Albright v. Oyster
140 U.S. 493 (1891)

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Albright v. Oyster, 140 U.S. 493 (1891)

Albright v. Oyster

No. 133

Argued and submitted January 6, 1891

Decided May 25, 1891

140 U.S. 493

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI

Syllabus

This suit is brought to determine the legal effect of a will, and of a modifying contract in regard to it made by those interested. As "the whole question in the case is one of fact," the Court has "given the evidence a very careful examination," and, without determining the legal effect of the will or the contract, and proceeding on the real intention of the parties, which were fair to all interested, and have been acted upon and acquiesced in by everyone concerned for a long period, and deeming it for the interest of all concerned and of the community that litigation over this estate should cease, it makes a decree to effect those objects.

In equity. The case is stated in the opinion.

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