Wilson v. Garrison, (No. 10834.)

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of South Carolina
Writing for the CourtGARY
Citation110 S.E. 806
PartiesWILSON et al. v. GARRISON et al.
Docket Number(No. 10834.)
Decision Date27 February 1922

110 S.E. 806

WILSON et al.

(No. 10834.)

Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Feb. 27, 1922.

Appeal from Common Pleas Circuit Court of Anderson County; T. S. Sease, Judge.

Action by A. Z. Wilson and others against George Garrison and others. Judgment for defendants, and plaintiffs appeal. Reversed.

The complaint alleged in substance as follows:

That the defendant George Garrison, for value received, made and delivered to the Bank of Pendleton, on January 6, 1920, his certain promissory note, payable on November 1, 1920, for $480, and to secure payment of said note, the defendant George Garrison gave to the Bank of Pendleton a chattel mortgage on two mules, a wagon, buggy, cow, and two bales of good middling lint cotton, weighing 500 pounds each, whether already raised or to be grown thereafter by or under the said George Garri son, during the year 1920. upon the following described land, to wit: W. F. C. Owen, Pendleton township, state of South Carolina, county of Anderson.

That said chattel mortgage was duly recorded and for value assigned by the Bank of Pendleton in due course to plaintiffs, who are now the owners and holders thereof; that the defendant George Garrison has paid no part of said note and mortgage, but has surrendered possession of the mules, wagon, buggy, and cow described in said chattel mortgage, and that all of said chattels are insufficient to pay said mortgage debt.

That the cotton described in said mortgage is in the possession of the defendant W. F. C. Owen, who holds it, according to plaintiffs' information and belief, upon a junior mortgage, and refuses to deliver the same, although possession thereof has been demanded.

The complaint prays for the possession of said cotton and the sum of $100, as damages for withholding same.

The answer of the defendant George Garrison is in substance as follows:

For a first defense he alleged a general denial.

For a second defense he alleged that the personal property previously delivered to plaintiffs under said chattel mortgage was more than sufficient to pay the mortgage debt, and for that reason he pleaded full accord and satisfaction of said debt.

For a third defense he alleged that the chattel mortgage mentioned and described in the complaint is invalid and of no effect as a lien upon the crops therein mentioned because it failed properly to identify and describe the crops of cotton which it was meant to cover, as well as the time when said crops were to be raised or...

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