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United States Supreme Court


Argued:     Decided: April 20, 1885

There were eight of these cases. All related to the legislation of the State of Virginia of March 30, 1871, authorizing coupons of the funded debt of the State to be received in payment of taxes, debts, dues, and demands due the State, and to subsequent legislation, practically forbidding the receipt of the coupons in present payment of dues and taxes. [269-Continued.]

The cases follow in the order in which they were announced by the court. The legislation is set forth, or referred to in Antoni v. Greenhow, 107 U.S. 769 , and in the opinion of the court in the first of the present cases.

The cases were argued, or submitted, in the following order: PLEASANTS v. GREENHOW,, was submitted December 1, 1884. POINDEXTER v. GREENHOW; WHITE v. GREENHOW; CHAFFIN v. TAYLOR; CARTER v. GREENHOW; and MOORE v. GREENHOW, were argued together March 20, 23, 24 and 25, 1885. ALLEN v. BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD CO. was argued March 25, 26, 1885; and MARYE v. PARSONS was argued March 26, 27, 1885.

The opinions and judgments of the court in all the cases except MOORE v. GREENHOW were announced April 20, 1885. In the later case they were announced May 4, 1885.

The dissenting opinion will be found after the opinion of the court in MARYE v. PARSONS. The Justices who concurred in it dissented from the judgments and opinions of the court in POINDEXTER v. GREENHOW; WHITE v. GREENHOW; CHAFFIN v. TAYLOR; and ALLEN v. BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD CO. In PLEASANTS v. GREENHOW; CARTER v. GREENHOW; and MARYE v. PARSONS, they concurred in the judgments of the court, but [114 U.S. 269, 270]   rested their concurrence on the reasons given in their dissenting opinion.

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