1828 - Hoffman, who served as the agent for Peter Gustier, submitted a memorial and a brief on Gustier's behalf to the United States Senate urging them to direct the Treasury to refund duties levied against the cargo of Gustier's ship The Blaireau. The Judiciary Committee of the Senate responded by rejecting Hoffman's argument and allowing the petitioner to withdraw the request.
Presented below is the memorial portion (pages 3-7) of the piece.
David Hoffman. Memorial and argument in the case of the Ship Blaireau, praying a return of tonnage and duties erroneously paid in 1803: Addressed to the Senate of the United States. Baltimore: Printed by J.D. Toy, 1826. Shaw 33573; Bib. of Early American Law 14995.
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