IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF IOWA. [COURT DOCUMENTS IN THE LITIGATION TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE ON PROPERTY OF THE RAILWAY].

[np: 1875-1885]. 299, 12, 100, 52, 32, 20, 47, 8, 6 pp. Pleadings and other court documents bound together in contemporary red morocco, with decorated borders, gilt-lettered spine and front cover. Raised spine bands and gilt rules. Binding with a bit of extremity scuffing, Very Good.

The Railway, an Iowa corporation, entered into agreements to finance the construction of a railroad from Burlington to a point near Mankato, Minnesota, a distance of 270 miles. The Railway defaulted, and the mortgage holders began a foreclosure action, which is the subject of these documents. This book, a series of separate printings, collects the Complaint and other pleadings, Exhibits, Amendments to the Complaint, the stipulated facts, and the briefs and arguments of counsel. The claims of various lienholders rendered the case quite complicated; aspects of the case arrived at the U.S. Supreme Court, reported at 159 U.S. 278 [1895]. Item #30584

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