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Memphis Gayoso Gas Company Lawsuit

Identifier: MS-1452
Abstract This transcription documents a series of lawsuits between the Memphis Gaslight Company and the Memphis Gayoso Gas Company between 1867 and 1872. On September 18, 1867, Thompson Dean of New York, principal shareholder in the Memphis Gaslight Company, sued the Memphis Gayoso Gas Company for infringing upon their exclusive right to supply gas to the city. In 1870, Special Chancellor Isham G. Harris heard and dismissed the case. In the same year, the Memphis Gayoso Gas Company sued Thompson Dean...
Dates: 1867 September 18-1872 June 27

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  • Subject: Memphis (Tenn.) -- History. X
  • Subject: Gas-lighting -- United States -- History. X