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30 U.S. 264

Cathcart  v.  Robinson

APPEAL from the circuit court of the county of Washington, in the district of Columbia.

In the circuit court for the county of Alexandria, the appellant, William Robinson, filed a bill for the specific execution of a contract entered into between him and Mr James Leander Cathcart, on the 10th of September 1822.

The bill was filed in March 1829, and an injunction issued as prayed. Afterwards, in July 1829, the proceedings in the case were removed to Washington, by a bill filed there, in which was incorporated the former bill and other matters, and introducing, as parties, the trustee of Mrs Cathcart; and praying that the injunction may be extended to him, and to the cashier of the bank of the United States, and the officers of the treasury, to prevent the payment over of a fund alleged in the bill to the pledged for the performance of the contract.

The circuit court gave a decree in favour of the complainant, and Mr Cathcart appealed to this court.

The case was argued at January term 1830, by Mr coxe and Mr Key for the appellants, and by Mr Lee and Mr Jones for the appellee. The case was held under advisement, until this term, when:

Mr Chief Justice MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the Court.


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