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Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York   By:

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TRIAL OF THE

OFFICERS AND CREW OF THE PRIVATEER SAVANNAH,

ON THE CHARGE OF PIRACY,

IN THE UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT FOR

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.

HON. JUDGES NELSON AND SHIPMAN, PRESIDING.

REPORTED BY A. F. WARBURTON, STENOGRAPHER, AND CORRECTED BY THE COUNSEL.

NEW YORK: BAKER & GODWIN, PRINTERS, PRINTING HOUSE SQUARE, OPPOSITE CITY HALL. 1862.

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PRELIMINARY PROCEEDINGS: Capture of the Savannah; the removal of the prisoners to New York, and their committal for trial, v The Indictment, vi The Arraignment, xiii

TRIAL OF THE PRISONERS. FIRST DAY: Organization of the Court, 1 Impaneling of the Jury, 2 Opening of Mr. E. Delafield Smith, United States District Attorney, 14 Testimony for the Prosecution: Albert G. Ferris, 20 William Habeson, 41 George Thomas, 41 George H. Cables, 41 Thies N. Meyer, 42 Horace W. Bridges, 46 Silas H. Stringham, 48 Argument on the Jurisdiction: Mr. Larocque, 49 Mr. Brady, 50 Mr. Evarts, 50 Mr. Larocque, 51

TRIAL. SECOND DAY: Decision on the Jurisdiction, 54 Testimony for the Prosecution, resumed: Silas H. Stringham, 55 David C. Constable, 60 Daniel D. Tompkins, 62 J. Buchanan Henry, 63 Ethan Allen, 64 Mr. Larocque's Opening for the Defence, 66 Documentary Testimony, 108

TRIAL. THIRD DAY: Documentary Testimony, 110 Testimony for the Defence: Daniel D. Tompkins, 112 Presentation of Authorities by Counsel for the Prosecution, 113 Arguments of Counsel on the Points of Law: Mr. Lord, 117 Mr. Larocque, 133

TRIAL. FOURTH DAY: Arguments of Counsel on the Points of Law: Mr. Larocque, continued, 144 Mr. Mayer, 164 Mr. Brady, 169 Mr. Evarts, 170

TRIAL. FIFTH DAY: Summings up of Counsel to the Jury: Mr. Dukes, 204 Mr. Sullivan, 218 Mr. Davega, 231 Mr. Brady, 236

TRIAL. SIXTH DAY: Summings up of Counsel to the Jury: Mr. Brady, continued, 270 Mr. Evarts, 283

TRIAL. SEVENTH DAY: Summings up of Counsel to the Jury: Mr. Evarts, continued, 334 Charge to the Jury, by Judge Nelson, 368 Return of the Jury and further instructions, 373

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