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Wood v. Boynton
Citation:64 Wis. 265, 25 N.W. 42 (1885).
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Plaintiff went to defendants’ jewelry store to have a pin mended in September or October of 1883. While at the store she asked Mr. Boynton to look at a small stone that she had and tell her what it was. Plaintiff had been previously told the stone was a topaz. Mr. Boynton responded that it might be a topaz and he would buy it from her for $1. Plaintiff kept the stone, but desperately needed money in December 1883 and went back to Mr. Boynton asking if he would still buy the stone for $1. It was later determined the stone was an uncut diamond worth approximately $1,000. When the plaintiff learned about the true nature of the stone she tendered the defendants $1.10 and demanded the stone returned, which they refused.
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