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FEDERAL COURT RECORDS:
A SELECT CATALOG OF
NATIONAL ARCHIVES MICROFILM PUBLICATIONS
(PART 2)

RECORDS OF DISTRICT COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES
RECORD GROUP 21

The Judiciary Act of 1789, in addition to establishing the Supreme Court of the United States, established a system of district and circuit courts, whose records are contained in Record Group 21. The act divided the United States into 13 districts and established in each a district court and judge. The districts were then grouped into three larger circuits. A circuit court, consisting of a district judge and any two justices of the Supreme Court, was to convene in each district twice a year.

At first, the district courts were courts of original jurisdiction with authority to hear criminal, admiralty, and bankruptcy cases and all suits against consuls or vice consuls. The circuit courts' original jurisdiction extended to actions involving aliens or citizens of different states, and to equity suits where the matter in dispute exceeded $500. The Judiciary Act also provided for appeals from the district to the circuit court.

As the business of the courts increased, Congress authorized two or more districts in some states. In 1838 the northern district of New York became the first district to be split into two divisions.

Growing burdens on the courts changed their duties. In 1891 the newly created circuit courts of appeals took over the appellate jurisdiction of the circuit courts, and the Judiciary Act of 1911 abolished the circuit courts and provided for the transfer of their records and remaining jurisdiction to the district courts.

The cases in these microfilmed records cover a wide span of time and range of subjects. The earliest records, from the Vice Admiralty Court of New York, date from 1701, and the most recent concern naturalization petitions filed in 1974. Other records relate to land grants; criminal, law, prize, and appellate case files; and bankruptcy, habeas corpus, and judgment records.

The catalog descriptions of microfilm publications are grouped under the following headings: "Admiralty and Prize Records," "Bankruptcy Records," "Naturalization Records," "Land Grants and Claims," "Equity Records," "Law and Appellate Records," "Criminal Case Files," "General Records and Minutes," "Civil War," and "Miscellaneous Records." A publication among "General Records and Minutes" may contain cases regarding subjects that could fall under several headings. A few publications are grouped under the heading "Civil War" because they encompass a variety of records--all relating specifically to the war. "Miscellaneous Records" contains three publications that do not belong under any of the other headings. A brief and general discussion about the kinds of records under each heading introduces the microfilm publications grouped under each heading, and the publications are arranged alphabetically by state and thereunder by date. Admiralty and Prize Records

Cases designated "admiralty" concern maritime matters. Since 1789 U.S. district courts have exercised admiralty jurisdiction. Before 1789 state courts of admiralty, which were authorized by the Continental Congress on November 25, 1775, heard maritime cases. Documents in the admiralty case files referred to in this catalog date from 1701 through 1857 and are from both courts of admiralty and federal district courts. Most of the admiralty cases before the U.S. district courts in the pre-1840 period concern actions for damages arising from collision; breach of contract (mainly claims for seamen's wages and materials and supplies furnished); pilotage, towage, and wharfage fees; marine insurance; and bottomry (pledging a ship as security to cover the cost of a voyage). There are also suits concerning prize, ransom, and salvage rights; the smuggling of goods; illegal transportation of slaves; assault and battery; theft of cargo while at sea; embezzlement and fraud; and the illegal transportation of foreign troops and their arms and ammunition by a confiscated U.S. vessel.

Prize law is that part of international admiralty law concerning the capture of enemy property at sea during war. Most of the prize cases in the following publications concern British vessels taken during the War of 1812 by American privateers (privately owned ships in the service of the government). Prize courts determine the legality of the capture and the disposition of the ship and its cargo as lawful prizes. In 1794 the Supreme Court determined in Glass v. the Sloop Betsey (3 Dall. 6) that all the powers of a court of admiralty "both instance and prize" rested in the district courts. Congress specifically sanctioned the prize jurisdiction of the district courts in the prize act of June 26, 1812 (2 Stat. 759), which also regulated the issue of commissions and letters of marque to private, armed U.S. vessels.

The documents reproduced in these microfilm publications include libels, monitions, warrants of arrest, interrogations, depositions, claims of arrest, claims of parties interested in the cargo, various orders of the court, court declarations, sentences of condemnation, court opinions, private and official correspondence, bills of sale for prize property, and letters of marque from President James Madison. Also included are British letters of marque, orders to sail, port of clearances, ship manifests, bills of lading, receipts, correspondence, indentures, bills of health, British licenses, logs, and other papers. The descriptive pamphlet for each publication that contains case files provides a list of the cases.

Admiralty and prize cases also appear on M162, under "Records of the Supreme Court of the United States"; on M969, under "Law and Appellate Records"; and on T717, M1082, and M987 under "General Records and Minutes." Admiralty Case Files of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1850-1900. M1249. 401 rolls. DP.

The case files in this publication fall into two categories, conventional admiralty cases and habeas corpus cases, most of which arose under the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. The conventional cases deal with such matters as damages resulting from collisions of vessels, breach of contract, accidents aboard ship, and damage to cargo.

Habeas corpus cases relate to actions to free persons forcibly detained on board ships or in nearby facilities awaiting passage. Some cases concern contract laborers being taken to work in Alaskan canneries or aliens being deported after exhausting their periods of legal residence in the United States. Most, however, involve Chinese laborers turned back at their point of arrival by U.S. Customs authorities under the Chinese Exclusion Act (22 Stat. 58).

Papers from early cases involving Chinese deportation include "Canton Passports" issued by the Chinese government as proof of status as a merchant or student, the two categories of persons permitted to stay in the United States. As part of the case documentation, a photograph of the Chinese individual was submitted. The photograph was left as a separate item or attached to the petition or certified order of remand.

Documentation of admiralty case appeals includes decisions of the courts of appeals and on occasion mandates of the Supreme Court reversing or affirming the circuit court's opinion.

The cases are arranged numerically by case number. Of the more than 20,000 cases in this series, this publication includes cases 1 through 12,279, which cover the period in which the greatest number of Chinese expulsion cases occurred. Documents within each case are arranged for the most part chronologically by the court date. Beginning in the 1870s, the court bound case documents in a judgment roll and dated the entire set of documents by the date of the final judgment. The judgment roll has been filmed first, followed by unbound documents, with exhibits filmed at the end.

These cases contain valuable information on two diverse segments of American society, the maritime industry and the Chinese community. Many of the maritime cases include information on life aboard ship, the types of cargo carried, and the types of ships involved in trade. Maps and navigational aids, diagrams of collisions, and photographs document the changing nature of the coastlines, the tides, and the surrounding land. Habeas corpus cases involving the Chinese document the passage of a people from their homeland to immigrant status in frontier America. The files are valuable for the information they provide on Chinese life both in China and in San Francisco.

The National Archives-Pacific Sierra Region has filmed "Selected Indexes to the Records of the United States District and Circuit Courts of Northern California, 1863-1927," which contains an index to Chinese habeas corpus cases in admiralty, 1882-1906 and an index to admiralty cases, 1867-1921. The film is available only at the regional archives.

Roll   Cases

1     1-20

2     21-37

3     38-49

4     50-71

5     72-92

6     93-104

7     105-122

8     122(cont.)-145

9     146-165

10    166-183

11    184-201

12    202-224

13    225-238

14    239-269

15    270-296

16    297-314

17    315-341

18    342-382

19    383-421

20    422-452

21    453-479

22    480-521

23    522-559

24    560-594

25    595-613

26    614-655

27    656-700

28    701-724

29    725-771

30    772-815

31    816-853

32    854-905

33    906-931

34    932-965

35    966-1005

36    1006-1050

37    1051-1086

38    1087-1105

39    1106-1128

40    1129-1167

41    1168-1196

42    1197-1224

43    1225-1255

44    1256-1271

45    1272-1284

46    1285-1304

47    1305-1326

48    1327-1353

49    1354-1373

50    1374-1397

51    1398-1415

52    1416-1434

53    1435-1457

54    1458-1470

55    1471-1490

56    1491-1508

57    1508(cont.)

58    1508(cont.)-1518

59    1518(cont.)

60    1519-1532

61    1533-1546

62    1547-1573

63    1574-1584

64    1585-1612

65    1613-1631

66    1632-1633

67    1634-1653

68    1654-1666

69    1667-1675

70    1675(cont.)-1695

71    1696-1717

72    1718-1727

73    1728-1754

74    1755-1777

75    1778-1800

76    1801-1824

77    1825-1838

78    1839-1851

79    1852-1861

80    1862-1875

81    1876-1898

82    1899-1923

83    1924-1935

84    1936-1946

85    1947-1954

86    1955-1974

87    1975-1994

88    1995-2018

89    2019-2034

90    2035-2053

91    2054-2075

92    2076-2093

93    2094-2110

94    2111-2128

95    2129-2152

96    2153-2169

97    2170-2182

98    2183-2199

99    2200-2222

100   2223-2248

101   2249-2262

102   2263-2270

103   2271-2272

104   2272(cont.)-2280

105   2281-2298

106   2299-2302

107   2302(cont.)-2320

108   2321-2339

109   2340-2356

110   2357-2363

111   2364-2376

112   2377-2387

113   2388-2403

114   2404-2426

115   2427-2436

116   2437-2452

117   2453-2461

118   2462-2475

119   2476-2481

120   2482

121   2482(cont.)-2509

122   2510-2528

123   2529-2548

124   2549-2573

125   2574-2640

126   2641-2680

127   2681-2724

128   2725-2765

129   2766-2805

130   2806-2856

131   2857-2900

132   2901-2944

133   2945-2982

134   2983-3030

135   3031-3085

136   3086-3120

137   3121-3145

138   3146-3197

139   3198-3248

140   3249-3284

141   3285-3297

142   3298-3343

143   3344-3386

144   3387-3428

145   3429-3465

146   3466-3498

147   3499-3551

148   3552-3567

149   3567(cont.)-3585

150   3586-3632

151   3633-3680

152   3681-3728

153   3729-3763

154   3764-3814

155   3815-3855

156   3856-3872

157   3872(cont.)-3877

158   3878-3918

159   3919-3958

160   3959-3975

161   3976-4008

162   4009-4031

163   4032-4076

164   4077-4118

165   4119-4162

166   4163-4205

167   4206-4250

168   4251-4288

169   4289-4330

170   4331-4375

171   4376-4419

172   4420-4451

173   4452-4505

174   4506-4558

175   4559-4611

176   4612-4665

177   4666-4715

178   4715(cont.)-4769

179   4770-4825

180   4826-4888

181   4889-4943

182   4944-4993

183   4994-5048

184   5049-5099

185   5100-5153

186   5154-5209

187   5210-5258

188   5259-5316

189   5317-5369

190   5370-5403

191   5404-5453

192   5454-5503

193   5504-5564

194   5565-5570

195   5571-5628

196   5629-5689

197   5690-5750

198   5751-5812

199   5813-5867

200   5868-5913

201   5914-5973

202   5974-6034

203   6035-6093

204   6094-6153

205   6154-6214

206   6215-6275

207   6276-6333

208   6334-6393

209   6394-6455

210   6456-6500

211   6501-6543

212   6544-6601

213   6602-6658

214   6659-6723

215   6724-6783

216   6784-6842

217   6843-6901

218   6902-6961

219   6962-7018

220   7019-7077

221   7078-7136

222   7137-7194

223   7195-7255

224   7256-7315

225   7316-7374

226   7375-7433

227   7434-7493

228   7494-7553

229   7554-7612

230   7613-7666

231   7667-7722

232   7723-7777

233   7778-7836

234   7837-7895

235   7896-7949

236   7950-8001

237   8002-8060

238   8061-8119

239   8120-8175

240   8176-8232

241   8233-8288

242   8289-8345

243   8246-8409

244   8410-8466

245   8467-8529

246   8530-8590

247   8591-8643

248   8644-8699

249   8700-8753

250   8754-8802

251   8803-8842

252   8843-8887

253   8888-8912

254   8912(cont.)-8962

255   8963-9002

256   9003-9036

257   9037-9055

258   9056-9086

259   9087-9107

260   9108-9120

261   9121-9138

262   9139-9157

263   9158-9167

264   9168-9210

265   9211-9258

266   9259-9303

267   9304-9346

268   9347-9375

269   9376-9411

270   9412-9439

271   9440-9467

272   9468-9499

273   9500-9531

274   9532-9566

275   9567-9600

276   9601-9631

277   9632-9665

278   9666-9700

279   9701-9736

280   9737-9769

281   9770-9814

282   9815-9849

283   9850-9889

284   9890-9927

285   9928-9967

286   9968-9993

287   9994-10,020

288   10,021-10,054

289   10,055-10,092

290   10,093-10,119

291   10,120-10,152

292   10,153-10,184

293   10,185-10,213

294   10,214-10,229

295   10,230-10,237

296   10,238-10,251

297   10,252-10,266

298   10,267-10,273

299   10,274-10,287

300   10,287(cont.)-10,293

301   10,293(cont.)-10,301

302   10,301(cont.)-10,312

303   10,313-10,334

304   10,335-10,361

305   10,362-10,381

306   10,381(cont.)-10,382

307   10,383-10,403

308   10,404-10,423

309   10,424-10,442

310   10,443-10,458

311   10,459-10,472

312   10,473-10,491

313   10,492-10,511

314   10,512-10,529

315   10,530-10,550

316   10,551-10,566

317   10,567-10,582

318   10,583-10,599

319   10,600-10,620

320   10,621-10,638

321   10,639-10,649

322   10,650-10,675

323   10,676-10,689

324   10,690-10,716

325   10,717-10,731

326   10,732-10,745

327   10,746-10,784

328   10,785-10,840

329   10,841-10,859

330   10,860-10,866

331   10,867-10,886

332   10,887-10,911

333   10,912-10,933

334   10,934-10,958

335   10,959-10,985

336   10,986-11,010

337   11,011-11,032

338   11,033-11,058

339   11,059-11,074

340   11,075-11,104

341   11,105-11,111

342   11,112-11,121

343   11,122-11,139

344   11,140-11,166

345   11,167-11,180

346   11,181-11,194

347   11,194(cont.)-11,201

348   11,202-11,212

349   11,213-11,218

350   11,218(cont.)-11,222

351   11,223-11,234

352   11,235-11,252

353   11,253-11,270

354   11,270(cont.)-11,292

355   11,293-11,308

356   11,309-11,325

357   11,326-11,349

358   11,350-11,369

359   11,369 (cont.)-11,383

360   11,384-11,409

361   11,410-11,415

362   11,415(cont.)-11,422

363   11,423-11,448

364   11,449-11,473

365   11,474-11,497

366   11,498-11,501

367   11,502-11,521

368   11,522-11,549

369   11,550-11,576

370   11,577-11,605

371   11,606-11,630

372   11,631-11,664

373   11,665-11,690

374   11,691-11,702

375   11,703-11,729

376   11,730-11,745

377   11,746-11,779

378   11,780-11,798

379   11,799-11,801

380   11,801(cont.)-11,817

381   11,818-11,844

382   11,845

383   11,845(cont.)-11,864

384   11,865-11,895

385   11,896-11,921

386   11,922-11,944

387   11,945-11,975

388   11,976-12,008

389   12,009-12,031

390   12,032-12,059

391   12,060-12,098

392   12,099-12,118

393   12,119-12,144

394   12,145-12,163

395   12,164-12,192

396   12,193-12,210

397   12,211-12,226

398   12,227-12,231

399   12,232-12,238

400   12,239-12,259

401   12,260-12,276

 

Admiralty Final Record Books of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Key West), 1828-1911. M1360. 19 rolls. DP.

The court in Key West was a major prize court during the Civil War, when it was the only federal court in the South to remain in Union control throughout the war, and again during the Spanish-American War, where its proximity to Cuba and the Caribbean gave it prominence. The prize cases for the period 1861-65 appear in volumes 6, 7, 8, and 9 and those for the period 1899-1900 in volumes 16 and 17.

The final record books consist of copies of documents filed in each case in chronological order from the beginning libel to the final judgment. The cases are normally arranged chronologically by the date the final record was entered. Each volume is indexed by the initial letter of the plaintiff and/or the name of the vessel and/or the name of the defendant. The first three volumes cover the territorial period, from the establishment of the Superior Court for the Southern District in Key West in 1828 to the early months of statehood. Not until the first case in volume 4 do the records refer to the United States district court.

Volumes 1 and 2 carry the title "Cartas" (Spanish for "letters"), though the records are in English. Volume 2 includes a few pages dated 1828-36 documenting presidential appointments of U.S. attorneys and other minute-type entries. The final record entries constitute the majority of the volume and continue those entries from volume 1. Volume 8 contains final record entries with dates that overlap those in volume 7, but the vessels and cases involved are different and separate. The court stopped creating final records in 1911.

Roll   Description        Dates

1     Vol. 1 "Cartas"    May 1828--May 1837

2     Vol. 2 "Cartas"    May 1828--Nov. 1841

3     Vol. 3             Nov. 1841--Apr. 1846

4     Vol. 4             Apr. 1847--Mar. 1853

5     Vol. 5             Mar. 1853--June 1857

6     Vol. 6             July 1857--Dec. 1860

7     Vol. 6 (cont.)     Jan. 1861--Nov. 1862

8     Vol. 7             Nov. 1862--May 1865

9     Vol. 8             Nov. 1862--Nov. 1864

10    Vol. 9             June 1865--Mar. 1870

11    Vol. 10            Apr. 1870--Jan. 1875

12    Vol. 11            Feb. 1875--Apr. 1880

13    Vol. 12            May 1880--Sept. 1886

14    Vol. 13            Mar. 1886--Feb. 1889

15    Vol. 14            May 1889--June 1894

16    Vol. 15            June 1894--May 1898

17    Vol. 16            Apr. 1898--June 1902

18    Vol. 17            Nov. 1900--Feb. 1905

19    Vol. 18            Nov. 1904--May 1911

 

Records of the Vice Admiralty Court of the Province of New

York. T842. 1 roll.

The vice admiralty courts exercised jurisdiction over three kinds of cases: (1) ordinary marine cases, most commonly suits for salvage and seamen's wages; (2) prize cases; and (3) cases arising out of breaches of the acts of trade and navigation and other parliamentary measures, such as the Naval Stores Act. Because juries were reluctant to convict their fellow colonists in trade cases, the vice admiralty courts, which functioned without juries, were used by the British to recover the penalties and forfeitures imposed on the colonists by the Navigation Acts.

The records consist mainly of engrossed and rough minutes and case papers, but even these are incomplete. This publication reproduces three volumes of court minutes: Volume 1, 1701-46; Volume 2, 1746-57; and Volume 3, 1758-74. There are no extant minutes from July 9, 1757 to July 6, 1758. It is believed that a volume once existed but was lost. After 1762 only the rough minutes remain. Other records of the vice admiralty court from 1775-83 are in the Public Record Office of Great Britain.

At the beginning of the roll is an introduction written in June 1916 by Charles M. Hough, U.S. district judge for New York, in which he briefly outlines the history of the minute volumes and explains how they came into his possession. Case Papers of the Court of Admiralty of the State of New York, 1784-1788. M948. 1 roll. DP.

This microfilm publication reproduces 59 case papers from suits arising from salvage, 1784-88; violations of customs regulations, 1785-88; claims for seamen's wages, 1784-88; and miscellaneous actions involving maritime contracts. In some of these cases Alexander Hamilton appeared as proctor.

The case files are arranged by category of case and thereunder by date of filing or date of the earliest document. Later documents within a file are arranged by date of filing or date of document. Admiralty Case Files of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1790-1842. M919. 62 rolls. DP.

Most of these admiralty cases concern seizures and forfeitures of vessels and cargoes for violations of customs laws, nonpayment of seamen's wages, physical abuse of seamen, prize and ransom rights, and engaging in the slave trade. The years around 1800 were particularly significant for the court as it considered cases concerning the seizure of vessels during the undeclared hostilities between the United States and France.

This microfilm publication reproduces two sets of case files. Those for cases initiated before August 21, 1828, are arranged chronologically by the name of the vessel involved and include folders entitled "Merchandise," which contain documents arising from suits involving cargoes seized on land or from unknown or unidentified vessels. All case files contain documents that declare the charges, and files for suits involving seized cargoes include lists of cargoes and their value.

For cases from August 21, 1828, through October 25, 1842, files are arranged by numbers assigned in three docket books identified as volumes A-1, A-1A, and A-2. Cases within each docket are numbered respectively 1-434, 1-565, and 1-632. The inclusive dates for this microfilm publication are those of the filing of cases with the court, but some individual documents are dated as late as 1854.

  

Roll   Title

1     Notes

Dockets, 1828--42:

2     (1790) Betsey--(1797) Peryphus

3     (1797) Rebecca--(1799) Mohawk

4     (1799) Nancy--(1801) John

5     (1801) Lavina--(1803) Nine Sisters

6     (1803) Oliver Ellsworth--(1806) Minerva

7     (1806) Ocean--(1808) Julian

8     (1808) Little Ann--(1809) Champlin

9     (1809) Charles--(1809) Susanna

10    (1809) Thomas--(1810) Victory

11    (1811) Abeona--(1811) Mentor

12    (1811) Merchandise--(1811) William Tell

13    (1812) Agenoria--(1812) Charles

14    (1812) Cornelia--(1812) Helicon

15    (1812) Holkar--(1812) Koran

16    (1812) Lady Gallatin--(1812) Mary and Susan

17    (1812) Merchandise--(1812) Ocean

18    (1812) Orbit--(1812) William and Eliza

19    (1813) Ann--(1813) Nancy

20    (1813) Ontario--(1815) Benjamin

21    (1815) Carrier--(1816) Grand Turk

22    (1816) Harpooner--(1816) Little Catharine

23    (1816) Mariann--(1818) General Lincoln

24    (1818) Jack's Favorite--(1820) Esperanza

25    (1820) James Monroe--(1824) Eliza Ann

26    (1824) Maria--(1826) Robert Fulton

27    (1826) Sparrow--(n.d.) Union

Dockets, 1828--33:

28    A-1-1 through A-1-76

29    A-1-77 through A-1-127

30    A-1-128 through A-1-174

31    A-1-175 through A-1-210

32    A-1-211 through A-1-266

33    A-1-267 through A-1-304

34    A-1-305 through A-1-366

35    A-1-367 through A-1-390

36    A-1-391 through A-1-434

Dockets, 1834--39:

37    A-1A-1 through A-1A-50

38    A-1A-51 through A-1A-82

39    A-1A-83 through A-1A-130

40    A-1A-131 through A-1A-170

41    A-1A-171 through A-1A-241

42    A-1A-242 through A-1A-274

43    A-1A-275 through A-1A-313

44    A-1A-314 through A-1A-338

45    A-1A-339 through A-1A-399

46    A-1A-400 through A-1A-476

47    A-1A-477 through A-1A-515

48    A-1A-516 through A-1A-565

Dockets, 1839--42:

49    A-2-1 through A-2-50

50    A-2-51 through A-2-75

51    A-2-76 through A-2-117

52    A-2-118 through A-2-170

53    A-2-171 through A-2-215

54    A-2-216 through A-2-267

55    A-2-268 through A-2-305

56    A-2-306 through A-2-368

57    A-2-369 through A-2-419

58    A-2-420 through A-2-450

59    A-2-451 through A-2-487

60    A-2-488 through A-2-519

61    A-2-520 through A-2-570

62    A-2-571 through A-2-632

 

Appellate Case Files of the U.S. Circuit Court for the

Southern District of New York, 1793-1845. M855. 8 rolls. DP.

The number and types of documents in the appellate, or error and appeal, case files vary. Usually the case files include certified transcripts or "apostles" of records of the cases in the district court; the transcripts consist of copies of the papers filed and of minute-book entries of the district court's actions in the cases. Copies of additional documents are included in case files involving seizures of ships and cargoes for violation of embargo or evasion of customs duties.

The files, which are arranged alphabetically by surname of appellant or by name of ship, are numbered consecutively. Within each case file the documents are arranged chronologically by date presented to or filed with the circuit court. The date given for each case in the microfilm publication is the year when the case was filed with the court.

Roll Case  Title                                        Year 

1    1    The Schooner Adeline v. the Armed Brig  

           Expedition and John B. Gazeaux               1814

      2    William Ashley and the Schooner Freeman

           Ellis v. United States                       1816

      3    John Jacob Astor, Owner of the Brig

           Caledonia v. United States                   1817

      4    Benjamin Bailey and the Schooner Lucy v.

           United States                                1809

      5    John Baker, Claimant of the Sloop

           Elizabeth v. United States                   1809

      6    John T. Balch, Bankruptcy                    1843

      7    Jacob Barker v. United States                1816

      8    Jean Basso v. United States                  1844

      9    Hezekiah Bedell et al., for the Schooner

           Experiment v. United States                  1810

      10   Abraham Bell v. Benjamin Anderson et al.     1830

      11   William Bottomley and 13 Cases of Cloth

           v. United States                             1842

      12   Thomas Bowerbank and 6 Cases of Cloth

           of the Ship William v. United States         1818

2     13   Jonathan Brewster and the Schooner

           Nassau v. United States                      1816

      14   Alfred Brooks et al., Bankruptcy             1842

      15   Richard Bullock et al., and the Ship

           John v. United States                        1809

      16   Walter Burk and the Brig Isabella, alias

           Henrietta v. United States                   1809

      17   William Burtch, Bankruptcy                   1845

      18   Justin Butterfield v. United States          1831

      19   Benon Cain, Bankruptcy                       1843

      20   Robert M. Calmont v. Susan Lawrence          1842

      21   Robert Chapman, Bankruptcy                   1842

      22   Florye Charretton and Crew of Privateer

           Marengo v. Captain John Taylor and 20 Pipes

           of Wine From the English Brig Concord        1813

      23   Paul Chase, Benjamin Morris, and the Ship

           Cotton Planter v. United States              1809

      24   Claiborne Chew and the Brig Elisha and Mary

           v. Robert Charles                            1808

      25   Samuel Chollect and Peregrine Bourdieu of the

           Island of Dominica v. the Brig William Tell  1793

      26   Isaac Clason and the Ship Star v. Lemuel

           Taylor et al., of the Privateer Surprise     1815

      27   Alexander Coffin, Jr., and the Cargo of the

           Schooner Union v. United States              1816

      28   Cadwallader R. Colden v. United States       1823

      29   James Colles and the Sloop Christiana v.

           United States                                1816

      30   The Officers and Crew of the U.S. Frigate

           Constitution, Claimants of the Ship Cyane

           v. United States                             1815

      31   Barney Corse, Bankruptcy                     1843

      32   George Crosby and the Brig William Gray

           v. United States                             1810

3    33   In the Matter of the Application of David B.

           Day for an Injunction Against Susan A. Day,

           Bankruptcy                                   1844

      34   Thomas Doyle and the Sloop Regulator v.

           United States                                1817

      35   Albert H. Dorr, Bankruptcy                   1845

      36   William Dunlop and the Ship Grand Turk v.

           John Carlton                                 1817

      37   Seneca Durand, Bankruptcy                    1843

      38   Samuel H. Eakin et al. v. United States      1826

      39   Harvey Ely v. United States                  1833

      40   William Falconer v. Edward Clark             1835

      41   The Schooner Friendship v. United States     1799

      42   Manuel Gonzales and the Schooner Marie, alias

           Plattsburgh v. United States and the Officers

           and Crew of the Ship of War Cyane            1821

      43   Charles W. Gordon and the Sloop Polly and

           Jane v. United States                        1810

      44   James Hagan v. United States                 1832

      45   William Handy and Articles of Merchandise

           from Lower Canada v. United States           1823

      46   Joshua Harnden v. John Den et al.            1816

      47   Isaac Harvey and Robert Forrest for the Brig

           Fair American v. Alexander Murray et al.     1799

      48   Joseph Hatch v. Caleb Barstow                1823

      49   Jesse Hawley v. John Molson and George Davies 1837

      50   William Hazard et al., and 422 Casks of Wine

           from the Brig Amphritite v. United States    1821

      51   Charles Hecksher v. United States            1833

      52   The Schooner Hero v. United States           1816

      53   Francis Hill, Owner of the Ship Huron v.

           United States                                1801

      54   William A. Hillyer, Bankruptcy               1842

      55   William Hinton v. United States              1827

      56   Arthur Hirst v. United States                1825

      57   John Hoxsey and the Sloop Julian, alias

           Julia Ann v. United States                   1810

4    58   James Jackson and George Allen v. Cyrus

           Burlingame et al.                            1825

      59   James Jackson and George Allen v. Isaac

           Smith et al.                                 1826

      60   James Jackson, Lydia Henry et al. v.

           Joseph Barker                                1825

      61   James Jackson v. Stephen Waring              1826

      62   The Brig Charles, alias Mariana, and

           William Lovett, Claimant for Don Joseph

           v. United States                             1816

      63   Peter Kemble, Samuel Gouverneure, William

           Clark, and the Brig Lion v. Isaac Sherman    1806

      64   Henry King and John Mumford v. United States 1817

      65   Henry Kneeland, Bankruptcy                   1842

      66   Nathaniel Lawrence and William Hill v.

           United States                                1807

      67   Aaron Lazarus and Richmond Whitmarsh v. John B.

           Murray, James B. Murray, and the Brig Hannah 1826

      68   James W. Lent v. United States               1825

      69   Lenox and Maitland and the Cargo of the Ship

           Manhair v. United States                     1816

      70   Manuel Linto and the Cargo of the British Prize

           Ship Nereide v. Peter Schenck et al., of the

           Privateer Governor Thompkins                 1814

      71   William Lovett of the Ship Superb, alias

           Saint Thomas, alias El Marques De La Romana

           v. United States                             1810

      72   James J. Mapes, Bankruptcy                   1843

      73   Jacob Mark et al., and 8,900 Ploughshare Molds

           for the Ship Euphrates v. United States      1819

  5   74   Martin and Gosselin, Claimants of 95 Bales

           of Paper v. United States                    1819

      75   Hugh R. Martin v. United States              1831

      76   Ship Mary and Susan, Claimants: John

           Richardson, James Webster, John B. Dask,

           James Beswick, Edward Lyde, Thomas Brook,

           Hubert Van Waggenen, Benjamin Palmer, and

           Thomas Irvin v. United States and Charles

           Johnson of the Privateer Tickler             1813

      77   Thomas McBurney, Bankruptcy                  1845

      78   Robert McClellin, William Van Ness, and

           William Bay v. United States                 1824

      79   George Meade et al. v. the Brig Catherine    1794

      80   Peter Joseph Mirault and Fredrick Roux of the

           Schooner Amiable Nancy v. Peter H. Schenck

           and Martin W. Brett of the Brig Scourge      1817

      81   Andrew Mitchell v. Robert Lenox et al.,

           Executors for John Taylor and John Day       1839

      82   Thomas Mitchell, an Insolvent v.

           Joseph Hurlbut                               1838

      83   Elisha Morril v. Benjamin Glifford, S.P. Allen,

           Jabez Bullock, Daniel Allen, and Richmond

           Bullock of the Brig Providence               1803

      84   John Mortimer and John Samuel Hunt v.

           United States                                1843

      85   John P. Mumford et al., and the Ship Uncle Toby

           v. Henry Martin, John Royce and Peter Bowen  1801

      86   John R. Murray and the Brig Harvey-Hide v.

           United States                                1815

      87   Joseph Naylor, Bankruptcy                    1843

      88   Francis H. Nicole v. United States           1825

      89   Andrew Ogden and the Ship Koran v.

           United States                                1816

      90   The Sloop Orbit v. United States             1816

6    91   Archippus Parish and the Ship Suffolk v.

           United States                                1813

      92   Samuel Parker, Bankruptcy                    1843

      93   Leonard Paulson, Bankruptcy                  1842

      94   In the Matter of John Pemberton, Debtor      1837

      95   Don Diego Pintado v. Jean Antoine Berard

           and the Ship San Joseph, alias La Princesa

           De Las Asturias                              1796

      96   Augustus Porter v. James Jackson ex dem.,

           John and Susannah Sparkman                   1825

      97   Peter B. Porter v. United States             1831

      98   Elijah F. Prentiss, Bankruptcy v.

           James MacGunder                              1842

      99   Edward Price and the Schooner Regulator v.

           United States                                1809

      100  John M. Quackenbos, Bankruptcy               1842

      101  In the Matter of the Petition of

           William Renwick                              1833

      102  Moses Richardson of the Brig Mount Vernon

           v. United States and Stephen Decatur,

           Commander of the Ship Chesapeake             1809

      103  Jacque Rouge, Owner of the Schooner La

           Vengeance, and Jean Antoine Bernard De

           Rozier, French Consul in New York v.

           United States                                1796

      104  John Russell and James T. Tallman v.

           United States                                1814

      105  John W. Russell and Gilbert Russell v.

           United States                                1814

      106  John W. Russell and the Brig William King,

           alias Havana v. United States                1815

      107  Peter H. Schenck and Martin W. Brett for

           the Owners and Officers of the Armed Brig

           Scourge v. the Brig                          1816

      108  In the Matter of the Petition of John S.

           Schermerhorn                                 1835

      109  John Scott and Robert F. Slack v.

           United States                                1835

      110  Don Juan Sloughton v. Daniel Ulley et al., as

           Captors of the Ship Polacre Divina Pastora   1818

      111  James Smith v. United States                 1807

      112  Waters Smith and The Brig Elizabeth v.

           United States                                1814

      113  Solomon Southwick, Postmaster of Albany, With

           Spencer Stafford and John V. N. Gates v.

           Postmaster General of the United States      1824

7     114  Spencer Stafford et al. v. United States     1834

      115  In the Matter of John W. Strong, Bankruptcy  1842

      116  Zaccheus Swain, Thomas Delano, and the Ship

           Nancy v. Charles Morris and Hugh G. Campbell

           of the Brig Eagle and Josias M. Speake

           for the Brig Richmond                        1799

      117  Samuel Swartwout v. William H. Tracy and

           John and John B. Balistier                   1833

      118  Hugh Thomson, Robert Oliver, and the Ship

           Dolphin v. Daniel Penfield and John Thomson  1800

      119  John Tibby et al., and 54 Tons of Plaster

           of Paris From the Sloop Mary Ann v. United

           States                                       1816

      120  United States v. the Cargo of the Ship

           Ann Williams                                 1817

      121 United States v. William Vintroux Hersan

           and the Cargo of the Ship Ann Williams       1817

      122  United States v. John Baker and the Sloop

           Elizabeth                                    1810

      123  United States v. Abraham Barker              1817

      124  United States v. Robert Bowne                1817

      125  United States v. Richard Delafield           1842

      126  United States v. Samuel C. Jacques and

           Frazier Ayres                                1834

8    127  United States v. 651 Chests of Tea From

           William Lippincott and Company               1826

      128  United States v. John Troup and the Cargo of

           the Ship New York                            1816

      129  United States v. David Remson and James

           Adams of the Brig Rambler                    1814

      130  United States v. William Rathbone, Joseph

          White et  al.                                 1823

      131  United States v. Edward Sarchet and Albert

           Woodhull                                     1836

      132  United States v. Joel Stone and Samuel

           Bartlett Stone                               1841

      133  United States and the Officers and Crew of

           the Sloop of War Peacock v. 5 Chests of Opium

           and 320 Ounces of Gold From the Ship Union   1816

      134  United States v. Robert Cumming and the Ship

           Young Ralph                                  1802

      135  Lawrence Van Kleeck, Benjamin Knower, and

           William Fowler v. United States              1829

      136  Wheelright and Johnson, of the Ship Robert

           Fulton v. Francis H. Nicoll et al.           1826

      137  George Whitaker, Bankruptcy                  1842

      138  Fredrick White and Solomon White v. United

           States                                       1834

      139  Solomon White and Dexter Hungerford v.

           United States                                1834

      140  John Willard, Thomas P. Baldwin, and Seth C.

           Baldwin v. United States                     1825

      141  James Gregg Wilson, Bankruptcy               1843

      142  John Wilson and Lewis Joseph v. the

           Ship Mary                                    1820

      143  Samuel R. Wood v. United States              1839

      144  John Yellowley and the Schooner Enterprise

           v. United States                             1809

      145  Mary Young v. Samuel Peck                    1842

 

Prize and Related Records for the War of 1812 of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1812-1816. M928. 9 rolls. DP.

The records reproduced in this microfilm publication are arranged in three series. The principal series, case files of 1812-16, includes libels, summonses, court orders, licenses, correspondence, and related papers reflecting the progress of prize cases through the court.

The second series, privateers' papers of 1812-16, consists mainly of letters of attorney and letters of last will and testament, and "prize tickets" or certificates indicating the number of shares of prize money to which the holder was entitled. The privateer vessels concerned are the Benjamin Franklin, the Bunker Hill, the Chasseur, the Favorite, the General Armstrong, the Hornet, the Saratoga, and the Teazer. The documents are arranged alphabetically by name of the privateer vessel and thereunder by date of filing or date of the document.

The third series, papers relating to the U.S. frigate Essex, 1812-16, consists of letters of attorney and certificates referring to the distribution of shares of prize monies. The documents are arranged chronologically.

Roll   Description

1     Adeline-Caroline

2     Charles-Eclipse

3     Economy-Jesse

4     Jonathan-Mary Ann

5     Mary and Susan-Neptune

6     Nereid-Prudence

7     Quebec-Susannah

8     Three Brothers-Young Tamer

9     Privateers' papers, 1812-16

       Papers relating to the U.S. frigate Essex, 1812-16

 

Admiralty Case Files of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1789-1840. M988. 18 rolls. DP.

These case files are arranged chronologically by year of filing and thereunder alphabetically by the name of the first plaintiff. The documents within the files are arranged mainly by date of filing or by date of the document. The types and content of the documents in the case files are generally those listed in the introduction to the admiralty section.

  

Roll   Description

1     1789-92 (A-J)

2     1792 (L-W)-1795

3     1796-98 (A-G)

4     1798 (H-W)-1800 (A and B)

5     1800 (B cont.-W)-1802 (B-F)

6     1802 (F cont.-Y)-1804 (A-R)

7     1804 (S-W)-1806

8     1807-9

9     1810-12 (A-C)

10     1812 (D-W)-1815 (A-J)

11     1815 (M-W)-1819 (B)

12     1819 (C-W)-1821

13     1822-25

14     1826-30

15     1831-34 (B-D)

16     1834 (F-W)-1837 (A-E)

17     1837 (F-Y)-1838 (A-P)

18     1838 (R-Z)-1840

 

War of 1812 Prize Case Files of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1812-1815. M966. 2 rolls. DP.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania heard 38 prize cases during the War of 1812. The first case was docketed on July 28, 1812, and the last case on September 7, 1815. On April 20, 1820, the last case settled, that of the sloop Enterprise (No. 27), was closed.

Most documents within the files are arranged by date of filing or date of document. Numbered sets of exhibits are found at the front of many files. Some of the documents are written in Spanish or Portuguese. Undated or unidentified documents are last. Copies of court proceedings sent from Drontheim, Norway, are found in the files of cases that involved the American ships Rattlesnake and Scourge. These two vessels captured several British ships as prizes and took them to Norway, a country of amity, where evidence was taken and sent to Pennsylvania for determination and sentence. The court copies from Norway follow the libels filed with the Pennsylvania district court in the files of cases involving the Rattlesnake and the Scourge.

Roll Case  Title                                         Year

1     1    John Murphy et al. (Globe) v. Boyd et al.     1812

      2    John Hayard et al. (Paul Jones) v.

           Mary Ann et al.                               1812

      3    Alexander Lucet et al. (Governor McKean)

           v. Prince Adolphus et al.                     1812

      4    The U.S. Sloop of War Hornet et al. v.

           John et al.                                   1812

      5    The United States for the use of the Argus

           et al. v. Ariadne et al.                      1812

      6    David Maffet (Maffitt) et al. (Atlas) v.

           Pursuit et al.                                1812

      7    Jaques Bedois et al. (Marengo) v. St. Antonio

           et al.                                        1812

      8    The U.S. Frigate Constitution et al. v. South

           Carolina et al.                               1812

      9    William Shaw et al. (Revenge) v. Lorrain

           et al.                                        1812

      10   The United States for James Lawrence,

           Commander, et al. (Hornet) v. Ellen et al.    1813

      11   Owners, David Maffet (Maffitt), et al.

           (Rattlesnake) v. Flame et al.                 1814

2     12   Samuel Hawley et al. (Young Wasp) v.

           Sisters et al.                                1814

      13   Samuel Hawley et al. (Young Wasp) v. James           

           et al.                                        1814

      14   William Guier, Thomas Diehl, et al. (Ellen)

           v. Enterprise et al.                          1814

      15   n.n. Coleman et al. (Perry) v. Polly et al.   1814

      16   David Maffet (Maffitt) et al. (Rattlesnake)

           v. Betsy et al.                               1814

      17   David Maffet (Maffitt) et al. (Rattlesnake)

           v. Harford et al.                             1814

      18   Samuel Hawley et al. (Young Wasp) v. Hope

           et al.                                        1814

      19   David Maffet (Maffitt) et al. (Rattlesnake)

           v. Thetis et al.                              1814

      20   Samuel Nichole et al. (Scourge) and David

           Maffet (Maffitt) et al. (Rattlesnake) v.

           Britannia et al.                              1814

      21   David Maffet (Maffitt) et al. (Rattlesnake)

           v. Perseverance et al.                        1814

      22   David Maffet (Maffitt) et al. (Rattlesnake)

           v. Friends Adventure et al.                   1814

      23   David Maffet (Maffitt) et al. (Rattlesnake)

           v. Jolly Bachelor et al.                      1814

      24   Samuel Nichole et al. (Scourge) and David

           Maffet (Maffitt) et al. (Rattlesnake) v.

           Westmoreland et al.                           1814

      25   David Maffet (Maffitt) et al. (Rattlesnake)

           v. Latona et al.                              1814

      26   The U.S. Squadron on Lake Erie, Arthur St.

           Clair, Commander, et al. v. Perseverance

           et al.                                        1814

      27   Ezekiel Carman et al. (Jonquilly) v.

           Enterprise et al.                             1814

      28   Alexander Adams et al. (Amelia) v. Mary

           Whittle et al.                                1815

      29   Alexander Adams et al. (Amelia) v. Carolina

           and Susanna et al.                            1815

      30   Samuel Hawley et al. (Young Wasp) v. Margaret

           et al.                                        1815

      31   Thomas Reilly et al. (Hope) v. Hannah & Emma

           et al.                                        1814

      32   Samuel Nichole et al. (Scourge) v. Hope

           et al.                                        1815

      33   Samuel Hawley et al. (Young Wasp) v. Plutus

           et al.                                        1815

      34   The U.S. Squadron on Lake Erie, Arthur St.

           Clair, Commander, et al. v. Mink et al.       1815

      35   David Maffet (Maffitt) et al. (Rattlesnake)

           v. Ann Elizabeth et al.                       1815

      36   Samuel Hawley et al. (Young Wasp) v. Lady

           of the Bason et al.                           1815

      37   John Coleman et al. (Perry) v. John et al.    1815

      38   David Maffet (Maffitt) et al. (Rattlesnake)

           v. Pax et al.                                 1815 

     

Pre-Federal Admiralty Court Records, Province and State of South Carolina, 1716-1789. M1180. 3 rolls. DP.

This microfilm publication reproduces four volumes of minute books of the British Vice Admiralty Court for the Province of South Carolina, 1716-63, and a final record book of the Court of Admiralty for the State of South Carolina under the Articles of Confederation, 1787-89.

The vice admiralty court's jurisdiction covered ordinary marine cases (usually suits for salvage and seamen's wages), prize cases, and cases arising out of breaches of trade and navigation acts. The four volumes of minute books, which are arranged chronologically, are the only records that have survived from the court. The minute books for 1731-35 and 1750-51 have not been located, and no records exist for the colonial period past 1763. Volume 3 has a partial table of contents covering May 1736-November 1738. Volume 4 has a table of contents at the beginning covering September 1752-December 1757, and another table of contents on page 351 for January 1758-May 1763. The volume numbers of the British vice admiralty minute books were assigned by the National Archives staff.

The final record book for the Court of Admiralty for the State of South Carolina, 1787-89, has a table of contents at the beginning of the volume. The case records, which are arranged chronologically by the date each case closed, constitute a final record of each case appearing before the court and include copies of libels, claims, and answers; other pleadings; exhibits; and orders and decrees of the court. The final record book is contained in a volume that also has admiralty records of the federal district court for South Carolina, 1790-95, which appear on M1182.

Roll  Description         Dates

1     British vice admiralty minute books

       Vol. 1              Nov. 1716-Nov. 1718

       Vol. 2              Nov. 1718-Jan. 1730

2      Vol. 3              May 1736-July 1749

3      Vol. 4              Sept. 1752-May 1763

      Final record book of

      the Court of Admiralty

      for the State of

      South Carolina       Feb. 1787-June 1789

 

Admiralty Final Record Books and Minutes for the U.S.

District Court, District of South Carolina, 1790-1857. M1182.

4 rolls. DP.

This microfilm publication consists of three volumes of final record books, dated 1790-95, 1795-1800, and 1799-1800, and five volumes of admiralty minute books (called journals by the court) dated 1796-1806, 1806-14, 1819-26, 1826-42, and 1843-57. No other admiralty final record books for South Carolina have been located. The final record books are arranged in chronological order by the date each case closed. The first volume includes admiralty records for the state of South Carolina, 1787-98, which have been filmed on M1180. Each of the first two volumes has a table of contents of cases. Volume 1 also has a partial list of decrees, arranged alphabetically by surname of the defendant, each entry listing the defendant, the plaintiff, the nature of the case, and the date of the final decree. The records of a case may include copies of libels, claims, and answers; other pleadings; exhibits; and orders and decrees of the court.

The volumes of admiralty minute records are arranged by date of court session. The second volume, 1806-14, has two indexes, alphabetical by initial letter of surname, for both plaintiffs and defendants that cover part of the volume. The third volume has a list of the judges who served the South Carolina admiralty courts from 1716 to 1823, with their dates of appointment. The fourth volume has a similar list for 1716-1839. The index in volume 5, 1843-57, list both defendants and the names of those applying for citizenship alphabetically by initial letter of surname. No minutes have been located for March 1814-July 1819.

Roll  Description    Dates

Admiralty final record books:

1     Vol. 1         1790-95

      Vol. 2         1795-1800

      Vol. 3         1799-1800

Admiralty minute books:

2     Vol. 1         1796-1806

      Vol. 2         1806-14

3     Vol. 3         1819-26

      Vol. 4         1826-42

4     Vol. 5         1843-57

 

Admiralty Case Files of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1801-1861. M1300. 18 rolls. DP.

Most of the admiralty cases heard by the district court at Norfolk concerned actions in five main categories: collision; breach of contract for services or goods; pilotage, towage, and wharfage fees; bottomry; and marine insurance. Among the many types of documents found in the case files are libels, monitions, depositions, opinions of the court, crew lists, and appraisers' reports.

The case files are arranged chronologically by year of filing and thereunder alphabetically by the surname of the plaintiff. Documents within these files are arranged mainly by date of filing or the date of the document.

Three volumes of minute books kept by the court have been filmed to serve as an index to the case files. They cover the years 1801-5, 1811-19, and 1819-50. Because the minute books do not cover the entire period, the National  Archives Mid Atlantic Region has created a complete index to the case files. The index appears in the descriptive pamphlet and on the first roll of the microfilm publication. The spelling of names of parties in the index has been determined from the documents in the files.

Roll   Title

1     Minute books, 1801-5, 1811-19, and 1819-50

2     (1801) Brooks v. Schooner Rebecca - (1803) Watson et al.

         v. Brig Venus

3     (1804) Esdra & Donner v. Ship Mozelle and Brig Josephine

         - (1805) Willoughby v. Brig Mary Louisa

4     (1806) Garrau v. Brig Catherine - (1808) U.S. v. Sloop

         Maria

5     (1809) Deillvin et al. v. Ship Agnus - (1811) U.S. v.

         Schooner Union

6     (1812) Browns et al. v. Schooner Mary Ann - (1813) Vial

         et al. v.  Brig Edward

7     (1814) Manville v. Brig Venus - (1817) U.S. v.

         Twenty-one Barrels of Sugar (Schooner Mary Ann)

8     (1818) Don Pablo Chacon v. The Polacre Brig La Cruz De

         Mayo - (1819) John White v. Schooner Louisa

9     (1820) Maurice et al. v. Sloop Sally - (1822) U.S. v.

         Schooner Union

10    (1823) U.S. v.  Schooner Ann - (1824) U.S. v.

         Twenty-three Boxes of Wine

11    (1825) U.S. v.  A Part of Two Hogsheads of Rum - (1842)

         Mitchell v. Sloop Thomas Hayward

12    (1844) Dozier v. Schooner Margaret - (1846) U.S. v.

         Thirteen Cases of Gin (Schooner Sidney)

13    (1847) Battersby v.  Barque Caledonia - (1853) U.S. v.

         Eighteen Cases of Gin (Schooner Golden Gate)

14    (1853) U.S. v. Schooner Rachel P. Brown - (1854) Webb

         and Mitchell v. Schooner Caroline Hall

15    (1855) B. & J. Baker v. Barque William Chase - (1856)

         Wilson v. Barque Isaiah Fowler

16    (1857) Cobb et al. v. Schooner Pawnee - (1858) Young &

         McLean v. Ship Splendid

17    (1859) Anderson et al. v. Schooner Southerner - (1860)

         Merryman et al. v. Steamer Yorktow

18    (1860) Odean v. Ship Luna - (1861) Jameson et al. v.

         Barque Ida

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