Jones v. East Tennessee, Va. & Ga. R. Co.,
157 U.S. 682 (1895)

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Jones v. East Tennessee, Va. & Ga. R. Co., 157 U.S. 682 (1895)

Jones v. East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad Company

No. 253.

Argued April 4, 1895

Decided April 8, 1895

157 U.S. 682


The record showed that plaintiff asked six instructions, of which the court gave two, declined to give one, and declined to give the other three except as covered by the general charge. The whole charge was contained in the bill of exceptions, which thus concluded:

"To which refusal and charge of the court and the exclusion of evidence offered and to the action of the court in refusing a new trial, plaintiff excepted and tendered this bill of exceptions, which was signed and sealed by the court and ordered to be made a part of the record in this cause."

Held that this exception was insufficient.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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