County of Moultrie v. Fairfield
ERROR to the Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern District of Illinois.
This action was brought by Fairfield against the county of Moultrie, upon the common counts, for money lent, money had and received, and money due on account stated, with notice that he would give in evidence coupons detached from certain bonds of the county issued in satisfaction of its respective donations in aid of the Bloomington and Ohio River Railroad Company, and the Decatur, Sullivan, and Mattoon Railroad Company. Plea, non assumpsit, under which, by agreement, the county was allowed to offer any evidence and make any defence that would be competent under any special plea well pleaded. The parties submitted the issues of fact as well as of law to the court; and a special finding of facts was made, upon which judgment in his favor was rendered, to reverse which the county brought this writ of error. The material facts are set forth in the opinion of this court.
Mr. John R. Eden for the plaintiff in error.
Mr. Shelby M. Cullom and Mr. E. S. Bailey for the defendant in error.
MR. JUSTICE WOODS delivered the opinion of the court.