Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Alpheus H. Snow, (with whom was Mr. John M. Butler on the brief,) for plaintiff in error.
Mr. Charles W. Smith, (with whom were Mr. Thomas B. Paxton, Mr. John W. Warrington, and Mr. John S. Duncan on the brief,) for defendant in error.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE BREWER, after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the court.
The Fidelity Bank did not purchase this draft from the plaintiff, and, although it acquired the mere legal title, never became its equitable owner. It received it as an agent, and the endorsement, "for collection, for German-American National Bank of Peoria, Illinois," was notice to it and every subsequent holder that it was forwarded simply for collection. Neither by the express terms...
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