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The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, July 1, 1864


MORE STEAMSHIP SUITS BREWING. - A number of the passengers by the America, from Panama, on her last trip, are talking about bringing suits against the Company for breach of contract, similar to those now pending. In the former cases, some sixty-eight in number -- against the Company's steamship Moses Taylor -- judgments were given for plaintiffs in the Justice's Court, and an appeal, also, in the County Court. The Company have appealed to the Supreme Court solely on a point of jurisdiction. Like Jarndyce and Jarndyce in chancery, the steamship plaintiffs will probably bequeath these suits to their children of a long succession of future generations, for it is hardly possible that they themselves will live long enough to see one of them through its endless career in the United States Supreme Court.

[Transcribed from microfilm, p. 3. -- Note: "Jarndyce and Jarndyce in chancery" refers to a fictional case from Bleak House by Charles Dickens.]

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