William Burlison v. John Burlison & Isaac Burlison

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
William Burlison v. John Burlison & Isaac Burlison
Case Date: 
1877
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land, Sale of

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
89
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Plaintiff & defendants were brothers. John sold a tract of land to William for 2 notes of $175 each ($350 total). After transaction, John moved to Illinois & left the notes w/ Isaac to collect money. William claimed to have paid both notes but then Isaac refused to produce &/or destroy the notes & he could not get the deed from John. William was illiterate while his brothers could read & write.