Wright v. Columbus Hocking Valley Athens Railroad Company/Opinion of the Court

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United States Supreme Court

176 U.S. 481

WRIGHT  v.  COLUMBUS HOCKING VALLEY ATHENS RAILROAD COMPANY

 Argued: December 13, 1899. --- Decided: February 26, 1900


Plaintiff insisted before the supreme court that he made the improvements on his mill with reference to the contract between the state and the Federal government, but the supreme court was of opinion that he had no legal right to make investments on the faith of a contract between others, and to which he was not a party or privy, and insist for that reason the contract should be observed by either of the parties; that, so far as related to the contract between Worthington and the state, his remedy would be in damages for breach of the contract, and not an injunction against the company entering upon the lands purchased from the state in which he had no interest. The decree against him was therefore affirmed.

The Federal question set up in the assignment of errors was precisely the same as in the other cases, and the issues which arise from such assignments are the only ones called to our attention by counsel. The judgment of the Supreme Court is therefore affirmed.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).