The American Lawyer, and Businness-Man's Form-Book Containing Forms and Instructions

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt:, or launch such ship or vessel, or to assist them, money shall be due to any person for labor performed, materials used, or labor and materials furnished in the construction, launching, or repairs of, or for constructing the launching ways for, or for provisions, stores, or other articles, furnished for or on account of any ship or vessel in this commonwealth, such person shall have a lien on such ship or vessel, her tackle, -apparel, and furniture, to secure the payment of such debt; which lien shall be preferred to all others thereon except mariners' wages, and shall continue until the debj i satisfied Such lien shall be dissolved unless the person claiming the same shall file, within four days from the time such ship or vessel shall depart from the port at which she was when the debt was contracted, in the office of the clerk of the city within which such ship or vessel was at the time the debt was contracted, a statement, subscribed and sworn to by himself, or some person in his behalf, giving a just and true account of the demand claimed to be due him, with all just credits, and also the name of the person with whom the contract was made, the name of the owner of the ship or vessel, if known, and the name of the ship and vessel, or such description thereof, as shall be sufficient for identification; which statement shall be recorded by said clerk in a book kept by him for that purpose. Such lien may be enforced by petition to the court of common pleas, or by pi'ocess of attachment, in a civil action at common law. Any number of persons having such liens, may all join in the same petition or libel to enforce their respective liens, and with the same effect as if the claimants had severally petitioned or libelled...

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