Jecker, Toree & Co. v. Montgomery, 59 U.S. 110 (1855)
U.S. Supreme CourtJecker, Toree & Co. v. Montgomery, 59 U.S. 18 How. 110 110 (1855)
Jecker, Toree & Co. v. Montgomery
59 U.S. (18 How.) 110
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
In a State of war, the nations who are engaged in it, and all their citizens or subjects, are enemies to each other. Hence, all intercourse or communication between them is unlawful.
Cases mentioned, by way of illustration, in which property of a subject or citizen, found trading with an enemy, has been adjudged to be forfeited as prize.
The interposition of a neutral port through which the property is to pass does not prevent it from being confiscated.