Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee Volume 144

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee Volume 144

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...the facts to which they testified. As to most of these facts they are corroborated by the testimony of witnesses in no way connected with Mr. Pritchett. We think it is sufiicient to say that Mr. Pritchett became demented in October, 1910, and that his condition gradually grew worse until his death in 1915. In 1912 he was placed in Oxford Retreat, a sanatorium for the insane, at Oxford, Ohio, for treatment, but his condition did not improve. He gradually 'grew worse until his death.-Mrs. Pritchett testified that when her husband was stricken in October, 191.0, she endeavored to keep his mental condition from becoming known, because of the embarrassment and humiliation that she and the other members of the family would feel to have his friends and acquaintances know of his demented condition; but we think the weight of the evidence shows that his mental condition, in the summer of 1911, and at the time of the sale, was apparent to those who came in contact with him; and that the defendant's officers, who negotiated the purchase of the stock in question, knew, or could have known by the exercise of ordinary diligence, his mental condition, and either knew, or could have known, that-he was mentally incapable of making a valid and binding contract. _ Both Mr. Plater and Mr. Palmer, who dealt with him in this stock transaction, testified that they did not know of his mental incapacity at the time they purchased the Pritchett v. Plater & 00. stock, and that ifhe were demented at that time his mental condition was not apparent or discernible. Their testimony is corroborated by that of other witnesses; but, as before stated, we think the weight of the evidence is with the complainant on this question. It results, therefore, that more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901940
  • 9781236901941