Sampson v. WelshAnnotate this Case
65 U.S. 207 (1860)
U.S. Supreme Court
Sampson v. Welsh, 65 U.S. 24 How. 207 207 (1860)
Sampson v. Welsh
65 U.S. (24 How.) 207
Upon a libel to recover damages against shipowners, a decree passed against them for over $2,000, with leave to set off a sum due them for freight, which would reduce the amount decreed against them to less than $2,000. The party elected to make the setoff, saving his right to appeal to this Court.
The reduced decree was the final decree, and the party cannot save a right of appeal where it is not allowed by act of Congress.
This was a case of libel under the circumstances which are stated in the opinion of the Court