Atlanta, Ga. W.R. Barrow, 1872. 15pp, stitched, light soil. Very Good.
Mitchell had conveyed about five square acres in Atlanta--between Alabama, Decatur, Loyd, and Pryor Streets-- to the State of Georgia. He also conveyed adjacent property, to be used exclusively for railroad purposes, to the Western and Atlantic Railroad. A land swap between the two donees resulted in the State's acquisition of the railroad property; it then ceased to be used for railroad purposes. Mitchell's heirs, represented by ex-Civil War Governor and future State Supreme Court Justice Joseph E. Brown, claimed the property had therefore reverted to them, the State having abandoned the specific use for which Mitchell had conveyed it.
Rebutting attacks on his integrity Brown details the history of the "long, tedious litigation," efforts to compromise it, and the justice of the final solution. "The injustice and wrong which have been charged in this transaction, exist only in the diseased imagination of persons controlled by passion, prejudice and vindictiveness towards the parties at interest."
Not in De Renne, Marke, Harv. Law Cat., Eberstadt, Decker. OCLC 15243782 [3 in GA, 1 at U MO] as of May 2017. Item #7637