Manchester v. Massachusetts
139 U.S. 240 (1891)

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Manchester v. Massachusetts, 139 U.S. 240 (1891)

Manchester v. Massachusetts

No. 1518

Argued January 14-15, 1891

Decided March 16, 1891

139 U.S. 240

ERROR TO THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF

MASSACHUSETTS FOR THE COUNTY OF BARNSTABLE

Syllabus

The Act of the Legislature of Massachusetts, approved May 6, 1886, Laws of 1886, c.192, "for the protection of the fisheries in Buzzard's Bay" is valid, so far as it relates to the taking of menhaden.

It applies to a vessel which has a license to fish for menhaden under the laws of the United States.

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