2 U.S. 196 (____)

2 Dall. 196


Supreme Court of United States.

M`KEAN, Chief Justice.

Where there is no notary, a protest may be made before a magistrate. The excuse offered in this case, for not making the protest at the first port, would be a very flimsy one, even if proved by indifferent witnesses. Protests are only admitted from necessity; and the rule, which requires that they should be made at the first port, is a good one, to prevent abuses. If it be not practicable to make it at the first port, it must be made at the...

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