Francis v. United States
188 U.S. 375 (1903)

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Francis v. United States, 188 U.S. 375 (1903)

Francis v. United States

No. 80

Argued December 15-16, 1902

Decided February 23, 1903

188 U.S. 375

Syllabus

A slip retained by the agent of a lottery which is the duplicate of a slip retained by the purchaser, indicating the numbers selected by him, is not a paper, certificate or interest purporting to be or to represent chances, shares and interest in the prizes thereafter to be awarded by lot in the drawings of a lottery commonly known as the game of policy within the meaning of the Act of Congress of March 2, 1895, c.191, 28 Stat. 963.

The case is stated in the opinion of the court.

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