Title

An Act to Restore Elizabeth Lamson to Her Law

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Document Type

Document

Publication Date

12-25-1786

Article Footnote

Article 2, footnote 284

Book Footnote

Chapter 10, footnote 6

Abstract

She (Lamson) was sued as admistratrix of her late husband’s estate for the balance due on a £50 note of hand after she had only been able to scrape together £27.15s. as a partial payment. She lost by default because the lawyer who was supposed to take care of it for her forgot about the matter.

Comments

In many situations, a legislative act was simply intended to relieve the litigant of the consequences of a procedural misfortune.

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