The Order in Council, or November 6, 1832. (Laying an Embargo on Dutch Vessels and their Cargoes,) considered in reference to Cap. 48, and 49 of Magna Charta. Published for the benefit of the relations of the killed and maimed Dutch soldiers at the siege of the Antwerp Citadel.

London: W. Molineux,

First edition, 8vo., 7 (1) pp., original plain paper wrappers, stitched.


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This pamphlet sets out the breach of Cap 48 and 49 Magna Charta by British Ships for bombarding the fortress at Antwerp when we were at peace with Holland. The question of the •wrong’ is repeated from an opinion by a Dutch lawyer, Mr. Lipman of Amsterdam on behalf of the merchants and ship owners, who sustained losses by the embargo. Accompanying this pamphlet is a manuscript being the English translation of the opinion of Mr. Lipman, titled, •Answer to the question: are the English Ministers according to the English Law authorized to detain in time of peace ships and merchandise under a foreign flag by virtue of a resolution of the executive power, or can this authority as foreign to the prerogatives of the English Crown and as contrary to the existing legislation of England only be established by the legislative power? By J.C. Lipman J.U.D. Advocate at Amsterdam’. 24 pages, folio, written in a neat secretary hand.