What is BLACK BOOK OF THE ADMIRALTY?

A book of the highest authority in admiralty matters, generally supposed to have been compiled during the reign of Edward III. with additions of a later date. It contains the laws of Oleron, a view of crimes and offenses cognizable in the admiralty, and many other matters. See DeLovio v. Boit, 2 Gall. 404, Fed. Cas. No. 3,776.

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