COPY OF THE THREE ACTS PASSED BY THE DAKOTA TERRITORIAL LEGISLATURE, IN FEBRUARY, 1881, REFERRED TO IN THE PROTEST, AND EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF THE LEGISLATURE, SHOWING THAT J.R. GAMBLE, ESQ., OF YANKTON COUNTY, [THE ATTORNEY OF THE COUNTY WHO HAS BEEN FIGHTING THE BONDHOLDERS,] INTRODUCED THE BILLS FOR ALL OF THE ACTS BEHIND WHICH THE COUNTY HAS BEEN ABLE TO SHIELD ITS PROPERTY AND TO SUCCESSFULLY EVADE THE MANDATES OF THE COURTS, AND MOST EFFECTUALLY TO ACCOMPLISH A REPUDIATION OF ITS BONDED INDEBTEDNESS.

1881. 12, 8, 6, 11, [1 blank], 6, 4, 10, 9, [1 blank], 4, 7, [1 blank], [4] pp. Disbound, loose, outer leaves brittle and chipped at edges and corners [no text loss]. Good or Good+.

"In 1881, the admission of Dakota Territory to statehood foundered in part on Eastern resentment at repudiation of railroad-aid bonds by one of the Territory's counties. Although the Supreme Court has as usual ruled in favor of the bondholders, the county refused to pay. In its recalcitrance the municipal corporation was aided and abetted by the territorial legislature," passed the statutes printed here, rendering satisfaction of the judgments from the counties impossible. Orth, THE JUDICIAL POWER OF THE UNITED STATES, page 116 [1987]
OCLC 56130943 [1-State Hist. Soc. ND]. Item #25703

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