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§ 304.

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d'un vapeur allié [comp. §§ 312, (3) et 567], a cause de leur „hostile trade or commercial domicile."

„Messr. H. and E. C. were on board the French steamer Lotus. They were found in possession of the coins or moneys and notes in question. They volunteered the statement that it was theh intention to go to Constantinople for a commercial enterprise, consisting in the purchase of Greek Government paper money against Turkish coins and against Turkish notes. The moneys, therefore, of which condemnation is asked had a commercial purpose in enemy territory and therefore had what is commonly called ,,a hostüe commercial or trade domicü". Consequently the goods in question, if afloat, could be legaüy seized, whoever might be the owner thereof."

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