Contracts Keyed to Dawson
Thomason v. Bescher
J.C. and W.M. Becker (Defendants) signed and executed a writing under seal promising “in consideration of one dollar” to sell and convey a tract of timber to Thomason (Plaintiff) provided he demand the deed and convey $6,000 by August 18, 1917. The Plaintiff notified the Defendants that he would take the timber and pay the money, but the Defendants told him their “option” was withdrawn. Although the dollar recited in the agreement was not actually paid, the Plaintiff was ready and willing to pay the $6,000 at all times. The trial court awarded specific performance, and the Defendant appealed.
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