No. 51.

165 U.S. 264 (1897)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 1, 1897.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Frederic R. Coudert and Mr. Joseph Kling for appellants.

Mr. William W. Goodrich and Mr. John A. Deady for appellees.

MR. JUSTICE HARLAN delivered the opinion of the court.

This case is before us upon a question certified by the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit under the act of March 3, 1891, c. 517, 26 Stat. 826.

The facts out of which the question arises are as follows: Upon orders given by the New York Steamship Company, a New Jersey corporation engaged in business at the city of New York, the libellants...

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