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1799

EWALT'S LESSEE Vs. HiGHLANDS

Court : US Supreme Court

EWALT'S LESSEE v. HIGHLANDS - 4 U.S. 161 (1799) U.S. Supreme Court EWALT'S LESSEE v. HIGHLANDS, 4 U.S. 161 (1799) 4 U.S. 161 (Dall.) Ewalt's Lessee v. Highlands. [ Footnote 1 ] Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. March Term, 1799 EJECTMENT for 400 acres of land at Gerty's Run, across the Alleghany, the plaintiff claiming under settlement and survey. From the evidence it appeared, that, on the 30th of April 1792, the lessor of the plaintiff passed the Alleghany, with two hands, to make an improvement; that they deadened about one acre of wood, returned, and, about two weeks afterwards, went over again, and deadened a little more wood; that a cabin was erected, with a clap-board roof, eight feet square, and logs cut out for a door; that a few peach stones, apple seeds, and potatoes were planted; but no other improvements were made; and neither the lessor of the plaintiff, nor any tenant for him, resided on the land. On the 9th of April 1794, a survey was made by Jonathan Leet, the...

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1799

Ball Vs. Dennison

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BALL v. DENNISON - 4 U.S. 163 (1799) U.S. Supreme Court BALL v. DENNISON, 4 U.S. 163 (1799) 4 U.S. 163 (Dall.) Ball v. Dennison. Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. September Term, 1799 THIS was an action brought by the indorsee, against the indorser, of a promissory note for 5000 dollars, drawn by Samuel Emory, on the 26th of December 1795, and payable 65 days after sight. The drawer, failing to pay the note, it was regularly protested, on the 3d of March 1796; and the only question agitated upon the trial, was, whether reasonable notice of the non-payment was given to the indorser, or due diligence employed to give it? The material facts were these: Emory and Dennison had purchased from the managers of the Schuykill canal lottery a number of tickets, for which a note was given to the president, the plaintiff in this action. The purchasers settled their accounts of the speculation, before the note became due, in consequence of which Emory was bound to pay the note; but when it b...

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1799

Levy Vs. Wallis

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LEVY v. WALLIS - 4 U.S. 167 (1799) U.S. Supreme Court LEVY v. WALLIS, 4 U.S. 167 (1799) 4 U.S. 167 (Dall.) Levy v. Wallis. Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. December Term, 1799 IN this case a testatum fi. fa. issued on the 27th of December 1798, returnable to March term 1799, which was levied on twelve horses. A vendition exponas issued to September term 1799; and an alias vend. exp. issued to December term 1799. On the last writ, the sheriff returned, that he had sold the horses to the amount of 1021 dollars; that Thomas Hamilton had bought seven of the horses for 630 dollars; but that, both before and after the sale, he had given written notice, that he claimed the money arising on the sales, by virtue of a levy previously made for him upon an execution, by the former sheriff; and that, therefore, he claimed to retain the amount of his purchases, in part satisfaction of his execution: and the remaining money of the sales aforesaid, the said sheriff has ready , &c.; From t...

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1799

PEMBERTON'S LESSEE Vs. HiCKS

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PEMBERTON'S LESSEE v. HICKS - 4 U.S. 168 (1799) U.S. Supreme Court PEMBERTON'S LESSEE v. HICKS, 4 U.S. 168 (1799) 4 U.S. 168 (Dall.) Pemberton's Lessee v. Hicks. Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. December Term, 1799 THIS cause (which was argued in December term 1798, 3 Dall. Rep. 479.) was kept under advisement till the 23d of December 1799, when SHIPPEN, Chief Justice, and YEATES, Justice, were of opinion with the plaintiff, and SMITH, Justice, was of opinion with the defendant. Judgment for the plaintiff. [ Footnote 1 ] Footnotes Footnote 1 M'KEAN, C. J., presided at the argument of the cause; but, being elected governor of the commonwealth, in October 1799, he took no part in the decision. He informed the Reporter, however, that his opinion was decidedly in favour of the defendant.[ Pemberton's Lessee v. Hicks Footnote 4 U.S. 168 (1799) ] ...

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1799

Reed Vs. Ingraham

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REED v. INGRAHAM - 4 U.S. 169 (1799) U.S. Supreme Court REED v. INGRAHAM, 4 U.S. 169 (1799) 4 U.S. 169 (Dall.) Reed v. Ingraham. Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. December Term, 1799 ON a motion for a new trial, this cause came again before the Court ( 3 Dall. Rep. 505.) but, after argument, the JUDGES cited 4 T. Rep. 2 Bl. 1269.; and declared, that they were confirmed, upon mature deliberation, in the opinion, which had been given in charge to the jury, that the action was well brought in the name of the assignee of the stock contract, promising to receive a transfer from 'J. B. or order.' Judgment for the plaintiff. ...

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1798

The United States Vs. Worrall

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THE UNITED STATES v. WORRALL - 2 U.S. 384 (1798) U.S. Supreme Court THE UNITED STATES v. WORRALL, 2 U.S. 384 (1798) 2 U.S. 384 (F.Cas.) 2 Dall. 384 The United States v. Worrall Circuit Court, Pennsylvania District April Term, 1798 The defendant was charged with an attempt to bribe Tench Coxe, the Commissioner of the Revenue; and the indictment, containing two counts, set forth the case as follows: 'The Grand Inquest of the United States of America, for the Pennsylvania District, upon their respective oaths and affirmations do present That whereas on the 13th day of May 1794, it was enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled; 'that as soon as the jurisdiction of so much of the headland of Cape Hatteras, in the State of North Carolina, as the President of the United States shall deem sufficient and most proper for the convenience Page 2 U.S. 384, 385 and accommodation of a light house, shall have been ceded to th...

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1798

Hollingsworth Vs. Adams

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HOLLINGSWORTH v. ADAMS - 2 U.S. 396 (1798) U.S. Supreme Court HOLLINGSWORTH v. ADAMS, 2 U.S. 396 (1798) 2 U.S. 396 (F.Cas.) 2 Dall. 396 Hollingsworth v. Adams Circuit Court, Pennsylvania District April Term, 1798 Foreign Attachment returnable to the present Term. The defendant was stated to be a citizen of Delaware, in the process which had issued; and M. Levy, having produced an affidavit in proof of that fact, moved to quash the writ, on the ground, that the Federal Courts had no jurisdiction, in cases of Foreign Attachment. By the 11th section of the Judicial act (1 Vol. Swift's Edit. p. 55) it is expressly provided, that 'no person shall be arrested in one District for trial in another, in any civil action before a Circuit, or District, Court: And no civil suit shall be brought before either of the said Courts against an inhabitant of the United States, by any original process, in any other district than that whereof he is an inhabitant, or in which he shall be found at t...

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1798

Hollingsworth Vs. Virginia

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Hollingsworth v. Virginia - 3 U.S. 378 (1798) U.S. Supreme Court Hollingsworth v. Virginia, 3 U.S. 3 Dall. 378 378 (1798) Hollingsworth v. Virginia 3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 378 Syllabus The amendment of the Constitution of the United States by which the judicial power of the United States was declared not to extend to any suit commenced or prosecuted by a citizen or citizens of another state or by foreign subjects against a state prevented the exercise of jurisdiction in any case past or future. The decision of the court, in the case of Chisholm v. Georgia, 2 U. S. 419 , produced a proposition in Congress for amending the Constitution of the United States according to the following terms: "The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law and equity commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of another state or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state." The proposition being now adopted by the constitutional n...

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1798

Bingham Vs. Cabot

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Bingham v. Cabot - 3 U.S. 382 (1798) U.S. Supreme Court Bingham v. Cabot, 3 U.S. 3 Dall. 382 382 (1798) Bingham v. Cabot 3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 382 Syllabus It is necessary to set forth the citizenship, or alienage, if a foreigner is the party, in order to bring the case within the jurisdiction of the circuit court of the United States. This action came again before the Court, on a writ of error, and an objection was taken to the record that it was not stated and did not appear in any part of the process and pleadings that the plaintiffs below and the defendant were citizens of different states, so as to give jurisdiction to the federal court. The caption of the suit was "At the circuit court begun and held at Boston, within and for the Massachusetts District, on Thursday, the first day of June, A.D. 1797, by the Honorable Oliver Ellsworth, Esq., Chief Justice, and John Lowell Esq., District Judge, John Cabot, et al. versus William Bingham. " And the declaration (which was for mo...

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1798

Jones Vs. La Tombe

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Jones v. La Tombe - 3 U.S. 384 (1798) U.S. Supreme Court Jones v. La Tombe, 3 U.S. 3 Dall. 384 384 (1798) Jones v. La Tombe 3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 384 CAPIAS IN CASE Syllabus There is no cause of action against the drawer of a protested bill of exchange, acting as the consul general of France and where the bill purports to be a contract on the part of the government. This was an action brought originally in the Supreme Court by John Coffin Jones, a citizen of Massachusetts, as endorsee of James Swan, against the defendant, the Consul General of the French Republic, as drawer of a number of protested bills of exchange (for the aggregate amount of 385,964 livres turnois, 3 sols, 8 den., equal to $70,052.46) corresponding with the following form: [omission] Page 3 U. S. 385 At the opening of the term Dallas and Du Ponceau had obtained a rule that the plaintiff show his cause of action, and why the defendant should not be discharged on filing a common appearance, and now Ingersoll and...

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