Converse v. United States
THIS case was brought up by writ of error from the Circuit Court of the United States for the district of Massachusetts.
The case is explained in the opinion of the court.
It was argued by Mr. Russell and Mr. Cushing for the plaintiff in error, and submitted by Mr. Stanton on a brief by Mr. Black (Attorney General) for the United States.
The examination, by the counsel, of the various acts of Congress bearing upon the point in dispute is rendered unnecessary by the investigation of them contained in the opinion of the court, and also in the opinion of the dissenting judges.
Mr. Chief Justice TANEY delivered the opinion of the court.