No. 722.

143 U.S. 346 (1892)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 29, 1892.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Philip B. Thompson, Jr., and Mr. W.J. Moberley for appellant.

Mr. Assistant Attorney General Maury for appellee.

MR. JUSTICE FIELD, having stated the case, delivered the opinion of the court.

Though at the time the sale, or assignment, as it is termed in the act of Congress, was made of the cotton on the plantations in Mississippi, or to be raised thereon during the year 1862, the late civil war was flagrant, there was no rule of law arising from the existence of hostilities between the different sections of the country which in any respect impaired the validity of the transaction...

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