Pearce v. Page
THIS was an appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the district of Kentucky, sitting in admiralty.
It was a libel filed in the District Court of Kentucky by Pearce and others against the steamboat Doctor Robertson, for the loss of certain castings, which the libellants had shipped on board of a flat-boat, sunk by collision with the steamboat on the Ohio river.
The District Court dismissed the libel, as not being sustained by the proofs.
This decree was affirmed by the Circuit Court, and the libellants appealed to this court.
It was argued by Mr. Lincoln for the appellants, and by Mr. Phillips upon a brief filed by himself and Mr. Nicholson for the appellees.
The arguments would be difficult to be explained without diagrams and a full report of the testimony.
Mr. Justice McLEAN delivered the opinion of the court.