United States v. M'Daniel
ERROR to the circuit court of the United States for the county of Washington in the District of Columbia.
A motion was made by Mr Coxe, for the defendant, to dismiss this suit for want of jurisdiction; the sum in controversy at the trial being less than one thousand dollars, and it appearing from the bill of exceptions, that the only items in controversy on which the instruction excepted to, was given by the circuit court, were less than that sum.
Mr Taney, attorney general, contra.
Mr Chief Justice MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the court, overruling the motion.