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Louise, Voyage to South Australia 1849

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Louise (barque) 250 tons, Geelts, master, discharging from Hamburg. H. C. Stakemann, agent.

SHIPPING. from the South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1847 - 1852) of Saturday 31 March 1849, Page 3. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/195937397?


Monday, March 26—The barque Louise. 250 tons, Geelts, master, from Hamburgh.

Passengers in the cabin—Messrs L. Buhler, T. E. Marshall, F. Rinckendorff, H. L Scklem-ermeyer, F. F. Echatett, W. Vonder Heyde, C. W. Sower-land, Mr and Mrs Buddee, and Miss Hansen.

Steer-age passengers—F. Erite, C. F. Lange, F. Lange, F. Fuk, G. Hattendorff, G. Beisel, A. Meeden, J. H. Weidener, F. C. Brockstsdt, G. Kersch, S. M. Heilburt, W. Weperschmidt, H. Kukne, L. Schmidt, J. P. Meyer, R. T. Haikman, L. Brandt,. T. C. Hannemann, L. Whlendorff, A. Schmook. G. F. Fischer, T. Wagener, H. Seifarth, T. Pruter and wife, C. Burmann and wife, C. Gries wife and child, C. Holm wife and two daughters, T. Kurschner wife and daughter, T. Reits and wife, R. H Seebs wife and child, T. C. Reuts and five children, W. Schutt wife and three children, D. Krutschmer wife two daughters and two sons, W. Keppert wife and four children, T. Deimel wife and two children, A. Schaffer and wife, Hoismann wife and child, Heinemann wife and child, C. Wenk, H. Wormtre, N. Vok, C. Applkamp, H. Applekamp. F. Deimel, D. Soprian, T. Buhter, E Meyer, T. G. Spangenburg, H Nardt, J. C. Hindes, T. F. Hausen, R. Rosenburg, Ampt wife and child, Tesfel wife and four children, Dose wife and two children, F. C. Gerloff wife and child, Wilmer wife and child, and F. P. Preup.

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. from the Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904) of Saturday 31 March 1849, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/158927358?




Tuesday, October 30.



For the plaintiff, Mr Fisher ; for the defendant, Mr Bartley.

The former gentleman opened the proceedings. Plaintiff's brother, Peter John Samuel Preuss, sailed from Hamburg in the ship Louise, and died at sea ; plaintiff took out letters of administration; and claimed the goods of the deceased, which were in the hands of the defendant, who refused to give them up ; hence the action was brought. He called

Matthew Smith, plaintiff's solicitor, had written to defendant on the 11th May, giving notice of the administration, and demanding the papers and goods of the deceased ; received a reply from him as "Con-sul for Hamburg," dated 14th May, stating that the letter was forwarded with remarks to the Colo-nial Secretary ; saw defendant a few days after-wards ; referred to the letters of administration, and spoke of the goods deceased had brought with him in the Louise from Hamburg ; spoke of the deceased as plaintiff's brother; mentioned about sixty or seventy cases of goods ; defendant said he had sent witness's letter to the Colonial Secretary ; told him the Colonial Secretary had nothing to do with it ; that the administrator was entitled to the goods, and he had better give them up ; he said he would not do so, that being Consul for Hamburg, our courts had no control over him, and he had put himself in the hands of the Colonial Secretary ; two or three days afterwards, left a written demand at the Wheal Gawler Office (put in and read.)

Examination continued — Received the letters produced from defendant.

Letter from defendant, dated May 12, to the Colonial Secretary, put in and read ; it encloses Mr Smith's letter, and asks how administration of the goods of a citizen of Hamburg could be granted to any one without his consent.

Also, May 19, acknowledges receipt of letter from Colonial Secretary, referring him to Mr Hance ; Mr Stakermann declines as consul communicating with any officer of government, except the Colonial Secretary, and claims his Excellency's protection from the interference of the courts.

By Mr Bartley — Believed he asked defendant to deliver up the goods ; he refused to do so ; should certainly have made the demand if he had not said he should refuse to deliver ; did not know of his own knowledge, if deceased had consigned goods with him ; had heard so ; plaintiff knew less about the goods than many others ; had no knowledge from him, but had every reason to believe there were goods belonging to others ; did not know that de-ceased had made a former passage to this colony ; believed he had left a wife and children in Ham-burg, but did not think he had heard so from the plaintiff; plaintiff usually spoke through an inter-preter, Mr Hilmers or Mr Wagner ; believed that deceased died at sea ; did not know how long after he sailed from Hamburg, nor whether the vessel sailed anywhere afterwards ; had some of the in-voices of the goods ; could not speak to their con-tents, but had no objection to produce them (pro-duced); they contain the particulars of the goods, but are not invoices ; they are all marked P. J. P.; there is nothing to show whose goods they are; some name is in the corner, could not say if it were " Javitz ;" it was there to speak for itself ; could not find anything marked "jewellery;" did not understand German (a laugh) ; in the trans-lation, Nos. 6, 7, and 8 are marked as Mr Jarvit's consignment. Did not know on what date deceased left Hamburg, nor on what day he died.

By Mr Fisher — The papers produced are the ac-count of the goods in question, and came by the Louise.

By His Honor — Only knew from plaintiff's infor-mation that the goods came by the Louise.

James Frederick Barton, clerk to Mr Smith. Called at the defendant's store on the 19th May. Saw him there. Mr Smith told him he had left the notice of demand the day before at the Wheal Gaw-ler office. Saw him go out with it in plaintiff's company. Asked Mr Stakemann if he had received a copy of the notice left at the Wheal Gawler office by Mr Smith. He said he had. Asked him if he had any thing to say about the demand. He said he would make no reply.

Mr Smith recalled by His Honor (at Mr Fisher's request) — Left no other paper at the Wheal Gawler office for Mr Stakemann except the demand.

Johannes Wagner (examined through Edward Marshall, an interpreter) — Came with the deceased in the Louise from Hamburg. He had goods on board — produced a book containing a list of them - They belonged to others, and were in his hands for sale on commission. Believed they were now in bond. Their total value was about £600. They consisted of merchandise, paintings, jewellery, glass-ware, &c. — described them fully.

By Mr Bartley — He was a married man, and had two children. Knew him for 15 or 18 years. His wife and children remained in Hamburg. He died on the 2nd of December. The vessel called after-wards at Rio. It was consigned to the defendant - the consul here. Deceased was a citizen of Ham-burg. He often spoke of returning to fetch his wife, but intended to go back to Hamburg if he did not succeed here in trade. Proved the signa-tures of Mr Rohn, a consignee, and the captain of the Louise. The former gave deceased verbal direc-tions as to his goods. Two boxes were the personal property of deceased.

By Mr Fisher — Deceased paid freight, insurance, &c., on all the goods in Hamburg. His own two boxes were mortgaged to the captain, and detained in defendant's store.

Adolph Wichman, shopkeeper, Rundle-street, — Deposed that three of the cases were on his hands. He received them from defendant by virtue of power of attorney (produced) from Mr Javitz.

This was the plaintiff's case.

Mr Bartley for the defence, put in and proved de-fendant's appointment as Consul for Hamburg, and Her Majesty's approval, also the administration granted in Hamburg to the widow of the de-ceased.

After much discussion, a verdict for the plain-tiff was returned (under His Honor's direction) Damages £100, subject to solemn argument on the international question of the defendant's right as consul, and the validity of the letters of administra-tion granted in Hamburg.

SUPREME COURT. CIVIL SITTINGS. from the South Australian (Adelaide, SA : 1844 - 1851) of Friday 2 November 1849, Page 4. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/71624976?


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