Bautz & Bourne v. C. Austin & others

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Bautz & Bourne v. C. Austin & others
Case Date: 
1877
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
90
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Case involves suspicious goings-on in a land sale made during the Civil War (Confederate money). Defendants: Clisbe Austin, F. H. Austin, and James A. McKinney. Plaintiffs: Thomas S. Bautz and Edward S. Bourne. In 1862 Clisbe Austin purchased of C. J. McKinney 80-100 acres of prime land. Purchase was made in Confederate money. John A. McKinney sued for the recovery of the land, saying that his brother never had title.