16 US 58 The Diana
16 U.S. 58
4 L.Ed. 333
3 Wheat. 58
February Term, 1818
APPEAL from the circuit court of South Carolina.
This was an information under the non-importation laws, against the ship Diana and cargo. Condemnation was pronounced in the district and circuit courts, and the cause was brought by appeal to this court. At the last term, on the hearing, it was ordered to farther proof; and the farther proof not being satisfactory, the decree of the court below was affirmed at the present term.
Mr. Berrian, for the United States, inquired whether the damages should be computed from the date of the bond given for the appraised value of the cargo, or from the decree of the district court.
The court was of opinion, that the damages should be computed at the rate of six per centum on the amount of the appraised value of the cargo, including interest from the date of the decree of condemnation in the district court.