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Their Liabil Ity


THEIR LIABIL ITY. The special carrier is only liable as an ordinary &like for hire, that is, he is only required to exercise ordinary care and diligence, unless by special contract he assumes a stricter liability. (Samms v. Stewart, supra.) The carriage of goods not being his chief call ing, the law has not found it necessary to impose upon him the same responsibility which we shall see is im posed upon common carriers. Special carriage being for reward constitutes a mutual benefit bailment, the liability being- the same as the ordinary bailee for hire, but the liability- of a common carrier is enlarged on grounds of public policy-. (Coggs v. Bernard, 2 Ld. Raym. gog; Fish v. Chapman, 2 Ga. 349.)