The Trois Frères (Stewart, V, Adm. Cases, N.S. 1). The continued adherence of the British courts to the doctrine of a locus pœnitentiœ, even for persons domiciled in a country which becomes an enemy, is here seen. A Frenchman became naturalized in the United States and traded there. Ultimately, however, he left, with all his books and papers, on a French ship for France, intending to remain there permanently. “War supervening between France and Britain, the ship put about, with the intention of returning to America. But she was taken by the British, and the trader’s effects seized as prize. Liberty was given him to establish, by affidavit, the total abandonment of his intention of going to France.