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Schreiber v. United States 6, 41, 73, 77, United States (Knobe v.)

73 79–84

Lawrence v.) 105 Schreiner v. United States

86
(Lord v.)

86 Seagrist (United States v.) Shattuck (Maley v.)

(McElrath v.)

70 157 v. McKee

112 Shawe v. Felton

63
(Osborne v.)

73 Sherman v. United State

147
v. Pirates

92 Shields v. United States

106
v. Robinson

93 Simpson v. Thompson

65
v. Ross

92 Slusman v. United States

106
(Schreiner v.)

86 Smith v. Condrey

158

v. Seagrist
v. McGuire

165
v. Wilson

93 v. United States (No. 2026) 17

(Wilson v.)

73 v. United States (No. 359) 106

v. Wiltberger

92 Snell v. Del. Ins. Co.

160
(Young v.)

73 Snow v. United States

107 Univ. Mar. Ins. Co. (Ionides v.) 36 Sonora, The 50, 51, 108 Upton v. United States

55 Sophocles Theologa's Case 84 | Usher v. Noble

160 Soule v. United States

104 Splendid, The

32 Staniforth (Puller v.) 165 Vasse (Comegys v.)

6, 117 Stevens v. United States

60 Vaughan and Telegraph, The 45, 158, 173 Stewart v. Greenock Mar. Ins, Co. 55 Vos v. Ins. Co.

34 Suckley v. Delafield 34 Vrow Henrica, The

163 Syers v. Bridge

98
Walker (Public Schools v.)

108 Talisman, The

Wallace v. United States 54

107 Taylor v. United States

Ward v. United States 106

106 Texan Star, The

Warren v. Ins. Co. 77–79

160 Theologa's (Sophocles) Case

Warren Ins. Co. (Adams v.) 84

165 Thompson v. Hopper

Waters v. Ins. Co. 34

34 (Simpson v.)

Watkinson v. Laughlin 65

154 Treadwell v. United States

105
Wells (Cushing v.)

173 Tucker (Davis r.)

60
Wiggin v. Amory

97 v. United States (No. 829)

Williams v. United States 104

6, 71 v. United States (No. 579) 108

(Martha Noyes) v. United Tudor v. Macomber

155
States

31 Turing, (Young v.)

Williamson v. Barrett 63

162 Tweed (Ins. Co. v.)

34
v. Colcord

105 Wilson v. United States

73 (United States v.)

93 United Ins. Co. (Le Roy v.)

150

Wing v. United States (No. 1153) 36, 107 United States (Armstrong v.) 73

v. United States (No. 1626) 107 v. Burns

86
Winged Racer, The

46, 114 (Carlisle v.)

Winter v. Haldimand 72

160 (Carroll v.)

Worth v. United States 73

69, 74, 80, 84 v. Davis

92
v. Kessler
96 Young v. Turing

63 (Kidd v.)

41
v. United States

73
v. Klein
69, 72 73
v. United States

108

THE GENEVA AWARD ACTS.

THE GENEVA AWARD ACTS.

THE COURT OF COMMISSIONERS OF

ALABAMA CLAIMS.

THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF JUNE 5, 1882.

TITLE.

AN ACT re-establishing the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims,

and for the distribution of the unappropriated moneys of the Geneva award.

THE COURT OF COMMISSIONERS OF ALABAMA CLAIMS

RE-ESTABLISHED.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims created by chapter four hundred and fifty-nine of the laws of the Forty-third Congress is hereby re-established, in the manner and with the obligations, duties, and powers imposed and conferred by said chapter, except as changed or modified by this act.

CHAPTER FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY-NINE OF THE LAWS OF THE FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS.—This is the act approved June 23, 1874 (18 Stat, at Large, 245), entitled as follows:

An act for the creation of a court for the adjudication and disposition of certain moneys received into the Treasury under an award made by the tribunal of arbitration constituted by virtue of the first article of the treaty concluded at Washington the eighth of May, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-one, between the United States of America and the Queen of Great Britain.

Section one of the act of 1874 is as follows:

That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to nominate and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint five suitable persons, who shall constitute a court, to be known as the “Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims." Each of the judges and other officers of said court shall take the oath of office prescribed by law to be taken by all officers of the United States. The President shall designate, by appointment, one of the said judges to be presiding judge of the court ; and all vacancies which may occur in said court by reason of death, resignation, or inability, or refusal or neglect of any or either of said judges to discharge the duties of his position, shall be filled in the same manner as vacancies occurring in offices under the Constitution of the United States are filled.

Five suitable persons, who shall constitute a court. The court, as originally constituted, consisted of Hon. Hezekiah G. Wells, of Michigan; Martin Ryerson, of New Jersey ; Kenneth Rayner, of Mississippi; William A. Porter, of Pennsylvania; and Caleb Baldwin, of Iowa. These appointments were made in June, 1874. Judge Ryerson did not take part in hearing causes in the court. He resigned in the winter of 1874–75, and soon after died. Hon. Harvey Jewell, of Massachusetts, was appointed to fill the vacancy February 26, 1875. Judge Baldwin died December 15, 1876, before the court had completed its work, but no appointment was made to fill the vacancy.' The President designated

1 Judge Jewell died at Boston, December 8, 1881. His memory is held in great respect by all who came in contact with him as a judge of this court. From a long experience at the bar of a commercial city, he was enabled to bring to the bench a practical knowledge of the usages and customs of merchants, and an accurate and extensive acquaintance with maritime law that was of inestimable value both to the government and to suitors. The United States has seldom had a more faithful and efficient judicial officer.

The judges were thus summoned, upon two successive occasions, to mourn the loss of one of their number. With Judge Ryerson the bar had no opportunity for personal acquaintance, but his reputation bespoke for him an honorable distinction, had he been spared to enter upon this new judicial career. Judge Baldwin's death was felt as a personal loss by his associates, and not less by the bar, - and

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