95 U.S. 200 (____)


Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. William L. Royall for the appellant.

Mr. Thomas J. Kirkpatrick, contra.

MR. JUSTICE FIELD delivered the opinion of the court.

This is a suit to enforce the specific performance of an agreement for the conveyance of certain lands in Virginia. It appears from the record that in 1846 one Sarah B. Preston, of Abingdon, in that State, died possessed of a large amount of real property, embracing the premises in controversy. By her last will and testament, which was duly probated, she made the following devise: —

"I give and devise...

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