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46 U.S. 210

Sheppard  v.  Wilson

Mr. Grant moved to dismiss the writ of error in this case, upon two grounds.

1st. Irregularity in the allowance of the writ of error, and the citation.

2d. That since the rendition of the judgment Iowa had become a State, and cited 3 How., 534; 4 Id., 590.

Mr. C. Coxe opposed the motion. He stated that the writ of error had been allowed, the citation signed, and bond approved, all by a judge of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Iowa. He then referred to the acts of 1792 and 1838, and contended that there was no irregularity.

Mr. Hastings controverted these views, and sustained the motion to dismiss.

Mr. Chief Justice TANEY delivered the opinion of the court.


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