Conway's Executors and Devisees v. AlexanderAnnotate this Case
11 U.S. 218 (1812)
U.S. Supreme Court
Conway's Executors and Devisees v. Alexander, 11 U.S. 218 (1812)
Conway's Executors and Devisees v. Alexander
11 U.S. 218
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE DISTRICT
OF COLUMBIA FOR THE COUNTY OF ALEXANDRIA
If A advance money, to B. and B. thereupon convey land to trustees in trust to convey the same to A. in fee in case B. should fail to repay the money and interest on a certain day and if B. fail to repay the money on the day limited, and thereupon the trustees convey the land to A., B. has no equity of redemption.
Walter S. Alexander, the appellee, son and residuary devisee of Robert Alexander, deceased, filed his bill in equity against the executors and devisees of Richard Conway, deceased, to be permitted to redeem a certain tract of land which his father, Robert Alexander, had, in the year 1788, conveyed to certain trustees by a deed which the complainant contended was a mortgage, which land the trustees had conveyed to W. Lyles, who had conveyed the same to said Richard Conway. The deed was by indenture, dated March 20, 1788, between Robert Alexander of the first part, W. Lyles of the second part, and certain trustees of the third part, whereby Robert Alexander (after reciting his title to an undivided moiety of 400 acres of land, holden in common with Charles Alexander), in consideration of
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