Nos. 7, 8, 9, Original.

143 U.S. 110 (1892)

In re RAPIER, Petitioner. In re DUPRÉ, Petitioner. In re DUPRÉ, Petitioner.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 1, 1892.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Hannis Taylor for Rapier.

Mr. James C. Carter and Mr. Thomas Semmes for Dupré.

Mr. Attorney General and Mr. Assistant Attorney General Maury for the United States.

Mr. James C. Carter for Dupré, petitioner.

Mr. Assistant Attorney General Maury opposing.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER delivered the opinion of the court.

We are constrained by the circumstances in which we find ourselves placed by the illness and death of Mr. Justice Bradley, to whom the preparation of the opinion in these cases was committed, to waive any elaboration of our views, and confine ourselves to the expression of the general grounds on which our decision proceeds...

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