International Paper Co. v. The Gracie D. Chambers - 248 U.S. 387 (1919)
U.S. Supreme Court
International Paper Co. v. The Gracie D. Chambers, 248 U.S. 387 (1919)
International Paper Company v.
The Gracie D. Chambers
Argued December 12, 13, 1918
Decided January 13, 1919
248 U.S. 387
The bill of lading contained the provisions "Restraint of prince and rulers excepted," "Freight for the aid goods to be prepaid in full without discount, retained and irrevocably ship and/or cargo lot or not lost." Sailing was delayed indefinitely by the government's refusal to clear sailing vessels destined for the war zone, which went into effect after the shipment commenced and before the freight was prepaid against delivery of the bill of lading. Held that the carrier was relieved of the duty to transport the goods, and need not refund the prepaid freight. Allanwilde Transport Corp. v. Vacuum Oil Co., ante, 377. P. 248 U. S. 391.
253 F. 182 affirmed.
The case is stated in the opinion.