2 U.S. 81 (____)

2 Dall. 81

TAXIER, et. al, versus SWEET, et al.

Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

The defendants, Samuel Sweet, commander of a privateer, Abraham Whipple, James Potter, and William Davis, commanders of vessels with Letters of Marque, did forcibly take on the high seas near Monte Christi, in the Island of Hispaniola, in the West-Indies, (where the vessel was lying at anchor) the ship called the Maria Francina, with her cargo, being the property of the plaintiffs.

After the argument, THE COURT were divided in opinion on the question — whether the action of Trover was proper? Two of the Judges deciding in the affirmative, against the other: But they concurred, clearly and unanimously, on the point of jurisdiction; and, accordingly, gave

Judgment for the plaintiffs.

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