And yet its operations bad been such that the pecuniary interest of the great mass of the citizens of the State had become so blended with that of the State and both were so much identified with the fate of this institution, that its continued existence with its then powers and capacities, or its sudden destruction, would be alike disastrous to both!

State v. Curran, 7 Ark. 321 (Arkansas, July 1, 1851)

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