114 U.S. 270 (____)


Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. William L. Royall, Mr. Daniel H. Chamberlain [Mr. William B. Hornblower was with him on the brief], Mr. Wager Swayne, and Mr. William M. Evarts for plaintiff in error.

Mr. F.S. Blair, Attorney General of the State of Virginia, Mr. Richard T. Merrick and Mr. Attorney General for defendant in error.

MR. JUSTICE MATTHEWS delivered the opinion of the court.

The plaintiff in error, who was also plaintiff below, brought his action in detinue on the 26th day of April, 1883, against Samuel C. Greenhow, for the recovery of specific personal property, to wit, one office desk of the value of thirty dollars, before a police justice in the City of Richmond, who dismissed the same for want of jurisdiction. An appeal was taken by...

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