Excerpt from The Law of Railroads in Pennsylvania, Vol. 2 of 2: Including the Law Relating to Street Railways
Company, wherein they averred their contract with the chief engineer of said company, their completion of the work under said contract, the ratification of said contract by the directors of said company and the resolution of said directors fixing the compensation of complainants. The bill further averred that the amount of said com pensation so fixed had not been paid complainants, and prayed for a decree ordering and directing such payment. A Copy of this bill was served on the company defendant, and a rule to plead filed. Defendant, however, did not appear, and the bill was accordingly taken pro confesso. A decree was entered fixing the sum due from the de fendant to complainants at in cash and in the defendant's capital stock, and it was ordered that the sum be paid to the complainants. This decree was entered January 5, 1858.
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