Harbert & Sally Newsom v. Patsey Dickinson, admr.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Harbert & Sally Newsom v. Patsey Dickinson, admr.
Case Date: 
1824
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Trust

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
11
Notes / Description: 

Suit was originally brought against Elias Maddox, exe. for Betsy Harding, Sally Newsom's mother; the Newsoms had intended to pay for their land with this money. Dickinson replaced Maddox as exe. Stated charge is "covenant broken to [plaintiffs'] damage." "Harbert" is sometimes spelled "Herbert"; "Elias" is sometimes "Ellis." Plaintiffs' statement is signed by John Catron, later a member of the U.S. Supreme Court during the Dred Scott decision.