Ahl v. Johnson,
61 U.S. 511 (1857)

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Ahl v. Johnson, 61 U.S. 20 How. 511 511 (1857)

Ahl v. Johnson

61 U.S. (20 How.) 511


Where there was a contract for the sale of a lot of ground, partly on time, and the vendee entered into possession, and the vendor did not formally demand the payment of the balance when due, but merely said be was ready to make a deed when the money was paid, and after the time of payment had elapsed, the vendee made a tender of the sum due, which the vendor refused to receive, these and other circumstances show that time was not of the essence of the contract, and the vendee was entitled to relief upon a bill for a specific performance of the contract.

This was a bill filed by Ahl under the circumstances stated in the opinion of the Court.

Page 61 U. S. 512

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