Wilkins v. Ellett
108 U.S. 256 (1883)

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Wilkins v. Ellett, 108 U.S. 256 (1883)

Wilkins v. Ellett

Decided April 16, 1883

108 U.S. 256

Syllabus

When a debt due to a deceased person is voluntarily paid by the debtor at his own domicil in a state in which no administration has been taken out, and in which no creditors or next of kin reside, to an administrator appointed in another state, and the sum paid is inventoried and accounted for by him

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in that state, the payment is good as against an administrator afterwards appointed in the state in which the payment is made, although this is the domicil of the deceased.

The nature of the action and the facts appear in the opinion.

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