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It is to be observed, in the first place, that the courts will take judicial notice of: 1. The law of nations. 2. The law merchant. 3. The maritime law, so far at least as recognized by the law of nations. 4. The ecclesiastical law, for the purpose of determining how far it is a part of the common law. 5. The courts of a State which has been carved out of another State, take judicial notice of the statutes of the latter State, passed prior to the separation.
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