Cowdrey v. Vandenburgh
APPEAL from the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia.
This was a bill in equity, filed by J. W. V. Vandenburgh, H. L. Crawford, and L. S. Filbert, trading as J. W. V. Vandenburgh & Co., against Rudolph Blumenburgh, to compel the surrender of a certain certificate, of which the following is a copy:--'No. 4441.]
OFFICE OF AUDITOR, BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS,
'WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 6, 1873.
'I hereby certify that I have this day audited and allowed the account of J. V. W. Vandenburgh & Co., for work on Columbia Street, amounting to eight thousand four hundred and fifty-one dollars and eighty-eight cents.
'J. C. LAY, Auditor.'
N. A. Cowdrey was subsequently made a party. A decree was rendered against him, from which he appealed to this court.
The remaining facts are stated in the opinion of the court.
Mr. Joseph H. Bradley for the appellant.
Mr. James G. Payne, contra.
MR. JUSTICE FIELD delivered the opinion of the court.