Cases argued and decided in the Supreme Court of Texas, during the latter part of the Tyler term, 1874, and the first part of the Galveston term, 1875. Volume 42. Page: 118
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118 HUGHES v. ROPER. [Tyler Term,
Statement of the case.
them, the said William P. Hughes and Reece Iluglhs, jr.
all my live stock, to wit: * * * except my
saddle pony, claimed by me.
"In testimony whereof, I hereunto sign my name and
affix my seal scroll, being used as seal this 13th day of
August, A. D. 1870.
"REECE HUGHES. [SEAL.]
"JNO. T. MOSLEY,
Defendant, Roper, answered, that pending the suit by
Roper against Reece Hughes, sen., for a large amount of
money for cotton sold, hire of negroes, work and labor
done, Reece Hughes, sen., for the purpose of hindering,
delaying, and defeating his creditors in the collection of
his just debts, had conveyed all his lands and other property,
worth $100,000, to the plaintiffs, including the lands
levied on; that the suit so pending against Reece Iughes,
sen., was instituted to the November term, 1860, and was
prosecuted to final judgment November, 1870, for $1,997,
gold, and costs, under which judgment the levy sought to
be enjoined was issued; that the plaintiffs were, at the date
of the deed to them, very young and without means, save
as furnished them by their father, Reece iHughes, sen., and
that they well knew of Roper's claim; that the conveyance
was void as against his (Roper's) debt, and as to him
McKenna, the sheriff, answered, that in default of a levy
furnished by Reece Hughes, sen., defendant in execution,
the land levied on had been pointed out to him by the
attorney of Roper, plaintiff in execution.
By amendment, plaintiff averred that that purchase was
on 13th August, 1870, prior to the judgment against their
vendor, which was rendered November, 1870; that plaintiffs
and Howell R. Hughes, one of the minors, were
children of Reece Hughes, sen., by his first wife, who,
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Texas. Supreme Court. Cases argued and decided in the Supreme Court of Texas, during the latter part of the Tyler term, 1874, and the first part of the Galveston term, 1875. Volume 42., book, 1881; St. Louis, Mo.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28531/m1/126/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .