Definition of BAGGAGE


BAGGAGE

Such articles as are carried by a traveller, luggage. Every
thing which a passenger, carries, with him is not baggage. Large sums of
money, for example, carried in a travelling trunk, will not be considered
baggage, so as to render the carrier responsible. 9 Wend. R. 85. But a
watch deposited in his trunk is part of his baggage. 10 Ohio R. 145. See,
as to what is baggage, 6 Hill, R. 586 5 Rawle, 188, 189, 1 Pick. 50.


2. In general a common carrier of passengers is responsible for baggage,
if lost, though no distinct price be paid for transporting it, it being
included in the passengers fare. Id. The carriers responsibility for the
baggage begins as soon as it has been delivered to him, or to his servants,
or to some other person authorized by him to receive it. Then the delivery
is complete. The risk and responsibility of the carrier is at an end as
soon as he has delivered the baggage to the owner or his agent, and if an
offer to deliver it be made at a proper time, the carrier will be
discharged from responsibility, us such yet, if the baggage remain in his
custody afterwards, he will hold as, bailee, and be responsible for it
according to the terms of such bailment ana, R. 92. Vide Common Carriers


3. By the act of congress of March 2, 1799, sect. 46, 1 Storys L. U. S.
612, it is declared that all wearing apparel and other personal baggage,
&c., of persons who shall arrive in the United States, shall be free and
exempted from duty.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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