U.S. Supreme Court
Bartram v. Robertson, 122 U.S. 116 (1887)
Bartram v. Robertson
Argued April 29, 1887
Decided May 23, 1887
122 U.S. 116
The provisions in the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation with the King of Denmark concluded April 26, 1826, and revived by the convention of April 11, 1857, do not, by their own operation, authorize the importation, duty free from Danish dominions, of articles made duty free by the convention of January 30, 1875, with the King of the Hawaiian Islands, but otherwise subject to duty by a law of Congress, the King of Denmark not having allowed to the United States the compensation for the concession which was allowed by the King of the Hawaiian Islands.
This was an action to recover back duties alleged to have been illegally exacted by the collector at New York. Judgment for defendant. Plaintiff sued out this writ of error. The case is stated in the opinion of the court.