Pendleton & Webb v. Wambersie
8 U.S. 73

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Pendleton & Webb v. Wambersie, 8 U.S. 4 Cranch 73 73 (1807)

Pendleton & Webb v. Wambersie

8 U.S. (4 Cranch) 73




In this case it was decided that an assignee of an assignee of a co-partner in a joint purchase and sale of lands may sustain a bill in equity against the other co-partners and the agent of the concern to compel a discovery of the quantity purchased and sold, and for an account and distribution of the proceeds.

Error to the Circuit Court for the District of Georgia, in a suit in equity, in which Pendleton and Webb were complainants against Emanuel Wambersie, James Seagrove, and the representative of James Armstrong, Jacob Weed, and Henry Osborne were defendants.

The bill stated that Henry Osborne, Jacob Weed, James Armstrong, James Seagrove, and the complainant John Webb, on 22 December, 1786, entered into an agreement with each other under seal to procure lands on their joint account in the State of Georgia to an amount not exceeding 200,000 acres at

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their joint expense and for their joint benefit. That grants were obtained for about 165,000 acres. That Webb by deed transferred all his right to the lands and contract to John McQueen in consideration of

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