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YOUNG V. BRYAN, 19 U. S. 146 (1821)

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Young v. Bryan, 19 U.S. 6 Wheat. 146 146 (1821)

Young v. Bryan

19 U.S. (6 Wheat.) 146


The circuit court has jurisdiction of a suit brought by the endorsee of a promissory note who is a citizen of one state against the endorser, who is a citizen of a different state, whether a suit could be brought in that court by the endorsee against the maker or not.

No protest of a promissory note or inland bill of exchange is necessary.

This was an action of assumpsit brought in the court below by the defendants in error, citizens of Pennsylvania, against the plaintiff in error, a citizen

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of Tennessee, as the endorser of a promissory note drawn by another citizen of Tennessee, and endorsed to the plaintiff. The only questions in the cause were

1. Whether the court below had jurisdiction, and

2. Whether notice of protest was necessary to charge the endorser in this case. Judgment having been rendered against the defendant below, the cause was brought by writ of error to this Court.

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