Farrelly v. Woodfolk
THIS was an appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the eastern district of Arkansas, sitting in chancery.
The bill was filed by Woodfolk, a citizen of Tennessee, against the heirs and representatives of Frederic Notribe and others, for the purpose of obtaining a title to certain lands. The court decreed that the defendants should procure the legal extinguishment of the lien and encumbrance which existed upon the lands, and convey them to the complainant. The decree also contained a reference to a master, with the instructions which are stated in the opinion of the court. The defendants appealed to this court.
The case was submitted by Mr. Pike for the appellants, and Mr. Meigs for the appellee.
Mr. Justice WAYNE delivered the opinion of the court.