Clarke v. Harwood
3 U.S. 342 (1797)

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Clarke v. Harwood, 3 U.S. 3 Dall. 342 342 (1797)

Clarke v. Harwood

3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 342

ERROR TO THE HICH COURT OF

APPEALS OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND

Syllabus

On a writ of error to the High Court of Appeals of Maryland, the judgment of that court was reversed and the judgment of the General Court of Maryland was affirmed. The mandate of this court was directed to the General Court, and the costs of this Court and of the courts of Maryland were allowed to the plaintiff in error.

This was a writ of error to the High Court of Appeals, of the State of Maryland, to remove the proceedings in a cause, involving a construction of the treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain, which that court had decided against the title claimed under the treaty by reversing and annulling a previous judgment given in the General Court of the state in favor of the claim. The only objection arising on the record was whether a paper money payment of a British debt into the Treasury of Maryland during the war by virtue of a law of the state was a bar to the creditor's recovery at this time. And the solemn adjudication in Ware v. Hylton, ante, p. 3 U. S. 199, having settled that point, Dallas for the defendant in error submitted the case, without argument, to the Court, which in general terms reversed the judgment of the High court of Appeals and affirmed the judgment of the General Court.

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