2 U.S. 214 (____)

2 Dall. 214

FOX's Lessee versus PALMER, et al.

Supreme Court of United States.

BY THE COURT: — A subscribing witness attests nothing but the sealing and delivery of the deed: The date is a matter which he does not attest, and to which he seldom attends. By the rules of the Common Law, the subscribing witnesses should be produced by the plaintiff to prove the execution of the deed; and surely it would be then competent to the defendant to cross-examine them, as to the real time of the delivery. But even if they were called to contradict their...

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