U.S. Supreme Court
Edwards v. United States, 103 U.S. 471 (1880)
Edwards v. United States
103 U.S. 471
1. The common law rule is in force in Michigan that the resignation of a public officer is not complete until the proper authority accepts it or does something tantamount thereto such as to appoint a successor.
2. After making a return to the alternative mandamus sued out against him by a judgment creditor of a township, the township supervisor cannot set up the nonservice of any notice in the cause.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.