Sacramento Daily Union, 2 November 1857
A Legal Curiosity. — In a complaint filed in one of the San Francisco Courts, in a suit brought to recover damages from Wells, Fargo & Co., for injury received by a parcel of merchandise in transit from New York, there occurs a rare curiosity in the shape of special pleading. The complaint avers that ” the said merchandise became and is assaulted, injured and damaged,” and ” was jammed, rammed, crammed and damned with great violence against other merchandise,” by reason of which it ” became wetted, fractured and broken,” to the great damage of the plaintiffs!
Rather strong put,