This Day In History: 1874-03-04
Jacob Dorems sued John Yoho for the non-payment of a $15 debt. Doremus had sold a horse with the understanding that if the horse lived for a year Yolo would pay the $15. When the year ended the horse was still alive but Yolo did not pay. The horse died two months later. Squire Christie gave a verdict of $15 for the plaintiff but since the defendant is destitute Doremus will probably never collect. The Judge had to brig the plaintiff’s lawyer Abner Bennet to order since two-thirds of his speech was in Latin which the court could not understand.