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and not that may have been his residence at any former period. It is true, the owner who makes the oath in the custom house, to enable him to obtain the chroliment, would not be heard in a court of justice to dispute the facts he had sworn to, but he could show any facts not inconsistent with the oath he had taken. For instance, he could show that, although he is named as site owner, the equitable interest in a moiety of the vessel is in other parties, [see case of Wenton vs. Penniman, I Mason, 317] or that since the enrollment the council has been changed. In the case of the ship Resolution and cargo, in the Federal Court of appeals in 1781, that Court (in 2D Has, 23) says, (speaking of the ship's papers,) "that every commercial country has directed by its laws that its ships shall be furnished with a set of papers called the ship papers. And this criterion the law of nations adopts in time of war to distinguish the property of different powers when round at sea; not, ended, as
Army of the Potomac [from our correspondent.] Fairfax, Sept. 28, 1861. Last night the Federals advanced upon our pickets, who fell back from the line by Munson's and Mason's hills to Falls Church — The enemy present forward and occupied our lines for some distance. The Twenty-seventh Virginia was in advance, but on the approach of the enemy fell back, leaving behind them the "Shriver Grays," a single company, who were not notified of the removal of the regiment by the Sergeant-Major who posted them. Through the night they maintained their position until ordered, at half-past 6 this morning, to join their regiment. Their absence gave rise to the belief they had been captured by the Federals, and Major Gribsey, the officer in command of the Twenty-seventh, immediately started out in pursuit of them. As I wrote in a previous letter, the night was dark and stormy, and the poor fellows had a dismal time of it; for watching for Yankees on a dark night, with every thread of one