No. 142.

162 U.S. 383 (1896)

16 S.Ct. 814

40 L.Ed. 1009


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 13, 1896.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. William G. Johnson and Mr. Calderon Carlisle for plaintiff in error. Mr. Jeremiah M. Wilson was on their brief.

Mr. Enoch Totten for defendants in error.

MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the court.

The question for our determination is whether the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, at a general term thereof, erred in affirming the action of a special term of the court, sitting as a Circuit Court, in peremptorily instructing a jury to find certain issues in a will contest favorably to the defendants. The contest in question was begun by Charles McIntire in the probate branch of the court, for the purpose...

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