COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND. OCTOBER TERM, 1865. THE STATE OF MARYLAND USE OF MARY COUGHLIN, VS. THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAIL ROAD CO.| PATRICK BANNON, BY HIS NEXT FRIEND JAMES COUGHLIN VS. THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD CO. BOWIE, CHIEF JUSTICE, DELIVERED THE FOLLOWING OPINION...
[Maryland? 1865. 20pp. Original printed wrappers [light dustsoiling and discoloration, remnant of postal stamp on rear wrap, accession number in ink at head of from wrap], stitched. Very Good.
A boy was killed while trying to board a moving freight train, and another injured. "It was in proof that these boys had, again and again, been driven from the cars on other occasions, and their parents informed of their conduct. It was admitted that there was no employee of the Company on the end car, and that the engineman and conductor did not know of the accident till some time after it happened." The Court examines the duty of care that the railroad owed to children, whose judgment was not so fully formed as that of an adult. Item #25787