Hannibal v. Fauntleroy
105 U.S. 408 (1881)

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Hannibal v. Fauntleroy, 105 U.S. 408 (1881)

Hannibal v. Fauntleroy

105 U.S. 408

Syllabus

In a suit upon city bonds which recite that they are issued to pay its subscription, the validity of which depended on its ratification "by a majority of the taxpayers," the plaintiff offered in evidence 1, the poll books of an election held for that purpose and to elect city officers, for whom no person other than a taxpayer could lawfully vote, and which contain the name of every voter, with the record of his vote on the question, and show a majority of votes cast in favor of the ratification, 2, the proceedings of a meeting of the city council whereat that fact was shown to their satisfaction by the certificate of the officers of the election, and the bonds ordered to be issued. Held that the offered evidence is competent, and that the plaintiff was not bound to sustain the record by proof that each person voting was thereunto lawfully entitled.

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