Hepburn & Dundas v. Auld
5 U.S. 321 (1803)

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Hepburn & Dundas v. Auld, 5 U.S. 1 Cranch 321 321 (1803)

Hepburn & Dundas v. Auld

5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 321

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It was agreed by B, the creditor of A, and A that he B would accept and receive an assignment of a contract entered into by G for the payment of $21,112 to A for lands "towards the discharge of his debt," the same to be ascertained by an award, and if the sum of $21,112 should exceed the amount of the award, that he B would pay the excess to his debtor A. By the award, the excess of the sum of $21,112, beyond the debt due by A to B, was ascertained to be

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