U.S. Supreme Court
The Grotius, 13 U.S. 9 Cranch 368 368 (1815)
13 U.S. (9 Cranch) 368
In order to constitute a capture, some act should be done indicative of an intention to seize and retain as prize; it is sufficient if such intention is fairly to be inferred from the conduct of the captor.
This case was continued from last term, for further proof, and was now submitted, upon the further proof produced, without argument.