U.S. Supreme Court
The Woodland, 104 U.S. 180 (1881)
104 U.S. 180
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
Drafts on the owner of a vessel do not bind her unless the debt for which they were given by her master is a lien on her, although they express on their face that they are "recoverable against the vessel, freight, and cargo."
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.