Marcus D. Bearden v. Thomas Hanna & Robert W. Poindexter

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Marcus D. Bearden v. Thomas Hanna & Robert W. Poindexter
Case Date: 
1840
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Trespass

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
32
Notes / Description: 

Bearden, steam boat Captain of the Pennsylvania Steam Boat, agreed to haul a shipment of goods from New Orleans to Knoxville for Hanna & Poindexter. The steamboat sank during the trip. Hanna & Poindexter sued holding Bearden liable for the damage to their ship and the cargo, suing for trespass and damages of $15,000.