No. 78.

283 U.S. 747 (1931)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 1, 1931.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Charles B. Rogers for petitioner.

Solicitor General Thacher, Assistant Attorney General Richardson, and Messrs. Nat M. Lacy and Paul D. Miller were on the brief for the United States.

Messrs. John W. Davis, Hugh H. O'Bear, Carroll G. Walter, Rayburn L. Foster, and Almond D. Cochran, by special leave of Court, filed a brief as amici curiae.

MR. JUSTICE VAN DEVANTER delivered the opinion of the Court.

This is a suit brought by the United States on behalf of Jackson Barnett, a full-blood Creek Indian, to recover certain United States bonds, charged to have been wrongly diverted from a trust fund held for him, or their proceeds or value if they have been converted.

A second amended bill of complaint was tendered for filing, to which the defendant objected on the ground that it did not state a cause...

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