2 U.S. 132 (____)

2 Dall. 132

RICUP versus BIXTER, et al.

Supreme Court of United States.

SHIPPEN, Justice, in his charge to the Jury, held, that the act of 1781 did not apply to this case. That it is an ex-post facto act, and should be construed strictly; and though the legislature may have given certain powers to Auditors (who seem to be a Court of Chancery, and can apply themselves to the conscience of the party) yet we are not to extend it further. A Jury has not in all respects the powers of these Auditors; and in the case of reduced payments, though Auditors...

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