Washington County v. Sallinger
119 U.S. 176 (1886)

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Washington County v. Sallinger, 119 U.S. 176 (1886)

Washington County v. Sallinger

Argued November 10, 1886

Decided November 29, 1886

119 U.S. 176

Syllabus

A courthouse in North Carolina being destroyed by fire, the County Commissioners rented a building on another site, about 200 yards distant from the old site, to be used as a courthouse, and after five years' occupancy purchased the building and paid for the same by issuing bonds of the county to the seller. In an action on the bonds against the county, held that the Act of the Legislature of North Carolina of 1868, c. 20, relating to the removal of county buildings, does not apply to such a case.

The provisions contained in the proviso in § 5 of the Act of the Legislature of North Carolina of February 27, 1877, to establish county governments apply only to commissioners to be chosen thereafter under the provisions of that act.

Page 119 U. S. 177

This was an action at law to recover upon bonds issued by the Commissioners of Washington County, North Carolina, for the purchase of a courthouse. The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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