DAKOTA. STATEMENT OF FACTS IN SUPPORT OF THE PROTEST MADE BY THE YANKTON COUNTY BONDHOLDERS AGAINST THE ADMISSION OF DAKOTA.

[np: 1882]. 34, [2 blanks] pp. Caption title, as issued. Stitched. Blank edges of first leaf heavily toned, else Very Good.

Yankton County, Dakota, had repudiated payment of railroad bonds. In 1880 the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the bondholders but Yankton County-- abetted by the Territorial Legislature-- refused payment. Eastern bondholders launched a vigorous campaign to block statehood. This document states their case. Although the courts have ruled, "their powers have been crippled and their judgments nullified by the action of the Territorial Legislature, so that Yankton County has been able to override the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and to defy its creditors."
The pamphlet tells the story of the dispute. It is signed in type at the end by S.W. Packard, a Chicago attorney who represented the Yankton County bondholders.
Not in Allen, Decker, Eberstadt, Soliday. OCLC records thirteen locations as of July 2016. Item #33164

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