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PACKET COMPANY V. ST. LOUIS, 100 U. S. 423 (1879)

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Packet Company v. St. Louis, 100 U.S. 423 (1879)

Packet Company v. St. Louis

100 U.S. 423

Syllabus

1. A municipal corporation, owning improved wharves and other artificial means which it maintains, at its own cost, for the benefit of those engaged in commerce upon the public navigable waters of the United States, is not prohibited by the Constitution of the United States from charging and collecting from parties using its wharves and facilities such reasonable fees as will fairly remunerate it for the use of the property.

2. Packet Company v. Keokuk, 95 U. S. 80, affirmed.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.


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