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Seavey v. Drake
Supreme Court of New Hampshire
62 N.H. 393 (1882)
Shadrach Seavey (Shadrach) orally gave a tract of land to his son (Seavey) (plaintiff) and promised to later give him the deed. Subsequently, Seavey took possession of the land, paid all taxes on it, built a house, barn, and stable, and made other improvements upon the land. Shadrach died testate never having giving Seavey the deed and Seavey sued Shadrach’s estate (defendants) for the deed. The defendants moved to dismiss the complaint.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Smith, J.)
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