United States v. Schooner Emperor

United States v. Schooner Emperor

Lower Court

  • United States Supreme Court


  • 1839


  • 476


  • 864


To 3rd Inter. he answers -- I never was.

To 4th Inter. it is answered my reply to 3rd Interrogatory.

In reply to 5th Inter. he answers, I saw some negroes at St. Andrews Bay that I supposed to be foreigners. It was the joint opinions of Capt Soften [Loften?] myself [?] we had no certain information. The negroes were under the control of Mr. Joseph Crosky. I left them at Loften’s. Crosky said they were from Louisiana. I know nothing further of my own knowledge.

(signed) John Garrison

Joseph Crosky appears before us according to notice and refuses to be sworn or examined stating as a reason that he was unjustly accused of his participation in the alleged violation of the law and that during his absence from Florida his enemies procured an Indictment against him at Appalachicola on account thereof & by advice of his counsel he declined answering the Interrogatories as propounded.

Territory of Florida

Franklin County

We the undersigned commissioners in the above case hereby certify that the foregoing answers were made by the witnesses after being duly sworn, and that the same contains a full report of their several answers to the several Interrogatories propounded to each witness except to Joseph Crosky who declines answering for the reasons stated.

Given under our hands and seals this 12th day of August 1837.

(signed) Peter Gautier Jr.

Chas Haire

J. Peace