McKinley v. Wheeler - 130 U.S. 630 (1889)


U.S. Supreme Court

McKinley v. Wheeler, 130 U.S. 630 (1889)

McKinley v. Wheeler

No. 233

Argued April 2, 1889

Decided May 13, 1889

130 U.S. 630

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO

Syllabus

A corporation, created under the laws of one of the states of the union, all of whose members are citizens of the United States, is competent to locate, or join in the location of, a mining claim upon the public lands of the United States in like manner as individual citizens.

Whether such a corporation will not be treated as one person, and as entitled to locate only to the extent permitted to a single individual, quaere.



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