Waskey v. Chambers
224 U.S. 564 (1912)

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Waskey v. Chambers, 224 U.S. 564 (1912)

Waskey v. Chambers

No. 221

Argued April 23, 24, 1912

Decided May 13, 1912

224 U.S. 564

Syllabus

The word "conveyance," as used in § 98 of the Act of June 6, 1900, c. 786, 31 Stat. 321, 505, is not to be narrowly construed, but includes leases, as well as transfers in fee.

One, who, under a lease of a mine, enters on the property and expends money in developing it, gives a valuable consideration for the lease and is protected by the recording act.

A deed altered after acknowledgment and having only one witness is not entitled to registration under the recording act of June 6, 1900, and has no effect against persons without actual notice.

172 F. 73, reversed.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

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