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United States Supreme Court

48 U.S. 729

Cutler  v.  Rae

THIS was an appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Massachusetts.

It was a libel filed in the District Court, as a court of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, by Rae, the owner of a vessel called the Zamora, against Cutler, in a cause of contribution or general average, civil and maritime.

The facts in the case are set forth by Mr. Chief Justice Taney, in delivering the opinion of the court, to which the reader is referred.

The District Court decreed that Rae should recover $2,500 from Cutler, which decree was affirmed in the Circuit Court.

It was submitted upon printed arguments in this court by Mr. Loring, for the libellant below, and Mr. Fletcher and Mr. Curtis, for the respondent and appellant.

The Reporter would be gratified if he could insert the whole of these arguments, but want of room forbids it.

Mr. Chief Justice TANEY delivered the opinion of the court.


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