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Re Anthony, 1869

[bankruptcy]

Re Anthony

United States Consular Court, China
24 April 1869
Source: The North-China Herald, 1 May 1869

 

UNITED STATES CONSULAR COURT: IN BANKRUPTCY.

April 24th 1869

Before G.  F. SEWARD, Esq., Consul General.

In re GEORGE WASHINGTON ANTHONY.

Mr. Cheshire, Assignee, stated that as the available assets would not even pay the costs of court incurred on account of actions taken previous to the declaration of bankruptcy, the only object of the meeting was to examine the Bankrupt with reference to some goods in the possession of Fogg & Co., and which, according to Bankrupt's account belonged to the estate.  The Bankrupt stated that the goods, amounting in value to about $150, were given by him to Fogg & Co. in liquidation of Roman & Co.'s claim.

His HONOR said as Mr. Webb denied the statement of Mr. Anthony, he would leave it in Mr. Cheshire's hands to satisfy himself, and if he thought proper he might bring an action against Fogg & Co., for the amount; he however did not think that trhe amount could be recovered, as according to the Bankrupt's own statement he had given the goods as a security.

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