Leeds v. Marine Insurance Company of Alexandria
15 U.S. 380

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Leeds v. Marine Insurance Company of Alexandria, 15 U.S. 2 Wheat. 380 380 (1817)

Leeds v. Marine Insurance Company of Alexandria

15 U.S. (2 Wheat.) 380

Syllabus

The answer of one defendant to a bill in chancery cannot be used as evidence against his co-defendant, and the answer of an agent is not evidence against his principal nor are his admissions in pais, unless where they are a part of the res gesta.

Where a cause is set down for hearing on the bill, answer and exhibits, without other pleadings, the whole of the answer must be considered as true.

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