Edward E. Cox v. W. W. Gordon

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Edward E. Cox v. W. W. Gordon
Case Date: 
1877
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Debt Dispute

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
36
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Plaintiff rented land to Ellis McGuire, a black man, who gave a $225 note on Jan. 1873 promising to pay off the note when the 1873 cotton harvest was sold. On the way to the market, Dec. 23, 1873, the 4 bales of harvested cotton were attached by def who who had obtained a judgment against McGuire for the unpaid balance of $71.72 owed on the purchase of a horse during the spring of 1873. Plaintiff relieved the bales claiming delivery of the bales by McGuire. So, McGuire owned no bales for attachment.