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Before the Court

Lindsay G. Robertson

in Conquest by Law

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195148695
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788941 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148695.003.0003
 Before the Court

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This chapter focuses on how the United Illinois and Wabash Land Companies brought their claim before the Supreme Court of the United States. No further petitions would be submitted to Congress, at least until the Companies had received a favorable decision from the high court. All of the Companies' resources, and all of Robert Goodloe Harper's creative energies, would be devoted to crafting and prosecuting a suit to win such a decision.

Keywords: United Illinois and Wabash Companies; Supreme Court; Congress; Robert Goodloe Harper

Chapter.  11095 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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