Thompson v. Jameson - 5 U.S. 282 (1803)
U.S. Supreme Court
Thompson v. Jameson, 5 U.S. 1 Cranch 282 282 (1803)
Thompson v. Jameson
5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 282
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE COUNTY
OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
An action for a certain sum stated in the declaration to be the amount of a decree obtained by the plaintiff cannot be supported by evidence of a decree for the same sum with interest from a certain day to the day of passing the decree.
The plaintiff instituted a suit in the circuit court upon a decree of the Court of Fairfax County Virginia, and in the declaration the decree was stated to have been rendered for the sum of £860 12s. 1d. sterling, of the value of £1,032. 14s. 6d. Virginia currency, equal to $3,442.52.