Auffmordt v. Hedden
137 U.S. 310 (1890)

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Auffmordt v. Hedden, 137 U.S. 310 (1890)

Auffmordt v. Hedden

No. 78

Argued November 14, 17, 1890

Decided December 8, 1890

137 U.S. 310

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Syllabus

On a reappraisement by a merchant appraiser and a general appraiser, under § 2930 of the Revised Statutes, the valuation of goods entered in March, 1886, was raised, and the importer paid thereon additional duties, for which he sued the collector after protest and appeal. At the trial, the plaintiff put in evidence chapter 3, part 3, articles 447 to 506, and chapter 5, part 8, articles 1399 to 1410, and 1415 to 1417, of the general regulations under the customs and navigation laws published by the Treasury Department in 1884, and extracts from the instructions issued for the guidance of officers of the customs and others concerned, by the Secretary of the Treasury, under date of July 1, 1885, being instructions of June 9, 1885, and June 10, 1855. The importer had asked for the reappraisement, and the collector selected the merchant appraiser. He took the prescribed oath in regard to the goods in question. The defendant had a verdict in respect of the additional duties, under the direction of the court, and the importer had a judgment in respect of another matter: On a writ of error,

Held:

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