United States v. Schooner Emperor

United States v. Schooner Emperor

Lower Court

  • United States Supreme Court


  • 1839


  • 476


  • 864




The United States


Charles G. Cox



The United States


Schooner Emperor


United States of America

Superior Court for the District

of West Florida, [?] as

a District Court of the

United States, at Pensacola

Interrogations to be administered

to the following witness; to wit; William M. Lofton,

Robert L. Adams, Warham Cromwell (who reside

at a greater distance than one hundred miles from

Pensacola) to be propounded, sworn, examined,

and cautioned to testify the whole truth in prosecution

now pending in the said court, between

the United States and Charles G. Cox, and the

United States and the Schooner Emperor, to be [?]

in evidence on the part of the plaintiffs.

Interrogatory to R. L. Adams

1st Do you know the Schooner Emperor

and her master Charles G. Cox?

2nd Do you know or not that said vessel

entered the Bay of St. Joseph some time during the

last Spring?

3rd Do you or not know the fact that said

vessel imported into Florida from some foreign

country or place, a number of slaves, supposed

or persons of color, some time during the present


4th If Yea, state who claimed said slaves?

5th Were not a number of slaves supposed

by you to be from some foreign country, placed

under your control by a Mr. Krosky, or a Mr.

Malherbe, or both?

6th When said slaves were delivered to you,

by said Krosky, or Malherbe, were you not told they

were brought into the country by this Schooner Emperor

from the Island of Cuba, or some foreign country?