U.S. Supreme Court RESPUBLICA v. COATES, 2 U.S. 109 (1790)
2 U.S. 109 (Dall.)
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
June Term, 1790
This was an action on an official bond executed by the defendant; and the real plaintiff, having neglected to strike a jury, the defendant's counsel moved for a rule for trial by proviso; but on a suggestion from the Attorney General,
approved by the Court, that such a rule could not be granted against the commonwealth, the motion was made for a peremptory rule to try at the next term; under which the Court said, they would order the jury to be qualified.
Levy for the plaintiff; Serjeant for the defendant.