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University of Illinois v. Spalding

51 A. 731 (1901)

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University of Illinois v. Spalding

New Hampshire Supreme Court

51 A. 731 (1901)

Facts

Multiple parties (the parties) (plaintiffs) sued Solomon Spalding (defendant) to recover debt on a bond. The parties claimed that Spalding was listed as a surety on the bond. Spalding claimed that after the bond was signed, the name of one of the sureties was erased and another name was replaced. Spalding asserted that the name erased was not in his handwriting. At trial, Spalding sought to compare the erased writing on the bond to his handwriting. To that end, Spalding introduced stock certificates containing his signature. Both Spalding and the corporation’s treasurer testified that the certificates and signatures were authentic. The parties disputed the admissibility of the stock certificates.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Remick, J.)

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