Pierce v. Cox

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United States Supreme Court

76 U.S. 786

Pierce  v.  Cox

THIS was the case of two motions to dismiss an appeal from the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia; one of the motions being made by the appellant on the ground that no citation had been issued according to law, and the other by the appellee, because the amount in controversy was not of the value of $1000. Moreover, there was no evidence in the record of an allowance of the appeal. As to the value of the amount in controversy, it appeared that it was a life interest in $1200 of six per cent. stock of the corporation of Washington, and not worth $1000.

Mr. Brent, for the appellant; Mr. Davidge, contra.

The CHIEF JUSTICE delivered the opinion of the court.


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