2 U.S. 180 (____)

2 Dall. 180

WOOD versus ROACH.

Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Moylan, for the defendant.

For the plaintiff, Serjeant and Todd.

M`KEAN, Chief Justice:

This is not the best evidence; and, therefore, it cannot be admitted.

BRADFORD, Justice:

The paper offered in evidence is not a bill of lading; but it is offered as a copy, and to prove that a bill of lading, of the same tenor and date, was executed. If the instrument itself were produced, proof of the signature would be prima facie evidence that it was given when it bears date; but when...

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