Telfair v. Stead's Executors
6 U.S. 407 (1805)

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Telfair v. Stead's Executors, 6 U.S. 2 Cranch 407 407 (1805)

Telfair v. Stead's Executors

6 U.S. (2 Cranch) 407

Syllabus

The lands of a deceased debtor in Georgia are liable in equity for the payment of his debts without making the heir a party to the suit.

Writ of error to the Circuit Court of Georgia to reverse a decree on the chancery side of the circuit court rendered in favor of the defendants in error.

The defendants in error filed a bill in the circuit court against Telfair and others, executors of Rae and Somerville, for the recovery of a debt due to Stead, a British subject, on an account amounting to

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