Date of Decision: 16 Jul 1771
Abstract: Andrew Farquhar, a shopkeeper in Edinburgh, owed money to defender John Angus, a merchant in Edinburgh. To satisfy this debt, Farquhar indorsed to Angus a bill payable by pursuer Thomas Manson. Farquhar later went bankrupt and was committed to prison. Manson now refuses to pay the bill and alleges that the transaction between Farquhar and Angus was "fraudulent and usurious." Manson argues, for example, that Angus sold goods to Farquhar at exorbitant profits. Angus denies this and maintains that Manson must pay the bill.
Subjects: Bankruptcy, Debt

Published Report

William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811),


Thomas Manson
John Angus

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Advocate for Defender:
Robert Blair
Lord Ordinary:
James Veitch, Lord Elliock