United States v. La Vengeance
3 U.S. 297 (1796)

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United States v. La Vengeance, 3 U.S. 3 Dall. 297 297 (1796)

United States v. La Vengeance

3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 297

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT

FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Syllabus

Where muskets were carried by the passengers on beard of a French armed vessel from New York to a port in the West Indies, and powder was taken from on board a French frigate in the harbor of New York and carried by this same vessel to Port de Paix, a proceeding against the vessel, as forfeited under the Act of Congress passed 22 May, 1793, prohibiting for one year the exportation of arms and ammunition, is a cause of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction. It is a process of the nature of a libel in rem, and does not in any degree touch the person of the offender, and no jury was required for the trial of the same.

Where there appeared some ground for the prosecution, costs were refused.

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