The Good Catharine v. United States
11 U.S. 349

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The Good Catharine v. United States, 11 U.S. 7 Cranch 349 349 (1813)

The Good Catharine v. United States

11 U.S. (7 Cranch) 349

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT

FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

Syllabus

Decided: that a merchant vessel of the United States, captured as prize, condemned and sold, and afterwards purchased by her former master, a citizen of the United States who obtained a Danish burgher's brief and who cleared out of a port of the United States as a Dane, is a foreign vessel within the fifth section of the Act of 9 January, 1808, supplementary to the embargo act, although the purchaser was yet a citizen of the United States.

This was an appeal from the sentence of the Circuit Court for the District of Maryland, which condemned the schooner Good Catharine as a foreign vessel for a violation of the 5th section of the Act of January 9, 1808, supplementary to the Embargo Act, vol. 9, p. 13, which declares

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