Court : US Supreme Court
Decided on : Jan-01-1856
..... in the same county and state, known and designated on the plats of the public surveys, and described and set out in the bill. sometime in the year 1836, the partnership of william page 60 u. s. 305 b. duncan & co. was, by mutual consent, dissolved, and the property, real and personal, belonging to the firm, including the purchases and entries ..... of these lands so sacrificed, a sum of money tendered to him much more than equal to the costs, with all the expenses incident to the judgment: when all these acts on the part of the appellant are adverted to, they impel irresistibly to the conclusion, that the gross inadequacy of consideration in the sale and purchase of these lands was ..... the land to be levied upon, the directions of the sheriff, and the preparation of the advertisements, all by himself, next insists upon the regularity and propriety of all these acts. he then proceeds to aver the performance of every page 60 u. s. 310 prerequisite of the law with respect to such sales. after enumerating these prerequisites in detail, he ..... been asserted, as a sort of amicus clerici, and with equal benevolence, or in order to remedy the ignorance and imbecility which, by way of justification of the appellant's acts, it is attempted to be shown, characterized the ministers of the law in that unfortunate locality, assumed to himself the power and the right not only of selecting the final .....Tag this Judgment!