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Stevenson v. Stewart
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
11 Pa. 307 (1849)
John Stewart (plaintiff) loaned money to Joseph Stevenson (defendant). A promissory note guaranteeing repayment of the loan was executed in July 1844. Later, Stewart brought an action to enforce the promissory note against Stevenson. However, Stevenson contended that his signature on the promissory note was forged. Further, a witness, John Cook, testified that he had loaned money to Stevenson in June 1844. The trial court admitted Cook’s testimony into evidence. Subsequently, the trial court ruled in favor of Stewart. Stevenson appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Bell, J.)
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