Sampson v. Welsh - 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