Dewhurst v. Coulthard
3 U.S. 409 (1799)

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Dewhurst v. Coulthard, 3 U.S. 3 Dall. 409 409 (1799)

Dewhurst v. Coulthard

3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 409

Syllabus

The Court will not take cognizance of any suit or controversy, which is not brought before it by regular process of law.

The following statement of a case was presented by E. Tilghman to the Court at the instance of the attorneys for both the parties in the suit in the Circuit Court of the New York District with a request that it might be considered and decided.

"This was an action commenced by Isaac Coulthard against John Dewhurst in the supreme court of the State of New York, and was removed by petition to the Circuit Court of the United States for the New York District, agreeably to the act of Congress in such case made and provided, by the defendant, he being a citizen of the State of Pennsylvania."

"The plaintiff's action is prosecuted against the above defendant, as the endorser of a foreign bill of exchange drawn by G. B. Ewart of the City and State of New York, on Thomas Barnes of Baldork, near London, dated 10 January, 1792."

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