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63 U.S. 244

Foster  v.  Davenport

THIS was a writ of error to the Supreme Court of Alabama.

The case was similar to the preceding one of Sinnot and others v. Davenport, except that the steamboat Swan was employed as a lighter and towboat upon waters within the State of Alabama. It was therefore insisted that she was engaged exclusively in the domestic trade and commerce, and consequently could be distinguished from the preceding case. Both were argued together by the same counsel.

Mr. Justice NELSON delivered the opinion of the court.


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