1806.009: A Report on the Case of the United States vs. Heth.
Full Title: A report of the arguments in the case of the United States vs. Heth, as delivered before the Supreme Court of the United States, at the February Term, 1806. By John Breckenridge [sic], Esq., Attor. Gen. and William Heth, the defendant.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Augustine Davis
Description: 24 pgs.; (8vo).
This case was an appeal by the Jefferson administration of a finding that Heth, as collector of customs at Petersburg, had not had his commission income limited by a Congressional act of May 1800 that set such commissions at 2.5% of the value of the cargo declared; the Marshall court upheld the prior decision that Heth's conduct had been secured by bonds that allowed him a larger percentage as his commission and that the conditions of those bonds were still in force, as a two-party contract, despite the newly-set limitations (see.7 U.S. 399, 1806). John Breckinridge (1760-1806) was the fifth Attorney General of the United States (1805-06). Imprint states: "Richmond: Printed at the office of the Virginia Gazette." Augustine Davis was the proprietor and publisher of this particular Virginia Gazette from its founding in 1786.
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