Ware v. Galveston City Company
111 U.S. 170 (1884)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Ware v. Galveston City Company, 111 U.S. 170 (1884)

Ware v. Galveston City Company

Argued March 19, 1884

Decided March 31, 1884

111 U.S. 170

Syllabus

If one deals with an agent as principal and the right of action against the agent becomes barred by the statute of limitations, it is also barred against the principal unless circumstances of equity are shown to prevent the operation of the statute or unless it appears that there was fraud in the concealment of the agency.

Page 111 U. S. 171

The circumstances of this case disclose no trust in favor of the complainants.

The heir at law of a deceased person is not the proper party to enforce an alleged trust in personal property made for the benefit of the deceased.

The facts making the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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