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54 U.S. 283

Walsh  v.  Rogers

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

The libel was filed by the appellants, in the District Court, where they obtained a decree on the 1st May, 1848, for $18,500 and costs. An appeal was taken to the Circuit Court.

On the 19th of February, 1850, the cause was heard finally in the Circuit Court, and upon consideration of all the testimony, as well that considered by the District Court, as the testimony subsequently taken, and arguments of counsel, the judgment of the District Court was declared to be erroneous, was ordered to be reversed and annulled, and the libel to be dismissed at the costs of the appellants.

The libellants then appealed to this court

It was argued by Mr. Fendall and Mr. Chilton, for the appellants, and Mr. Badger, for the appellees.

The questions were exclusively those of fact and evidence, as will be seen by a reference to the opinion of the court. No question of law was raised in the case.

Mr. Justice GRIER delivered the opinion of the court.


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