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Stilk v. Myrick
Citation:Court of Common Pleas, 2 Camp. 317, 170 Eng. Rep. 1168 
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On a voyage from London to the Baltic and back, Sailor agreed to be paid from the outset 5 pounds a month. During the course of the voyage, two seamen deserted, and Captain entered into an agreement on shore with the rest of the crew that he would split the wages of the two among them if he could not procure two other hands at Gottenberg. Captain could not find replacements, so the ship was worked back to London by Sailor and the rest of the crew.
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