Missouri Appeal Reports Volume 23

Missouri Appeal Reports Volume 23

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...sold under administration. On consultation between the widow and the administrator it was mutually deemed best "for the interest of the estate that the stock be so retained, and not sold until the following March. The administrator furnished the hands to ca-'re for the stock, who were boarded by the widow on the farm. She was to have the use of the milk and butter produced by the cows. Nothing was said between the parties to this arrangement about any compensation to the widow on this account. During the time of her occupancy of the dwelling house she had some repairs made thereon, for which she paid. In August, 1885, she duly presented for allowance against the estate a claim for the board of the hands during the time the stock were kept on the farm, for pasturage, etc., used by the stock, and for the amount of said repairs, amounting in the aggregate to four_hundred and seventy-nine dollars. The probate court allowed this account, after deducting certain credits, for the sum of $286.45. The administrator appealed to the circuit court, where on trial de nooo, the claimant again prevailed, and had judgment for two hundred and eighty-six dollars, from whichjthe administrator prosecutes this writ of error. I. The first observation, suggested by the admitted facts, is, that none of the acts in question were done under the sanction or order of the probate court. As to the item of the account for repairs to the dwelling house, it is conceded there was no order of the court authorizing it to be done, and that it should be excluded. Vhile the instructions, as shown by the bill of exceptions, would indicate that the court, sitting as a jury, held that this item was allowable, the phraseology of the judgment itself clearly indicates that the...show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743644
  • 9781236743640