Davis v. Indiana,
94 U.S. 792 (1876)

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Davis v. Indiana, 94 U.S. 792 (1876)

Davis v. Indiana

94 U.S. 792


1. The Supreme Court of Indiana having decided in this case that the moneys arising from section 16 in each congressional township of that state, all of which are to be paid into the county treasury by the school trustee, form

a part of the school fund which the county auditor is required to distribute to the various townships in the county, and that in so doing, he is bound by the proviso in the Act of March 4, 1855, "that in no case shall the congressional township fund be diminished by such distribution, and diverted to any other township," this Court affirms the decision.

2. This Court adheres to the ruling in Springfield Township v. Quick, 22 How. 56, that the right of the inhabitants of the several congressional townships in that state to such moneys for the use of schools in the township where section 16 lies is sufficiently protected by that proviso.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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