U.S. Supreme Court
County of Schuyler v. Thomas, 98 U.S. 169 (1878)
County of Schuyler v. Thomas
98 U.S. 169
1. The Court again decides that the authority conferred by the charter of a railroad company in Missouri upon the county court of any county in which a part of the road of the company might be to subscribe to the capital stock thereof was not revoked by sec. 14 of art. 11 of the existing constitution of that state, and where the general assembly reserved the right to amend the charter, and the company was consolidated with another, pursuant to a law passed after the adoption of the constitution, the county court of the county through which the road passed might, without submitting the question to a popular vote, lawfully subscribe to the capital stock of the consolidated company, and issue its bonds in payment therefor.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.