Priestman v. United States
4 U.S. 28

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Priestman v. United States, 4 U.S. 4 Dall. 28 28 (1800)

Priestman v. United States

4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 28

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT

FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA DISTRICT

Syllabus

Public policy, national purposes, and the regular operations of government require that the revenue system shall be faithfully observed and strictly executed.

The omission of the owner of foreign merchandise transported across the State of Delaware from Baltimore to Philadelphia to take a permit for the same subjects them to seizure and forfeiture according to the provisions of the nineteenth section of the Act of Congress passed 18 February, 1793, entitled "an act for enrolling and licensing ships or vessels employed in the coasting trade. . . ."

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