Joseph R. Simpson v. John & William O'Brien

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Joseph R. Simpson v. John & William O'Brien
Case Date: 
1856
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Non-payment of Bank Note

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
15
Notes / Description: 

O'Brien brothers had agreed to pay $125 for Simpson's horse. Sale was on a Sunday and horse delivered to them. Simpson did not take O'Briens' note because it was Sabbath and def'ts agreed to come back another day to pay for the horse, which they never did. They held onto horse for unreasonable time without asking to return it to Simpson but then the horse died. Simpson sues for $130.98 in damages. Def't call for new trial, which is refused, and then they appeal.