James Madison Papers

James and Dolley P. Madison v. Edward Heston, 10 January 1797 (Abstract)

§ James and Dolley P. Madison v. Edward Heston

10 January 1797, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Dolley Madison and JM brought suit against Edward Heston to recover costs incurred by Dolley Madison and the late John Todd for nursing and burying Heston’s son, Isaac, in 1793. The plaintiffs abandoned the cause and agreed to a nonsuit.

Ms (InU). 3 pp. Notes on the case taken by Jonathan Williams, who was associate judge of the court of common pleas in Philadelphia (Pa. Mag. Hist. and Biog., 48 [1924]: 284).

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