U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Bank of Metropolis, 40 U.S. 15 Pet. 377 377 (1841)
United States v. Bank of Metropolis
40 U.S. (15 Pet.) 377
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE DISTRICT
OF COLUMBIA AND COUNTY OF WASHINGTON
The United States, on 25 June 1838, instituted an action of assumpsit against the President and Directors of the Bank of the Metropolis for the recovery of $27,881.50 for sundry matters properly chargeable in an account, as by an account annexed to the declaration appeared. The declaration contained the usual counts in an action of assumpsit.
The account referred to contained numerous items of deposits made in the Bank of the Metropolis from the Post Office Department, leaving a balance due to the United States of the sum stated in the declaration. The defendants pleaded the general issue.