Township of East Oakland v. Skinner
ERROR to the Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern District of Illinois.
This was an action of assumpsit on fifty-four coupons cut from certain bonds issued by the township of East Oakland, Ill., in payment of its subscription of $75,000 to the capital stock of the Paris and Decatur Railroad Company.
The election authorizing the subscription was held Feb. 1, 1870, and the subscription made Aug. 15 of that year. The bonds bear date April 20, 1871. The other facts and the provisions of the statute applicable to the case are set forth in the opinion of the court.
The case was tried by the court below without a jury, and resulted in a judgment for the plaintiff for $9,207.32 and costs. The township thereupon brought the case here.
Mr. John M. Palmer for the plaintiff in error.
Mr. H. S. Greene, Mr. D. T. Littler, and Mr. James C. Robinson, contra.
MR. JUSTICE HUNT delivered the opinion of the court.