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Seymour v. Delancey
New York Court for the Trial of Impeachments and the Correction of Errors
6 Johns Ch. Rep. 222 (1822)
Thomas Ellison agreed to convey two farms to William Seymour (plaintiff) in exchange for an interest in two village lots. The farms totaled approximately 763 acres. Ellison died, and Seymour sued his heirs (defendants) and sought specific performance of the agreement. Ellison’s heirs alleged that the value of the village lots were grossly inadequate compared to the value of the farm lots. The trial court determined that the farm lots were at least twice as valuable as the village lots and denied the request for specific performance. Seymour appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Sudam, J.)
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