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THE LAW OF WAR.
Translated from the original Latin of
THE FIRST BOOK
QUÆSTIONES JURIS PUBLICI.
BY PETER STEPHEN DU PONCEAU,
Ne fortior omnia possit. Ovid.
Chipman, Middlebury, (Vt.)
District of Pennsylvania, to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, 'That on the eighth day of Seal. October, in the thirty fifth year of the Independence of
the United States of America, A. D. 1810, Farrand and
Nicholas, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors in the words following, to wit:
“A Treatise on the Law of War. Translated from the original
Latin of Cornelias Van Bynkershoek. Being the first book of
Ovid.” In conformity to the act of the congress of the United States, intituled, "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.” And also to the act, entitled "An act supplementary to an act, entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Page PREFACE An account of the life and writings of the author
xiji A brief alphabetical notice of the several writers and works
on the civil law and the law of nations, not generally
known, and which are quoted or referred to in this book xxiii A table of American and English cases, cited or referred to in the notes
xxxi Table of reference, to enable the reader to find the passages quoted from the text of the civil law
CHAPTER I. Of War in general.
CHAPTER II. Of a declaration of war
6 CHAPTER III. Of War, considered as between enemies
18 CHAPTER IV. Of the capture of movable property, and particularly of ships 27
CHAPTER V. Of the recapture of movable property
36 CHAPTER VI. Of the possession of immovables taken in war
45 CHAPTER VII. Of the confiscation of the enemy's actions and credits . 51
CHAPTER VIII. Of hostilities in a neutral port or territory
CHAPTER IX. Of Neutrality
66 CHAPTER X. Of Contraband
74 CHAPTER XI. Of Trade with blockaded and besieged places.