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OF

CASES ARGUED AND DETERMINED

IN THE

Circuit Court of the United States

FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT.

BY SAMUEL BLATCHFORD,
CIRCUIT JUDGE OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.

VOLUME XVII.

NEW YORK:
BAKER, VOORHIS & CO., PUBLISHERS,
6 6 NASSAU STREET.

1881.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one,

BY SAMUEL BLATCHFORD,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

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JUDGES

OF THE CIRCUIT COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES

WITHIN THE SECOND CIRCUIT,

DURING THE TIME OF THESE REPORTS.

WARD HUNT, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE UNITED STATES. * SAMUEL BLATCHFORD, CIRCUIT JUDGE OF THE SECOND

JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.

DISTRICT JUDGES.

WILLIAM G. CHOATE, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW

YORK. WILLIAM J. WALLACE, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW

YORK.
CHARLES L. BENEDICT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW

YORK.
HOYT H. WHEELER, VERMONT.
NATHANIEL SHIPMAN, CONNECTICUT.

* At the request of Mr. Justice Hunt, the Honorable Morrison R. WAITE, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Honorable WILLIAM STRONG, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, severally held the Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York, under the provisions of $ 617 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and severally decided the cases which are stated in this volume to have been decided by them severally.

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*** The following corrections should be made in Volume

XVI of these Reports :

Page 565, line 16 from the bottom, for “respondents” read “libellants”

569, line 4 from the bottom, for "claimant” read “libellant"

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*** The following correction should be made in this Volume:

Page 357, line 25, for " indictment” read “indictments"

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