Henry Harris v. J.W. Thornburgh

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Henry Harris v. J.W. Thornburgh
Case Date: 
1865
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Debt, Petition on

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
10
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Thornburgh executed $100 note in favor of Harris, who gave Confederate money (rebel money) for the note, which Thornburgh used to pay another debt & to pay a high price for medicine. Dispute over whether Confederate money qualified as consideration. Thornburgh argued no consideration for note, since Confederate money not recognized by law as money at all & had no legal value.