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If on the other hand, ship-owners may violate their bond and take their ship to any port under pretence of its being disabled, and then apportion the interest due to the voyage sailed, there will be an end of all obligation by contract. No man will lend his money if he sees that such lame excuses have weight in court. This is not to your interest, nor to that of traders, who are most important members of the state, and therefore should be protected.

καὶ μὴ πρὸς τὴν συγγραφὴν Supply ἀποδοῦναι.

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