Winona & St. Peter Railroad Company v. Blake
94 U.S. 180 (1876)

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Winona & St. Peter Railroad Company v. Blake, 94 U.S. 180 (1876)

Winona & St. Peter Railroad Company v. Blake

94 U.S. 180

Syllabus

1. The Winona & St. Peter Railroad Company, having been incorporated as a common carrier, with all the rights and subject to all the obligations which that term implies, was bound to carry, when called upon for that purpose, and charge only a reasonable compensation therefor.

2. Neither the Act of the Legislature of Minnesota of Feb. 28, 1866, nor the constitution of the state adds to or takes from the grant as contained in the original charter.

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