Johnson Minton v. John Matlock, exe. of Charles Matlock, dec.

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Johnson Minton v. John Matlock, exe. of Charles Matlock, dec.
Case Date: 
1845
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land and Title Dispute

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
24
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Minton (who is "illiterate & cannot read writing") bought land from Charles for $1,500 ($500 down & 2 $500 notes), & Charles executed title bond for land. Then Charles died & Minton discovered Reuben Faulkner (owner before Charles) had mortgage on land. Mortgage doc purported to be absolute deed but intended as mortgage. Minton informed John (executor) who said he would make sure Minton would have good title, but didn't do so & instead sued Minton on the notes. Minton sought equitable relief in Chancery.