Every common carrier has a particular lien1 on the goods carried for the freight payable2. This lien exists as against the owner of the goods, even if they were delivered to a common carrier against the owner's will, for example by a thief, for the carrier cannot refuse to accept goods tendered to him for carriage3. Apart from contract, express or implied, he has no lien on the goods for anything beyond the price of carriage4.
At common law, a common carrier has no lien on the goods carried for a general balance of account due for the carriage of
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