Groves v. Slaughter - 40 U.S. 449 (1841)
U.S. Supreme Court
Groves v. Slaughter, 40 U.S. 15 Pet. 449 449 (1841)
Groves v. Slaughter
40 U.S. (15 Pet.) 449
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
In the first case, the defendant in error, on 11 February, 1839, had instituted a suit by petition in the Circuit
Court of Louisiana against the plaintiffs in error on a promissory note for the sum of $7,875, dated at Natchez, on 20 December, 1836, payable at the Commercial Bank at Natchez, drawn by John W. Brown, to the order of and endorsed by R. M. Roberts, and also endorsed by Moses Groves and James Graham, payable at the Commercial Bank at Natchez twenty-four months after date, which note had been regularly protested for nonpayment.
In the second case, the suit had been instituted on 5 April, 1838, on a promissory note for $7,000, also drawn by John W. Brown, payable at the Commercial Bank at Natchez to R. M. Roberts or order at Natchez and endorsed by him and the other plaintiffs in error, dated 20 December, 1836, payable and negotiable twelve months after date, and regularly protested for nonpayment.