No. 18.

162 U.S. 291 (1896)

16 S.Ct. 820

40 L.Ed. 973


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 18, 1896.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Lawrence Maxwell, Jr. and Mr. Calderon Carlisle for plaintiffs in error. Mr. Marcellas Green and Mr. S.S. Calhoun filed briefs for the same.

Mr. Frank Johnston, Attorney General of the State of Mississippi and Mr. J. Hubley Ashton for defendants in error.

Mr. William G. Yerger and Mr. W.P. Harris filed briefs for the Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway Company, defendant in error.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER, after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the court.

The Supreme Court of Mississippi construed these bonds as obligations payable in gold coin, and held that the power to borrow money conferred on the levee board of Mississippi, district No. 1, did not authorize that corporation to borrow gold coin or issue bonds acknowledging the receipt thereof and agreeing to pay therefor in the same medium, and that the bonds were void for want...

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