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Evidence Keyed to Park
Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York v. Hillman
Citation:145 U.S. 285 (1892)
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Actions by Sallie E. Hillman against two insurance companies to recover on policies on the life of her husband, John W. Hillman. The chief issue was whether a body found at Crooked Creek was that of the insured Hillman or, as contended by defendants, that of one Walters. To show that the body was that of Walters, defendants offered in evidence letters from Walters to his sister and finance which expressed his intention to leave Wichita and go with Hillman to Colorado, where Crooked Creek is located.
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