Edward Lawrence & wife Mary J. Lawrence v. Washington B. Hudson

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Edward Lawrence & wife Mary J. Lawrence v. Washington B. Hudson
Case Date: 
1872
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Injury and Damages

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
164
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The Lawrence's sued for $20,000 in damages for injuries Mary obtained while riding in an omnibus owned by Hudson. Hudson's bus carriage and horses had been left unattended with Mary inside, and the team ran away, turning over the carriage, causing Mary's leg and shoulder to be broken. Mary had hired Hudson's carriage to take her from Nashville to her home on Woodland Street in Edgefield. Testimony describes cultural landscape of area.