Mayor & Aldermen of Knoxville v. J. T. Jenks

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Mayor & Aldermen of Knoxville v. J. T. Jenks
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Municipal Authority

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
13
Notes / Description: 

Case concerns a quarantine to protect public against epidemic, & has the authority to hire guards to enforce a quarantine. In this case, the local physician hired guards to enforce the quarantine, but the suit questions if the board of health should have been responsible. Case goes on to argue that the city police are the appropriate guards for this purpose. Case not dated, but could concern the small pox epidemic occurring in Knoxville in 1882-83. Incomplete case file.