Hennequin v. ClewsAnnotate this Case
111 U.S. 676 (1884)
U.S. Supreme Court
Hennequin v. Clews, 111 U.S. 676 (1884)
Hennequin v. Clews
Argued March 13, 1884
Decided May 5, 1884
111 U.S. 676
One hypothecating, to secure a debt due from himself, securities which had been pledged to him to secure the obligation of another, and failing to return them when such obligations discharged does not thereby create a debt by fraud, or in a fiduciary capacity, which is exempted by $5117 Rev.Stat. from the operation of a discharge in bankruptcy.
In October, 1871, Henry Clews & Co. opened a line of credit on their London house of Clews, Habicht & Co., for
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