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A very remarkable divergence exists in the laws of different States as to the position, as a creditor, of one whose property has been damaged by negligent navigation of a ship. This divergence is found in the limit set to the liability of the owner of the delinquent ship, and also in the rank given to the claim for damage amongst other claims against that ship. Responsibility of an employer to third persons for negligence of his employees is a fundamental principle in most systems of jurisprudence. But where the employer is a shipowner, and the employees are the master and crew of his ship, that principle is not fully enforced. Occasionally we hear voices bold enough to urge that it ought to be swept away altogether.

Three systems of limiting a shipowner's responsibility are in force in leading Maritime States. One is that of confining the remedy of the person injured to a proceeding against the ship which has done the mischief, and her freight; so limiting the extent of the remedy to the value of that, as she stands, after first satisfying any prior claims against her. This prevails in Germany, Denmark and Norway.

A second system is that of France, Belgium, and States which have followed the French code, and also I understand of the United States, under which a personal claim may be made against the shipowner; but may be got rid of by him by abandoning the ship to the creditors, in whatever state

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