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Mills v. Wyman
Citation:20 Mass. 207 (1825)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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An action was brought to recover a compensation for the board, nursing, etc. of Levi Wyman, son of the defendant, from the 5th to the 20th of February 1821. Plaintiff then lived in Hartford, in Connecticut and defendant in Shrewbury. Levi Wyman, at the time when he services were rendered, was about 25 years of age and had long ceased to be a member of his father’s family. He was on his return from a voyage at sea, and being suddenly taken sick at Hartford, and being poor and in distress, was relieved by the plaintiff. On the 24th of February, after all the expenses has been incurred, the defendant wrote a letter to the plaintiff, promising to pay him such expenses. It is alleged that there was no consideration for this promise.
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