95 U.S. 48 (____)


Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. E.W. Stoughton for the plaintiff in error.

Mr. William M. Evarts and Mr. S.P. Nash, contra.

MR. JUSTICE STRONG delivered the opinion of the court.

We concur with the Circuit Court in the opinion that Mr. Rice was authorized by the resolution of the board of directors of July 13, 1858, to make the contract with the defendant, which it is claimed he made on the 21st of April, 1859. That resolution was very broad. As appears from its preamble, it aimed to provide, promptly, means for the construction of one hundred miles...

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