Fenwick v. Sears' Administrators
5 U.S. 259 (1803)

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Fenwick v. Sears' Administrators, 5 U.S. 1 Cranch 259 259 (1803)

Fenwick v. Sears' Administrators

5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 259

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE DISTRICT

OF COLUMBIA FOR THE COUNTY OF WASHINGTON

Syllabus

An administrator, having had letters of administration in Maryland, before the separation of the District of Columbia from the original states, cannot after that separation maintain an action in that part of the District of Maryland by virtue of those letters of administration, but must take out new letters within the District.

Page 5 U. S. 260

The only point decided by the Court was upon the validity of the letters of administration under which this action was brought in the circuit court by the administrators of Sears.

Page 5 U. S. 282

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