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d just that the owner of goods, cast upon the shores of a blockaded country by a storm of the ocean, should be permitted to make every exertion to save them for the purpose of carrying them to the destined port? The principle of excuse from necessity, will be found to have received the tion of the Supreme Court in the case of "The Mary," (O Cranch, 125) Chief Justice Marshall, (and I can name no higher authority,) in delivering the opinion of the court, says: "The Mary war forced into Waterford by irresistible necessity, and was detained there by the operations of causes she could not control. Had her departure been from a neutral port, and she had been thus forced, during the voyage, into a hostile port, would it to alleged that she had incurred the liabilities of a vessel sailing from a port of the enemy? It is believed that this negational could not be sustained, and that it would not be made. The same principle was captained by Sir W. Scott in the case of "Charlotta,"