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Fletcher v. Peck
January 13, 1795 Land is deeded to The Georgia Company, The Georgia-Mississippi Company, The Tennessee Company and the Upper Mississippi Company under the corrupt Yazoo Act. Georgia Governor George Mathews signs the deed.
  Yazoo Land Fraud
  Fletcher v. Peck
August 22, 1795 During the Yazoo Land Fraud, James Gunn, Mathew M'Allister, George Walker, Zachariah Cox, Jacob Walburger, William Longstreet and Wade Hampton, by deed, convey a portion of the Georgia Company's land to James Greenleaf. Greenleaf's later sale of the land results in the landmark U. S. Supreme Court ruling, Fletcher v. Peck.
  James Gunn
  Yazoo Land Fraud
  Fletcher v. Peck
February 16, 1810 Chief Justice John Marshall in Fletcher vs. Peck renders Peck's title to land purchased during the Yazoo Land Fraud as valid
  Yazoo Land Fraud
  Fletcher v. Peck
March 16, 1810 Chief Justice John Marshall delivered the opinion in Fletcher V. Peck. The ruling rescinded an act of the Georgia legislature which revoked rights previously granted by contract.
  Fletcher v. Peck






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