James v. MilwaukeeAnnotate this Case
83 U.S. 159 (1872)
U.S. Supreme Court
James v. Milwaukee, 83 U.S. 16 Wall. 159 159 (1872)
James v. Milwaukee
83 U.S. (16 Wall.) 159
An act of legislature authorizing a municipal corporation to lend its credit to a railroad company specified, and to "any other railroad company duly incorporated and organized for the purpose of constructing railroads," leading in a direction named, "and which in the opinion of common council are entitled to such aid from the city," authorizes the lending of the city credit to a railroad company thereafter duly incorporated and organized, as well as the lending of such credit to those in existence when the act was passed.