U.S. Supreme Court BUTCHER v. COATS, 1 U.S. 340 (1788)
1 U.S. 340 (Dall.)
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
July Term, 1788
Two witnesses, who had been duly served with a Subpoenia, were brought before the Court upon an attachment; but having satisfactorily proved, that they were so much indisposed, as to be utterly incapable of attending in obedience to the Subpoena, they were discharged.
And, by the Court: As we do not find these persons in contempt, the costs of the attachment must abide the event of the suit.[ Butcher v. Coats
1 U.S. 340