Reports of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri Volume 59

Reports of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri Volume 59

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...for Plaintifi in Error. W. Patrick, for Defendant in Error. NAP'PON, Judge, delivered the opinion of the court. This was a suit for $50, before a justice, where the plaintifi got a judgment, but on appeal to the Circuit Court, the court, on the evidence, found for defendant, and there would be no question for this court to decide, had not the Circuit Court refused an instruction asked for the plaintiff. The facts were that the plaintiff and defendant agreed upon a sale and purchase of a lot in the city of St. Louis, at a price named, and plaintifi paid the defendant $50 to bind the bargain. But upon their subsequent meeting at the office of a real estate agent, and a tender of a deed by defendant, the plaintifi declined to receive it, because it conveyed the lot subject to the taxes of 1872. In other respects the deed was conceded to be just such a one as he had contracted for. The plaintifi swore on the trial that he (as purchaser) was to have a title exempt from all taxes; and the defendant swore that the agreement was that the taxes of 1872 were expressly excepted. There was some proof that the plaintiff's evidence, on the trial be fore the justice, did not exactly correspond with the statement in the Circuit Court, and therefore the Circuit Court, where the whole case was submitted without any jury, might very well have found as it did. But the plaintiff asked this instruction: "If the court believe from the evidence, that the plaintifi paid the sum of $50 to defendant, on account of a parol agreement for the purchase of land, the terms of which were and are in dispute be McDonald v. Lynch, et al. tween the parties, and are unsettled and not executed, then the plaintiff is entitled to recover saidsum of $50 so paid...".show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836499
  • 9781236836496