James T. Ruoff v. M. M. Gaines et al.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
James T. Ruoff v. M. M. Gaines et al.
Case Date: 
1856
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Non-payment of Goods/ Wages/ Service

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
51
Notes / Description: 

Case starts on page 5, missing earlier pages. Appears Ruoff sued Gaines et al. over defendants' failure to pay balance ($783.16) owed for corn. Defendants claim corn was slightly damaged, but Ruoff claims it was their fault for keeping corn so long in low, wet cellar. Gaines & Co. had shipped 245 sacks of the corn to Atlanta Mills who declined to received anymore due to corn's bad condition. Dispute over settling the account between Gaines and Ruoff.