18 Mo. 165 (Mo. 1853), Presbury v. Morris

Citation:18 Mo. 165
Opinion Judge:SCOTT, Judge.
Party Name:PRESBURY, Respondent, v. MORRIS, Appellant.
Attorney:H. N. Dedman, for appellant. J. T. Wise, for respondent.
Court:Supreme Court of Missouri

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18 Mo. 165 (Mo. 1853)

PRESBURY, Respondent,


MORRIS, Appellant.

Supreme Court of Missouri.

March Term, 1853

1. The supreme court will not interfere with a verdict on the ground that it is against the weight of evidence.

2. In the sale of a land warrant, there is an implied warranty that it is valid.

Appeal from St. Louis Law Commissioner's Court.

H. N. Dedman, for appellant.

I. The maxim caveat emptor is applicable, no fraud being charged against the defendant, nor any knowledge of the invalidity of the warrant.

II. There is no evidence whatever of the sale of the warrant by the defendant to the plaintiff.

J. T. Wise, for respondent.

I. There was an implied warranty that the warrant was valid, as a full price was paid. It turned out to be no warrant in fact, and entirely worthless. ( Jones v. Shaver, 6 Mo. 642; Ferguson v. Huston, 6 Mo. 407; 3 Brevard, 305.)

II. This court will not disturb the verdict on the ground that it was not warranted by the evidence.


SCOTT, Judge.

This was an action to recover the sum paid for a land warrant which afterwards turned out to be worthless, and was canceled by the department. After some evidence of the sale of the land warrant by the appellant to the respondent, the court was moved to instruct the jury that there was no evidence before them connecting the defendant with the sale of the land warrant to the plaintiff, nor was there any evidence that the warrant was assured to be valid. These instructions were refused and there was a verdict for the plaintiff.

1. This case falls within the class of those in which it has been so often held...

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