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1862

Chicago City Vs. Robbins

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1862

..... notice as if he had been directly told that he could contest woodbury's right to recover, and that the city would look to him for indemnity. robbins is not, however, estopped from showing that he was under no obligation to keep the street in a safe condition and that it was ..... van osdell superintended the erection of the building for robbins, who paid him; his duty as superintendent was to see that the work was done according to contract; to see "that the work and material were according to specification, and make estimates." button was told of the dangerous condition of the area, and ..... with which button had nothing to do. there were seven different contractors on the building, in all, on different parts of the work. letts had the contract for the iron gratings and cook & co. for the flagging. robbins was in chicago, and occasionally at the building during the summer, and was there while ..... possession of the ground in order to erect the building was given to button by the terms of the contract on the 1st day of april, 1856. the area was dug early in the spring and covered up temporarily with joists, which often got displaced, ..... a building thereon, which included an excavation of the sidewalk next to and adjoining it so as to furnish light and air to the basement. the contract contained a stipulation that button was to be liable for any violation of city ordinances in obstructing streets and sidewalks or accidents resulting from the same. .....

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1862

United States Vs. Castillero

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1862

..... commenced by mexico, it has been carried into the enemy's country, and will be vigorously prosecuted there, with a view to obtain an honorable peace, and thereby secure ample indemnity for the expenses of the war, as well as our much injured citizens, who have large pecuniary demands against mexico." similar declarations are frequently and emphatically repeated by the president ..... however, very clear that three additional pertenencias are here asked for, or perhaps castro may have misunderstood castillero's instructions, for it appears that in his ratification of mcnamara's contract, made at mexico, december 17, 1846, castillero describes the mine as of three pertenencias only. that such was understood to be the dimensions of the mine by all parties in ..... most vital importance to obtain from mexico a positive, formal and unconditional grant of the two sitios of land conceded to the claimant according to the decree appended to the contract, and also an unqualified ratification of the juridical possession which was given of the mine by the local authorities, including, if possible, the three thousand varas of land given ..... present circumstances towards the preservation of the national territory, is, in the opinion of the junta, a sufficient motive to leave until a more opportune occasion the formation of a contract of partnership, or of 'avio' for the encouragement of said mine. it remains, then, to show to your excellency that although the possession given to senor castillero by the .....

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1862

Trustees of Wabash and Erie Canal Co. Vs. Beers

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1862

..... the ten million loan, as they are called internal improvement bonds, the plaintiff became the owner of thirteen bonds, of $1,000 each. under the pressure of the large debt contracted by this last act and of the general financial distress which followed shortly after it was created, the state found herself unable to pay the interest on her bonds, her ..... the act again pledged the canal and the lands granted by the federal government, and the state guaranteed the sufficiency of the security. in 1835, by another act, the legislature contracted a third loan of $227,000 for the benefit of the canal. but for this it did not pledge the canal, but only the faith of the state. in 1836 ..... security for his debt which is protected by that provision in the constitution of the united states which forbids a state to pass any law impairing the obligation of a contract. 3. the bondholder does not lose his lien on the lands and revenues of the canal by surrendering other bonds of a later issue and of inferior security and taking ..... may have designed to do, could not divest that lien or postpone it to others, because it was the result of contract, and was protected by the provision of the constitution of the united states against impairing the obligation of contracts. this is not controverted, but it is said that plaintiff, by his own act, has done that which the legislature could .....

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1862

Moran Vs. Commissioners of Miami County

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1862

..... were subjected to the revised statutes of indiana, making certain promissory notes &c.;, negotiable by endorsement thereon, so as to vest the interest in the contract to the assignee, and permitting the obligor to set up any defense to the obligation against the assignee, that he could have done against the original ..... of the court upon the third and fourth pleas upon which it rested its judgment for the dismissal of the plaintiff's case. if the contract and bonds are considered in connection with the authority of the board of commissioners of miami county to issue them, it must be obvious that ..... irregularities when they bought, as all of them relate to circumstances contradictory to the declarations upon the face of the bonds. though the proposals, or contract as it is termed in the record, for additional subscriptions of stock are confusedly expressed, there can be no doubt that it was its intention to ..... the legislative acts empowering them to do one or the other; but at the same time to give protection to the bona fide holders of such contracts as have been put on sale in the money market, by corporations or by counties acting corporately, against their efforts to be relieved from the ..... principle involved. the object of this court has been in cases of a like kind, and it is still its purpose, to give to the contracts of counties for the purchase of railroad stocks and for borrowing money, to aid in the construction of railroads and other internal improvements, a strict .....

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1862

Calais Steamboat Co. Vs. Van Pelt's Administrator

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1862

..... parties in california who had advanced money. some delay occurred in consequence of his absence, but he was sent for and joined in the contract, and vanderbilt says that he represented to them the position he occupied; that he represented that he was acting as the agent of parties in ..... occasion last referred to undoubtedly was the one when the respondent's agents went on board the steamer to examine her on the day the contract of sale was made. when the last interview took place, vail was out of town, but vanderbilt says he informed the respondents' agents that ..... of frank johnson. other correspondence took place between these parties which shows to a demonstration that vanderbilt was merely the agent of van pelt in contracting for the building of the steamer, and that the original instructions in respect to the registry of the steamer were wholly superseded. when the ..... california; consequently it was arranged between him and his agent that the latter should immediately proceed to the city of new york and make the contracts for the contemplated steamer in his own name, and vanderbilt testifies that he was to enter the steamer, when completed, at the custom ..... s. 375 and doubtless understood, in point of fact, the responsibility he was assuming. van pelt died in september, 1853, while this vessel was under contract for construction. the event, however, did not interfere with it, as his legal representatives continued the arrangement the same after as before -- furnishing the necessary .....

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1862

Gilman Vs. City of Sheboygan

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jan-01-1862

..... is insufficient. we hear of no complaint from the bondholders. they are not before us. it does not belong to the complainant vicariously to enforce their contract and protect their rights. the objection that these acts take private property for public purposes without compensation, and hence are within the prohibition of the state constitution ..... complain of it on the score of bad faith to the bondholders if the bondholders themselves are silent. 4. a law authorizing a public corporation to contract a debt and pay it by means of a tax is not liable to the objection that it takes private property for public purposes without compensation, for ..... of any portion of her sovereignty is not to be assumed unless the language used is too clear to admit of doubt. 3. if such a contract existed and if a subsequent law exempted some portion of the property, it does not lie in the mouth of a property holder in the city to ..... where a state legislature authorizes a city to borrow money, issue bonds and tax all the property in the city to pay it, this is not a contract with the bondholders, that the state shall not afterwards exercise her power to modify the taxation or exempt portions of the property from taxation. 2. the fact ..... payment of said bonds, that the bonds were issued and taken upon the faith of that act, and that its provisions constitute a contract with the bond holders which the act of 1857 seeks to violate. the defendants demurred, and the court sustained the demurrer. was there such a .....

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