Knapp v. Banks
THIS was a case brought up by writ of error from the Circuit Court of the United States for the southern district of New York.
Banks had recovered a judgment in that court, against Knapp, for $1,720.
Ogden moved to dismiss the case for want of jurisdiction, which was opposed by Benedict upon the ground that adding interest upon the judgment down to the time when the writ of error was brought, would make it exceed $2000; and he cited 3 Peters, 32, to show that the amount in controversy in this court determined the jurisdiction.
Mr. Justice STORY delivered the opinion of the court.