Maine Reports; Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine Volume 55

Maine Reports; Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine Volume 55

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...myself received the money of Gerry, at the different times the loans were made. Myers had never anything to do with it. I never had a cent security from Myers for any money that I loaned him, until he gave these notes secured by the consolidation bonds. Elbridge Gerry, the defendant, called for the defence, testificd: ----Sometime just prior to June, 1855, Holmes came into my oflice with John G. Myers, and introduced him to me. Myers stated at that time, that he wished to procure a loan of money, and desired me to assist him in procuring that loan of money; he wished to procure the loan of money upon a claim that he then had against the York & Cumberland Railroad. After conversing with him, I told him I was willing to assist him. and asked him what he desired me to do; he.requested me to go to Portsmouth and Boston and see if I could raise some money on this security. I went to Portsmouth and Boston for the purpose of trying to negotiate a loan for him. I failed to get any money, and frequently from that time to the 25th day of April, 1856, Myers, and Holmes for Myers, made application to me to assist them in some way to get some money. Finally, about the 25th day of April, 1856, Holmes and Myers, or Myers alone, came to me and made a very urgent request that I should do something by which they could obtain a small amount of money for the purpose of a railroad lawsuit, his lawsuit with the St. Andrews Railroad. The particulars were stated to me at the time, and they made the case a matter of such necessity, and Holmes so pressed the matter, as a friend of Myers, that I-understood it to be a great accommodation if they could get some money. Finally, I consented to in dorse a note for $500. I so told them that I would indorse a note for...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763610
  • 9781236763617