Wheeler v. Jackson,
137 U.S. 245 (1890)

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Wheeler v. Jackson, 137 U.S. 245 (1890)

Wheeler v. Jackson

No. 66

Argued November 11, 1890

Decided November 24, 1890

137 U.S. 245




The 15th section of the Act of the Legislature of New York approved June 6, 1885, provides that no action or special proceeding shall thereafter be maintained against the City of Brooklyn, or the Registrar of Arrears of that city, to compel the execution or delivery of a lease upon any sale for taxes, assessments, or water rates made more than eight years prior to the above date unless commenced within six months after that date, and notice thereof filed in the office of the Registrar of Arrears; also that that officer shall, upon the expiration of such six months, cancel in his office all sales made more than eight years before the passage of the act upon which no lease had been given and no action commenced and

Page 137 U. S. 246

notice thereof filed within the period limited as aforesaid, and that thereupon the lien of all such certificates of purchase should cease and determine.


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