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77 U.S. 299

Washington Railroad  v.  Bradleys

APPEAL from the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, in a case of a bill by the Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown Railroad Company, against the City of Washington, and J. H. and A. T. Bradley and others, amended by the addition of new defendants; and of a petition 'by way of cross-bill,' made by one of the respondents in the case, referring to the case by title, and stating that 'the facts fully appear in the case,' praying the reverse of what the complainant had prayed, but not making anybody defendant, nor praying process, and under which no process was obtained; the decree appealed from having been a decree in accordance with the prayer of this 'cross-bill.' The particulars of the case, which was argued here by Messrs. Bartley, Bradley, and Davidge, for the appellants; and by Messrs. Brent, Crittenden, and Durant, contra, are perhaps sufficiently indicated by

Mr. Justice SWAYNE, who thus gave them and delivered the opinion of the court:


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