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63 U.S. 246

Collins  v.  Thompson

THIS was an appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the southern district of Alabama.

It was a bill filed by Collins, to set aside certain agreements, upon the ground that he had been imposed upon and deceived by Thompson and the other defendants in error.

The facts are all stated in the opinion of the court.

The Circuit Court dismissed the bill, and Collins appealed to this court.

It was argued by Mr. Sewall for the appellant, and by Mr. Smith and Mr. Benjamin for the appellees.

The arguments of the counsel upon both sides were almost exclusively directed to the evidence, and how far it sustained the charges of fraud brought by Collins against Thompson and the other appellees. To apply these arguments, it would be necessary to give at least an abstract of the evidence, which would throw no light upon any general questions of law or equity. They are therefore passed over.

Mr. Justice NELSON delivered the opinion of the court.


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