James Swagerty v. Nathan H. Stokely

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
James Swagerty v. Nathan H. Stokely
Case Date: 
1851
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Debt

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
22
Notes / Description: 

Defendant charged with "trespass in the case of assumpsit". Plaintiff sued defendant for $500 damages, charging that he has refused to repay $120. The problem arose from a horse race between Swagerty & Stokely that occurred in late July 1850 in which each man put up a $100 stake.