U.S. Supreme Court
The Antelope, 24 U.S. 413 (1826)
24 U.S. 413
ON CERTIFICATE OF DIVISION OF OPINION AMONG THE
JUDGES OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
Explanation of the former decree of the court in the same cause, 23 U. S. 10 Wheat. 66.
Certificate. A mandate having issued to the Circuit Court for the District of Georgia to chanroblesvirtualawlibrary
carry into execution the decree of this Court pronounced at the February term, 1825, to deliver certain Africans, in the said decree mentioned to the Spanish consul for Spanish claimants, and the judges of that court having been divided in opinion respecting the mode of designating the said slaves so to be delivered and separating them from others to be delivered to the United States, whether the same should be made by lot or upon proof on the part of the Spanish claimant, it is ORDERED to be certified to the said circuit court of Georgia that in executing the said mandate, the Africans to be delivered must be designated by proof made to the satisfaction of that court.