Sheppard v. Graves,
55 U.S. 505 (1852)

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Sheppard v. Graves, 55 U.S. 14 How. 505 505 (1852)

Sheppard v. Graves

55 U.S. (14 How.) 505


It is a bad mode of pleading, to unite pleas in abatement and pleas to the merits. And if after pleas in abatement a defense be interposed going to the merits of the controversy, the grounds alleged in abatement become thereby immaterial, and are waived.

When a plea is filed to the jurisdiction of the court upon the ground that the plaintiff is a resident of the same state with the defendant, it is incumbent on the defendant to prove the allegation.

It is of to consequence whether the date of a promissory note be at the beginning or end of it.

The facts are all set forth in the opinion of the Court.

Page 55 U. S. 508

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