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Caldwell v. Cline
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In a letter dated January 29, 1929, W.D. Cline (Defendant) offered to give W.H. Caldwell (Plaintiff) $6,000.00 and a deed to his land on the Indian creek in exchange for Plaintiff’s farmland. The letter stated that Plaintiff had eight days to accept or reject the offer. Plaintiff received the letter on February 2, 1929. On February 8, 1929, Plaintiff wired his acceptance of the offer to Defendant. Defendant received the acceptance on February 9, 1929. Defendant refused to perform under the contract and Plaintiff sued for specific performance. Defendant moved to dismiss the suit and the lower court granted his motion. Plaintiff appealed.
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