KNOX VS. LEE
\nˈɒks vˌiːˈɛs], \nˈɒks vˌiːˈɛs], \n_ˈɒ_k_s v_ˌiː__ˈɛ_s]\
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a legal-tender case brought before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1870 by writ of error from the Circuit Court of Texas. A flock of sheep, belonging to Mrs. Lee, of Pennsylvania, had been seized by the Confederate authorities and sold to Knox for Confederate money. Mrs. Lee brought suit for recovery and demanded payment in gold or silver, though at the time of the sale greenbacks were deemed legal tender. The defendant objected and the court sustained the objection, saying there was no difference in value in law between the two. Judgment was found for the plaintiff and was confirmed by the Supreme Court of the United States. This decision overruled in part that given in the case of Hepburn vs. Griswold.
By John Franklin Jameson
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