Gue v. Tide Water Canal Company - 65 U.S. 257 (1860)
U.S. Supreme Court
Gue v. Tide Water Canal Company, 65 U.S. 24 How. 257 257 (1860)
Gue v. Tide Water Canal Company
5 U.S. (24 How.) 257
A corporate franchise to take tolls on a canal cannot be seized and sold under a fieri facias unless authorized by a statute of the state which granted the act of incorporation.
Neither can the lands or works essential to the enjoyment of the franchise be separated from it and sold under a fi. fa. so as to destroy or impair the value of the franchise.
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.