Waples v. United States,
110 U.S. 630 (1884)

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Waples v. United States, 110 U.S. 630 (1884)

Waples v. United States

Argued January 2, 1884

Decided March 3, 1884

110 U.S. 630


In a sale under the Confiscation Act, of July 17, 1862, 12 Stat. 589, the purchaser is presumed to know that if the offender had no estate in the premises at the time of seizure, nothing passed to the United States by decree or to him by purchase, and general language of description in his deed will not operate as a warranty or affect this presumption, and this rule prevails as to the United States, although a different rule may prevail in the state where the property is situated as to judicial sales under state laws.

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