CHENEY V. BACON.
(0&rcUU. Court of .Appea18, Eighth. Cirtnrito
UPBAL-AsSIGNMENTS. OF ElIROR,
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the·.Circuit .court of the. United States for the District of ...., ' . ' : PrentissD; OheDe)" and Annette Cheney forcolllplainant.
Oheney, ,for appellants. Samuel P. DavidsGn,rfor appellee., , .:ijefQre CMioPWEiLL, Qjrcqjt J qdge, .,ll:nd Judges.
CALDWELL, Circuit Judge. This is a suit in equity, commenced by the complainant, Bacon, against the respondents, Cheney and wife, to compel the specific performance of a contract to convey a quarter section of land in"J'ohnson oounty, Neb. The' suit w8sbegun in the. state court, and removed to the circuit court by the respondents. The contract was byrCheney on the,2d day of March, 1880. It recites that he contracts, bargains, and agrees to sell the land (describing it) to the complainantat the price of$1,120, and that$200 of haa been paid, is 1'0' b(3 .p8id .in 10 aunual installments, each for. $92 andinte'rest,for which notes :were executed, whi.chare described inthe contract. . 'Q:p6n the payment of the purchase money and interest. in the time and manner provided, the respondent was to execute a deed conveying the 'land to the complainant. . The contract stipulated !'tbat no assignment of the premises or of this contract shall be valid unless with the Written9pnsent of the first party, and by indorsement of the assignment hereon." It was declared that time was the essence of the con.. that "no court 'shall relieve. the said second party from a failure to compl.rstrictly and literally with contractj" and, upon the failure to comply strictly: with his under the contract, IllJ. :his;J,ights thereund,er were to be forfeited. The bill alleges payment of money in the Rmaand manner J:>y the contract, and prays that the respondents be required to execute and deliver to complainant a deed ·for the The court below.entered a decree to the prayer of the bill. The proof the purchase money was paid, as alleged in the bill, and that the complainIl.Dt has been in possession of the land for a long time, and has made valimpr9;vements " thereon., ' ,The .answer, set - ;only this u.p , , , --1 ',1 ," ',, ." '.. ' . . . '.Chis. ,defWlIiant, .f!1rther answering, ayers the. fact tQ be thE! (l9mplaill8nt.:sOld a,n. S.fe.rred tb. e.. ts ,of ,poss.e.ssion to... the. land bill of §ompjaipt on Of 22d. day of · ., v.49F. no. 5'-20 '..J .. , .. , . . " ·
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A. D. 1882, to one D. M.Olar\'.; that. this did, on the 22d day of February, A. D. 1882, assigl1,trahsfer,'ii:nd delivetto the said D. M. Clark the contract in complainant's bill of complaint descri-bed; that the terms and forms of s!ft(fl'a8l!tgflmtlrit wijr8'triildEJ·'kribwll't1othis defendalM,'lihd his consent was obtained, as provided in said contract." rThe,only"tJ.ssigum.ent:Qt
m ent of the answer, and is'to the effecltbatBacon, the complaifiant,cannot because he a»signed the contract to the land to 'Cllirk. ·toPh'e1al3fRgntttent'of error isn<lt'well'founded iti!ftll(!lti l!'fhe testirtlimy shows the complainant did, at one time, desire to assign the oontract-to to"that:ceftectJi 'a'iidsent·;j't to 'Clark, and that· be'putllrl: respol\dentfofchil:l aWl0val,tlsTecflliredby but the'r'e-; Bpondent refused to approve the assignment, alldthereuponthe trnllsfer was abandoned, and the indorsement"to"i(tJlarkj;withlliis'conslmt, Btricken the t,o the ,',;.' \ , j ,.. TlWlle, bemlr& ei'l't'lr 'itt 1tli& oonrt. 'tlie same is" affirmed. :. ,J L
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