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“Libel in the admiralty in personam. The allegations in the libel stated, that the infant son of the plaintiff was shipped, with the consent of the plaintiff, on board of a vessel of which the defendant was master, on a certain voyage described in the libel, and proceeded to give an historical detail of certain gross misconduct, ill usage, and cruel treatment, on the part of the master, towards the son of the plaintiff; that his health was impaired thereby; and that he was improperly carried away on a second unauthorized voyage, beyond the scope of the original shipping articles, during which he died. Many aggravations were alleged in the libel as grievances, and damages were prayed accordingly.”

Case Citation

4 Mason 380