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Brantly's annotated Bland's Reports, Chancery Court 1809-1832
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passing any law impairing the obligation of contracts. Watkins v.

Worthington, 486.
3. As to proof of the nature of the contract; whether the deceased was

principal or surety; or the insolvency of a co-obligor. Ib.

1. A corporation can only be called on to answer by its proper name.
Binney's Case, 95.

2. All corporations are subject to a visitatorial power; or to some legal
control. Ib.

3. In general, a corporation may alien all, or any of its property at pleas-
ure. Ib.

4. The clause of the Act incorporating The Farmers' Bank of Maryland,
which declares that all debts actually due to the company by a stock-
holder offering to transfer, must be discharged before such transfer
shall be made, gives to the bank a mortgage or pledge of such stock.
Farmers Bank's Case, 378.

5. The bank, as a mortgagee, may sell such stock without suit; but if it
fails or refuses to do so, on a bill filed by the administrator of the
deceased stockholder, it may be ordered to be sold. Ib.




1. The Court of Chancery cannot revise or reform a judgment of a Court
of common law in any way whatever. Ellicott v. Welch, 228.

2. Courts of equity, having concurrent jurisdiction, should not be
brought into collision; how such collisions may be avoided. Brown
v. Wallace, 557.


1. The rule is, that a voluntary conveyance must be deemed void, as
against creditors, where the grantor could not, at the time, have
withdrawn the amount from his estate, without hazard to his credi-
tors, or materially lessening their prospects of payment. Kipp v.
Hanna, 22.

2. None but those who were creditors, at the time, can sue to have a
voluntary conveyance set aside as fraudulent. Ib.

3. When such a conveyance has been so vacated, then all other creditors
may come in for satisfaction, in full, or in due proportion. Ib.

4. The holders of property under a fraudulent conveyance, accountable
for the rents and profits of it, from the time it was so unjustly with-
held from the creditors. Ib.
5. In a creditors' suit, the decree for a sale establishes the plaintiff's

claim; unless it be otherwise declared; except as regards a fraud not
put in issue and decided on by such decree. Welch v. Stewart, 32.

6, In a creditor's suit the Statute of Limitations continues to run against
a creditor who comes in, before or under the decree, until he files his
petition or the voucher of his claim; but no one can rely on the
statute against a claim, after any act done, or sanctioned by him,


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