Mossman v. Higginson
4 U.S. 12 (1800)

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Mossman v. Higginson, 4 U.S. 4 Dall. 12 12 (1800)

Mossman v. Higginson

4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 12

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT

FOR THE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA

Syllabus

Neither the Constitution or the act of Congress regards the subject of the suit, but the parties. A description of the parties is therefore indispensable to the exercise of jurisdiction, which is limited by the law to suits between citizens and foreigners.

This was a writ of error to remove the proceedings on a bill in equity from the Circuit Court for the District of Georgia, tested 27 November, 1798, returnable on the next. The case, on the bill and pleadings, was briefly this:

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