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House. Select Comm. on Petition of William Vans. Report, 1831
House No. 31 A Select Committee of five men sent in a statement of facts relative to a petition to waive the statute of limitations on an estate.
Vans, of Paris, France, was owed a substantial sum, paperwork signed in 1800, by John Codman of Massachusetts. Codman returned home and died in 1803.
In 1809, Vans came to Massachusetts and was not happy that he was barred from recovery from the estate by the statute. He sued anyway, but the case
was not heard until 1829, and, of course, he lost. The Committee basically did not know what to do. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title
originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   The committee, to whom was referred the petition of William Vans, praying the Legislature so far to suspend the statute of limitations as to permit him to come into court and maintain an action against Stephen Codman executor on the estate of John Codman, late of Boston, who died in May 1803, and administrator on the estate of Richard Codman, late of Boston, who died in January 1806, ask leave to report a statement of facts ...
OCLC Number:   1394868573
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