United States v. Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad Company
THIS was a motion by Mr. Cushing, (attorney-general,) to withdraw the writ of error, and discontinue the appeal to this court, to which the case had been brought up, by writ of error, from the supreme court of the Territory of Minnesota.
The motion was argued by Mr. Cushing, and opposed by Mr. Barbour and Mr. Johnson. Much matter of general interest was introduced by both sides into the discussion, which it is not deemed necessary to report, because the decision of the court turned upon a single legal point.
Mr. Justice NELSON delivered the opinion of the court.