The Fortuna
16 U.S. 236 (1818)

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The Fortuna, 16 U.S. 3 Wheat. 236 236 (1818)

The Fortuna

16 U.S. (3 Wheat.) 236

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A question of proprietary interest and concealment of papers. Further proof ordered, open to both parties. On the production of further proof by the claimant, condemnation pronounced.

Where a neutral ship owner lends his name to cover a fraud with regard to the cargo, this circumstance will subject the ship to condemnation.

It is a relaxation of the rules of the prize court to allow time for further proof in a case where there has been concealment of material papers.

This is the same cause which is reported ante, p. 15 U. S. 161. and which was ordered to further proof at the last term. It was submitted without argument, upon the further proof, at the present term.

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