Washington University v. Rouse
75 U.S. 439 (1869)

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Washington University v. Rouse, 75 U.S. 8 Wall. 439 439 (1869)

Washington University v. Rouse

75 U.S. (8 Wall.) 439

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In which the principles of the case just decided were held applicable to an institution of learning.

In this second case, the charter was to the Washington University, an institution of learning. It was granted on the 22d of February, 1853, and by the same legislature which incorporated the Home of the Friendless on the 3d of that same February. It contained exactly the same provision about freedom of the corporation from taxation and from liability to have its charter interfered with at the discretion of the legislature, and the case came here under proceedings similar to those in the last case, and from the same court, and was argued by the same counsel, to-wit:

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