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Subject: Indiana Supreme Court and Writ of Supersedeas?
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 1996 14:15:15 -0400
In 1863 Catherine Armstrong filed for divorce from George H. Armstrong, in
Wabash County, Indiana. George Armstrong later appealed the case to the
Indiana Supreme Court. My question concerns the below document, which was
filed in ALLEN County, Indiana. Is it concerning the same divorce case? Why
Allen Co., instead of Wabash Co.?
Nov? 23, 1863 - The State of Indiana, Supreme Court, Geo. H.
Catherine Armstrong. Appeal from the Circuit Court of ALLEN County. By
a Judge of the Supreme Court - Ordered that execution on, and all
proceedings on the judgement below be stayed for three years unless
otherwise ordered by this Court, as soon as the appellant shall have
executed bond according to law. S. E. Perkins, Judge Supreme Court.
Witness, John P. Jones, Clerk of said Court, and the seal thereof, at
Indianapolis, this 23 day of Nov?, A.D. 1863.
On Nov. 27, 1863 there is another document.
George H. Armstrong vs. Catherine Armstrong, Whit of Supersedeas. Wabash
Mem. The within writ shall not operate as a supersedeas until bond with
security, to be approved by the clerk of the Wabash CC in a sum sufficient to
include the debt, damages and costs shall have been executed by the appellant
or on their behalf, nor shall it so operate until said clerk shall indorse
hereon that such has been executed and approved as aforesaid John P. Hones,
Clerk, S.C. Filed Nov. 27, 1863.
Be it remebered that on the 4th day of december 1863, George H. Armstrong
executed his Bond, according to the Stature, with James Abbott as Surety
thereon, in the case of Catherine Armstrong against George Armstrong which
bond accepted and approved.
What does all of this mean.
Ronda Redden in Oklahoma City,