Scotland County Court v. United States ex Rel. Hill
140 U.S. 41 (1891)

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Scotland County Court v. United States ex Rel. Hill, 140 U.S. 41 (1891)

Scotland County Court v. United States ex Rel. Hill

No. 298

Argued April 9-10, 1891

Decided April 20, 1891

140 U. S. 41

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI

Syllabus

When the bonds of the plaintiff in error which form the basis of the subject of controversy were issued, there existed a power of taxation sufficient to pay them and their accruing coupons, which power entered into and formed part of the contract, and could not be taken away by subsequent legislation.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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