2 U.S. 291 (____)

2 Dall. 291

HANNUM, et al. Plaintiffs in Error versus SPEAR, Defendant, in Error.

Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

The counsel for the plaintiff in Error (Lewis, E. Tilghman, M`Kean and Rofs).

The counsel for the defendant in Error (Ingersoll and Wilcocks).

THE COURT delivered their opinions, seriatim, to the following effect.

CHEW, President.

The question turns upon the power to fell lands, contained in the Will of Elizabeth Ring. If the power had been to sell for the payment of debts, I should incline to the opinion, that the purchaser held the lands discharged from the debts. It has been the constant usage (and usage is the best interpreter of the laws) to give, by...

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