United States v. Schooner Emperor

United States v. Schooner Emperor

Lower Court

  • United States Supreme Court


  • 1839


  • 476


  • 864


To 2nd Inter. he replies that when he spoke the vessel he was informed by the Captain that he did not wish a Pilot. There was no conduct by any one on board which excited suspense in my mind at the time.

To 3rd Inter. he replies -- such is the custom

To 4th Inter. he replies -- I have resided at St Joseph as Pilot for a length of time & the Schooner Emperor never before to my knowledge entered the harbour.

To 5th Inter. he replies I saw a man on Deck whom afterwards saw on shore & who I was informed was Malherbe.

To 6th Inter. he replies he did not see any slaves carried ashore from the Emperor -- but was informed by the mate of Florias[?] as well as he recollects that he saw slaves or persons of color taken from the Schooner Emperor & put on land the boat in which Malherbe was afterwards drowned[?].

To 7th Inter. he replies that he learned on shore from common reports that persons of color had been brought into the Territory of Florida on said Schooner Emperor.

TO 8th Inter. he replies that he has no other information than as stated in the foregoing answers.


Robert B. Jenkins

John Garrison being duly sworn answers as follows. Answer to 1st Interrogatory. I do not know [?].

To 2nd Inter. he answers I never saw the vessel to my knowledge and have only known from report that negroes were brought into the Territory by him.