U.S. Supreme Court
Peters v. Bowman, 98 U.S. 56 (1878)
Peters v. Bowman
98 U.S. 56
1. In a suit to enforce a lien for the purchase money, where there has been no fraud and no eviction, actual or constructive, the vendee or the party in possession of the lands under him cannot controvert the title of the vendor.
2. A party claiming the lands by an adverse title cannot be permitted to bring it forward and have it settled in that suit.
3. The vendee and those claiming under him must rely on the covenants of title in the deed of the vendor; if there be none, there is, in the absence of fraud, no redress.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.