The Amiable Lucy v. United States
10 U.S. 330 (1810)

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The Amiable Lucy v. United States, 10 U.S. 6 Cranch 330 330 (1810)

The Amiable Lucy v. United States

10 U.S. (6 Cranch) 330

ERROR TO THE DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE DISTRICT OF ORLEANS

Syllabus

Decided: that the act of Congress of 25 February, 1803, to prevent the importation of certain persons into certain states where, by the laws thereof, their admission is prohibited is not in force in the Territory of Orleans.

Error to the District Court of the United States for the District of Orleans to reverse the sentence of that court which condemned the brigantine Lucy for importing a slave from the West Indies, contrary to the Act of Congress of 28 February, 1803, vol. 6, p. 212, entitled "An act to prevent the importation of certain persons into certain states where, by the laws thereof, their admission is prohibited," by the first section of which it is enacted that no master of a vessel

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