Crews v. Brewer
86 U.S. 70 (1873)

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Crews v. Brewer, 86 U.S. 19 Wall. 70 70 (1873)

Crews v. Brewer

86 U.S. (19 Wall.) 70

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR

THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

Syllabus

The doctrine of the preceding case reaffirmed. Declared further, and in explanation, that a mere report of the evidence is not such a special finding or authorized statement of the case as will allow this Court to pass upon the judgment given.

Complaint was made by the plaintiff that the defendant,

Page 86 U. S. 71

at the time and place mentioned in the declaration, broke and entered the plaintiff's close therein described and ejected him from the premises, and that the defendant still unlawfully withholds the possession of the same from the plaintiff, and the plaintiff avers that he claims title to the land in fee, and that the same is worth $5,000. Service was made and the defendant appeared and pleaded that he was not guilty of unlawfully withholding the premises claimed by the plaintiff in the manner and form as alleged in the declaration. Issue was joined by the plaintiff, but the parties subsequently appeared and waived a jury and submitted the issue to the court. Evidence was introduced on both sides, and the record states that

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