Railroad Reports Volume 21

Railroad Reports Volume 21

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...a railroad company has violated its contract to establish its depot on a person's land in consideration of his conveyance of depot grounds and right of way through the land, he may stand on the contract, and recover damages for its breach, instead of rescinding it. Appeal from circuit court. Claiborne county; W. K. McLaurin, Judge. _ _ Action by M. T. Baldwin and others against the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Company. From a judgment for plaintifis. defendant appeals. _ Affirmed. _ Appellees brought this suit in the circuit court of Claiborne county against appellant to recover damages for a breach of a contract to establish and maintain a depot on appellees' plantation. The contract sued on was entered into in I881 by and between W. T. Martin, the then president of the Natchez, Jackson & Columbus Railroad Company and L. N. Baldwin. now dead, who was the husband of Mrs. Baldwin, and the father of the other appellees. to build a town, and establish a depot on the plantation of said Baldwin. The contract was a conveyance in trust to said Martin of 125 acres of land to be laid off for a town, and 4 acres of it was to be conveyed by Martin, for depot purposes, to the said railroad company. The contract contained the following provisions: "That the said Baldwin, in consideration of the sum of ten dollars to him paid by said Martin, and the benefits to be derived by the said Baldwin from the building of the Natchez, Jackson & Columbus R. R. through his lands. and the benefits derived from the building of a town and depot on said Baldwin's Greenwood plantation, hath granted, " etc. It then makes the conveyance of the lands described therein, and then recites: "Upon the following conditions and...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236790855
  • 9781236790859