Taylor v. Longworth

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Taylor v. Longworth by Joseph Story
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United States Supreme Court

39 U.S. 172

Taylor  v.  Longworth

ON appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Ohio.

The appellee, Nicholas Longworth, brought a suit, by a bill in the Circuit Court of Ohio, for a specific performance of a contract made with James Taylor, for the sale, by Taylor to him, of a lot of ground in the city of Cincinnati. Afterwards, Thomas D. Carneal was made a party to the proceedings. The Circuit Court made a decree in favour of the complainants; and the defendant, James Taylor, prosecuted this appeal.

The facts of the case are stated fully in the opinion of the Court. It was submitted to the Court on orinted arguments, by Mr. Storer and Mr. Fox, for the appellant; and by Mr. Chase, for the appellees.

Mr. Justice STORY delivered the opinion of the Court.


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