Diggs & Keith v. Wolcott
8 U.S. 179 (1807)

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Diggs & Keith v. Wolcott, 8 U.S. 4 Cranch 179 179 (1807)

Diggs & Keith v. Wolcott

8 U.S. (4 Cranch) 179

APPEAL FROM THE DISTRICT

COURT OF CONNECTICUT

Syllabus

A court of the United States has no jurisdiction to enjoin proceedings in a state court.

The appellants, Diggs and Keith, had commenced a suit at law against Alexander Wolcott, the appellee, in the County Court for the County of Middlesex in the State of Connecticut upon two promissory notes given by Wolcott to one Richard Matthews for the purchase of lands in Virginia, and by him endorsed to the appellants, whereupon Wolcott filed a bill in chancery in the superior court of the state against the appellants Diggs and Keith and also against Robert Young and Richard Matthews, praying that Diggs and Keith might be compelled to give up the two notes to be cancelled or be perpetually enjoined from proceeding at law for the recovery thereof, &c.

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