Insurance Co. of North America v. Guardiola
129 U.S. 642 (1889)

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Insurance Co. of North America v. Guardiola, 129 U.S. 642 (1889)

Insurance Company of North America v. Guardiola

No. 159

Argued January 9, 1889

Decided March 5, 1889

129 U.S. 642

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Syllabus

Letters of a shipping agent to his principal are incompetent evidence, either in themselves or in corroboration of the agent's testimony, of the quantity of goods shipped against third persons.

This was an action on a policy of insurance upon a cargo of sugar shipped at Sagua in Cuba for New York. After verdict and judgment for the plaintiffs, the defendant sued out this writ of error.

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