REYNOLDS V. ADDEN, 136 U. S. 348 (1890)

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Reynolds v. Adden, 136 U.S. 348 (1890)

Reynolds v. Adden

No. 153

Submitted December 10, 1889

Decided May 19, 1890

136 U.S. 348


J. H. A. resides in Reading in Massachusetts. J. A. his father, who had formerly resided there, removed to Lancaster in New Hampshire, of which he has since been a resident. The son becoming insolvent, the father became surety for one of his assignees, and for that purpose signed a bond in which he was described as of Reading. Held that, no one being prejudiced thereby, this did not estop the father in a suit in Louisiana between him and the assignee, involving a claim to property of the insolvent there, from showing that he was not a citizen of Massachusetts, but a citizen of New Hampshire.

In Louisiana, a transfer of the estate of an insolvent debtor by judicial operation is not binding upon the citizens and inhabitants of Louisiana or of any other state except the state in which the insolvent proceedings have taken place -- at least until the legal assignee has reduced the property to possession or done what is equivalent thereto.

In equity. Decree dismissing the bill. Plaintiff appealed. The case is stated in the opinion.


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