Samuel McKenry/McKinry v. John W. Norton

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Samuel McKenry/McKinry v. John W. Norton
Case Date: 
1877
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Libel

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
35
Notes / Description: 

Plntff. McKenry states that on 23 Oct. 1875 the deft. maliciously published a "libel" in which he accused McKenry of stealing two mares worth about $50 each from him, & that the mares were later found in McKenry's possesion. The libel resulted in a warrant being issued for the plntff.'s arrest for the crime of larceny. The plntff. claims that the scandal has ruined his good name & demands $10,000 as recompense.