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1881

Ralls County Court Vs. United States

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1881

..... states v. county of macon, 99 u. s. 582 , there was a special limitation on the power to tax coupled with the authority to contract, and because the legislature saw fit to say how much of a tax in addition to that otherwise provided might be levied to meet the new ..... time, clearly manifests a contrary legislative intention. page 105 u. s. 736 the power to tax is necessarily an ingredient of such a power to contract, as, ordinarily, political bodies can only meet their pecuniary obligations through the instrumentality of taxation. this general doctrine has been so many times announced, that ..... in this court that when authority is granted by the legislative branch of the government to a municipality, or a subdivision of a state to contract an extraordinary debt by the issue of negotiable securities, the power to levy taxes sufficient to meet, at maturity, the obligation to be incurred ..... the coupons are merged in the judgment, they carried with them into the judgment all the remedies which in law formed a part of their contract obligations, and these remedies may still be enforced in all appropriate ways, notwithstanding the change in the form of the debt. this brings us to ..... a special tax. 2. if not restrained by some valid special limitation upon the exercise of its taxing power, a county, authorized by law to contract an extraordinary debt by the issue of negotiable securities can levy a tax sufficient to meet the principal and interest as they respectively mature. united states .....

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1881

Micou Vs. National Bank

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1881

..... for said purposes it was necessary to purchase a plantation on which to work said slaves, and to the interest of said minors so to do, suggesting that he had contracted for the purchase of a described tract for the purpose aforesaid, and praying for an order authorizing him to purchase and pay for the same. the probate judge accordingly appointed .....

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1881

Fox Vs. Cincinnati

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1881

..... expenditures of the state were to furnish not water power, but a navigable highway for the transportation of persons and property. the authority of the board of public works to contract in respect to power was expressly confined to such water as remained after the wants of navigation had been supplied, and it never could have been intended in this way .....

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1881

Manufacturing Company Vs. Bradley

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1881

..... 37 of the act, any stockholder paying a debt of the company for which he is personally liable is entitled to an action against it for indemnity, in which he may take the corporate assets, but is without recourse upon the property of any other stockholder. the jurisdiction in equity, then, ..... . that liability is a joint and several personal obligation of all the members of the company, unlimited except by the amount of the debts and contracts of the corporation to which it extends. it is unconditional, original, and immediate, not dependent on the insufficiency of corporate assets and not collateral ..... that the bond, as originally executed, was payable to gayer, receiver, simply, and was not negotiable, but the subsequent endorsement was a new and complete contract, upon a distinct the sufficient consideration, and being payable to bearer, is negotiable by delivery merely. it is a negotiable note within the meaning of the ..... under which act the corporation was organized, which provides that "the members of every company shall be jointly and severally liable for all debts and contracts made by the company until the whole amount of capital stock fixed and limited by the company in manner aforesaid is paid in, and a ..... forbearance to a date named, to pay at a higher rate of interest the money to hearer. held: 1. that the endorsement is a new contract upon sufficient consideration, and is negotiable within the meaning of the law merchant and by the law of that state. 2. that b., the lawful .....

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1881

Ottawa Vs. National Bank

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1881

..... that an assignment or endorsement of the bonds by the payee named therein, although they are also made payable to bearer, is, by the laws of illinois, where the original contract was made, a prerequisite to pass the legal title and to authorize a suit by the holder in his own name. this precise question arose in roberts v. bolles, 101 ..... the nature and extent of the rights acquired by the bank are determinable by the law of new york, the place of performance, or whether the general rule that a contract is to be expounded by the law of the place where it is to be executed, 6 pet. 31 u. s. 200 ; 13 pet. 38 u. s. 77 ; 1 how .....

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1881

County of Moultrie Vs. Fairfield

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1881

..... adverted do not leave the least doubt that it was the decatur, sullivan, and mattoon railroad company. upon such a state of facts the law is well settled. even a contract is not avoided by misnaming the corporation with which it is made. hoboken building association v. martin, 2 beas. (n.j.) 427. and if a corporation is misnamed in a .....

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1881

Mining Company Vs. Anglo-californian Bank

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1881

..... the judgment of the court give interest upon the amount due the bank at the rate stipulated in the note. by the laws of california, unless there be an express contract in writing fixing a different rate, interest is payable on all moneys at the rate of seven percent per annum, on any instrument of writing, except a judgment, and on ..... powers, and of conducting and controlling its business and property. among the powers which the company had, civil code, sec. 354, was the power "to enter into any obligations or contracts, essential to the transaction of its ordinary affairs, or for the purposes for which it was created." necessarily, therefore, the board had authority not only to designate the banking institution ..... , on behalf of the company, and in settlement of its overdrawn bank account, a note bearing interest at a rate allowed by the laws of the state only when the contract therefor is in writing. on the next day, that judgment was filed with and recorded by the clerk of the court. held that, the persons being de facto directors, the ..... of the united states for the district of california syllabus 1. the laws of california under which a mining company was organized empower it "to enter into any obligations or contracts essential to the transaction of its ordinary affairs, or for the purposes for which it was created," and make it the duty of its board of directors to exert its .....

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1881

People Vs. Commissioners

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1881

..... 'personal estate' and 'personal property,' whenever they occur in this chapter, shall be construed to include all household furniture, moneys, goods, chattels, debts due from solvent debtors, whether on account, contract, note, bond, or mortgage, public stocks, and stocks in moneyed corporations. they shall also be construed to include such portion of the capital of incorporated companies, liable to taxation on .....

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1881

The Francis Wright

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1881

..... the other material allegations of the libel, and aver that she, as far page 105 u. s. 384 as they were bound to do, was kept as required by the contract. the district court dismissed the libel, and the circuit court entered a decree of affirmance. the libellants excepted to certain of the findings of fact and to the refusal to ..... purpose of navigating such a voyage as she was chartered to make, without any regard to what she was to carry. page 105 u. s. 392 the claimants did not contract that their vessel was in a condition to make her voyages in any particular time, but only to make them safely. they were not applied to for a vessel suitable .....

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1881

Trustees Vs. Greenough

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1881

..... . the same rule is applied to creditors' suits where a fund has been realized by the diligence of the plaintiff. in england, where specialty creditors have a preference, a simple contract creditor who recovers a fund for the general benefit is allowed his costs, as between party and party, out of the fund in preference to all other claims, and the .....

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