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The Daily Dispatch: October 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], Candidates for Congress in North Carolina. (search)
sovereign States. Now, I am sitting in this case, in Prize Court, and the Supreme Court said, the case of the Rapid. S Cranch's reports, 155, and the schooner Adeline and cargo 9 Cranch, 264, "that the law of prize is a part of the law of nations.Cranch, 264, "that the law of prize is a part of the law of nations." And I am, therefore, to decide this question by the principles of that universal law to which all civilized princes and States acknowledge themselves to be subject. In the first place let us see what is the character of the present contest in erty seized as enemy's property. And the same doctrine was maintained by the Supreme Court in the case of the "Venus," 8 Cranch, 203. Justice Washington, in delivering the opinion of the Court, says, speaking of a domicil acquired in a foreign countiple of excuse from necessity, will be found to have received the tion of the Supreme Court in the case of "The Mary," (O Cranch, 125) Chief Justice Marshall, (and I can name no higher authority,) in delivering the opinion of the court, says: "The Ma
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