Court : US Supreme Court
Decided on : Jan-01-1842
..... that holman & brown were merchants and that the carpenters who built the houses on the lands in dispute were sent out by the said brown; that brown & holman were in partnership as merchants, and that in carrying on their business, these buildings were used as storehouses, that brown resided in boston, and had never been in mobile, and that holman resided ..... the constitution, are cited to show a settled construction of that instrument. the defendants in error referred to reports by committees of the legislature which maintained the unconstitutionality of these acts. and it is asserted, and not contradicted, that since that report, under a conviction of its soundness, the legislature has passed no laws on the subject. a manuscript decision ..... opinion that the title bond in question constituted no defense in the above action. whether any title passed under the alabama statute is the last point to be considered. the act authorized the administratrix of the late oliver holman, resident in the city of boston, massachusetts, to sell, by nathaniel littlefield and gorham davenport, her attorneys in fact, the real ..... must lead to confusion and uncertainty. equitable and legal jurisdictions have been wisely separated, and the soundest maxims of jurisprudence require each to be exercised in its appropriate sphere. the act of the legislature of alabama which authorized sarah holman, resident in boston, the administratrix of oliver holman, to sell the estate of which holman died seized in the city .....Tag this Judgment!