2 U.S. 174 (____)

2 Dall. 174


Supreme Court of United States.

BY THE COURT: — In 1775, Congress resolved that all prizes should be the right of the captors. They had the prerogative of making war and peace; and, therefore, the jurisdiction in case of prize. This resolution vested a legal right in the captors, to all property taken rightfully at sea. What was a legal capture, was to be determined by the Courts of Admiralty; but, being determined, the legal right was complete. The real meaning...

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