United States v. Forth-Three Gallons of Whiskey
108 U.S. 491 (1883)

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United States v. Forth-Three Gallons of Whiskey, 108 U.S. 491 (1883)

United States v. Forth-Three Gallons of Whiskey

Decided May 7, 1883

108 U.S. 491

Syllabus

The payment of a special internal revenue tax for selling liquors in a collection district does not authorize the licensee to introduce or to attempt to introduce spirituous liquors or wines into Indian country in violation of the Act of June 30th, 1834, 4 Stat. 729, as amended by the Act of March 15, 1884, 13 Stat. 29, when an Indian treaty, ceding lands embraced within the territory covered by the license, provides that the laws of the United States then in force or which might thereafter be enacted prohibiting the introduction and sale of spirituous liquors in the Indian country should be in full force and affect throughout the country ceded till otherwise ordered by Congress or the President.

Same case in 93 U. S. 93 U.S. 188, referred to.

Information and libel in the court below of goods of one Lariviere, seized by an Indian agent of the United States for attempted violation of the laws forbidding the introduction and sale of spirituous liquor in the Indian country. The case was before the court at October term, 1876, 93 U. S. 93 U.S. 188. The issues that have now come for settlement, and the facts necessary to their comprehension, are fully stated in the opinion of the Court.

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