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Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

1786

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An Act To Restore Elizabeth Lamson To Her Law Dec 1786

An Act To Restore Elizabeth Lamson To Her Law

Documents from Making Habeas Work: A Legal History (monograph)

She (Lamson) was sued as admistratrix of her late husband’s estate for the balance due on a £50 note of hand after she had only been able to scrape together £27.15s. as a partial payment. She lost by default because the lawyer who was supposed to take care of it for her forgot about the matter.


Judgments And Levies Of The Strafford County Court Of Common Pleas 1785 To 1790, At 112-15, Strafford County Courthouse, Dover, New Hampshire - Appeal - Tasker V. Sinkler Jun 1786

Judgments And Levies Of The Strafford County Court Of Common Pleas 1785 To 1790, At 112-15, Strafford County Courthouse, Dover, New Hampshire - Appeal - Tasker V. Sinkler

Documents from Making Habeas Work: A Legal History (monograph)

On Tasker’s appeal, where the action was tried for the first time, the jury awarded Sinkler £3 damages plus £13.9s.2d in costs.


An Act To Impower The Superior Court Of Judicature To Render Complete And Perfect Judgment For Damages And Costs In An Action Brought At Said Court By Zebulon Marsh Against Edward Hilton And To Award Execution Thereon Jan 1786

An Act To Impower The Superior Court Of Judicature To Render Complete And Perfect Judgment For Damages And Costs In An Action Brought At Said Court By Zebulon Marsh Against Edward Hilton And To Award Execution Thereon

Documents from Making Habeas Work: A Legal History (monograph)

… a statute enabling the court to perfect the prior judgment as may be “just and equitable ... notwithstanding any objections which have been or may be made thereto on account of said Judgment’s being incomplete or otherwise,”