Maine Reports; Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine Volume 63

Maine Reports; Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine Volume 63

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...these examinations the defendant professed himself unable, by reason of ill-health, to accompany them over the ground, but stated, in reply to inquiries about the boundaries, that if they kept between the fence and the creek they could not get off his land. The plaintifi"s uncle wrote the conveyance bfveen these parties, and, in obtaining the description, asked if the bounds stated orally, and contained in old deeds brought forward by Mr. Plaisted, included all the land they had been over, and all between the creek and the fence, and Mr. Plaisted replied that it did, and more too, because there was a heater piece down by the creek which was outside the fence. Between the creek and the fence, as it then stood, was a parcel of land, called "the Hooper lot," for which the defendant had bargained, and paid the price, bi' had taken the note of the owner instead of a deed, saying that, as he (Plaisted) proposed to sell his farm, it would be as well for Mr. Hooper to make a deed direct to Plaisted's vendee, then take up his note; and Hooper had once executed such a conveyance, at Plaisted's request, but it was not used, owing to a failure to complete the sale of the farm. This lot, of course, was not specified in the old deeds by which Plaisted took title, and which he furnished to the scrivener as containing the data for a. proper description of the estate to be conveyed. The defendant denied using the language attributed to him, but said he directed the plaintifi and his relatives to follow the fence down to the creek, and that he referred to an old fence, different from that to which the plaintiff supposed the land extended. This old fence had long fallen into decay, and its ruins were covered up with more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236982916
  • 9781236982919