United States v. City Bank of ColumbusAnnotate this Case
62 U.S. 356
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. City Bank of Columbus, 62 U.S. 21 How. 356 356 (1858)
United States v. City Bank of Columbus
62 U.S. (21 How.) 356
Where the cashier of a bank wrote to the Secretary of the Treasury, saying that the bearer of the letter was authorized to contract for the transfer of money from New York to New Orleans, and such a transaction was not within the scope of the powers of the cashier nor authorized by the directors, the bank was not bound to reimburse the money which the Secretary of the Treasury advanced.
The facts of this case and also the instructions given to the jury upon the trial are all set forth in the opinion of the Court.