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A Breach of Promise Case

At the BiririinarHam Assizeia, on March

25, i before^ Baron! Huddleafcori/ Frances Jennie Day recovered £2500 from Morris Roberts for breach of promise of mar* riage. 7 The Mai lasted three dam and disclosed, some etartlii^f' factß.i: iTlie defendant, who was formerly a pugilist, is a well-khowau publican of and 'a man of means.' iThey«ngu]aHty.,of the case >as that it ■was an action for breach of promise against a married man, Roberts wasr-liyjngv■japarjb^from. his wife, and the' allegation T?y the" plaintiff was that she-waspled; byj the;; defendant to believe that his .first y e' was dead. She then'married him.^ Inlthe course of time defendant treated her with violence, and 1 finally she hadTto'_sieek pSnshirelfcif. The , defence" &■■ dekifil thkt# plaintiff was led to believe that defendant's wife was dead, *tnd:it 'wasl asserted that he made no representation by which she was de-

ceived; Li theibox'fthe defendant made a number of-serious*'allegations^ against the plaintiff. V The^ jurj^ .djvided the damages •as follows :*-£yEsreach of; promise, £700; for the fraudjwhiCh prevented the plaintiff from disooveringi or -ascertaining her rights, yglOOO: for tfte'assauft; £700; and for slander, £10Q.f*" ol:-l-s>$, :

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A Breach of Promise Case, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2438, 30 May 1890

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A Breach of Promise Case Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2438, 30 May 1890

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