U.S. Supreme Court
Peete v. Morgan, 86 U.S. 19 Wall. 581 581 (1873)
Peete v. Morgan
86 U.S. (19 Wall.) 581
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
A state cannot, in order to defray the expenses of her quarantine regulations, impose a tonnage tax on vessels owned in foreign ports and entering her harbors in pursuit of commerce.
The Constitution ordains as follows:
"No state shall without the consent of Congress lay any duty on tonnage."