Peyton v. Robertson - 22 U.S. 527 (1822)
U.S. Supreme Court
Peyton v. Robertson, 22 U.S. 527 (1822)
Peyton v. Robertson
22 U.S. 527
In replevin, if it be of goods distrained for rent, the amount for which avowry is made is the value of the matter in controversy, and if the writ be issued to try the title to property, it is in the nature of detinue, and the value of the article replevied is the value of the matter in controversy so as to give jurisdiction to this Court upon a writ of error.