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United States vs. Schooner Emperor

United States vs. Schooner Emperor

Lower Court

  • United States Supreme Court

Date

  • 1839

Box

  • 476

Folder

  • 864

Transcript

13

Superior Court for the

District of West Florida

Setting in Admiralty

United States

vs

Charles G. Cox

Information amended under leave of the Court

And the said Attorney gives the court further to understand

And be informed that heretofore, to wit, on

the sixth day of February in the year of our Lord one

thousand eight hundred and thirty seven, a certain

Charles G. Cox, late of the Territory of Florida, and of

the United States of America, did import or bring

into the Territory of Florida from a port or place

without the [?] of the United States a number of

slaves, to wit, eight slaves; in violation of the act of

Congress, entitled “an Act to amend an Act for the

establishment of a Territorial Government in Florida

and for other purposes: Approved March

3rd 1823.

And the said Attorney gives the court further

to understand and be informed that heretofore

to wit; on the sixth day of February in the year of our

Lord one thousand eight hundred thirty seven, a

certain Charles G. Cox, late of the Territory of Florida,

and of the United States of America, knowingly did

aid and assist one Paul de Malherbe, and one

Joseph Crosky, to import and bring into the Territory

of Florida, from a Port or place without the limits

of the United States a number of slaves; to wit; eight

slaves; in violation of the Act of Congress entitled an

Act to amend an Act for the establishment of a

Territorial Government in Florida” and for other

purposes.

George Walker

United States Attorney