Sewall v. Haymaker
127 U.S. 719 (1888)

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Sewall v. Haymaker, 127 U.S. 719 (1888)

Sewall v. Haymaker

No. 244

Argued April 20, 1888

Decided May 14, 1888

127 U.S. 719

Syllabus

Under the statutes of Virginia which were in force in September, 1837, and equally under the statutes of Ohio which were in force at that time, a deed by husband and wife conveying land of the wife was inoperative to pass her title unless the husband, she having duly acknowledged the deed, signified his assent to the conveyance in her lifetime by an acknowledgment in the form prescribed by law.

Ejectment. Judgment for defendant. Plaintiffs sued out this writ of error. The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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