for what they save. It is called the Company of Divers and Savers. Their charter makes two distinctions between national and foreign ships. 1st. National ships are allowed to obtain assistance from strangers without the interposition of the company; but foreign ships must always be subject to the inspection and aid of the company. 2d. The salvage on the ship and cargo of a Swedish vessel saved by the company, when the goods are not landed, is six per cent.; but if they are landed, eight per cent. on ship and goods, as well the part lost as that saved; on foreign ships and goods the salvage is ten per cent., except they are insured in Sweden, when they pay the same salvage as Swedish ships and goods; on articles saved from ships that have struck and sunk under water and are raised from the bottom, the salvage is twenty per cent. for a Swedish ship and cargo, and twenty-five for a foreign ship and cargo. On heavy articles difficult to save, such as cargoes of wood, bricks, sand, gravel, lime, and articles injured by water, as... Hide synopsis

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