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GLENN V. JOHNSON, 85 U. S. 476 (1873)

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Glenn v. Johnson, 85 U.S. 18 Wall. 476 476 (1873)

Glenn v. Johnson

85 U.S. (18 Wall.) 476


The personal acquisitions of a wife, in Georgia, being by statute of that state not subject to the debts of her husband, her separate earnings from her individual labor and business, carried on with his consent, cannot be reached by his assignees in bankruptcy.

Glenn and another, assignees in bankruptcy of George Johnson who, in 1868, in proceedings instituted on his own petition, had been declared a bankrupt by the District Court of Georgia, filed a bill in the court below against the said George, his wife, and a certain Flynn, trustee of the wife, to reach certain real property situated in the City of Atlanta, standing in the name of Flynn, as such trustee, and to subject it to the payment of his debts.

The court below dismissed the bill, and the assignees of the bankrupt took this appeal.

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