William C. Nelson v. The East Tennessee & Georgia Rail Road Company

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
William C. Nelson v. The East Tennessee & Georgia Rail Road Company
Case Date: 
1861
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Trespass and Damages

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
220
Notes / Description: 

The defendant made a promise to the plaintiff to deliver sixty thousand bushels of wheat to certain depots along their rail road line. The plaintiff believes the defendant attempted to defraud him because they later refused to carry and convey the wheat to the planned city of Dalton. Plaintiff sued for damages in the sum of $30,000.