Keene v. Whittaker
THIS case came up from the Circuit Court of the United States for the eastern district of Louisiana.
In that Court a statement of the case had been made by the plaintiff, and the counsel for the defendants, upon which the Court gave a judgment for the defendants. The plaintiff petitioned the Circuit Court for a writ of error to the Supreme Court, and the same was allowed. The record as sent up from the Circuit Court contained nothing but the agreed statement of facts, the judgment of the Circuit Court on these facts, and the petition of the defendant for a writ of error; together with an allowance of it by the Circuit Court in December, 1838.
The case was submitted to the Court, without argument.
Mr. Justice WAYNE delivered the opinion of the Court.