Otis v. WalterAnnotate this Case
19 U.S. 583 (1821)
U.S. Supreme Court
Otis v. Walter, 19 U.S. 6 Wheat. 583 583 (1821)
Otis v. Walter
19 U.S. (6 Wheat.) 583
Under the Embargo Act of 25 April 1808, c. 170, if a vessel, not actually arriving at her port of original destination, excites, an honest suspicion in the mind of the collector that her demand of a permit to land the cargo was merely colorable, this is not a termination of the voyage so as to preclude the right of detention.
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