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Stilk v. Myrick
Citation:6 Esp. 129, 170 Eng. Rep. 1168 (Court of Common Pleas, 1809).
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Plaintiff was a seaman aboard Defendant’s ship. After two fellow seamen deserted, the captain entered enter an agreement with the rest of the crew that they should have the wages of the two who had deserted equally divided among them if he could not procure two new hands. The ship made it back to London and Defendant did not pay. Plaintiff then sued.
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