Eldridge Hord v. The Rogersville & Jefferson Railroad Company & Justices of Hawkins County

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Eldridge Hord v. The Rogersville & Jefferson Railroad Company & Justices of Hawkins County
Case Date: 
1859
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Taxation, Petition to Stop

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
62
Notes / Description: 

This case revolves around a proposed railroad from Rogersville to points east; after legislative acts revised the route, said line was to join the Cincinnati, Cumberland Gap & Charleston Railroad. Plaintiff made plea of illegal election to obtain bonds. Additional corruption was charged, that defendants illegally gained monetary & public support for this project. Plaintiff seeks injunction on taxes assessed him related to this project, and that the election be declared void.