THIS case was brought up from the Supreme Court of Louisiana, by a writ of error issued under the twenty-fifth section of the Judiciary Act. It appeared from the record that the judgment of the Supreme Court of Louisiana was rendered on the 25th of October, 1843. The petition for the writ of error was addressed to the Honorable George Eustis, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana. It was thus indorsed.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Mr. Chief Justice Taney delivered the opinion of the court.
'A writ of error is allowed as prayed for, without prejudice. Security is required in the sum of five hundred dollars.
'GEORGE EUSTIS, Chief Justice, Monroe, West District.
'Supreme Court, Alexandria.
'Supreme Court, State of Louisiana.
JEHIEL BROOKS v. SAMUEL NORRIS, in error.
'Know all men by these presents, that we, Jehiel Brooks, of the District of Columbia, and B. J. Sage, of New Orleans, Louisiana, are held and firmly bound unto the above-named Samuel Norris, in the sum of five hundred dollars, to be paid to the said Samuel Norris, his executors or administrators. To which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and each of us, jointly and severally, and our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, firmly by these presents.
'Sealed with our seals, and dated this 19th day of October, A. D. 1848.
'Whereas the above-named Jehiel Brooks hath prosecuted a writ of error to the Supreme Court of the United States, to reverse the judgment rendered in the above-entitled suit ...