Joseph Keeler v. James Baker

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Joseph Keeler v. James Baker
Case Date: 
1868
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Non-payment of Bank Note

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
419
Notes / Description: 

Keeler sold land to Baker who agreed to pay for the land in installments as well as help take care of Keeler who was growing old. Keeler claims Baker failed to make payments. Keeler also claims that Baker was cruel to him, laughing when he was in pain and lying to him. The case file mentions that Keeler may be senile as well as an alcoholic. Case file also notes that land doubled in value during the time of the arrangement.