95 U.S. 407 (____)


Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Assistant Attorney-General Smith for the appellant.

Mr. Halbert E. Paine and Mr. Benjamin F. Grafton, contra.

MR. JUSTICE STRONG delivered the opinion of the court.

The plaintiff seeks to recover in this action the proceeds of the sale of one hundred and eight bales of cotton, which, in March, 1865, were the property of John H. Ryan, of Charleston, S.C. During that month the cotton was there taken by the military officers of the United States, as directed by the Captured and Abandoned Property Act, transported to New York and sold...

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