Connecticut Reports; Proceedings in the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut Volume 19

Connecticut Reports; Proceedings in the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut Volume 19

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...there was a conversion; and that, with respect to the defendant Clark, he was a party to it, and indeed the principal actor in it; and' that itwssieflected, by his direct personal agency. Indeed, it has not'been strenuouslyinsisted, that he was notzproved" to be guilty, if'=a.conversion was sufliciently shown. Several intelligent and disinterestedwitnesses, who had the bestme-ans of I knowledge, ' their own ocular observation, testified," that he in the absence and without the consent, or even knowledge, of the plaintiff, personally took possession of the house of the plaintilf, which had been, down to that time, kept by him, as a public hotel and boarding-house, and of the barn belonging to it, and of the property in said buildings, of which it was conceded that the plaintiff was the owner, consisting principally of furniture and provisions suitable for such an establishment; setup and carried on therewith the same business, in his own name and on his own account; employed clerks and agents for that purpose; took 'down the sign of the plaintiff and substituted his own; used and consumed a portion of the property; mingled it with similar articlesrwhich he had occasion to procure for the concern; and, in his own name, also sold and disposed of the remainder, and appropriated the avails to his own sole use and benefit; and, in short, that, during the whole time, he treated the property, in all respects, as if it belonged only to himself. These witnesses, the import of whose testimony, and nearly its very language, has been given, were not only 'uneontradieted, but strongly corroborated, as to all the important facts stated by them, and as to several of them, by the admissions of the defendant Clark himself....show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799089
  • 9781236799081