No. 234.

136 U.S. 450 (1890)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 19, 1890.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Henry E. Davis for plaintiff in error.

Mr. James Coleman and Mr. J.M. Wilson for defendant in error.

MR. JUSTICE HARLAN delivered the opinion of the court.

Early in the evening of December 6, 1881, the defendant in error, while passing on the sidewalk near the north entrance of the Riggs House on G Street in the city of Washington, fell into a hole, whereby he sustained personal injuries of a serious character. Claiming that the sidewalk was not in a safe condition for use by the public, and that the District authorities...

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