The Nueva Anna and Liebre
19 U.S. 193

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The Nueva Anna and Liebre, 19 U.S. 193 (1821)

The Nueva Anna and Liebre

19 U.S. 193

Syllabus

THIS court does not recognize the existence of any lawful court of prize at Galveston, nor of any Mexican republic or state with power to authorize captures in war.

These were the cases of the cargoes of two Spanish ships, captured and condemned by a pretended court of admiralty at Galveston constituted by Commodore Aury under the alleged authority of the Mexican Republic. The goods were, after this condemnation, brought into the port of New Orleans and there libeled by the original Spanish owners in the district court. That court decreed restitution to the original owners, and the captors appealed to this Court.

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