The Supreme Court of the United States, at its session of 1853, has decided the follow ing points:— 1. Copy Right—A sale by the Sheriff of an engraved plate of a map, does not convey the copy-right. This is not a subject of a levy on an execution. 2. Patents—Any person has a right to de mand a copy of a patent from the Commis sioners of Patents, on a tender of the lee re quired by law ;' and an action will be sustain ed against the officer who refuses it. The of ficer is not, however, compelled to comply with such a demand when accompanied with personal insult and abuse; but if another de mand be made by the same party in a proper manner, the officer cannot withhold a copy till ar. apology be made for the prior insult. Ill temper and bad manners do not work a forfeiture of a man's civil rights (even if he be uncivil.) I Case of Bayden, vs. Burke ] 3. Collisions at Sea—In case of accidental collisions at sea, when neither is in fault, each party bears his own loss. | Case of ship Washington vs. Mary Francis 1
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