James v. Milwaukee
83 U.S. 159 (1872)

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James v. Milwaukee, 83 U.S. 16 Wall. 159 159 (1872)

James v. Milwaukee

83 U.S. (16 Wall.) 159

Syllabus

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.

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