Purdy v. Lansing, 128 U.S. 557 (1888)
U.S. Supreme CourtPurdy v. Lansing, 128 U.S. 557 (1888)
Purdy v. Lansing
Argued November 23, 26, 1888
Decided December 10, 1888
128 U.S. 557
The bonds of the Town of Lansing, in the State of New York, issued to aid in the construction of the New York and Oswego Midland Railroad, having been put out without a previous designation by the company of all the counties through which the extension authorized by the New York Act of 1871, c. 298, would pass, were issued without authority of law, and are invalid.
This was an action at law against the Town of Lansing to recover on bonds issued by it in aid of the New York and Oswego Midland Railroad. Judgment for defendant; plaintiff sued out this writ of error. The case is stated in the opinion.