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KIRKSEY V. KIRKSEY, Supreme Ct. of AL, 1845. 8 Ala. 131

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KIRKSEY V. KIRKSEY, Supreme Ct. of AL, 1845. 8 Ala. 131 History: Court awarded Plaintiff $200 Facts: Plaintiff was wife of Defendant’s brother, who died; when Defendant found out, he sent Plaintiff a letter saying for her and her children to go live w/him, 60 miles away; he put them up in a nice house, but 2 years later, moved them to a not-nice house, and subsequently, required her to leave Issue(s): Whether letter from Defendant to Plaintiff constituted consideration and a contract. Holding: Reversed Analysis: His offer was a mere gratuity


				
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