77 US 582 Miller v. McKenzie

77 U.S. 582

19 L.Ed. 1043

10 Wall. 582


December Term, 1870

ERROR to the District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

Pitzer Miller brought suit in the court just named against Larkin McKenzie, James Hamer, Joseph Hamer, and Ezekiel Wall, to recover the value of several bales of cotton. Such proceedings were had that a judgment was rendered for the defendants, whereupon the plaintiff brought this writ of error; the writ reciting that the proceedings were between 'Peter Miller, Larkin McKenzie, and others.'

Mr. P. Phillips, on the part of the defendants, now moved to dismiss the case for want of jurisdiction.

Mr. T. Wilson, contra.

Mr. Justice NELSON delivered the opinion of the court.

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It appears, from an inspection of the record, that the writ of error is defective in respect to the parties. It is therein recited that the proceedings are between Pitzer Miller and Larkin McKenzie, and others. This defect has been held so many times in this court as fatal to its jurisdiction that it need be but mentioned to require a dismissal of the case.