Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of Chancery of New York Volume 4
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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...power of the defendant: And it must appear that the plaintifl' has an interest in the production of the papers, books, or instruments sought after. PETITION of the plaintifl's, stating that they, as assignees of Benjamin Gray, of Manchester, in England, a bankrupt, filed their bill against the defendant, as administratrix of William Renwic/r, late of the city of.New-York, deceased, for discovery and account of an unsettled copartnership, and the dealings between B. G. and W. R. as partners in trade. That the bill required the defendant to set forth all the books, papers, accounts, 800. relative to the matters of the bill, and such as have been burnt, or destroyed by her. That the defendant, in her answer, has not set forth such a list or schedule of the books, &c. though she, in her answer, makes frequent reference to the books, accounts, and papers of W. R., deceased; and alleges, that certain accounts and papers of W. R. were sent to England in 1815, and that many of them were destroyed by fire in 1817, though the answer does not distinguish which were sent to England, which were destroyed, and which are still in her possession. That no replication had been filed. The plaintiffs prayed for an order, that the defendant deposit, under oath, with an oflicer of this Court, all the books, papers, letters, accounts, memoranda, vouchers, and writings, as called for by the bill, as far as the same are in the possession or power of May ton. the defendant; and that the plaintiffs may cross-examine her touching the same, and may have leave to examine, take copies, and make extracts from the same. Wells, for the plaintiffs, in support of the petition. Henry, contra. The bill, filed February 2d, 1819, and the answer, filed September 13th, ...
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