U.S. Supreme Court
Richmond v. City of Milwaukee, 62 U.S. 21 How. 391 391 (1858)
Richmond v. City of Milwaukee
62 U.S. (21 How.) 391
After a case has been heard and dismissed for want of jurisdiction, because it did not appear that the value of the property in controversy exceeded two thousand dollars, affidavits of its value come too late. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary
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Moreover, the value of the property is stated in the proceedings of the court below, and affidavits have never been received here to vary it or enhance it in order to give jurisdiction.