96 U.S. 595 (1877)


Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Joseph B. Batchelor and Mr. Edward Graham Haywood for the plaintiff in error.

Mr. A.W. Tourgee, contra.

MR. JUSTICE SWAYNE delivered the opinion of the court.

The Constitution of North Carolina of 1868 took effect on the 24th of April in that year. Sects. 1 and 2 of art. 10 declare that personal property of any resident of the State, of the value of $500, to be selected by such resident, shall be exempt from sale under execution or other final process issued for the collection of any debt; and that every homestead, and the buildings...

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