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Armory v. Delamirie
93 Eng. Rep. 664 (1722)
Armory (plaintiff), a chimney sweep, found a jewel in the course of his duties. He took the jewel to Delamirie (defendant), a goldsmith, for purposes of appraisal. Delamirie’s apprentice appropriated the jewel through deceit and refused to return it to Armory. Armory sued for the return of the jewel or for its value.
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