Reports of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri Volume 179

Reports of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri Volume 179

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...the sale that the taxes on this land were delinquent, and that the collector had instituted suit to enforce the State's lien. ' He testified as follows: " I never had any conversation with Mr. Renfro about who owned the lands until after the lands were stricken off to him." "I never offered to pay the taxes. " Defendant Renfro testified as follows: "I was present at the sale of the lands mentioned in plaintiff's petition, and bid on the same; being the highest bidder the lands were stricken off to me by the sheriff making the sale. At the time of the sale the plaintiff was also present and bid against me on said lands, 'he being the next highest bidder to me. During the bidding the plaintifi made no announcement that he had any interest in the lands, nor did he indicate in any way that he claimed any interest in the lands. After my purchase, however, he came to me, and said, 'You have got n0 title. I own the land and I am not a party to the Suit; I just let it sell to buy it in and beat the taxes.' I did not know that any one claimed any interest in the lands except the defendants in the execution. I was principally encouraged to bid by the brisk bidding of the plaintiff, and relied most confidentially upon his judgment, knowing that he had some experience as a real estate man and that he owned and had access to a set of abstract books. I was deceived by the plaintitf's bidding not knowing that he had claimed an interest. If he had disclosed it I should not have bid at all." Joseph Berner testified: "I was present at the sale of those lands and heard the plaintiff and defendant both bidding on the land; did not hear Spence say he owned the land until after the...show more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758579
  • 9781236758576