U.S. Supreme Court
Vansant v. Gas Light Company, 99 U.S. 213 (1878)
Vansant v. Gas Light Company
99 U.S. 213
Unless allowed in open court during the term at which the decree was rendered, an appeal will be dismissed if no citation has been issued and the appellee does not appear.
This was a bill in chancery brought in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia by John Vansant, and William A. Duncan, trustee for Susan A. Duncan, against the Electro-Magnetic Gas Light Company and others. The defendants answered, and the cause coming on to be heard upon the pleadings and proofs, a final decree was rendered at the special term, which was affirmed at the general term of that court. The following entry then appears upon the record:
"JOHN VANSANT et al."
"v. No. 3707"
"THE ELECTRO-MAGNETIC GAS-LIGHT CO. Equity Doc. 13"
"The clerk will enter an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States from the decision in general term, passed Nov. 29, 1875."
"DURANT & HORNOR"
"For Plaintiffs and Appellees"
"Dec. 17, 1875. Appeal entered as directed."
"By the clerk"
It was conceded that a bond had been approved by the chief justice of that court and filed with the clerk during the term.