United States vs. Schooner Emperor

United States vs. Schooner Emperor

Lower Court

  • United States Supreme Court

Date

  • 1839

Box

  • 476

Folder

  • 864

Transcript

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Persons of color from a foreign country and place

Originally supposed to be imported from the coast of

Africa, with intent to hold the said negroes as slaves

and to service or labor, contrary to and in violation of

the Act of Congress of the United States entitled an Act

in addition to an “Act to prohibit the Importation of

slaves into any Port or place within the Jurisdiction of

the United States from and after the first day of January

in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and

eight” and to repeal certain parts of the same.

Approved 20th day of April 1818.

And the said attorney gives the Court

further to understand and be informed that Charles

G. Cox, Seaman, later of the Territory of Florida and

the United States of America, did aid and abet one

Paul de Malherbe to bring within the Jurisdiction of

the United States; to wit; within the Territory of Florida,

[?] [?] negroes or persons of color from a foreign

kingdom place or country, to wit; eight negro men or

[?] supposed to be imported from Africa with intent

to hold, sell or otherwise dispose of said negroes

as slaves, or to be held in labor or service; against the

the form, and in violation of the Act of Congress approved

20th April 1818; and against the peace and dignity of the United

States of America.

And the said Attorney of the United States

prayeth the consideration of the Court here in

the premises and that due process of law maybe

awarded against the said Charles G. Cox in this

behalf to make him answer to the said United States

touching and con[?]ing the premises aforesaid.

G. Walker

United States Attorney



United States of America

District of West Florida

The Clerk of District Court

will issue a writ directed to the Marshall of said District

commanding him to take the Body of Charles G. Cox and

him safely keep so that he has him before me in