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Excerpt from A Handbook of Average: For the Use of Merchants, Agents, Ship-Owners and Others, With a Chapter on ArbitrationIn preparing a Second Edition of this manual for the press, the opportunity is afforded me of revising it carefullyMoreExcerpt from A Handbook of Average: For the Use of Merchants, Agents, Ship-Owners and Others, With a Chapter on ArbitrationIn preparing a Second Edition of this manual for the press, the opportunity is afforded me of revising it carefully throughout, and of adding to it such fresh matter as is rendered necessary by the changes which time produces. These additions are interwoven with the text, or are given in foot-notes- but in either case they are nearly always indicated as being new. By the last Navigation Acts an important alteration has been made in the rights of seamen and masters of vessels in regard to their wages- and several noteworthy decisions have been given in our courts of law affecting the subject of Average more or less directly. These new data are now mentioned, and four additional appendices are given. One of the latter embraces two decisions of an eminent judge at different times, relating to the same question- and as they appear to involve a strong contradiction, some comment is made upon them in the text. Another Appendix is inserted giving some curious information relative to interest in policies. It is intended to counterbalance an almost over-scrupulousness entertained by some on the subject of value permitted to be insured.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.