Hopkirk v. Bell - 7 U.S. 454 (1806)


U.S. Supreme Court

Hopkirk v. Bell, 7 U.S. 3 Cranch 454 454 (1806)

Hopkirk v. Bell

7 U.S. (3 Cranch) 454

ON CERTIFICATE OF DIVISION OF OPINION AMONG THE JUDGES OF

THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT AND VIRGINIA DISTRICT

Syllabus

The treaty of peace between Great Britain and the United States prevents the operation of the act of limitations of Virginia upon British debts contracted before that treaty.

An agent for collecting of debts merely is not a factor within the meaning of the thirteenth section of that act.



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