Bock v. Perkins
139 U.S. 628 (1891)

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Bock v. Perkins, 139 U.S. 628 (1891)

Bock v. Perkins

No. 285

Argued April 2-3, 1891

Decided April 13, 1891

139 U.S. 628

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF IOWA

Syllabus

A marshal of the United States, or his deputies, being sued in trespass for seizing particular property under an attachment, to him directed, and defending upon the ground that the property so seized belonged to the defendant named in the writ of attachment, may have the case -- the amount in dispute being sufficient -- removed to the proper circuit court of the United States as one arising under the laws of the United States.

A deed of assignment for the benefit of creditors recited the indebtedness of the assignor, his inability to pay his debts with punctuality or in full, and his desire to make "a fair and equitable distribution of his property among all his creditors," and provided that the assignor "has bargained, sold and assigned, and does hereby grant, convey and assign," unto the assignee

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