F. A. Auger v. W. G. Smith, et al

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
F. A. Auger v. W. G. Smith, et al
Case Date: 
1891
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land, Fraud

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
260
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On 27 July 1889 Auger sold to Smith 14 lots in Chattanooga for sum of $7000. In return Smith deeded to him 1335 acres in Jackson Co., MS for $4000. Deft. represented MS land as worth $3.00 per acre. Plntff. had not seen the land for himself at the time, but took deft. at his word. Upon visiting the land plntff. found it of poor quality & largely owned by other persons. He charged deft. with intentionally defrauding him of $3666.25, the difference between $4000 & land's true value (25 cents per acre).