The Friendschaft - 17 U.S. 105 (1819)
U.S. Supreme Court
The Friendschaft, 17 U.S. 4 Wheat. 105 105 (1819)
17 U.S. (4 Wheat.) 105
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA
The property of a house of trade established in the enemy's country is condemnable as prize whatever may be the personal domicile of the partners.
The shipment in this case was made on 31 March, 1814, at London by the house of trade of Moreira, Vieira & Machado of that city on account and risk of the house, to Mr. Moreira, one of the partners, who was a native of and domiciled at Lisbon in the kingdom of Portugal. The shares of the two partners, Messrs. Vieira and Machado, who were domiciled in London, were condemned as prize of war in the court below, without appeal. The share of Mr. Moreira, the partner domiciled at Lisbon, was condemned in the court below, but the claimant was allowed to make further proof to be offered to this Court, and to be admitted or rejected in the discretion of the court, as to his proprietary interest and connection with the house of trade in the enemy's country. On the production of the further proof, the proprietary interest of Mr. Moreira in one-third part of the goods was clearly proved, and also the fact of his personal domicile at Lisbon.