Peugh v. Porter
112 U.S. 737 (1885)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Peugh v. Porter, 112 U.S. 737 (1885)

Peugh v. Porter

Argued December 17, 1884

Decided January 6, 1885

112 U.S. 737

Syllabus

An instrument by which A, as attorney in fact by substitution, for good consideration, assigns to B an interest in claims to be established against a foreign government in a mixed commission is valid in equity although made before the establishment of the claim and creation of the fund, and may work a distinct appropriation of the fund in B's favor to the extent of the assignment within the rule laid down in Wright v. Ellison, 1 Wall. 16.

This was an appeal from a decree in a suit in equity in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. The facts which make the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.

Page 112 U. S. 738

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