United States v. Schooner Emperor

United States v. Schooner Emperor

Lower Court

  • United States Supreme Court


  • 1839


  • 476


  • 864



7th State all you know in relation to the

subject tending to establish the fact that slaves were

brought into Florida by the Schooner Emperor, and

said that at the time, Charles G. Cox was master


Interrogatories to William Loften

1st Do you or not know the fact that the Schooner

Emperor commanded by one Charles G. Cox sometime

during the present year, brought a number of

slaves, supposed to be from Africa or some other

foreign country into the Territory of Florida?

2nd Did not a number of said persons,

(slaves or persons of color) make their appearance

on St Andrews Bay, sometime during the last


3rd If you answer Yea, say if it was not

your opinion and the general opinion in the

[ms torn] that said slaves were recently brought

from some foreign country?

4th State every fact and circumstances

within your knowledge, in relation to the subject

calculated to establish the fact that slaves

were brought introduced into the country by

the Schooner Emperor?

Interrogations to Warham Cromwell

1st Do you know the Schooner Emperor,

and her master Charles G. Cox?

2nd [ms torn] vessel enter the Bay

of St. Joseph some time during the last Spring,

if so state the time?

3rd Did you not, as custom house officer

board said vessel when in said Bay

if so, state if Charles G. Cox was on board

as master, if Paul de Malherbe was on board as

passenger, and whether the crew were Americans?