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78 U.S. 382

Edmondson  v.  Bloomshire

APPEAL from the Circuit Court for the Southern District of Ohio, in which court John Edmondson and Littleton Waddell in right of his wife Elizabeth, sister of the said John, filed a bill against Adam Bloomshire and others, to compel a conveyance of certain lands in Ohio, alleged to be in the possession of the defendants. The court below dismissed the bill, and the complainants appealed.

Both in the court below and here several interesting and difficult questions were raised; and fully and ably argued by Messrs. H. Stanberry and J. B. Baldwin, for the complainants, and Messrs. William Lawrence and J. W. Robinson, contra: [1]

But the case as passed on by the court avoided a decision on these, and placed the judgment on the meaning of a peculiar and badly expressed will, and certain facts which explained it. The case, therefore, presenting nothing of interest, the arguments of counsel upon the construction of the will and evidence are suppressed.

Mr. Justice CLIFFORD stated the case and delivered the opinion of the court.

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^1  See Appendix.

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