Louisiana Reports; Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana Volume 29

Louisiana Reports; Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana Volume 29

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...between the same parties, for a similar demand, founded on the same contract of sale. i This is an action to recover two annual instalments of interest, amounting in all to twelve thousand dollars, which became due the lst January, I835-6, on the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, being the price of a. sugar plantation and slaves sold by General Wade Hampton to one Le Roy Pope, payable in twenty years, and drawing an annual interest in the mean time. The plaintiffs allege they are the widow in community and heirs of the late General Hampton, and that the defendant, Thomas Barrett, has purchased the premises from Pope, and assumed the original obligations and payments, by which the latter was bound. The defendant pleaded an exception to the plaintiffs' suit, in which he averred, that proceedings against him had been previously commenced by the ancestor of the plaintiffs, inhis lifetime, in the United States District Court, for the Eastern District of Louisiana, for the two first instalments of interest due on the same debt, to which he had made a real. and valid defence, which suit was still pending, and that he could not be required to answer to the present action, and which he prayed might be dismissed. General Hampton having died, and his heirs residing inthis state, brought the present suit, for the next instalments of interest, which became due in the state court, in January, 1836. The suit pending in the United States District Court, and pleaded as an exception to this, was commenced by General Hampton, in his lifetime, then a resident of South Carolina, on the I9th of April, I834, claiming the two first instalments of interest, on the contract of sale in question. The defendant, Barrett, in his answer, avers the land which...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835840
  • 9781236835840