U.S. Supreme Court
McKinley v. Wheeler, 130 U.S. 630 (1889)
McKinley v. Wheeler
Argued April 2, 1889
Decided May 13, 1889
130 U.S. 630
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
A corporation, created under the laws of one of the states of the union, all of whose members are citizens of the United States, is competent to locate, or join in the location of, a mining claim upon the public lands of the United States in like manner as individual citizens.
Whether such a corporation will not be treated as one person, and as entitled to locate only to the extent permitted to a single individual, quaere.