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78 U.S. 65

Morgan  v.  Thornhill

ON motion to dismiss an appeal from the Circuit Court from the District of Louisiana; the case being this:

'An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States,' approved March 2, 1867, [1] and which gives to the District Courts exclusive original jurisdiction in matters of bankruptcy, authorizes them to declare corporations bankrupt upon certain proceedings had.

By the 2d section of the act it is enacted:

'That the several Circuit Courts of the United States, within and for the districts where the proceedings in bankruptcy shall be pending, shall have a general superintendence and jurisdiction of all cases and questions arising under this act, and except when special provision is otherwise made, may upon bill, petition, or other process of any party aggrieved, hear and determine the case as a court of equity. The powers and duties hereby granted may be exercised either by said court or by any justice thereof, in term time or in vacation.'By the 8th section of the act it is further provided:


^1  14 Stat. at Large, 518.

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