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. The case was that of Henry Farnam, administrator for the estate of Tuthill Hubbart,
Peter C. Brooks (9 Pickering 212). Hubbart and P. C. Brooks were partners in insurance
underwriting from 1794 to 1803. When Hubbart died in 1808, Brooks made a settlement
with his heirs. Now, after many years, the administrators of the Hubbart estate claimed
that the settlement had been fraudulent and brought suit to recover from one to two
hundred thousand dollars from Brooks. On 29 March 1830 the court held that Brooks’
original settlement should not be set aside but confirmed, allowing the Hubbart heirs,
however, to recover about four thousand dollars due to them because of a mistake in
the accounts. See JQA, Diary
, 26 June 1829.