Davis v. Patton, 1862
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This case is about slaves or slavery.

Year: 1862
Citation: 19 Md. 120
Jurisdiction: Maryland
People: Caroline Chase
Short Summary: Interpreting a law of 1842 that a slave could not vest title in a married woman without a deed executed by both her and the husband. A sale not performed under this law was passed by the jury because no excpetion was made of it. The Court of Appeals reversed the lower court's decision and madmitted the evidence becuase it involves the question of legal construction and effecto of distribution that deals with the question of whose right the allotment was made for.
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Full name: William W. Davis and Wife, vs. Matthew Patton
Court: Court of Appeals of Maryland

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