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74 U.S. 693

Blitz  v.  Brown

IN this case-a writ of error to the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia-no authenticated transcript of the record had been filed. That which purported to be a transcript contained only a blank form of a certificate of authentication, without the seal of the court below or the signature of its clerk.

Two motions were now accordingly made; the first by Mr. Carlisle, for the defendant in error, to dismiss, the second by Mr. Bradley, in behalf of the plaintiff in error, for leave to withdraw the paper from the files, in order that the blank certificate might be duly signed and sealed, and that when thus perfected, the record might be returned and have its place on the docket, as if regularly filed, according to law and the practice of the court.

The CHIEF JUSTICE delivered the opinion of the court.


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