Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. John P. Ellis and Mr. Benjamin H. Bristow for the plaintiff in error.
Mr. Joseph H. Choate, Mr. James O. Broadhead, and Mr. H.H. Harding for the defendants in error.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE BRADLEY delivered the opinion of the court.
This is an action brought by the plaintiff, Burgess, against J. & W. Seligman & Co., as stockholders of the Memphis, Carthage, and Northwestern Railroad Company, under a statute of the State of Missouri to recover a debt due to him by the company. The plaintiff, in his petition, alleges that on the 5th of November, 1874, judgment was rendered in his favor against the corporation by the District Court...
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