The New York
16 U.S. 59 (1818)

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The New York, 16 U.S. 3 Wheat. 59 59 (1818)

The New York

16 U.S. (3 Wheat.) 59

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Libel under the nonimportation acts. Alleged excuse of distress repelled. Condemnation pronounced.

Page 16 U. S. 60

MR. JUSTICE LIVINGSTON delivered the opinion of the Court.

This ship was libeled for taking on board, at the Island of Jamaica, with the knowledge of the master, 51 punisheons of rum, 23 barrels of limes, and 20 barrels of pimento with intention to import the same into the United States contrary to the provisions of an act of Congress interdicting commercial intercourse between Great Britain and the United States,

Page 16 U. S. 61

passed 1 March, 1809, and the cargo was libeled for an importation into the United States in violation of the provisions of the same law.

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