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