Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia Volume 15

Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia Volume 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...Price (now also dead) his executor, who took upon him self that oflice. The appellants in their bill claim the benefit of the mar-riage promise contained in W illiams Colaslv letter before mentioned; and also of a verbal promise which they allege to have been made by him to W zlliam Darracatt, brother to the lady whom Walter Cales the elder married, viz. that, if the marriage should take effect, he would give his son Walter, at the time of his marriage, his plantation in Gaoc/iland County, and sixteen or eighteen negroes, with the stock upon that plantation. The appellee, Walter Coles-, in his answer to this bill, says, that it may be true that Williams Co/es, his grandfather, did write such a letter as is set forth in the bill; but, for greater certainty, refers to such proof as the complainants can bring concerning the same. He has understood that the said letter was written at the instance of Mrs. Darraeott, his grandmother, and that the said Williams was induced to write it by information received from her, or from other relations of his mother, that her fortune was much more considerable than it was afterwards found to be. In various other parts of his answer he speaks of that letter, and of its operation and effect, in such a manner as appears to me to manifest no doubt of its having been actually written, as charged in the bill. He positively denies the verbal pro It will be proper to state, that, about six months after the commencement of this suit in the High Court of Chancery, the defendant, Walter Coles, instituted a suit in Chancery in Hanover County Court, against Mary Payne, then a widow, and the appellants, jfohn and Mary, her children, then infants, and others, the object of which was to set aside the will of Lucy Coles, .show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754085
  • 9781236754080