Reports of Cases in Equity; Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals in Equity and Court of Errors of South Carolina

Reports of Cases in Equity; Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals in Equity and Court of Errors of South Carolina

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...to said real estate and their status as legitimate children and heirs of the mtestate. 3. Because the evidence before the master showed that the late Colonel Hunt managed the said real estate for the heirs of Jewell, who had entrusted him with the prosecution of their rights; and that the said Benjamin Jewell never assumed any authority, or exercised any trust, in respect to the real estate, except as one of the co-heirs of his deceased father. Il. That it appeared, from the evidence before the master, that the said Colonel Hunt claimed to appropriate all he had received in payment for his professional services, and f0! his advances, as the attorney of the distributees and heirsat-law of the intestate, who were as much concerned in the same as this defendant, and as well able to protect their interests; but that the importance of the litigation to the whole family was such that they were all in the'power of their said attorney. III. That, even if the defendant, Benjamin Jewell, could be held responsible, as administrator, for the rents of the real estate of his intestate, it appeared in evidence that all of the rents were received by Hunt & Shand, and their successor, Benjamin F. Hunt, who were lawyers, in good standing, and that the defendant, who was residing in another State, was justified in employing them as professional men, and could not be made responsible for the losses occasioned by any pretended defalcation of his attorneys, in the absence of fraudulent collusion, which is charged in the bill, but disproved by the evidence. IV. That there was no evidence before the master, in support of the charges of fraud against this defendant; that it was proved that he never received any of the rents of the real estate; and that there...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798104
  • 9781236798107