Wanzer v. Truly
58 U.S. 584 (1854)

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Wanzer v. Truly, 58 U.S. 17 How. 584 584 (1854)

Wanzer v. Truly

58 U.S. (17 How.) 584

Syllabus

Where a promissory note was given in Mississippi for the purchase of slaves, the title of the vendor of which afterwards proved to be defective, but in the meantime a foreign creditor of the vendor had laid an attachment in the hands of the vendee for the amount of the promissory note, and obtained judgment against him as garnishee, the purchaser of the slaves should be credited upon the judgment against him, with the value of the slaves at the time when they were taken away from him, and the damages, costs, and expenses actually paid upon the decrees of the court of chancery in Mississippi.

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