U.S. Supreme Court
Red River Cattle Co. v. Needham, 137 U.S. 632 (1891)
Red River Cattle Company v. Needham
Submitted December 15, 1890
Decided January 5, 1891
137 U.S. 632
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
When the demand in controversy is not for money, but the nature of the action requires the value of the thing demanded to be stated in the pleadings, affidavits will not be received here to vary the value as appearing in the face of the record.
The filing of affidavits as to value will not ordinarily be permitted where evidence of value has been adduced below on both sides, and the proofs have been transmitted, either with or without the announcement of a definite conclusion deduced therefrom.