United States v. Schooner Emperor

United States v. Schooner Emperor

Lower Court

  • United States Supreme Court


  • 1839


  • 476


  • 864


United States of America

District of West Florida

To Peter Gautier, Robert Beveridge, & Jn. Scott Esqs or any two of them, Greeting:

Having special trust and confidence in your skill & fidelity we hereby authorize and empower you to take in the forms of Law, the testimonys of Gabriel T. Floyd, William M. Loften, Robert C. Adams, Warham Cromwell, and John Garrison, to be [?] in evidence in the trial of a libel against the Schooner Emperor and against Charles G. Cox Master, before me at Pensacola; and the same having taken, to be sealed up by you and directed to me, with this Commission.

Given my hand and private seal at Pensacola this 25th day of May 1887.

(signed) John A. Cameron

Judge D.W. Fl.

The United States


Charles G. Cox


The United States


Schooner Emperor

and Charles G. Cox

By virtue of a precept directed to us as Commissioners, from the Honorable the Judge of the Superior Court of the Western District to take Depositions in said cases, Gabriel J. Floyd appeared before us on the 7th day of June 1837. and being duly sworn answers to first interrogatory. Answer 1st I saw the Schooner Emperor at the entrance to this Bay (St Joseph) on the sixth of February 1837. on the seventh she was entered at the Collections Office by the Capt Charles G. Cox.

Answer 2nd I have no other acquaintance with the Master of the Schooner Emperor than having seen him at the time of the entry aforesaid.

Answer 3rd Said vessel entered this Bay as stated in first answer

4th She was -