[ * ] Alexander J. Marshall v. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 
16 Howard 314 (1853)
Residence of R. R. Corporation Contracts to obtain legislation are void public policy.
A citizen of Virginia may sue the Baltimore and Ohio Railrod Company in the Circuit Court of the United States for Maryland, and an averment that the defendants are a body corporate, created by the Legislature of Maryland, is sufficient to give the court jurisdiction.
The constitutional privileges which a citizen of one state has to sue the citizens of another state in the federal courts cannot be taken away by the erection of the latter into a corporation by the laws of the state in which they live. The corporation itself may therefore be sued as such.