Alexander Ish, Jesse Kerr, et al. v. Knoxville & Charleston Railroad Co.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Alexander Ish, Jesse Kerr, et al. v. Knoxville & Charleston Railroad Co.
Case Date: 
1858
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Injunction

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
104
Notes / Description: 

Additional Plaintiffs: H. T. Cox; William Kerr; J. Coulston; M. H. Stephens; W. W. Bayless, et al. Plaintiffs seek an injunction preventing the construction of the railroad. Argue that the TN legislative act of 1854 which ordered the Blount Co. Court to subscribe $120,000 in county bonds for its construction was unconstitutional. Also argue that the citizens who voted in favor of the issue were not made aware that it would result in increased taxes.