William Sutton v. Bancroft
THIS case was brought up by writ of error from the District Court of the United States for the western district of Arkansas.
It was submitted on a printed brief by Mr. Watkins for the defendants in error, no counsel appearing for the plaintiffs in error.
Mr. Watkins stated the case, and said that the judgment was rendered on the 22d of May, 1856, since which time the hands of the plaintiffs below have been tied from having execution, and the plaintiffs in error have never appeared in this court, nor have they taken any steps to prosecute their writ of error.
The defendants in error now ask for an affirmance of the judgment, with exemplary damages for delay.
Mr. Justice GRIER delivered the opinion of the court.