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HEAD MONEY CASES

EDYE V. ROBERTSON
112 U.S. 580
1884

The suit is brought to recover from Robertson, collector of the port of


New York, sum of money he received from the plaintiffs, on account of their
landing in that port, passengers not citizens of the United States. The collection
was based on the act of Congress entitled An act to regulate immigration on
August 3, 1882. The act provides that there shall be levied, collected, and paid a