Fenwick v. Sears' Administrators, 5 U.S. 259 (1803)
U.S. Supreme CourtFenwick v. Sears' Administrators, 5 U.S. 1 Cranch 259 259 (1803)
Fenwick v. Sears' Administrators
5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 259
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE DISTRICT
OF COLUMBIA FOR THE COUNTY OF WASHINGTON
An administrator, having had letters of administration in Maryland, before the separation of the District of Columbia from the original states, cannot after that separation maintain an action in that part of the District of Maryland by virtue of those letters of administration, but must take out new letters within the District.
The only point decided by the Court was upon the validity of the letters of administration under which this action was brought in the circuit court by the administrators of Sears.