Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. T. Moultrie Mordecai and Mr. P.H. Gadsden for plaintiff in error.
Mr. William L. Martin, Attorney General of the State of Alabama, for defendant in error.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE GRAY, after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the court.
By section 1 of the act of Congress of March 3, 1875, c. 137, as amended by the acts of March 3, 1887, c. 373, and August 13, 1888, c. 866, it is enacted that the Circuit Courts of the United States shall have original cognizance, concurrent with the courts of the several States, of all suits of a civil nature, at common law or in equity, where the matter in dispute exceeds, exclusive of...
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