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Sara Haridi UNITED STATES V. THE DA JEUNE EUGENIE On May Term 1822. Slave Trade- Forfeiture of Vessel- International and Municipal Law- Admiralty Jurisdiction and practice- right of seizure and search. UNITED STATES V. THE DA JEUNE EUGENIE Facts- This was a libel against the schooner La Jeune Eugenie for being engaged in the slave trade. By an act passed by the congress of the United States on the 2d of March, 1807, the importation of slaves into any port of the United States was prohibited after the 1st of June, 1808; the time limited by the constitution of the United States, beyond which slaves could not be imported. Issues- 1. Was this one of the leading cases? 2. If a citizen did help a slave or negro in the U.S, will there be punishment? 3. Was La Jeune Eugenie slave trading even though there was no captured Africans on board? Decision and Action- 1. Yes, both in Britain and in the United States cases on the international law of the slave trade. 2. Yes, “such citizen or person shall be adjudged a pirate, and on conviction shall suffer
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