Goodwin v. United States

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United States Supreme Court

84 U.S. 515

GOODWIN  v.  UNITED STATES

APPEAL from the Court of Claims, in which court one Goodwin, who had chartered a schooner to the United States, at a fixed per diem, sought to recover the per diem during one hundred and forty-four days in which, under the circumstances hereinafter mentioned, the vessel had been detained by the marshal of the United States on a libel filed against her.

The Court of Claims dismissed his petition, and Goodwin took this appeal.

Mr. T. J. D. Fuller, for the appellants; Messrs. G. H. Williams and C. H. Hill, contra.

Mr. Justice SWAYNE stated the case, and delivered the opinion of the court.

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