In re Henry,
123 U.S. 372 (1887)

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In re Henry, 123 U.S. 372 (1887)

In re Henry

Submitted November 10, 1887

Decided November 21, 1887

123 U.S. 372


Each letter or packet put in or taken out from the Post Office of the United States in violation of the provisions of Rev.Stat. § 5480 constitutes a separate and distinct violation of the act.

Three separate offenses (but not more) against the provisions of Rev.Stat. § 5480, when committed within the same six calendar months, may be joined, and when so joined, there is to be a single sentence for all; but this does not prevent other indictments for other and distinct offenses under the same statute committed within the same six calendar months.

This was a motion for a rule to show cause why a writ of habeas corpus should not issue. The motion for leave to move for the rule was filed on the 11th of October, 1887. On the 17th of October, leave was granted, and also leave to file a

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brief in support of it. On the 10th of November, this motion was filed. The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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